I was wondering which systems people think are the go to if they wanted to play a specific genre. I would like to consider a combination of quality and quantity. I only want to consider consoles for this question.
A couple that come to mind: Platformers - NES JRPGs - PS1
Back in the day I was pretty happy with my Dreamcast when it came to 2D fighting games: It's got pretty much all the Street Fighters you might want (all three versions of III, Alpha 3 with World Tour mode, Super 2 Turbo - the only one I miss is Alpha 2), Capcom vs SNK 1+2, Marvel vs Capcom 1+2, Guilty Gear X, Last Blade 2, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, even oddities like JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
Granted most of these are probably also on the PS2, but they looked a bit sharper on the DC.
I'd say Switch over Wii on this one, simply because Ring Fit Adventure is an excellent game that encourages continuous use whereas Wii Fit is a hindrance to an exercise routine that isn't any fun to use (imo of course).
Omma has covered most of this thread, though I'm taking it the line is drawn after ps2 in his post for the most part so I think more recent systems outshine older ones in some areas. I'm going to say:
Well, when it comes to traditional match-3 puzzle games or their variations, i'd go for the touchscreen devices.
Agreed - I wasn't particularly thinking of mobile when making this thread, more dedicated gaming platforms, so I'll give it to DS. Also on puzzlers, DS is particularly good at offerings appealing to those outside of the traditional video game audience such as Picross, Crosswords and Sudoku.
spanky - permanent eye damage for me goes to PSVR. Evidently strapping a screen to my face doesn't agree with me because after 10 minutes of use my eyes were bloodshot and strained for 2 days afterwards. It felt like they'd been clawed at honestly. Nothing a couple of days in a dark room didn't recuperate, however, I think I shall avoid that in future.
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I'd vote for PC-FX for that one. IFMV as a concept genre just doesn't have a long lasting appeal that's all. Philips CD-i was onother one i think that tried it and failed miserably.
Zounds! If there is one console that I've ever yet to experience, it's PC-FX. I've been tempted to jump into getting the console, but like all retro consoles, they've been appreciating in value quite rapidly recently.