The problem with God of War Ragnarok and Sony first-party PS5 games

Playing the best PS5 games is starting to feel like a bad case of deja vu

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jambola571d ago

Open world, narrative driven and third person, are not genres

sparky77571d ago

And yet they all play the same, just like Soulsbourne/Metroidvania aren't genres PS games all play exactly the same.

shinoff2183570d ago

Beats racing around a track and playing the newest broken halo. Sony games crush what Xbox has. Easily.

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mkis007570d ago

But they dont? God of war plays nothing like days gone plays nothing like ratchet and clank plays nothing like horizon, plays nothing like ghost of tushima, plays nothing like returnal, plays nothing like spiderman. Seriously even if you were to try to compare ghost of tushima to god of war the combat is completely different.

jambola570d ago (Edited 570d ago )

You think God of war plays exactly the same as spiderman?....

Also, Metroidvania is a genre
Open worlds is not
Souldsbourne is a genre
Narrative driven is not

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z2g571d ago

I love these games but bro, you can’t tell me they don’t all feel similar. I own on my ps5 and have played for the last year on ps5: uncharted 4 next gen update, forbidden west, miles morales, both god of wars and the re-release of TLOU and yes, they all feel very similar and all are fresh in my memory. They’re great games and I love them but they are in fact starting to feel formulaic.

darthv72570d ago

They feel formulaic because that was the intention. The PS4 gen was meant to be different than PS3. Which means all the big Sony owned games follow the same core design for big budget, over the shoulder, 3rd person, semi / open world, action / adventure story driven narrative. Each one just takes place in its own environment, feudal japan, post apocalyptic future, norse mythology... you get the idea?

isarai570d ago (Edited 570d ago )

Ill give you tlou and gow, but horizon and Spider-Man? They feel absolutely nothing like any other game, same for R&C and GoT. They all look and feel very distinctly different to me. You're stretching way too hard to try and make this false narrative a thing

shinoff2183570d ago (Edited 570d ago )

Yea I think yall crazy. Each of those games are nowhere near each other. If you want to compare all those games and say they are similar you must just be tired of gaming because almost all games have similar things about them. I think sonys games offer Hella variety

Also I enjoy third person. I'd prefer it over fps anyday

mkis007570d ago

How do any two games not feel formulaic? Im not sure what forbidden west and spiderman have in common.

jambola570d ago

In your opinion they're feeling formulaic
If you think God of war, ratchet and clank and spiderman feel tbe same
That's insane

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RpgSama571d ago

What a sad excuse of a clickbait article.

PS_HCT571d ago

With God of War: Ragnarok being the fastest selling first-party game launch in PlayStation history selling 5.1 million copies, I don't think there is much of a problem.

Snookies12570d ago (Edited 570d ago )

I mean, I do agree with you to a certain extent. But sales really don't mean much when it comes to quality. Granted, GoW Ragnarok is definitely a quality title. Yet, on the other hand. We have the hot mess that Pokemon just released. And from what I hear, it's selling more than any previous Pokemon game. Which always bring in millions, every iteration.

Shane Kim571d ago

I don't really understand the whining. Yes they might play kind of similarly (I don't think so, but to each their own) but Sony's exclusives are like 1% of the gaming library. Would you rather they play just like every third party game out there?