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My Xbox One Is Reminding Me Of The Last Console Generation's Excellence

Kotaku: “It’s so easy to focus on the games of the current console generation. The Xbox One is making it really tempting for me to also dip back into the last one.”

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darthv7288d ago

This generation overall has really been a huge contrast to last gen for me. I am nowhere near my average game consumption for PS4/XBO like I was for PS3/360. In fact, I'm still getting games from 7th gen that I initially passed up on. 8th gen has been the worst (for me) in terms of spending time buying or even playing games. My time has been spent on 7th and even 6th gen titles as of late.

AspiringProGenji88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

If last gen was shorter or 4 years long like most I bet you wouldn’t be saying that, considering most of the great games last gen came after 2009. This gen for me has been great on PS4: It started slow, but the console has been on a unmatched streak

darthv7288d ago

There is some legitimacy to that notion. Last gen did happen to be the longest (if not one of) console cycles. If PS4 and XBO came out in 2010 instead of 2013 then yes I would probably have a different view of it.

gamingunited88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

First as was already noted this gen is only 41/2 years old compared to looking back at a 8-10 year generation.

"I'm still getting games from 7th gen that I initially passed up on. 8th gen has been the worst (for me) in terms of spending time buying or even playing game."

Lets be fair that's because your an xbox fan. On the PS4 side I have so many games I have games on my shelf still unopened. Games I want to play release faster than I can play them.

Tomorrow is Ni No Kuni 2 next week is Witch and the Hundred Knight 2. April is God of War and Yakuza 6 May is Detroit, Little Witch Academia, Dragons Crown Pro and Street Fighter 30'th. And that's just the next few months.

darthv7288d ago (Edited 88d ago )

to be fair, I am a game fan and there is still a plethora of good titles to be found from last gen. I have been playing ps3 and 360 more frequently unlike my ps4 and xbo. Come April 20th that should change however.

It should also be noted that i dont buy right away (only in certain cases would I buy day/week one). So many of the games I am now experiencing are ones others have already had the pleasure of playing. These are all new experiences to me despite games being several years old.

PUBG88d ago

@darthv72

I agree 100%. Last generation was a much more exciting generation from all sides. Whether you're talking about PS3/Xbox exclusives or 3rd party games, last generation was an explosion of new I.P. with countless numbers of high quality triple A games.

This generation has had some good games, but for the most part, this generation will be remembered for loads upon loads of crappy indie games and remasters. The fact that you received so many disagrees, means that the average gamer on this site is probably no older than 15 years old, which means that the really didn't live through last gen, and/or they have developed some sort of a psychosis, where nothing else matters but the console war.

WOLFofWALLSTREET88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

There have been a lot of pros and cons this Gen. I think as an Xbox owner I definitely miss last Gen. Xbox has come out with every service but not good enough exclusives to keep the momentum. I feel like ever since scale bound got canceled it went downhill. I'm really enjoying PUBG. Other than that its been Halo 5, Gears 4, GTA 5, and then my switch which comes in handy. Sucks I had to sell my Wii U too because of lack of support. Had great exclusives, can't wait for the next smash bros.

Internetratnik88d ago

This has more to do with you personally than the gaming systems.
Like everything else duh

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Belinker30088d ago

Only if your an Xbox One owner,because there's no exclusives this gen and a plethora of re-master and bc

TekoIie88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

Hmmm dunno if this is just limited to Xbox tbh.

3rd parties have been underwhelming imo when it comes to big name titles. We've had so many big titles fail to live up to expectations like Destiny, SW: Battlefront 1/2, Battlefield 4/1, No Man's Sky, Mass Effect, The Division, Assassins creed: Unity/Syndicate, Watch Dogs, Thief, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, For Honor and I could probably go on if my memory was better.

Personally been more interested in Indies and AA games this gen compared to last.

Rude-ro88d ago

That does limit.
Ps4 exclusives have been above those games. The production level is just on a whole other level.
Where as some third party games have been hit or miss, the Xbox main games have been a let down. Halo 5 was blah, gears was blah compared to 1 and 2, and everything else has been glorified indie games. Forza just keeps releasing more forzas. Xbox is stale and their biggest news as far as gaming has only been reverse compatibility.

Belinker30088d ago (Edited 88d ago )

All those games are third party outside of NMS,what about new titles and incoming games like Yakuza SOL, HZD,GOW,LOU2, Spiderman, Ghost of Tsushima,Code Vein,Death Stranding...I liked Monster Hunter World too

_-EDMIX-_88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

But third parties have still been making new intellectual properties more than Microsoft like you saw from take two with evolve or destiny with Activision or Watch Dogs from Ubisoft or the division I'm sorry but the only one that's lacking this generation really is Microsoft in fact if you look at multiple publishers they've been able to still create new intellectual properties literally with the same volume that you saw the previous generation.

So Destiny is kind of replacing Call of Duty for Activision and Anthem is sort of replacing Mass Effect for Electronic Arts and Watch Dogs is sort of replacing Assassin's Creed it's not saying that those games will disappear or anything like that but clearly that those developers are releasing new intellectual properties just like they did the previous generation.

Microsoft is the only odd man out so please stop trying to pretend that everyone is like Microsoft..

nope

Even Sony is creating new intellectual properties with the same Vigor that you saw the previous generation. So stuff like until dawn days gone blood-borne Horizon death stranding Spider-Man the list goes on.

So what is happening right now is really only happening to Microsoft to this extreme degree.

So keep in mind your opinion could simply say that you hate everything ever created that isn't made by Microsoft so it's not really as relevant as you might think... what I'm saying has nothing to do with my personal opinion of those games it is simply saying that those individual studios are clearly making new ones just like they did last generation, in Microsoft is slowing down their creation of big AAA games.

PUBG88d ago

PS4 exclusive have gone down in quality and have gone down in number in terms of 1st & 2nd party. Last gen was so awesome with the Resistance series, Killzone series (KZ Shadow Fall kinda sucks), Motorstorm series, Heavenly Sword, God of War 3/Ascension (GoW4 is no longer a true hack & slash), the Uncharted series, M.A.G., the Infamous series (Second Sun is good too), the Ratchet & Clank Series, the Socom series (Confrontation wasn't bad, but S4 sucked), and of course, Metal Gear Solid 4.

Last gen was the golden age of gaming IMO, and I've been gaming since the Texas Instruments TI-99. I used to love going to the arcades and the corner store to play video games and pinball, and those days were special to be sure, but last gen was the first console gen with 720/1080p graphics, and full online functionality, which changed everything. Most of the games were fully featured with tons of content, both single player and online, and you don't really get that anymore these days, maybe on rare occasion, but now its all about sucking money out of your wallet for everything with GaaS, subscriptions and micro-transactions.

TekoIie88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

@Rude-ro

"That does limit.
Ps4 exclusives have been above those games."

So? I wasn't talking about PS4 exclusives. My comment specifically says 3rd parties that are "big name titles". If those games are on PS4 then that means its not limited to Xbox.

We're in a comment section where the topic is that games this gen have been disappointing and I've said that I believe AAA's have been mainly underwhelming this gen. I have no interest in arguing that PS4 exclusives have been underwhelming because I don't believe that.

@Belinker300

"All those games are third party"

Oh you think? Did you just read through the whole comment and ignore where I specifically stated major 3rd party titles?

Also, NMS is pretty much 3rd party. Sony may have assisted with the funding to make it a console exclusive, however, I think its clear that it was going to suck no matter what and we weren't going to realise that until it released. It's debatable but overall it doesnt matter because as I've said it was underwhelming.

"what about new titles and incoming games like Yakuza SOL, HZD,GOW,LOU2, Spiderman, Ghost of Tsushima,Code Vein,Death Stranding...I liked Monster Hunter World too"

Okay but I specifically said major 3rd parties have been underwhelming... Why try to make me say PS4 exclusives have been underwhelming when I haven't tried to argue that. Exclusives aren't all that release (this coming from a Nintendo fan) so If a section of the industry this gen has been quite clearly underwhelming compared to last gen then thats what it is. Saying "but the exclusives" doesn't change that.

@EDMIX

"But third parties have still been making new intellectual properties more than Microsoft"

Okay. I dont know where I've said otherwise. MS has been a shitshow this gen and its pathetic that they haven't figured out what they're doing wrong seeing as they had warning signs at the end of last gen when 1st party content became thin. But at the end of the day its beating a dead horse.

I'm saying that its not just MS that's been disappointing this gen but AAA 3rd parties.

"So Destiny is kind of replacing Call of Duty for Activision and Anthem is sort of replacing Mass Effect for Electronic Arts and Watch Dogs is sort of replacing Assassin's Creed it's not saying that those games will disappear or anything like that but clearly that those developers are releasing new intellectual properties just like they did the previous generation.

Microsoft is the only odd man out so please stop trying to pretend that everyone is like Microsoft.. "

Read through my comment and stop projecting things onto it and trying to put words in my mouth. Don't try to strawman me into defending something I've never said.

"Even Sony is creating new intellectual properties with the same Vigor that you saw the previous generation. So stuff like until dawn days gone blood-borne Horizon death stranding Spider-Man the list goes on.

So what is happening right now is really only happening to Microsoft to this extreme degree."

Okayyyyy... Wait why are we talking about new IP's? Have you just gone completely off topic?

"So keep in mind your opinion could simply say that you hate everything ever created that isn't made by Microsoft"

WTF??? I hate everything ever created that isnt made by Microsoft? Dude just stop. I don't even own an Xbox.

chiefJohn11788d ago

Just ignore the Sony fanboys they go way off topic and turn a general statement into an argument about exclusives lol. Tekolie you're wasting your time with them. Your talking about games that released and let you down they bring up unreleased PS4 exclusives 😂. Stop wasting you time

_-EDMIX-_88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

"Hmmm dunno if this is just limited to Xbox tbh"

these are your exact statements and many of the comments that are being made are very much letting you know that yes the situation is very much limited to Microsoft to this extreme degree.

Because it sounds like what you're trying to say is that the limiting of titles is not exclusive to just Microsoft but at the same time you're also not wanting to talk about Microsoft but your own statement very much is bringing up the comparison in saying that it is not just Microsoft.

To this extreme degree it actually is

So Activision created Destiny

Electronic Arts did Titanfall

Ubisoft has done Watch Dogs the division Ghost Recon wildlands etc

I'm sorry but it's clear you're trying to lump up a third party with Microsoft and trying to make it sound like everyone else is in a similar situation.

no.

I'm also talking about new intellectual properties because it very much shows that those Publishers are not limiting their content they're expanding it , it's not off-topic it's basically the point of what we're trying to actually say.

So third parties being underwhelming is simply just an opinion anyone could say that about any publisher but what is not is AAA new intellectual properties this shows that third parties are not just resting on existing Concepts alone.

It is simply objectively proving the point that third parties have no problem creating AAA new intellectual properties and not just resting on existing.

That very much is on topic in regards to what you're discussing in terms of Microsoft. I'm sorry but third parties are not doing what you see happening with Microsoft.

Put it this way can you name even one major third party that is doing what Microsoft is doing verbatim?

I'm sorry but "disappointing" is too subjective and unmeasurable it is something that no one could really calculate.

But we can talk about is the actual objective release of AAA games with big budgets of new intellectual properties to prove who is actually supporting the industry with actual real AAA content.

I think that's what you're scared to talk about.... it doesn't lean on something that cannot be calculated it literally leans on an objective fact that is undeniable.

bluefox75588d ago

Remaster and bc are fine, but they shouldn't be the primary focus, and mean little if not accompanied by new, hard hitting exclusives.

TekoIie88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

@EDMIX

Once more you've failed to read my comment properly. I think AAA 3rd parties have been underwhelming ACROSS ALL SYSTEMS. And newsflash they're not only in Microsoft systems.

"Because it sounds like what you're trying to say is that the limiting of titles is not exclusive to just Microsoft but at the same time you're also not wanting to talk about Microsoft but your own statement very much is bringing up the comparison in saying that it is not just Microsoft."

Wrong. Didn't mention exclusives in my original comment because I was talking 3rd parties. Also, literally don't care about MS exclusives. Gears 4 is the only worthwhile one released this gen so now what's your argument? In the end MS exclusives were irrelevant because well barely any release and I usually don't play them for that long because they don't hold my attention.

Also another slight correction to you're comment: Division and Wildlands are technically not new IP's since they're part of the Tom Clancy and Ghost Recon franchise. And if we're just talking new IP's Microsoft has brought a few this gen and seeing as you love ignoring my previous comments I'll state it nice and clearly for you: They were all mediocre IMO.

"I'm sorry but it's clear you're trying to lump up a third party with Microsoft and trying to make it sound like everyone else is in a similar situation. "

Not really just saying I think AAA 3rd parties were underwhelming but you've for some reason zoned in on me mentionng Microsoft in one sentence and then taking it out of context.

You also decided to completely gloss over everything else that shows you're just making stupid arguments and of course accusing me of "hating everything ever created that isn't made by Microsoft" which was stupid.

The rest of your comment is trying really hard to put forth the idea that we can't evaluate public opinion of a game before and after it launches and I will commend you for that. But we can absolutely see that games/Franchises like Destiny, SW: Battlefront, Mass Effect, Watch Dogs, and For Honor had far less positive opinions from consumers post-launch this gen.

Respond however you like. I see you're still trying to make me defend something I've not said and I'm not interested in it.

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ILostMyMind88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

😳
I don't know if this is a good thing. I have PS4 and I don't miss the older consoles because I have more current games than I can play. 😵

WeAreLegion88d ago

Dip back into the last one? Who completely stops playing games from a generation? I don't even have that much time to game anymore, but I still play stuff from Atari 2600 to Switch and everything in between.

TekoIie88d ago

Think article says "also dip back" so I don't think the author has just completely written off any upcoming games this gen. If anything probably doing what you've described yourself as doing.

whiteblue88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

Western singe player games were in a better place thats for sure. So many disapointing and derivative sequels this gen

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