Alex S. from Link Cable Gaming writes: "Which company gets its report card proudly displayed on the fridge? And who is going to have to get some makeup classes in?"
Sony had an amazing year.
Besides Flight Simulator, I feel like Sony also had better PC releases this year too. Let that sink in for a minute...
that they did. absolutely amazing games and new console.
2020 may have been Sony's best year. They ended the PS4 with some of it's best games of the generation then rolled into a very successful launch of the PS5 with a fantastic set of launch games and an incredibly strong set of games coming in 2021 and it's safe to assume 22 and beyond will be filled with even more GOTY quality titles.
Lol the disagrees are hilarious! Some people are in such denial.
Disagrees in no validate or unvalidate a comment. Theyre easily ignored. Besides...only 5 disagrees.
I would have given Microsoft a F but I see their trying to be generous by giving them a D+
I agree with this list big time. Sony did the best as to be expected with much bigger commercial titles and new ip's that flawlessly knock it outta the park. MS is scrounging yet another year to get something released even rehashing the same games from 2019.. Tsk tsk. Nintendo is more or less hit or miss.
Sony is NOT slowing down either. 2021 might see one of their biggest release years ever.
Finally, an article that tells the truth. Xbox should've been given an F.
Can't believe a Forza update and Gears 5 update for Series X/S were even counted on Xbox lists of games releases this year.
Good thing I didnt click. Those dont count. Theyre not rereleases....theyre just ports over to their own next gen platform...hardly substantial. Nothing new was added. Improved performance was likely automatic with the more powerful hardware.
they should have.
Thar D+ for Microsoft feels a bit generous considering one of their best games still isn’t even out on Xbox (flight sim). Is Xbox relevant anymore?
A+ for Sony's PS4 & PS5 & the exclusive software for both systems.
I can’t argue with any of this. For me (and a lot of others that won’t admit it) this year has been like basically any other year since 360 left the scene. I keep winding up with their consoles (and all others) day one. I guess as long as I’ve got all the consoles they kinda mask the others deficiencies in a way. I’ve got something new and great on PlayStation so I don’t even notice nothing came out interesting for switch in a while. Oh something great came out on switch? I didn’t even notice nothing came out interesting on Xbox in a long time and so forth. But at times like this when I really HONESTLY look, the Xbox consoles have been great systems with mismanaged game production since the 360. Clearly I’m still holding out hope that someday they will recapture that old flame, and buying companies isn’t it chief. Elderscrolls, for example, is something I associate with multiplatform. I beat Oblivion and Skyrim on PS and Morrowind on the OG Xbox. Now I simply have to play it on Xbox next time possibly. I could have done that at anytime with any of those games. When I was playing Blue Dragon, Phantom Dust, Crimson Skies, and omg Culdcept Saga 😍 I was like Microsoft could do no wrong. New games, original ideas, and unique experiences that could ONLY be associated with Xbox because they only saw the light of day on Xbox. No need to buy anyone. Just need to manage better and make games a priori like they used to. Original stuff. Unique experiences. Yes... another D year from Microsoft. A B- from Nintendo for me, and another stellar year for PlayStation.
Now that's some honesty. +1
@Deathdeliverer Did you just mention Culdcept Saga?! My dude I thought I was the only one who played this game. 😆 Its literally 80% of the reason I got my 360. The amount of hours I spent on the PS2 game then to find out Culdcept was only on 360, pushed it up the priority for me. 3 Culdcept on 3 platforms. The hours.....
@ Chevalier Yes indeed. Man I loved my 360. Then my launch 360 never conked out on me. Had it the whole gen. Never bought any of the refreshes. Back when Microsoft was focused.
Sony is going A++ next year when god of war 2021 come out
D+ sounds about right to me. Besides no exclusive, 3rd party games didn't prove to perform better on the Series X. I got annoyed watching videos after videos trying to differentiate between the 1X to the SX followed by the SS. I had to look at the labels on the videos to confirm each model. Of all the letters they had to pick two that sound the same and similar to the previous gen. SMDH
At this point I can't see how any gamer can prefer Xbox over PlayStation. I mean each to their own and all, I wouldn't tell anyone what to like and what not to, but this evaluable is pretty spot on. Sony killed it this year even with everything going on, and Microsoft has dragged their feet on games for 10 years, no exaggeration. Their 1st party output pretty much died the day Kinect was announced. They can buy all the studios they want but it doesn't guarantee good games I mean let's be real what have they ever made themselves that was really good? Even Halo and Gears they just acquired. Fable was good once and Forza has always been quality but it's a paltry selection compared to what Sony offers year after year. I just don't have any confidence of MS delivering high quality content on a regular basis.
I completely agree. At this point (and for years now), those guys are just denying themselves enjoyment - and for what?! Madness.
Blind hate against a company. The day sony becomes this lazy i'm looking for the better offer because the only thing i care for related to sony, is their games. Don't care about services, don't care about networks, don't care about who has the slight advantage in hardware, don't make controllers the deciding factor for my purchase and don't pick a company solely because of it's name. The most important thing for me is: WHO IS OFFERING ME THE MOST GAMES I LIKE ON THEIR PLATFORM. And on this topic there weren't alot ms offerings that caught my attention in the last say 10 years. The only games i can come up with was halo 5 mp, sunset overdrive and maybe one or two games that i'm missing right now, but surely not enough.
I agree with most of what you said. Though you even said it yourself they're creativity died because they were forcing Kinect. Misguided and mismanaged teams chasing casual gaming trends. That the leaders then, they never cultivated a healthy philosophy when it comes to its in house teams and relationships. That's why Phil struggled so bad. Being shoe horned and forced to clean up the mess of the past suits. Couldn't really do anything until his promotion 3 years later. "I just don't have any confidence of MS delivering high quality content on a regular basis." We still haven't seen gameplay for Hellblade 2, perfect Dark, avowed, Fable etc. There are games that are already set in place already. So I don't know what you mean by that statement.
What if the "bad leadership" was actually Phil all along? What if it was after Phil took charge that things became bad? What if it's Phil's fault that he thought Microsoft shouldn't compete with the third parties so he closed studios and canceled games. What if it's Phil's fault that almost no new game development was started by Microsoft studios after he took charge in 2014 until after 2018 when he finally decided that games actually mattered. What if it's Phil's fault that xbox series launched with no games? What if it's Phil's fault that aside from Halo there doesn't seem to be any other big releases in 2021 because all his studios basically didn't start development until 2019 or 2020. What if... nah let's just blame it on Don Mattrick.
"What if the "bad leadership" was actually Phil all along? What if it was after Phil took charge that things became bad?" Too bad it was bad way before Phil took charge. I don't know what you're on about. "What if it's Phil's fault that he thought Microsoft shouldn't compete with the third parties so he closed studios and canceled games." What does that even mean? He's not buying 3rd party so he cancelled his games? I don't think you even know what you're talkin about. "What if it's Phil's fault that almost no new game development was started by Microsoft studios after he took charge in 2014 until after 2018 when he finally decided that games actually mattered." Let's just glance over where I said he basically couldn't do anything until his promotion in 2017. He didn't just wake up decided that games mattered don't say stupid stuff, just dont do it. Fun fact in a interview he was aware of MS lack of studios for a long time. But due to the powers at be and there motives we never saw that increase in 1st party that we do now that Phil's in charge. "What if it's Phil's fault that xbox series launched with no games?" Interesting then you said "because all his studios basically didn't start development until 2019 or 2020." Which isn't true for most of their studios Started production in 2018 like Avowed and Perfect Dark. "What if it's Phil's fault that aside from Halo there doesn't seem to be any other big releases in 2021 " We don't know what MS has launch for its games next year. Though Halo releasing in Fall they want that window all to themselves. My speculation is with game pass they can release a number of AAA games with out the worry of cannibalizing it's own games. We'll have to see.
Needless to say, but yeah Sony really deserves a standing ovation for how they conduct their gaming division.
Sony's been doing amazing this year, still cant believe we got so many amazing first party games. MS.. meh watever. same old stuff, nothing new, empty promises, gamepass. Nintendo does great when they release first party stuff. but its hit or miss otherwise.
Those grades line up with my assessment. I own each of the consoles except the SeriesS. Sony definitely gets an A+ from me, as I’m still enjoying getting stomped on Demons Souls. SeriesX I can’t justify booting right now til there’s something fresh and AAA to play. Sidenote: Haptics make me happy.
The only thing that would have made Sony 2020 better is if they could keep up with demand of PS5. I feel Nintendo did better than a C but opinions are opinions.
Well microsoft hasnt done anything meaningful all gen.
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