Other titles that left users wishing they’d waited for the game to hit PlayStation Plus or be discounted include “Biomutant,” “Monster Hunter World,” “Battlefield 2042,” and “Godfall.” There is a common thread of games that people regret buying for the PS5, and that thread is that most disappointing games don’t take full advantage of the system’s hardware to offer something new that can only be experienced on PS5.
Game development companies can be hesitant to invest money into those features for a game that isn’t a system exclusive, and system exclusives are fewer and further between compared to cross-platform games. However, when a system exclusive does really live up to expectations, and is allowed enough time for the game to be developed and tested, people are still willing to pay the high price tag for the experience after its initial release.
Some PS5 players feel like they’ve been burned enough that they always wait for a game to be discounted before they purchase it, but there will always be temptation. Big titles come with a lot of hype and big marketing budgets designed to make the player salivate over the potential gameplay to immerse themselves in. Sometimes those promises are lived up to, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case.