Joined: Jun 2008
June 02, 2010 09:23:54 PM
Well I don't know about KH3 seeing as nothing has been promised about it.
vsXIII on the hand was promised to be a PS3 exclusive from the very beginning. What I don't like is how they say one thing and end up doing another thing, case in point is FFXIII. If they want to make it a multiplatform game just say so from the beginning. When a developer says that their game is going to be exclusive to one platform (be it 360 or PS3) and they promise us the skies, I expect them to deliver. So when I heard that FFXIII was going to be multiplatform I felt very disappointed. Not because I didn't want 360 owners to have the game but rather because I just lost an experience I was hoping to get with an exclusive.
I think a good example of what Square should've done is what Insomniac Games has done. Right from the get-go they tell us that they're making a multiplatform game. They didn't say that they were making an exclusive and several years down the road suddenly announce that it is going to be multiplatform. Also, we all know that the expectations for exclusives are generally higher than that of multiplatforms. As the consumers it's only natural that we want the best of what we're buying (especially when games cost so much), so when we expect a higher standard to be kept and only to be given something that is subpar, it's obvious we'd feel some disappointment.
For me at least it's how much their words are worth, and right now Square's words aren't any good in my books. Remember when Square said they wanted to balance the number of games on both platforms? Remember when they promised XIII would be a greater and bigger adventure than VII? And what happened to The Last Remnant? A game that was the complete opposite of XIII's situation, a multiplatform that went exclusive, lol xD.
This is also why I'm not bothered by Insomniac's decision to go multiplatform, in my opinion they are a company with a good reputation that has delivered on whatever they've promised.
Anyway, If vsXIII does goes to the 360, in the end it's great for us, the overall gamers, and for Square, since they're basically doubling their audience. I think vsXIII will still be a great game just like XIII was. But I don't expect them to hold true to any
of their promises because none of it means anything, which is why I'm not expecting vsXIII to remain an exclusive at all.
Just to note that it works both ways too. Fanboys will be fanboys, 360 fanboys would go into a rage too if their Halo or Gears of War went multiplatform.