Upcoming PS4 titles were most excited about

first_imgSony’s PlayStation 4 is being released this week alongside a few interesting games, but most gamers will admit that the overall lineup is less than impressive. A huge number of gamers will pick up their pre-ordered copies of Knack, Killzone Shadow Fall, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battefield 4, and Call of Duty: Ghosts, and then go home to download Resogun, Contrast, and Sound Shapes. As many sales as these games may pick up this week, their not really what we’re excited about playing (well, aside from BF4), because the PS4’s launch titles will soon be surpassed.As with the Xbox One, the upcoming titles for the PS4 are far more impressive than the day one launch lineup and will do far more to convince gamers to purchase the system than the slim lineup that arrives this week. Gamers need to look past the launch titles and keep and eye on what’s in the pipeline, because there are some very good games on the way. [Click the gallery above for screenshots.]Upcoming PS4 games that have us excitedThe Witness: Jonathan Blow’s Braid followup, a 3D adventure puzzler set on an island.Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain: Kojima’s next MGS opus, follows the exploits of Snake (or Big Boss, depending on how you like to refer to your convoluted universe) after the events of the PSP’s Peace Walker.Dying Light: Developed by Techland of Dead Island fame, the game appears to be a parkour-inspired zombie survival game. The trailer is reminiscent of Dead Island‘s initial cinematic trailer-with-a-depressing-twist, but perhaps this time Techland can deliver on a trailer’s promise.Destiny: This is what Bungie has been up to post-Halo. Yes, it’s a sci-fi FPS with space-armored soliders, but the public event feature makes it quite interesting even if you’re sick of space-armored marines shooting things.Octodad: Dadliest Catch: Sony could not have picked a better game to show support for the indie community, as well as to flex the company’s “we know the indie scene” muscles. Dadliest Catch is a sequel, and we can expect more of the wonderful same from the first game, wherein you are an octopus disguised as a dad with a human family, attempting to complete common household tasks. It’s great.Hohokum: A relaxing exploration game that you progress through at your own pace, without instructions to tell you what to do, Richard Hogg’s Hohokum already looks like it could be the PS4’s Flower.Thief 4: Whatever feelings you had about the previous Thief and its switch to a third-person perspective, there still isn’t really a game on the market that captures true thievery and stealth gameplay like this franchise. Hopefully, Thief 4 will be able to patch up some of Thief 3’s shortcomings.Notable mentionsOddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty: The gaming industry has sorely needed a new Oddworld installment, but the best we’re getting for now is a remake of the original Abe’s Oddyssey. This, of course, is great, but doesn’t hold the same weight as a fresh, new story.Don’t Starve: The PC scene has already been playing this gather-and-craft sim for a while, so it’s not of the utmost importance on a PS4 release list. However, the game’s mechanics will work just fine with a controller, and it’s an overall great game that you can grab on the PS4 if you missed out on the PC.Cautiously intriguedKingdom Hearts 3: Just like the above, the KH franchise became severely convoluted and diminished, and KH3 was a huge drop-off in terms of fun and quality from the first one. If KH3 can get back to the quality of the first installment, then count us in.Final Fantasy 15: This game was initially announced as Final Fantasy Versus 13 seven years ago, and has been vaporware ever since until this year’s rebranding at E3. Normally a new FF would be a big deal, but after how bad the Final Fantasy 13 became, we can only be mildly intrigued.This list may not be entirely what you expected — no Assassin’s Creed 4, no Killzone: Shadow Fall, no Infamous: Second Son — but those are games we’re so familiar with at this point, that it’s hard to be excited about something when you know what exactly what you’re getting.It’s also worth mentioning that Yager — the team behind the surprisingly good Spec Ops: The Line — is working on a PS4 game. Also, after The Last of Us ending up to be the game of this generation, we can’t wait to see what Naughty Dog does next. Stay tuned! VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainThe WitnessThe WitnessDying LightDying LightDestinyDestinyOctodad: Dadliest CatchHohokumHohokumThief 4Thief 4Oddworld: New n TastyOddworld: New n TastyDon’t StarveDon’t StarveKingdom Hearts 3Kingdom Hearts IIIFinal Fantasy XVFinal Fantasy XVMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Painlast_img read more