One of the writers at Middle of Nowhere Gaming took a look at how Sony put the power of choice in gamer's hand in two unique ways for the month of August.
I really dig what Sony is doing with letting gamers vote for what games they get for free. I hope this is a continued trend and I hope others use a similar approach.
Press Play are allowing gamers to vote for what game they make next and allowing them to even participate in the development and get into skype meetings with the devs. It's a bit similar. It's cool to see devs interacting with the community in this way.
...and Scalebound is letting gamers choose the soundtrack...and all the games in Preview are letting gamers be part of the development process at a discount or wait till the final product and pay more....
I would really have liked Armello instead of Grow Home, but it seems its leaning in favor of Grow Home at the moment. Either way, kudos to Sony for doing it this way.
Looked at all the videos and really wasn't digging armello. Not really for me but it's a shame that if it's not free you considering you're excited for it! At least it'll be on sale if it's not free!
I'm shocked and very distraught over Zombie Vikings being behind, it's clearly the biggest and most legit game. It's the only game w/real time combat Huge bosses 10hr singleplayer campaign w/up to 4player co op Online and local co op Competitive multiplayer Loot and 40 different swords, upgrades, supers Cutscenes, high production value, humor. It's like a mix between Castle Crashers & Dragons Crown but more next-gen looking and bigger. I'm happy w/the Vote process even if it doesn't win. Zombie Vikings is getting a physical retail version anyway, i'll buy that or i'll buy it on sale on Psn.
Now im waiting for the tomorrow children and persona 5
this is the most biased piece of shitz article ive seen so far here.
Can't wait for this game
No idea why the $8 Grow Home is winning. I was hoping for Zombie Vikings.
...isn't this kinda stretching the whole "player choice" thing a bit? I get the vote for free game of them month, that's awesome and that makes sense about player choice....but Until Dawn is a game...nearly EVERY game is about giving gamers choices, esp adventure games like this... Not trash talking the game at all or saying it's bad or anything, it just seems disingenuous to use a game to promote Sony giving gamers "choices"....unless like the choice was whether to pay for the game or get it for free or something. This would be like saying that MS is giving gamers choices by allowing them to buy games during preview...in a technical sense it's true, but that's a PR stretch at it's finest.
Sony is giving players choice, u even acknowledge that it's awesome to get to Vote on 1 of the free games. So how do u dismiss this article as nonsense when u clearly agree w/1/2 of it? Have u seen extensive gameplay demos w/ppl explaining the intricacy of Until Dawn? Have u played the demo at a show? Do u realize how dynamic and groundbreaking Until Dawn is when it comes to player choice and butterfly effect? It's unprecedented. One could also argue Sony is giving players more choice by offering 6 free games per month instead of 4. Cross-buy/cross-play gives u more choices as does remote play, choices like where to play or what system to play on. The multitude of exclusives and the incredible variety of games also gives choice. So while u claim this article is bs it could've gone much deeper.
But not nearly every game revolves around the choices you make. Not even many. Even games like Mass Effect don't hinge as heavily on your choices as does Until Dawn. Why are you so intent on downplaying everything Sony?
I'd be bitter too if I was only getting more Halo, Forza and Gears.
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