Some recent and upcoming homebrew releases are exciting me far more than talk of Wii U, 'PS4' and the next Xbox.
I'm with you there. What is being accomplished with these retro systems is really impressive. Modern gaming isn't as inspiring.
Personally finding modern gaming is falling flat to the point where i've NO interest in adding another console to my collection.
Over the past few months i've played numerous games on PS3+360, with very mixed results, but 1 thing i've found with all of them, i've NO desire to play through them again once they are completed.
Achivements/trophies do nothing for me, but aside from that, i just have had it with the cinematic experience, let me play the damn game please.In no particular order, last few games played:
Lollipop Chainsaw (PS3), had some fun, but felt over-familar after Shadows Of The Damned.
Skyrim (360), played for an entire weekend, hoping it'd get going, but bored me to tears.Again, felt so familar after completing Oblivion, Shivering Isles, Fallout 3+All it's DLC.
Xcom (PS3), very good, whilst it lasted, but really Xcom:lite and again made more cinematic, so once it was over, put on the shelf, been there, done that.Where as PS1 Xcom, played and replayed so many times, setting up bases left, right and centre, going down the PSi route with my troops etc.
Max Payne 3 (360) Completed last night, THE most cut-scene heavy game i've played since MGS4, it went on far too long and became a chore 3/4 through and game glitched out once, crashed once, despite having latest patch installed.
Sure it looked great, pulled off all sort of fancy lighting FX etc, but felt so empty and i loved 1st 2 Max Payne games.
Since then? started getting into Xenophobe on Lynx-Game i'd previousily never bothered with and Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine on PSP.
Often find myself checking out the homebrew and Speccy+Atari versions of C64 games i loved etc on here, far more than gaming on the 2 consoles sat under TV.