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@neropx: I own the game, played it on my Pro and no, in my opinion it's not on another lever from Xbox games. It controls poorly, feels dated, has terrible AI and the graphics are poor (cool art style I must say). I take ReCore over Last Guardian any day.

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@solid_snake1461: Not my point, Sony has definitely some amazing titles this gen Bloodborne, Shadow of the Colossus remake and God of War. All titles I love. It's not that Last Guardian failed to deliver but rather that, regardless of being a very flawed game, it still scored well and even got some gotys. Xbox has been underwhelming, Ori and FH were the only top tier games. And I'm not denying that Sony is nailing it, just that it gathered a lot of good will while MS is exactly on the opposite position. Honestly looking at Metacritic scores, how anyone can put this game in the range of a Fallout 76 is beyond me.

And it's not just a Sony thing. Xbox was on a similar position last gen and games like the original Crackdown scored higher than they probably should.

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This is not Sony who delays Last Guardian forever, releases the game with terrible AI and controls, calls it a feature and even gets away with some gotys.

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@jmarsh5: The events of this game take place before the first. Probably it will have some stuff that will tie with RDR but for sure you don't need to play it.And yes, there are some characters from the first game that appear in the game.

You have many excellent recaps on YouTube also. And I'm sure GameSpot will make one soon (or they should).

And if you own an Xbox One you can play the original. Still a great game, totally worth it.

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SM is a fun game, with superb movement and very fluid animations but... It's nothing special. It's as shallow as a AC game. Full of uninspired filler content and an extremely safe and predictable storyline.

I do like Insomniac but this game hasn't changed my opinion on them. They released a competent game like they always do. This one, probably due to the weight of the franchise, was the least inspired they've released this gen.

This changes nothing, unless people start realising that games are overhyped due to branding and not their inherent qualities. So it's just business as usual.

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@berrlett: I agree that SM is overall a better game than SO. I just think that combat and movement mechanics intertwine much better in SO and give more space for skill than with SM.

And I'm OK with an 87, it seems right ( I would score it 8.5). And that's why I find odd so many articles speaking of it as the best thing ever. And in my opinion this hype surrounding the game is much due to being a Sony game.

It's like people claiming these are the best graphics ever. I'm playing this on my Pro with a decent 4k TV (a Sony Xe90). The lighting is really good but graphics are a bit allover the place. They are good, but nothing ground breaking.

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GS is a bit alone on this one. Anyway, I'll play it after I'm done with Spider-Man.

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@berrlett: BotW was a reset of the the Zelda franchise, not much in common with previous releases. Same with Witcher 3. Regarding GTA I agree. SO gameplay I disagree, I think combat and movement are a bit better.

But I'm not saying this game isn't good, I just disagree that's anywhere close of being a masterpiece. It's a cool game that knows how to tell a story, just that.

And I honestly think that when you use the argument that the game is great considering the developer being new to the franchise it kind of makes my point stand.

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I'm enjoying the game but honestly, objectively speaking, I have serious doubts the game would be so praised if it wasn't a PS4 exclusive. As an open world game I'll say that it falls short of what GTA did last gen, or Witcher and BotW this gen. Even FC5 offers more variety. The open world is extremely limited in depth. Just Cause and Sunset Overdrive are also two games that nail much more complex mechanics.

Yes it's a good game, it's Spider-Man done right, but outside of that it's not some historical achievement in videogames history.

But it's just my opinion.