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Submitted by barefootgamer 775d ago | opinion piece

Who needs triple-A? These 10 next-gen indie games look amazing

With the next generation of consoles almost upon us, GamesBeat lists 10 independent games coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worth keeping an eye on. (Below, Contrast, Cosmic Star Heroine, Mercenary Kings, Nuclear Throne, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Ray's The Dead, Transistor, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

kenthegreat1  +   775d ago
Cosmic Star Heroine is gonna be so good.
triforce79  +   774d ago
There are wiiu indie titles way better what a fanboy article ????? these games were shite..
kalkano  +   775d ago
Interested in none of those. Of course, the AAA side isn't exactly wowing me, either.
barefootgamer  +   775d ago
Really? None of them? I can't wait to play Contrast.
Sadie2100  +   775d ago
Contrast is the one I keep hearing about as well. Excited for that one.
PoSTedUP  +   775d ago
i need tripleA as well as octodad, oddworld, the wittness, transistor, contrast and dont forget outlast! i cant have exremely high standards for games, i would be playing only the must have spectacular ones and that would be very few imo. sorry No Can Do.
FamilyGuy  +   775d ago
Wow, of these 10 only 1 (Below) is not scheduled for release on the PS4 an I really want that one lol. It looks cool and I really like the concept.
UnHoly_One  +   775d ago
Yeah I couldn't possibly care about any of those games.

Octodad looks like it could rival some Wii shovelware for the crown of "worst game ever".
DigitalRaptor  +   775d ago
I wonder why the Xbox fantroll who's console of choice isn't getting any indie games until some time in 2014 is hating on a lineup of games, most of which are on PS4, but not Xbox... I mean seriously, you're more excited for the rinse repeat action games of XB1 than any of these original, creative and fun-looking games?

The original freeware version of Octodad was well received because luckily there are actually open-minded people in this world: http://octodad-game.en.soft...
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UnHoly_One  +   774d ago
I'm very sorry you can't just acknowledge that my opinion is different than yours, instead of assuming it is because I'm an Xbot.

I just quite honestly DO NOT LIKE indie games most of the time.

Some of them are fun for like 20 minutes then I never care to play them again.

I prefer AAA games, call me what you will, I just do.
barefootgamer  +   775d ago
Familyguy, Below is supposedly a timed exclusive, so you still have a shot of seeing it on the PS4. :)
RobbyGrob  +   774d ago
Then what the hell are you doing here anyway?
kalkano  +   774d ago
Seeing if anything looks good...nothing does.
jounceman  +   775d ago
Some solid ones and not so solid ones in there. The retro esque titles don't pique my interest. Oddworld, Transistor, Ray's the Dead and The Witness get my vote.
PoSTedUP  +   775d ago
yeah very few retro style indie games get my vote, but there are few. lone survivor, dragon fantasy bookII, man if they remade toejamnearl funkotron game that would be the dopest imo
barefootgamer  +   775d ago
I'm currently replaying Lone Survivor on Vita. It's a great little game.
JeffGrubb  +   775d ago
Dadliest ... I get it.
Raistlinhawke  +   775d ago
Always been a big fan of Octodad, can't wait for Dadliest Catch!
Whitey2k  +   775d ago
Im suprised rime aint on the indie list!! A clone of ico
It isn't a clone of Ico. It is obviously inspired by Ico but it is only paying homage to an exceedingly brilliant game. Calling it a clone is an insult to the developers making Rime. Rime looks like a beautiful and artistic gaming experience that I can't wait to play.
italkgame  +   775d ago
Lol the both of you know very little aboutvRime as only a teaser trailer was shown.
Picnic  +   774d ago
Every Sony generation will probably get its Ico. For me it was Papo and Yo. The Unfinished Swan was good too.
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Mystogan  +   775d ago
None of these look even remotely interesting. But then again I don't even like most indie games. Except minecraft.
DigitalRaptor  +   775d ago
Have you played most indie games? That's one hell of a statement to make.
Mystogan  +   774d ago
I played plenty...Most of them suck. Indie games are overrated.
_QQ_  +   775d ago
Child of light is going to be the best non AAA game coming out.
Relientk77  +   775d ago
Oddworld, cant wait

and how is Rime not on the list

those 2 indie games I want
maniacmayhem  +   775d ago
Below looks fantastic, and I love that Oddworld is coming back. Will definitely try and get that.
Convas  +   775d ago
Dungeon of the Endless
Road Not Taken
Hyper Light Drifter
Project Phoenix
Mighty No. 9
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Those are all indies you should look out for if you aren't looking out for them already.
patsrule316  +   775d ago
The Witness is as important to me as any of the AAA games, but I also want Octodad, Galak-Z, Rime, Outlast, Dying Light, and Everyone has gone to the Rapture are all indie games I want as well.
Lykon  +   775d ago
Yeah ! me too... I want it . I want The Witness and I want it bad. If you like it I do too.
Ocean  +   775d ago
Adding Secret Ponchos by indie devs Switchblade Monkeys to the list
Seafort  +   775d ago
I'd rather pay for indie games than the overpriced so-called AAA games.

Outlast is a pretty good horror game but doesn't follow through with the scares so can get a bit tame.

I shall be preordering Contrast before it's release as it's 25% off on steam now for the Collectors Edition.

The others are on my to-buy list as well especially oddworld, transistor and Ray's the dead.

Another game to look out for is Daylight :)
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Grave  +   775d ago
AAA?!? hahaha! Sorry, but I don't play anything less than "AAAA++"
Grave  +   775d ago
Sorry, I guess I should have added "/sarcasm", but maybe there are too many quadruple-A-double-plus games in the market?
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SilentNegotiator  +   774d ago
It just wasn't particularly funny, is the real problem.
evilhasitsway  +   775d ago
indie is the future and sony knows this triple a titles most of them have been series that should have died off like 4yrs ago. they are getting boring better graphics but the stories are getting worse as they go on. indies are also more willing to try stuff that are risky that triple a devolpers wont try.
Gozer  +   775d ago
So you are spending $400 to play indie games?
DigitalRaptor  +   775d ago
Looks like I was right to post what i posted below. The usual suspects actually believing that people are buying a PS4 for the indies alone.

Indies are a part of the overall package, and it's a fact that the majority of indie games produced are more unique and creative than most AAA retail games, due to the very nature of the constraints AAA publishers have created. People are anticipating PS4 for the unrivalled DIVERSITY and VALUE it offers for games and its services.

And it's not like PS4 doesn't have a ton of AAA games, but it's only people like you acting like it doesn't or it won't continue to. PS4: the only console to fully embrace AAA games, free-to-play games, MMOs and indie games.
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Gozer  +   775d ago
I happen to think the only reason you sony boys are defending indies is because the ps4s launch window line up is so poor. You haven't got anything on the ps4 that would be considered a AAA blockbuster. And that includes the generic Killzone SF.

Where were you guys when MS was supporting indies with the 360? You were downplaying indies like they didn't matter.

I am not going to sit here and kiss indies ass when most indie games are complete garbage. If you sony boys want indies, all I can say is you can have 95% of them. Lets not pretend a game built in someones basement is going to be better than a AAA blockbuster mmmmkay.
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DigitalRaptor  +   775d ago
Your trolling is outrageously funny, desperate and baseless.

"I happen to think the only reason you sony boys are defending indies is because the ps4s launch window line up is so poor."

I wonder what was going on this generation with Sony fans praising games like game of the year winners Journey and The Walking Dead, or The Unfinished Swan, or Braid, or Limbo, or Spelunky, or Flower, or Hotline Miami, or Thomas Was Alone, or Guacamelee, or Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, or Papo & Yo, or Retro City Rampage, or Lone Survivor, or Velocity or Sound Shapes or Machinarium.

So that pretty much destroys your ill-founded theory that this is something that is a recent development or anything to do with a weak "PS4 lineup", when Sony gamers have been playing and enjoying indie games on PS3 for an entire generation.

"You haven't got anything on the ps4 that would be considered a AAA blockbuster. And that includes the generic Killzone SF. "

Killzone: Shadow Fall isn't a AAA blockbuster? Screw it, I'm wasting my time with a retard here. But I'll continue. Generic, eh? How is it more generic than Battlefield 4 or Call of Duty Ghosts? How is it any more generic than a racing game that is the same racing game as before (Forza), and a clunky, generic hack-and-slash with an identity crisis (Ryse) or a visually bland rinse-repeat zombie game that we've seen a thousand times over (Dead Rising)?

"Where were you guys when MS was supporting indies with the 360? You were downplaying indies like they didn't matter."

Playing games that were actually on PS3. Games like Blast Factor, Lemmings, Dead Nation, Worms, Echochrome, Pain, Super Stardust HD, Outland, Rochard, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD, Closure, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse, Shank, PixelJunk Racers, PixelJunk Monsters, PixelJunk Shooter, Malicious, Rainbow Moon, Noby Noby Boy, Burn Zombie Burn, Soldner-X, On The Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness, The Last Guy, flOw, Flower, Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, Fat Princess, Critter Crunch, Joe Danger.

I could go on and on with other games that I have on my download list. And playing indie games I thought looked interesting on my computer like Bastion and Super Meat Boy and more. Is that such a difficult concept to grasp?? Or is it just not possible that certain gamers are more open-minded and have broader tastes than classless fantards like yourself?

"I am not going to sit here and kiss indies ass when most indie games are complete garbage."

You've played most indie games, I take it? Because you must realise that most indie games are wildly different from each other.

"Lets not pretend a game built in someones basement is going to be better than a AAA blockbuster mmmmkay."

A game's budget doesn't equal its quality, only its potential to have better production value. And it's amusing to me that most games mentioned by us "Sony boys" are games made by teams of people in development environments, not guys in their "basement".
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SoulSercher620  +   775d ago
Wow you're desperate to justify your trolling.
reko  +   775d ago

so are you spending $500 to watch movies?
DigitalRaptor  +   775d ago
I'm gonna post this pre-emptively before a certain lot get in here and proclaim indies as irrelevant and crap. Even though we all know they are more unique and creative than most AAA retail games.

So many great games of all kinds to look forward to. Games like Rime, The Witness, Transistor, Volume, Daylight, Oddworld, SOMA, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Pavilion, Outlast, Helldivers, Secret Ponchos, and Mighty No. 9 (spiritual successor to Mega Man) are very important to the PS4's lineup as well as the AAA stuff.
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dillhole  +   775d ago
Saying you don't like indie games is like saying you don't like music that isn't on a major label or you don't like films unless they are expensive Hollywood blockbusters. What the hell do you think Minecraft, one of the most popular games in the world is? a goddamn indie game. And Braid stands as one of my favourite games of this generation - such originality.
Lykon  +   775d ago
The witness looks good . they say it's like myst ..i loved myst . how lovely !
LouisGarcia  +   775d ago
Very cool. Can't wait to try these out!
spacepope  +   775d ago
Most of these have my attention. Transistor especially looks pretty damned cool. Love the art direction.
Hicken  +   775d ago
Funny how, suddenly, indies count for nothing these days.
HighResHero  +   775d ago
It seems like a lot of people don't know that indies can have big budgets and be made by superb teams as well.
It might have something to do with the stigma/feelings that have become associated with the term "indie".
I think independent devs should probably look to clear some of that up.
Sony and other companies support might help.
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maniacmayhem  +   774d ago
Funny how YOU all of a sudden care.
Hicken  +   774d ago
When did I not?
maniacmayhem  +   774d ago
"When did I not?"

When Sony didn't make a big push for them for PS4.
Hicken  +   774d ago
Sure, sure.

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