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Western third parties, maybe, but I'm a lot happier with what Japanese third parties are putting out this gen than I was last gen, and I prefer Japanese games.

Even with Western games, though, Witcher 3 is better than anything any Western third party put out in 7th gen, and Doom has been good. I will say Fallout, which was my favorite Western-made franchise last gen, has really declined in quality.

I'm much happier with 8th gen than I was with 7th gen. 

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Zoombael said:

Seeing the games OP mentioned and the more i think about last gen, the more it sucked.

Agreed. Last gen was my least favorite console gen since the NES came out. 



There are definitely some great third party games this gen, like Doom, Hellblade, Witcher 3, etc, but I feel like for every 1 this gen I could name like 2-3 from last gen.

My 360 collection is huge and overwhelmingly third party, plus I have over 20 third party games on Wii. This gen I have like 14 on Switch and not enough that I want on PS4/Xbone to compel me to buy one to play them.

I hope next gen doesn't make them even more risk averse as the cost of development increases. I want to see more bold and exciting new IPs, like we had in the 7th gen with Bioshock, Dead Space, Vanquish, Bayonetta, etc.



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curl-6 said:

There are definitely some great third party games this gen, like Doom, Hellblade, Witcher 3, etc, but I feel like for every 1 this gen I could name like 2-3 from last gen.

My 360 collection is huge and overwhelmingly third party, plus I have over 20 third party games on Wii. This gen I have like 14 on Switch and not enough that I want on PS4/Xbone to compel me to buy one to play them.

I hope next gen doesn't make them even more risk averse as the cost of development increases. I want to see more bold and exciting new IPs, like we had in the 7th gen with Bioshock, Dead Space, Vanquish, Bayonetta, etc.

Will depend on the developer and the state of said series: say what you will about Ubisoft but they're not exactly against new I.P's unlike say...Activision. 



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agreed 100 percent i bought more third party games on my 360 than on my ps4 and xbox one combined



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Well I follow much more closely Sony IPs and I have been satisfied, but yes there is less titles both from Sony. On third party front I guess the real quality ones I have just as much for my taste.



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I didn't care for most of those big franchises. The fact games like Astebreed, Ruiner, Nex Machina, Bomberman R, Puyo Puyo, and shmups and ports of Saturn/Dreamcast/90s Arcade games on PS4/Switch and physical versions made me happier this gen than last. The only complaint I really have is good sci-fi TPS are missing. Armored Core is missing tho I liked Daemon X Machina. The last-gen was loaded with those. I took it as a tradeoff. I would also like to see the return of the B game. Those middleware games from studios. I'm glad Mass Effect and batman kinda died out. Otherwise, be like Assassin's Creed and make them every time someone farts in the wind. Yes, Odyssey was good but series peaked with II in storytelling. Franchises don't always need to go on forever.



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