I’ve noticed for awhile now that game companies and in particular journalists are trying to hide or at least avoid the fact some of the games released locally as exclusives to a console aren’t actually exclusive elsewhere.
Tales of Graces F is one of the best examples of this right now. I have only seen Neo Magazine actually put that it is a port of a Wii game. This may seem more like nit picking at minor details but this could in fact make a huge difference on whether people choose to buy said game or not. Several times I have seen comments from gamers who state they wouldn’t want to play a Wii games. By hiding this as a PS3 game only isn’t that unfair on those gamers?
Hiding such information could lead to annoyance later on. I have my superstitions about Okami HD is actually a port of the Wii version. The supposed “new” widescreen mode is present on Wii version. The support of PS3’s move does bring it further into question as to if it is a port.
This type of thing can only further annoy gamers when they discover the truth. Not just those that brought the game thinking it was made for that console but also gamers who would then miss out due to region locks or cost of importing games.