Author writes "God of War and Spider-Man represent two of the best exclusive games on PS4, but which is best in this ultimate 2018 showdown?"
Personally. GOD OF War hands Down. Open world games just do get my blood a boiling like they used to
I'm going to go a little deeper and say that no matter what platform or who developed the game... Spiderman will never really be considered an exclusive because the character is so universal. to comic fans, movie fans, game fans. God of War is synonymous with Sony and is the true exclusive both in character and in game. Plus he just kicks so much ass to get where he is (figuratively speaking) making GoW my choice for best exclusive both on the PS4 and in general.
Just when I thought an MS fans definition of what an 'exclusive' is couldn't be more delusional... You've outdone yourself..
"I'm going to go a little deeper and make up some bullshit" Fixed. Seriously, man. That is about as ridiculous a post I've read in some time. Spider-man on PS4 is not really exclusive? LOL.
Funny, as a Xbox X, PS4 and Switch owner I genuinely feel like Spider-man !!!PS4!!! is a PS4 exclusive. I've been wrong before, yet I feel confident about my observation.
Talk about being delusional
Or you can just buy a PS4 or the game and play it instead of being so salty over an IP
@darthv72 Spider-Man is an exclusive because the rights to Spider-man are owned by Sony and the game was only developed for the Playstation console by Insomniac acting as a second-party developer. Spider-Man will never be available on another console brand so even by that criteria, the game is an exclusive.
Keep it coming boys, I'm here for your pleasure. I want as many down votes as humanly possible. Here is more fuel to enrage you all. I've played every Spiderman game released on console since the 2600, even the crappy 32x version. God of War trumps them all.
I’ve been playing mario since NES. Maybe we should demand Nintendo to make it multiplatform
That is a dumb argument since this Spiderman "GAME" will only ever be available on the PS4 so the use of exclusive totally applies. No need to go into all that other nonsense as to why "YOU" believe it's not an exclusive unless this game appears on PC or other consoles it will stay exclusive.
No matter what but the Sony/Insomniac Marvel Spiderman game is 100% a PS4 exclusive.
God of War has it all.
Oh boy! First games which release on several platforms are considered exclusives, then games which are on one single platform don't count as exclusive no more.
This is just about the dumbest argument I have read today. AND the internet is FILLED with stupidity. Seriously wtf
@Darth The question is not, which of the two characters is more iconic for playstation. Question is which is the better game. Spiderman on ps4 is an exclusive wether u want to admit it or not. Yes his overal image isnt bound to Sony/playstation or anything (though the movies makes him 'a bit' more of a Sony character). I havent started on spidey yet so I can't decide yet. Although I find it hard to be able to top GoW
The disagrees are overwhelming. Please try to understand that spider-man himself isn't exclusive to Sony, but the Spider-man game is. The game will never be available on any platform other than Sony's. That is the definition of exclusive. I have to say seeing 0 agrees and 56 disagrees is a first for me here, so I thank you for that.
WOW that's exactly how I feel about cars! Forza will never really be considered an exclusive because cars are so universal.
To be fair I don’t think Darth meant it in a troll way, he is just saying GoW is exclusive in a way that is on a higher level of exclusivity (Or something like that). Although I don’t know how much more exclusive Spider-Man can be when Sony owns Spider-Man. Otherwise, if that’s not what Darth meant, then I have to say that’s some next generation delusion. On topic: I can’t decide between them. I’m a GoW fan through and through, but both are great games and they are so different. Its hard to pick. If I had to, I would say GoW. Ps: gotta watch that Venom movie now 🍿
I'll admit kickspin... that made me chuckle as well. As for the rest of you... you disappoint me. I was expecting some good hard roasting but so far you all are pretty flaccid.
darth72 - MS has got to you mate, don't twist words, phrases or anything to fit your narrative. In this context Spider-Man is an EXCLUSIVE, no ifs or buts. OT : What a wonderful position to be in as a PlayStation owner. I prefer Spider-Man, so much to do, fair amount of variety in gameplay. Graphics and Sound would go to GOW though.
@S2, unlike the rest, you actually get it. No way am i saying spiderman is a bad game and yes I know it is an "exclusive" game but I see it as it is an exclusive that has limits and those limits are bound to the source material and the company that actually own the character which is Marvel. So while IG did their best to make a spiderman game, i get the feeling they had to hold back and not treat it like it was their own creations (ex. R&C or SSOD). I mean it is a great game, but so was the PS2 version of Spiderman 2 and that was when Activision was holding the license. I was just expecting more of a revolution than an evolution, especially if people want to compare it to the likes of GoW which IS sony's property and gave full and un-tethered creativity to Barlog and his team. Sony may have been handed the license to Spiderman but it was still Marvel having the final say of what can and cannot be portrayed. Barlog didnt have any sort of restrictions because this was his chance to reinvent the series and he sure did. That is the difference between revolution and evolution. Between the source material, one is an exclusive that can truly go in any creative direction the team wanted to go. The other, not so much. I'll leave it to you guys to figure out which is which.
@ darthv72 Unless you have insider information that Marvel had any influence and veto any decisions that Insomniac had creatively then all of what you just wrote is a supposition on your part. I don't doubt that Marvel did have a say it the game but to what extent nobody knows so again what you wrote is here say on your part. Even then Insomniac was given tremendous leeway to do their own thing because they are not tethered to the Marvel Universe and created their own story within the limits because you can't veer off the source material before it starts to resemble something that is not Spiderman storyline.
@darth Your life must REALLY suck. Waiting for people to roast you? Really? Go play a game
Wait what? Spiderman is a non ps character yes but the game is still exclusive lol so wtf you talking about?
You do know what the word exclusive means, right?
@darthv72 just shut up man. you are not helping yourself.
Yeah...I can get behind that. But since the game itself is exclusive, it means that all those people in the universe who love the character, whether comic fans, movie fans, or game fans, they'll have to play it on the PS4. Sure, Sony doesn't own the IP or anything, but they certainly own the game itself, and since its only available on PS4, and no other platform, that by every possible definition of the word makes it an exclusive without any sort of modifier to justify it as an exclusive like we see so often in this endless console war. You're better off hoping the PS5 releases next year, and there is a cross gen port/remaster for launch, then you can say its not really exclusive.
I definitely understand where you're coming from Darth. Even though Spider-Man (this) game is on PS4, this still means that Marvel can lend him out to another dev to appear on another console(s).Sony owns the rights to the Spider-Man for the movies but not anywhere else he can appear. GoW, Kratos, specifically will forever be and appear on the Playstation, unlike Spider-Man who has been on every game system.
Marvel Entertainment approached Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) wanting them to publish a Marvel game and to treat the game like a first party SIE title. Sony discussed with Insomniac Games which Marvel property they wished to adapt, and both agreed on Spider-Man. Marvel Approached Sony quite honestly because they are the best in the business for Single player game. The way I see it Sony and Insomniac could have picked Iron Man and it still would have become an exclusive.
@vIzigoth “Marvel Entertainment approached Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) wanting them to publish a Marvel game and to treat the game like a first party SIE title. Sony discussed with Insomniac Games which Marvel property they wished to adapt, and both agreed on Spider-Man. ” The deal for spider-man was that Sony would allow Marvel to use spider-man in the avengers movie, and Sony would get to create an exclusive game off of a Marvel Property. Not what you are spewing. Did they make a great spider man game? Yeah, by the reviews i’d say they did. I haven’t played it yet, but i will soon. Until then i’d have to say GOW. Until Dawn is still my favourite game on the PS4 tho. Can’t wait for those guys next games
@Darthv ... So, can I say that Forza horizon 4 isn't considered exclusive (even though it's not on any other console) because the cars in that game are widely known throughout the world? Am I getting your concept here? Lol
Oh darthy boy...never seize to amaze dude, never. Totally different games, but I'd choose GOW as the most complete, bombastic experience. That said its Spiderman I will be going back to for the occasional swing by! As for the best PS4 exclusive overall, Bloodborne is by far my top choice, so far.
Y'all are a sorry bunch of cunts, aren't you? Why the fuck would you call darthv72 a fanboy because he thinks Kratos represents Sony better? Whining like little bitches because he doesn't immediately think of PS when someone says "Spider-man". Tells a different story about who the real fanboys are. And I thought I was bad... Shit...
LOL, might be the dumbest thing I've read on here in a while, it is a real exclusive no matter how much it pains you dude. Those down votes though, here's one more.
@Darthv72 Delusional comment. Microsoft wish they could develop a game like GOW and Spider-Man
@Kribwalker "The deal for spider-man was that Sony would allow Marvel to use spider-man in the avengers movie, and Sony would get to create an exclusive game off of a Marvel Property. Not what you are spewing." Unbiased Kribwalker where is a proof about this supposed deal, any proof, even a tiny bit? You green fanboys are always talking about this famous deal but you never put any proof about it, that's very interesting. https://youtu.be/wdWt2HFvWR... Marvel approached Sony to make a AAA Spider-man game and treat it like a full first party game.
What other platform is Spider-Man PS4 on? I would say take your time to come up with a stupid response, but stupidity seems to come naturally to you.
Your message was lost with all those disagrees...But I agree with what you were trying to say...Unfortunately others didn't really understand your message...
Crash Bandicoot was synonymous with Sony... look where that game and character is now. That's why its easier to take it at face value. Game releases exclusively on a console... it's an exclusive.
Wow u ruffled the cry babies feathers
"I'm going to go a little deeper and say that no matter what platform or who developed the game... Spiderman will never really be considered an exclusive because the character is so universal..." ... except... this specific game is exclusive...
*looks at disagrees... Impressive guys. I knew I could get some fire in you. It feels good to let it out. so if everyone is ready, let's get back to some civility and proper game discussions. Oh and someone made an interesting point. When you think of Nintendo, most people think of Mario. When you think of Sega, most think of Sonic. When you think of MS, most think of Master Chief (some will think of BSoD, i kid i kid) and when I think of Sony I think of Kratos. Iconic characters that define the platforms. Spiderman... not so much. Agree to disagree.
Worst comment of the year. This game is exclusive to the PS4 platform regardless of where the character appears in comics or movies, which are other mediums. This is the dumbest thing I've seen on the internet in a week and I live in America.
Except this article isn't about your or any sentiment of what you consider a PS exclusive or not, it is about comparing a PS4 exclusive to another PS4 exclusive. This is yet another excuse to hide the saltiness of Spiderman being an exclusive to PS4. How come the soo cool ''I own all platforms, you should too'' guys seem to have the most issues with exclusives? This shouldn't be the case. They have to always come to up with some shit to remind us all that Spiderman is an universal IP. It doesn't matter. If marvel themselves didn't care about that, what's the big deal? it is what it is. ''Between the source material, one is an exclusive that can truly go in any creative direction the team wanted to go. The other, not so much. I'll leave it to you guys to figure out which is which.'' This has nothing to with one exclusive being better than another. Insomniac can create their own Spiderman verse with no problem and take any risks and surpass any other game, and they already have created their own spiderverse. This game is not tied to any movies or show. Yes smartass we know Spiderman comes from Marver comics but that's as far as it will go with source material
@genji... "This has nothing to with one exclusive being better than another." *looks at the title... "God of War vs. Spider-Man: Which PS4 Exclusive is Better?" Yup, it sure looks that way. And like i keep saying, between the two, God of War is the better exclusive.
Did you just purposely misquoted me? This is what I was pointing at with that quote: *'Between the source material, one is an exclusive that can truly go in any creative direction the team wanted to go. The other, not so much. I'll leave it to you guys to figure out which is which.'' * This has nothing to with one exclusive being better than another. “
Another flamin' flame article from tje likes of Twinfinite, Gamingbolt, Nint3ndo Ethusiast et al. Seriously, Journos lile these are cancer. I wan't news on N4G not articles that divide prople.
Don't forget dark side of gaming
i think the Spider-Man story had better pacing, and swinging from building to building was on another level.
@S2Killinit Congratulations to the only person that actually got what he was trying to say. This site is filled to the brim with fanboys so insecure about their console of choice. You guys need women in your lives, pathetic. Cheesy tipped fingered, mountain dew guzzlin, basement dwelling dorks.
What he was trying to say is totally unrelated to the topic in this piece. Whether he considers Spiderman an exclusive or not it doesn’t matter, but this Spiderman game is exclusive. And thus, it can compare to other Ps4 exclusives. Also he says this game can’t be better or can’t be compared because it is not an original IP from Sony. What does that have to do with anything? Now he wants to pretend he said something else when what he said made no sense. This a perfect example of the Joko meme “next you’ll say, I was pretI was just pretending to be retarded” lol “ You guys need women in your lives, pathetic. Cheesy tipped fingered, mountain dew guzzlin, basement dwelling dorks.” Plot twist: Bigtrain is the one that need women in his lives, pathetic. Cheesy tipped fingered, mountain dew guzzlin, basement dwelling dork.
Instead of typing to someone else genji, why not ask me what I meant? Is that so hard? And yes i meant it all the way it was initially written. It's not hard to understand really if you had an open mind. Since you seem confused, I'll put it in kindergarten terms. When you have something that is yours, you can do whatever you want because it is yours and yours alone. When you have something that belongs to someone else, you don't get to do whatever you want. you are bound to the rules and respect that it belongs to someone else. Putting that into a game development frame of reference. Barlog had free range to create GoW how he (and his team) wanted. Taking many liberties and changing lots of things that purists (such as myself) would probably take offense to and say "that's no longer a GoW game" but the end result paid off quite nicely and sets the tone for a new future of the franchise. IG may have chosen to take on Spiderman, but it will never really be their own creation (like what Barlog has done with rebooting GoW) so they may have had some creative freedoms, they still could not do anything they wished because they had to keep within the realms of the Marvel universe and all manner of ideas previous drawn out at some point. Now, that does not make SM a bad game and for some really weird reason you seem to think Im salty or something (what's that about???) when you could not be more further from reality. Between these two "exclusives" only one has been treated like it is their own child while the other more of an adopted child being given the treatment like its a natural born son. But that child knows they will never be.
@AspiringProGenji What he was trying to say was not totally unrelated to the topic because he was giving his perception/perspective of how he viewed the topic. He made that clear when he premised what he was about to say with "I'm going to go a little deeper". Within the scope of depth that He'd taken with HIS perspective he's correct. He's saying that Spiderman although exclusive to the PS4 does not carry with it the FULL feeling of exclusivity in comparison to God of War TO HIM. There is nothing wrong with what he is saying, and I fully get what he's saying. God of War is through and through only found on a SOny Playstation. Spiderman as a character can be found on numerous systems. This is HIS criteria for what HE feels is the ultimate definition of an exclusive title. A title that has no history whatsoever of being multi platform. It maybe too deep for gamers (**cough fanboys cough**) such as yourself to understand, but it's pretty cut and dry to me.
An exclusive is an exclusive regardless of history. That is just a messed up criteria right there and again this is a comparison between two PS4 exclusives, not about some weird ass exclusive criteria. Where was this sentiment when Crash when Multiplat? Isn’t bayonetta a Nintendo exclusive because it was multiplat before? Are you going to tell me now that Kingdom Hearts 3 is not an Xbox game because it has been a PS game since forever( And I mean the main series, not spinoff)? And you think xbox fans are going to care about such thing? KH is no longer multiplatform teh moment it was announced for Xbox. That’s like me saying “nah guys Kingdon Hearts is a PS4 exclusive forever” in a top 10 xbox games article
That's like asking a proud dad which one of his two boys is his favourite. The correct answer is none and both at the same time :) Well if you go only by sales, then it's obviously Spider-man. But if you go by depth of innovation then it's God of War by a mile and then some. But they are both awesome exclusives in their own right.
i don't know, that swinging/traversal mechanics in spider man are pretty innovative.
Man I usually avoid commenting in these articles but you laid it down correctly. In my opinion they both hit the right notes plain and simple there is space for both why do we have to narrow it down? Both amaze and impress in their own way with that said screw this dumb article why do we need to pick between them??)
In the words of the great philosopher Shia LeBoef...JUST. DO. IT!!
Good thing PS4 fans have both to enjoy.
Only in this case, one is a natural born son and the other one adopted.
Well, an adopted son has exactly the same legal rights as a natural born son. So... yeah there's that :)
I really enjoyed both games and have the plat for both, loved spiderman but god of war has a much deeper story, plus that oneshot through the whole game was a really cool and weel done touch, plus the new perspective and gameplay just felt right for kratos, god of war for me but spidey is really close.
I just started God of war last night
You are in for a treat, enjoy😁
wish i could play it for the first time again, just thinking of that adventure gives me goosebumps
Next up, which is better, Madden or NBA2k. Completely different games with completely different purposes in storytelling and gameplay.