By ozzdog12 2 Comments
Over the course of the coming months, I am going to work on a blog, A BIG blog, detailing my Top 25 of this generation(X360,PS3,PC,Wii,PSVita,PSP) I say those because I guess technically the WiiU/3DS/Vita will be/are considered 'next' generation, but for arguments sake I'm putting the Vita because I have one and I make the rules to this. (Un)Luckily, None of the Vita games made the Top 25 lists, so you cant argue with me. I didn't put the Nintendo DS or 3DS as I do not own these consoles/systems.
But some facts about what I do/did own and what not.
- I bought my Xbox 360 in June of 2006( for my birthday). The big games at that time were The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. I decided to get GRAW and Hexic instead. Once I beat it and played some multiplayer games over Xbox Live and a few games of Hexic HD, I went back to my original Xbox with Counter-Strike and Halo 2 . It wasn't until August of that year that I really got into my 360. It literally collected dust for a month until Dead Rising was released. It was then that I finally made the full switch over and has since then been my 'primary' console to date. I have had 3 white versions, the red Resident Evil version, and I currently own the black Slim.
- I received a PSP for Christmas of 2006 with one game,Burnout Legends. I played quite a bit of it while making trips to see my mother back home in Washington, D.C. and other such things. The next game that I bought was around February 2007 when I found a really good deal(along with some trade in credit and gift cards) on Killzone: Liberation, NBA Street Showdown, X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse, and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. I think I only owned two more games(Monster Hunter Freedom and Exit) after that, as my time with the PSP was VERY short lived.
- As I mentioned above, the PSP was short-lived for me. As I entered college on the Fall of 2007, I was next door neighbors with a fellow individual in my dorm that also fancied 'gaming', however he fancied parties and cars more. It was here that my fellow friend became a good friend. He had went out and bought a PlayStation 3 the summer before college. He was the ONLY person on our floor who didnt have a 360, so he always came over to play Halo 3 over the network with us. He ran into a pickle right after Thanksgiving. He didnt have the money to pay his phone bill. He came to me and asked if I knew anyone that wanted to buy his PS3. I told him I would make him an offer. I offered my PSP with 4 games and $50 cash for his 60 GB PS3. He thought about it and 15 mins later came back and we exchanged. I immediately took the remaining 3 games I had for PSP and went to Gamestop and bought Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and thus fell in love with what is one of my favorite franchise's to date. I will note that he had 4 games for PS3 that I either already owned for 360 or didn't want. About 3 months later that very same PSP ended up back in my dorm room, as my new roommate bought it from him. So I still played from time to time until we parted way for ever in the Summer of 08.
- Ah...the Wii, The precious gaming phenomenon that took the world by storm. I received/bought my Wii on a half-zies deal(I paid half, mother paid the other half) during the Christmas 2007 craze. I'll admit I bought into the gimmick, what a moron I was. It was actually purchased before then as I had walked into a Wal-mart and their were 5 left. I bought two(1 for me, 1 for my mom) I received the 3/4 of the cash for Christmas. It came with Wii Sports and I bought Super Mario Galaxy a few days after Christmas. Then some time in February of 08 I found a really good deal on Resident Evil 4 for $20. That was a steal as I had missed out on that prior. I didnt have a GameCube long enough and had already gotten rid of my PlayStation 2 by the time it was ported. The phase and gimmick wore out fast as I only owned 2 other games (Dead Space Extraction and MadWorld) It soon started collecting dust and I eventually sold it and Wii Sports, my extra controller and nunchuck to a nice young lady for $75 in the Fall of 2009. I traded what games I had left for store credit that went toward my PS3 Slim.
- The final piece of the gaming puzzle, the PlayStation Vita. The only 'current-gen' system I bought on Day 1( thank you US Government for that tax-return) Upon purchase, I bought Uncharted: Golden Abyss(remember I told you it was one of my favorite franchises) along with Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack! . As of September 2012, I also own Unit 13 and Mortal Kombat.
- The PC, the ever-evolving, ever-changing system that merely sets the standard for graphics each generation and home to the MMO's. There have been a plethora of great games for the PC since 2005-present. I am including this system because it is in fact part of it. However, I rarely, if ever play games on the PC. It's only recently that even installed a game on my laptop that I've had for 2 years now(Thanks Humble Bundle 5 and 6).
- Not a single game that made my list came from or was played on the PC or Vita.
- ALSO, yes this generation isn't over. As a matter of fact, I'm sure a few games that come out in the first quarter of next year will probably make it(I'm looking at you BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us, and Tomb Raider ) But we will just have to wait until then to finish it yes?