Originally Posted by bd2003
I wonder though, for all the people who are still console only, do you feel like the PS4 has lived up to the hype? Like do you feel the PS4 was everything you wanted it to be? Or is it still a little disappointing but still feels like the better of two options?
As excited as I was when the PS4 first launched, the constant barrage of game delays and/or games releasing unfinished has left me with this simple answer: NO, IT HASN'T LIVED UP TO THE HYPE.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my PS4 for games. Well, the games that haven't been delayed or launched broken. As a gaming device, it works adequately. However, Sony has one of the most unreliable, wonky networks on the planet. Issues with their network that I had at launch I still have, such as messages not loading during games, friends lists appearing blank, etc. It seems that they still haven't figured out that people want access to that stuff quickly, not in 20 seconds. What's the use in setting aside RAM for the OS if things still take 20-30 seconds to load because a game is running in the background? Honestly, I feel like they haven't changed a damn thing server side since the PS3 launch. It just feels antiquated. I haven't used an XBOX One so I don't know if it's any better, but Live has always been more stable than PSN.
After a year on the market, I'm surprised there isn't that MUST HAVE game on either console. Sony really ramped up before launch, and even though I didn't buy into the hype all that much, that ramp up ultimately led to nothing. It just sort of fizzled out. For all they promised (still no suspend game feature while in standby?), they've been coasting along for a while now.
As for PC gaming? I don't think I'll be going back to it any time soon, mainly because once I start tweaking stuff, I never stop which ruins the enjoyment for me. I may build a rig near the end of the year for 3D animation/video editing that I could also use for the occasional PC game, but likely it will only see gaming use if a game I want launches on the PS4 completely broken.