Nintendo has the best overall exclusive lineup of the 3

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#1 Edited by XVision84 (16320 posts) -

When it comes to the sheer variety of experiences one can have, Nintendo comes out on top. Xbox is severely lacking in the singleplayer department and Sony's exclusives are either action/adventure (TLOU/GoW) or RPG (Horizon, Persona). There are some exceptions, but the heavy hitters are in those categories.

Nintendo has racing (mario kart), rpg (BotW), fighting (smash bros), platforming (super mario maker, donkey kong), platforming/adventure (super mario odyssey), shooter (splatoon), jrpgs/turn-based jrpgs (xenoblade, fire emblem, pokemon), action (astral chain, Bayonetta 3), and more.

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#2 Edited by jcrame10 (5132 posts) -

@XVision84: They definitely have had a good lineup this year with Yoshi, Mario Maker 2, Ultimate Alliance 3, Fire Emblem, Astral Chain, Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3 and Pokemon Sword/Shield. Very impressive year.

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#3 Posted by Basinboy (13914 posts) -

Oh how short-lived are gamers’ memories. Year of Luigi anyone?

Also, did OP call Bayonetta a fighting game?

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#4 Posted by Pedro (35400 posts) -

If only I was moved to play their recent exclusives. :(

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#5 Posted by DaVillain- (37459 posts) -

@Basinboy said:

Oh how short-lived are gamers’ memories. Year of Luigi anyone?

Also, did OP call Bayonetta a fighting game?

He's talking about Bayonetta in SSB Ultimate.

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#6 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@davillain-: no he is not, he wrote fighting (Bayonetta 3).

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#7 Posted by XVision84 (16320 posts) -

@Basinboy: Whoops that should be in action, point still stands! Cows taunt their exclusives when they're really in 2nd place 🧐

Fight me.

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#8 Posted by djoffer (1425 posts) -

Horizon is a rpg game now!?

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#9 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@djoffer: yes.

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#10 Posted by XVision84 (16320 posts) -

@djoffer: it's an open world action/adventure with RPG elements. I'm trying to work with PS4s genre constraints, decisions must be made!

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#11 Posted by ThatDBFan (413 posts) -

@XVision84: Weren't you just hating on Nintendo just a few weeks ago?

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#12 Posted by XVision84 (16320 posts) -

@thatdbfan: Me? Hating on Nintendo? Nah, you're mistaken.

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#13 Posted by Kadin_Kai (513 posts) -

@XVision84: I think you might be right. But, it isn’t for everyone. I am tempted to buy the Switch Lite at the moment since Digital Foundry thinks the Pro version is way down the line.

But despite so many high ranking games on the Switch, I can only find three which I want to buy, Zelda, Mario Kart and SF 30th anniversary only to play SF3. Maybe Mortal Kombat 11 (I prefer fighting games on handhelds).

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#14 Posted by Solaryellow (5088 posts) -

GE3, Zelda, Astral Chain, Luigi, etc.., the rest of the year is solid.

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#15 Edited by Random_Matt (4288 posts) -

Played most of those, all terrible games. Guess being older now is probably a good reason as any.

Since when has fanboy opinions allowed to be treated as facts? Mods, anyone.

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#16 Posted by XVision84 (16320 posts) -

@kadin_kai: Very true, few things are for everyone. Oxygen and water being among them :P.

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#17 Posted by Telekill (8546 posts) -

Nintendo has some great IPs to be sure. It's one of the reasons I got a Switch for the family.

That said, I still prefer Playstation exclusives.

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#18 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (19136 posts) -

Yeah, probably.

But beauty is in the eye of ther beholder.

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#19 Posted by Fedor (5266 posts) -

I agree, they currently have an unmatched upcoming lineup.

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#20 Edited by Archangel3371 (28356 posts) -

Well they definitely have the most exclusive games that I’m interested in playing that’s for sure.

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#21 Edited by xhawk27 (11339 posts) -

Yeah but in Racing/FPS/RTS Xbox is best.

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#22 Posted by blueinheaven (4534 posts) -

You named four Mario games, Donkey Kong and Splatoon that's basically a line up for small children and therefore is unlikely to constitute a 'best exclusives' claim in the eyes of most people.

Xenoblade is the only thing I would play if I bought a Switch, can't justify the outrageous cost of what is literally massively outdated junk hardware to play a game or two.

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#23 Posted by Ibacai (13826 posts) -

There is a good variety and some excellent games on the Switch but for sheer scope of excellence I’ll still take the PS4.

And people, stop playing only exclusives. Plenty of reasons to own any of the systems.

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#24 Posted by lundy86_4 (53617 posts) -

Yeah.. The Switch is f*cking solid. I feel the PS4 nailed it this gen, solely due to the fact that i've gamed more on the PS4 as opposed to my Switch.

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#25 Posted by ButDuuude (1386 posts) -

You must be joking or your opinion is just wrong...

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#26 Posted by sakaiXx (5893 posts) -

In term of diversity yes they are great but quality wise, Xenoblade 2 is one of the worst JRPG this gen.

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#27 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

Well, it's certainly better than PC exclusives lol

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#28 Posted by lundy86_4 (53617 posts) -

@calvincfb said:

Well, it's certainly better than PC exclusives lol

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#29 Posted by Ant_17 (12707 posts) -

@davillain- said:
@Basinboy said:

Oh how short-lived are gamers’ memories. Year of Luigi anyone?

Also, did OP call Bayonetta a fighting game?

He's talking about Bayonetta in SSB Ultimate.

Only sheep can glorify DLC.

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#30 Posted by drummerdave9099 (4134 posts) -

It's not hard to be best when one competitor's quality stuff is 90% 3rd person action games and the other has just Forza (love Halo but let's be honest, Halo 5 isn't much to brag about).

To play a little devil's advocate, Nintendo could be so much better. It kills me when people hype Kirby and Yoshi- that stuff is lame and not needed. Nintendo has 3-5 franchises they are just sitting on that would tremendously fill out what genres they are offering in their exclusives.

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#31 Posted by Heirren (2208 posts) -

@drummerdave9099:

How are the new yoshi/kirby games? I do see them almost returning to form, if that makes any sense. Arms wasnt for everyone but it was pretty good. Zelda they Switched up. Mario Odyssey plays a lot differently.

But yeah its partially the pissy fans, im sure. Complaining about "wheres this game, wtf did you do to smash, etc." Fact of the matter is a lot of their audience left during the tail end of the 64 amd gamecube, so they had to seek a new audience. People should let them do their thing. Fanboys whine about everything, and that goes for all of em.

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#32 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13679 posts) -

Can't argue with that. Those are the facts.

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#33 Posted by Litchie (24096 posts) -

It's not like they have a lot of competition. Sony has their average action movie games and Xbox has Halo/Gears/Forza.

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#34 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10253 posts) -

@Litchie said:

It's not like they have a lot of competition. Sony has their average action movie games and Xbox has Halo/Gears/Forza.

yeah. its true but nintendo has only childish games as exclusive. none of them have any good exclusives.

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#35 Posted by sealionact (4070 posts) -

@XVision84: It has a couple of good games, and when I find a cheap used switch, I will get one for the two or three games I like.

However, Switch could never be my prime console, because it's missing way, way too many games.

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#36 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31413 posts) -

@ghosts4ever said:
@Litchie said:

It's not like they have a lot of competition. Sony has their average action movie games and Xbox has Halo/Gears/Forza.

yeah. its true but nintendo has only childish games as exclusive. none of them have any good exclusives.

Nintendo has to go with colorful graphics because their hardware isn't good enough to match up to base PS4/Xbone, let alone PS4 pro/Xbone X or PCs.

And frankly I'm happy with that decision.

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#37 Posted by PC_Rocks (2553 posts) -

LMAO, you see how the TC struggled with the variety in Sony's lineup that he had to made a category for RPG by including a third party game.

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#38 Posted by sakaiXx (5893 posts) -

@pc_rocks: is persona 5 available anywhere else?

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#39 Posted by m_machine024 (15867 posts) -

Astral Chain is so underhyped, it's ridiculous.

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#40 Edited by WESTBLADE (500 posts) -
@XVision84 said:

Nintendo has racing (mario kart), rpg (BotW), fighting (smash bros), platforming (super mario maker, donkey kong), platforming/adventure (super mario odyssey), shooter (splatoon), turn based jrpgs (xenoblade, fire emblem, pokemon), action (astral chain, Bayonetta 3), and more.

Almost any, if not all of those games can be quickly humiliated by multi-platform games not available on Nintendo's system at all... So what was your point again?

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#41 Edited by Heirren (2208 posts) -

@WESTBLADE:

I dont think anyone would argue that nintendo is king in the software department.

What other company even competes with the gold standard performance?

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#42 Posted by WESTBLADE (500 posts) -
@lundy86_4 said:
@calvincfb said:

Well, it's certainly better than PC exclusives lol

Heh, that gif is so spot on. That's my reaction everytime i see a calvincfb's post...

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#43 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@heirren said:

@WESTBLADE:

I dont think anyone would argue that nintendo is king in the software department.

What other company even competes with the gold standard performance?

None, specially PC. The platform has no worthwhile exclusives, nobody talks about them. Nintendo's exclusives on the other hand, is where is at. It's a sad and dark time for PC.

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#44 Posted by Heirren (2208 posts) -

@calvincfb:

I disagree. There are genres on pc not even represented on consoles.

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#45 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@heirren said:

@calvincfb:

I disagree. There are genres on pc not even represented on consoles.

None of them are better than Nintendo's exclusives.

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#46 Posted by Heirren (2208 posts) -

@calvincfb:

Thats all relative. No company produces the variety of nintendo. But if you are into slower sim games like flight sims, or rts--you need a pc.

Nintendo has the best quality and variety of any studio.

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#47 Posted by BoxRekt (2003 posts) -

It's really good, I do prefer Sony's line up of exclusives better though.

I can see that Nintendo's line up of games are quality titles and I can appreciate that but Nintendo's buy in price for the Switch completely turns me off.

What is mean is Nintendo has some games I'd love to play, at the right price.

Sonys exclusive games on the other hand demand to be played and motivate me to acquire them more because they are more mature and higher reaching than the exclusives Nintendo puts out IMO.

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#48 Edited by WESTBLADE (500 posts) -
@calvincfb said:
@heirren said:

@WESTBLADE:

I dont think anyone would argue that nintendo is king in the software department.

What other company even competes with the gold standard performance?

None, specially PC. The platform has no worthwhile exclusives, nobody talks about them. Nintendo's exclusives on the other hand, is where is at. It's a sad and dark time for PC.

@heirren

Nintendo's exclusive games, albeit the variety and quality are usually high, the genres they cover are only targeted at a specific audience, though.

Just to set a few examples:

Mario Kart is their only racing game covering that genre. Many people (including me) would take Forza Horizon 4 (arcade), Gran Turismo Sport (simcade) or Assetto Corsa (sim with full support for car/track mods) any day, any minute.

Splatoon is their only game covering the shooter genre. That's like a joke, i hope i don't have to even bother to list any examples here.

Etc, etc... with their other genres/games.

The only genre where they shine is basically (pure) platformers, there's no arguing there, except... There's virtually zero competion, because that genre is dying.

@calvincfb

COMPLETE control over your system on both hardware and software side of things, that's the PC's biggest exclusive you silly console-only fanboys will never realize/downright fail to understand... Also playing superior version of ~99% multi-platform games is probaly a sin too...😐

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#49 Edited by BoxRekt (2003 posts) -
@XVision84 said:

@Basinboy: Whoops that should be in action, point still stands! Cows taunt their exclusives when they're really in 2nd place 🧐

Fight me.

Ok

@XVision84 said:

When it comes to the sheer variety of experiences one can have, Nintendo comes out on top.

Nintendo has racing (mario kart), rpg (BotW), fighting (smash bros), platforming (super mario maker, donkey kong), platforming/adventure (super mario odyssey), shooter (splatoon), turn based jrpgs (xenoblade, fire emblem, pokemon), action (astral chain, Bayonetta 3), and more.

Let's see

Sony has Sim racing (GT Sport), Arcade racing (Wipeout Omega) Action RPG (Horizon Zero Dawn), Hack n Slash (God of War) Hack n Slash/RPG (Bloodborne), platforming (Ratchet n Clank/Tearaway Unfolded), Beat'em Ups (Fist of the north star, Judgement), platforming/adventure (Uncharted 4, Uncharted the Lost Legacy) Action adventure (Gravity Rush 2) superhero/adventure (Infamous Second Son, Spiderman), Survival horror/action (Days Gone, Death Stranding, TLOU 2), Shooter (Killzone Shadow Fall), historical fantasy/action (Ghosts of Tsushima), building/RPG (Dragon Quest Builders 2), puzzle (Tetris Effect), sports (MLB: The Show/Everybody's Golf), Adventure (The Last Guardian) and more.

Extra credit to, PSVR: Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Far point, Blood and Truth..and more.

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#50 Posted by Heirren (2208 posts) -

@WESTBLADE:

Platforming a dying genre? Im looking at the eshop and it looks like the most popular genre.