|Here it is, being watched by Luca, my ferocious guard cat...|
But lo, fate it seems had decided to intervene, in the form of the so-called 'Black Friday' sale. Generally I try to ignore it when we pointlessly adopt American customs (how long before we 'celebrate' Thanksgiving as well?) but my wife was tired of me complaining about my three-year-old mobile phone (ancient by phone standards) and pointed me toward an offer she had seen for a new Sony Xperia XZ phone.
|Driveclub, the first 'proper' game I bought...|
I was expecting hours of faffing around, including those infernal system updates of course, but no - I was up and running almost straight away. Before much longer I had downloaded some demos from the PSN Store and was even playing stuff! This was nowhere near as bad as I had been told - the console itself was pretty small so it fitted nicely on top of my Xbox and the new controller is superb. The new menu system took a little getting used to but even that caused no real issues.
These will most likely be reviews of indie titles, much like the ones I buy from Steam and Good Old Games and occasionally review - I already have around 12 games for my new system and only Fifa and Driveclub are what you might call 'proper' Triple-A games - but I can't wait to get cracking on them anyway. I already have enough screenshots to do reviews of at least two games. Chortle!
I never expected to own any of the current systems but I'm glad this one fell into my lap. It's a shame it's not a PS4 Pro as I'd finally be able to watch Netflix in 4K then, but I shouldn't be ungrateful - it's clearly a great system, especially for fans of indie games like me, and I expect to spend quite a bit of time with it. I'll probably even buy some of the prettier games just to grab screenshots from them!
Anyone else pleasantly surprised by an unexpected console acquisition?