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A reader explains why his PS5 was already unplugged after Christmas and why the initial lineup of titles disappointed him.
So Christmas is done, and 2021 is nearly over as well, as I type this. It hasn’t been a very good year, especially since the light at the end of the tunnel was obscured just as we were approaching it, but I suppose it was better than 2020. That’s at least true in general; I’m not sure about gaming in particular.
Most items that were virtually finished by the time the pandemic began managed to get out in 2020, but this year’s games required a greater amount of labor to be done from home, resulting in delays and… poor final results. Especially for titles like Battlefield 2042, where the publisher made it obvious to the devs that they had to release the game by a certain date no matter what.
But that’s not what I’m here to speak about today. I’m here to speak about the PlayStation 5 I received for Christmas and why it’s now unplugged.
I’ll confess that the title is a bit of a joke, but the reason my PlayStation 5 isn’t beneath the TV is because… it won’t fit. Seriously. This thing is big, and I foolishly never checked how much space we had in our unit, so although it was out on the floor for Christmas, we’ve had visitors the past couple of days, so I’ve put it away so no one steps on it.
While I haven’t thrown it away out of disgust, I must confess I am unhappy with it. The first couple of days were fantastic. Astro’s Playroom is a great way to get started with the console and controller, while Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was a lot of fun while it lasted, with some incredible visuals. It amazed my girlfriend, and we had a lot of fun going through it together, but it’s only around 12 hours long, and there’s no need to go back to it anymore.
Demon’s Souls and Returnal were the two games I acquired at the same time, and they were both… challenging. They’re excellent. Because I’m a Dark Souls veteran, I’m completely immersed in them, but Cassie isn’t, so I haven’t played them much even before we had to put the console away.
They’re tough games that are really challenging, which strikes me as a strange choice for a launch title. I think the argument is that only die-hard gamers purchase a new system at launch, and more titles were supposed to be released this Christmas but were delayed, which isn’t Sony’s fault but does imply that the finest games are the most challenging. (I know there’s also Spider-Man: Miles Morales, but I’m not a huge Marvel fan, so I missed that; from what I’ve heard, it’s also rather short.)
Of course, multiformat games exist, but none of them seem to be very well optimized for next-generation platforms, so there isn’t much of a motivation to switch from the PlayStation 4.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say I regret purchasing the PlayStation 5, but it has seemed like a let-down after the initial enthusiasm has worn off. I know, before anybody starts listing off a list of upcoming games. I’m not going to sell it, and I don’t want an Xbox Series X. But it’s my least favorite start to a generation, since the excitement of the new only lasted until the conclusion of Ratchet & Clank (or somewhere around halfway, if truth be told).
I’m not sure when I’ll pull it back out of the cabinet. My fiancée returns to work before me, so that’s when I’ll be able to spend some quality time with it. But I can’t say I miss it right now, and I’m not looking forward to all the rearranging I’ll have to do beneath the TV to make room for the silly thing.
Iceman, a reader
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