The Xbox One Isn't Financially Justified

For days I've been reading write-ups on both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 and must point out my attuned knowledge on both systems. There is no defending the Xbox One aside from personal tastes (ie: the exclusives), so before I spill into the details prematurely, I'll say this: the Playstation 4 supersedes the Xbox One in nearly every aspect, thus, since the Xbox One costs more and has an inferior offering, it isn't financially justified.

So here we are, approaching the long list of why this console is a total POS, and it is tense to say the least. The reason behind my broad claim is simple: the Playstation 4 is superior, and not just in what's under the bonnet, but also in terms of exclusives available, aesthetics and developer-friendliness. With regard to my previously stated point - the first point - about the hardware, well, the Playstation 4 has superior specs in every area, yet the Xbox One costs more. I don't understand why one would go about paying more for less aside from some disgustedly twisted relationship with Microsoft. To those people I say this: it's a huge company, to them you're faceless, they couldn't give two ticks who, what and where you are. I don't understand why you would form such a large bond with a tyrannous company. This leads me onto my next point.

The games on Xbox are bland to say the least. Sure, there is Forza, sure, there is Dead Rising 3 but what else is there? Ryse? Sorry, if I wanted to play an interactive drama I would play Heavy Rain - at least it gives me freedom of choice in which I'm not restricted to a single corridor-like path. I hear die-hard Xbox fanboys roaring about the graphics and well, what do you expect, they cut back on just about every aspect that makes a good game (aside from graphics) to try and max-out the system and wow people. They failed. Ryse is nothing more than a nonferrous tech-demo. Oh, but Forza, you say? Forza is the Call Of Duty of Xbox. If I really wanted Forza - which I don't for your information - I'd buy an Xbox 360 to save money, get more games and ultimately have a superior console. But Dead Rising 3, that's a total-winner, right? Not at all. The graphics are bland, and if it employs the repetitive, dull, irritating gameplay mechanics of Dead Rising 2 then it won't be long before that game hits bargain bins - just know that it's probably a timed exclusive, too - but it's not like I want it anyway. The best zombie-game experience I've ever had goes to The Last Of Us and I doubt Dead Rising 3 can overcome the masterpiece that was The Last Of Us.When compared to Sony's PS4 exclusives there is a barren wasteland of old, repetitive formulas seen time and time again. Sony has Killzone, but hey, that's the exception, inFamous: Second Son showcases the true power of the "next gen" consoles in an open world and undergoes no cutbacks to make the game look fantastic *cough*RYSE*cough - hell, why is that game even spelt as "RYSE" and not "RISE", is it aimed at 12 year old Call Of Duty fanatics? As things are going, Sony has the superior launch lineup which isn't littered with shovelware Kinect games and tired gameplay formulas being integrated into games.

The next point I'd like to address is the fact that the system has ads integrated into the dashboard. You're nothing but money to them. Does your mobile phone have ads on the home screen? Nope. How about the PS4? Nope. How about the computer/tablet you're reading this with now? Nope and nope. It's lunacy, who would want this? Also, moving on to another greed-related complaint, why don't Microsoft remove the ridiculously large patch-publish fee? It's just like they actually want to make more mountains out of dollar bills. This is greed at its finest, Microsoft have behemoth piles of money, yet they go about charging Indie garage developers high prices for them to publish their game? Yeah, this invalidates the Xbox One being a devkit because you can't even help them afford the cost.

There are more issues such as the crappy offering of "free" games made in 2008, the ridiculous Kinect being compulsory, the way in which they tried to rape consumers of their rights with the DRM rubbish and the way in which Microsoft have PROVEN to drop support for consoles with exclusives rather than deliver consumers with a steady stream of them as Sony does. I wish not to address these issues, though, as I could write a 10-page essay on why I feel this way. In short, the PS4 is superior for a cheaper price and, well, I'm just sick to death of Microsoft's unfulfilled, empty, sugar-coated lies.

Thankyou for reading.


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