GBAtemp Exclusive The Hybrid Era

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by chavosaur, May 9, 2017.

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Do you only own ONE platform for games this generation?

  1. Yes - I only have either the Nintendo Wii U/Switch, only a PS4, only an Xbox One, or only a PC

    28.5%
  2. No, I have some mix of the above.

    71.5%
  1. DaniPoo

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    Nah what you are talking about is not exclusive for this generation, the PS1 was a music player, the next generation could play music and DVD's, the generation after that could do all the previous and also stream entertainment, and this generation does the same as last generation.

    And backwards compatibilty has been a thing for ages as well.

    What makes this generetion any different from the last?

    I stand by the opinion that when (and if) Sony and Microsoft decides to adapt the "hybrid console" formfactor as Nintendo called it, with Nintendo's definition of the name, Then we'll have a "hybrid generation".

    All console's are expected to do Backwards compatibility and have other entertainment than gaming since a while back, and those consoles that didn't have those features got a lot of critisism. Just look at how some people are bashing the switch for only playing games and nothing else (And that's this generation) And Nintendo call it a hybrid console..
     
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  2. netovsk

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    @Foxi4 You're definitely wrong on this. ZombiU PS4/XB1 ports for instance don't have the local versus mode and other features the Wii U game has. Sames goes for other games. What you mean is that they can make a crappy port with dumbed down mechanics or absent mechanics at all and this works fine for a cash grab but not much else.

    Now games like Uncharted 4 or Mario Kart 8 could be ported to every other platform just fine.
     
  3. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    I've been around for a long time, I've seen games ported across vastly different platforms and I was okay with that. Games on the SNES and the Mega Drive were often vastly different since the capabilities of the two platforms were, which gave each port specific flavour. Just because something is different doesn't mean it's bad - if a game uses the strong points of the systems to its advantage, great - it should be praised for that. No More Heroes was designed for the Wii from the ground up, and yet it transitioned to the PS3 with PS Move support *and* an HD graphics make-over - great, can't complain.
     
  4. DarkWork0

    DarkWork0 GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm still playing games on all my stuff: NES, SNES, GB, GBASP, DSIXL, 3DS, 3DSXL, N3DSXL, WII, WIIU, SWITCH, GG, XBOX, PC, PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3, PS4, MOBILE. Just depends on what kind of game I'm going to play.
     
  5. netovsk

    netovsk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    @Foxi4 You're trying to make a point comparing slightly different graphics and sound to ways of input and interaction like motion controls, dual screens and touch screen. Yeah Zelda Skyward Sword on anything other than Wiimote / PS Move / Joycon would be fail.


    Whatever, nevermind.
     
  6. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    There's a myriad of motion controllers out there besides the Wii remote and PS Move, almost every VR setup includes Hydras, Oculus controllers or some other flavour of a remote, and whatever couldn't be implemented could be very easily patched. For all intents and purposes the motion controls aspect of the game is universally reviled anyway, I distinctly remember people begging hackers to release some kind of a patch to enable GC controllers instead, but with Skyward that'd be a little more complicated than it was with TP. We've aimed with mice and analog sticks for decades, I don't see why the game couldn't be retouched to just feature a standard Zelda moveset without any loss of gameplay value. Emulators are a thing that exists, and even a gimmick feature like double screens can just be displayed on one screen, it's really not a big deal at all.
     
  7. netovsk

    netovsk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    @Foxi4 this is not how the market works, no wonder kinect, ps eye, ps move and almost every non standard peripheral flopped. Not to mention bad ports which would be Skyward Sword case for instance. But maybe this would work for you, who knows?

    Cheers.
     
  8. Logan97

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    You honestly just need a Sony and Nintendo Console despite the history that has happened between these two companies.
     
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  9. jt_1258

    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

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    tbh the only reason I need a sony system is for a sao and miku, which the vita has so I may just go cheap with that
     
  10. Lord M

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    Never mind (at least for me)
    I'll still sticked to old games (ps2/ wii and below) because there are the meaning of true 'videogaming' essence.
     
  11. HaloEffect17

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    Let's be honest... If you have a Virtual Boy, you don't need to buy any other console or PC. :D

    No, but seriously though, I've always subscribed to Nintendo systems in the past and only recently migrated to other companies' consoles about 5 or 6 years ago when I started picking up older generation consoles for cheap such as PS2 and Original Xbox. Since then, I've always found that the best experience at least for me was to have a hybrid of Nintendo and Xbox consoles, which I have for the current generation.
     
  12. KlasseyKreations

    KlasseyKreations photon readings negative

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    Yeeees, Nintendo fanboys unite! (wait why isn't the DS on the list @chavosaur )
     
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  13. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

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    Uh, on a PC?

    A lot of the most marketed titles on the ps4 do not appeal to me. I was hoping to see a new katamari game, but that hasn't happened on any recent console. So much of the visible library are rehashes of games that were on the ps3. If Sony would have made them backward compatible with ps3 games, I'd have far fewer objections to the console. But they won't even try to resolve that. And the ps3 in my experience has not been reliable at all; so I have no faith in being able to play anything in my library for it much longer. Especially since I needed a full bc version of the console, and Sony won't even try remaking that unit again.

    I've simply had much better reliability on consoles I bought on the Microsoft side. I can't count original Xbox systems since I didn't have a new one, ever. But buying those to fix them up second hand has been rewarding, since it's let me go back and replay some gems I've missed. Or at least play them more correctly than on the backward compatibility mode on the 360.