Two years later, I finally managed to purchase brand new PlayStation 5. As a casual gamer, I love immersing myself into video game worlds. These past few years most my gaming has been primarily been handheld on the Nintendo Switch. The only PS4 console gaming that I’ve done has been 100% focused only on GTA 5, Skyrim, and The Witcher 3. I’ve definitely spent over 1,000 hours on just these three games only. So one of my biggest motivations on getting a PS5, was to finally give myself an excuse to branch out off those three games.
I purchased a brand new 55 inch LG 4K/HDR TV that is 120 GHz capable earlier in the year, so as far as having a TV, I was already more than ready to make the Next-Gen Console jump.
I follow Wario64 on Twitter, which is a fantastic account that posts video game deals. So when I saw that Best Buy was finally getting PS5 consoles for Black Friday, I immediately jumped on it (I refused to give any scumbag scalper on Ebay or OfferUP any money). I decided to go big on my Nex-Gen Console experience, so I purchased a 2TB WD – BLACK SN850 2TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4 x4 Officially Licensed for PS5 drive with so I don’t have to worry about running out of disk space (Black Friday special $220.00). The expansion drive install was absolutely painless.
Since I was already in the Black Friday spirit, I also purchased a Black and Camo DualSense controller, and some additional PS5 Games that were on sale for fairly cheap (including my third copy of GTA 5!). I must say, I absolutely love the new DualSense controller, it’s very comfortable the rumble feedback is the best of any controller I’ve used.
For the first game to start my Next-Gen Console experience, I debated between Horizon Forbidden West and Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut. I opted start with Horizon Forbidden West, given that I played Horizon Zero Dawn on the PS4 already and thoroughly enjoyed the game. Needless to say, I’m over 20 hours into the game, and it has been somewhat of a let down. While the Horizon Forbidden West world and gameplay is stunning and gorgeous, the story itself has been somewhat boring. Thus said, I can’t to start playing new games on my shiny new PlayStation 5 console.