Forums - Gaming Discussion - PS5 vs Xbox SX exclusive games

Which console has the better set of announced exclusive games in your opinion?

PS5 52 68.42%
 
Xbox Series X 24 31.58%
 
Total:76
Jaicee said:
Dulfite said:

I feel like only us Nintendo fans should have a say in this poll as too many Xbox/PS fans are going to just vote for their preferred device based on brand loyalty.

I gave Sony's show a 6/10 and MS's a 8/10. Halo Infinite was a hardcore bust, but the rest of their launch lineup looks fantastic compared to Sony's, especially considering I can try most of them out and keep/stop playing whenever I want with no financial regrets due to GamePass.

Regardless, I'll still primarily game on the Switch.

As someone who doesn't know the meaning of brand loyalty, but rather plays on my own terms and not those of a particular institution, I've gotta disagree with the suggestion here that only Nintendo fans who are so dogged that they'd never buy anything other than Nintendo systems are qualified to evaluate whether the PlayStation 5 or Series X has more merit with credulity. I mean in proclaiming my intention to prioritize the Series X this fall both here and elsewhere of late, clearly I haven't displayed much loyalty to the PlayStation brand here despite my clear preference for it overall here in the current console generation. That's because I have a brain and know what I like.

Just because I love lots of games published by Sony over the last decade -- games like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II, Uncharted 4, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, The Last Guardian, this gen's God of War, Death Stranding, and I guess Ghost of Tsushima on balance -- doesn't mean I seriously want to play the next Ratchet and Clank or superhero game or Gran Turismo or even Horizon Forbidden West over say Everwild, Psychonauts 2, The Medium, Call of the Sea, or As Dusk Falls, for example (not counting smaller games), just for the sake of brand loyalty. I'm loyal to myself first. I can evaluate fairly based on my own personal metrics. At present it looks like the Series X will have more games that are, well, me. I think that's a fair enough way to evaluate.

Serious_frusting said:

Not to be a knob but I really couldnt play games with you. That is legit a list that I think could potentially put me off gaming.

Good on you though. Goes to show how different peoples tastes are.

Haha, I understand, dude! It takes all kinds! Even me. Thanks for the appreciation.

COKTOE said:

I get the wanting to play as a woman thing. I generally prefer to play as a male, but it's not that big of a deal either way. My favorite game this gen is Horizon:Zero Dawn after all.

LOL!!

Well, on the womanz thing, you also didn't grow up rarely having the option to use a character at least of your own sex in tha games and feeling very awkward. I was largely without and as such appreciate today's range of more female-centric titles. Much.

(Hell, I still feel kind of awkward in gaming circles often. Seriously, look at people's profiles here for instance. I'm like the only woman here who still posts! Ya think that's totally comfortable or makes me feel normal for being here? It's nobody's fault really, it's just the way things are, but still.)

ANYWAYS, the range of those options is just one factor and not my only reason for leaning toward the Series X.

True! It was so long ago, I had to look it up, but the first game I owned with a female "lead character", and I use the term loosely, was Cabbage Patch Kids on the ColecoVision which I got in 1983. After that, outside of 16-bit (and beyond) JRPG's and fighting games, which both deserve a nod, the next game with a female lead I played was Tomb Raider on the PS1 in 1996. Quite a gap.



Chinese food for breakfast

 

Around the Network

I feel like Microsoft can really hold itself against Sony so far, which is one of the reasons I'm leaning towards a Series X right now. As for the games being only console exclusive, I don't care. I only play on consoles so to me it's about which games I can only get on one console or the other. Also, this is part of Microsoft's strategy with Gamepass. They want people to be able to access their library from PC or Series X. I like that approach. Sony and Microsoft are not companies with arcade roots like Nintendo and Sega. Their consoles are rather more accessible gaming PCs - so why not embrace that like Microsoft does? 



Azzanation said:
Jaicee said:

It's just about creativity and authenticity to me. I got those vibes from significantly more games in the Series X line-up that's been announced than I have from the PlayStation 5 line-up we know of so far. I've already listed the games that are currently of the most interest to me for both platforms. (Speaking of which, Everwild appears to be an interest that you and I share!)

EverWild has been a good interest of mine, iv been keeping a close eye on that game, i just wish Xbox would stop playing guessing games with everyone on what the game will play like.. If its what i expect it to be than awesome however all they have shown so far is the in-game movies and that doesn't tell me much, it does look beautiful and the story seems quite unique too. I just want to know how it plays. Is it a Zelda styled adventure game? is it an open world sandbox game? is it a flight simulator game? I just wish they showed more than a movie trailer.. well anyway hoping they showcase more next time.

Side note, i am not a fan of GTA games, never got into them, i use to like COD before Ghost, Post Ghost i cbf with the series anymore. Its all the same these days, i have been CoD out for quite some time now. I liked Fable, i never found the time to get into them as much as other games however i will be keeping an eye on the new one as well, i just need to see more than just a title to get me excited.

On Everwild: For sure! I wish we'd be shown more game play footage in the Xbox shows too. Still, the ambience of Everwild is, as you say, pretty unique in its aesthetic focus on healing. The sense I get from the dialogue in the most recent trailer especially is that it'll be a more atmosphere/exploration-driven adventure and distinctly not a typical open world game that revolves around completing endless checklists of chores. That right there is a lot of the appeal to me. I definitely am interested in that one.

GTA/CoD: Yeah, I was being sarcastic about that before; I know you're a person, not a stereotype.



COKTOE said:

True! It was so long ago, I had to look it up, but the first game I owned with a female "lead character", and I use the term loosely, was Cabbage Patch Kids on the ColecoVision which I got in 1983. After that, outside of 16-bit (and beyond) JRPG's and fighting games, which both deserve a nod, the next game with a female lead I played was Tomb Raider on the PS1 in 1996. Quite a gap.

No Metroid? Guardian Legend? Dino Crisis? Parasite Eve? There were some mixed in over the years, guess it just wasn't as big a deal back then.



DPsx7 said:
COKTOE said:

True! It was so long ago, I had to look it up, but the first game I owned with a female "lead character", and I use the term loosely, was Cabbage Patch Kids on the ColecoVision which I got in 1983. After that, outside of 16-bit (and beyond) JRPG's and fighting games, which both deserve a nod, the next game with a female lead I played was Tomb Raider on the PS1 in 1996. Quite a gap.

No Metroid? Guardian Legend? Dino Crisis? Parasite Eve? There were some mixed in over the years, guess it just wasn't as big a deal back then.

Well, with Metroid, the female character angle could be distilled down to "Surprise, Motherfuckers!". If I had any thoughts towards Samus' gender as I was playing it, they were surely that the character was male. I played Super Metroid too. Brilliant game btw. I suppose that counts, even though Samus was always armor-clad, I did know the character was female. I missed all the Resident Evil ladies I played as: Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, Ada Wong, Rebecca Chambers.

I only watched friends play Parasite Eve. Was always interested in Dino Crisis, but never got around to it. Thank for the memory jog tho.

Last edited by COKTOE - on 26 July 2020

Chinese food for breakfast

 

Around the Network
COKTOE said:

True! It was so long ago, I had to look it up, but the first game I owned with a female "lead character", and I use the term loosely, was Cabbage Patch Kids on the ColecoVision which I got in 1983. After that, outside of 16-bit (and beyond) JRPG's and fighting games, which both deserve a nod, the next game with a female lead I played was Tomb Raider on the PS1 in 1996. Quite a gap.

I found more than that, but that's because, as you might understand, I consciously looked for them. It was no small feat though and there were whole years without any that I noticed. I mean I didn't even notice or think about this stuff for a while, but after long enough when you find yourself playing in mixed company, you couldn't help it.

The game that actually got me into gaming for the first time was the original Metroid back in 1987. Apparently it was a big deal at the time that protagonist Samus Aran was revealed to be a woman at the end of the game. My take on it at age six was that...I always just imagined myself as the person in the suit instinctively anyway, so the revelation didn't even register as significant in my brain. Other, older people apparently just assumed that Samus was male because of the muscular build of her armored suit; they had more established prejudices that way. The instruction booklet I later noticed deceptively advanced that idea by using male pronouns to describe Samus. (Today she's probably be accordingly canonized as a transman, lol!) In time though, I came notice the rarity of characters like her in games.

I don't know if I'd really hold up old RPGs and fighting games as greatly exceptional to this rule either. I think you'll notice, on even just a cursory observation, that the female characters in JRPGs back then were almost always secondary characters in your team, and more specifically assigned to the healing, supporting type roles primarily. There were gender roles, in other words. In fighting games you'd have maybe one or two women to choose from and well let me use the example of the original Mortal Kombat to get at what I'm trying to say. In the original Mortal Kombat, there was one woman you could choose to play as. In the default totem poll, she was designated the lowest rung, meaning she was supposed to be the easiest to beat because woman. Her fatality move was the Kiss of Death because woman. (Imagine if there had been one other woman in the game to perform the Kiss of Death on! ) If two girls played the game in two-player mode, one of them had to use a male avatar, which of course was never weird or awkward. You could find maybe some secondary exceptions to these rules if you wanted to fish for examples (like Chun-Li from Street Fighter II or characters like Lucca and Ayla in Chrono Trigger or main protagonist Terra in Final Fantasy VI...these characters and some others didn't seem like stereotypes, but here we're fishing for exceptional cases. These examples were NOT the rule!)

And I mean the type of climate I'm talking about here isn't just confined to ancient history either. I'm not just talking about how things were decades ago, I'm talking about like 8 years ago. Things were totally different just like 8 years ago! There was a study that came out back then that found the male-to-female ratio of current-gen video game protagonists was 14 to 1. And of course this lack of quantity also came with a certain lack of quality attached as well that feminist critics have spoken to in more recent years. I'm happy things aren't still that way anymore.

Last edited by Jaicee - on 26 July 2020

COKTOE said:
DPsx7 said:

No Metroid? Guardian Legend? Dino Crisis? Parasite Eve? There were some mixed in over the years, guess it just wasn't as big a deal back then.

Well, with Metroid, the female character angle could be distilled down to "Surprise, Motherfuckers!". If I had any thoughts towards Samus' gender as I was playing it, they were surely that the character was male. I played Super Metroid too. Brilliant game btw. I suppose that counts, even though Samus was always armor-clad, I did know the character was female. I missed all the Resident Evil ladies I played as: Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, Ada Wong, Rebecca Chambers.

I only watched friends play Parasite Eve. Was always interested in Dino Crisis, but never got around to it. Thank for the memory jog tho.

You wonder if people would have been reluctant to buy Metroid if that fact was plastered on the cover. And it was only revealed when you finished quickly.

Yeah there are more but I don't think the point was to find them all. Ha. Princess Peach, Fatal Frame, Silent Hill 3, Beyond Good and Evil, I'd have to look for earlier ones. Guess I never really thought about it since you're just playing as the character instead of putting yourself into the game. Ya know?



Looks like the Xbox Console Exclusive Linupe is looking much better then the Playstation exclusives for me.



I was discussing this with a friend of mine and thought Kena: Bridge of Spirits was much like Everwild in that it was devoid of gameplay for the trailer and...nope! Went back and watched the Trailer and I have to say, the actual gameplay looks kinda simple but very fun, and the art direction on both games is phenomenal. I still think we need to see more on Xbox's end (Everwild has potential but again I need to know more), but honestly it's still PS5 by a landslide.



I got it all, baby! 

PS4, Switch, WiiU, XBO, PC
Vita, 3DS, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II

Voted Xbox. Not only because of the full list but also the launch lineup is extremely barren for PS5 for me. The biggest game so far is the Spider-Man expansion. I have the platinum in Spider-Man but I am in no hurry to go back. Kenu or whatever that cross gen game was is also very appealing but it’ll be on Xbox later. Deathloop I am very interested in but it’ll be on Xbox later. And that’s it.

On Xbox on day one ill have Infinite, The Ascent, Medium, Gears Tactics, Scorn, and Tetris Connected and these are all day one on GamePass which means I can pay for the console and instantly have access to these six titles and others I am forgetting. And the superior third party games like Cyberpunk and Ass Creed. And games I have waited on finishing or playing on Xbone because of an XSX upgrade like Gears 5 and Horizon. Not really close.

I do hope Sony goes into detail about BC and upgrades to their games, if there is anything to get into. Because like Gears 5 and Horizon, I have PS4 games like Death Stranding, Days Gone, God of War, and LoU2 that I have put in the backlog but would bring out for PS5 upgrades.