It’s now been a year since I manned up and bought a PS4, yes I’m late to the party. But has it worked out or has it been a complete bust? I guess you’ll have to keep reading to find out, won’t you?

So a little back story… In terms of Sony consoles, I skipped a whole generation. I didn’t get a PS3 nor did I sit on the other side of the fence with an Xbox 360… Instead I got a Wii.

I had fun with my Wii, the highlights were Resident Evil 4, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and House of the Dead… All great games in my opinion.

When I moved to University you could say this is where it all ended. I classed my Wii as a distraction as I intended to work hard and make the most of my social life. I did, however, take my Nintendo DS, though I wasn’t that much of an intense gamer anymore (it took me nearly 3 years to beat a boss in Pokemon Ranger).

During this time I ended up living in a flat full of hardcore gamers who were always trying to give me the hard sell and get a 360. I didn’t though. It wasn’t until after Uni that I purchased a 3DS and have since enjoyed a few of the titles it provided. Though the lure of the next generation was a little too strong.

I ended choosing the PS4 purely because this titles looked so darn good. Digimon, Batman, Naruto, and so on. Initially, I was put off because I thought the next generation was dominated by the FPS genre, something I wasn’t really into (which sucks because the promotional trailer for Titanfall 2 looked great).

Though I’ll admit, I underestimated the diversity on offer. I mean just look at some of the games I played this year:

  • Saint Seiya
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • Aragami
  • Dead or Alive
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • Transformers: Devastation

Okay, so you may say that my first year of owning a PS4 had a bit of n3rdy theme, but I was worried that’d I end up with games in the future not catching my eye, though I’ve been proven wrong so far.

Some of the three games I’m looking forward to adding to my PS4 collection are Tekken 4, Mass Effect Andromeda, and the Naruto Ninja Storm 4: Road to Boruto DLC.

Also, when it comes to DLC, I must say that I enjoy the story DLC the most. I guess I need a motivation to play, or I just lose interest. Though after pre-ordering my copy of Naruto Ninja Storm 4 from GAME, I almost left the store without my DLC, since the clerk didn’t seem to have the training to get things done…

I guess it’s easier to buy my DLC online, but then again that’s just going to depend on the price.

Overall, it’s been a good year with me and my PS4. It has opened the door into streaming and owning Blurays. It looks like everything worked out, and maybe being late to the party isn’t such a bad thing.

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