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Zax said:

Sure I guess but name me three Xbox exclusives games to rival The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Uncharted 2.

Also these games win readers choice awards so it's a matter of a huge scale not the opinion of just me.


It wouldn't matter how many people agreed with your opinion. It would still just be an opinion. Universality does not imply objectivity. Just because those three games got a lot of awards - i.e. were highly praised by "professional" gamers - does not imply that those games are inherently better games. There's no reason to believe Halo, Forza, etc. are objectively any worse than TLoU or Uncharted. 

So the title of your thread could be changed to "Why do Playstation exclusives cater to my tastes and other gamers tastes so much more than Xbox exclusives.", and then the answer would be more clear: you simply prefer Playstation styled exclusives. 



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Galbatorix9 said:
HEMSTAR said:
Galbatorix9 said:
Zax said:

With how similar both consoles are in so many ways and how both consoles seem to get 90% of the same games it's always striked me as odd how there is such a drastic difference in quality and amount of excluisves between the Playstation and the Xbox.

It's not even the case that it's Japan's involvement that's what's doing it because even without them it'd still be the same.

The PS3 saw several exclusive games win many notable GOTY awards. MGS4, Uncharted 2, Little Big Planet, The Last of Us, Journey for example. That can not really be said for Xbox. Sure there was a time when Mass Effect 2 and maybe Bioshock recieved such acclaim but they ended up on PS3 aswell.

Three PS3 exclusives won GOTY on Gamespot but none for Xbox. The same can be said for IGN. This is the case amongst both the editors picks and the readers picks with the one exception that Gears of War did win.

Compare the PS360 metacritic scores.

There are 12 games for PS3 that scored over 90 not including HD collections. Xbox only has 7. If I were to include the games over 80 it'd be even bigger.

Also the huge amount of variety compared to the Xbox is staggering.

Heavenly Rain, Ratchet and Clank, Gran Turismo, Yakuza, Infamous, Killzone, Ni No Kuni, Tales etc

Xbox has had some but most never catch on like Crackdown.

I just it pretty odd seeing as how Xbox is just as popular and it's been around so long now.

did you know that of the three companies sony has the lowest average score on metacritic, with nintendo being number 1? Pls dont hate on microsoft. 

Cause Sony takes more risks with new ip's.

okay look, no doubt the ps3 has better quality story driven exclusives.  I mean naughty dogs games and heavy rain specifically. But Right now the xbox one has better games. Seriously, infamous and killzone are more looks than anything. My friends on playstation would rather play on their pc's and are bored of the system so they are constantly asking me to join them on league of legends and steam. 

I gave you the answer to why Sony has a lower metacritic compared to others, why have you got to rant on about something else?



HEMSTAR said:
Galbatorix9 said:
HEMSTAR said:
Galbatorix9 said:
Zax said:

With how similar both consoles are in so many ways and how both consoles seem to get 90% of the same games it's always striked me as odd how there is such a drastic difference in quality and amount of excluisves between the Playstation and the Xbox.

It's not even the case that it's Japan's involvement that's what's doing it because even without them it'd still be the same.

The PS3 saw several exclusive games win many notable GOTY awards. MGS4, Uncharted 2, Little Big Planet, The Last of Us, Journey for example. That can not really be said for Xbox. Sure there was a time when Mass Effect 2 and maybe Bioshock recieved such acclaim but they ended up on PS3 aswell.

Three PS3 exclusives won GOTY on Gamespot but none for Xbox. The same can be said for IGN. This is the case amongst both the editors picks and the readers picks with the one exception that Gears of War did win.

Compare the PS360 metacritic scores.

There are 12 games for PS3 that scored over 90 not including HD collections. Xbox only has 7. If I were to include the games over 80 it'd be even bigger.

Also the huge amount of variety compared to the Xbox is staggering.

Heavenly Rain, Ratchet and Clank, Gran Turismo, Yakuza, Infamous, Killzone, Ni No Kuni, Tales etc

Xbox has had some but most never catch on like Crackdown.

I just it pretty odd seeing as how Xbox is just as popular and it's been around so long now.

did you know that of the three companies sony has the lowest average score on metacritic, with nintendo being number 1? Pls dont hate on microsoft. 

Cause Sony takes more risks with new ip's.

okay look, no doubt the ps3 has better quality story driven exclusives.  I mean naughty dogs games and heavy rain specifically. But Right now the xbox one has better games. Seriously, infamous and killzone are more looks than anything. My friends on playstation would rather play on their pc's and are bored of the system so they are constantly asking me to join them on league of legends and steam. 

I gave you the answer to why Sony has a lower metacritic compared to others, why have you got to rant on about something else?

cuz this thread was a rant about xbox vs playstation games to begin with. and this gen. microsoft is winning. 



Knack vs Titanfall...



Wright said:

Hatin' on Crackdown but points out Heavenly Sword as quality.

 

Yeah.

They are both prett bad imo.

But Crackdown actually has a fanbase for some reason, and Heavenly Sword has zero :P



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Galbatorix9 said:
HEMSTAR said:
Galbatorix9 said:
HEMSTAR said:
Galbatorix9 said:
Zax said:

With how similar both consoles are in so many ways and how both consoles seem to get 90% of the same games it's always striked me as odd how there is such a drastic difference in quality and amount of excluisves between the Playstation and the Xbox.

It's not even the case that it's Japan's involvement that's what's doing it because even without them it'd still be the same.

The PS3 saw several exclusive games win many notable GOTY awards. MGS4, Uncharted 2, Little Big Planet, The Last of Us, Journey for example. That can not really be said for Xbox. Sure there was a time when Mass Effect 2 and maybe Bioshock recieved such acclaim but they ended up on PS3 aswell.

Three PS3 exclusives won GOTY on Gamespot but none for Xbox. The same can be said for IGN. This is the case amongst both the editors picks and the readers picks with the one exception that Gears of War did win.

Compare the PS360 metacritic scores.

There are 12 games for PS3 that scored over 90 not including HD collections. Xbox only has 7. If I were to include the games over 80 it'd be even bigger.

Also the huge amount of variety compared to the Xbox is staggering.

Heavenly Rain, Ratchet and Clank, Gran Turismo, Yakuza, Infamous, Killzone, Ni No Kuni, Tales etc

Xbox has had some but most never catch on like Crackdown.

I just it pretty odd seeing as how Xbox is just as popular and it's been around so long now.

did you know that of the three companies sony has the lowest average score on metacritic, with nintendo being number 1? Pls dont hate on microsoft. 

Cause Sony takes more risks with new ip's.

okay look, no doubt the ps3 has better quality story driven exclusives.  I mean naughty dogs games and heavy rain specifically. But Right now the xbox one has better games. Seriously, infamous and killzone are more looks than anything. My friends on playstation would rather play on their pc's and are bored of the system so they are constantly asking me to join them on league of legends and steam. 

I gave you the answer to why Sony has a lower metacritic compared to others, why have you got to rant on about something else?

cuz this thread was a rant about xbox vs playstation games to begin with. and this gen. microsoft is winning. 

K, everyone's entitled to their opinion.



etking said:
Knack vs Titanfall...

Yes, pick the "worse" (subjective) exclusive on PS4 and pick the "best"(subjective as well) title on Xbone.

Completely ignore the last gen (which many consider the PS3 to have the best exclusives by a long shot), that is what the OP is talking about, and focus on the 5 month-old platforms that one could argue has no GREAT games as of yet. And a 3rd party one (Respawn)at that.

Well done.

An opposite example of this ridiculous line of thinking would be:

Resogun vs Lococyle...

Do you think thas fair? Read what you wrote before posting...



Not-so-proud owner of every current-gen system. 

Next-gen is upon us folks!

And some cool and inspiring quotes

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” 
― Oscar Wilde
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” 
― Bernard M. Baruch
Zax said:

Also the huge amount of variety compared to the Xbox is staggering.

Heavy Rain, Ratchet and Clank, Gran Turismo, Yakuza, Infamous, Killzone, Ni No Kuni, Tales etc

Xbox has had some but most never catch on like Crackdown.

I just it pretty odd seeing as how Xbox is just as popular and it's been around so long now.


I also found this interesting. Xbox certainly is lacking a sandbox game like Yakuza for their own, but they have Beautiful Katamari, Lost Odyssey, Project Gotham Racing, Tales, Alan Wake, Dead Rising...

 

Why are you complaining about variety? :P Does Ps3 has any space flight simulator like Project Sylpheed?



It's because Sony likes to buy great 1st party studios that create new IPs geared specifically for the PS HW, which allows them to use the system at its full potential. MS, on the other hand, has a history of buying exclusivity, whether timed or not, from 2nd/3rd party studios. Occasionally they will buy the rights to the IP after it has proven its worth.



bobgamer said:
Wright said:

Hatin' on Crackdown but points out Heavenly Sword as quality.

 

Yeah.

They are both prett bad imo.

But Crackdown actually has a fanbase for some reason, and Heavenly Sword has zero :P

ur opinion yes. heaveny sword manged around 1.5m. thats not even close to 0.