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Topic: Is this the PS4 generation better than last gen?

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themcnoisy

Quick poll due to a comment @xMeadx made in another thread. Is this Generation better than last Generation?

Yes = PS4 / X1 / Wii U
No = PS3 / X360 / Wii

Voting will be counted the weekend of the 1st of October.

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FullbringIchigo

honestly right now i would say NO because there has been too much reliance on Remasters for my taste but who knows by the time this gen ends i may change my mind

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roe

Not really sure how to answer this considering we're only 3 years into this gen. Including all the remastered games, the PS4 currently has a better lineup than the PS3 did in 2010 imo.

With the benefit of an extra 4 or 5 years of games, last gen's library is much more expansive and if I was only allowed to play either that or what we have on PS4, I'd pick the PS3. Moving onto other consoles, I'm actually of the opinion that the Wii U has some of the best Nintendo exclusives since the N64 so including that makes it trickier.

In short, I'd say PS3 > PS4 overall right now but I think PS4 still has a lot more to come.

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KratosMD

In terms of games, no (not yet at least). In terms of everything else, yes.

Overall: Yes

We're still only three years in this generation (except for Wii U), so it's no surprise that the consoles don't have as many interesting games as the previous generation yet. The best are yet to come, so to speak. Well, at least for the sake of PS4 and Xbox One, as Wii U is on its way out.

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Feena

I'd say yes. We are just 3 years in and already had the Witcher 3, one solid candidate for game of the generation...also WiiU > Wii by far imho no matter how badly it sold.

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Tasuki

It's hard for me to say overall

NO

While they have been games that I have played and enjoyed, Resogun, Overwatch, Diablo 3, Black Ops 3, Second Son. There have been alot more remasters then previous gens it seems then original games. Although alot of these remasters I have been playing for the first time since I never got to them last gen for whatever reason.

Also in terms of games that I really want to play this gen compared to last is alot less. Not sure if that's more personal reasons or just my tastes but that plays an important factor.

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Mega-Gazz

YES.

We're living in the golden age of video games. High budget, huge popularity, stunningly good graphics. Yes there have been remasters, but that is because there are awesome games people never got to play. And there are alot of new games too, this year has been hard on my bankbook in terms of game purchases!

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get2sammyb

Surely you can't make this comparison for another three or four years? At this point in the PS3's lifecycle, we'd only just got Uncharted 2; most of that console's best games came after U2 in my opinion.

I also think the industry's a different place now than it was even last-gen. The biggest games are more expensive and more difficult to make than ever before, but on the plus side, it's never been easier for creative people to put their content on consoles.

It's an interesting discussion, but I don't think you can draw any conclusions for another few years.

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@Mega-Gazz: I wouldn't say this is the Golden Age of video games, that's the 16 bit era.

Eh, the genres may have been invented then, but the games out now are SOOOO much better.

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Tasuki

@Mega-Gazz: Matter of opinion really. But I think the reason it's hailed as the golden age as alot of the norms now in gaming started then and alot of today's main franchises gained fame back then like Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, etc. How good games are doesnt define an age.

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Mega-Gazz

@Tasuki: Right, but I'm not driving a model-T ford either. I played the first Final Fantasy game... and today I'd probably dismiss it as pixel-graphics nonsense (Firaga? really? how creative). Granted there was alot more room for innovation in a relatively new field back then, resulting in more new famous franchises... but that to me doesn't make them better, just first.

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Tasuki

@Mega-Gazz: Right I didn't say they were better but some aren't as bad as people make them out to be. Just cause this gen has bells and whistle over say 8 bit games doesn't mean they are better. I have played plenty of games this gen that are broken messes but have great graphics. Or they have great graphics but lack substance compared to their 16 bit counter parts like Street Fighter V for example.

Some companies feel that just because their game looks good it is good which isn't necessarily the case.

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Mega-Gazz

I agree with that, generally. I just think that for the most part this Gen's games ARE better.

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BAMozzy

That really depends on how you class 'better'. Last gen had a LONG shelf life and therefore had time for a massive library by comparison. This Gen has a lot of remasters and of course we have seen a lot of delays too but a lot of the 'big' games have offered more than the equivalent games on last gen but whether 'more' is better is subjective.
Take Arkham Knight. The world is so much bigger and better than both previous Rocksteady Arkham Games. The detail and atmosphere is amazing too which really adds to the experience but the Batmobile, in particular the missions involving it are limited and basic, compared to the range of Combat options Batman has and feel forced which affects peoples opinions - although great fun to just drive around. Uncharted 4 gave us a much wider sand-box to play in and control of vehicles too. Combat had more option with the added rope and certainly looked stunning - especially facial animations that added more 'depth' and emotion to the characters but (for me at least) I didn't like the MGS style alert system and certain elements of the story too. The Witcher 3 set the bar for RPG's very high too that when Fallout 4 came out, it felt 'old', last gen - more like Fallout 3.5 than Fallout 4.
In some ways, games this gen haven't really pushed gaming forward as much as games last gen. Last gen we had new (franchise) games like Mass Effect, BioShock, Dead Space, Uncharted, Gears of War, Arkham Asylum etc that in my opinion define that generation in gaming. This gen, whilst we have had quite a few 'new' games, I don't think any have really had the impact those did.

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themcnoisy

Result so far;

Yes = 3 (PS4, X1, Wiiu)
No = 4 (PS3, X360, Wii)

Last gen is leading so far, thanks for the votes so far.

@get2sammyb: We are comparing them right now as it stands. I think with the advent of the pro and nx next year this gen will get rather higgle de piggledy.

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kyleforrester87

Yes - without a doubt this gen is better than last gen, even though we're not even finished with it. There were some great games last generation, no doubt about that, but the selection has just been way better this generation in my opinion.

Of course, my personal "golden age" was the PS1 era. But if you were to show an alien a PS1 and a PS4 side by side, you can guarantee which one he/she/it would prefer. Same goes for PS3 versus PS4. If you've never played either, there is very little reason aside from financial to go for a PS3 instead at this point in time.

Lets be honest, if last gen was so good people would still be playing their PS3's and 360's every weekend lol

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Rudy_Manchego

No - with the caveat that I mean this right now.

I think 2016 is the year we are starting to see the generation define itself (lots of the big pre-2016 games were still supported on last gen). There have been some standout games but agree with Sammy's comment - too early to tell. Ask me in 2 years time and I will probably say yes. Plus the indie market has never been healthier.

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Octane

YES

Last gen was ultimately the reason why I lost interest in a lot of games, there was a good 2-3 years I completely stopped buying new games. This gen is much better in my opinion; Wii U > Wii, despite the lackluster support; I enjoy more games on my PS4 than I was interested in on the PS3. Plus the indies have been a lot better and numerous this gen. So yes, I do like this gen a lot more.

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