Part III? Why, OF COURSE! As I mentioned in my previous entry, the PS4 left us with much to talk about. So now, on to the fun stuff: videogame releases for the PlayStation 4.
Killzone: Shadow Fall
At one point during the PS4’s announcement, co-founder of Gorilla Games, Herman Hurst, takes the stage and transports us to the universe of Killzone: Shadow Fall. In this first person shooter a war between factions has begun in an intergalactic setting. Opening scene: you’re in a spaceship flying over a beautiful architecture of alluring plazas and elegant buildings. Once you arrive to your destination and being treated like an (almost) V.I.P. … BOOM! Alarms go off; the ground begins to shake; and before you can even make sense of what the heck is happening, an explosion knocks you unconscious and all you see while blacking out is a wall of fire coming your way. Pretty fucking scary… You finally get out of your mini-coma state only to see this asshole trying to make a bullet a permanent part of your face.
In matter of minutes into the game you’re stabbing the same motherfucker in the neck; find yourself in the middle of a shooting fest; and finish up grasping for dear life from a motherfucking rope attached to a flying space craft while some douche is trying to shoot you. Two words: FUCKING AWESOME! Yes, you got your pistols, rifles, scopes, and grenades – the usual. But KSF appears to have gone above and beyond to make its gameplay far more interactive than normal FPSs which I believe will be its highlight (still impressed by the rope scene. Ah, love it!).
From the warzone to the streets! Sony has waited 10 long years to finally develop one of the most gorgeously crafted driving games I have seen, I am willing to bet, ever – all thanks to PS4 technology. The result? DriveClub was born. The game gave me a Need For Speed vibe, but the graphics… Oh, my GOD! I don’t know if the trailer showed cut scenes or actual gameplay graphics (which I pray to whatever divine entity out there is the latter), but damn they were stellar. The graphics looked INSANELY real – to the point that I believe if you lick the screen I bet you’ll be able to taste the fucking leather on those seats. Backpacking out of my obvious love with these graphics, there was a cut scene during the announcement of a game titled Deep Down and it was almost like watching a movie in HD – I almost died.
But wait! There’s more!
How about we visit the supernatural for a brief moment? Between a guy spewing fireballs and fabricating swirling infernos out of thin air in a heavily guarded city, The Sucker Punch’s game Infamous – Second Son makes its presence known. Not much of a storyline could be taken out of the trailer for this game; however, I believe it’s a wonderful addition to the PS4 releases.
I have to admit Sony has targeted a vast range of gaming styles. Take the games The Witness which is basically a puzzle solving game. Not excited over it, certainly not needed to take so much screen time during the PlayStation 4’s announcement, but I can’t judge. Just because it’s not my cup of tea to sit down in front of the PS4 to connect dots on a screen, doesn’t mean other Gamers out there don’t enjoy it. Other games announced included Diablo III (a roleplaying game centered on investigating a celestial mystery) and Destiny (a captivating FPS which has been predicted to be the next mind-blowing game for the Ps4) which certainly will not disappoint.
Now on to my favorite: Watch Dogs. By the middle of the trailer for this game I wanted to fast forward to the day I will be able to purchase such beauty. And the fact that it takes place in Chicago? MY current city?! It’s a must have. The demo demonstration during the announcement got me intrigued from start to finish. Watching the main character walk around streets I visit on the regular tapping into people’s personal devices and gain access to whatever private data without no one noticing gave it SUCH an exciting/scary atmosphere. And I loved every single second. All of the sudden you’re chasing and putting a random street thug out of his misery only to have the Chicago Police Department on your ass! But don’t fret. You end up jumping on one of the CTA’s (Chicago Transit Authority) trains and escape… It had me at edge of my SEAT!
PlaySation 4 has proven itself to be a phenomenally POWERFUL system. With software engines working only to enhance graphics; the push for enrichment of social connection; and array of features to please almost everyone in the fucking world, I believe other consoles have quite some homework to do if they don’t want to be left in the shadows. Yes, we have to wait until “Holiday 2013” to get out hands on such machine. And if the PS4 lives up to the high expectations, I could not care less if it’s released it December 31, 2013.
Well, that’s what I got for you regarding the PlayStation 4. Any questions, things you believe I should review, etc., don’t hesitate to contact me. Hope you’ve enjoyed the informative read!
See you around!
(P.S. Below are the trailers for each of the games I mentioned in this post.)