So Final Fantasy XIII released today, something I have been looking so forward to for quite some time. And quite frankly, I haven't got the time to play it right now. (Thanks a lot, newborn!) But that is not the issue I want to address here... The issue I want to look at is this: what platform?
In my house we are far from loyal to any one platform. We have the 360, the PS3, the Wii, a DS, and play computer games too. We don't want to miss out on any gaming opportunity for lack of the required system. But now, in this day and age where games are more likely to cross-over and be on all consoles instead of loyal to one, it's become an issue choosing which console to buy for. For Final Fantasy I would think the PS3 for it's graphics capabilities vs the 360, but I read a review that said they are virtually the same. I would lean towards the 360 because, well, I still prefer it. I prefer the multiplayer functionality (not an issue for FF), and I way prefer the achievements feature. Trophies still make no sense to me. And the PS doesn't seem to offer the same competitive spirit with your friends that I find with Xbox's achievement/gamerscore.
So what affects your decision about where to game? Do you wait until you can read reviews or do you just jump in and hope for the best? I find myself dragging my feet on this particular purchase. (If you're playing FFXIII on either console let me know what you think!)