Paul Writes: "Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Xbox One's official reveal. In honor of this, we decided to look back at the library of exclusives that the system had to offer. One game, in particular, stood out: Quantum Break."
Really? Quantum break had a lot of potential. I love remedy but this game was painfully average at best. The resources spent on the tv stuff should have been spent on making a better gaming experience.
i would say Sunset Overdrive is the best exclusive of the non racing genre, of course!
It’s not, but I enjoyed the game, and it really looks great. The TV cinematics or whatever you call them though were a wasted effort that killed pacing and could have been left out.
Agree, no one thought the game will be massive and great. QB was a disaster , it had alot of potential but it was disappointing.
Sunset is certainly good. Fun and fast paced. I really dig it. On the flip side i also dig QB and it isnt perfect but it too has its moments of fun and fast paced action. The TV stuff.... god that is just a waste of resources but hey, you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs. They tried to make the best omelet they could but the flavor wasnt there despite having a nice presentation on the plate.
It's pretty tragic if the best exclusive on xbox (Quantum Break) has only achieved a 77 meta score. And having read the comments in this thread it's also tragic that over and over the games people list as their view of xbox's best games are games that were released 3+ years ago.
Sunset Overdrive was a blast. One of the most original games in a long time.
QB was weak. Forza Horizon 3 is the one. I would say KI is one that's often forgotten. Ori is decent . Sunset OD is fun. Halo 5 for its mp Not much else though other Forza Motorsport. Pretty weak showing this gen.
FH3 is on PC. Just a reminder its not a Xbox One Exclusive, like a few you mentioned.
@Rhythmattic, you have to stop thinking of MS exclusives being console only. The play anywhere initiative shows the direction they’re going with Xbox - PC exclusives and crossplay. Wouldn’t bother me if there was a carrot for Xbox users. PC can play online for free, console players lose exclusives and still pay for online which includes party chat now too.
Gears 4 was solid too.
@Rhythmattic, So is QB. And Ori. And KI.
Fh3 for me best game on the Xbox one then Forza 7 followed by Forza fh2 then ide say KI, QB and sea of theves. That's my choice though. Just like I thought the best games on the wiiu were pikmin 3 then mk8, dk, mario 3d world and wonderful 101
@Rhythmattic No because all MS published games will be on Windows from now, and Quantum Break is on windows too. Don't understand why people use semantics to downplay the entire purpose of discussion, it's a Microsoft exclusive happy?
You left off Gears 4?
@saijhn You need Xbox live to play Microsoft exclusives online, even on PC
Ori is the best for me. But, I'm not a fan of Halo or Forza, so those automatically get thrown on for me. SSO wasn't bad, but not good. Ryse was okay. QB was underwhelming, IMHO.
Haven't played all of them on that list, but I would say that Ori and FH3 rank up there as the best. QB is average at best, and really shouldn't be held up as a "as good as it gets" type title.
Talk about Triggerd!!! Faarrrkkkk ! Exclusive ..... Look it up. Adding a few words is all you've got. Seriously, Damage control almost beyond borders... I can play it WITHOUT an Xbox... (Though Haven't... Still $40 OZ ..Will wait for the $5 version)
It's alright but needs polish, it's pretty average everywhere but the graphics are nice, I've been playing on PC lately.
I thought this game was underrated, but totally agree that the TV stuff could’ve been cut by 90% & time & money put towards an even better game. I just loved how the time power effects looked & the stylistic graphic design throughout the whole thing. I also thought the acting (in-game) was good. It was enough unique for me & fun to make it memorable & agree with the article.
I totally agree. I really liked the game, but felt the experience coulda been a home run if they used the TV resources for a longer capaign. Another game that is way underrated IMO, is Super Lucky’s Tale. I know I’m in the minority, but I really enjoyed the game and both DLC’s so far. Recore once fixed was a pretty fun game too.
If anyone thinks QB is the best exclusive on X1 then that's not saying a lot about their exclusives. QB was a massive disappointment for me, and if I still had the system I would think that Cuphead was the best exclusive no?
I played Quantum Break on PC and really enjoyed it. It really stuck with me. The narrative was awesome and gameplay was pretty unique and fun.
I remember playing this game at EGX and really loving it, unfortunately I never got a chance to complete the game. But if I may say so, I wonder if Quantum Break would have done better on the Playstation, as I think Playstation gamers are more attuned to these sort of games; they've been raised on a more... balanced gaming diet than just shooters and racers. It might not have though, and might have been panned even harder by the critics. Shame really as it's the type of metric that MS uses to guage investment in the type of IP's to invest in, hence perpetuating the cycle of the shooter/racer diet.
It’s interesting what you say. If those who love their games but really movies on the PS4, I think it would have been better and more appreciative on Sony’s system
Not really. Im a big fan of story driven single player games that sony usually makes like uncharted or the tlou or horizon and while I was excited for it i thought Quantum break wasnt very memorable. Its just not at the same level. I also really didnt like the tv episodic stuff. Alan Wake on the other hand is much better in my opinion Except for the Order 1886. I think at the very least, QB is a better overall package than The
Dude you left us hanging with that last sentence :)
LOL they beat me at trolling Oh wait... that's for realz ? I played this on PC and it's medicore at best. Even as a ps fanboy i can tell xbox has better exclusives than this
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na, troll admits to be a fanboy
Sunset overdrive is much better in my opinion
I also think Sunset is the best XB1 exclusive.
Actually it is the best. Gears 4 comes second and Cuphead 3rd imho.
All 3 of those are on pc.
@ kevnb: unless I'm mistaken, I believe Sunset Overdrive is actually still an XB1 exclusive. The only remaining one.
Believe these are the last remaining true X1 exclusives: Forza Motorsport 5 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Halo 5: Guardians Powerstar Golf Rare Replay Sunset Overdrive
you guys are correct, sunset overdrive is stuck on the platform nobody likes.
Actually its one of only 2 real exclusives. Sunset and HALO 5. If a game is on PC, it isn't an exclusive. Nioh - Not exclusive. Nier Automata - Not exclusive Gears 4 - Not exclusive Cuphead - Not exclusive Quantum Break - Not exclusive
That’s a fun game too
I think gears 4 is the second best one. Never played forza because I hate racing games, but those games could be up there too for a lot of people
I don't. I like Quantum Break much better.
It wasn’t fun to play at all.
Some say the same about the last of us or uncharted. Not saying that’s true, I love those games.
I've heard people say that on here, but those people are lunatics imo. If last of us and uncharted weren't fun to play they would not be selling in the millions.
It's the powers that get me, Time Vision? Time Shield? They could have done some really cool stuff, but I feel like they just went with some generic abilities and added time to the front of the name. I dislike the streaming live action part more than anything.
yeah how does time powers let you see through walls
for me the best one is dead rising 3, then comes sunset overdrive and in 3rd place cuphead. quantum break is 5th in my list, after rare replay
DR3, Cuphead, and Quantum Break aren't exclusives.
If I had to rank my top 5 Xbox One Exclusives it would be: 1) Gears Of War 4 2) Sunset Overdrive 3) Cuphead 4) Killer Instinct 5) Quantum Break
not a single exclusive on that list.
There is console gaming and there is pc gaming. Since the beginning of gaming time Console gaming was always the simpler alternative to Pc gaming. There are 3 main consoles and The games listed above are only on one of them. So yes they are exclusive. Same as those PS4 games that will be all be eventually playable on pc via ps now. People going out of their way to split hairs just to throw shade on a console they have no interest in. Oy the internet.
erm, Sunset Overdrive? Name me another gaming system you can play it on.
sorry, forgot about Sunset Overdrive being stuck only on xbox one.
Yes, but let's be real. That doesn't matter for 99% of the console fanboys on N4G. They don't have gaming PCs anyway. That's made obvious by how hostile they are to the PC platform and PC gamers whenever there is an article that pertains to PC gaming. So it's really between the consoles. These people need to quit hiding behind the PC every time they want to trash the rival console, but then turn around and bash the PC any other time.
"Stuck only on Xbox one" Yeah, more like stuck in my Xbox disc tray. Awesome 🤣
Forza horizon 3 easily best game with quantum break being the best game with a story.
i heard a lot of negativity about this game during the past few years. if this is their best there is no doubt i made it the right choice.
Forza Horizon 3 to me is the one that stands out, not just in terms of Xbox exclusives but its the best in its genre too. My personal favourite is Ori and Sunset Overdrive always needs a shout out
Forza Horizon 3 smokes all competition with ease
1. It was an ok game with a decent plot and mediocre gameplay. 2. It's on PC
It was trash and it hurt me the most because I got an X1 for that game.
That’s sad then.
Even better than Sunset Overdrive & Cuphead? I don’t think so
Forza Horizon 2 is my favorite.
It was OK but I prefer sunset overdrive and gears 4
No, it's Sunset Overdrive purely for the fact it is an 100% exclusive and I believe that MS owns the IP not Insomniac also it's not even on PC like QB is.
No insomniac own the ip, its why sunset is on the xbox and not playstation, sony wanted the rights to the ip and insomniac didnt want to give up the rights to the ip, micro on the otherhand agreed and that is why sunset is an xbox exclusive.
If that's true then yikes.
Not sure about that, but even if so, that's not a very high bar. I assume we're not including racing games, cause I'd put FH3 ahead as well.
I don't know if it was the best but it was certainly my favourite.