If I had to pick a console that I was going to buy with my money, it wouldn’t be a new PlayStation, or even an Xbox, and I’m not talking about the Nintendo Switch either. For me and from personal experience, the best system that has come out in recent times is the Valve console and not because it is based on the PC, but from my own experience. However, it has its chiaroscuro and that is why I have decided to share my steam deck experience
First of all, I have to clarify that I am not the owner of a Steam Deck, my experience with it was recently at a good friend’s house to whom it had come and he let me try it to enjoy it. Obviously, the first time you see it, it impresses with its size and it took me back to my childhood memories in which a classmate had an Atari Lynx. A console also huge in size, but simply spectacular from a technical point of view, being a kind of miniature Amiga and therefore also a marvel at the time.
How was my first experience with the Steam Deck?
However, the size of the console has not been a handicap when it comes to handling and playing with it for a period of time, yes, I have been holding it in a position that is comfortable to play and does not tire my hands. In any case, my Nintendo Switch with long games makes my hands have to rest, since Valve’s console is bigger, I suppose the same thing would happen to me in less time. However, I did not get to be with her for long.
As for the screen, it is a somewhat disappointing point for me, it is understood that being 1280 x 800 saves power in the graphics chip and makes many games playable without problems at a decent frame rate. Don’t expect a wonder either, some titles have subtle visual cuts that visually place it below PS4 and Xbox One. So if you are a graphics connoisseur, make it clear that it is not a PC with an RTX or a portable PS5.
What really gives value to the system
It is the fact of being able to play a certain saga in all its splendor on a laptop, believe me that it is worth it and it is something that nothing has ever been possible to do. Let’s not forget that neither SONY nor Microsoft are officially interested in making a portable console and, on the other hand, that certain games do not come out or will come out on Nintendo consoles and not because of the policies of the Kyoto company. Honestly, technological progress is not always based on the most powerful and although the concept can be improved, it is something that has been missing for a long time.
Worth? With the little time I’ve had when it comes to enjoying it, yes, it has tasted little and I must confess that I am a person who has been apathetic to everything that happens in the world for a long time. That is to say, nothing or almost nothing excited me enough to consider, save and buy it. With the Valve console things have changed, unfortunately the economy is to prefer other more important things than a toy. And no, it’s not that my wife won’t let me, it’s that she wants one too and two is a lot.