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NotR: The State of Exclusives

The state of role of exclusive titles in the "console war" is called into question.

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NukaCola2328d ago

Exclusives are important to me. Not just Exclusive Games, but Features as well. If everything is multiplat then it really makes no sense to have two HD consoles.

Misterhbk2327d ago

Interesting article, but I don't think the portion about sales was very thought out. So much more goes into selling a game then just quality. Take a look at Alan Wake. Honestly, if there was a game on 360 that I would want on the PS3 its that one, but the game sold like shit. Does that make it a bad game? No not at all.

There's also the fact that they used Metacritic to judge if a game was 'good' or not. metacritic is a decent source, but some of the scores on there are outright ridiculous. I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks this.

Uncharted 2
Heavy Rain
Infamous 2
Resistance

Those are a few of the best PS3 games, in my opinion, but because they don't have great Metacritic scores or sales they arent considered good?

Left 4 Dead
Alan Wake
Tales of Vesparia
Lost Odyssey

Again, while I'm not sure how many units L4D sold, the others did't sale that great but are all fantastic games. anyways, this article needs a lot of work because as it stands its not a very good representation of any of the consoles in my opinion.

darthv722327d ago

not every game needs to be an exclusive. We could go so far as to say that exclusives can also be a strike against a platform. There have been many different gaming platforms released over the years and the ones that failed are the ones who did not take multiplatform seriously.

Granted there is the gamecom and jaguar and 3do just to name a few. Each of those platforms was mostly exclusive titles. If viewed from another perspective, each of those platforms exclusives were not wanted on any other platform (kasumi ninja...) so rather than try and extend the hand to third parties (for the most part) they coveted whatever games they did get and proclaim them as exclusive titles.

Tempest 2000 and AvP (for the time) were exclusive to the jaguar and good games. Yet we also had (kasumi ninja already mentioned) Checkered flag and club drive which were proudly displayed as exclusive games that flat out sucked.

Parapraxis2327d ago

I agree with you Misterhbk, but I don't think Uncharted 2 belongs in your list of "lower" (yet still quite high) rated PS3 exclusives.

GameTavern2327d ago

I used MetaCritic because it is the only base-line avenue we have (GameRankings is the same idea, and scores pretty much fell in line)

Anything else would be cherry-picking for a favorites and stuff.

Never did I say these were the "best" games of the system. I simply took the top 30 exclusive games that's it. Nothing else.

As for your second list, only some of them are exclusives, and still misses the point.

As I said before, if you can come up with a better and more objective system to pick the games, share it and I'll have no problem using it.

slayorofgods2327d ago

I'd prefer not to get 3 consoles plus a gaming pc every generation, mostly because I can't afford that. If everything was exclusive there would be a lot of multiplatform games us one console owners would be missing out on.

Emilio_Estevez2328d ago (Edited 2328d ago )

Now this should get approved. Last time this article was around it included a rediculous flamebait title. He changed it on the site and now it should be good, there are a lot of good details in the writing.

GameTavern2327d ago

Yeah! GAH! Have to re-do part of the article to account for this now. But thanks.

thebudgetgamer2327d ago

i think that's north of missouri.

VampiricDragon2327d ago

i am not even reading this dribble.

Exclusives rule

Rush2327d ago

Yet you took the time to enter the article just to point out you aren't going to read it.

I can see you where a real winner in the gene pool.

VampiricDragon2327d ago

yeah to warn off other people who are expecting something.

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