I did try the Steam Link but was underwhelmed with the performance.
Not hoping to incite a skirmish here but I'd love some help deciding on a living room entertainment solution for my situation.
Am looking to spend less time in front of a gaming pc by myself and would prefer to be in the living room closer to the family. I currently own a PC that I built last year and am open to reconfiguring it for living room use if that makes the most sense.
Ultimately what I'm after is:
- ease of use (have hesitations about having to continue to manage a windows machine, support my own hardware, etc).
- nice selection of fun, casual play games that a friend could even drop into (thinking things like the Lego games, which already support local co-op on PC)
- graphics are important, but moreso being able to consistently hit 60fps and run smooth visuals
There are aspects of each system that I like and dislike, and am having a difficult time deciding how to proceed.
PC: powerful, but interface isn't ideal. Expensive and not a great deal of casual co-op games (that I know of), can use an xbox controller (a plus for me).
PS4: checks most of the boxes, but am not a huge fan of the controller and not sure about the casual games library. Does have Uncharted and GoW though which are slick.
I'm not really considering xbox -- although it was my favorite console last gen and offers some great casual games, this gen doesn't seem to be as well structured. But again, maybe I'm wrong. They do have some fun classics available like Earthworm Jim and Fable 2. And I'm finding that the games I can jump into, play for 15 minutes, and jump out of are where I'm gravitating with a growing family.
I may be overcomplicating this but what do you suggest?