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sunset overdrive 31 36.05%
 
infamous 55 63.95%
 
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SvennoJ said:
A good friend of mine told me SO was just ok, he enjoyed SS much better. That delayed my Xbox One purchase as I wanted one for SO and Forza Horizon. I still haven't gotten around to buying one yet, still no must have second game :/

I would have bought it on ps4 though, but don't see it justifying buying another console for. Since Insomniac owns the IP, can't they do a PSVR remake or spin off?

I.S.S. is light years better, in my opinion. 



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Azzanation said:
Sprash said:

wow a difference by one point? can't believe that we have gamers on this site who believe that infamous is a better game for Them, how is that even possible :/

By critic reviews SSO is a slightly better game on average. Ill take Metacritic scores more seriously than a bunch of random internet users who probably only have 1 console. 

Holding metacritic up as the definitive source of game reviews and aggregate scores is fine, but to argue it's accuracy when it comes down to a single point, and use that as a barometer to gauge that one title was definitvely more well revieved that another, and hold that figure as gospel, is utterly ridiculous.

One point or even a few points on metacritic means very, very little, when you have titles with varying numbers of reviews, from different sources, with both subjective percentages applied to reviews and subjective weighing applied to reviewers. The whole idea is about putting a numerical figure on the general reaction of the media to the media. By all means it's useful as a guide, but when it comes down to a single point in an imperfect and inexact system?

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darkenergy said:
Insomniac wanted to keep IP but Sony wanted to own it so they went to MS and they let them keep the IP. Nothing else needs to be said.

This. Nothing else needs to be said.



Azzanation said:
A lot of gamers on here saying Infamous Second Son is a better game. Its fair to have an opinion.

Let me just put this here

Metacritic

Infamous Second Son - (80)
Sunset Overdrive - (81)

Both Games seem to be sitting on similar scores slightly favouring SSO. Those saying its better.. well not review wise.

Sony wanted to own the IP and MS didn't which is why the game came out on XB1. The sequel can go anywhere unless MS purchase the rights for the 2nd one.

Microsoft needs ips. They probably asked and insomniac refused. As long as they could fill their lineup they would take what they could get. Beggars can't be choosers. Sadly they most likely find another one since it wasn't profitable. If they would've added it to their game anywhere program, we could've seen higher sales, but I guess back then they were still working out he kinks.



S.T.A.G.E. said:
Azzanation said:
A lot of gamers on here saying Infamous Second Son is a better game. Its fair to have an opinion.

Let me just put this here

Metacritic

Infamous Second Son - (80)
Sunset Overdrive - (81)

Both Games seem to be sitting on similar scores slightly favouring SSO. Those saying its better.. well not review wise.

Sony wanted to own the IP and MS didn't which is why the game came out on XB1. The sequel can go anywhere unless MS purchase the rights for the 2nd one.

Microsoft needs ips. They probably asked and insomniac refused. As long as they could fill their lineup they would take what they could get. Beggars can't be choosers. Sadly they most likely find another one since it wasn't profitable. If they would've added it to their game anywhere program, we could've seen higher sales, but I guess back then they were still working out he kinks.

I kinda doubt they even tried to acquire the IP because if that was an option it would have been on Playstation.

You make it sound like there are a finite number of potential IPs floating around. There are always projects looking for funding and no company can fund them all. And sometimes they pick projects that turn out underwhelming, even the amazing Sony has had a few letdowns either critically or saleswise.



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Sunset overdrive is a much better game than infamous 2nd son for me and my friends.
It's not on ps4 simply because sony wants to own every ip that is exclusive to its platform. AND Microsoft doesn't ask that



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Azzanation said:
Sprash said:

wow a difference by one point? can't believe that we have gamers on this site who believe that infamous is a better game for Them, how is that even possible :/

By critic reviews SSO is a slightly better game on average. Ill take Metacritic scores more seriously than a bunch of random internet users who probably only have 1 console. 

Ahh, but I:SS was reviewed by one more reviewer.  If SO was reviewed by one more person and they thought it wasn't that great, it would be at 80, too.  Of course, 1 point doesn't mean shit.  Just like Nintendo fans flipping out because Zelda went down one point was stupid.

Though, if you go by user reviews, SO has a 78, while SS has an 81.  3 whole points.  SS WINS!!  YAY!!

WagnerPaiva said:
I got Sunset Overdrive for free with my Gold subscription.
Played for 20 minutes, hated, with a passion.
Style over substance, a lot of "tude" (attitude).
I think that younger people would probably enjoy it, like, less than 20 years old.

While I never played the game, that's the impression I got from trailers and gameplay vids.  Definitely looks like a blast to play off and on, though.



Mr Puggsly said:
WagnerPaiva said:
I got Sunset Overdrive for free with my Gold subscription.
Played for 20 minutes, hated, with a passion.
Style over substance, a lot of "tude" (attitude).
I think that younger people would probably enjoy it, like, less than 20 years old.

I don't think anybody liked SO in the first 20 minutes. It eventually hooks people in though and that's why it has a lot of praise.

In a nutshell, your opinion isn't worth much from just 20 minutes. But you're still entitled to have one.

Exactly you can't honestly judge a game by only playing it for 20 minutes he does have a point about it being mostly targeted at younger people.  That being said I'm in my 40s and I enjoyed it.



I think I'm totally missing the relevance here. InFamous is made by Sucker Punch, right?! What does that have to do with SO being made by Insomniac? 2 different developers.



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S.T.A.G.E. said:
Azzanation said:
A lot of gamers on here saying Infamous Second Son is a better game. Its fair to have an opinion.

Let me just put this here

Metacritic

Infamous Second Son - (80)
Sunset Overdrive - (81)

Both Games seem to be sitting on similar scores slightly favouring SSO. Those saying its better.. well not review wise.

Sony wanted to own the IP and MS didn't which is why the game came out on XB1. The sequel can go anywhere unless MS purchase the rights for the 2nd one.

Microsoft needs ips. They probably asked and insomniac refused. As long as they could fill their lineup they would take what they could get. Beggars can't be choosers. Sadly they most likely find another one since it wasn't profitable. If they would've added it to their game anywhere program, we could've seen higher sales, but I guess back then they were still working out he kinks.

I just want to point out Sony funded SFV and No Man's Sky over Sunset Overdrive and they don't own either. Sony is the chooser and sometimes they make bad choices.

I bet SO is just one of countless ideas being pushed by 3rd parties, they just need funding. Finding the projects worth funding seems to be the tough part.

I'm not entirely convinced SO was a financial failure. Probably broken even over time. On the web people keep complaining about the lack of new IPs and they also complain about the lack of sequels for certain IPs. I like SO but I'm not dying for a sequel.



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