I haven’t actually had a PS4 for that long, but I’m glad that I got one when I did. I got my PlayStation back when Death Stranding came out and I’ve played so many cool games since then. It also doesn’t look like my fun is going to be ending anytime soon. Despite some of the behind the scenes drama, I’m still excited to play The Last of Us Part II. It looks like a really cool movie that also has an alright game in it too. I also pre-ordered Ghost of Tsushima after they revealed that there was a black and white feature complete with film grain. All you need to do to get my money is give me something that reminds me of watching Yojimbo back when I was in high school. There is also Cyberpunk 2077 and I doubt I need to say more than it’s coming out soon.
But now that the PS5 reveal event has happened it looks like my recently acquired hardware will become obsolete. So now it’s time to look forward and see when I’m going to drop a big chunk of change on. I don’t care how much the PS5 is going to be, I’m getting it thanks to these five games. But first, a little honorable mention.
HONORABLE MENTION: DEMON’S SOULS
I realize that this might be cheating but I don’t think this one should actually count. Despite Demon’s Souls being rebuilt from the ground up (going off the articles that I have seen), it’s still based on the original designs back from the PS3. It’s just hard to consider this experience special to the upcoming console but I just don’t think this game can go unmentioned. I’ve loved these Souls style games that From Software has been putting out and I’ve never actually got around to Demon’s Souls. It’s just really exciting to finally play it in a prettier package.
It was between GhostWire and Resident Evil VIII for this pick. Honestly, Resident Evil is more likely to be a good game. I’ve actually never got around to Resident Evil VII so I don’t know how I should feel about the first person take on the series, but it was really well received at the time it came out. Though I have enjoyed both remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 (despite many fan issues, the latter is still a fun time to play). Resident Evil just seems to be in good hands right now. Also GhostWire feels like it might’ve cut a lot of corners going off of the gameplay trailer. But GhostWire’s surreal look is so intriguing to me. It looks like the game could go in some insane directions. It feels very unpredictable, while I feel like I have an idea of where Resident Evil is going. I’m probably more excited for what I think the game could be rather than what it currently is, but that’s enough for me right now.
A quick note. I do know that this is a remake of an older game which might conflict with what I talked about in Demon’s Souls. I’ve read that the game is a reimagining so I’m assuming that it’s more of a new experience. Sorry if I end up being wrong about that.
I have yet to play a game in this series. Oddworld is really up my alley with its extreme strangeness. But what really jumped out to me about Oddworld: Soulstorm is the emotion showcased in the trailer. I’m already invested in what is happening in this game’s story and I have no reference for the backstory. Maybe I’ll try to fit in Oddworld New ‘n’ Tastybefore I get The Last of Us Part II just so I can catch up on Abe’s story. I’ve always been more interested in story when it comes to games and Oddworld: Soulstorm has gotten my interest.
I pre-ordered Ghost of Tsushima because you can filter it to be an Akira Kurosawa movie. I’m pre-ordering Deathloop because the trailer was like a 1970s pulp action movie. It’s pretty easy to take advantage of my wallet.
SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES
Insomniac Games is one of my favorite game developers. I have grown up with their games and I’ve also grown up with Spider-Man. Insomniac’s Spider-Man was a fun simple story back when it came out during what I consider the character’s peak time in entertainment. Without a doubt it was the best game that the character has gotten. Though I’m sure many people saw a follow up coming, it doesn’t make it any less exciting that it’s supposedly coming at the PS5’s launch this holiday season. When I heard that the game was more of a small standalone game rather than a full on sequel I was disappointed. But I still love this studio and Miles Morales’ Spider-Man. It’s an exciting way to open the next generation of gaming.
RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART
Again, I grew up with Insomniac Games. I especially grew up with Ratchet & Clank on PS2. I love these characters so much and I want to return to them. I’ve played the PS4 game which while it has it’s story issues it still has the same characters that I love with the same chaotic gameplay. I know that this is probably not on the top of most people’s list and that I’ll probably think that a lot of the games that I’ve already listed will be better. But I want to go into this world and laugh. I might be alone in this and that’s fine. I felt like a kid again when I saw this game announced and not even Mario has been able to do that for me. If you think this shouldn’t be MY number one pick stick it up your arsenal.