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PS3 Owners Shouldn't Dismiss Multiplatform Games

Perhaps the tagline to this headline should read, "...at least, not anymore." But the point remains.

Look, one can easily make the argument that four or five of the best games of the generation thus far are all PlayStation 3 exclusives; candidates would include Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, God of War III, LittleBigPlanet, Heavy Rain, Killzone 2, and Demon's Souls. And while I understand that we all have budgets and time constraints, which could indeed translate to only playing the best of the best (i.e., exclusives), too many PlayStation 3 owners have started to dismiss multiplatform titles. This is a combination of the aforementioned exclusives and the remnants of a time when there were many inferior ports on the PS3. But as for the latter, times have - for the most part - changed. Developers are more often using the PS3 as the lead development platform and these days, most projects are developed simultaneously on the PS3 and Xbox 360, which results in two nearly identical versions.

There are still a few exceptions; Bayonetta, despite the insistent claims from Sega that it would be identical on the PS3, was vastly inferior on Sony's machine because the primary drawback was the bad frame rate. So this can still happen. But in general, most multiplatform games in 2010 are going to be very, very similar across platforms and PS3 versions may even start to look and play a bit better as more developers start with the PS3. It's too bad that even retailers like GameStop haven't caught up to this - in addition to the register biscuit - I've heard many an employee tell a customer that multiplats are "usually better" on the 360. This is no longer true. And besides, do you realize what you're missing if you pass on too many multiplats? Okay, so MGS4 dominated Game of the Year Awards in 2008, Uncharted 2 dominated last year, God of War III will likely dominate this year, and hell, Uncharted 3 might dominate in 2011. But even so, look-

  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Bioshock 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Fallout 3
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Dead Space
  • Guitar Hero 5
  • Rock Band 2
  • Borderlands
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla

And those are just a few; remember, most games are multiplats and there are a ton of awesome ones. I would've been seriously annoyed had I missed out on some of those I just listed, and bear in mind I'm only listing one title from certain franchises, like Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band. Yes, exclusives tend to be better on any platform - Gears of War, Mass Effect, Forza, and Alan Wake prove that for the 360 - but multiplats can indeed be fantastic experiences. Just this month we've got Red Dead Redemption, Lost Planet 2 and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, all of which have the potential to be excellent.

So please, if you only own the PS3 and you feel you've been spoiled by top-notch exclusives or you're still smarting from the sting of all those inferior ports early on, don't ignore the great stuff for these reasons. We all want the most fun possible, right?

5/7/2010 12:24:02 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (79 posts)

Hezzron
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:01:32 PM
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Preach brother, preach!

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TEG3SH
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 5:45:37 PM

I swear to God u stole my exact phrase , I think great minds think alike ;)

@ Ben I really don't think that GoW3 will dominate this year, we have so many heavy hitter this year, Halo Reach, RDR(personally dunno why), Modnation, Alan wake, 3dot,maybe gran, what else what else ... yeah the stupid mario (Personally never really enjoyed mario even on Snes)

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 4:35:39 AM

LOL

I got all those games listed on PS3 or PC except Battlefield Bad Company 2.

Dead Space, Dragon Age Origins and Rock Band 2 are by far my favourites.

Then there's the PS3 exclusives. I'm guessing many are starting to realise that Gears and Halo alone can't keep their 360 exclusives up to scratch.

Too many want God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5 and Uncharted 2. I wouldn't be surprised that with enough marketing Uncharted 3 could come close to Gears sales records, now that many are returning to the PS brand.

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manofchao5
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:37:26 PM

wow i only got bad company 2 and red faction guerilla
i was considering deadspace , bioshock and assassin's creed but i still have lik 5 or so games i didnt complete

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little dreamer
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:05:57 PM
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Your right Ben I will try to pick up most of the games you mentioned. But the only rumor worrying me is that Red Dead Redemption on Ps3 is more inferior to the Xbox 360 version. I hope that's not the case though because Red Dead Redemption looks like a must buy.

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Mamills
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:07:21 PM

i dun think it is
inferior, well at least i havent heard anything like that anywhere. it will be a must buy no matter though

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kraygen
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 4:35:09 PM

I haven't heard that anywhere and most of what I have read is that there is no difference between the 2.

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convergecrew
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 10:21:03 PM

I just heard this rumor too (probably from the same source). Really hope its not true--if its minor differences, like AA this or shadow that, then I dont care but I hope its not some kind of framerate issue.

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Miggy
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:06:53 PM
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Only reason I buy multiplatform games is because a majority of ps3 exclusives lack splitscreen co-op. And Borderlands is awesome. That is all.

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Highlander
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:12:44 PM
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Indeed.

People should buy games based on the game, not whether it's a multi-platform or an exclusive. For me personally, most of the games I have wanted, and continue to wait for, are exclusives, but there are a fair number of multi-plats on my want list too.

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:16:56 PM
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Not going to dismiss them at all.

I do however hold multiplatform titles to the standard of which my PS3 exclusives have reached.

If a multiplatform title doesn't meet certain criteria, I will not give it the time of day.

Some of my favorite games are multiplatform titles. Dead Space and Fallout 3.

Killzone 2, Uncharted 1&2, and GOW3 have forever changed the way I look at games. My expectations are very high now. So much to the point, I will analyze a title even more so. I have seen what a PS3 ONLY game can do.

It's all Drake's and Kratos' fault, I tell you.

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Luiscosmo2
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:20:44 PM
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Major Edit: I got a fairshare of exlcusives and multi platforms but im eager to buy a lots exlcuives..and lately that what I buy...Cuz most multi platforms dont reach the standars I have for the PS3 only games i want to buy...But I never discard a multi for bad gtaphics compared to a 360.

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CaptRon
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:27:49 PM
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Yeah truth is... I only got the money for the best games, and they seemingly come out on ps3. So therefor I spend my money on exclusives.

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:31:33 PM

And considering that most exclusives on the PS3 are genre defining/leading..

I agree with you 99% of the time.

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ghinasky
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:44:42 PM

Many Wii gamers share your point dude. Good Call!
And we are talking about multi- millions of exclusive units.

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Mornelithe
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 1:40:09 PM
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As a PS3+PC owner, this isn't a huge issue for me, however, I will add my voice to Ben's that there are some damn fun multi-plats out. They _are_ getting better with their quality, so in the very least do some research on them before summarily dismissing them.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 2:03:06 PM
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While some on that list are good and maybe even worth full price, they still aren't anywhere close to being as good as exclusives. Sony has spoiled us.

I wont completely say no to mulitplatas, some have proven to be worth it, Bioshock 2, Batman AA etc. but i'm still done with paying full price for them. Red Dead Redemption is the only exception i'm going to make.

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 2:55:58 PM

Nice. Send me a PSN ID. Mine is "maxpontiac"..

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Jawknee
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:12:46 PM

Request sent. :)

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Shams
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 2:03:42 PM
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Xbox360 exclusives still feel like multiplatformers. They feel great, but not particularly optimized for any particular platform (besides PC). For example, both Gears and ME were made with the Unreal engine, an Engine made for PC development ported to consoles, where as games like Uncharted 1/2, GOWIII, and inFamous, and Killzone2 are all made from scratch. And it shows.

Diplomacy aside, PS3 exclusives are the best games. Xbox360 exclusives are merely great destined to go multiplatform, with very few exceptions, like Halo, where MS owns the franchise.

They are a couple of studios, particularly R* and even Team Ninja, that come very close to 1st party development. But, they are still the exception, not the norm.

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Shams
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 2:11:17 PM

I don't mean to come across as overly-zealous, but I'm just trying to call it as I see it. Early in the console generation, when I didn't have both consoles, nor an HDTV, I wasn't quite sure about the disparity between the two. Only after playing the best games on each console, and at this point in the generation, can I sincerely say on my own behalf that PS3 exclusives are in a tier of their own, which is the highest one.

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Superman915
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 2:16:49 PM
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bravo @ not putting bayonetta on that list.

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TEG3SH
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 6:47:40 PM

dude Bayonetta is super awesome dunno why everyone is hating on it

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sonic1899
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 8:45:46 PM

That's what I want to understand. Some people here would praise GOW3 for its nudity and then turn around and boo Bayonetta for having it in smaller quantities.

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VicTheMighty
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 11:39:45 PM

bah it's just people beeing angry at a crappy port. The framerate issue is big enough to mess with the gameplay. And prior to a patch... The game ran like crap.

So yes the game is good. ( I rented it and went through it in two days ) But the fact that it is very poorly optimized makes it hard to recommend on PS3.

But if I were a 360 owner I would deff recommend it since the game was made for that system and runs the way it is meant to be played on it.

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Mr Bitey
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 2:28:07 PM
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I agree. PS3 owners shouldn't dismiss multiplat games. There have been some amazing ones this gen.

On the other-hand however, PS3 owners should reject timed exclusives with extreme prejudice. If we don't make the message loud and clear, the particle isn't going to stop. It will only get worse.

I loved FallOut 3 and GTA IV, but I will not buy the DLC for either. I'll rent or buy it used.

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ghinasky
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:48:47 PM

Yeah stop this systemic evil that making the industry crazy.

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Alienange
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 2:57:56 PM
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Great article Ben and certainly one I agree with. I actually highly doubt that there are gamers out there who only buy PS3 exclusives as if they, as gamers, are above multiplats.

What I see is people saying "PS3 exclusives are the best and that's all I need" because it's the cool thing to write on a PS3 site. But I guarantee those fake die hards have bought tons of multiplats in their day.

Games are for our entertainment. Our fun. To be so pretentious as to say you can't have fun with a game because it's a multiplat is just plain silly. You claim to be a gamer? Then you definitely have more than a handful of PS3 exclusives sitting next to your black beast.

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TEG3SH
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 5:51:15 PM

thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs upthumbs up thumbs up thumbs up

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jaybiv
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 1:51:06 AM

Spit it Alien. Spit it son! Gamers want to play fun game. Period, duke!

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ghinasky
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:30:13 PM

What about dirt poor cheap-ass gamer-on-a-budget like me? Don't forget about us.
Many gamers like us bought the PS3 because of one thing: BANG FOR THE BUCK!
For us that is what compelled us to buy the PS3 instead of a 360 or a Wii.
Therefore we also got the PS3 for bang for the buck games! And PS3 first party exclusives like LBP, Uncharted 2 & God of War 3 delivers on that selling point.
Can you blame us if we won't settle for second best?
We want the most value for our money. This is why Heavy Rain sold more than expected and so will LBP2 and Gran Turismo 5 will be more than compelling for cheap-ass gamers like us.

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Beamboom
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:09:59 PM
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Ahh finally this was said, long overdue. I'll admit that I have for a long time suspected this very site to idolize the exclusives for the sole reason that they were exclusives, thus ammunition in the stupid platform war. I shall happily stand corrected.

I'd also add the first Bioshock and Assassins Creed to that list as well as Far Cry 2, Resident Evil 5, Skate 2, Oblivion and Burnout Paradise... To mention just a few of my personal cross-platform favourites so far.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:16:12 PM

Resident Evil 5 was the biggest disappointment of this generation. Hands down.

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Beamboom
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 4:43:28 PM

Really? Well, I've not played the earlier RE games, and RE5 was played entirely in coop mode with a good friend and that always adds to the gaming value imo, but anyhow, we had a jolly good time in that game.
By all means, the game was not in any way groundbreaking, still it is ranged amongst the better experiences I've had so far on the PS3. Not sure if I'd bothered playing it in solo player mode though...

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TEG3SH
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 6:40:55 PM

Actually I hated it, but it was not a bad game it was a brilliant game but it wasn't resident evil, the majority loved it so you can't call it a flop,

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 8:41:39 PM

BeamBoom: We love games, man. That's it. :)

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BlinkBoy
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:14:35 PM
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I agree with this, and I buy many multiplatfrom titles. I buy more exclusives not because i have not enough money saved for games, but I only have time for the best.

I have many unplayed games from the hectic months with Heavy Rain, GoW 3 and still haven't play Dragon Age from last year.

I am buying Red Dead Redemption and Mod Nation Racer this month.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:16:41 PM

Red Dead and 3D Dot Game for me this month. ModNation will have to wait a bit.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:23:51 AM

Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake on 360, and Modnation Racers when it's cheaper than $60 AU.

Got a preorder on Demon's Souls for June here too. Then GT5 will be preordered when a Limited or Collector's Edition is announced.

Got my eye on The Last Guardian (big one for me, day 1 buy), Dead Space 2, Sonic 4 Episode 1, Halo Reach (which is actually quite fun compared to the other Halo's), GT5, Infamous 2, Starcraft II, Mass Effect 3, Gears of War 3, Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Other M, new Zelda game for Wii, and finally, MGS Peacewalker on PSP.

Now where the hell am I gonna find time to play all THAT!!!!!!!

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Nestore
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:35:24 PM
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IMO, the best console games are PS3 exclusive. I play the multi-plats, but they just aren't as good.

Bayonetta, Assassin's Creed, and Prince of Persia are boring as dirt. Lost Planet 2 looks very mixed (amazing co-op, but lots of flaws).

The big exception is Red Dead Redemption. That game actually looks like it will trump every other game, exclusive or not.

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Beamboom
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 4:50:07 PM

After reading the first reviews of Lost Planet 2 I am sorry to say that it seems to be a big disappointment, even as coop game. Too bad, I had high hopes based on the demo...!

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SnipeySnake
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 9:22:22 PM

@BeamBoom
Yeah same here, the demos were really fun.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:27:08 AM

Didn't plan to get LP2 anyway. Looks like Gears and Uncharted 2, and I already got those.

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:39:04 PM
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As for me, with multiple consoles, I'll play any game on any console, just as long as the game's a decent version on that console, and it's a game I like.

But with that said, whenever both the PS3 & the 360 versions are available, I prefer to get the PS3's version.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:28:46 AM

Same here. Borderlands and Bayonetta were the exception. All other multiplats are on my PS3.

Borderlands cos my friends had it on 360 and coop with them is an absolute blast.

Bayonetta cos it was clearly better on 360.

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Cuetes
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:52:13 PM
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Fallout 3 is probably my favorite game this generation and the glitches and crashes on the Ps3 are just sad.

That being said, multiplats have came a long way so I don't care either way. I tend to rent them before I buy them just because I have been burnt so many times in the past.

As far as the exclusives go, Its rare that my Ps3 hickups at all on any game flying the Sony flag. Needless to say I don't rent I buy on day 1 because I know the quality of the games are air tight.

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Fane1024
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 12:42:41 AM

Every Bethesda game is buggy on every platform; it's not a PS3 "port" problem.



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JackC8
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:52:32 PM
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Some of my favorite games are multi-platform. Exclusives may have better graphics and generally run smoother, but if I'm extremely interested in one game and only somewhat interested in another, I don't care which is exclusive and which is multiplat - I'll get the one I like best. Unless somebody gives us a truly lousy port, but luckily that hasn't happened with any game that I've really wanted.

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GuardianMode
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 3:54:25 PM
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Nice article. While other ppls my think only owning first party games maybe ungamer like. I seem to fall in that category. Every game in my library is a 1st party game. Simply put these games have never let me down. Dont get me wrong. I have played those game on the list. I have rented them. GTA4,AA,Bioshock 2 are all great titles but buy worthy,no.
Until a multiplatform game equals the greatness of Uncharted,Kilzone or Demon Souls. I will continue to just "rent" them. Its how I feel and Sony has never let me down. Sorry to be the sour apple but thats the way I roll. ^^/

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:36:10 AM

That's fair enough. Sony really have outdone themselves with exclusives this generation. I can see why most people just go for the exclusives on the PS3.

I think it's sad if many haven't at least TRIED the multiplats, cos a lot of those are incredibly good games. However, most of you here seem to be legit hardcore gamers who try everything and consciously go exclusives.

Makes me wonder though if an exclusive game is treated differently simply because it is that, EXCLUSIVE. Had Gears of War been multiplat it may not have as much attention, even if the content had remained the same for both consoles. I think exclusives are praised much more because they are exclusive, not cos they're a brilliant game. I'm sure there are many arguments to go with that.

Ben, I'm interested in seeing what you think of this idea since you've done a Psycology course and all. Do people react differently to exclusives, regardless of quality? Do you think Assassin's Creed would be more highly regarded as an exclusive?

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coverton341
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 4:21:15 PM
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While I will agree on most of the games on that list that I have played I have to disagree with GTAIV. I just didn't care for that game, though I am quite aware that a ton of people would disagree with me on that. I tend to gravitate more towards the exclusives of either console but as a lot of people have said already, some of my favourite games have been multiplatform games.

One in particular that I just fell in love with all over again is Dead Space. After I hooked up the 5.1 surround sound that game quickly shot to one of my favourite games.

Anyway, completely off topic, when does Alan Wake come out. I saw a review for it on Kotaku that made me want to buy it again.

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LittleBigMidget
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 4:29:29 PM
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This is gonna sound crazy but, the last multiplat I played was Assassin's creed 2. Ever since I got Heavy Rain & God of War III, I forgot multiplats existed. But I will be getting Red dead though.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:45:42 AM

I'm Aussie, never been into Westerns. Not part of Aussie history, but American history, hence why many US gamers would love it so much.

However, I am still getting it. It really does look awesome. Will hopefully have more to do than GTA 4. Listen to the radio, take long drives, watch TV.... wait, I can do that in reality... screw GTA 4, I can get my sandbox shooter fix with Just Cause 2.

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kraygen
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 4:40:48 PM
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I have quite a few multiplats that I love, ps3 exclusives often excel in every area, but that doesn't mean that mulitplats aren't fun. I got saboteur for $20 bucks and killing nazi's is fun.

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Silent_J
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 4:46:44 PM
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one of the first gamesI bought for the ps3 is that one diplayed in the photo above,yes GTA 4 and I enjoyed it I dont care what people say.Now I would say I have about an equal split in multiplat and exclusives in my collection.
The reason for not playing a game because its multiplat is just stupid,whoever does that is missing out.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:48:12 AM

100% agree with you.

GTA IV was the reason I got a PS3. It was great 2 years ago, but now it's lacking the fun factor.

Hopefully the next GTA will take the excellent GTA IV formula, physics and controls and give at a boost of fun over-the-top awesomeness that San Andreas had.

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Milonakis
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 5:03:17 PM
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Excited because my buddy preordered mod nations for my birthday. Should be pretty sweet.

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SmokeyPSD
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 5:09:59 PM
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the vast majority of multiplatform games, whether they are well executed or not, are for lack of a better word, uninspired. come on. on the list on this article alone, just 3 of them have been worth my time, Dragon Age, Arkham Asylum, Rock Band 2, the rest I have either felt lacklustre experiences or just don't even care enough to pick up to begin with.

The developers are getting what they deserve from us ps3 owners not caring, pure and simple, multiplatform games for the most part have been dull. Yes even GTA IV, the city was soulless, it felt like a waste of a bluray.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 8:42:23 PM

ACII is AWESOME. Try it?

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:55:40 AM

Agreed. ACII was awesome.

But if Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Splinter Cell Conviction, FF XIII and SSFIV hadn't come out, I'd have spent more time on it.

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FullmetalX10
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 6:27:01 PM
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I hardly buy any multiplats anymore, most of what I own is exclusive, particularly because I can't buy a lot of games, so those which I buy must be great.
The exception to the exclusives rule is (I hope) Red Dead Redemption, which is the only game I will get this month.

And for the list in the article, many may not agree, but I do not own any of those, and I do not plan to.
I have played GTAIV, I didn't much like it, I liked San-Andreas better.
Played ACII, didn't really liked that either, I liked the first Assassin's Creed up to a point.
I still need to play FFXIII, but I don't plan on owning that either, seeing how it turned out to be a lot less than I had hoped for, all the drama surrounding the title, the cutbacks, all I do is sigh.
For the rest of the list, I tried some, disliked most, don't feel the need to own what's left.

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Scarecrow
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 6:40:11 PM
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As of right now there are too many exclusives I STILL need to get. And since exclusives are usually better in quality, I'll get those first before any multiplatform game.

But if there's a multiplatform game which I'm dead set on getting (Street Fighter IV, SSFIV) I'll get it no matter what.

Out of the games you listed it makes me realize why I don't buy many multiplats...

Grand Theft Auto IV (have it)
Assassin's Creed II (the first one was alright. Don't really like the game's theme and artistic direction)
Final Fantasy XIII (worst FF ever)
Bioshock 2 (FPS)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (another FPS)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (might get this some day)
Fallout 3 (have it)
Street Fighter IV (have it)
Dragon Age: Origins (doesn't interest me)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (FPS)
Dead Space (doesn't interest me)
Guitar Hero 5 (I'd rather listen to my mp3 player)
Rock Band 2 (same)
Borderlands (FPS)
Red Faction: Guerrilla (too generic... Or just doesn't interest me much)

Compared to stuff like LBP, Infamous, and GOWIII.... Seriously, they just don't stand a chance.

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TEG3SH
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 6:44:02 PM

@ scarecrow i'll hunt you down and go crazy on u.lol
cant believe u didn't like Assassin's creed and dead space. still i'll let u off the hock just because ur a street fighter junkie as me :) . who is ur fav character

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Scarecrow
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 9:02:28 PM

Lots...
I love the SF series ('xcept SFIII)

But I'd say my favs are: M. Bison, Chun-Li, Rose, Guy, R. Mika, Karin, Sakura, and Hakan (he's cool even if hard to use)

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TEG3SH
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:17:27 AM

mine are abel, Bison, Akuma, and the one no one can beat me with Cammy ;)

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SnipeySnake
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 9:18:17 PM
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I got 4 multiplats and 2 exclusives.

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RebelJD
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 11:43:58 PM
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Do people who own the PS3 seriously ignore third-party games? The only reason why I can give rats ass about multi-plat games is that my bro has a 360 and he buys all those games. If that wasn't the case than sure I'd buy these blockbuster games....you all know that multi-plat games are BLOCKBUSTER games, right damn asses?

Any way, I believe many people are just purchasing their first PS3 and for that matter alone they chose not to purchase old games they already played. With whatever is coming out from here on out..I guarantee that PS3 owners will be buying and showing that we PS3 owners make money for these publishers.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:17:11 AM

Bayonetta is a good example.

Sold more on PS3 than 360 even though it was inferior.

See, if you target the demographic to a certain console, your game will sell really well.

If you're an FPS developer, market your game for 360.

If you make anything other than a shooter, market it for PS3.

Simple.

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ghinasky
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 10:44:42 PM

There is no doubt that many multi-platform developer will make money on the PS3 and so will the exclusive makers i.e. Heavy Rain, Demon's Souls.

Why?
1) PS3 is known for highly diverse audience
2) PS3 is still Piracy-free
3) PSN is free
4) Blu-Ray high storage capacity makes potential for better games

Any self respecting developer knows they don't make it just for the money but for art's sake make a lasting legacy of landmark achievement by making the best playing, looking, sounding, award winning and selling game they could have ever made. And the PS3 is the console to do that on.

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___________
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 3:10:53 AM
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if game journalists are good at one thing (besides overrating games) its exposing bad ones even before reviews.

look at all the bad crappy games of the last few years.
rouge warrior, the avatar, iron man, iron man 2, transformers 2, dead to rights retribution.
they all got very few previews and media attention.
you look at really good games they always have a article a week about them at the minimum, so that helps you spot the crap games from a mile away!

thats not always the case though, like batman AA did not get much media attention till it released and it ended up being one of the best games ive ever played!

point being you should always put exclusives first because there normally the cream of the crop, but that does not mean if a games not a exclusive you should miss it.
AC2 is the best example of that! or dare i say it GTAIV even though i hate it?

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 5:03:31 AM
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Multiplat titles can often be better than exclusives. Take Battlefield Bad Company Vs Haze. The exclusive is clearly the inferior game.

However, I do believe that many developers are starting to realise their potential with PS3 hardware, and the huge boost in sales numbers in the last 8 months, are a good financial reason to go with PS3 as well. Or at least as a starting point over 360.

I think Sony have done a wonderful job pulling developer's and gamers their way, especially since it had a very rocky start at launch.

Overpriced compared to its competition, poor performance with multiplat titles, few exclusives that could top Halo and Gears.

But then a series of events occured that pushed Sony forward.

1. 360's started red ringing all over the world. Many simply had it replaced at first, but the stupidly large numbers of dying consoles pushed many to a PS3.

2. Metal Gear Solid 4 was released. Need I say anymore?

3. The slim PS3 was released with a significant price drop. It was now in direct competition in price, making it more desirable.

4. Kevin Butler took the helm of advertising the PS3. People laughed and noticed what he was doing, then what Sony was doing. Bringing Kevin onboard was the greatest decision by Sony's advertising and marketing board in years. Let's all forget that freaky baby commercial.

5. Uncharted 2 came out of no where and rightfully stole all the accolades and awards in every gaming event known to the industry. Word spread of Uncharted 2's awesomeness and with the new slim PS3, Sony was starting to gain a lot of momentum.

6. God of War 3 was released. God of War collection was remade for the PS3 in high def, making the PS2 almost redundant in the eyes of hardcore gamers. This also showed how the best PS2 games could make big comebacks on the new Sony console.

7. PS Move controllers were finally demonstrated in real time and demoed to the public. It wasn't a big hit like Sony had hoped, but news about the problems with Natal begun spreading, making Sony's Move controllers look much better for gamers in comparison.

8. Finally, many multiplat and previous 360 exclusive developers began considering the PS3 as their lead platform. Soon, these developers will try PS3 exclusives not even possible on other hardware. iD, developer of Rage, found that blu-ray was enough to store their whole game, while 360 had to have multiple discs which would without doubt be expensive to make and sell. Many other developers are seeing this lack of disc space as a problem on 360 and are turning to PS3 and its blu-ray capabilities as a solution.

In the future, we will see PS3 regain dominance over the gaming industry. Halo and Gears can only go for so long, the what will MS do next?

It's almost sad that MS is relying on Natal so heavily to dominate the console wars again. What if it's a flop? What if it dies out after 2 years like Eyetoy did? (Sorry to any Eyetoy fans out there)

At least Sony is banking on Motion Controls, 3D gaming and movies, AND big games from many 1st and 3rd party studios to keep them afloat.

If I were a shareholder, my money would be on PS3 to deliver the goods before the next generation of consoles comes out in 2012 or 2013.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 5:06:35 AM

Just one more thing in regards to point no. 6. I would love to see Team ICO remake ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on the PS3 with 60 FPS gameplay and high def textures.

Released alongside The Last Guardian, PS3 would be the King of gaming.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:10:17 AM

Lets compare all those PS3 achievements with 360 achievements. I know it sounds like a fanboy thing to do, but I'll try and keep it as neautral as possible.

The series of events that made 360 popular:

1. It was released a year before the competition, giving it a good head start in building its games library.

2. It reintroduced Xbox Live, making it far more streamlined and easier to play online with friends.

3. Gears of War was released. It showed what the Unreal 3 engine could do with a 'next-gen' console.

4. The console was recalled and revamped to combat the huge red ring problem, and the new line of 360 consoles were given an extended warrenty.

5. Halo 3 was released. No need to go on with how huge THAT was.

6. Many exclusives were lost to PS3, but many exclusives were also gained due to 360's overwhelming popularity.

7. MS introduced Project Natal to an unsuspecting audience. It is revolutionary in how it can recognise movement and placement of the human body in a 3D environment. Although it's been having lag and recognition issues, it will still change how many games are played or interacted with. These issues are being worked through and will hopefully be ready for sale this year.

So basically, it's all a matter of perspective.

Natal could be revolutionary or it could be a massive flop in the long run like the Eyetoy.

Halo is finally coming to an end with Reach. But will Activision force Bungie to make more simply for money?

Gears 3 is the final story in the trilogy. But could there be spinoff games to support the 360?

Only time will tell. But with Blu-ray, a consistantly improving online network, AAA quality exclusives everywhere, motion controls, 3D support and a tiny fail-rate in comparison, I prefer the Sony stable this generation.

Congrats to Sony for digging themselves out of the big hole they were in throught 2006 and 2007.

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Bjorn77
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:55:31 AM
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I would like to add Darksiders to the multiplatform list. Loved it!

RDR I cannot wait to play...

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Robochic
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 11:08:29 AM
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I never have hate for multiplate if they are good, but lately their are so many damn great exclusives for my PS3 I will only spend my money on the best right now. But I know my hubby is just loving Dragon age right now, and I'm really addicted to Bioshock 2... gotta go play kids taking a nap LOL

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PHOENIXZERO
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 5:56:08 PM
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They might be awesome but some of those listed multi-platform games had/have issues from poor porting jobs to where they play worse than their XB360 counterpart like Dragon Age: Origins and it's awful frame rate and other bugs, we're not out of the "____ plays better on the XB360" woods yet, Fallout 3 is another example and while overall the PS3 version of GTAIV had its strengths it also had its weaknesses compared to the XB360 version. Hopefully with the ever expanding user base companies will really start to put more effort into making sure the PS3 version runs just as well if not better than the other version. I'm hoping Rockstar learned a lot from GTAIV and the PS3 version of RDR is identical or performs better (like it should be able to) than the XB360's version. The total lack of info on it though is a bit discouraging.

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ghinasky
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:19:03 PM
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As long as many third party developers whore themselves to politics & greasing bribery, Sony will produce AAA exclusive games like Uncharted 2 & God of War 3 to counter this systemic evil.

And its only natural PS3 games will respond in united fashion to uphold that fashion just like Wii gamers support exclusive first party Nintendo games because what we want is the BEST the console has to offer.

During the 16-bit era multi-platform games were made to maximize each rival consoles strength which made Street Fighter II games sell millions even on the so called 'inferior' Genesis console.
why? because gamers knew they have the best their consoles have to offer.

To hell with this 'identical as possible' bull shit! Video game consoles are not for politicians but for gamers.

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ghinasky
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:37:49 PM
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Sony is just doing what Nintendo has done through the years to survive two generations of Sony dominance. and it worked wonders for them.

Don't blame gamers for going for first exclusives and dismissing sub-par third party games like they do on the Wii. Gamers want the best bang for their buck in difficult times like these. That made the Wii sell by the sh** loads and PS3 exclusives will do exactly the same.

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Fane1024
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 1:03:34 AM
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Good games are good games. As great as the PS3 exclusives are, there are more great multiplatform games than exclusives. To reject them out of hand is the height (depth) of fanboyhood.

22 of my 36 PS3 games (not including PSN games) are multiplatform.

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