Gaming suggestions please!
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Hi! I'm trying to surprise my boyfriend with either a Playstation 4 or Nintendo Switch and can't really decide which one I should get him. I was wondering if you guys would help me decide and if you have any suggestions on games, that would be great too!
And also, I hope to play the game with him so if you have any suggestions on that!
Thank you!
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I think it would depend on what type of games your BF enjoys. For example, does he like sports games... or maybe online shooters? Or is he a big Mario/Zelda fan?
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He's not a sports game type. He did want to play Zelda but I wouldn't be able to play that with him ):
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Give us the type of games he likes to play or you've seen him mention besides Zelda.
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I've seen him play Overwatch but mostly he plays Dota 2 on his computer. He doesn't own any consoles but he's been wanting PS4 and Nintendo Switch but I can only get one ):
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If he's into shooters like that then I'd say go for the PS4.
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Ooh! ok! Thank you so much! Do you have any game suggestions?
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I'm guessing you're only looking for current stuff specifically and are already aware of most of the mainstream stuff, so I'll recommend a slightly more obscure indie game called Night in the Woods. It's a charming and fun game with an endearing story and a unique style that you can get for a good price on steam.

As for the console that's a tough choice. The PS4 has a larger game base but it's nearing the end of its lifespan. On the other hand the Switch has more of its life cycle ahead of it, but that means that not that many games have had the chance to come out for it yet. Me personally I would pick a PS4 but there really isnt a wrong answer there. Im sure your bf will be very happy either way.
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Nintendo Switch came out recently, so there aren't many games available. maybe that won't matter too much if your BF is a huge zelda and mario fan, but otherwise PS4 / PS4 Pro may be worth considering, given the solid line up of games.

Playstation Plus costs $60, while Switch online service is expected to cost less than $30 (the estimate is between $17 - 26), but you also get a lot more for your money:

Nintendo Switch Online only lets you access to 1 "free" game for a month. once that month ends, you're locked behind a pay wall
(regardless of whether you're still paying for the membership)

Playstation Plus lets you keep the games given away for free, so long as you remain a Plus member.
You get 2 free games every month that's yours to keep (as long you're a plus member)
Plus also lets you have 10gb of cloud storage to store your game files, which some gamers may find to be very useful.
Sony is having a promotion now 3 additional months of Plus for free with a 1 year subscription
and there are reports of Sony making an update that should make some games run better on ps4 pro

you can also do VR with PS4 / pro, which your BF may or may not find it interesting.
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Thank you so much guys! They're all so helpful!
I think I'm going to go with PS4!
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Hmmm.. PS4 games to play together.

If you want to try an RPG, maybe look into Tales of Berseria. It's a really solid JRPG and it actually does support two player co-op (though only when you're in combat).

There are many Telltale games on the PS4 and while they aren't really multiplayer, they can be fun to couch play because of all of the decision points you can argue over. Plus, they're pretty cheap, pretty replayable and almost all really good. Just find the property you're into and go. I recommend the Tales from The Borderlands or Wolf Among Us. Life Is Strange also falls into this sort of category.

Diablo 3 is really fun and in many ways actually feels better on console than it does on PC.

Overcooked is extremely fun but can be really stressful. It's a game and a relationship test all in one.

The Lego games are silly and don't offer up much challenge but they're always a good time as long as you like the property they're based on. I like the Lego Marvel games personally.

The Rayman games are also really good. They offer up some fairly challenging 2D platforming without getting into the stupidly difficult realm that a lot of 2D platformers do these days.
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Right on!

Well, The Nintendo Switch doesn't have many games aside from the current ones like: The Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild, Shovel Knight, Binding Of Isaac Afterbirth. However there'll be more games coming along this year. PS4 has a bunch of games that is already out, for now I rather make the decision to get the PS4 now then get the Nintendo Switch later on, once good games are released. If you can, do some research about the games coming out, or get it later in the future.

As from "Namealreadytaken"


namealreadytaken wrote:

Nintendo Switch came out recently, so there aren't many games available. maybe that won't matter too much if your BF is a huge zelda and mario fan, but otherwise PS4 / PS4 Pro may be worth considering, given the solid line up of games.

Playstation Plus costs $60, while Switch online service is expected to cost less than $30 (the estimate is between $17 - 26), but you also get a lot more for your money:

Nintendo Switch Online only lets you access to 1 "free" game for a month. once that month ends, you're locked behind a pay wall
(regardless of whether you're still paying for the membership)

Playstation Plus lets you keep the games given away for free, so long as you remain a Plus member.
You get 2 free games every month that's yours to keep (as long you're a plus member)
Plus also lets you have 10gb of cloud storage to store your game files, which some gamers may find to be very useful.
Sony is having a promotion now 3 additional months of Plus for free with a 1 year subscription
and there are reports of Sony making an update that should make some games run better on ps4 pro

you can also do VR with PS4 / pro, which your BF may or may not find it interesting.


PS Plus cost the same as what you'll get for a Xbox live ones. However PlayStation Plus continues to be the best deal in gaming,
because that's exactly what you'll get every month with a subscription to Sony's PlayStation Plus service. It enables online multiplayer play, sure, but more importantly you get free games every single month through the program. You keep them for as long as you stay subscribed. The service literally pays for itself in two months. Also the PS4 games on the store does in fact have old games from PS2 and properly some of the PS3 games along with it.

Have you heard of the PS4 Pro? If so, It a more improved console from the two ps4 we all (proberly not all) might have gotten, the one i'm talking about was in 2013 (original) and the current regular PS4 Slim was last year (2016), The price might be the same, or different depending on where and who you're buying it from. If you're also looking for local co-op/multiplayer (couch games) then OverCooked, Rayman Legends, Diablo 3, Lego games.

These games "StriderShinryu" talked about


StriderShinryu wrote:

Diablo 3 is really fun and in many ways actually feels better on console than it does on PC.

Overcooked is extremely fun but can be really stressful. It's a game and a relationship test all in one.

The Lego games are silly and don't offer up much challenge but they're always a good time as long as you like the property they're based on. I like the Lego Marvel games personally.

The Rayman games are also really good. They offer up some fairly challenging 2D platforming without getting into the stupidly difficult realm that a lot of 2D platformers do these days.


More games such as COD:BO3, Rocket League, TowerFall (could be one of them local pvp, properly for fun hehe), Don't Starve (As the title said "Don't Starve" IT Proberly mean a survival game) and many more that may peek your interest.

That's should be it for now, If I forgot anything or didn't put any new information, then I'll make an update on this post.

Thank you for your time!
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