2016 may have started off relatively slowly, but as the summer approaches, both Microsoft and Sony have played some pretty big cards. E3 lies on the horizon, so it’s time for the members of the ‘Big 3’ to start gathering steam before the hype train reaches maximum speed. That’s why it’s no surprise that between April and May, both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One have received two of their most highly anticipated exclusives to make their mark on the spring season.
Both Quantum Break, released on Apr. 1, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which just saw a release this week, are out in the wild, representing their respective consoles. Both are action games at their cores, but they each have a strong narrative element that helps to set them apart from other games in their genre.
Seeing as how each title has enjoyed a great deal of exposure, one can’t help sizing up the anticipated exclusives of each platform. For some, the task really isn’t all that difficult. With Uncharted 4 sitting at a 93 on Metacritic and Quantum Break holding a 77, their answer lies in the numbers. But an experience can often transcend scores. Both of these games endeavored to change the genre in how they combine narrative and action gaming. The end result was two wholly different experiences that exist within the same genre.
The decision between the two ultimately comes down to how do you like your narrative and gameplay to play together, and the easiest way to figure that out is to take a look at what each game has to offer.