Hey, Remember When MGS And FF Were Exclusive To Sony?
I'm merely making an observation.
There was a time when the revered Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy franchises were exclusive to the PlayStation platform. And yes, thank you Nintendo fans, I know FF started out on the NES.
My point is this: Has anyone noticed that if most people list the best entries in each series, they're almost always talking about the titles that were exclusive to PS1 and PS2...?
No, I'm not saying Microsoft's emergence made both franchises take a dive. That doesn't even make any sense. I'm not saying that just because developers had to start making entries for both platforms, the games suffered in quality. Like I said, it's just an observation. I know a lot of gamers who say Final Fantasy XII was the last great installment in the legendary franchise and coincidentally, it was also the last iteration that was exclusive to PlayStation. A new generation comes along, Square Enix releases FFXIII for Xbox 360 and...hmm...
And I'm not saying Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance wasn't a great game, because it kinda was. It was also a spin-off and not an official entry in the MGS series, so said creator Hideo Kojima. But did it hold a candle to any of the MGS entries on PlayStation? And, looking down the road, will The Phantom Pain be seen as one of the best MGS titles ever, better even than MGS1 through MGS4? I mean, I'm just saying.
8/25/2014 10:12:21 PM Ben Dutka