Next-Gen Exclusive Launch Games Battle: Xbox One Launch vs. PS4 Launch vs. Wii U Launch


Well, we have had near 2 months with the Xbox One and PS4 launch games, and we have had more than 2 years with the Wii U launch games, but which one is better? Well, that is solely based on opinion, and I am here to give you my opinion.

Important: Playstation fanboys, Xbox fanboys, Nintendo fanboys, you are all my children, so please don’t fight and respect each other, and also respect my opinion (’cause I am yo DADDY!), and if you don’t agree with my opinion, then please vote for your opinion in the poll at the end of this post and prove me wrong. Thank you, Love you all ❤ 

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Round 1: Indie/Downloadable Games (Only Exclusive)

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Xbox One (Strong): Microsoft had 4 downloadable games available at launch, with 2 of their downloadable games having a very high quality, and if you followed the news, then you which games I am talking about, Powerstar Golf and Killer Instinct. Powerstar Golf is a very good Golf game, and it is not one of those boring golf games, but rather a fun arcade golf game, with Pixar-like animated characters and a great gameplay. Powerstar Golf is also a very fun multiplayer game (not online, because that feature doesn’t exist, but local multiplayer), because you will have one of the best times in the world trying to play better than your friend. However, the best downloadable launch game on Xbox one is easily, Killer Instinct. One of the most beloved fighting games has been revived, and the remake is amazing. The combat is fluid, the graphics are fantastic, the music is astonishing, and the characters (even though there are a few at this point) are creatively designed and intelligently modeled. Killer Instinct is easily the definite fighting game on next-gen consoles at this point, and it would probably hold that name for a few years (with the game being constantly upgraded with new modes and characters).

Powerstar Golf: 8/10 (Great)

Killer Instinct: 9.5/10 (Masterpiece)

Xbox One (Weak): With 3 downloadable games only on Xbox One at launch, 1 game was rather mediocre, even though it was still decent. However, the game was fun enough at times with the fast paced gameplay and over the top action, even if it got rather repetitive. Crimson Dragon on the other hand was going to be a rather remake of the old underrated gem, The Panzer Dragoon series, and in many ways, Crimson Dragon was very similar to the Panzer Dragoon games. Then why was it so Weak? Well, it is not really the game which is weak, it is the genre. Rail shooters are not as popular as they were when Panzer Dragon came out, year 1995, and that is the biggest problem of the game. Video games have evolved to become very innovative, and rail shooters are rather repetitive with no innovation. Crimson dragon is not a bad game, it is actually a very decent rail shooter, but the rail shooting genre is a very old and nowadays, unpopular genre.

Crimson Dragon: 6.9/10 (Mediocre)

7 + 8 + 9.5= 8.1

Xbox One Downloadable/Indie game SCORE: 8.1 (Great)

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PS4 (Strong): Sony didn’t have many downloadable games available at launch, but the one that it had, was pretty awesome! Yep, you know what I am talking about, Resogun. Resogun is a very fun and simple game. You are a space ship shooting at blocks that are in your way, while you rotate around the round arena that you are fighting in. It is very fun, and addictive. It is a very good game. 

Resogun: 9/10 (Great)

However, the lackluster launch of just one downloadable game exclusive game to PS4 at launch and even now (with Flower being a port of a PS3 game and Super Motehrload being also PS3, and Warframe, and Blacklight retribution being also on PC) is a very bad point which means that we will take one point away from PS4 from having only one option for its fans. (PS4 fans don’t freak out, this happens to Wii U next up, and also happens to Xbox One in the next category).

9 – 1 = 8

PS4 Downloadable/Indie Games: 8/10 (Great)

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Wii U (Weak): Nintendo gave us only one downloadable game exclusive to the Wii U. Chasing Aurora is an okay game, but it is just very good looking graphic wise, and the art style of the game is amazing, even if the game is pretty boring and tiresome. I mean, you are not really going to have too much fun with this game, unless you are going to play this game by appreciating its fantastic art style.

Chasing Aurora: 6/10 (Mediocre)

The lackluster launch of just one downloadable game exclusive game to Wii U at launch is a very bad point which means that we will take one point away from Wii U, because it leaves only one option for its fans. (Wii U fans don’t freak out, this has happened to Wii U, and also happens to Xbox One in the next category).

6 – 1 = 5

Wii U Downloadable/Indie Games (Exclusive Only!): 5/10 (No Downloadable game exclusive to Wii U at launch)

***Downloadable/Indie Games***

Third Place: Wii U (5/10)

Second Place: PS4 (8/10)

First Place: Xbox One (8.1/10)

Xbox One became first place in this category for having more options for downloadable games that are only on the Xbox One console. PS4 had an amazing game, but it was only one game, giving you no other option for another indie title that is only on PS4. Wii U is easily the third and last place in this category because there was no downloadable/indie game exclusive to Wii U at the launch.

Round 2: Console Exclusive/Next-Gen Exclusive Games

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Xbox One (Strong): Microsoft had a pretty lackluster Console exclusive lineup at launch, and didn’t have any Next-gen Exclusive games at launch (Next-Gen exclusive games are games that might be on both PS3 and Xbox 360, but it is only on one of the next-gen consoles, for example: Flower, or Injustice: gods among us for PS4). Microsoft only brought 2 console exclusive games to Xbox One at launch and one of those games was pretty good, not amazing, but pretty good. I am talking about Zoo Tycoon. Zoo Tycoon is a very cute game, with animals that make you smile and a pretty peaceful atmosphere. However, the peaceful atmosphere is easily interrupted by you trying to get to all of the animals’ needs. Also, the game uses the Kinect in a very good way. The elephant needs food, and you have to give him the food with the Kinect, pick up the food and feed it to the elephant, or walk up to a monkey and make facial expressions in front of Kinect for the monkey to imitate you. The only problem with the game is that the game is rather confused, it doesn’t know if it is pointed at kids who want to play with these cute animals, or the adults who want to pay the taxes for the zoo and try to become rich by sneakingly getting the price of the tickets up (or something like that), however the game remains fun at all times. Also there is one more problem, you have a golf car which you use to drive around the zoo, and aside from the not so great driving mechanics, there is also one huge concern for me. WHY CAN’T YOU GO OVER PEOPLE? I mean pardon me for being too violent, I don’t want this game to be Grand Theft Tycoon or anything, but it is really weird when you drive towards a person in the zoo, and they magically appear at the side of your golf car!!! Still, this game is very fun, and a pretty good simulation game overall.

Zoo Tycoon: 7.9/10 (Very Good)

Xbox One (Weak): Only 2 games in this category for Xbox One, with one being pretty good, and the other one being very mediocre. Of course I am speaking of Lococycle. Lococycle is an okay game, but for a game made by Twisted Pixel, it is incredibly weak. If you don’t know who is Twisted Pixel, they are the people behind many console exclusive games for Xbox 360, like Splosion Man, Ms. Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, and The Maw. Twisted Pixel is famous for having humurous games, but this game is not that funny, it is rather racist at times, with the main protoganist always speaking Spanish. I really didn’t get why was his character supposed to just speak in Spanish, I mean it really doesn’t serve any purpose! However, the gameplay mechanics are pretty fun, for a while, because the game gets repetitive very quickly.

Lococycle: 6/10 (Mediocre)

Also, because of the Xbox One having such a lackluster line up for Console/Next-gen Exclusive games, we will reduce one point from the overall point of the Xbox One in this category. (Xbox fans don’t freak out, this happened to PS4 in the last category).

(7.9 + 6) / 3 = 6.95 rounded to 7 – 1 

Xbox One Console/Next-gen Exclusive games: 6/10 (Mediocre)

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PS4 (Strong): With Microsoft having a very lackluster Console/Next-gen exclusive game list, Sony actually impressed us with a lot of good Console and Next-gen exclusive games. There is actually a bit too much to cover here, so I will try to make it as short as possible. Warframe is a pretty fun third-person shooter game, but what makes it so special is that the game is free to play. For a free to play game, this game is pretty acceptable, and fun at times. Sound Shapes is also a pretty fun game, that is all there is to it. Sound Shapes is a fun, and creative little indie game, which is pretty addictive if you get into it, and the cute and beautiful design also puts a smile on my face. “Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition” is a Next-Gen exclusive (on both xbox 360 and ps3, but only on ps4 between the next-gen consoles!), and it is very good seeing a game on last-gen ported to the PS4 with better graphics. However, between Killer Instinct and Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct is still the best fighting game on a next-gen console. And last but not least, Flower has now also came out for PS4, and now it is better than ever. With the beautiful graphics of the PS4, this amazing indie game could be experienced one more time, and this time, it is even a better experience than the last experience on the PS3.

Warframe: 7/10 (Good)

Sound Shapes: 7.3/10 (Good)

Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition: 8.6/10 (Great)

Flower: 9/10 (Amazing)

PS4 (Weak): We saw amazing games like Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Flower, but what about the weaker games? does quantity always mean better quality? Well, we will see that in a second. Starting off with Backlight Retribution which is similar to Warframe in the sense that the game is again free to play, but this time, it is a first person shooter free to play game. The only difference is that this game may be kind of fun, but it is a very generic first person shooter, which makes it feel rather weak. There is also a PS4 launch game for Europe (still counts because it is a launch game after all), War Thunder, which is a rather boring flying MMO game which takes place during the World War II. And let me just tell you this … the game is pretty boring. I didn’t really expect too much from a flight game, but with excellent flight games like Ace Combat: Assault Horizon being out there, this game is pretty unacceptable. Contrast was a pretty clever game that came out as a Next-gen exclusive for the PS4 (the game is available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, but only on PS4 between the next-gen consoles), and the gameplay mechanics were pretty cool and creative (becoming the shadow on the wall), but at the end, the game falls flat of being tiresome and boring most of the time. On the other hand, Super Motherload, a game in which you dig stuff (that is kind of it) is a very mediocre and boring video game, specially for a PS4 launch game. There is also DC Universe Online, which hasn’t changed much, it is the same game with the same graphics on PS3, just ported to PS4, and that is pretty unacceptable (The game itself is fine). Speaking of things unacceptable, you know what is the worst game of the next-gen? Fighter Within … NO! Actually, the worst game of the Next-Gen is so bad that no one even knows about it. There is like 4 reviews of that horrible game, and no one even talks about it, at least Fighter Within got some attention from both gamers and reviewers. The worst game of the Next-Gen is (Drumroll please) … Putty Squad! Haven’t heard of it? Well, apparently, it is a game for PS4 and PS vita. And the graphics, the graphics of that game is so horrible. Do you want to see the shitty graphics of the worst game for next-gen consoles? Just go down to see it! (Also, the game is horrible. The game is a confused and idiotic, ugly ugly ugly platformer which shouldn’t have been released at all. And don’t bullshit me that they were an indie company or something like that, because Flower is an indie game, or even Sound Shapes is an indie game, so this is just unacceptable. Also the developers aimed for cute, but the only cute thing on the screen is Putty itself, which is apparently a circle and two eyes … creative isn’t it! (Also, did I mention how ugly this game is!)

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(This is very UGLY! UGH…)

Blacklight Retribution: 6/10 (Mediocre)

War Thunder: 6.5/10 (Mediocre)

Contrast: 6.6/10 (Mediocre)

Super Motherload: 5/10 (Try To Avoid)

DC Universe Online: 6.8/10 (Mediocre)

Putty Squad: 1/10 (Terrifying)

(Drumrolls … so is the PS4 going to get a better score for having more console/next-gen exclusives, or is it going to lose because of too many weak games?)

calculations: (1 + 5 + 6 + 6.5 + 6.8 + 6.6 + 7 + 7.3 + 8.9 + 9) / 10

PS4 Console/Next-Gen Exclusive Launch Games: 6.4/10 (Mediocre) 

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Wii U (Strong): Wii U actually had a pretty good line up of console exclusives, and a few next-gen exclusive games (games that are on Xbox 360, PS3, but only on one next-gen console). Lets start it off with Scribblenauts Unlimited which is an amazing and very creative game, which actually expanded on what Scribblenauts had previously crafted on the DS handheld console, even though the game appeared on PC and 3DS, it was still a huge factor for many people purchasing the Wii U console. I mean, seriously, Scribblenauts is one of the most fun console exclusive games on any next-gen console (it is up there with Dead Rising 3). There is also Nano Assault Neo which is basically Resogun, but way better. You know how I said that Resogun is both fun and simple, well, this game is very complex and extremely fun. Then we have Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition which is an amazing small indie game both on 3DS and Wii U. The game is a very good platformer, and is very creative at times. There is also Little Inferno which is an extremely fun and creative indie game. Mass Effect 3, Assassin’s creed 3, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, Call of Duty Black Ops II, Darksiders II, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, Fifa 13, Just Dance 4, Madden NFL 13, NBA 2k13, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Skylanders Giants, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, Transformers Prime, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition are all amazing Next-Gen exclusive games, and they are all high quality games! (Which seriously makes Wii U so lucky because most of these games are amazing!)

Scribblenauts Unlimited: 9.2/10 (Amazing)

Nano Assault Neo: 9/10 (Amazing)

Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition: 7.8/10 (Very Good)

Little Inferno: 8/10 (Great)

Mass Effect 3: 9/10 (Amazing)

Assassin’s Creed 3: 7.8/10 (Very Good)

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition: 9.6/10 (Masterpiece)

Call of Duty Black Ops II: 8/10 (Great)

Darksiders II: 7.6/10 (Very Good)

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two: 7/10 (Good)

Fifa 13: 8/10 (Great)

Just Dance 4: 7.3/10 (Good)

Madden NFL 2013: 7/10 (Good)

NBA 2k13: 8/10 (Great)

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge: 7.8/10 (Very Good)

Skylanders Giants: 7/10 (Good)

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed: 8.2/10 (Great)

Transformers Prime: 7/10 (Good)

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition: 9.4/10 (Amazing)

Wii U (Weak): Wipeout: The Game 3, that is all I have to say, that is a horrible Next-Gen exclusive game. The game is idiotic, filled with horrible graphics (very creepy at times) and broken controls. But that is kind of it. Wii U has so many good console/Next-Gen exclusive games that even a weak game wouldn’t hurt its reputation. It is sad how this console is not getting sold like it should.

Wipeout: The Game 3: 3/10 (Terrible)

(9.2 + 9 + 7.8 + 8 + 9 + 7.8 + 9.6 + 8 + 7.6 + 7 + 8 + 7.3 + 7 + 8 + 7.8 + 7 + 8.2 + 7 + 9.4) / 19

Wii U Console/Next-Gen Launch Exclusive Games: 8/10 (Great)

**Console/Next-Gen Exclusive Launch Games**

Third Place: Xbox One (6/10)

Second Place: PS4 (6.4/10)

First Place: Wii U (8/10)

Round 3: Exclusive AAA Games

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Xbox One (Strong): First of all, lets start with one of the most amazing racing games of this new gen (Next-Gen, Current-Gen, whatever you call it!). And for sure you know what I am talking about, the amazing, award winning, and definitely the best racing game of 2013, Forza Motorsport 5. Forza Motorsport 5 may have had fewer cars or tracks than Forza 4, but Forza 5 is an amazing looking, graphically and control-wise phenomenal racing simulator. Forza 5 Motorsport is an addictive, mind-blowing, and extremely fun racing game, which is nearly guaranteed for you to put more than 10 hours in. I have currently played it for more than 26 hours, and I am extremely proud of that. You play the game for the fun at first, then you play to raise your money and buy new cars, and then you try to face off your friends’ drivatars, which are insanely intelligent AI players that act extremely like a human (for example, if I drive into the other cars a lot, my drivatar will do that, and that creates an amazing an exciting single-player mode which is very similar to the multiplayer mode. After that we have Dead Rising 3, which is the complete over the top fun zombie killing game, filled with hundreds and thousands of zombies that you could see on the screen at the same time. That game is not supposed to be taken seriously, it is just an over the top, extremely fun game that really shouldn’t be taken seriously, but is extremely addictive, and amazingly fun. There is nearly an infinite amount of possibilities in this game with the amazing costumes, the amazingly crafted weapons, and the overall fantastic combat, this game is a very shiny piece of gem. Speaking of gem, there is one game which I and many others believe that is the most underrated game of this new born generation. Ryse: Son of Rome is nothing but awesome. A game placed in the Roman era with a pretty amazing story, jaw-dropping graphics and a very fun and fluid Assassin’s creed or Batman Arkham style combat. What else would you want from a game? Do not listen to some critics who didn’t enjoy this game, I really don’t know what were they looking for in this game. Some game critics just praise sequels (for example, Battlefield 4 getting incredibley praised when the game is seemingly still in its beta form!). Ryse: Son of Rome is a fantastic, underrated piece of gem, and if you thought that I am the only one who loves Ryse so much, then you were wrong. Xbox gamers have rated the games on the Xbox Live Marketplace, and right now, Forza is the best rated game, and the second best rated game is Ryse: Son of Rome. It is rather funny that even the creator know how much people who have played the game love it, and how much critics are pointlessly bashing it!

When the fans told one of the main creators of Ryse about Ryse being bashed by critics, but loved by gamers, he responded: “Made by a gamer for the gamers.”

Forza Motorsport 5: 10/10 (Legendary)

Dead Rising 3: 9/10 (Amazing)

Ryse: Son of Rome: 9.3/10 (Amazing)

Xbox One (Weak): You know what is one hell of a horrible game, Fighter Within! You might say that Kinect still sucks or something like that, but I still don’t think that this horrible game is a game that we should judge the Kinect 2.0 with, because even last time when Ubisoft made a kinect game, Fighters Uncaged, it was horrible. Well, there is one difference with this game … you know how there are movies like “The Room” or “Troll 2” that are so bad that they are good … well, this is a game so bad that it is fun. I mean this doesn’t change the fact that this game is horrible, but at least, you will have a lot of fun jumping around and punching at the screen with none of your moves being detected. Also the developers were brave enough to make a story for this crap, well the story is a complete piece of atrocity, I mean it is like a fighting story told in a very bad movie from the 80’s, and don’t even get me started with the voice actors, they are something beyond bad. The graphics look good, and that is the only positive.

Fighter Within: 4/10 (Awful) – I gave it 4 only because the game is a blast with friends, my advice, if you have a roommate and want to play games with him/her then don’t take this game serious and just buy it. It is really fun when the game doesn’t detect any of your moves, and one of the guys wins out of nowhere. My experience is that, I was playing the game with my friend, and I had fallen on the ground, kicking towards the Kinect like a complete psycopath, and the game thought that I am Mike Tyson or something, throwing strong punches at my oponent. Great random game … BUY IT!!! $60 Well Spent!

Xbox One AAA Exclusive Launch Titles: 8/10 (Great)

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PS4 (Strong): Sony did very well with the console/next-gen exclusive launch games, but the exclusive AAA launch titles were a huge lackluster, with only 2 AAA title exclusive games. Out of those 2 AAA games, one was pretty good, and the other one was not good at all! Well, we are here to talk about the good one. Killzone: Shadowfall is not an amazing game, but it is a pretty good first person shooter. Killzone: SF is a pretty fun first person shooter, with a story good enough for a first person shooter, some awesome and innovative tweaks, and some really annoying gameplay mechanics. However, the game is very fun and very decent. It is nothing amazing for sure, and that is probably because it is a pretty generic first person shooter. This game may not be as great as the Halo franchise or even Killzone 2, but it is for sure, way better than Killzone 3. This is pretty good improvement for the game, and did I mention how amazing this game looks. This game is one of the most beautiful games available on Next-Gen consoles (even though I think that at the end of the day Ryse is the best looking by a small margin). Killzone is a pretty good game, and for a launch title, this is more than great!

Killzone: Shadow Fall: 8.3/10 (Great)

PS4 (Weak): Out of the 2 exclusive AAA launch titles for the PS4, one is as great as Killzone Shadowfall, and one is a completely horrible game. You know what I am talking about … THE MAJESTIC KNACK! Well, lets start with the positives points of Knack. Okay, so Knack has pretty amazing Pixar style graphics, the gameplay is smooth sometimes, and sometimes breaking stuff and gaining new pieces is satisfying. Now lets go all negative! The story is idiotic, and even though the game has Pixar graphics, there is no Pixar heart available in this game. The gameplay may be smooth at times, but it gets repetitive, and tiresome too fast. The enemies are supposed to be bad, but they are actually not that bad, because based on the story, you have taken over their land, and now you want to kill them. And also the ogres (the enemies) have made tanks and robots which is very weird! The platforming feels very tiresome, and don’t even get me started on the characters! Aside from half the characters being mediocre, Knack is the most annoying of them all. First of all, his voice is awkwardly not fitting, and his dialogue is very awkward for a childish cute character. Knack’s lines are more similar to Duke Nukem than a main character in a childish platformer.

Knack: 5.4/10 (Lackluster) 

(5.4 + 8.3) / 2

PS4 Exclusive AAA Launch Titles: 6.9/10 (Mediocre)

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Wii U (Strong): Okay … Wii U had a pretty amazing exclusive AAA launch title line up. Starting off with Nintendo Land which is basically a game full of small and amazing mini games existing in and borrowing from other Nintendo IP’s (for example: Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and …). Nintendo Land may be pretty short, because it is just full of mini games, but the mini games are so enjoyable that you will play it over and over and over until you are tired. It is completely fun and extremely addictive. Then there is Mario Bros. U which is basically Mario Bros. (the same as all the other versions) plus a new power up. That is kind of it, but I mean, it is Mario, so no matter how repetitive it is, the game will be always considered as a masterpiece! Also there is Tank! Tank! Tank! is basically a game in which you are a tank and you shoot at huge monsters, and that idea sounds pretty awesome. However, the game is not amazing, because of its rather horrible controls. Even though the controls may be bad, the graphics are pretty good looking and colorful, which is the magic of the Nintendo games. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 was also a pretty good fitness game for the fans of the Nintendo Wii games, there is really not much else to it! Last but not least is Sing Party which is a singing game … that is kind of it … it is a good game … because it works … that is it … ummm … well, this is awkward. So lets go off to the more exciting game, ZombiU is a very fun zombie survival game in which you have limited ammo, and you have to kill as much as zombies as you can, UNTIL YOU DIE! And last but not least, Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper is kind of like most other warrior games. You know what I am talking about, right? the games that you hit a group of enemies, and then they scatter around the screen … and that is both enjoyable and fun!

Nintendo Land: 9/10 (Amazing)

Mario Bros. U: 9.2/10 (Amazing)

Tank! Tank! Tank!: 7.8/10 (Very Good)

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013: 7.1/10 (Good)

Sing Party: 7/10 (Good)

ZombiU: 8.5/10 (Great)

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper: 8.8/10 (Great)

Wii U (Weak): Even though Wii U may have some amazing AAA titles, there are also some horrible AAA titles that are just weird. I mean Knack may be a bad game, but at least, it feels like an AAA game, but some of these other AAA titles on the Wii U are so weak that you won’t even understand if they are AAA titles or not! So lets start off with this horrible list, and the first we are going to start with is … ESPN Sports Connection! So, do you remember how Wii Sports was booming at a time, and do you also remember how other developers tried to rip that game off, but were never successful? Well, this is a similar kind of game, but not similar to Wii Sports, but rather to the ones who tried to rip it off. The controls are horrible, the graphics are bad, and the whole game seems like a very watered down version of Wii Sports. Then we have Game Party Champions which is completely terrible! You know how I talked about ESPN Sports Connection being the watered down version of Wii Sports, well, Game Party Champions is the fired up version of the Wii Sports. So now that we have moved on from the worst, lets go to the more mediocre games. The first game to go with is Rabbids Land which is essentially the Rabbids with a few mini games. But you know how I said that Nintendo Land has amazing mini games, this game has some of the most bland mini games ever put in a video game, seriously! You know why some people in the US are so lucky? because there are actually 2 other horrible AAA titles that came out in UK, but not in US (at least at launch!) YAY!? Well, Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade and Funky Barn. Well Funky Barn is not as bad as the other game (Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade), but knowing that Funky Barn is an AAA title is a complete shock to most people! It is basically the 3D FarmVille on Wii U … and FarmVille is pretty horrible (just addicting)! So lets talk about the terrible “Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade” which is full of 30 mini games that are completely cheap and idiotic! This game has horrible controls, and nearly SD graphics!!! HORRIBLE GAME! HORRIBLE!!!

ESPN Connection Sports: 4/10 (Awful)

Game Party Champions: 2/10 (Trash)

Rabbids Land: 5/10 (Lackluster)

Funky Barn: 5/10 (Lackluster)

Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade: 1.2/10 (Terrifying) 

Wii U Exclusive AAA Launch Titles: 6.2/10 (Mediocre)

**Exclusive AAA Launch Titles**

Third Place: Wii U (6.1/10)

Second Place: PS4 (6.9/10)

First Place: Xbox One (8/10)

Final: Which Console Had The Best Exclusive Launch Lineup?

Third Place: Wii U (6.1 + 8 + 5) / 3 = 6.4

Second Place: PS4 (6.9 + 8 + 6.4) / 3 = 7.1

First Place: Xbox One (8 + 8.1 + 6) / 3 = 7.4

THE WINNER OF THE BEST LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE TITLES IS … XBOX ONE!!!

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7 thoughts on “Next-Gen Exclusive Launch Games Battle: Xbox One Launch vs. PS4 Launch vs. Wii U Launch

  1. They all had very weak launch titles in my opinion. Probably some of the worst I’ve seen in my years as a gamer. They chose to demonstrate graphical capabilities rather than good gameplay.

    • I agree. They were too many weak games in their launch lineup. And their averag at the end was 7 which is good, but it is way weaker than what the launch was in other years! Thanks for the feedback.

  2. Averaging game scores seems like a poor way of assessing a launch line-up. Would the PS4 launch have been improved if Putty Squad hadn’t been in it? Would the Wii U launch have been any better without Family Party and Game Party Champions?

    I don’t know about you, but when I was playing New Super Mario Bros. U, I don’t ever recall thinking “This is great, but I just wish that my Wii U didn’t have those terrible games that I didn’t buy anyway so I could be enjoying this even more”. It just doesn’t make sense.

    Also, I’m not really sure how meaningful it is to assess console launches purely on exclusives. PS+ subscribers got Resogun and Contrast on PS4 launch day for free. Those who bought certain PS3 / Vita games also got enhanced PS4 versions on launch day for free (Flower was especially nice on PS4). There were the free-to-play games like War Thunder and Warframe, available to everyone. All of these factors can add value to the launch of the console depending on your view and circumstances.

    So, whilst New Super Mario Bros. U may have been stronger than any individual PS4 launch exclusive, it was still only one out of just two games I had to play on Wii U launch day (the other being Nintendo Land), vs. almost a dozen games I had to play on PS4 launch day.

    • Well, the only way to get a real score is to average the scores of the games out. And yes, while PS4 may have many exclusive games to play on launch, Wii U also had many. You just talked about the AAA titles of the Wii U (Mario bros. U and Nintendo Land), when you named every single one of the PS4 launch games (War thunder, Resogun, and etc.), when Wii U had fantastic indie games at launch. Also we count the horrible games on each system, like Putty Squad, Fighter within, or Family party games, because Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, accept those games, and let them get released as launch titles. They are not regular bad games, they are launch games. Letting those horrible games become launch titles is what the companies themselves agreed to, while they should’ve known that the game they are approving will reduce the average score of their launch lineup. I would say, this is a basic critical technique for finding out which console had a better launch lineup, because we never know who bought which game on what console, we need to count all games and all consoles. One of the main factors which helped Wii U get a better score was because games like Assassin’s creed III and Mass Effect 3 were added into the mix of the next-gen exclusivity, as for example, the PS4 has Injustice: Gods Among Us.

      However, thank you for the feedback, and the thought provoking comment 🙂

      • The games I named were those I owned on launch day of the Wii U and PS4 respectively. I’m not ignoring Wii U launch games, but if I didn’t buy them on launch day then it’s because I wasn’t interested in them (I considered Little Inferno, but ultimately I decided that it was overpriced for what it was, so I didn’t buy it and later got it much cheaper on PC instead).

        I also don’t think it’s fair to count games like Assassin’s Creed 3 and Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U given that it’s debatable as to whether the Wii U versions of those games are really worthy over their previous generation counterparts. Personally, I’d rather play Assassin’s Creed 3 on my PS3 because the Wii U has no optical audio output or Dolby audio encoding, which means that my Wii U is incompatible with my Astro Mixamp. In short, I get Dolby Headphone 5.1 audio from my PS3, whilst I only get stereo from the Wii U, and that’s more than enough reason to choose the PS3 version of multi-platform games over the Wii U versions, given that any other differences tend to be negligible by comparison to this issue.

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