Now before we go further, yes I understand that some of the games mentioned are also on PC or have limited exclusivity. My focus is on which system had the best games during that time.
Last year was a strong year for exclusives on both consoles, and according to Xbox, “Their greatest line-up ever”. Starting there I will say that personally, I’m not a fan of Halo or Forza, but I know they each hold a big fan base, and it was “been there done that” with Rare Replay/Gears of War. Ori and The Blind Forest was my favorite Xbox exclusive of 2015, even with a strong showing from Crystal Dynamic’s Rise of the Tomb Raider.
However, PlayStation presented a different kind of line up for 2015. Hands down Bloodborne was their strongest game, but Hell Divers had a notable presence. The other major games included the beautiful but boring Order 1886, unique story telling of Until Dawn, and the annual MLB the Show entry. Since I included Rise of the Tomb raider in Xbox’s Exclusives, it’s only fair I consider Rocket League a PlayStation Exclusive for 2015.
That being said I give PlayStation the victory for best Exclusives of 2015 as Rocket League was a highly entertaining addition to an already diverse line-up.
2016 looks to be another heated battle, of which console delivers the best games. So what can we do we know so far.
Quantum Break, Recore, Sea of Thieves, Gears of War 4, Maybe Crackdown?, and Cup Head are the games on my radar. I’m really hoping that Recore delivers a fresh third person action experience and that Cup Head is as entertaining as it looks. Not sure what to make of Crackdown’s timing, are we going to just see a beta this year? I’m predicting that Quantum Break will be my favorite, given its developer’s pedigree, and who doesn’t like freezing time. On the other hand, I’m not sold on Sea of Thieves, and Curious if Black Tusk tries new things with a veteran Gears of War series.
My hot List for PS4 contains: Street Fighter V, Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted 4, No Man’s Sky, Tomorrow Children, Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last Guardian. Street Fighter V is only a few weeks away and I’m counting the days. I’ve yet to play the Beta, but from what I’ve seen it’s sure to be another classic. April is bringing us an awesome looking Ratchet and Clank reboot, as well as the potential game of the year, Uncharted 4. Speaking game of the year, I’m really hoping Horizon Zero Dawn lives up to the early game play. Guerilla games is on to something special, and that’s why Horizon is my most anticipated PS4 game. The other three games mentioned all sit in limbo with The Last Guardian being my biggest doubt.
It’s too close to call right not, but the year ahead is going to be exciting on both sides of the fence, and who’s to say I’m not missing a major breakout game. I’ve only brushed on what’s likely to be a great year for gaming. Now it’s your time to tell us your choices…