Play: "The PS4 and PS Plus get a lot of criticism for the prevalence of indie games on the platforms. Here's why that criticism just isn't warranted."
There is absolutely nothing wrong with indies, but when you are using them as a major selling point for your new $400 next gen console, I have an issue.
But they are using them as ONE of the major selling points.
this is more about playstation plus, not the selling points of owning a ps4. the question is why is sony holding back retail games to be offered on plus? can anyone explain why even games like knack were never offered? i play tons of indie games. some good ones are thomas was alone, shovel knight, rocket league, volume, transistor and many more. but you can buy humble packs for dirt cheap like this one, https://www.vg247.com/2015/... all those games for $15. so it makes you wonder why the $50 a year membership includes mostly indie games.
A major selling point is fine. After all, these are video game consoles, and indies ate video games. If they were THE major selling point, there'd be a problem, they're not.
Couldnt have said it better. Bubble for you.
Problem with that statement is that the word indie is a slippery slope. Was Helldivers indie? I mean where do we draw the line. I personally think that anything people enjoy should be good enough to be a selling point. I think such a mentality serves us gamers better no? Or do we just want big budget ad campaigns and glittering fluff?
Agreed. Many kept calling Everybody's Gone To The Rapture indie and even Wild....both are actually not, they are owned and being published by a major publisher. Big budget games should not be the focus to sell systems, GOOD GAMES SHOULD BE, period. The reality is...we don't know where the next big IP will come from, it came come from small teams, it can came from large, it came come from published titles or self published titles. At the end of the day, people buy consoles to play good games, good games are not exclusive to AAA or indie as I have not clue why the team or IP being owned matter to a consumer. Put it this way.....SunSet Overdrive is indie as its not owned by MS, it owned by the team that created it... Everybody's Gone To The Rapture is not indie as its owned and published by Sony. Very, very funny when you really, really look at what independent means. It has almost nothing to do with some sorta of quality or expectation etc. Star Citizen is an indie game....its not owned by a major publisher, its being self published and crowd funded... What on earth is being owned really doing for a game's appeal? Why would a company not show off a title that has amazing promise because its not owned? I mean...how many of us even KNOW who makes our games and who 100% owns what in the games we play? Does that even factor into what a game is? https://www.youtube.com/wat... and https://www.youtube.com/wat... Soooooo can you see the publishing and indie? LMFAO! That is like saying you can see the difference from a new car bought using cash vs bought using credit. I mean....if we put "Sony published" next to Hellblade, how much would that really change for gamers? So we not buying games because they fun anymore? LMFAO! A sad day in gaming when someone is buying a game based on if its owned...
Except indies aren't being used as major selling point for PS4. They are just nice extra stuff. That's all!
I know right bro, so you would have an issue with Sony or MS showing this game off on their platform right? I mean....you do know that CDPR holds the IP and self published that game right? http://www.thewitcher.com/ LMFAO! Soooooo what your saying is games like The Witcher 3 should not be used as bullet points to sell PS4's or XONEs...I mean, they are not owned bro! they are INDEPENDENT, just wrong right bro? /s Do you not hear how silly that might sound? Sooo don't use good games to sell a system based on who owns the IP and is publishing the title? AWWWW I see. How is COD and AC doing for ya every year?
Some of the best games I have played over the past nine years have been indies. Too many blow everything up games for mr, they bring a nice balance.
If No Man's Sky doesn't come to Xbox, then it could be said it will be the No Man's Console
Sony is focus on GAMES by any means necessary. Doesn't matter if its indie games, Exclusives, AAA games, Multiplatform games.Their focus on games and that's their true identity like they said in February 2013 and E3 2013. Microsoft was confused at 2013 E3. When they talked about DRM and always online that's when I stopped being interested in their vision.
This generation amuses me with its hypocrisy.People last gen complained about the lack of games. Developers claimed they lacked the bugdgets for full retail release. This generation is rolling out and we have tons of games with tons of new developers from all the world and yet people complain. Almost all these indies are new IPs,new ideas on new platforms with healthy digital markets like Steam and Xbox Live.
Nothing wrong with indies. Plenty wrong with only one decent triple a exclusive available since launch.
Are you referring to lack of games on xbox?
The problem with the PS4 isn't indies. The problem is that the PS4 has a lot of shit indies. There are a lot of megaton indies that the PS4 doesn't have like Ark: Survival Evoled, Darkest Dungeons, Bedlam and a host of other fantastic indies that are mostly on PC. Instead it's just an endless stream of 8 bit rejects and platformers that pissed core gamers off.
Ark: Survival Evolved is coming to PS4 http://blog.us.playstation....
A lot of the big PC Indies are confirmed for PS4. But many of these games aren't even released on PC yet, they are just early access.
My biggest problem is with the selection for the PS3 and Vita, moreso the Vita really. They have such a huge library of classic PS1 games available yet they don't use them when it comes to PS+. Hell they even have PS2 games that they could use for PS3. I know they've used PS classics on Plus before (I got Resident Evil Directors Cut this way) so they should really think about digging around their old games every once in a while.
"Why you're fucking retarded for thinking that it's wrong for people to have a opinion that isn't your own." That's what I'd call an article in response to this BUT then again for the sake of not giving them views I won't even bother reading it.
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