Games That You Bought A Console For

  • @Robbl said in Games That You Bought A Console For:

    Wii U for the new Zelda. But guess on which console it's gonna have improved visuals.

    Same. I got a WiiU in that tiny windo of time last year, right after Nintendo said the new Zelda would come out in 2015, and right before they mentioned the NX. Still, the WiiU is a good console, but I would have liked to play the better version of Breath of the Wild.
    At least I can sleep easy knowing BotW will be re-released with a better coat of paint in a decade or so.

  • @Oscillator Of course I would want to play them. But with the fact that I have a job that takes up 10+ hours per day and I have to do other things everyday, I have to prioritise what games to play if any and the Nintendo games has been very low on that list.

    I now tend to focus more on smaller more story focused games. The episodic thing is awesome since it means I can put in 5 hours in a week and actually finish games.

  • Most people bought an Xbox for Halo. Halo eventually became one of my favorite game franchises, but as a Star Wars fan I actually bought the system to play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. It was a great decision.

  • N64

    I had the n64 lego racer game weeks before i got the console for some reason when i was like 8. I've never been more hyped to play something since and i still have great memories of that game. It might suck i have no idea. Would be curious to know any opinions of anyone who played that game as an adult.


    Halo of course, i had the pc version first and my dads PC crashed while (because in his opinion) i was playing it


    Elder Scrolls IV. Loved that game to death. Most hours i ever put in to a single game, at least a 1000.


    I was playing Shadow of Mordor on 360 and it worked like shit mostly because it had too load for about 10 seconds every f'ing time you opened the menu so it was time to get a new console. I got the one because of the halo nostalgia hype i got from mcc. I regret not switching to playstation because of the exclusives i would like to play the main one being bloodborne. So i will probably get the neo.

    That turned out to be a really long winded answer i don't expect anyone to read

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    @Le-Bergé I had the Lego racing game as a kid and I thought it was pretty damn awesome. I spent hours making the perfect car. I also had flashbacks to it whenever I needed to make a gummi ship in KH.

  • @Mr-M Archery was my jam. My friends and I would spend literal days just snacking and shooting, trying to find the hidden fruits and just making ridiculous shots til 5-6 AM.

    I have never understood buying a console solely for the sake of a single game. I've always bought consoles with the understanding that I would get a library of quality games that would entertain me until the next console came along.

  • I had no desire to purchase a Wii U but once I saw Super Mario 3D World and Tropical Freeze, I went out and purchased the console. Other amazing AAA titles followed. No regrets.

  • I bought a PS3 for The Last Guardian...and 2 years ago i bought a PS4 to play The Last Guardian....

    N64 i got for my birthday to play super mario 64 of course, i was floored when i saw a video of it in a toy store when i was 7 or 8, Never saw a 3D video game in motion before then.

    Xbox for Halo CE
    Gamecube for Twilight Princess
    360 for Kameo and Perfect Dark Zero

    If i have the money i will buy an NX for the new Zelda, i think but i'm not really convinced yet.

  • I can really only remember two as I usually don't buy a system for a single game.

    Dreamcast : Sonic Adventure, seems funny now but I really enjoyed this game at the time (probably would still enjoy it)

    Gameboy : Pokemon (the anime really pushed me into wanting this at the time)

  • I usally wait till I have a list of 5 games that determine if I should buy a console, with my PS2, being the sole exception so far (played MGS:The Twin Snakes on Gamecube, and after that I was hooked)

  • The only game that I've ever bought a console for to specifically play was The Last of Us. Unlike the Uncharted games it always seemed as a pillar in gaming history that would be a shame to miss. I quickly bought a used PS3 at a discounted price a day before the release of TLoU. I also ended up grabbing Heavy Rain at the store as well and loved it.

  • @Hesperus said in Games That You Bought A Console For:

    I just realized that I also have an Xbox 360... Not sure why I even bought that. lol

    TES IV: Oblivion
    TES V: Skyrim
    Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
    Project Gotham Racing 4
    Halo 3
    Halo: Reach
    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

    @Le-Bergé said in Games That You Bought A Console For:


    Elder Scrolls IV. Loved that game to death. Most hours i ever put in to a single game, at least a 1000.

    Now we're talking! ^_^

  • Sony

    • The PSone we had just turned up one day. I think my Dad bought it for me and my brother on a whim. Ended up falling in love with the machine and all of its games.
    • PS2 was a no brainer. I just wanted one because I liked my PSone so much!
    • PS3 was bought for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
    • PS4 because it had a game I worked on in the launch lineup and I really wanted to see my name in the credits on launch day on a retail kit I owned.


    • Got an Xbox for Halo: CE and Fable but Blinx The Time Sweeper also looked cool (how wrong was I about Blinx?! :laughing:)
    • Got an Xbox 360 for Halo and Fable as well.
    • Same with the Xbox One and I've regretted it ever since because Fable is dead and Halo 5 was pants :crying_cat_face:


    • I pestered my parents for a NES just to play Super Mario Bros. 3 aka the game that changed my life.
    • It was a similar situation with the SNES and Super Mario All-Stars. I made a very strong "Value for money" argument!
    • N64 two games: Mario 64 and Goldeneye
    • Got a GameCube because of all the Nintendo games but also Phantasy Star Online Episodes I & II.
    • Wii for Wii Sports and Twilight Princess
    • Wii U because of Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8 and the promise of a new Zelda game


    • Got a Super Mega Drive (as they are called in the UK) just for the Sonic games.
    • Bought a Dreamcast for Shenmue and Phantasy Star Online <-- Two of the best games ever made right there.

  • I bought my GameCube for the Resident Evil Remake and a PS3 for Metal Gear Solid 4. Then I bought my PS4 for MGS5: The Phantom Pain which I still dread today but the new Yakuza and Kingdom Hearts will make it worth it.

    OH! And Dreamcast for IllBleed!

  • I bought Batman: Arkham Asylum collector edition a whole year before I got my PS3.

  • N64-Goldeneye
    Gamecube- Perfect Dark (Never happened obviously lol)
    Xbox- Halo
    Xbox 360- Halo 3
    Wii-Wii sports (yes really)
    PS3- The last of us
    Wii U - Smash4
    PSP- GTA Vice City Stories
    Dreamcast- Shenmue
    Game Boy Colour- Pokemon Red
    Game Boy Advance- Pokemon Whatever
    PS2- Metal Gear Solid 2

  • I bought the N64, GameCube, Wii, and Wii U all just for Smash Bros.

    PS3 to play Resident Evil 5.

    PS4 to play MGSV on a next gen console. No way I'd stick with past gen for Metal Gear.

  • Playstation - Crash Bandicoot
    Playstation 2 - Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex
    Playstation 3 - Metal Gear Solid 4
    Playstation 4 - Bloodborne
    PSP: God of War: Chains of Olympus
    Gamecube - Mario Kart Double Dash with Zelda compilation disc.
    Wii - Twilight Princess
    Wii U - Bayonetta 2
    Gameboy - Pokemon Yellow
    Gameboy Advance - Minish Cap
    DS - Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
    3DS - Link Between Worlds
    Xbox - Halo 2
    Xbox 360 - Halo 3
    Xbox One - Master Chief Collection

  • the reason i have an xbox one was for Tomb Raider,

  • Zelda could become a first for me.