All technology progresses, home video game consoles are no exception. Especially the consoles developed and distributed by Sony. As consoles continuously become more and more technologically advanced, the games produced for the systems also evolve. With a multitude of games being released every so often, our choices in what games to play expand rapidly as well. Through the graphics engines advancement, enthralling storylines, character development and genre of game, what individual game to play could become more of a chore then a privilege. One of the most disheartening experiences one could have is being hyped up by previews of a particular game, finally obtaining a copy, sitting down and popping the game in, only to be severely let down. There is a method to keep this occurrence from happening as often.
First off, if you have no experience in gaming, you should figure out what kind of games you enjoy. There are many different genres for video games, sometimes there are even sub-genres found within a particular category. If you’re more of a mind game type person, you may want to try out the RPG genre as it’s usually less button mashing and more methodical in its approach to manipulate the player to perform various tasks. Though if you prefer the ways of button mashing compared to skillfully selecting skills to outperform the opponent, then maybe fighting games may be the way to go. There are always exceptions to this however. Some fighting games, for example, may be viewed as simply button smashing, where in actuality; they’re more complex, forcing players to string together a plethora of different combinations and moves, causing players to think strategically about how they’ll play that particular match.
Once you know what kind of games you are into, you can then start by thinking of different content you would enjoy experiencing. All games have settings that they follow, whether obvious or more subtle. Though some games have uncanny resemblance to one another, they’re always different in their own right. You, yourself, should know what theme you would enjoy, such as fantasy zombie killing in an apocalyptic world or searching through clues, fighting countless enemies as you search for treasures long lost by historical figures.
After you’ve done a little thinking on these subjects, you’ll have a little more understanding of where to start off with your gaming experience. Once you’ve found a game you like, I would always advise looking into other titles developed by the same studio. There are also games that are only available for particular systems dubbed ‘exclusives’. Of course, this is due to their exclusivity to a individual console, whether it be because of the hardware of the console or the studio who developed the game. During the current console wars, the ‘Ps3’, Sony’s PlayStation 3 is in the lead with the largest selection of exclusive titles. These titles can be singled out by their game cases which can be viewed stating ‘Only On PlayStation’ near the top-right corner.