Comment posted The Most Overrated Franchises this Generation by Some Guy.
You know, when I first found this article on the ECA newsletter, I was interested to check it out and see what someone had to say about recent franchises. I can agree to some extent on the first 2 points. Call of Duty has been a bit overblown by Activision, but the Infinity Ward titles are excellent and very well made titles. After finishing the article, however, I began to feel as if someone were trying to preach at me. It felt like the author was disappointed, not necessarily in the games, but with something else and was taking it out on the games. Then, I realized what website this was on, and it all made sense. Both Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto signed exclusive deals with Microsoft for early content release. Square Enix, on the other hand has been producing more games for XBox 360, some of them exclusive to the 360, than it has for the PS3. Realizing this was on Playstation University, I come to realize that this is mostly the ranting of a disappointed gamer (fanboy might be going too far, but then again, maybe not) who has backed one console and started looking across the fence. I am not trying to say that one console is better than the other. I own all 3 consoles this generation, as well as all 3 from last generation, and each one has pros and cons. PS3 does have some excellent games, and many more on the way, so let’s stop pointing fingers at the other guys just because they have a few exclusives that you want, and play the great games you already have.