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Re: PS5 & Xbox Series X Discussion
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2023, 07:02:15 pm »
I picked up an Xbox Series S.  Microsoft was practically giving them away.  I think $240 shipped with two controllers?  I wouldn't have bought the second one had I known that the Xbox One controllers work 100% on it.  Digital only is a minor drag, but I was able to stack a bunch of promos and coupons and got the 1TB SSD thing for $90.  Figured if nothing else I could use it on one of my old TVs as a streaming device, and frankly to have a streaming thing that works and will be kept up to date for the foreseeable future is easily worth $100 to me so I'm good.

It's actually a very nice console.  I've only really played Witcher 3 on it for any length of time.  In "performance mode" it looks and plays incredible on my old 1080P TV.  It is nice to jump in and get in a Hades session every now and then.  I don't have Live or anything and Microsoft still supports cloud saving on it so I can pick up and play in two different rooms.

I got Sonic Frontiers as a birthday present on my PS4 and that's been quite a bit of fun.  Total mash up of Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn.  A little more meditative and wandering around oriented like BOTW and then you fight giant robots.  Took me about 12 hours to get through the first level.  There is some clunk here and there that doesn't work well, but what works is great.  I'm telling myself I will actually complete this game. 

We shall see.

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