It’s probably worth mentioning that my brother got a PS4. Weeks ago.
This would be the part where I’d say “funny story, actually”, but there’s really not that much to it. He just came into my room one day and said, “Hey, what’s up? I ordered a PS4. It’ll be here on Monday.” I’m pretty sure I spent more time staring at him in disbelief than he did on the conversation -- and certainly more than he spent trying to win me over. I mean, can you blame me? You just have to love the logic on display here; apparently there’s no better time to buy a PS4 than before it even has one game worth owning.
That’s not hyperbole, by the way. He was so desperate to have something to justify his purpose that he ended up downloading indie games -- which for one reason or another he can’t stand -- and grabbed a copy of Battlefield 4…a game he already had on the PC. He even admitted that he caved and bought the game; I think that was the first time in years I’d seen him express shame.
Thankfully, he may have gotten his justification with Infamous: Second Son. I certainly hope so, at least; as I’ve said, it’s not as if I think the PS4 will be pointless forever. And indeed, I’ll gladly welcome this new superhero game as the title that makes a case for the PS4. And beyond that, somewhere down the line, I’m going to play it for myself; I want to see if it’s got the juice, and ISN’T just earning praise because it stands tall amidst a barren wasteland of games.
In the meantime? Let’s keep playing the hypothetical game.