June 2008, MGS4 launches to the PS3. Sony fans get defensive, are we going to keep our beloved game on just our console?... 94 meta, GOTY 2008 (second.. behind LBP, shockingly LBP gets more awards).
After the years, we now found ourselves in june 2011 about 3 years later. If a MGS4 was announced which I believe is happening soon enough, itll release in like another year, making the MGS4 exclusitivity of the PS3 version last for a whopping 4 years.
Now you all know that a B E A S T of my status love MGS4. (LOL elpres)
Truth is, I believe its time... I believe its time to share the entire MGS saga. You see, we're pretty much having so many exclusives that losing MGS4 isn't really going to matter, not after this long. We needed the game when we were in deep shit, or well.. we lacked the blockbusters like Uncharted, LBP, Killzone, God of War, Gran Turismo, InFAMOUS, Resistance (2-3 well.. xD), Motorstorm (2-3 well xD), Twisted Metal, The last guardian sotc&ico collection, starhawk warhawk (started as a PSN game.. so..) and many many more...even games like Heavy Rain.
Bottom line is,
if you look at the exclusives that were released and can be considerd as .."acclaimed" with MY definition of exclusives obviously being:
Games that are only on ONE platform. Period. PC INCLUDED In this as a platform.
Then , out of the top of my head:
PS3: MGS4, LBP, Resistance 2, Motorstorm Pacific rift, GT5:Prolouge
X360: Gears 2, Fable 2 (im afraid im having a hard time remembering anything else that merits my definition. I did however get my Xbox 360 in November 2008 so perhaps I wasnt as informed then).
Result: PS3 & Multiplaforms (Fallout 3 etc) dominate the GOTY awards. PS3 starts picking up steem.
PS3: Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, Infamous, Demons souls.
X360: Forza 3... , Halo 3 ODST? , Halo wars (I had my X360 for this entire year, and.. really, like I said, if its on PC, imma get it there)
Result: Total domination of the GOTY awards. Arguably the best year for Sony as KZ2 and Uncharted 2 were true blockbusters. Halo Wars & Halo 3 ODST.. not so much. Forza 3, sure I guess but no GOTY there.
PS3: God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain, M.A.G, Modnation Racers
X360: Halo Reach, Alan Wake
Result: Quite even between Sony & MS, where as Multiplats win mostly. Now if Mass Effect 2 was a exclusive that'd be a difference. It wasnt even a timed exclusive to me as I count the PC as a platform for gaming...
Now it gets interesting:
PS3: Killzone 3, LBP2, Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Motorstorm Apocalypse
X360: WTF!? We're waiting for Forza 4 and Gears of War 3
Result: Too early to tell. But.. I just might have a good idea. We're having the sequel of the GOTY 2008 (LBP), The sequel of both the GOTY contenders in 2009 (KZ3 and Uncharted 3), Thrown in with the sequel of another acclaimed game (Infamous 2), and the return of a new IP (Twisted Metal). Another motorstorm aswell along with Resistance. Forza 4 releasing to compete with GT5 and take over the ground attention till' GT6 arrives, that alone is a battle that won't be rewarded with GOTY. Gears 3 is going alone against everything. It all depends on that game for any GOTY awards at all. Quite the pressure...
All im saying is, share MGS4. They deserve it. Without the 360 fans, we PS3 fans would not exist. We complete each other :'(. I don't know if this counts as a rant, but yes I went a tad off topic. I just had to share my mind, hoping that nobody sees it as an insult. Cheerioz.