Regardless of how many of us gamers there are, the media, and various fanboys/girls will feel compelled to consider the next 12 months a new and exciting console war.
As a hardcore gamer (no pun intended) I fully intend on purchasing all of the new systems, and therefore will not be a ravenous supporter of one or another system. I am in it for the good games. Therefore, I will refrain from the inevitable namecalling.
But in the interest of posting an interesting thread, I am curious to know how many of you feel the same way that I do. I am also interested in your favorite games for each console.
Mine are as follows:
PS2: DoDonPachi DOJ, Gradius V, Resident Evil 4, Neo Geo Battle Colliseum, and Devil May Cry
Xbox: Burnout Revenge, Timesplitters:FP, Metal Slug 3, and SVC Chaos
GCN: Ikaruga, Eternal Darkness, Mega Man X Collection, Soul Calibur II, and Resident Evil 4
I'm extremely excited about the upcoming console war, especially for the Nintendo Revolution (or whatever the offical name will be). I'm excited for the games that can come out from creative developers with it's unique controller and the downloading old Nintendo game service isn't a bad idea either.
Xbox360's launch was kind of a let down for me, but I was surprised when I played Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. I had never played PGR2, so I never played the original, but this Xbox Live title was so addicting that it surprised me. I'm disappointed about the Xbox 360's (lack of) backward compatiblity. Pretty much every Xbox game I own doesn't work with Xbox 360, which to me is rather fustrating.
PS3 is such a graphical powerhouse that it scares me, although no game has me particularly interested in it. Well, maybe Biohazard 5, but that's it. The announcement of Warhawk makes me happy that Sony is bringing back some of their older properties, and makes me hopefully for other possible resurrections (Skyblazer would be a dream ;D) That boomerang controller has to go however.
Favorite for each current system? All right, here goes:
PS2: Every DDR, Fight Night Round 2, Kingdom Hearts, Katamari Damacy, and Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
Xbox: Every DDR, Jet Set Radio Future, Burnout Revenge, and Panzer Dragoon Saga
GCN: DDR: Mario Mix and Super Smash Brothers Melee