This is something that happens. Games confined to solely one platform/console.
Now this has really been brought to my attention with the announcement of Bayonetta 2.
If you don't know, the original game was about a ridiculously sexy witch beating the crap out of, slicing up, shooting, and applying general violence to Angels. This also included suplexing a two headed dragon. Its like Devil may cry if you reversed basically everything except the absurd over the top-ness, add bullet-time and made guns useful. You should get it, its like $10.
Now with Bayonetta 2 its solely for the Wii-U. The original was on playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
That doesn't make any sense.
Theres also games like Fable 2, which was just for the Xbox.
The only justification for these seems to be that the owners of the consoles have something to do with the game, Fable's developer, Lionhead, is owned by Microsoft and Bayonetta is being published Nintendo, but is Sega owned.
Theres only a real reason to do this if you have things like pokemon for gameboy and DS, those games would seem very out of place on an xbox.
But these are massive corporation who have more money than like, a small country combined, surely they could make it for different platforms. Then you know, basically everything works on PC, if it doesn't directly, you can find an emulator somewhere which lets you do it.
So why are they doing this?
They really want you to buy a Wii-U. Even though Nintendo has enough cash they could probably fill a stadium, the car parks and locker rooms with 100 dollar notes, they really want you to get this and all its exclusive games.
This is not how it should be though! Everyone has a preferred platform, I prefer the xbox, despite having to pay for online stuff, i really like the controller(i have not used kinect). One of my best friends prefers the Ps3, which does seem to be the more powerful machine. Many, many people love their pcs because they can handle basically anything graphically and allow mods(Thats a really good reason incidentally). Wii users...well i don't really understand you but i guess theres got to be some reasons why its better than other consoles, aside from games you can ONLY play on it, uh, right? Then you got DS and PSP people, who like to game on the move, good for them, but not all of us can do that.
Personally i have nothing against the Wii-U, but i want Bayonetta 2, but if i have to essentially pay $400 just to play it, it kills my interest. If it goes mainly to the Wii-U but they also bring it out on other platforms a bit later, that works. But i have an Xbox right now, i have Bayonetta for Xbox right now and i don't own a Wii-U.
This is all preference, but it would be nice to go out and buy a game you want on a platform you enjoy games on. With Strategy games, we know those don't really work on consoles for really good reasons but barring that, basically anything should be able to be played on anything else, you would easily make back what you spend on changing the controls to work on the different machines. Part of this is because not everyone owns a console, but practically everyone who you're trying to sell to owns a PC(I'm not counting macs because they're way too limiting).
So, exclusive games, bad idea all around, except makes things a bit faster and saves a small amount of money.
If they do that, next will be cross platform gaming, which would be nice. Play with all the peoples.
Games exclusive to platforms.
Blog entry posted by Reaper's Armegeddon, Sep 23, 2012.