Playstation Plus vs. Games with Gold (August 2014)

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Poll: Playstation Plus vs. Games with Gold (August 2014) (77 votes)

Playstation PLUS 65%
Games with GOLD 35%

Playstation Plus:

Leaving:

6th August: TowerFall Ascension

6th August: Strider

6th August: Dead Space 3

6th August: Vessel

6th August: LEGO Batman 2 DC Superheroes

6th August: Doki Doki Universe

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Coming:

6th August: Road Not Taken

6th August: FEZ

6th August: Crysis 3

6th August: Proteus

6th August: Metrico

6th August: LEGO Harry Potter 5-7 Years

6th August: Dragon’s Crown

Games with Gold:

Leaving:

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

Gotham City Impostors

BattleBlock Theater

Coming:

Crimson Dragon

Strike Suit Zero

Motocross Madness

Dishonored

Who is winner?

#1 Posted by lostrib (34534 posts) -

Both pretty meh to me

#2 Posted by jg4xchamp (47383 posts) -

Dishonored or Dragon's Crown are the best games in that group.

#3 Posted by MonsieurX (29540 posts) -

inb4 OP gets mad because PSN+ wins the poll

#4 Posted by freedomfreak (39202 posts) -

PS+

I want to check out Proteus.

#5 Posted by SolidGame_basic (16847 posts) -

PS+ are getting games that are just being released. How amazing is that?

#6 Edited by blackace (20287 posts) -

Both of them suck this month. PS+ is actually worse this month, then last month. At least last month had Indie games we've heard of before. Strider, Towerfall Ascension are great games. Besides Fez, I've never heard of any of those other Indie games. Crysis 3 is meh.

For the GWG, it's another weak month, but not as bad as last month. We get Dishonored and Crimson Dragon (which I purposely didn't buy because knew it would be on GWG soon). I've wanted to try Motorcross Madness. Never heard of Strike Suit Zero: D.C., but I'm will to give it a shot. Still nothing spectacular, but at least it's a bit better then last month with the same Max the Curse of Brotherhood game for two months.

#7 Posted by remiks00 (1712 posts) -
#8 Posted by mems_1224 (46578 posts) -

Pretty shit lineup for both.

#9 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10344 posts) -

I downloaded BattleBlock Theater for free the other day, that isn't a part of Games with Gold?

#10 Posted by handssss (1824 posts) -

hmm. never felt like playing crysis 3, but might as well download it in case.

#11 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6957 posts) -
#12 Posted by Wiiboxstation (122 posts) -

I'm grateful my ps+ expires this month. I have every platform with the games on and there's nothing I want to play.

I'll get it again when they put some real games on there for the ps4.

#13 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (1385 posts) -

Meh on both the PS4 and the XB1. But Dishonored gets the lead for the 360. So, GWG i guess.

So what's on Steam?

#14 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7314 posts) -

Dishonored is imo the best game on there so I choose XBL. I have Crysis 3 on the PC and it was so boring I did not even finish it.

#15 Edited by SolidTy (42457 posts) -

I have posted in two threads, I'll grab those and modify those posts into a super post for this. I will BRIEFLY break this down as much as I can within a post.

Looking at the PS4 and Xbone: The PS4 will now be at 14 PS+ free games since Nov. launch, the Xbone will hit 5 GwG free games since Nov. launch with this August update.

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GWG:

Xbone (2 Games)

2 free GwG August Metascores =

  1. Strike Suit Zero 67/100 (Linky)
  2. Crimson Dragon 56/100 (Linky)

This will put the Xbone's $60 GwG service at 5 total games since November launch. These aren't the best of titles, but free is nice.

360 (2 Games)

2 free GwG August Metascores =

  1. Motocross Madness (73/100) from Aug 1-15,
  2. Dishonored (88/100) from Aug. 16-31.

Dishonored is the only winner out of that grouping, IMO with Motocross being a distant second.

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PS+:

Dragon's Crown is awesome, but it has a limited audience since it's got old-school flavors. I own the PS3 version (82/100), but it's nice to have Dragon's Crown when on the go with the Vita. Good lineup and I like that Vita and PS3 got more than two games.

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VITA (4 Games)

4 free PS+ August Metascores =

  1. Metrico (Brand new game by Sony, no metascore)
  2. FEZ (91/100)
  3. Proteus (80/10)
  4. Dragon's Crown (82/100)
  5. (LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 instead of DC for Europe)

PS3 (4 Games)

4 free PS+ August Metascores =

  1. FEZ (91/100)
  2. Crysis 3 (77/100)
  3. Dragon's Crown (82/100)
  4. Proteus (80/10)

PS4 (2 Games)

2 free PS+ August Metascores =

  1. Road Not Taken (Brand new game by Spry Fox, no metascore)
  2. FEZ (91/100)

This will put the PS4's $50 PS+ service at 14 total games since November launch. One title is amazing and one is a mystery brand new IP (New free game could be good or bad).

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Two games are brand new with Sony's own Metrico (no scores yet) and the new Road not Taken which also has no Metascore. Those two games it's hard to know if they are good or bad, but they are new.

I wasn't a fan of Proteus, but it has it's fans with an 80/10 Metascore. Fez is still sitting at 91/100. I don't like Crysis though, but I can see others might. After Crysis 2, I swore off the series. I see Crysis 3 got a 77/100.

The only "great" and single retail game with Games w/Gold four offerings is Dishonored which was a good game. PS+ has Dragon's Crown and Crysis 3 retail to counter that single game. PS+ doesn't stop there, PS+ also has two mystery new titles (Metrico and Road Not Take) which is hard to compare until they release.

PS+ DD games also are of higher quality from FEZ to Proteus vs. Strike Suit and Crimson Dragon, that's not including the two mystery titles (Metrico and Road Not Taken) this month coming to PS+.

Sony's offerings this month don't go below 77/100. They offer more games (on PS3 vs. 360). They also offer a 91/100 title. I say PS+ has got GwG beat again this month.

Finally, looking at platforms:

360 owners get TWO games. PS3 owners get FOUR games. FOUR games (PS3) > TWO games (360).

Xbone owners get TWO games. PS4 owners get TWO games. The Xbone games are low scoring games (a 56/100 and and 67/100). That's not good. The PS4 games consist on one mystery quality title (TBD) and one amazing 91/100 scoring title. PS4 has the edge there.

Xbox doesn't have a handheld platform so they don't offer anything, but Sony's handheld get's four games. That's hit or miss considering if you handheld game on Vita. It should be noted though that's an opportunity for Xbox to do more with 360 and Xbone's GwG though since they don't have a handheld platform to support. If not more games for Xbone and 360, higher quality titles. Dishonored is a good move though, credit there, even if it's not everyone's cup of tea.

#16 Posted by TheEroica (13314 posts) -

Dragons crown is the best of that group and was on my radar to pick up so this is excellent news. I have the console version so free handheld version sounds great to me. Anyone want to coop it let me know.

I had a feeling it was going to be fez this month for some reason. I never spent more than a few minutes with it so I'm cool with that.

Xbl looks ok. Not a huge dishonored fan, but free games are rad.

#17 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (3883 posts) -

dishonoured>>crysis3

#18 Edited by SolidTy (42457 posts) -

I downloaded BattleBlock Theater for free the other day, that isn't a part of Games with Gold?

This is for August comparison.

Battleblock was a July title, as today is July 30th.

#19 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10344 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

@R3FURBISHED said:

I downloaded BattleBlock Theater for free the other day, that isn't a part of Games with Gold?

This is for August comparison.

Battleblock was a July title, as today is July 30th.

#20 Posted by Blabadon (25949 posts) -

PS+

Honestly, four Vita titles sells it for me. Really love PS+ this year

#21 Posted by aroxx_ab (9276 posts) -

Oh Crimson Dragon...i so wish i could play that now...:(

#22 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3014 posts) -

Dishonored is the best game out of the bunch. Still not saying much.

#23 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3527 posts) -

Fez,Proteus and Dragon's Crown all amazing value!!

#24 Posted by SolidTy (42457 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

@R3FURBISHED said:

I downloaded BattleBlock Theater for free the other day, that isn't a part of Games with Gold?

This is for August comparison.

Battleblock was a July title, as today is July 30th.

Right on, mate. Cheerio!

#25 Posted by lundy86_4 (43010 posts) -

PS+. Still, I feel like GwG is really stepping up their game... It's great to see what competition means for the consumers.

#26 Posted by Midnightshade29 (5263 posts) -

Pretty shit lineup for both.

wow a negative response from this guy, how surprising :/

Oh Dragons Crown is also on PS3 for plus too.. same with Proteus, and FEZ is on all 3....

#27 Edited by mems_1224 (46578 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty shit lineup for both.

wow a negative response from this guy, how surprising :/

Oh Dragons Crown is also on PS3 for plus too.. same with Proteus, and FEZ is on all 3....

Aaaaand your point? I dont give a shit about Dragons Crown and already have Fez on 360 and Proteus on PC. So yea, shit lineup is shit

#28 Posted by santoron (7692 posts) -

Dishonored is a great offer if you haven't played yet, and I say that even though I don't like the game as much as most. After that I'd say GwG this month is pretty meh, but I'm not very familiar with the other releases.

PS+ side it's a great month for Vita. I'm pumped to try dig into Dragon's Crown, Metrico has been on my radar for a while now, and Fez is a great game for those who haven't played yet. I'm looking forward to playing it on Vita, but it's nice to see all systems have it available.

The other three? I never heard of Proteus or Road not Taken (which is a new release), so who knows? Crysis 3... isn't for me.

#29 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2132 posts) -

Dishonored was horrible, huge let down. Have been dying to play Fez and Dragon's Crown, PS+ for me.

#30 Posted by SolidTy (42457 posts) -

PS+ FTW...again.

#31 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (4040 posts) -

It's not even close, dishonoured is probably (from what I hear) the only good game on the Xbox list. PS+ won this.

Motocross Madness is so bad, how it got 8.4 on ign I don't know, then again they are called 9GN for a reason. Strike Suit Zero is mind numbingly boring. And tbh I pretty much turned Crimson Dragon on and then off again.

I'd take Crysis 3 over all four of those Xbox games.

#32 Posted by Locutus_Picard (3979 posts) -

@TheEroica: I need to beat the dragon on Hard. Care to join me?

#33 Posted by TheEroica (13314 posts) -

@Locutus_Picard: yes I would... vita or ps3? Or does it do cross save? Because that would be pretty rad too... yeah man, add me to psn @TheEroica. I checked the store today and it's not up on + yet... hmm tomorrow maybe?

#34 Posted by Shewgenja (8466 posts) -

Fez and Dragon's Crown! Woot!

#35 Posted by Shewgenja (8466 posts) -

@Midnightshade29 said:

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty shit lineup for both.

wow a negative response from this guy, how surprising :/

Oh Dragons Crown is also on PS3 for plus too.. same with Proteus, and FEZ is on all 3....

Aaaaand your point? I dont give a shit about Dragons Crown and already have Fez on 360 and Proteus on PC. So yea, shit lineup is shit

So, what you're saying is that they are awful games.

#36 Posted by WallofTruth (1537 posts) -

I'll go with GwG this time, Dishonored is such a good game and having Crysis 3 (PS3) on there stains the PS+ list big time, that game is a turd, especially on consoles.

#37 Posted by blackace (20287 posts) -

Dishonored was horrible, huge let down. Have been dying to play Fez and Dragon's Crown, PS+ for me.

It was? ---> http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/dishonored

Seems you're in the minority on that one. It scored better then Dragon's Crown on all platforms. --> http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/dishonored

Dragon's Crown is really the only great game this month for PS+ and I already own it. Fez and Road Not Taken are probably the only games I'll try this month for PS+. I already own the GoTY edition of Dishonored, so I won't be getting that, but I'll play the other 3 games for Xbox 360/XBox One.

#38 Posted by OhSnapitz (18111 posts) -

neither looks impressive. but at least i'll get to play some Fez. Passed up on buying that game several times.

#39 Posted by coasterguy65 (5878 posts) -

Lots of free games on both services.... I win.

#40 Posted by DrRockso87 (2512 posts) -

Still haven't played Dishonored so I'm happy about that. Will give Crimson Dragon a try too though to see if it's even close to as good as Panzer Dragoon (keeping my expectations low though). Other than that, don't care about the other two but I'll download them anyway (maybe Strike Suit Zero is fun).

Couldn't give two craps about Crysis 3. Proteus and Metrico could be cool I guess. Again, I'll download them but just for the sake of it. Dragon's Crown sounds cool. Very interested in Fez but Road Not Taken... ehhh, could be good I guess.

Overall, I think I give the advantage to PlayStation Plus but both were decent-alright. Nothing really special.

#41 Posted by mems_1224 (46578 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

@Midnightshade29 said:

@mems_1224 said:

Pretty shit lineup for both.

wow a negative response from this guy, how surprising :/

Oh Dragons Crown is also on PS3 for plus too.. same with Proteus, and FEZ is on all 3....

Aaaaand your point? I dont give a shit about Dragons Crown and already have Fez on 360 and Proteus on PC. So yea, shit lineup is shit

So, what you're saying is that they are awful games.

Only Dragons Crown.

#42 Posted by intotheminx (597 posts) -

PS+ takes the cake for this month, but both are pretty weak imo.

#43 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2132 posts) -

@blackace: Whoops guess I was wrong, blackace to the rescue better not state your own opinions people. They are all wrong.

#44 Posted by B4X (3625 posts) -

Dishonored. Questions?

#45 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6957 posts) -

Dishonored was horrible, huge let down. Have been dying to play Fez and Dragon's Crown, PS+ for me.

Such a hipster.

#46 Posted by lostrib (34534 posts) -

@b4x: you have dishonored your family

#47 Edited by foxhound_fox (87712 posts) -

"'Free'" versus "Free".

I don't care what the list is, I'll take whichever one doesn't disappear once my subscription is up.

EA with Origin is beating everybody these days with free stuff. Because all you need is an account and you get whatever they give away for free, forever. Steam has given away one or two (from what I can tell) and they are the same, EA has just given away more (Dead Space, Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies and Sims 2 Ultimate).

#48 Edited by EasyComeEasyGo (584 posts) -

I pay both service so I can play online games, and get whatever free games that comes my way. All you need to know is that I got Money. August month is okay, no explanation needed and I ain't voting cause there's no: both are good this month.

#49 Edited by Locutus_Picard (3979 posts) -

@Locutus_Picard: yes I would... vita or ps3? Or does it do cross save? Because that would be pretty rad too... yeah man, add me to psn @TheEroica. I checked the store today and it's not up on + yet... hmm tomorrow maybe?

You're added. Cross-play and cross-save with Vita/Ps3. I hope europe-u.s. doesn't lag.

#50 Posted by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -

All of those are crap except the Dragons Crown for Vita