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Least liked console from each of the big 3 and why

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Chris Hu said:
Pok87 said:
Wii - poor graphics
PS3 - first years was bad (high price, online, DualShock 2, exclusives)
Xbox One - weaker than ps4, few good exclusives games

I think you mean the Sixaxis the DualShock 2 was the default and only official controller for the PS2.

Yes, you're right.



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I think for me it's been...

For Microsoft: The original Xbox. There were very few games, and even fewer exclusives, that I found appealing released for it.

For Nintendo: The Wii. I didn't much care for the Wii U either, but the Wii in particular was clearly a system mainly for more casual gamers, which I am not. Despite its large volume of system exclusive releases, I revisit only the smallest handful of Wii games today.

For Sony: This is a tough one because I've actually really liked all of Sony's PlayStation home consoles. While part of me wants to penalize the PlayStation 3 for the initial few years wherein it cost $600, had almost no exclusive games, and boasted a horribly unaesthetic standard controller that didn't even have a rumble feature (which had become standard by then), at the end of the day I feel like they made up the difference from 2009-13 with a price cut, the revival of the Dual Shock controller design, and quite a lot of system-exclusive releases that included a number of my all-time favorite games (such as The Last of Us and Heavy Rain). THEREFORE, I will have to narrowly conclude that the original PlayStation is the Sony home console I like the least, if only because it has the smallest number of games that I revisit today. But that's still a lot.



Wii - Zero fun memories or memorable games that I can remember.

PS2 - Was an Xbox fanboy, PS2 had a few good games but overall not a system I cared for.

Xbox One - From Xbox 360 to this colossal fuck up of a console, and a complete disrespect to its core IPs. A Fable that killed the studio, the worst Halo, the worst FM, the worst Gears. Around 2 interesting Xbox exclusives, no serious investment in creating new IPs, all talk all gen. Unlikely I'll ever return to owning an Xbox after this generation.



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If I was to include Sega as one of the past "big 3" as others have done, I guess I'd go with the Master System; I've never even played one but like the NES it comes from an era that I don't think has aged well.



I'd have to put the Master System as my least favorite Sega console. A lot of its games looked prettier than the NES, but they weren't anywhere near as memorable. Even Phantasy Star, the best Master System game I've played, I didn't enjoy as much as Dragon (Quest) Warrior III and IV on NES.



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Microsoft: Xbox 360, because it killed Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie.

Sony: PS2, because it's the most overrated PlayStation system.

Nintendo: Wii U, because it had so much potential and threw it all out.



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CaptainExplosion said:

Microsoft: Xbox 360, because it killed Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie.

Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts was my first Banjo game. I thought it was pretty good.



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Barkley said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Microsoft: Xbox 360, because it killed Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie.

Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts was my first Banjo game. I thought it was pretty good.

You are horribly misguided.



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CaptainExplosion said:
Barkley said:

Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts was my first Banjo game. I thought it was pretty good.

You are horribly misguided.

Dunno about the 360 one, but the original was great.



CaptainExplosion said:

Microsoft: Xbox 360, because it killed Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie.

Sony: PS2, because it's the most overrated PlayStation system.

Nintendo: Wii U, because it had so much potential and threw it all out.

I try not to think about what the 360 did to Banjo. :( At the end of the day though, it had so many excellent games that I can overlook this one atrocity, kinda like how I overlook Metroid Other M when it comes to my love for the Wii.

And yeah, PS2 never did anything for me either.