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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
@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.
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.
This has more to do with you personally than the gaming systems. Like everything else duh
Only if your an Xbox One owner,because there's no exclusives this gen and a plethora of re-master and bc
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
@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.
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
"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.
Remaster and bc are fine, but they shouldn't be the primary focus, and mean little if not accompanied by new, hard hitting exclusives.
@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.
😳 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. 😵
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.
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.
Western singe player games were in a better place thats for sure. So many disapointing and derivative sequels this gen
Only had for xbone only players. Brilliant for the rest of us
Started playing PixelJunk Eden again on my PS3 never finished the Encore expansion & it feels like when I first played it 10 years ago! It's so addicting!!
Microsoft’s first party output was a lot better last generation They have yet to release a new blockbuster IP this generation
Last gen I'd preorder loads of games, especially steel books a limited editions of RPG etc this gen 8snt the same I think the ps360wii era was the final gen where I was full on into the scene. I think I'm just getting older it's not the same, my PS4 and pc will do but might get an Xbox one back
Yeah personally I have to admit what a difference this gen. I spend so much time on my PS4 but not much on my xbox One...whereas last gen Xbox 360 was THE place to be it felt like.
The current generation has been a flop. Sony dominating which isn't healthy, Microsoft completely lost, Nintendo pulling further away from the norm. It needs to change.
Eh...all gens have their good points relative to their time, and gens that immediately precede the current one can still have strengths over their successors, so there's no harm in dipping back into the past. However, I tend to find even numbered gens more comfortable and with fewer growing pains than odd numbered gens. The reason for this is that it seems every other gen revolutionizes things in a big way, while every other gen builds on the foundation set by the previous one and may introduce new ideas, but generally carries forward the momentum created just prior. If you want a specific example relating to the 7th and 8th gen, 7th gen consoles made it practically mandatory to have your system connected to the internet at least periodically to get the most out of it. Sure, much like how 3D games technically preceded the 5th gen and games with a defined beginning and end technically preceded the 3rd, online play was technically introduced in the 6th gen, but it was definitely in its infancy and didn't catch on nearly to the extent it did in the 7th gen when online stores, DLC and post-release patches also became a staple of console gaming. Last gen also came with its share of growing pains from the starting price of systems being more expensive and format wars, to devs learning how to appropriately make use of DLC, to systems dying because the hardware wasn't nearly as sound as it is now. Compare that to the current gen where systems fail, but to a far more acceptable rate, and where the kinks of online play and digital storefronts have mostly been ironed out. I say mostly, because there's always room for improvement, and there are still debates over things like the pros and cons of physical vs digital and whether DLC and patches have really made gaming better, or why it's often difficult to enjoy multiplayer in the same room as someone else. Still, for the most part I think we've long since reached a point where we've settled into the current status quo and those who produce games and hardware have long since reached the point where they're no longer unsure how best to work within it. Sure, experimentation always occurs in even numbered gens, but there tends to be less deviation from the core foundation. If this long ongoing trend continues the next consoles will shake things up considerably, but trends are not absolute. That said, eventually things will change again in a big way. It is the natural consequence of the flow of time. I just personally find that the current gen, much like the 6th gen before it, is much more comfortable than its immediate predecessor.
Yeah I agree. I love the backwards compatibility from Xbox one. It's a shame at the same time because last gen shouldn't be the main point of a current gen console. It is all I ever play on my Xbox though.... This generation of gaming has been one of the best Ive ever seen and I would really love to see Xbox come out with more interesting 1st party exclusives. We can't bank on last gen games... even though it was one hell of a lineup, more games like them utilizing the newer consoles power is more welcome IMO. Plus, it begs the question, why did I trade in my 360? When we stop living in the past, only then can we begin to appreciate the present. I love the 360 and all of last gen, but we should concentrate on the future. BC should be standard in all consoles and be an appetizer to the main course: Our current Gen.
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