I agree, but I found it wasn't as huge a leap as from the 3 to the 4. Same thing with the xbox controllers. The jump from 360/ps3 era controllers to xbone/ps4 felt huuuuge to me. Since then, it's still improvement, but feels incremental. I found the ps4 controller feels good in terms of build quality, but it still had that old-school playstation shape - the Ps5 controllers biggest improvement, to me, is less the build quality and more the ergonomics of it.PS5 controllers definitely feel better in my hands.
If you don't want to play Demon's Souls (I think you should, if you have PS+ you can cheese it bigtime with uploading saves as a form of game freeze), the other big great graphical showcase on the system right now is Returnal, which is a roguelike that gets compared to soulslikes all the time cause of its difficulty. It sounds a lot harder/more frustrating than Demon's Souls or especially Elden Ring. I haven't played it cause it still hasn't gotten cheap enough for me.
Horizon Forbidden West is probably the best-looking game on the system to my eyes, but I definitely think it's worse than Demon's Souls and Elden Ring. And the PS4 versions of HFW and Elden Ring really do hold up quite well against the PS5 versions and as a result the PS5 versions kind of feel graphically held back by the cross-platform thing. I think Demon's Souls is widely considered to still be the best-looking game on the system. Except maybe Ratchet and Clank or whatever (I get that franchise confused with Jak and Dexter, never played either).
Most of the other "PS5" games I've played are just faster load-time versions of things that barely look different from PS4 games. AC Valhalla, Ghost of Tsushima, Far Cry 6. I'd highly advise not playing either AC:V or FC6, they suck.
I'm still hoping for the native PS5 versions of RDR2 and Witcher 3. Haven't played the first, and want to replay the second. Guessing the first should be a graphical powerhouse.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3. This series is ALMOST topping my favorite RPGs: FF6 and Chrono trigger
This one is incredible so far.
I think for me 1 = 2 > 3 so far. XC1 holds a very special place in my heart, and I cannot believe it was a Wii game. XC2 I actually hated when I first started... but then came around and its one of my favorite games of all time.I rolled credits on Xenoblade Chronicles 3 yesterday. Game of the year. I booted into post game and suffice it to say I'll still be playing it for another few months probably.
FF6 and Chrono Cross were my favorite games for 15-20 years. Then Xenoblade 2 completely obliterated them. I can't really compare 3 vs. 2 yet, because it'll take me quite a bit of reflection to determine that, but there's so much to love in 3, and post game stuff is always pretty great in Xeno games too. Initial thoughts though are that I still prefer the characters a lot more in 2 than 3.
The jump from 360/ps3 era controllers to xbone/ps4 felt huuuuge to me.
there are some games that do haptic really well. I think it's nice tech that can for sure be improved. It's not like the useless touchpad in the middle of the controller lolCompletely forgot the PS5 version of Cyberpunk was available. I'm gonna try to do a bunch of side activities before continuing the main story. Mainly because I know Rogue requires a few grand before you can even start that segment of the game.
Not sure how I feel about the haptic feedback on the DS5 though. At times it reminds me of having a really crap 3rd party controller from the PS2 days.
The touchpad has been used by a handful of games. Like, Gravity Rush 2 you had to do different directional swipes on it for different actions. Honestly I feel like something that can actually be used as a controller is more relevant to gameplay than some motors that make your hands go brrr, but what do I know. A lot of games also use it as the "pause" button, but that doesn't take advantage of the touchscreen aspect.there are some games that do haptic really well. I think it's nice tech that can for sure be improved. It's not like the useless touchpad in the middle of the controller lol