A reader explains why he loves the recent God Of War game so much and how it explains why the PS4 was so successful this generation.
Witcher 3 is my game of the generation. Followed closely by Breath of the Wild and Dying Light.
I agree with your W3 sentiment. I didn't get on with BoTW though... it was too empty a world and I missed not having dungeons. Dying Light was waaaaay better than I expected it to be too.
I agree Kurt. BOTW might possibly be the most overrated game this generation.
Breath of the Wild literally was missing most things found in past mainline Zelda games Epic dungeons with their own unique themes Great boss fights with awesome designs that differed from the last Each area / hub having it's own personal style along with the people who inhabited that area Memorable side characters A nice enjoyable story Better weapons system Side missions were more fun A sense of purpose I could go on, it's a good game but it's just a weak Zelda game and I just can't believe how overrated it is, Even developers act like it's the greatest thing ever when honestly most of them this gen have created something a little meatier. It's literally an open world Zelda game the same how MGSV was an open world MGS game. Even though I'm not a huge fan of the art style and I think they could have chosen a better direction for it, I personally think Links Awakening was a better Zelda game.
My current GOTG is Horizon Zero Dawn but W3 is a 10/10 as well. BOTW is one of the most overhyped and mediocre games I have ever played. I followed that carrot on a stick holding out for something, but this is NOT a Zelda game. It's a barren open world map with some creative physics features but that is it. No Triforce, no quests, no dungeons, no key items, nothing but a bunch of iPhone physics mini games. This game is endless fetch quests just to have a enough health and stamina to fight Ganon. Oh well you do fight 4 clones of him, so I guess there is technically 5 bosses. :/
If the witchers gameplay was fun I could see it challenging for such a title. But that terrible horse mechanic by itself knocks that game down for me. The story and everything else was superb though.
Bloodborne is the game of the generation. You guys don’t know what a great game is.
Witcher 3 holds the title for me as well, but that 'could' change.
Well Last of Us 2 and Cyberpunk are two upcoming titles next year that could very well take the throne of Witcher 3 for me...
I'll take Gears 5 that game's bad as$ god of war was more like 'arcade game' to me.
Witcher 3 was amazing. over hundred hours on PC and then another hundred on X1. Just a great game.
How could you go from PC to X1? 30FPS eye bleed
@Si-Fly, Actually my Monitor back then was only an Asus 1440p gaming monitor. So when I played it on the Xbox X I think it was 4k by then.
if the enemies would have scaled in difficulty as our character got more powerful - i'd say witcher 3 would be right there with GoW4. but, they didn't and that's why i'd have that game at #3 or 4
Witcher was amazing but botw and dying light were pretty mediocre imo
For me it’s between god of war and last of us remaster. It was released this gen so technically, is a game of this generation too. Last of us, the best game of two generations
Lool no last of us was released last gen same as gta 5 both last gen games so they’re not up for this debate. Last of us 2 is being released this gen so that’s where the competition will come from.
Bloodborne > GoW > Monster Hunter World for me
Not just your game of the generation, mine too.
6 people disliked
Lol. Some people are still salty in 2019. . . expected I guess
Its also my game of the generation although i think TLOU2 might top it.
Yeah I'll wait for Death Stranding and tLoU 2 too before I settled to a GotG but for now I choose Bloodborne then GoW.
So far Bloodborne is my GotG as well. If any game manages to dethrone it I think that Death Stranding, Final Fantasy VII remake, and Elden Ring are the most likely candidates for me. Less likely but still possible candidates are TLoU 2, Ghost of Tsushima and Cyberpunk 2077.
Totally forgot about Elden ring, it fell off my radar because we know absolutely nothing about it but still its From's next main game so yeah its a contender for sure. Cyberpunk....I don't know i'm kinda burned out from huge open world rpgs but I have to give CDPR the benefit of the doubt. GoT...I feel its going to be a next gen launch title (even if it will be on ps4 too) so that puts it out of the current GotG race afaic. We'll see.
Because it's awesome and an incredible ride from start to finish alongside Bloodborne and Spiderman they are my games of that gen but I feel TLOU2 is going to fight them for that spot
Same with Spiderman huge highlight of this gen for me
100% agree. Absolutely exceptional game. Will be very hard to top.
Mine as well Still go back to it from time to time Amazing game by far
For me MGSV
Was that your first metal gear game?
No I've played them all except peace walker and loved almost all of them
Can't really decide with so many good games this gen.... I also feel that you can only have game of the generation when you play limited amount of games. I can select a top 10, but it would be hard for me to choose one of the others- Witcher 3, Hollow Knight, Persona 5, Nier: Automata, Doom, DMC5, Ori & The Blind Forest, Spiderman, Divinity Original Sin 2, Bloodborne/Nioh are excellent games in their own right and it would be hard for me to choose one over the other.
RDR2 for me. Followed by God of War.
Can’t believe the hate for RDR2. It’s EASILY my GOTG. The characters are unbelievably in depth and you feel like you’re actually in old America. Plus the secrets and Easter eggs like Nosfersru were creepy as hell. It’s a slow paced game and gamers nowadays want fast quick gratification with no thought put into them. Arthur is my favorite character EVER. I can troll NPCs all day erry day
That's not a blind hate Let me make pretty simple For me If the game had Gameplay close to Max Payne 3 and they remove chapter 5 completely ... then it would be top 3 game of the gen maybe even ever
RDR2 is an amazing game for sure.
I just picked up a used copy of this game, looking forward to trying it. Up to this point I would say Dark Souls \Bloodborne would be my games of this generation. Bloodborne is what made me buy a PS4 in the first place
Oh you lucky bastard you get to play it for the first time... yeah, you are in for a treat my friend
Santa Monica created an instant Classic when God of War 1 was released in the PS2, then decades later they evolved the franchise in the PS4 and guess what! they created again an instant classic!, Santa Monica manage to evolve the series while maintaining its high degree gameplay, visuals, music, characters, story everything!, they level up everything. The Playstation and their Playstation exclusives are in such high level that only the competition can only do is to look up and admire them. :D
RDR2 for me by far
Same. Most people hate it cuz of slow pace but the game wilt never be matched until the next rockstar game
It's the best open world game ever made IMO
Yeah agree most people forgot they were buying a western by its very nature it's a slow unravel they expected GTA v somehow. Also something like 25 million sales and not from the same hardcore gamers sitting here with nothing better to do than hating on it for stealing the limelight from gow
I'm hoping FFVIIR will be mine.
My PS game of this generation would be Horizon Zero Dawn
Its mine too. I still remember getting destroyed by the queen Valkyrie, but finally got the plat.
I absolutely love God of War, but you might want to wait until February 2020 before declaring that.
On PS3 it was GoW3, then TLoU stole the first place. Could be the same this generation. Both series are very dear to me. Can't wait for TLoU 2. <3
TLOU was great but U2 was just on another level.
Witcher 3, God of war, Red dead 2 and ofcourse TLOU 2...
Well you cant say TLOU2, its not out yet.
Lmao! The dislikes.. My bad forgot to mention "After it releases" but Reason I said TLOU2 is because I know I would love that game.. Super hyped... LOU was a masterpiece from last gen and Part 2 will be even bigger.
Hollow Knight is mine.
I see a man of culture :3
Gears 5 is mine, what do you see?
We see an xbox fanboy lol.
How when Hollow Knight is on every platform. Also further down I mentioned The Last Guardian.
Horizon Zero Dawn is my game of this gen so far. but some heavy hitters still left to play.
I've only played about a half-hour of it but I didn't like using the trigger buttons for attacks. Think im just not used to it.
Yeah, I didn't even check havnt had time to play it again. I will though if that's an option. Have it more like the other God of war games
Good choice. God of War was excellent!
The last guardian for me personally followed by gow and hzd, indie wise gone home, valiant hearts and everybody's gone to rapture. 3rd party wise metro exodus, sniper elite 4 and strange brigade. Vr wise moss, astrobot and res7. Online wise division, gts and rocket league.
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture was excellent; didn't get the recognition it deserved, I thought. What Remains of Edith Finch was another overlooked story game.
I couldn't finish the last guardian. Controls were terrible.
Never had a problem myself and I'm someone who didn't get on with SoC character movement but TLG had alot tighter controls imo plus I never understood gamers complaints that trico wouldn't do what they wanted him too. Only once did he not do what I wanted and it became frustrating but like I said only the once. The team should be proud of what they made plus excellent programming with trico in tight spaces like corridors etc was excellent.
I have tried to get into that game twice but it just doesn't work for me. Shame, as I really wanted to like it.
TLG was amazing