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transistor & resogun - the best! :)
Is this a friggin joke? I have a ps4, I owned Killzone SF and Infamous SS, I still own Resogun and I downloaded Towefall and Transistor for a day. The ONLY reputable game is Resogun. Infamous looks good but the game sucks!! Super repetitive and boring! TLOU Remastered is the best PS4 game to date but its a remake and its NOT worth a PS4 purchase. NONE of these games Jess listed warrant a ps4 purchase. In fact, I am upset I bought one so early! I still dont know why myself and 10+ million people see in this console at the moment....
Where is last of us?!where is killzone?!It looks like a personal interest list,not a console exclusive list,with two indies no one will play...
I actually did not like the list (it was not that bad). Infamous was below the line in my view and lacked several things, but it was graphically really nice. The two games I missed were Diablo 3, which is an amazing result. The game is such a jump forward from the 360, that I was happy to start from scratch! The second game is Minecraft PS4. It is smoother and faster then the PS3 and more important 30 times larger. Minecraft is one of these truly addictive games. Last is 'Last of Us'. I did not get it as I have the PS3 edition, but the sound is a lot better. These three games are worth getting a PS4 for (the last of us only if you didn't have it).
Are you serious Jess?
I have bought a PS4, I don't regret it, yet I will admit it has been an underwhelming vacant experience so far. Yeah I played Killzone SF and Infamous SS, I have yet to play MGSVGS (which I own) - but so far the PS4 is just collecting dust.
These games you mentioned, in my opinion are NOT a reason to buy a PS4 yet. Transistor is a PC game and cheap and perfectly fitting to play on this system.
The other two games (Resogun and Towerfall) I haven't play them, but they honestly doesn't seem to be a proper reason to buy a PS4. The seem to be a indie title style games, and while I have no problems with indie games, they are no reason to buy a new next gen system.
Infamous SS... man... what can I say? I am a fan of the series, loved the first game, 2nd game was fun as hell but the story was a lot lackluster. Infamous SS was graphically impressive, but lacking in gameplay variety, enemy variety and offered repetitive boring activities including clearing up regions and beating up sign twirlers. I was very disappointed by the story of the 3rd Infamous game and the main character as well. He was as interesting as a flat rock. Other characters and the main villain were also despicable and annoying. The Karma system is also dumb as hell and they should give it a rest.
What I am saying is, while I enjoyed Infamous SS, it was very unmemorable and unrewarding -definitely not a reason to buy or own a PS4.
Now when you look at the future: maybe you are starting to have some good reasons to go with the PS4:
Bloodborne, from the creators of Dark and Demon Souls. Now before you go - man! Souls games are the best, this is going to be a masterpiece - please be honest with yourself and admit the new Bloodborne game looks very much like it's predecessors. There is little to nothing new here, and when it's basically the 4th installment in a long series, you would want to see something fresh and revolutionary. Like improved AI, random events and enemy behavior and STORY yes STORY. Still I will definitely buy and play the game.
The Order.. have no idea how this game will turn out..
Metal Gear Solid V PP: yeah it comes to other consoles and the PC (probably with great delay) but if you want the game early, play it on the PS4 - that's how Metal Gear games are meant to be played anyway!
Final Fantasy XV: PS4 day 1 buy for me.
Shadow of Mordor: if you don't own a strong PC - PS4 might be your best bet, the game runs flawlessly on it according to the demos.
Well... that's my 2 cents..
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is my fav along with Outlast (don't like Resogun TBH)
@bk2fut Are you serious Jess?
*Spoilers - don't read unless you either don't care about Infamous Second Son or have already beat it*
On Infamous Second Son, the good/evil thing is really cosmetic. My bro played it, since he doesn't work or have a life, he beat it in like 2 days. I was joking about the no life part, :) The only real changes are that your character bangs the neon babe, and you make some of what that video something kid does more dark and he changes his avatar power thing to demons over angels. Other than that there really wasn't any changes. Although I don't know how the game ends so I don't know how the ending will be affected, but some thing happens anyway the brother dies in either ending.
@madgame23 is is also extremely linear! once you have cleaned the first island there is no reason to look back, they could have been creative and let the powers (light and video) be cause to do additional cleaning on the first island. what starts great looks like a dropped ball in the end.
I never understand why some people are such game elitists. A game is a game. If its good, that's what matters. The cost of it should not be its true value.
microsoft fan boy fivever
Infamous looks good, but that seems to be about it. Visuals are pretty stunning. Dang if Jess doesn't talk REALLY fast LOL
@daveytrain Yes, but she's adorable while she does it.
Sounds more like four games to pick up once you decide to get a PS4.
@Caduceus89 Agreed!! Right now, PS4 is a hype FAD. I dont even thing anyone knows why they are buying them. I bought a ps4 at launch because I was being told by Sony Planetside 2 would be out soon after launch. I also have an Xbox One and each day I can play something different and exclusive throughout the week. Xbox One I definitely see a launch purchase, PS4 could have waited 2yrs...
so thers no bloody reason to own a ps4 just yet then..
Wow. A mere 4 games, 2 of which are indie titles, that are available on pc/ps3/360, and 1 is psn title that literally 1.5-2 hours long. Now that's a true value for 400 bucks hardware! (not)
@se007 Calling All Cars and Wipeout HD have gotten the most play on my PS3. ResoGun and Towerfall are those kind of games that can be played forever...
Since my shoulder broke down to such an extent that I cannot play PC-games anymore, I finally ordered a PS4. I'm very much looking forward to playing Infamous and Killzone (despite the luke-warm reviews, I think it looks like my cup-of-tea). Destiny is beckoning on the horizon as well.
@Niner0 Killzone I used to barely like because of the way the action was set up (level and enemies, etc.). Now it also controls better (supposedly) so I am hopeful for that one.
sorry but buying next gen to play indie games makes no sense
most of them look like ps2 or gamboy games and wont keep you going back to them too often...
@jnw93 Looks is the last thing that matters to making a game addictive. I wonder how many and which games I will have ready for download in my PSN account (free from PS+) by the time I actually have a PS4? There are many reasons to aim for PSN based consoles these days. Free (subscription) games and cross-buy and cross-save are cool features. Maybe today will be the day I fix my PS3 so I can play some Wipeout HD again.
@jnw93 Yes, it's a complete waste of money.
She has to post a video about something. I guess she ran out of ideas and this was her backup piece.
Not a chance you should buy a ps3 for any of those games. Even infamous was just an above average game.
@trfe The Ps3 with PS+ is the deal right now. You can still pick up all those free or cheap PS4 and Vita games to prepare for the future...
@swedishfriend @trfe Xbox 360 is wiping its A$$ with PS3 right now in sales as PS4 is Xbox One...
Those games are not worth buying a PS4 for. Infamous: Second Son probably, but those other games are not worth purchasing a new $400 system for unless money isn't an issue. Towerfall: Ascension and Transistor are on PC and can run on modern low-end systems. Resogun is just another arcade shooter.
The games are worth playing, but not worth buying a PS4 to play. But I guess Gamespot had to use hyperbole to get those extra clicks. It worked!
Once again staggered by the indie hate on these boards. Granted they tend to be short, but they also tend to be reasonably priced and better, more innovative games than many AAAs, especially CoD or the latest by-the-numbers Ubisoft open world game.
I still generally prefer big games, but I have nothing but respect for hard-working, creative indies who make games because they love them. They push our hobby forward artistically, and dignify it with their passion and integrity - qualities that are often lacking by comparison in the AAA space.
@rsj2 when you title a video "4 PS4 Games Worth Buying A PS4 To Play" and 3 of them are indie games not taking utilizing the Ps4 to its potential I can understand peoples reaction. But to your point it should be more focused at the video itself not the indie developers. Indie Devs are great for the gaming community and I will support them when ever I like an idea in their games.
but this was a stupid video that was click bait, these are NOT reasons to buy a Ps4...
@rsj2 I couldn't have said it any better myself :)
I know it`s obvious, but honestly, I do wish that I would`ve waited till 2015 (God willing) before buying a Ps4, because that again, obviously, the true year for gaming. K bye.
ps4 is getting better with more indies which I think suck to old school for me
Any game that is considered an Indie is never a reason to buy a $400 thing, because as I hope everyone knows Indies are so short and become boring way to quick.
@Darkangel2154 Valve is an independent studio, would no valve game be worth buying a console for? Wipeout HD is made by a small team that is not independent but is worth the cost of a PS3 considering that the game is still my favorite to play... People who love ResoGun can play that game for years to come for example.
@swedishfriend Idk it takes a good game no matter what kind it is to make me want to spend anything over $60 to be able to play. But your opinion is valid and have fun playing Wipeout :) good game but not a system buyer.
@Darkangel2154 I get what you're trying to say but... (Zloth looks over at Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous) I don't think "indie" is really the term to use. How about "low budget"?
... i think it would make more sense to tell why NOT TO BUY A PS4, 3 Indie Games and one exclusive ... thats a joke or isn't it?
the first time the PS4 will have some must have games is far away.
But there are enough people who just buy the console for games like, Cod, BF, AC, Fifa, now Watch Dogs and many other multiplatform titles that are popular, and why not let them have fun with it.
I simply prefer a good gaming PC, thanks to console business, the Pc doesn't need to be upgraded every 2 years.
Ps4 and Xone are not strong anyway. 4-5 year old PCs with new GPUs could live another 5-6 years.
Thats 3x times higher life rate for a PC compared to those i used 10-15 years ago.
I only own a WiiU yet, its the only system where to find enough great exclusives for houndreds of hours of gaming.
I want to see if Project Beast really goes exclusive, that could be a good reason to buy the PS4, but i also would like to see a real nextgen God of War and not the boring stuff we saw in Ascension, FF XV as exclusive (like it was announced for PS3 for about 5-6 years) would also give me another look at the console., What about Last Guardian will it ever come out?.
PS4 now have a much bigger potential then PS3 to get better exclusive support, while the PS3 even had the better exclusives compared to X360. In a few mounths PS4 will sold 2x more then Xone.
Each big exclusive release would add another few Million Buyers.
There will be upgraded Ps4s when the bigger games come out.
I hope Sony will have a great E3 with a lot of games to show, cause i nearly see nothing coming in the next 2 years that might get my interest.
SS was okay, it just didn't grab me like others. WD is much better IMHO.
Don't get the point of showing a new console's potential by indies.
@elbauto Valve is an independent studio. Perhaps you mean smaller games? Lower budget games?
@elbauto It's easier for independent developers to work with?
Indies, Indies everywhere...
@elbauto Sony now has got game people in charge in almost every position of power. I am expecting great things for the future for them.
Games my PS3 could easily run are not a reason to buy a PS4. They look fun and are on my list to get later, but are not a reason to jump now rather than wait for the inevitable revamped console, bigger hard drive and games that actually feel next gen.