Originally Posted by Paradox me
I'm actually disappointed that then NGP is receiving such ridiculous hype over its hardware specs. Once again it's graphics, graphics, graphics, power, power, power, etc. Seems gamers only have a one-track mind these days. Heck, the PSP and DS already have a handful of games that far surpass a lot of console/PC games in terms of quality and fun.
I'm most impressed by the addition of a second analog stick and touch screen/stylus. Those are at least improvements on the gameplay front. I still can't shake my fear of a ridiculous price point to go along with the hardware though. It'll be interesting to see, considering the 3DS was lampooned for $250, which is the most I'll pay for a handheld.
Powerful hardware doesn't make a good game. The vast majority of my most memorable games being on older consoles is proof of that.
But it sure as heck increases the experience. Going from the GBA to DS blew my mind, but the 3DS just looks like a regular DS with retard-o-vision.
You know why I'm excited for NGP?Campagins. Now we will have free roam. Now we will have longer campaigns. Full length console campaign not short little ones. I'm tired of being short changed and while the DS wasn't that bad on that account, PSP was and it pissed me off. huge time Ratchet and Clank fan, the mini psp version PISSED ME OFF. it wa so short, since I got it years Ago I've probably beat it with everything over 9000 times. DS had some memorable stuff like the N64 game remakes but some games like Pokemon mystery dungeon? Atrocious. I remember one of my first games was nintendawgs and that was awesome. Played a few rts games on DS and they were alright, felt like they couldve been on GBA, like dragon ball z games on the DS, they were fun tourney style, but it didn't look like anything the GBA couldn't handle. List goes on.
PSP had its remakes too, like Mega Man X. MAN WAS IT GOOD. racing games sucked balls on it, shooters were super fun but everything looked like a bunch of polygons mashed together, as in the case with Stars Battlefront II (which btw is one hell of a game after 5 years still). I played both for the DS (2004-2009) and PSP (2005-2011), before owned the GBA AND THAT WAS PERFECT. oh gosh how I miss the GBA days.
Psone with the screen and car charger was also really cool, HAF that in my younger days.
But I'm looking forward to developers not short changing me. When I see a port from a console, I expect to VE just that, a port from a console, not some castrated, mutilated excuse of the original game. And I don't want some weird port either, just give me that darn console game. If I'd asked for a weird port. ID HAVE BOUGHT ONE INSTEAD.
So 3DS pisses me off because it's more of the same, seriously it's the DS with two stylus and a virtual boy in play. but NGP, hey hey my man, now were going places
That's why I love the hardware for the psp, better graphics but above all, devs not being so darn lazy. Now they don't have excuse to scale Down from their console games. They can basically take any game, reduce quality by a bit, and slap it on in, NGP can handle it.
Xbox 360 is what 300mil? For 720p? Theyd have to scale back by under 1/3 and the res is under 720p (but that's just scaling, my point is stuff doesn't look that bad in lower res. Case in point is crysis. Couldnt tell you the difference from when I tried it for fun on 800x600 whether I was using mega amounts of AA or not and when it was on medium or enthusiast).
NGP, please let devs not sit on their butts and be lazy.