What game would get you to buy a console?

Bravo25

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Pretty simple thread. Share a game or games that would get you to buy a console.

For me it is...

1. New Final Fantasy Tactics
2. Armored Core.
 
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SticKx911

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New/recent or in general?

I enjoy ratchet and clank, but not enough for a $400 console so I waited till ps4 came out to buy a ps3 and subsequent games. Will do the same for 4.

I’m wanting a switch for some of the exclusive titles, but not enough for the splurge just yet. Maybe when they’re around the $200 mark.

Other than that...I’m a star wars nerd so if there was something definitive and exclusive for a particular console that came out, I’d consider it.
 

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Almost any final fantasy, Zelda, Kingdom hearts. Xbox struggles to pull be in. I had a PS4 pro but sold it. Still rocking my switch.
 

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I bought a 3DS just to play Fire Emblem Awakening, and got hooked on Fire Emblem in general. Got the Switch just to get FE: Heroes. No regrets.
 

Bravo25

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I bought a 3DS just to play Fire Emblem Awakening, and got hooked on Fire Emblem in general. Got the Switch just to get FE: Heroes. No regrets.

I fell in love with Fire Emblem on the PSX. Haven't played any since tho.
 
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I don't think a game would get me to buy a cabinet or enclosure for electronic equipment or any other piece of furniture. :troll:
 

criccio

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An Xbox for the Halo: Master Chief Collection and a Switch for BotW. The later though I'm emulating quite nicely on Windows so no more Switch.
 

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I traded up on a PS4 from my PS3 at launch solely for anticipation of the next God of War game which I figured has to be soon.

So I lost access to my PS3 game library, controllers, Blu-ray remote etc.

~ Three years later —-

I haven’t bought a single retail game for PS4. And now it looks like the new God of War that is finally coming out isn’t even if the same genre/gameplay of the last GoW 3.

That was stupid. Don’t do that.
 

Kinsaras

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Uncharted and Last of Us series. New God of War and Spider-man looks amazing too. Want to get a Switch for the new Mario and Zelda but in no hurry.

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the best games I've played.
 

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Half-Life 3.... or because of this errant post in the wrong forum, I guess a Half-Life 3 table?
 

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Death Stranding
Bloodborne
Horizon Zero Dawn

These 3 make me want to get a PS4, but I still cannot bring myself to it for 3 games.

I suppose if something like Cyberpunk 2077 came to just a specific console, I would probably buy that console, because I know I would get a few hundred hours out of the game minimum.
 

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An Xbox for the Halo: Master Chief Collection

I did the same thing. I got my money's worth out of the collection but I never even finished Halo 5. I'm a big fan of the first four. In case it needs to be said, if they made Halo available on the PC I wouldn't bother with getting it on consoles. I got hooked on the series with Halo 1 when it was ported to PC. They did a good job with it from a graphics standpoint as it got better textures, etc. The performance wasn't great, but it was enjoyable anyway. Halo 2 was a trainwreck of a port which did so badly that future PC releases were out of the question. That's MS's fault as the game was barely made functional with no improvements what so ever. Its release also coincided with Games for Windows Live which was so fucking broken you couldn't get the game to work most of the time. At some point the game was a free download on Microsoft's website and I don't think it did well when it was offered for free either.

To be honest, a game's got to be pretty damn awesome or at least be part of a series I'm invested in to get me to buy a console. There are very few titles out there which would even make me consider a console, much less push me towards one.
 

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Hello Kitty Island Adventure HD Remaster Xbox One X Enhanced 120hz FreeSync with HDR and 16x AA
 

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Kingdom Hearts 3 for sure... Though at this point of waiting I'm sure I can wait longer.

I'd buy a Switch in a heartbeat if it had open game modding support. The thought of a modded Bethesda games on the go sounds quite appealing to me.

Modable Civilization for the Switch etc...
 
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Wrong forum, but that aside... it's a bit late to be asking me this question, as I have a fairly sizeable collection of consoles already, enough that I'll need some tall shelves just to hold them all.

-NES "toaster"/front-loader x2
-SNES 1CHIP x2
-Genesis Model 1 VA7 (I wish that wasn't the crappy mobo revision, but oh well)
-N64
-PS1 SCPH-1001 (with the RCA jacks on back, the one that audiophiles really like for some dumb reason)
-PSone
-Saturn Model 2 (round-button)
-GameCube (with digital video port)
-PS2 SCPH-50001 (would prefer a pair of SCPH-30001s with the FireWire/i.LINK port intact for some Time Crisis 2/3 co-op, but that'll have to come later)
-Xbox x2 (one 1.1, one 1.6)
-Wii (launch-era GameCube-compatible revision)
-PS3 CECHA01 (served as my PS2 'til I got the aforementioned PS2 for dirt cheap at a thrift store)
-Wii U

And as for handhelds...
-Game Boy Color
-Game Boy Advance SP AGS-101 (backlit)
-DS (original "phat" model)
-DS Lite
-PSP-2001 x2
-3DS (original)
-New 3DS XL (IPS top screen, just need an IPS bottom screen to match)
-Switch (which I generally use as more of a handheld than a console anyway)

Then there's that Commodore Amiga 500 I just imported, which despite being a home computer, frankly plays more like a console that runs off of floppy drives instead of ROM cartridges or CDs. You load the floppy, turn it on, and play. Game mods weren't much of a thing in the '80s/early '90s yet, either. Considering that it was originally conceived as a game console with inexpensive floppy media and low development costs, this isn't too surprising.

So with all of that said, why would I want all these consoles, even knowing full well that I can just emulate most of 'em on my PC without much fuss?
-Nintendo exclusives in general. They know full well that they have their own killer apps to sell their hardware, Breath of the Wild just being one of the more recent examples.
-For the original Xbox, Steel Battalion. That was a game that fits PC sensibilities more than anything (MechWarrior, Earthsiege/Starsiege, Shattered Steel, Young's Modulus, etc.), and there it is, exclusive to a console with a specially-designed controller, while also playing distinctly enough to stand out from all the other games in the mecha genre. That game alone is worth owning an original Xbox for, and other games that haven't been ported yet like Jet Set Radio Future, Panzer Dragoon Orta and Metal Wolf Chaos are just icing on the cake. Just gotta figure out where the Line of Contact community went over the years, and if they moved to Xlink Kai already.
-There's the occasional multiplatform game that, bafflingly, hits all the consoles, but not the PC. TimeSplitters 2/Future Perfect and Burnout 3 all shoot to mind.

Note that I get most of my consoles when they're cheap and generally near the end of their lifespan, though - barring the Nintendo ones that are generally Christmas gifts within a year of launch, anyway.
 

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None.

Between PS Now and Xbox stuff being on Windows there really is no reason to get a console anymore.
 

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I don't think a single game can woo me anymore, I need a multiplicity of exclusives to woo me to a console. Or hype (which is how my PS4 got me).
 

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Super Smash Bros Melee (Gamecube). This is my all time favorite fighting game that I still play today.

I bought a Nintendo Switch recently in hopes that the new Smash Bros would be just as good as Melee.
 

Bravo25

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I must be a nerd then. I'd buy any console if Final Fantasy Tactics came out only on it. Still hoping for a FFT2
 

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No game will ever get me to buy a console. Did mame for a bit, the novelty wore off.
 

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So for my wife as a gift I got her a ps4 in November of last year, and it's started a pretty crazy trend over here. The ps4 was fun, I watched her play Horizon (beautiful game) for a while, and also BLoodborn. I was being "Snobby" and looking at the 20-30 fps and thinking my current 980ti machine was running glorious 165fps plus on my gsync at 1440p, how could I ever go to that?

Well I was wrong. Instead of getting a 1080ti upgrade, I said F it and got a Switch for myself in January. Let me tell you guys..I've been playing video games since 1986, and I've played to death some of the classic games. BOTW is a MASTERCLASS in video game design. It's not just a wonderful game, to me it was a religious experience. I didn't care about 165fps, I didn't care that it ran occasionally at 720p. It was a truely beautiful world that I ended up putting 220 hours into.

To justify spending money on something, I break it down to quality hours it gives me. I give myself a conservative rate of $5 an hour. Roughly equivalent of a movie or something. I've spent 220+ hours on just Zelda alone, and that's like $1100 of entertainment.

So from my Zelda experience I decided to go ahead and get a PS4 Pro since Shadows of the Collosus, and a few other games were coming out this year. Absolutely zero regrets. I've spent over 600+ hours on Monster Hunter Worlds and it's been incredible. I just got God of War and IU'm looking forward to spending more time with other games.


Here's the thing...you can be a pc gamer and a console gamer at the same time :) Yeah it's been an investment, but hell it's what we work for right? Sitting at home in my skivvies playing the ps4 on the couch on the huge ass screen in massive surround sound...it's incredible. Even the switches use of Surround sound in BOTW (along with the incredible soundtrack) has made me have zero regrets on buying both of the consoles.

Now buying a Xbone...that's a hard sell.....It's not bad, but almost every game will come out on the PC on it.

(oh the free last few months of PS Plus has been...shall we say...f'ing incredible.)
 

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None.

Between PS Now and Xbox stuff being on Windows there really is no reason to get a console anymore.
^^ that.
And being an avid FPS gamer, any console would need to include mouse and keyboard adapter. Cannot stand playing shooters with d-pads. Or having to thumb smash for that matter.
 
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I almost folded for Persona 5. If Red Dead 2 were to be socks off amazing, that would tempt me.
 

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I bought the PS3 to play Madden 11. Still playing it (never played the game online), but the Ethernet port died on the PS3, so I will be dumping it in the trash sometime.

Have not seen any console games which would compel me to buy another one. Seems like a dead end purchase. It breaks, you toss it and the next console will not play any of the games you have,...so you buy the new ones all over again. Makes me scratch my head a lot.
 

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Zelda..... I am trying to figure out which current NiN device is the best choice to revisit Zelda and Mario (not racing).
 

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Zelda and Metroid (why i bought the switch)
Armored Core
used to be final fantasy, but now they get PC releases.
 

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Nintendo gets me for a small number of games: Smash brothers, mario kart, mario, zelda, etc. The wii u and switch have been letdowns though, not sure if I'll buy their next system. I thought the mario kart on the wii u sucked bawls and they just rereleased it with the dlc for the switch. Not sure if we will get another on it or be stuck with that crap(game is very slow unless you put it on the added 200 cc and then the controls are not good). I also hated zelda: breathe of the donkey balls. The lack of dungeons(or than the 4 mechs), the weapons that break if you look at them wrong, the lack of stores to buy weapons, etc.

I have an xbox one although the games on it hasn't been much to speak of. Not sure what it would take to get me to buy a ps4. Most of the platformers that sony had in the past are dead.
 
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