Erik Kain: "Something is missing from the current generation of video game consoles: essential video games that nobody ought live without."
What the heck do you call InFamous and Titanfall? -.-
Maybe read the article?
inFamous is definitely a must-have. It is a great start for the new generation. (Titanfall, however, is a PC and 360 game, too.)
Infamous is alright. Some pretty awesome graphical effects, some decently fun gameplay. But I find it less fun that Infamous 1 and 2, and it is insanely short, even doing all the "side missions". Honestly, the side missions in that game are horrendous. Definitely not worth the $70 it costs here in Canada (at least not to me). I bought it with my PS4, but my friend bought it digitally and shared it with me, so glad I got that $70 back and put it towards Watchdogs. I beat Infamous twice and I'll probably never touch it again (even the good and evil choices kind of suck, and the powers are barely different based off good or evil). Titanfall is pretty good if you're into FPS, and a nice change of pace from CoD or Battlefield. That said, it's too expensive by about $20. I just bought it on PC and use my PS3 controller to play is (not sure why, I find it's mouse and keyboard controls strange. I've played other FPS on the PC too, it's just this game)
I read the article. But Infamous and Titanfall ARE the must have games right now. It doesn't really matter that they may or may not be excellent games. It's simply by virtue of the fact that there are no better games out right now. They are the best of what we have right now! When Watchdogs released, it will probably become THE must have game. When Destiny releases it will probably then become the must have game. They will simply be the best of what's currently available. But when games like TLOU and The Order release, it will all change...
Correct. Ultimately exclusives are going to decide this race in the long run and The Order is just the beginning. Xbox One also has exclusives on the way, so it's going to be a very interesting race. :)
You don't understand... bless. The article is saying there are no 'must-have' games... it's not an article about 'what's the best of a bad bunch', games. To expand: The PS4 has no 'system-sellers'; no must-have experiences or timeless gaming classics. The PS4 is a system that currently sells on the play of engineered hype and the promise of third party mediocrity and hollow experiences that only look 'nice', like Knack and Killzone. It sells purely on cleaver marketing and reliance on the rudimentary psychologic weakpoints of the average consumer mind prone to impulse buys with the marketed notion of a bolstered lifestyle and leveraged place on society's totem pole. I'm not quite sure what the Xone is selling on yet *.<
@BoneBone They're both selling better than the Wii U, which says alot about the Wii U. Which you could argue has more 'must have games', or does it? The fact is, gamers 'invest' in their console of choice. It's a long term investment spanning the course of the generation. SO it's not just about what games are out now, but what games are also in the pipeline.
I think that's mostly because of Wii U's poor marketing. Most people don't even know the Wii U is a new console or don't see a must-have game for it. That's supposed to change with MK8. I guess we'll see where that goes.
@Bonebone The PS4 and X1 will be relevant for another 10 years or more. The Crappy Wii U will be dead and gone in less then 2 years from now. Have fun playing the 5 games worth playing in it's entire library. Plus you probably payed $350 for a soon to be Wii Brick. Congrats on your really intelligent choice of consoles!
The difference between the Wii U and the other two, though, which you have either missed or conveniently forgotten about, is that its advertisement levels suck in comparison. If Nintendo had gotten their acts right from the start and given the system proper hype, then it would currently be out-pacing both of the others by a land-slide, because unlike the other two, it does have must-have games. Gamers are slowly starting to realize that, and the sales have started becoming more consistent and slowly raising themselves over time, despite the lack of hype-building advertisement. I think Nintendo could reach a lot more people if they'd pay for a prime-time TV spot for every major Direct they host, instead of keeping that just on the internet.
@BoneBone Sounds like you're just salty that your system of choice is doing poorly. The PS4 does have excellent games, and the Xbone has games that appeals to its audience as well. Knack isn't a great game, but it's far from a bad hollow game that relies on its looks. Unambitious, sure. But it is a fun title that kids enjoy playing and it offers more mature gamers a throwback to the early days of skilled platforming/ gameplay. Honestly would like a sequel as I think it has potential. Killzone imo is excellent. It's the best FPS on the system at the moment. It has the best campaign and MP out of the other shooters currently out and I've sunk more hours into it than Killzone 2, and I bloody love that game. Post-launch for the game has been amazing. If FPS gamers want a change from the familiarity/ brokeness of BF and the casual nature of COD, they should definitely give it a try. Second Son is just insanely fun and I can just run about the city ignoring missions and causing all kinds of mayhem. That doesn't even include the indie games and f2ps on the system. I am spoilt for choice for the first time in a console's launch window. Even on the Xbone, though those games don't really appeal to me, xbone owners have their own reasons for enjoying the games on the platform. As far as launch line ups go and what else is coming out for these 2 systems in the first year alone in terms of first and third party games is just nothing short of insane compared to previous generations.
@BoneBone "No must-have experiences or timeless gaming classics." The consoles have barely been out 5 months...I really don't know what everyone was expecting
"It doesn't really matter that they may or may not be excellent games. It's simply by virtue of the fact that there are no better games out right now. They are the best of what we have right now!" What you described there aren't "must have" games. Those are "I already have the console and these are the best games for now so I might as well buy one" games. I just saw my very first PS4 on a shelf a few days ago and I didn't buy it because I still have several PS3 games to finish. If Planetside 2 was in an open PS4 beta right now I'd have bought that PS4 without question. That, for me, is a must have game.
The argument is while they are good games, they aren't must have system sellers. There's not much releasing for anything until late may, the next month or so is gonna be dull. Thankfully I still got MH3U That game has kept me goin for a solid year at this point.
you guys are crazy im playing ps4 more than i did the ps3 at launch, sold both of my gtx 680 gpus to get more ps4 games. cousin is the same way but with his x1. ease of use+prettier games+dualshock 4 makes playing games a whole lot more fun, im having more fun with gaming right now more than i have had in years. favorite games so far on ps4 killzone ass creed 4 need for speed rivals infamous resogun dead nation knack strider steam world dig ff14 beta
I have both and neither are really system sellers!
I agree, though they do justify a next gen upgrade for hardcore gamers. I picked up a PS4 with infamous, tomb raider and battlefield 4 and have had more fun with tomb raider and BF4 so go figure.
Titanfall can be played on the PC though. Not really a system seller when you can get it elsewhere.
not everyone has a gaming pc, and a lot would just rather play it on xbox. tons of people bought the titanfall bundle so that kind of kills your point
@daniel2115 You don't need a high end gaming PC, it's a source engine game with Call of Duty graphics. Mid-range PCs will still perform largely better than Xbox 360 and maybe even Xbox One.
many people just prefer to play games on consoles on PC you cant use a controller for online FPS games otherwise M&K players will destroy you. Also, you dont just buy an xbox one for titanfall. there are other exclusives to look forward to. same goes for the ps4 and wii U
@killzone Titanfall actually plays better on PC with a 360 controller. That's the beauty of PC gaming. Customization.
@daniel2115 The whole point of a system seller is to target everyone to buy your console whether they are going from pc to consoles or from Xbox 360/ps3 to Xbox One. On the other hand here is a link to a pc build which plays games better then the Xbox One and PS4 which costs $530. Dont go saying people cant afford it because if they can afford an Xbox One they can afford this pc. http://www.geforce.com/what... The testing was done with battlefield 4 and titanfall. http://www.dsogaming.com/ne...
An uninspired third entry in a series that had two other better games[suffers from sequel-itis, this one does. Which is a shame since the other two were great], and a futuristic Call-of-Duty rough-shod with parkour and battle mechs. If the mechs had been given the same parkour capabilities as the humans, alongside a city-scape big enough to accommodate the ability, and had been toughened up a bit, it might have been more entertaining to use them, but as it is, hopping in one just kills whatever agility you had to make the shooting more interesting...
To me infamous second son and KILLZONE shadow fall were must haves that are not on PS3... Later this The Order comes to PS4 and that's also a must have... Watchdogs and destiny maybe cross gen but will be far better on PS4/XB1 then on PS3/360. As will evil within, evolve, dying light. There are plenty of reasons to go next gen. But if u want to wait it out I'm sure next holiday will be a big year for XB1 and PS4... I know people that only recently picked up a PS3, or 360 cause they wait for much cheaper consoles, and pick up a backlog of great games for next to nothing. I just think back to when 360 came out and I went to about 4 stores a week for a month to get one, and the same thing happened when I went to pick up PS3. So this generation I preordered and picked up my PS4 day one, and been happily gaming on it ever since then.
infamous and kz are not must haves lol and the rest aren't even released yet so idk how they'd be considered must haves...
I agree, no must have games yet. Watch_Dogs, Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny, Star Wars: Battlefront 3, Evolve and H-Hour: World's Elite will be the first batch of real must have games.
Still no must have journalists or articles this gen, in fact they are getting worse by the day. Everyday they find a new doom article for something or another. I don't know about you guys but as a gamer and a ps4 owner knack, Killzone, warframe, resogun, dead nation and infamous were must buy games. My friend who owns an x1 had to buy Ryse, max curse of the brotherhood, dead rising 3 and titanfall. Must have gamesdon't need to be critically acclaimed or AAA budget. A must have game is subjective to the individual and most certainly not journalists who have shown more often than not that they lack consistency in their reviews, they lack principles, they create hype only to let themselves down and they talk out of their backsides just as much of not more than silly fanboys. What's lacking this gen is good journalism and quality must have content from them, not developers.
Opinion. I have a PS4 and I completely agree with the article. The only genuinely good PS4 (exclusive) game is Resogun. I can't speak for the Xbox 3, but its going to be a while yet before it accumulates some good games, especially with the increased production costs. It took the PS3 two to three years, and I imagine it will take the PS4 just as long. Fortunately, the lack of a big gap between platforms should mean they both get their games within comparable time frame a. The Xbox 2's headstart last generation really skewed library comparisons.
As for the title of this article, so true so true . The same cant be said about wiiU though. wiiU kikin assss with higher quality bang for your buck.
im getting pissed I may just leave the site for the rest of the day what do you call titanfall plants v zombies forza infamous all these games are superb in my honest opinion...and must haves for their respective console...not to mention the tons of other games that are out there right now...smh
I would also include Resogun. That game is addicting as hell.
Resogun is awesome, actually I think the best next gen consoles have at the moment. But it's still 'just' an indie game. Nothing that will sell consoles but still it sells well as a game for those that have the console (even if it wouldn't have been on PS+)
I just wish Resogun was bigger... Those tiny circular levels just feel too small for a nextgen game.
I want resogun in 3d. Now. in fact, i want more next gen games in 3d.
I don't know about PS4, as I have never used one, Titan FALLS, PvZ and Ryse have all been must haves form me so far. About to add Kinect Sports to that list (hesitated at the $60 price tag).
While they are big exclusives they aren't really those, huge AAA titles that will sell millions of consoles. Maybe the next uncharted or halo could be the one for both consoles but only time will tell.
I'm pretty sure Titanfall counts as a system seller. The Xbox fanbase eat it up.
I completely agree with this article. There isn't any must have games on ps4/x1. I'm afraid to say, Nintendo had the right idea when it come to game development. game like metroid/zelda/etc. has not come around in long time. Now don't get me wrong, I don't expect sony/ms to make their clone version of those games.It just that every games that Ive played so far just doesn't keep me appealed for no more than a couple of hours. SS is an awesome game but it doesn't have much replay value. I beat SS in 3 days which caught me by surprised. A massive world as big as SS should've had more stuff to do. It was kind of repetitive in my opinion. It seem as though sucker used a bunch of fillers in SS.
Instead of talking about the gakes already available, and given the fact that a must have game is completely objective maybe, just maybe, both systems just released like 5 months ago. Wow, what a revelation, right? I swear, these type of articles irritate me. Games just don't pop out overnight. And I'm sure that the article writer knows this. All games are repetitive by the way.
Get used to it when you're not able to live up to the hype this happens
I meant to say that must have games is a totally subjective matter.
Infamous: Second Son is an amazing game and a must-have, if you disagree, you are a fanboy.
If you'd call someone a fanboy over disagreeing with an opinion, then you're a hypocrite.
it's people like you who just push the Disagree button for fun.
No, Meltic, I push it because I have a reason to. If you don't like my reasons, that's fine, but do try to keep your false accusations and slanderous portrayals of my character, which you're not even privy to, to yourself.
@wonderful, or just a fanboy themselves
It's like you didn't put any thought into that sentence.
infamous,killzone and ac4 on ps4 ?. Those are good and beautifuly titles.
I didn't buy killzone. I have infamous Second Son, but I play mostly NBA 2014 on my PS4 right now. And Assassins Creed 4 plays better on WiiU with the Gamepad functions. Not really must have games.
Not for you if you like NBA and sports games but i hate sports games like fifa and NBA and NHL. But i love action, adventure, and fighting games.
They won't most likely until this time next year, that's when it may really be worth it. Although this does not mean we can't or won't enjoy them, or that its a complete waste of money for others to buy now.
Exactly. all the games are fun right now. they will all keep me happy until the REAL must haves arrive.
I cant wait till im finished building my PC, titan fall and the GTA collection is going to keep me busy for awhile.
Can't believe the amount of comments that are so arrogant in here..."no system sellers out yet" and whatnot. It solely comes down to taste. Huge fans of the inFamous might be enough to be a "system seller" for some, while Titanfall will be for the Xbox One. "Must have" is completely subjective. Bring on the disagrees.
While I perfectly understand your argument, I need to point out that the most accepted definition of "system seller" is: those games that, when released, tend to sell gazillions of copies, along with gazillions of consoles. Like Halo for Xbox , Gran Turismo for Playstation, or Mario Kart for Nintendo. Under that criteria, "system seller for some" just doesn't make sense, and I think that's the context we are talking about here: games that are must-have for the masses, not "some people". :P
Honestly I think PC is the best platform to play on right now. I think in time PS4 and Xbox One will both be great systems but their both mediocre right now. Other than PC I think the PS3 and 360 still have a lot of fight left.
Although you're right Itachi. . the sharingan isn't required to see that. ;)
Glad I have a Wii U, it's all about the games for me, can't wait till e3 to see what else is in store for Nintendo.
The console market as we know it is probably gone for good. New next gen machines in form of diguised pc's ala dell alienware models will soon become affordable, and both sony and microsoft will have a hard time competing with the overwhelming number of superior pc releases. The next gen will easily be won by pc hardware producers in the end, be it samsung, hp, lenovo or someone else on any current os platform. Nintendo is the classic video game industry right now, and it will survive if it can reinvent itself and keep it's franchises and peripherals alive and safe from pc platforms. Nintendo will probably be forced to make it's own os-like platform in the process.
I think that's in extremely ignorant comment considering the fact that we're only 5 months into the gen and the PS4 and XBO have 10 million units (6 mil and 4 mil respectively) out in total. Meanwhile, Nintendo being this holy grail of console gaming as you make it out to be has been out for one year and has already been over taken by the PS4. The problem is that right now, devs aren't making games solely for the PS4 and XBO yet, making people feel comfortable with staying with their PS3 or 360 without having to dish out $400 or $500. It's the exact same thing that happened with the PS3 and 360. Their sales numbers peaked in 2008. Slowly but surely, we will see publishers let go of last gen systems. And the second a major one such Ubisoft, or better yet Activision do, thhe PS4 and XBO train will be full. I don't have a PS4 yet, or an XBO. Just saying.
Not saying WiiU is a success story. Nintendo however has the most potential to stand against or along the pc dominance. Sony is most dependent on 3rd parties and Microsoft software division will support the windows os. Both PS4 and Xone are fine products which will age soon I'm afraid. None of them, including the WiiU brought any new exciting feature on a gamer's table. The strenght of Nintendo is in the legacy. They own the all-time best of.
This gen will be 6 years max, mark my words. And no, the PC isn't going to dominate because the PS4 and XBO aren't on the level of the highest end PCs. Just because they have X86 architectures, driver updates and optimisations will still happen. They're not PCs, so quit labelling them as if they are. Casuals (where most of the money comes from) have already that the majority of them could care less about power. Why do you think so many of them are still playing games on the PS3 and 360 when there are better versions on the PS4 and XBO. Hell, PC versions have been better than the PS3 and 360 for practically the entire 7th gen, but they still sold 80mil each.
Well, I think the time is changing. Consoles are becoming pcs and pcs are consoles enough in the wifi era. Microsoft may add the office package to the next xbox etc. One machine can easily do it all from one place. The living room will be conquered by the pc. It's evolution. As for the games, almost everything is on Steam and Amazon as we speak. It's cheaper too. For my two cents, it's just a metter of time. Not saying 8th gen consoles won't have a shot. They are all great, but I think their time window is limited. That's unless they invest in new types of gameplay or peripherials. Graphics alone will just not do in longer range.
Ok if you're going to talk about the living room, you have it completely backwards. The PC will not conquer the living room. What will are mobile platforms such as tablets. Those things are set to outsell PC parts by 2015. The times are changing, yes. But consoles are here to stay. Consoles will evolve with the times. That's what they've been doing for years and they will continue to do so. I don't care how many of you doom and gloom dwellers there are. The PS4 is selling like hotcakes and you guys think you can tell the future.
That's it. They are becoming pcs.
Maybe so. But I will say that the days when offline video game consoles die so will my hobby. I use internet quit a bit but I could surely live without it. That's why I don't own a gaming pc or a tablet and decided against xb1 (Even though MS 180'd that it was still enough for me to stay far away from it. I'm in a minority though so whatever). Not everybody in this world has access to good internet nor want to pay for it. If I loss my job tomorrow do you think I'd put paying the internet bill before my home, car, food? No.