|Can 2015 be saved?|
My 'PS4 games of 2015' list doesn't look so great right now (1: Bloodborne, 2: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, 3: Geometry Wars, 4: Resident Evil), but I'm optimistic that the situation will change before the end of the year.
I am interested in these games:
UNTIL DAWN: Horror adventure inspired by teen slasher films. I like the idea that the game is only nine hours long, but that it changes every time you replay it. There doesn't seem to be an awful lot of optimism on gaming sites for this one though. I wasn't convinced by the 'let's play' I watched where the developer mainly just showed how bad he was at his own game.
MAD MAX: I'm concerned that this is going to be another open world game with too many repetitive tasks to complete and not enough focus on delivering a great story. But I love the films so I may be able to tolerate the gameplay for longer than I was able to with Far Cry 4. Max is looking like a weird cross between Tom Hardy and Mel Gibson though..
METAL GEAR SOLID: A lot of baggage behind this one with the issues and squabbles at Konami. I haven't really been following the news and previews all that closely, but if the game is similar to Ground Zeroes then it should be excellent.
UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION: I've never played any of these games so this is a no-brainer for me. It doesn't sound like much is being done to make the Collection worth it for those who have already played the games though, unless the idea of a 'Brutal Difficulty Mode' is enough to make people fork over $60.
FALLOUT 4: I see no reason why this game will not be brilliant.
STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT
HITMAN: Sounds a lot like this will be similar to Ground Zeroes in design: small open world arenas with objectives. I might be wrong on that though.
Have I missed any games?
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|Masters - August 18, 2015 (09:04 AM)
I've played the crap out of all four Uncharted games, but I still plan on grabbing the collection. There's talk of a Brutal Difficulty Mode? Almost no adjective describing the game's challenge is going to sound harder than the already existing CRUSHING.
No comments on Star Wars?
|JANUS2 - August 18, 2015 (10:10 AM)
I didn't really have anything to say about Star Wars. The trailer looked good. I'm sure it'll be fun.
You'd recommend the Uncharted games then?
|Masters - August 18, 2015 (12:25 PM)
I loved them. Have you played The Last of Us?
|pickhut - August 18, 2015 (01:05 PM)
If that's the case with Hitman, then that might actually be a really good game and a return to form for the series. I know a lot of people hated Absolution because the stages weren't similar in design to Blood Money, instead going for a linear-esque approach. I might be one of the rare few that really enjoyed Absolution, but even I'll admit I missed the old level designs.
I recently found out the Mad Max game is developed by the same studio that did Just Cause 2, so I'm hopeful it'll have some kind of eccentric, fun quality to it.
|Suskie - August 19, 2015 (02:04 AM)
You missed Just Cause 3, which is my most anticipated game of the year.
|Genj - August 19, 2015 (04:44 PM)
The first Uncharted is pretty mediocre.
I'll definitely buy it and probably enjoy it, but I'm not really enthusiastic about Fallout 4. Bethaesda RPGs are stupidly big and easy to get sucked into, but their quests and campaigns aren't the best. MGSV I'm extremely excited for. As much crap people give Metal Gear, I've always loved playing the games and the ridiculous stories. PS4 doesn't have a great holiday line up though other than multiplats. My most anticipated games this year are in order: Rise of the Tomb Raider, MGSV, Halo 5, Star Fox Zero, Fallout 4, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yo-Kai Watch. Shantae 4 would be high up there too but I get the feeling it'll be coming next year.