I didn’t list anything as must-play. Those were what I thought were the high-profile games, since there wasn’t a ready-made list anywhere I could just have copy-pasted. E.g. Rob mentioned Everybody’s Golf and MLB: The Show as some of the games he was interested in. But I don’t think those were talked about very much here. (And I’m sure that you have no interest in sports games, so what would be the point of mentioning them?).
Only one of those games was a JRPG (Persona 5). I have no interest in it myself, but a bunch of people were listing it as their most anticipated game of the year.
Nioh is the first serious attempt at rethinking the Souls formula. Nier is a Platinum brawler in the style of Bayonetta with an apparently wild sci-if storyline. Yakuza 0 would go more into the 3rd person open world mission category, except it’s done with very different sensibilities than the western ones. Very different styles of game, and absolutely not JRPGs.
I disagree. There’s nothing comparable to them multi-platform. (I’d love it if there was, since I’d rather play on the PC than PS4). But also, Uncharted: Lost Legacy came and went with no trace, which would have been unthinkable at some point, so clearly people don’t feel a massive urge to play another one of those this soon after UC4.
I’m not trying to sell you on GT. I have no intention of playing it. But clearly Qt3 was more interested in that then Forza 7. Maybe that’s because this is the first GT in 4 Forzas, and also the first one on PS4.
Sure, you like what you like, and some forum discussion isn’t going to change that :) But you were once again expression your faux disbelief about this, “I just don’t understand how anyone could think the PS4 exclusives are better”. The Xbox had none in 2017 that people on this forum showed any interest in. The PS4 had an order of magnitude more, in varied genres, and some of which have been among the most talked about games this year on this forum. How can you possibly pretend that it’s surprising people find the PS4 lineup more compelling?
Now, the argument you switched to later works better. Yes, the majority of the libraries are shared. But does this theory of “you can have 95% the games, so don’t worry about the last 5%” really match the behavior of gamers? If some game looks cool and people are talking about it, I want to play that game, not some substitute in the same genre. So my PS4 was bought purely for Bloodborne, the Switch for Zelda, etc. Exclusives sure seem to matter.