It’s been a long time coming but now eventually my OUYA console is being dispatched. Honestly, I had forgotten about it and I am glad to finally be receiving it
In anticipation I checked out a few blog posts about the OUYA.
Engadget’s (Backer Edition) Review and The Verge’s Review highlight that this should be considered a BETA console and not for the everyday user. They were also decidedly negative about the ergonomics of the controller, suggesting it is not well assembled giving it a “cheap, breakable feel”. Not the best reviews by any stretch of the imagination.
TechCrunch Gave a more objective review, rebranding the OUYA as a ‘micro-console’ instead of an Android Game Console, to avoid the obvious comparisons with both Android based phones and the main players in the console market. They suggested the console should be considered like a netbook would be versus a laptop (you wouldn’t be able to run power hungry applications like Photoshop on the netbook, thus shouldn’t expect it when reviewing its performance).
I eagerly anticipate its arrival and will make sure to put together a thorough unboxing and first impressions post.