Wednesday, December 3, 2008

i have a Playstation! ...but why?

Exclusive games are always a fun debate between systems and its really hard to not run into a fanboy or 2 when discussing this or even turn into a fanboy yourself at times. its always a hard question to answer and it usually takes looking at a list of games or at a case of games in a store or even your own library of games to get a good argument going. but i think that's the problem, it shouldnt be an argument because its all a matter of opinion.

the phrase " _____ video game system has no games" gets thrown around a little to lightly and is taken too seriously as an absolute. the point usually missed when someone utters that famous line is, the fact that is just 1 persons opinion and doesn't mean there are literally no good games on that system. we are well into each of the big 3's current gen life cycle and that phrase does not apply to any system. all 3 have good (in terms of quality made) games... weather or not you like them is up to you, but you cant deny the effort and quality put into games like Mario Galaxy, Gears of War, and Uncharted.

so lets break it down, why do you have a _____ or maybe you don't have one yet at all, what would you pick? based on exclusive games alone. here are a couple good lists, im sure there are a few missing but its a good example. ( for now were going to compare just the 360 and Ps3)

Xbox 360 Exclusives (right click and open in a new window)

Playstation 3 Exclusives (right click and open in a new window)

now you can just briefly look at each the page and tell that the 360 has more exclusive games and its a fact that Microsoft and their loyal followers love to tout, which its a fair and valid fact. the flip side to it is that even though there is more games, does that mean there are more "quality games"? or more games that "YOUR" into? i mean that Yaris racing game looked pretty epic ... then agian the PS3 had its share of "misses" as well.

for the sake of science and video games ill conduct this test on myself... and after carefully reading each list this is what i came up with...


Dead Rising (technically its an exclusive since the wii version is gonna be watered down)
Fable II
Forza Motorsport 2
Geometry Wars
Worms 2007

Honorable mention:

Forza Motorsport 3 - 2 really didn't knock my socks off and as soon as i pop Gran Turismo in i completely forget about forza. the paint shop in 2 is fun to mess with and the online is good but i don't think i would have a need for forza 3.
Halo 3 - im on the fence about this, i still think halo 1 was the best, while 3 is better then 2 i dont know that its better enough to warrant my $60
Gears of war 1 & 2 - these would be a rental for me, id like to play through them but i cant get "into" them, i played gears 1 a lot at my Buddy's but like i said i just cant get into it.
Bomerman Live - i want this but there is a version coming to the PSN
Lumines Live - i want this but there is a version coming to the PSN
Beautiful Katimari - shouldn't be on that list since its getting a PS3 release, and i will probably buy or at least rent it .
RPG's - Lost Odyssey, last remnant, infinite undiscovery, blue dragon ext.... they all look cool but i have a limited attention span for rpgs and its usually filled by Final Fantasy games I'm sure id rent these games and try them but from what I've played and read i don't think id pay $60 for them?



Final Fantasy XIII Verses
God of War III
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Gran Turismo 5
Heavy Rain
Metal Gear Solid 4
Ratchet & Clank Future : Tools of Destruction
Ratchet & Clank Future : Quest for Booty
Ratchet & Clank (2009)
Resistance 1
Resistance 2
Socom: Confrontation
Super Stardust HD
Twisted Metal (2009)
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Wipeout HD

Honorable mention:

Afrika - this looks really interesting, i liked the idea of Endless Ocean i just didn't think it was executed well so hopefully this comes out pretty good (fun) because it seems kinda similar.
Infamous - this looks like it might be my Crackdown fix, but i don't know enough about to honestly say I'm gonna buy it. from what I've seen it looks cool.
Killzone 2 - I'm on the fence on this because I've already played this at E3, it was really good but it was no COD4.. but then again i only played it for 10mins... soooo i donno i need more research before id say its a buy?
Warhawk - i got this for free, its fun i play it sometimes but i donno if i would have actually bought it?


so clearly there are more games on the Playstation 3 that I "personally" would be more willing to give up $60 for, so with that data we can now calculate which system is better suited for my gaming type...

112 x 3 - 443 + 94 / 2... carry the 5 .. and = Playstation 3!

how bout that apparently i made a good guess when i bought my PS3? ... or maybe i just look into the future of what games are coming out and made by decision on the games? your out come of this should be totally different ( if not, quit jockn my style foo!) because we all have different taste in games. if only everyone could just take this test themselves make an educated decision and understand that even though you picked System A, System B still has good games on it... you just like more of System A's games so you went with that and that its OK for someone else to rather have System B.

... or you could just buy all 3 and tell everyone to fuck off?

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