@alexwhiteplays Wow, I'm the worst. Sorry to just be getting back to you! I've never been a much of a forum user; got busy and just spaced it. >_<
That sounds perfect!
I came to say 3DS because it's more comfortable to hold and found a bunch of people saying Vita for the same reason. So... I'd vote for whichever one you prefer to hold! I've had a Vita for years now and still find it to be very poorly designed as far as comfort (but I am one of those monsters who loved (and still loves) the PS3 controller and was baffled when people said they hated it).
This is a very biased answer, but I'd go Titanfall before Battlefield purely because I've never cared for how Battlefield games felt and Titanfall 1 felt so very, very good. I intend to get both (hyped on For Honor as well!), but I think I'm mostly interested in Battlefield 1 for the single player.
Plus, robots. Robots from the sky. Robots that pick you up and put you in them. Robots.
@sblomkamp Yep, have worn glasses since I was 3 or 4 (29 now). Essentially, I'm nearsighted plus I have an exceptionally lazy right eye. I've learned not to register what it's looking at unless there is something obscuring my left eye (because if I do notice it, I have double vision constantly). Thus, when I try 3D movies or try using 3D mode on my 3DS, I have to exert a lot of effort to see the effect. I end up getting a headache and feeling nauseous.
I feel like I might do fine in VR, since I could essentially continue to ignore the right eye like I do regularly. Just not ready to throw down $400 unless I'm sure I'll be able to enjoy it.
I have For Honor, CoD, and Titanfall pre-ordered digitally on console for playing while listening to podcasts/4 hour long E3 impressions videos/etc. (because they'll be chill to play with the sound off). Also have pre-orders in for the deluxe physical versions of Persona 5 and FFXV, though my feelings on XV are a little shaky now.
Other upcoming games I'll definitely grab? Zelda, though I'll probably wait for the NX version. Ah, and Pokemon Sun! There are a lot more I'm digging, but my backlog has gotten scary... Trying to tackle it right now. D:
I think that, right now, I'm most actively hyped for Titanfall 2 and For Honor. Persona 5 is the game I most want to play, but I've known that I wanted it since it first showed up - gotta let the hype ride down a little bit until release is closer. Being a person who hates a mouse and keyboard, but played Titanfall 1 on PC because he didn't have an Xbox has me hella hyped on Titanfall 2! I'm looking forward to playing it where everyone is using a controller so I'm not the scrub when it comes to pilot kills. And For Honor... What more can be said? I've heard so many people say that it feels amazing and I've yet to feel it for myself. Can't wait for it to drop!
In a surprising turn, I've found myself de-hyped for FFXV and hyped for CoD. I... I never would have imagined that, but here I am. I still want to believe in XV, but the reports from Ben and Damiani have me hella down, while the CoD stuff shown during the Sony conference looked pretty compelling!
I doubt it's what you were looking for, but the first thing that came to mind for me are the raid bosses from Destiny. I'd primarily played single-player games or multi-player games where you could play by yourself (shooters) until Destiny. It took me a good 6 months before I decided to finally brave the Destiny subreddit and find a group willing to take on someone with no raid experience. The fear I felt the first time I faced Atheon, getting teleported around and being so unsure of what I was supposed to do was intense. I didn't want to be the one to mess up!
On Crota, my most intense memory comes from the first time I decided to be the sword-bearer. Being the one actually dealing the damage while 5 other players watched from a distance... After the first sword I had to set my controller down and mute my mic while I tried to catch my breath. My hands were literally shaking when I finally downed him I was so nervous.
Say what you will about the game, but it allowed me to have some unforgettable experiences.
I bought a PS4 at launch and have been incredibly happy with it. If you don't have a 4K television, it sounds like there's little reason to wait for Neo/Scorpio as they're primarily aimed at the 4K audience. I can't speak for the Xbox, but I think there are enough current and upcoming titles on the PlayStation 4 to make it 100% worth investing in!
You don't need to play any earlier titles to enjoy 5, but there are some great games there. What hardware do you have? If you have a Vita, Persona 4 Golden is a blast. If you have a PS2 or PS3, playing the original Persona 4 would also be baller. I've personally only played 3 and 4. They're both good, but 4 is where I started and I felt it was a great way in.
If you really only want to play 5 (because damn, it looks amazing), you can absolutely start there. 3 and 4 are neat though if you have the time!
Though I'm pretty torn (so many great worlds), I would have to choose Skyrim. It's chilly year-round, every house feels cozy, and there's something about the careers in a world like that just feels right. I've spent the past decade working in local television news and the product I create is somewhat intangible, a broadcast that airs once and then fades away. The idea of being a blacksmith and hammering out some armor for someone that they take with them... It's very appealing.
I have pretty crap eyes, so I'm not sure I'd be able to do VR (can't watch 3D movies without getting ill). Would love to try it out and, if I have it in the budget, would grab PS VR in the fall if I liked the experience. I have an alright gaming PC, but def prefer consoles.
How much interest is there in doing something like this? I'm always on the lookout for new shows and enforcing a light time limit makes the act of completing a show a little more exciting. Perhaps we could get some interesting conversations out of it? At the least, I always enjoy experiencing a show I might not otherwise have watched.
Post below if you're interested and maybe include a show or two that you'd be interested in watching together with some Allies. Older or newer shows, I'd be down for either.
If you still want to game, you'll find time to game. I've been working full-time for the past 10 years and have been simultaneously going to school again full-time the past couple years. I typically can't play much during the semester, but when I don't have classes, I feel like I have way too much time. It's all about managing priorities.
Persona 5? Definitely a priority.
Maybe grab a 3DS as well, eh? In your early twenties, you might feel silly pulling out a 3DS while waiting at grown-up places. For me, at least, by my late twenties, I couldn't care less what other people think. A 3DS is significantly better than staring at a wall at the DMV.
Also, most grown-ups have hobbies and people who grew up with home consoles are hella old now. Thus, the average age of gamers gets older and older.
Final Bosman was my route to finding GameTrailers and I'm so glad that he's still doing in-depth content like this, even if it is sporadically. I was particularly taken with that chapter of Uncharted as well and mentioned it to a friend who thought it was nice, but pretty much just breezed through it. It's nice being able to count on Bosman and his attention to context.
YouTube recommended I re-watch the "Allies Assemble" video they launched the Patreon with yesterday and I couldn't believe how recently that was and how far the Allies have come in a couple months. I've never felt as invested in an online community as I am in the Allies.
I'm definitely still interested, but I've decided to wait and see reception (and now Ben's review!) because my backlog is getting hella unruly and I have quite a few JRPGs still in need of my attention. It's absolutely hype-worthy! I'll be keeping an eye on it for now, but I'm almost certain it'll end up being one I need to play.