: Appreciate The Diversity Of PS3 Exclusives

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Appreciate The Diversity Of PS3 Exclusives

As a gamer, I can't possibly stick to only a few genres. In fact, I really don't like to play two games from the same genre in a row. At the same time, these days, I really only have time for the best of the best. Now, because so many of the best titles of this generation just so happen to be platform exclusives (and not just for the PS3), I've realized that these exclusive titles really need to be diverse. Quality is great, but who wants to be bored?

See, it kinda works for most all platforms. Look at the Xbox 360: I was able to play Lost Odyssey (by far my favorite RPG of the generation), Halo 3 (and ODST), the Gears of War games and soon, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Alan Wake. In my opinion, nothing tops the PS3 exclusive lineup but again, it's not only about the quality; it's about the diversity. Look at what we've been able to play over the past few years-

  • Resistance: Fall of Man
  • Resistance 2
  • Warhawk
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • inFamous
  • Killzone 2
  • Heavy Rain

Then you can toss in the PSN exclusives like Flower, Wipeout HD and Shatter, plus what's coming: God of War III, Gran Turismo 5, The Last Guardian, etc. The point is, do you see how many different genres are represented here? Even if I only stuck to exclusives for both the PS3 and 360, I'd not only be playing the best stuff out there, I'd also be having a lot of different experiences. I don't want to do that, of course (I ain't missing out on Grand Theft Auto, Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, Dragon Age, Final Fantasy, etc.), but you know what I mean. Last year, I sort of started with Killzone 2 and ended with Uncharted 2 - with the treat that was inFamous in between - and those are very, very different.

If I had to pick my favorite games of the generation, I'd go with MGS4, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, Killzone 2, Lost Odyssey, inFamous, Dragon Age: Origins, Resistance 2, Gears of War 2, and Flower. The only multiplats that get in there are ACII, GTAIV, Bioshock 2, and maybe a few more. But these are just my choices; if you use the entire PS3 exclusive list, you've got third-person action (like Heavenly Sword and God of War III), third-person shooters (like Uncharted), RPGs, FPSs, racers, platformers, and unique/original titles like Heavy Rain and Flower. The Last Guardian and Gran Turismo 5 will punctuate that variety a bit more. Really, we should appreciate this amount of diversity.

In the end, we want the best stuff. And everyone basically agrees that exclusive games tend to lead the pack; the elite of the elite, if you will. But man, I'm just glad we're not fixating on only one or two genres...I'm never bored with the PS3's exclusive lineup.

2/25/2010 Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (114 posts)

LittleBigMidget
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 9:58:13 PM
Reply

......... PS3 still has no games....*Continues playing ODST*

Agree with this comment 16 up, 20 down Disagree with this comment

OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:12:13 PM

haha Thank God I don't have to read that comment much anymore.

Agree with this comment 19 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DeathOfChaos
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 3:34:56 PM

That's because you're too busy messing with the same damn game remade over and over again, lol. Halo is just remade over and over, truly is.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

laxpro2001
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:02:59 PM
Reply

If I had to pick my favorite games of the generation, I'd go with Uncharted 2, Eternal Sonata, Warhawk, inFamous, DemonSouls, and Flower.

Honestly the biggest surprise for me was flower... thought I would enjoy it but I didn't think I would be touched by it nearly as much as I was. So simple, yet so great!

Agree with this comment 8 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:10:05 PM

Everyone on here who's ever played inFamous is always ranting and raving about it.

Picked it up.

It rules.

Agree with this comment 19 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

newchef
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:47:34 PM

am i the only person who actually prefered prototype to inFamous? i do admit that it was an amazing game but once i played through once on evil nd my bro played thro on good i didnt feel like i needed to play anymore, i personally didnt like that once you cleared the zones that there was nothing worth going back for and if you finished the zones and the game without all the powers you were more or less s o l

Agree with this comment 3 up, 11 down Disagree with this comment

SnipeySnake
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:56:02 PM

I really want eternal sonata but its so hard to find it anywhere.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

laxpro2001
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:07:04 PM

@SnipeySnake
Just type Eternal Sonata into amazon and the ps3 version should be first thing on the page.

you can pick it up for $25 + $8 shipping and handling which is an excellent deal in my opinion. Trying to find it in store will be a challenge.

EXTREME EDIT: I can't believe it but I forgot to include Valkyria Chronicles in my favorite exclusives. Didn't get to finish it before I went abroad but a very cool game thus far.





Last edited by laxpro2001 on 2/25/2010 11:07:56 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

FullmetalX10
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 6:11:50 AM

Flower is indeed fckn awesome. It's just so beautiful *sobs*

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 5:21:08 PM

You are the only one Chef, I couldn't finish Prototype, it was trash compared to inFamous.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Mornelithe
Monday, March 01, 2010 @ 3:00:13 AM

Beat both, and I like them both for their differences, and not for their similarities.

Prototype is literally a meat-grinder. No real thought behind it, just kill...everything, preferably quickly. Good, Bad, I'm the guy with the big effin arm blade.

InFamous is slower, more methodical, isn't nearly as hack-n-slash as Prototype, and has it's own little details and design touches that make it great.

Either way, both were great buys (Prototype for PC), and really thoroughly enjoyed the hell outta them.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

dragonx_HD
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:05:27 PM
Reply

No kidding. Glad Im not monogamas to one genre. The diversity is staggering.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:09:08 PM
Reply

Oh Ben, you just kill me. The "coming soon" section of this article (if you will ) is just hilarious. I don't think 2010 will find me going down the Xbox aisle of Best Buy. What is up with the piss poor selection of exclusives on the 360?

Agree with this comment 6 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:17:34 PM

That system has no games.

Agree with this comment 12 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:22:05 PM

That's not true. It has tons of games. I see them piled high in the bargain bins all the time.

Agree with this comment 24 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:25:45 PM

Well, I think the day of the 360 is past. It has enough exclusives to make me keep the machine, but I think it's clear that PS3 exclusives continue to set the raise the bar.

Agree with this comment 18 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Kr3sn1k
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 2:59:03 AM

now all we have to do is get more people on the PS3 to buy more of these games. I mean uncharted two came out and it sold about 3.5 million to date, while mass effect 2 came out and it sold 2 million in the first week. Us PS3 owner have to buy more games rather than just braging about them. I personally bought every game on that list besides warhawk and Valkyria Chronicles, all i have to do is save my lunch money everyday lol. Meanwhile my friend only has about 4 games, but he's always hyping games like heavy rain, which he never ends up buying.

Agree with this comment 8 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 9:52:28 AM

Yesterday I was at Best Buy. No PS3's. Zero. They had about 70 Xbox's. Two rows worth. 20 of them were Tekken 6 bundles. Xbox is done.

Agree with this comment 10 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:11:19 PM
Reply

My favorite games of this generation are Lost Odyssey(I need to finish it), Heavy Rain, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted 1/2, and MGS4.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:13:17 PM
Reply

I think that the diversity also can be found with great campaigns, as well as great multiplayer components found on other (and sometimes in the same) games. I also must point out that the PS3's diversity is larger than that of the 360.

I would've thought you'd put Demon Souls on that list Ben.

Last edited by geovanwitdakick on 2/25/2010 10:15:05 PM

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:22:30 PM
Reply

Best TPS: Uncharted 2
Best FPS: Killzone 2
Best Strategy: Valkyria Chronicles
Best Racer: Well, it WILL be GT5
Best Sandbox: inFamous
Best Action: GOWIII demo, (yup the game will take the cake, but just the demo beats any xbox exclusive action title)
Best RPG: *sigh* the box might have us beat there till Versus comes out.

But that's a damn good track record, what is clear is that while xbox appeals to one or two types of people, Playstation goes out of its way to appeal to everyone. How much can you beat the living hell out of Halo, really?

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/25/2010 10:23:29 PM

Agree with this comment 11 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:58:38 PM

VC is another one I got recently. Friggin' WalMart had it for $20 so I just had to grab it. Anyway, just to say, yeah, it's the best strategy game by FAR.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:15:21 PM

I grabbed Valkyria Chronicles at GameStop for $20(one of the rare times I step foot in the store). I haven't opened it up yet but I plan to at some point in the next couple months.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:43:28 AM

@alienange
sure its best strategy, but to me the visuals and story are the best part along side its gameplay.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ed_winchester
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:43:52 AM

@ johnld
not to forget, VC Is also one of the best games this gen for the voice acting, imo anyway

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:26:53 PM

@ johnld - You're absolutely right. When it comes to strategy, VC is top notch. That's not to say the graphics and story and something to scoff at. The game is fantastic all around and I'm thrilled to have grabbed it at the price I did. I really thought the map view would drive me nuts as it did in the demo, but the game is fast paced and quite engrossing.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:32:23 PM
Reply

Let's throw in a few more shall we.

MotorStorm 1 & 2

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (why not it has as much game as Forza 2).

Hot Shot's Golf Out of Bounds

Singstar

White Knight Chronicles.

Agree with this comment 8 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:32:58 PM

finally got WKC, I'll be checking it out tonight, yay!

Agree with this comment 9 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

newchef
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:50:56 PM

ugh i love motorstorm so much, i really dont like racers and this game was so simple and fun that some1 like me could juss pick it up and play and have so much fun without it getting repititive

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:26:30 PM

I forgot about MotorStorm and I LOVE Hot Shots. But I know most people don't consider the latter to be "elite."

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:08:34 AM

I know! I can't figure out why HSG isn't considered a AAA title, if it was on a.n. other platform it would be.

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:48:15 AM

Nah, I don't think it's the platform. It's just because it looks "kiddie," even though it's always one of the most accurate golf sims out there.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:52:02 AM

Yeah but d00d, Jasmine is hot in her little anime inspired costume!

;)

Agree with this comment 6 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 10:19:36 AM

I like Alex. :)

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

hehateme
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 10:57:32 PM
Reply

resistance 1 was amazing to me i loved it..

Agree with this comment 8 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:10:47 PM
Reply

The reason i bought a ps3 was for the diversity (and im a huge insomniac fan). The Wii and 360 just dont have the variety of games like LPB all the way to Killzone and Heavy Rain. Theres really something for everyone and i'm enjoying all the different games coming out just this year so far.

More important than just variety is the fact that these games are always at the top of their genre. God of War is easily the best action game. Gran Turismo has always been a cut above any other racer. Uncharted is easily the best and most polished 3rd person shooter out there. Not only does Sony deliver diversity, they deliver top-notch quality and thats what keeps the gamers coming back (even if Sony is a little slow getting the ball rolling).

Last edited by NoSmokingBandit on 2/25/2010 11:13:43 PM

Agree with this comment 7 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

godsman
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:46:31 PM
Reply

Don't forget MLB The Show. That is one exclusive that shows diversity, not on your list. Diversity is the exact reason I got a ps3. I realize I am opening up to many more genres ever since I joined the Sony family. If I got an xbox, I would be playing 90% Shooters.

Agree with this comment 9 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

cLoudou
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:55:00 PM

90% of the games on the 360 are shooters. lol.

Agree with this comment 9 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:54:45 AM

Good one, it's about the only game that could get me into baseball sim, I just don't do well in first person sports sims.

Agree with this comment 6 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 11:50:37 PM
Reply

You nailed it Ben, your list is my list, agree with everything there even though I don't have all of the titles yet, will pick them intermittently as I find them cheaper in the months to come...

Q!

"make.believe"

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

laxpro2001
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:34:06 AM

off topic:

did you change your sig becuase that other dude was stealing yours? Just wondering but I do like the new one a lot.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:03:24 AM
Reply

Amen. i was just telling my Xbot that the reason i stuck with the PS3 and ditched the Xbox was because i was tired of shooting martians(besides the red ring too). Xbox is the shooter console for the most part.

Love me some diversity in gaming.

Agree with this comment 8 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:49:40 AM

thats seems pretty obvious huh since they seemed to design their controller for FPS. At least thats what i heard from xbots, "360 controllers are best for FPS". Pure bull, i can kick ass in FPSs even if you give me a ps3 controller while they use 360 controllers. sometimes the 360 controller hold me back a bit because of its trigger button. i played modern warfare with its single shot m14 on 360 they tell me i can fire it pretty fast, same thing on ps3 and i get accused of using a turbo controller.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:51:02 AM

I hate the triggers on the 360. Too stiff and low. Prefer L1 and R1 for my triggers.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Hestar
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 4:36:58 PM

lmaoo you're a joke..

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Naztycuts
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:03:35 AM
Reply

Speaking of Bioshock2... when are you guys doing the review? I already bought it and I loved it, I just like to compare my personal review scores to you guys'
thanks

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:10:53 AM

you like Bioshock 1 or 2 more?

i preferred 2.

Last edited by Jawknee on 2/26/2010 12:10:59 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:17:35 AM

2 by far.
i was actually not expecting it to be scary, but there are certainly some spots which make me well not scared but certainly tense.
not only the big sisters shriek, but some of the action scenes like where the lights blow out and you can hear something really big getting closer and closer and closer.
but nothings there, gets really creepy!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:53:23 AM

Yea there were some great suprises. I preferred Elanore and Subject Deltas story to Jacks as well.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 8:54:02 AM

story wise id have to go with bioshock 1 only because it had that shock and awe moment where bioshock 2 did not.
i love it when games come back and slap you in the face and leave you in disbelief like infamous did.
over all bioshock 2 had a better story, subject delta and Elenore are much more interesting subjects but it lacked the explosion.
all fizzle and no bang.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 10:01:47 AM

Agreed.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

eLLeJuss
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:12:30 AM
Reply

OMG BEN! HOW COULD YOU!!! NO DEMON SOULS????

Agree with this comment 8 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:48:54 AM

OMG...my bad.

I knew I'd forget something. LOL

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 2/26/2010 12:49:15 AM

Agree with this comment 5 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Scarecrow
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:53:52 AM

Hehe

Trust me, us Demon's Souls fans know how damn good this game is.

It's ok. I think this shows that the ps3 has so many good exclusives that it's hard to list them all

Agree with this comment 9 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

rell
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 4:39:21 PM

Yeah demons souls is awesome. One of my favorites of all time i wish atlus put dlc for this game its missing a level in the nexus. Playb3yond

Last edited by rell on 2/26/2010 4:40:14 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:15:20 AM
Reply

exactly.
thats what allot of people are forgetting, they call dantes inferno a bad game because its a GOW clone.
a game CAN NOT! be a bad game just because its a clone, however it can be considered a skip if you will because its a clone.
i personally prefer horror games, but that is only because we very, very, VERY! rarely see a decent one.
if the industry was flooded with horror games like it is with RPGs or shooters id hate them.
as the old saying goes everything in moderation.

Agree with this comment 7 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

cLoudou
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:33:19 AM

I love Horror games also. That's why I'm hoping for a next gen Fatal Frame. If one does come to life, please let the characters run with more urgency.

Horror has lost two series, it seems : RE has become action-oriented, and now Dead Space 2 is looking to go down that same route.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:51:36 AM

i believe, dante's timing is what made it a skip. i mean why get a "god of war clone" when the actual god of war game is just a few weeks away.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:39:39 AM

Well John, I think EA hoped that releasing it around the time of GOWIII would kind of force the xboxers to buy it so they had an action game with similar mechanics. I'm still glad I got it, definitely the multiplat of the year until New Vegas comes out.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:34:45 AM

@world
I wasnt saying its a bad game nor its not worth the purchase. i was just saying that among the ps3 crowd, it was a bad choice to release the game so close to god of war. Thats because god of war basically the game that goes hand in hand when you think of this kind of gameplay. if i was into these kind of games i would definitely buy it. However, i dont like playing games that become, well, button mashers. I am going to buy god of war 3 just to see what the fuss is about. Thats why im planning to play the entire god of war series in one go. God of war collection is sitting on my shelf right now waiting to go.

As for the 360 side, it would've been smarter for them to release Dante's Inferno the same day as God of War 3. Why? to lure in those xbots who would purely buy this game to bag on god of war. you know, those "GOW is crap, dantes is way better" excuses. or "why would we want GOW when we got dantes". you know how they love to give themselves dumbass excuses to justify they 360 support.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 9:01:24 AM

i would kill for another fatal frame game!
no, seriously just point and the deed is done!
sadly we have lost many more series than just resident evil and dead space though.
silent hill,F.E.A.R, siren, and a few others.
what i would give to see monolith go back and create F.E.A.R 3 but like the first, not the second.

as for DI, yea timing is a double edged sword.
on one side you have the thought why buy this when a superior similar title is on the horizon.
but than on the other side its a game to tide you over, thats why i wanted it because i love hack and slash games and need every morsel i can get!
o, that and its set in hell.
how can i say no to that?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:25:08 PM

I know what you're sayin John, you might be right that they could have released it on the same day but blank line makes a point in that they also sucked in PS3 action fans that needed to be tided over. I just hope DI gets the sales it needs for that sequel.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:39:39 AM
Reply

No Batman Arkham Asylum love ben? I agree,Its great that ps3 has a lot of different games. but this is also part of the reason why ps3 exclusives dont sell as much as theyre supposed to. Theres just too much DIFFERENT choices for us. In 2-3 weeks, im planning to buy 5 games, ive done that before. Heavy rain, Bad company 2, Final fantasy 13, God of war 3(never played 1 and 2 but planning to play the whole series in one go since i got the collection), and resonance of fate.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:48:39 AM

Nah. Batman is great, no doubt, but superhero stuff has never been my bag.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:40:34 AM

except for inFamous right Ben?

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 8:57:56 AM

of course!
infamous is the ducks guts!
GOTY 2009!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 10:18:42 AM

I guess. I never really thought of Cole as a superhero although I suppose he is. :)

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:31:15 PM

Cole can be a superhero, it just depends how you play. The story is crazy good in that game though and makes you feel like a guy hard done by, but happens to have wicked powers.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:53:46 AM
Reply

OMG! we forgot ... Genji Days of the Blade!


...with added giant crab!


Last edited by Highlander on 2/26/2010 12:54:01 AM

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:41:14 AM

Days of the Blade competes with Timeshift for worst game in my PS3 collection. Thank God they were 5 dollars a piece.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/26/2010 1:41:38 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:05:09 AM

That's the thing, for the discounted price I paid Genji is actually a pretty good game. I would be disappointed if I'd paid $60 though.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:39:35 AM

the camera on genji pissed me off the whole time. its one of the few games i had to force myself to finish. Luckily i only borrowed it. right now i dont remember anything about the game at all, and i think thats a good thing. i was going to pick up Timeshift but my brother beat me to it and bought it for the 360. That game was crap.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Robochic
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:54:58 AM
Reply

Great article, I would have to say my fav exclusives are Resistance 1 first one I picked up for my PS3, Heavenly Sword second one I picked up, Unchartered 1 and 2, and heavy rain. For upcoming I know GOW III will be.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:43:36 AM

no littlebigplanet? judging from your choice of games, i would normally conclude that you are a guy. But, i know better now and you're just a chick with great taste in games. I dont know if those are all the games you bought but if those are, then you're missing out on a few great games.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Scarecrow
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:58:03 AM
Reply

Demon's Souls, for sure!

Oh wait, are we forgetting Modnation Racing!
lol....so much quality XD

---

That's the Playstation tradition.

I mean c'mon!!! look at this:

-Crash Bandicoot
-Silent Hill
-Resident Evil
-Metal Gear Solid
-Ape Escape
-Final Fantasy
-Cool Boarders
=etc.
^All exclusives
---

I have to say, the biggest surprise for me was Heavenly Sword...

First game since MGS1 that I really FELT the characters. Deep/engaging game.

Last edited by Scarecrow on 2/26/2010 12:58:58 AM

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:42:18 AM

HS blew me away too, can't say I have the slightest idea what Ape Escape is though.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:48:48 AM

im gonna have to hold off on final fantasy for now. from all the news i read and comments made by people here in psxextreme, final fantasy games might be on their way down quality wise. I believe final fantasy always meant the best the game can be. i dont care if you make it multiplatform but make it the best it can be without taking anything out. if they really want to get FF13 on the 360, they wont care if its on 20 discs. the smart fans will buy the game on ps3 while other fans will get it either way.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WolfCrimson
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 4:24:17 AM

World: Ever played MGS3? Remember the Snake vs. Monkey minigame? Those monkeys were apes from ape escape.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:25:56 PM

Actually no, I've only played MGS1 and MGS4, I missed those other two while I was on a massive JRPG kick during the PS2 years.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Hestar
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 4:38:51 PM

LOL you do know MGS,silent hill,resident evil and final fantasy aren't exclusive right?

Last edited by Hestar on 2/28/2010 4:40:34 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Charger7302
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 12:58:51 AM
Reply

My favorite ps3 exclusive so far has been Resistance(hell its my favorite ps3 game franchise). I love the design of the chimera and those guns from R1 are pretty bada$$. Here's hoping R3 comes this year, with many of R1 feature, weapon wheel, health bar.

Oh and by the way heavenly sword is a really good game, i dont underatand why we haven't gotten a sequel/prequel yet.

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:43:04 AM

I think Ninja Theory is going multiplat on their next title, so they are busy making some sub par thing.

Agree with this comment 7 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

inkme101
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:16:33 AM
Reply

heavenly sword was amazing and i really want another installment of this game. also resistance 1 was my first game on ps3 i just remember being awe-struck on my 1st play.

Agree with this comment 6 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:52:05 AM

i want to add heavenly sword to my collection but since i have already beaten it, 30 bucks is still too much for me to pay for it to just sit on my shelf.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BlackBriar
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:53:46 AM
Reply

Don't forget Quantic Dream next follow up game..........Watch!

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

tridon
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:56:26 PM

I hope Sony picks up Quantic Dream before it's too late. They missed a big opportunity with Ninja Theory.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

soli
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 4:00:43 AM
Reply

off topic: did u hear ffxiii installation on 360 is 18 gigs! o_O

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

cLoudou
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 4:45:09 AM

o_0

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

FullmetalX10
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 6:27:06 AM

I thought the devs that brought stuff to the 3-fix-me weren't allowed to make people install stuff, since not every box has a hard disk, if this is true, then I lol even more at 360, but then I remember that final fantasy shouldn't even be on that side, n then I hate the box again.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:27:52 PM

Is that true? I also thought they couldn't have installs. Oh man, and their version looks like crap too. Soooo many lulz.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:34:37 PM

its true about the installs but its all optional. i think it said that you can install about 6 gigs per disc

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

HighLife
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 6:10:21 AM
Reply

That is a great list of games.


Ben, I also think Hot Shots should be an elite game. It is one of my all time favorite series.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

FullmetalX10
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 6:30:01 AM
Reply

That's why I luv tha PS3, if I ever feel like playin an fps, I get killzone, if I feel like a 3rd person, I get either one of the Uncharted games from my shelf, just so many variety. Haven't got Heavy Rain yet, though(yeah, I know...) I'll wait till I'm done with God of War, by then I'll probably have enough moneyz for it.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

The X Factor 9
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 6:32:59 AM
Reply

Come to think of it, 10 of my 13 Blu-Ray games are PS3 exclusives. The notable exceptions being: Batman Arkham Asylum, Assassins Creed 2, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

I'm enjoying MAG immensely right now. It reminds of me a 1st person Warhawk with more streamlined squad mechanics. Speaking of Warhawk...what a gem it was when it first came out. It was my favorite PS3 game for a while.

I bought my PS3 for the exclusives. I find that another underrated exclusive is the entire MLB: The Show series. I cannot wait for March 2nd to come!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Snaaaake
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 7:31:53 AM
Reply

Heavenly Sword is quite fun but I will never buy it because for an action game the gameplay doesn't last for 10 hours which is a joke.

But aside from this, just about every PS3 exclusive are amazing.

Last edited by Snaaaake on 2/26/2010 7:46:47 AM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 10:17:35 AM

It's hardly the shortest game out there, and for an action game these days, that's normal.

Anybody who thinks HS is short obviously hasn't played SHORT games.

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:29:42 PM

It's a little short, but it's long enough for what it offers and is definitely worth owning for the collector.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Sir Shak
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 8:00:17 AM
Reply

That's precisely why I chose the PS3 . Can't wait to slice people up in GoW III .

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 1:29:58 PM

zipper tech ftw.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Imagi
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 8:06:59 AM
Reply

Some of my friends are now wishing they had listened to me and got a PS3 and not the 360 because of Heavy Rain and GOWIII alone.

At least I get to lol at then for having to pay to play a game online games that they have just spent a wedge of dough on to buy.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Danny007
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 8:54:24 AM
Reply

The Last Guardian is gonna rock!

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

tridon
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:51:15 PM

Amen.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

stemon
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 9:21:30 AM
Reply

This Gen so Far ...

Valkyria Chronicles (MUST OWN for any fan fo the genre)

MGS4, Infamous, UC2, RnC(crack in time), KZ2, Heavy rain

but ofc GOW3 is gna top the list.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Shams
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 9:57:08 AM
Reply

I loved R&C:ACIT. My #1 of 2009, followed by glorious Uncharted 2, and a very close third inFamous, then Killzone 2.

Ratchet has this unique effect of being a mood-uplifter, and ACIT is a rare example of a game that is actually a joy to platinum (for me anyways). So much of variety, and so much to unlock, with puzzles and story that never get boring.

My favorite downloadable was Wipeout HD/Fury. It is also my favorite racer.

Multiplatform surprises of this generation for me were GTA4, and Deadspace. Batman:AA, and AC2 were landmark achievements, too, but were a tad bit boring for me.

My favorite 360 exclusive was Ninja Gaiden 2, until ps3 got it, and it even got better IMO. I liked Gears 2, but I didn't play the mp, and the sp dragged on a bit for me. I'm gonna get Mass Effect 2 after I'm done with Heavy Rain, though. So, I'll see how much my favorite list will change then.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

carl0975
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 8:52:10 PM

Gears 2 Multiplayer is one of the most poorly created mutliplayer experiences I've seen this generation, you shouldn't have any regrets about not playing it(horde was good, but it wasn't anything new)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Vismund
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 2:42:47 PM
Reply

No love for the eye of judgement, guess i was the only one who like it. lol!

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BigBoss4ever
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:49:03 PM
Reply

where is Demon's Souls in that list? that is the most important exclusive to date for me...

Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 2/26/2010 3:53:11 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

tridon
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 3:50:40 PM
Reply

I know it's disliked by many but I personally thought that 'Afrika' was one of the most relaxing and unique gaming experiences I've had in a long time... and it's also exclusive to the PS3. It's definitely not for everyone but I enjoyed every minute of that game and my girlfriend was intrigued enough by it to watch me play it from beginning to end. It was very addicting and something I've never really experienced before on a gaming system. I would've loved DLC packs for it but considering the critical backlash, I doubt that will ever happen.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 8:43:18 PM

I found Afrika relaxing as well, and I would've loved it if it hadn't been for the tremendous technical drawbacks.

I actually hope they try another one.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

tridon
Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 9:44:12 AM

Yeah, it definitely had its technical issues but I was still able to look past them.

I'm hoping for some sort of sequel, too. Unfortunately, considering sales and reviews, that'll probably never happen. If it does happen, it'll probably be for Japan only.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

sunspider13
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 4:41:33 PM
Reply

Some of my favs so far

Multi-
Battman AA( good story, good dlc, fun trophies)
Dead Space (downright creepy goodness, cool weapons, great story, best S/H game since Silent Hill)
Borderlands (tiding me over until Diablo 3)
BlazeBlue (awesome fun)

PSN-
WipeoutHD/Fury (eye bleeding speed hurts so good)
RC:QfB (arrr)

PS3 exclusives-
U2 (wasn't that a great movie?)
RC:FtoD,ACiT (great installments in the series)
inFAMOUS (playing on hard is the only way to go)
Resistance:FoM, Res2 (frantic single player and fun multiplayer)
Killzone 2 (now all they have to do is to have a better written script and 3 will be golden)
Demon Souls (fav RPG thus far by far)

So much stuff I need to catch up with and this year isn't even half over!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

carl0975
Friday, February 26, 2010 @ 9:02:52 PM
Reply

Sadly I still have not gotten to play Uncharted 1 or 2, my wallet is in a lot of pain from some of the other games I've bought lately.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

DeathOfChaos
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 3:36:15 PM
Reply

I'm glad the PS3 still has it's Diversity. The 360 has FPS games and shooters with some occasional car games and a few RPGs, which some have already been ported to the PS3 as a more perfect, complete version.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

kraygen
Sunday, February 28, 2010 @ 7:10:16 PM
Reply

i'm just glad somebody finally mentioned demon's souls and white knight chronicles.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Did Destiny live up to your expectations?
Yes it did and then some!
Not quite but it's still great.
No, it's only okay.
Not at all; it's a huge disappointment.

Previous Poll Results