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Opinion So far, Series X and PS5 are pretty disappointing upgrades over One X and PS4Pro

Sony

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My last gen go-to console was primarily the Xbox One X, with some occasional gaming on PS4 Pro on the side.
I got myself a PS5 and a Series X a couple of months ago. I have to say, if you don't have a 120Hz monitor, my experience so far on these consoles has been pretty... meh. They feel more like One X2 and PS4 ProPro. Especially One X has spoiled with with great IQ for cross gen games.
I hope these consoles start to put out games that showcase why you need a Series X or a PS5.
What can I play on these things that will wow me? I have Forza Horizon 5 in my living room on my Series X and in my bedroom on my One X. Sure I see some difference but it's not a generational leap.
 
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Bad take.

The two things that sucked about last gen were the anemic CPU cores and the slow hard drives, which MS and Sony had both fixed and then some.

Plus you are talking about cross gen games, like this was never a problem in the past. 2-3 years in is when both systems will hit their strides with the kind of visuals you expect, like happened with every gen before it.
 

Lokaum D+

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Sony

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Bad take.

The two things that sucked about last gen were the anemic CPU cores and the slow hard drives, which MS and Sony had both fixed and then some.

Plus you are talking about cross gen games, like this was never a problem in the past. 2-3 years in is when both systems will hit their strides with the kind of visuals you expect, like happened with every gen before it.

So you're basically agreeing with me?
 

DarkMage619

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Bad take.

The two things that sucked about last gen were the anemic CPU cores and the slow hard drives, which MS and Sony had both fixed and then some.

Plus you are talking about cross gen games, like this was never a problem in the past. 2-3 years in is when both systems will hit their strides with the kind of visuals you expect, like happened with every gen before it.
Also ignores things like Quick Resume and load times in general. There was always going to be diminishing returns with regards to graphics but it great see the significant boosts in quality of life features.
 

ultrazilla

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My last gen go-to console was primarily the Xbox One X, with some occasional gaming on PS4 Pro on the side.
I got myself a PS5 and a Series X a couple of months ago. I have to say, if you don't have a 120Hz monitor, my experience so far on these consoles has been pretty... meh. They feel more like One X2 and PS4 ProPro. Especially One X has spoiled with with great IQ for cross gen games.
I hope these consoles start to put out games that showcase why you need a Series X or a PS5.
What can I play on these things that will wow me? I have Forza Horizon 5 in my living room on my Series X and in my bedroom on my One X. Sure I see some difference but it's not a generational leap.

 

bender

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Agree with OP. even on cross gen games the difference between PS4 & 3 was much more stark.

here what do we have ? A little more grass, a little better AO, yippeee...

Mostly agree. The best thing about this generation is the load times which I'm already spoiled by.
 

dcmk7

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My last gen go-to console was primarily the Xbox One X, with some occasional gaming on PS4 Pro on the side.
I got myself a PS5 and a Series X a couple of months ago. I have to say, if you don't have a 120Hz monitor, my experience so far on these consoles has been pretty... meh. They feel more like One X2 and PS4 ProPro. Especially One X has spoiled with with great IQ for cross gen games.
I hope these consoles start to put out games that showcase why you need a Series X or a PS5.
What can I play on these things that will wow me? I have Forza Horizon 5 in my living room on my Series X and in my bedroom on my One X. Sure I see some difference but it's not a generational leap.
Disappointed in XSX and PS5? Damn..Let's hope no one tells you about the other next gen console..

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GONNNNA have to go with OP on this one too. even if he is gay (because aren't all OPs gay?). got both systems myself. we're over a year in. we have last gen games running at 60fps. 1440p. so what, the "current gen" games are going to WOW us in 2 years with graphical upgrades, and we'll go back to 30fps? guess i expected more. basically 2080 supers in a closed system. i remember when i had my 1080ti and was like, THIS IS THE POWER! imagine this power in a closed console based system! well, here we are and meh. sure Ractchet looks good. but GENERATIONAL? like, i'd even settle for the graphics of tech demos of 2011/2012 running on these systems. but still no. we get this weird mesh, ghosty, faded texture looking stuff that's aliased and pixelated on the edges. still holding out hope, but meh.
 
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Saucy Papi

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My last gen go-to console was primarily the Xbox One X, with some occasional gaming on PS4 Pro on the side.
I got myself a PS5 and a Series X a couple of months ago. I have to say, if you don't have a 120Hz monitor, my experience so far on these consoles has been pretty... meh. They feel more like One X2 and PS4 ProPro. Especially One X has spoiled with with great IQ for cross gen games.
I hope these consoles start to put out games that showcase why you need a Series X or a PS5.
What can I play on these things that will wow me? I have Forza Horizon 5 in my living room on my Series X and in my bedroom on my One X. Sure I see some difference but it's not a generational leap.
This is usually the case with new consoles until the games fully transition. Unfortunately, because of the chip shortage, you're seeing a much heavier dependence on last gen than usual. I recommend playing Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart if you want to be wowed. It's currently on sale on PSN.
 

Magic Carpet

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Still better than the 'Jaguar' years. The 'PS Snore' and the 'XBone head' consoles really dragged the gaming world down.
 
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Azurro

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I agree, XSX and PS5 are so far very modest upgrades if we compare the jumps previous generations had over their predecessors. PS4 had incredible looking games from the get go, while this gen is some extra trees and more resolution.

Of course there are diminishing returns and fab nodes just aren't that easy or cheap anymore, but still, it's the most underwhelming new generation of the modern age.
 

RavageX

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My only thing is im hoping Psvr2 will be worth it for me. Outside of that, none of these games are mind blowing or anything, and i dont expect them to be. Very detailed, yes i do expect that and at this point there is no excuse. Detailed open worlds from the sky to the sea, inhabited buildings and living npcs with well populated cities should be the normal thing now.
 

Bboy AJ

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Garbage just like last gen. This time, though, I’m not going to be a sucker. I’ll wait for the Pro or revision versions.

Happily playing on my PC in the meantime. If you don’t have a PC, might as well jump into a new console gen asap.