FFD: What exclusives would you like to jump ship?

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No matter your gaming platform of choice, you’re sure to have access to some pretty incredible games. PC Gamers get cool stuff like DayZ, ARMA, Stalker and RTS games, while each console has its share of 1st party exclusives. The PlayStation’s got a wealth of exclusives, like God of War, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted and The Last of Us; The Xbox has Gears of War, Forza and Halo – while Nintendo platforms arguably have the richest library of Nostalgia-driven franchises like Mario, Zelda, Metroid and more.

In an ideal world, what games would you like to see on your preferred platform? What games do you watch from the sidelines, wishing they’d become available to you?

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.
  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    Lost Odyssey –> PS 3 XBOX <—- Ni No Kuni

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      Oh man, Lost Odyssey, what a game. No sighing or childlike ‘adults’!

      • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

        even the goofy jansen has a lot of depth and he’s actually funny. great characters in that game

        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          And the children are fully realised characters. They ACT like children, but not in that Japanese ‘Ah, groan, moan, oh woe is my life’ manner. I LOVED Odyssey, and would recommend it to anyone. Why no number 2!? :(

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            indeed…I always get sad when they reminisce about their mum. A sequel would be nice, but I prefer mistwalker working on fresh games, wana try out last story

          • OVG

            No 2 almost went ahead, but after the huge translation issues with 1 not to mention the Unreal Engine being upgraded 3 times during the 4 year dev cycle, its just to much work. Also LO1 did not sell, then Microsoft realised that all the American Kids want IS SHOOT SHIT UP games.

          • Tarisma

            MURICA SHOOOOOOOOOOT!!! PEW PEW!!!! BALD EAGLES MACDONALDS!! FUK EVERYWHERE ELSE!

          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Gods, this made me laugh! Bells!

          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            Yeah, remember you saying. What a shame! Fuck have you been man? It’s been dryer than the Catholics drinking cabinet here this week without you!

  • AndriyP

    Last of us and GOW
    Rest is meh

    • Deon Steyn

      Uncharted and killzone is pretty good,

  • The Bearded Dutchman

    I would have loved to play some RTS games on the PS3, but that’s never going to happen. I also need a space sim fix that isn’t really available for PS3. Other than that I just want other people to come to know G(od)OW, Uncharted and Killzone.

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    Agree with @twitter-336534648:disqus Ni No Kuni, along with Last of Us.

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      indeed Last of Us …. I actually believe that the Last of Us can be a console seller

      • Kromas

        I am already preparing to buy a PS3 due to the Last of Us. Just wanna wait a week after release. After the shiny turd that was aliens and the EA fail of the week that was Sim City I am playing it very cautious.

        • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

          haha, I feel you on that one, but naughty dogs are good people … I hope, gearbox and Ea are both kinda shady

  • Scruff304

    Gears of War for PC would tickle my fancy. I know the first one was… But don’t really want to start something I can’t finish.

    • Tarisma

      I did play the first one on PC, was kinda meh wasn’t a big fan.

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Gears please

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      I believe the first one is already a PC game.

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Yes, played it, loved it.

  • Ir0nseraph

    I would love to see God of War and Uncharted on the xbox

    • Kingkappie

      hahahah xbox no GoW is a trap

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    I’m a bit hyped out about The Last of US, but would still like it on PeeSee

  • Deon Steyn

    Nothing from Xbox thanks but more titles from PC to PS would be nice.

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      Not Lost Odyssey?

      • Deon Steyn

        Don’t know that one and it came out in 2008 but I hear good things about it so maybe.

        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          Think a more adult Final Fantasy. There are these ‘dreams’ you can collect with some of the most visceral and touching stories. Wow, just game myself goosebumps…

  • McDangerousZa

    As a predominantly PC gamer there are a bunch of console exclusives that I wish I could play on my primary platform, predominantly Gears of War, Forza or GT5, God of War and Uncharted… Specifically God of War III and Forza 4.

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      I like how you specifically choose the least favoured God of War game.

      • McDangerousZa

        I like all three GOW games equally, but I mentioned III purely due to the massive environments and enormous set pieces.

        Also, I’m just alternative like that
        *switches to Smashing Pumpkins playlist*

        • Tbone187

          ”Alternative like that”…hehehe…nice one…

        • Skyblue

          Have to agree, God of War III had a huge over the top epic feel to which should have just been the end of the series. I won’t be buying Ascension

    • Tbone187

      You can get the 1st Gears on PC…

      • Skyblue

        And it blows the X360 version out the water on resolution alone

  • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

    Well I’ve got both the PS and the Xbox, so I’d like to see some more PC games on Consoles like Guild Wars 2 and Starcraft.

    • Tbone187

      Using a controller to play RTS games is awkward as trying to play rugby with a soccer ball…It’s just wrong…

      • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

        I know, but I’m talented so I’ll be fine. #BeingCockyIsFun!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I think the one that mattered did, Mass Effect. As for others, I’ve always wanted to play Blue Dragon. I once owned a copy, but it was stolen alongside a couple other of my games by a damn burglar. Somewhere out there, some asshole has some of my xbox games. Other than that… I can’t think of any xbox exclusive that I would love to see on PS3.

    Now on the other hand, if Killzone, Resistance, Infamous etc. all jumped ship to xbox from PS3… man oh man, would xbox gamers be in for a treat.

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      blue dragon is such a sweet game in a very simple way, takes you back to the good ol days. My condolences friend

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Yeah, I bought it alongside a bunch of other games, always wanted to play it :(

        • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

          bummer, i imported mine but Blue dragon is really cheap on wantitall.com though

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      I think the biggest treat would be Uncharted.

    • Maksim80

      Uhm…. Eternal Sonata is available on PS3?

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Say what? Seriously? Well then, I need to go buy a certain JRPG… :P

  • Kingkappie

    pokemon on Xbox then i can die happy

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Yeah, I wouldn’t mind playing Pokemon on vita though, especially now that I’m still waiting for Monster Hunter on Vita.

      • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

        OMG POKEMON ON THE VITA!!!!!!!!!!! Mind you, the new 3DS one is looking pretty sexy.

      • Kingkappie

        imagine an open RPG game like skyrim but you can catch pokemon and battle online

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          That would be… FANTASTIC!

          • Kingkappie

            Billion dollar idea

        • Tarisma

          you mean potentially the greatest MMO ever made?

        • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

          That would take out the randomness of catching Pokemon. You’d get all the Pokemon very quickly…

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanhorne1 Nathan Horne

    Alan Wake for PS3

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    more games from ps3 I would like is valkryia chronicles, hyper dimension neptunia and maaaaaan I WOULD LOVE THE ATELIER SERIES ON XBOX!!!! as well as kingdom hearts 3 (pffff) kingdom hearts 1.5 HD

  • Eetcarr

    The only reason I would own an xbox is gears of war. just 1 game. That’s why i dont own a xbox ;(
    @kingkappie:disqus Pokemon on ps3 would be so cool as well. Pokemon red, old school

  • Tarisma

    Would like halo on my PS3 played the first one on a mates xbox and it was pretty cool

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

    All console exclusives to PC. But, really, after playing them all… There’s no single exclusive that would make me buy a new-gen console… Everything would change if GTA V was announced for next-gen, but as of now, I’m happy with my PC.

    And can we stop talking about The Last of Us as if it is a succesful (or even a) franchise? It’s not even out, yet!

    • mornelithe

      We’ll stop talking about The Last of Us, when Naughty Dog starts making shit games.

      • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

        Meh, I won’t argue with Uncharted 3 fanboys. Those that aren’t even able to find flaws in a game are not worth a discussion.

        • mornelithe

          Haven’t played Uncharted 3, yet. Besides, there is no game without flaws, none. There’s always something that could be improved. That aside, the Uncharted franchise has been extremely well received this generation (by industry heads AND Gamer’s), whether you like it or not, is irrelevant.

          • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

            So why do you even bother to reply to me? Let me live in my little world when I have a different opinion than others and keep living in the world where what the industry and gamers say is what you should believe, even if you didn’t play the damn thing ;)

            I never talked about the Uncharted franchise, I only mentioned Uncharted 3. I consider Uncharted 2 to be the pinnacle of PS3 games, and I don’t give a shit about what Greg Miller tells you to think.

          • mornelithe

            You asked us to stop talking about The Last of Us, I told you no, then you started being a douche. So I responded in kind. Man up, or shut up.

          • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

            Nice, keep lowering yourself to the levels of other people, you’ll get places.

            Talk about The Last of Us all you want, but stop taking for granted that it’ll be the next big thing, or even consider it a franchise. I can say the same thing about GTA V, even if Rockstar proved themselves to be far better than any company mentioned here, there’s still a small chance that it’ll suck.

            I referred to the article, not the comments. But whatever, you’re obviously the thinking part of the industry, defending a company but not even playing its latest game.

            Hey, you should review games! The industry would love you.

          • mornelithe

            I’d have to give myself a lobotomy to lower myself to your level :)

          • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

            Well, I’m going to quote you now, even if you edited out your reply for some reason, that you “responded in kind”. Stick to what you originally say, please, don’t change specific just because someone used them to reply to you… in kind.

            And as much as I see you’re enjoying letting the world know that you have friends and that those friends have speech, I really hope that you still have your own opinion about stuff. You can have 1000 friends telling you a game is amazing or the best thing ever, but then you might play it, and you might *gasp* have a different opinion!

            Really, try it out. Even if you end up having the same opinion, at least have the decency of trying out something before bashing it or defending it.

            I never ever played MSG 4, and I know a lot of people love it, and I know a lot of people hate the 30+ minutes long cutscenes. Do I like it or will I ever get into a discussion about it? No. Why? Because I didn’t play it.

            Hype is a tricky thing. I will confess you that I originally bought a PS3 because of The Last of Us… Then I played U3 and watched more videos about the game that didn’t help. And that hype wore off. Am I still going to buy it? Maybe, but now I’ll wait. It all comes down to patience.

    • Tarisma

      I kind of agree with you, I have stopped getting on the hypetrain and falling into that trap. It creates issues you end up pre-ordering and buying shit.

      Just because a video looks great doesnt mean the game is gonna be awesome, now that I am older and wiser I wait for reviews to be out before I blindly buy a game. Often I wait till its on special also.

  • Deon Steyn

    These comments are to nice for a FFD. I claim on the console front I say PS has the best exclusives, better than Xbox or Nintendo. We have God of War, Uncharted, Journey, Killzone, Infamous, Motorstorm, Resistance fall of Man, The Last of Us and Little Big Planet so I say Xbox and Nintendo can keep theirs.

    PC still wins though, Steam FTW

  • CaptainNemo42

    I want all games that’s exclusive for other consoles to come to PS3.

    • CaptainNemo42

      But I’m a selfish bastard. Non of the PS3 exclusives are allowed to leave. EVER!

      • AndriyP

        LOL

  • FoxOneZA

    Uncharted would be top of my list and then followed by Mario but the third-party games have really caught up on exclusives examples being DmC, Tomb Raider and Crysis 3.

  • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

    MORE FIGHTING GAMES ON THE PC!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      pc has a pretty good fighting game library besides tekken. KOF 13,Hinokakera,SFXT,Blazblu

    • mornelithe

      Look up ‘Mugen’ for PC. Hundreds of playable characters from every fighting game ever made (and those not made).

      Here’s a video on it:

      There is no fighting game that offers more variety than Mugen, it’s playable via PC, and it’s pretty easy to just go and grab new characters, not to mention making your own.

    • Tbone187

      Some sort of MMA game would be awesome…

  • Kerrits

    With both a PS3 and a PC, I can play all the games I want to play. I would probably have played GT5 on the PC rather than the PS3 if I could though.

  • M

    RED DEAD REDEMPTION on PC!….and also “The Last of Us”.

    • Skyblue

      Yeah that sounds pretty cool, also wouldn’t mind playing God of War 3, Gears 3 and maybe Forza or Gran T 5 on my PC rig. Have played all of those extensively on console but after running Crysis 3 maxed out in 3D on my pc, every console game looks like a 2 legged dog chasing a rabbit, I;ll let u choose which legs

  • Deon Steyn

    The PC still wishes for GTA5

  • Uberutang

    Lego City Undercover on PC. There is no way I ever spend money on a Wii anything.

  • mornelithe

    Would love to see a Steel Battalion on PS3, sans motion control. It was meant to be played with controller, not hands free. Would love to see Red Dead Redemption on PC.

  • https://twitter.com/jGLZA_b00 jGLZA

    Only want to play God of War, don’t really care for the other exclusives but I miss Kratos :’(

  • OVG

    Ni no Kuni
    Heavenly Sword
    MGS 4
    Uncharted
    Heavy Rain

    In place the SONY fans can have and keep all of the Kinect Shit… Ill throw in my beloved Alan Wake also.

    • mornelithe

      Then you get nothing, no wait, you can have the Move games.

      • OVG

        Sweeet :p

  • OVG

    LOST ODYSSEY Because the 3 boys who left Squarepants wanted to show that shit FINAL FANTASY company how its supposed to be done.

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      Sigh…

      • OVG

        ROFL she still has another game lined up. While the Versus fanboys all huddle together in anticipation.

        • Tarisma

          the cast from FF13 brings up bile in my throat.

          • OVG

            Thats what happens when you are forced to eat chocobo phoo

    • Tarisma

      All I want in life i another good final fantasy. Good like FF9 good, give me back turn based combat with battle lines etc. none of this targeting smash x RAWR combat shit. I literally could play FF13 from my kitchen, I would stand there taking to my mates smashing the x button repeatedly. If i wanted real time combat I would play star ocean cuz it is done so much better.

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      SE lost FF when Sakaguchi left

  • Draco Lusus

    wasn’t so much jumping ship, but I got a PS3 for the gf, which was actually a two fold, so I could play Last of Us.

  • Mikhil

    Gran Turismo on Xbox – decent enough game, just I find the PS3 controller quite shitty. And not sure if it ever made it to PS3 or Xbox, but I enjoyed Syphon Filter on the PS 2, wouldn’t mind a version for Xbox.

  • Tidycpc

    Uncharted,The Last of Us,Dayz and Heavy rain on xbox would be nice.

  • Tbone187

    Monster Hunter for PC please….Waaaaay overdue…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Angus/685100819 Carl Angus

    I think if you have a PS3 and a PC then you are sorted, Xbox can keep their exclusives.

  • OVG

    NAUGHTY!!!

  • Skyblue

    This very topic is why I have every available console in my home, yes, you can hate me but I have been gaming for over 30 yrs now and am fortunate enough to be able to afford some toys. Have to say that I would really love most console exclusives on PC just for the enhanced graphics and most importantly… load times

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