I Finally Opened My Playstation 5

Last year at launch, I was able to get a Playstation 5 but I didn’t spend very much time playing it. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate was the first game I bought for the PS5, but I never even opened it. At first, I used my PS5 to play a little of God of War (it was free) and I played some Madden. A few weeks later I picked up Cyberpunk not realizing the PS5 upgrade wasn’t available yet. I played about an hour and put it down. About a month into the PS5, Madden got a PS5 update, and that was really the first “PS5” game I ever played. Unfortunately, my progress from the PS4 version didn’t carry over to the PS5, so I had to restart. After a couple of games I lost interest, and it wasn’t even Christmas yet.

One of my friends was looking for a PS5 to get his son. They never had got the Playstation 4, so backwards compatibility was going to give that system good use even without PS5 games. He asked me to help him hunt down a PS5, but we weren’t able to find one. Realizing, I didn’t have the time, or interest for the PS5, I decided to sell him my PS5 for MSRP since it had less than 10hours of play on it and I had all the boxes and packaging, I was able to repack it up and look like new. Nothing big was coming for PS5, I already had a PS4 Pro, and I knew I’d be able to get a PS5 again if I needed to.

It wasn’t until this past September I decided to try and get another PS5, and I did, but it sat sealed, in my office until a couple of weeks ago. I simply just haven’t had time to play games this past year, even though I still buy them in some sort of denial that I’ll be able to make time for it. I still had my PS4 from launch and I bought a PS4 Pro in mid-2019 when Sony was still saying the PS5 would only be compatible with the Top 100 games or so. Both of my consoles were complete with the boxes, the Pro, like my old PS5, had less than 10 hours on them. I saw the prices online and decided to sell them. Combined, I got about $720 after eBay fees. That paid for my PS5, so I opened up my PS5 and transferred over my PS4, packed them up and shipped out.

Playstation 5, I’m ready, are you?

There still isn’t much that excites me for the PS5, as I explained before, I kinda made the jump now because I was able to shed the PS4 and come out ahead in the move to the next gen. But over the past year I have purchased some PS5 games I found cheap or that interested me (especially over this recent Black Friday). I also have a good amount of PS5 games with PS4 upgrades. As of today, Madden is still the only PS5 game I have played (and I hate myself for playing Madden so much). Here is what I have in my line-up, and I’ve never played any of them (* means it’s a PS4 game with PS5 upgrade)

  • Borderlands 3*
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • Far Cry 6*
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Judgement
  • Lost Judgment*
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village*
  • Returnal
  • Scarlet Nexus*
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition
  • Terminator: Resistance*
  • Yakuza: Like A Dragon*

Right now, I am itching to play Far Cry 6, and like Madden, it kind of frustrates me that is what I’m thinking of playing. When I think negatively about the kind of games big studios put out lately, Far Cry and Madden are usually the best example of big studio junk games…but I still want to play them. I was a huge fan of Far Cry 2 and 3, but by the time I got to Primal, I was so burned out on the open-world formula, I skipped Red Dead Redemption 2 because of it. But here I am, desiring to run around a world in Far Cry 6 because I just got it for $20.

I’m also a huge fan of the Borderland series, and it’s amazing I’ve been able to hold off from Borderlands 3. I bought it when it came out, and I was in the middle of a move, I actually forgot about it and it’s PS5 upgrade until now while I writing this. Borderlands 3 is going to be creeping up in the back of my mind from now on.

There’s a few games I’m not ready to play because they’re sequels and I haven’t played the games before them: Resident Evil Village (I haven’t played VII yet), Lost Judgement, Yakuza: Like A Dragon (never played a Yakuza, heard this isn’t a good starting point) and Spider-man Miles Morales (although it came with the original). So it might be a while before I get into those.

I’ll probably pop-in Ratchet & Clank and Returnal just to check them out, but I’m currently not very excited for them. I’m also conflicted on if I want to start Scarlet Nexus or Tales of Arise first, I imagine I can only focus on one JRPG at a time, and they’ll likely take a lot of time.

Regardless, whatever game I choose from, I am in the PS5 club now. At a later date, I’ll list out the PS4 games I have sitting here sealed (with no PS5 upgrade) that I need to break into and finally play, I took about 3 – 4 years off of Playstation at the end of the cycle…but I’m back

Posted on January 6, 2022, in My Collection, Write-Ups and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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