So today finally marked the reveal of the last of the next gen consoles. With the Wii U already struggling and the PS4 already revealed, I was waiting to see what Microsoft was cooking up. I don’t consider myself a hardcore gamer nor do I consider myself a casual gamer. I fit in some place in the middle of that, which left me a little disappointed with the Xbox One. There was a strong focus on Kinect 2 and how it is now fully integrated into the system. I’m not a fan of the Kinect in the first place. I have always been a more classic controller type of guy. This whole new focus on motion gaming just
hasn’t been my cup of tea.
So seeing how Kinect 2 is shaping up to be a primary aspect of the Xbox One, it has me feeling a little on the fence. Microsoft also announced
the use of cloud saving. Things are also not clear if the system needs to always have an online source or not. Another big aspect of the new system is that the Xbox is now
completely synced to your television and jumping from game to tv is almost seamless, which didn’t really blow me away. My remote can usually change input’s just as fast.
I am sure now with E3 around the corner in June alot of the information will be held back until then, but right now my decision on which console I will jump to this holiday season is still up in the air. The one thing that can possibly change my mind at this point is the big reveal that Rare has planned. If Banjo Kazooie or Killer Instinct is on the table to be released
along the Xbox One I will have some serious thinking to do this holiday season.