So, as we are watching Zelda amazing score, one thing comes back to my mind, that Sony still haven't achieved a 97 or more on MC.
While Sony has a good bunch of critically acclaimed games, it has no game rated as high as that, meanwhile both Nintendo and MS do.
Out of the top of my mind the best rated games Sony have are Gran Turismo and Uncharted 2 with 96s, The Last of Us, Little Big Planet and Gran Turismo 3 95s, and God of War 94. (except for Zelda, all of those would be the best ranked game this gen)
Out of those, two are specially acclaimed games, those are Gran Turismo and The Last of Us.
Back in the day, most reviewers and general consensus by most gamers where that Gran Turismo was the very best racing game of all time, so much better than anything else that it wasn't even fun. And much closer, The Last of Us was hailed as the best game of last gen or even ever by a good amount of critics, that it was as close to perfection as it gets.
Still, none of them reached a Metacritic score of 97 or above.
Looking up at modern days reviews, it just got harder to achieve that nowdays, but with Zelda getting to it, the possibilities still do exist.
Sony have some massive games in the near future already announced with God of War 4 and The Last of Us Part II, there will be very high scores coming, but do you think anything Sony have already announced, or will ever have, is able to reach this scores?
The Last of Us Part II have a good headstart being the sequel to the already mentioned masterpiece of last gen, so if it lives up to it, the pressure to drop a perfect score once again will be waving through reviewers minds, but I can't help but think there will not be a Sony game getting this kind of scores anytime soon, maybe never, as no matter how good it may be, there will always be someone purposely willing to put it down for a reason or another, and that comes from a very recent example with Uncharted 4, which weren't going to achieve that by the way, but that was hailed as the new OoT by some reviewers like BotW is now, but had to put up with someone saying it looks so good and is so detailed that its a problem. And with games being considered the very best on their genre ever had, they still weren't able to achieve that anyway.
Horizon was up until now Sony biggest new bet and it, at least for now as it'll be a franchise without a doubt, haven't gone nowhere near that, so if Sony still have a potential TLoU like success to drop this gen, it might want to announce it this year, but otherwise, this is looking like another gen without it.