Well, that’s that, the best games of the 7th gen! Here’s quick links to all the posts.
I ignored these for the 2 previous posts, because they’re a pretty new thing for consoles and deserve a list of their own this time… and those posts were long enough as they were. This includes games that are downloadable-only, so generally games in the 10-20$ range that aren’t available at retail.
Note: No particular order
Well, after ditching that crappy old hosting, I can get back to posting these… So let’s go on! I’ll post the rest this week so I can post everything else in the backlog (which isn’t too much).
I LOVE exclusive games. They’re what makes a console worth owning over the others in the long run, or give incentive to own more than one of the consoles. Before the 7th gen, console fanbases were built on exclusives, but in the 7th gen that didn’t really happen (instead console fanbases were built on people hating the other console for literally no reason at all). Getting a 360 got you basically the same game library as the PS3, and vice versa, so there was little reason to get both (which, again, I did, twice).
While 7th gen consoles were a bit lacking in this respect, there’s still some great stuff here. So I’ll go through what I think are the top-notch exclusives of the generation.
And no, I’m not a complete braindead moron who thinks that a game being on PC and 360 means they’re 360 exclusive. Come on! And I’m skipping PC because… I’m lazy, yay!
Note: No particular order
*Post late because host1free/host1plus refuse to give proper customer service… anyways, on with the posts, finally*
One thing that was a disappointment about the seventh generation was that most games worth playing were multiplatform. If you owned a 360, PS3 or PC, you could play almost everything that came out, so owning multiple platforms was nearly pointless unlike previous gens. It would have been nice to see more good console exclusives. That said, we got lots of great multiplats this gen.
Since there’s so many games I want to talk about in general, I’m making several posts for this. I’ll try to not linger too much on any of the games, there’s a lot to talk about after all. Since there’s a lot of games in here, there are some I’ll just list at the bottom.
The next post will be about console exclusives.
Note: There’s no particular order.
Here’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a couple months, and that is a sort of send-off for the 7th generation. With the 8th gen gearing up fully with the final competitors entering the ring in a month, it’s nice to take a look back at what was the longest generation in gaming. Rather than complaining about all the bad things this generation brought, I’ll be talking about the good things: THE GAMES. While, undoubtedly, the 7th generation was a low point for the industry in many aspects, largely because of game devs and publishers being complete and utter idiots, we still got a bunch of really solid games.
I’ve been starting to see a few of these “top 10 games of the generation” posts/videos coming out, and man there’s something wrong with all of them. First… top 10 is FAR from enough to encompass the great games of the gen. Second… They all featured a lot of odd choices. I saw one that had Wii Sports on it… I mean… only 2 games in the whole gen were better than Wii Sports, are you for fucking real? Same with including CoD (even people who don’t like the series included it in their lists), what the hell?
So what I want to do here (instead of something completely worthless like a top 10 that includes total crap on it because “it was influential” and ignores tons of great games) is to make a completely arbitrary list of great games. No ranking at all, no limiting my numbers, no fucking CoD, just talking about great games.
I’ll make 5 posts total for this: This one talking about the consoles, one for all the great multiplat games, one for exclusive games, one for downloadable games and one for handheld games. I want to keep it short though, so don’t expect extensive reviews for each game on the lists.
So let’s start talking about the consoles! Yes, this is the one part here that will have some “negativity” (just being realistic), but the other 4 posts will be all about talking about the great games this gen!
Well this has been a slow month of posting… I’ve been playing a couple RPGs so I haven’t really had time to post too much at all (gameplay time is low when you have a full-time job). Ni No Kuni and Fire Emblem reviews still possibly upcoming though, eventually I might actually play those to completion.
On that note, let’s talk about upcoming releases in March! Here we’re getting: 4 3DS games, 3 PS3 games, 2 PC games, a 360 game, 1 Wii U games, a Vita game, a Wii game, and finally 6 multiplatform games… OH and I think the Ouya is coming out for kickstarter backers in March… but who cares?
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. I’m probably missing some stuff (generally the more indie stuff).
November is always when the biggest blockbusters of the year come out! … So why is there NOTHING coming out this November? I mean, there’s a new console, sure, but there are very few strong releases, or even releases at all, otherwise… it’s rather surprising… GAMING COMPANIES, WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING! Needless to say I’ll be a bit negative in this post, sorry ’bout that 😛
So here we have: a new console with 23-ish games at launch (maybe 2 of which are noteworthy), 3 3DS games, 2 Vita games, 1 PSP game, 5 multiplatform games, 1 PS3 game, one PS3 accessory, and finally 1 360 game. It’s extraordinarily low compared to usual Novembers, and there’s really not much that’s really noteworthy at all.
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. No “shovelware” here… I mean, there’s 2 Call of Duty titles this month, but otherwise, no shovelware.
Well, tons of releases this month! The season of big releases is finally actually starting. Not really a whole lot I’m personally interested in buying, but a lot of stuff nonetheless.
So in October were’s getting: 13 multiplatform games, 4 3DS games, 1/2 DS games, 6 Vita releases (whoa!), 2 PS3 exclusives and 2 Xbox 360 exclusives. Again ignoring Battle Kid 2 which should have been out quite a while ago.
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. No “shovelware” here.
The biggest release period of the year is starting, let’s see what’s going on there, shall we? Hopefully this means I’ll start getting more reviews out!
Okay, let’s ignore Battle Kid 2 this time, despite there being no news about its release… should be really soon though so KEEP CHECKING OUT RETROUSB.COM… In september, we’re getting: 10 multiplatform releases, 2 PC releases, 1 Wii release,
3 2 PS3 releases (Mugen Souls was delayed just as I was about to post this) and 1 Vita release.
Usual disclaimer: Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. No shovelware here… Other than NHL and FIFA.
OH hey, I’m forgetting to post this, I’ll do that right now. So releases of August… a few cool things here.
We’ve got… the same NES release as last month but maybe it’ll actually come out, 2 3DS games (and a 3DS version), 2 PS3 exclusives, 1 Wii exclusive and 6 multiplatform games.
Those include either games I’m interested in, or games that may be/become popular… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning, whether I’m personally hyped for it or not. No shovelware here… Other than Madden.