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Submitted by Gaetano 1374d ago | opinion piece

Starhawk - The Type Of Exclusive The Xbox 360 Needs

This deep and engaging third-person shooter offers compelling multiplayer action, exclusive to PS3 owners. Boy are Xbox 360 gamers missing out! (PS3, Starhawk)

WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1374d ago
No. Little Big Planet? Yeah...
Abash  +   1374d ago
Starhawk - The Type Of Game That Gamers Need to Buy And Support

Come on, dropping buildings on people? Jets that transform into mechs? Fun and fast paced gameplay that blends perfectly with deep strategy?

This game will become like a drug with how fun it is to play, dont miss out if you have a PS3!
F7U12  +   1374d ago
now way in hell I'm missing out on this one.
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LOGICWINS  +   1374d ago
If only the majority of people knew what they were doing. The tools your given in MP are great, its the people who don't know how/when to use these tools thats the problem. I'll def buy the game when more players get more experience. Considering that the MP is largely team based, competent players are essential if u want to have a good time with Starhawk.
F7U12  +   1374d ago
Logic you take this way too serious. Don't worry about all that just play and have fun.
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Jazz4108  +   1374d ago
I enjoy my 360 but I could care less about this game, plus I have a ps3 if I want to play which I don't. This opinion is coming from a ps3 site. Here's an idea ps3.mmgm yum yum or whatever your name is. If you love starhawk so, much go and play it and leave the 360 sites to worry about the 360.
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BitbyDeath  +   1374d ago
MMGN isn't a PS3 site
Gamer3000  +   1374d ago
i wonder what this doing on ps3 site then
portal_2  +   1374d ago
Way to get it so incredibly wrong.
mewhy32  +   1374d ago
Well Xbox has some great exclusives like Halo, Fable, Gears, Metro, Forza, Witcher (Awesome), Trials and others but Microsoft really needs to push for more exclusive releases. Sony really has it's game together when it comes to exclusives and clearly has the advantage in this area. As for StarHawk? Well I've been mostly impressed with the exclusives from the Sony camp but based on what I've seen of this one I've got to say that I'm not very excited about it.
kreate  +   1374d ago
Microsoft shifted its business focus. Xbox doesnt need exclusive games cuz it sell well regardless.

Its about doing little work as possible while maintaining sales.

They got a working formula going. No need to make sony type of investment to make good money.
arbitor365  +   1374d ago
metro and witcher are not exclusives
mewhy32  +   1373d ago
You know you're right from a business point of view. From a gamer's perspective I would like to see Microsoft make the investment. I agree, however, that the business model that they're implementing currently is working exceedingly well for them.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1374d ago
they need some new studios before they start talking about a star hawk type of game.
Godmars290  +   1374d ago
They need to show some actual management ability with in-house resources you mean. Not be solely focused on AAA titles while nurturing large budget diversity and creativity. Throw money around expecting it from 3rd parties.
european_cannon  +   1374d ago
Another stupid ass tailored made for N4G opinion piece from a site in need of hits. What exactly does the Xbox need, an exclusive averaging a 76 on Metacritic? I think it has it fair share of under performers.
fucadastates  +   1374d ago
well, the rewiev scores a going down hill because of the singleplayer. the multiplayer is (in 12 critics) talked about as the best/greatest multiplayer experiens on ps3.

so the rewievs on this one does not give the big picture
DirtyLary  +   1374d ago
Which is silly since the devs said single player is just a glorified tutorial for MP.
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1374d ago
Journey - 92
Tales of Graces f - 78
Twisted Metal - 76
Starhawk - 76

Alan Wake's American Nightmare - 76
Star Wars Kinect - 54
Bloodforge (Supposed God of War killer lol) - 43

Xbox needs a games like Journey.
Godmars290  +   1374d ago
The thing is would the open communication of XBL allow for something like Journey on the system? You can't simply play a game like that with an expected automatic online support in the background, if you know what I mean.
tokugawa  +   1374d ago
european cannon + 1 bubble

100% correct!! the disagrees are from the sony fanboys who "know" that everyone wants sony eclusives... except ps3 owners.

btw kids, i am a ps3 owner, and i will not be buying this AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA sony exclusive
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xPhearR3dx  +   1374d ago
Meh, it doesn't spark my interest much. At least it looks better than Warhawk. I played that game a few times and couldn't get into it. I'd rather have an exclusive like LittleBigPlanet to be honest. Then again, the 360 has Trials Evolution. The things I've seen done in that game are insane.
PixL  +   1374d ago
It would turn into cowboy dancing anyway.
FlashXIII  +   1374d ago
I was thinking exactly this when I first took the time to look at the game last night... after watching the IGN review I instantly went out and ordered it off ShopTo because it impressed me so much and is one of the few shooters these days which can actually say it's really trying something innovative.

Sadly though, such games seem lost on Microsoft. Even if they were going to take a gamble at a new IP that isn't Kinect shovelware *gasp* they wouldn't take such a gamble with such things as what Starhawk is trying. I really hope Microsoft proves me wrong this E3 but just like last year I'm embracing myself for another mediocre year for exclusives.
VonBraunschweigg  +   1374d ago
xBox is all about online gaming and that's where Starhawk shines, so yeah, this article has a point. A successful beta, 32 players on big maps, dedicated servers with all the filters, clanoptions & tournaments, it's tailor-made for an online audience like few console game are these days, although I'm sure xBox-only gamers will get their fair share of online action with Halo 4 later this year. But that's also great about Starhawk, the release in the middle of the year. Game wasn't in stores yesterday in Holland, try again in a few hours.
DigitalRaptor  +   1374d ago
I'll say it now, the overwhelming reason this game is averaging a 76 on Metacritic (LOL) is the inclusion of a single player experience. The ones who will disagree are the ones who don't understand or are simply bitter.

The multiplayer is where the game shines, and the purpose of the inclusion of a single player was to give players a starting point before jumping into multiplayer, as well as to beef up the overall value for money on offer. However, it affects the overall balance in perception of quality. This doesn't affect people like myself who were never expecting big things from the campaign.

I think even if the developers didn't bother with a single player campaign, it would still be underscored because of the classic "not enough content to justify $60", so Lightbox Interactive simply can't win. Their strength is multiplayer and that is where Starhawk shines incredibly brightly and that's all that matters, since the argument of it being something the Xbox 360 needs is a multiplayer matter. Online multiplayer is such a huge focus for the 360, and that is the point trying to be made.

Starhawk's multiplayer is fun, addictive and strategic as s**t, and one not to be missed if you have a PS3, and if you don't have one hopefully you'll get one for this. This game deserves to do big numbers, that sadly, I don't think it will.
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HammadTheBeast  +   1374d ago
Since when was 76 average bad? Wait for User Reviews. I can say for a fact that 5 of those 12 reviews are made by people who havent seen most of the game, and basically only played an hour of multiplayer afte the story. Not how the games meant to be played.
VonBraunschweigg  +   1374d ago
Amen to that. Warhawk's only flaw was that new players had nowhere to go to learn the mechanics but online, which of course can be very hard when there are enough experienced players. Starhawk, again made with the focus on MP, fixes that yet reviewers fail to appreciate it. Give them something extra and they only see more to complain about.
mayberry  +   1374d ago
beta was a blast! starhawk is a sleeper!
dubt72  +   1374d ago
Exclusive =/= good
There are only like 3 sony exclusive franchises that even begin to pique my interest, and that's even counting metal gear, which is not fully exclusive and is definitely not one of the 3.
Fez  +   1374d ago
If Starhawk was on 360 I reckon it would sell really well cos its the kinda game xbox would push and that xbox gamers would enjoy. I don't think it will sell on the PS3 unfortunately judging by the lack of advertising and lack of interest. Even on here an article about a DMC dev running his mouth is hotter than a 9/10 review from IGN.

The little plus on the home page also shows starhawk is not in the 'popular' section. And we're nerds. We know about the game. Average joe doesn't.

Hope it does sell cos that beta was pretty good. Not sure if I'll get it yet because of so many other games I've yet to play tho and I had a few issues with the beta.
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neutralgamer19  +   1374d ago
Let me guess everyone's waiting for max payne 3 lol smh Starhawk is awesome!!! I loved the beta and i got the retail version last night and played till like 2 a.m. (now im at work sleepy grrrr). Either way this is one of the best and robust mp experiences ive ever had the pleasure of playing. So much to do and constant strategy changing if both teams are playing together. If not you still have a blast going lone wolf at least i do.
ShaunCameron  +   1374d ago
<Let me guess everyone's waiting for max payne 3 lol smh>

And there here you have it.

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