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Whoa, There Are 100 Games Coming to PlayStation 4 in 2014

Posted by Kell Andersen

Time to take out a second mortgage

If you were thinking that, after a particularly taxing 2013, your wallet would be getting a break this year, then think again. At a recent press event in Santa Monica, Sony's vice president of marketing John Koller revealed that 2014 is going to be an action packed 12 months for the PlayStation 4. The big wig noted that a massive 100 games in total are coming to the burly black box, ranging from indie titles like The Witness, all the way up to blockbusters such as The Order: 1886. In other words, we probably don't need to worry ourselves over a potentially devastating software drought.

Not satisfied to rest on this laurel, though, the executive continued to blow our minds with another set of mind-numbing numbers. The Japanese giant has calculated that all of the PS4s around the world spend a combined 50 million hours switched on every week, with over half of that time spent exclusively on gaming. Those poor Helghast don't know what's hit 'em. What's more, we've collectively racked up over 172 million hours playing online games on our next-gen marvels. Splutter.

What do you make of this startling set of statistics? Is your wallet currently huddled in the corner and crying for dear life? Spend 172 million hours in the comments section below.

[via destructoid.com]

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banacheck

#1

banacheck said:

I already knew some info Sony released last year about PS4 games coming in 2014, granted a few games have been delayed but you'll still see them in 2014. But you also have to remember when making games on dev's kit it's not fixed hardware, this alone will have slightly put launch games out not all depending on the game. But now the PS4 is out 2014 is going to be a good year, I mean it's only been out around 3 months in the EU.

Ginkgo

#2

Ginkgo said:

100 is way more than has been announced so far. So what are all the games we don't know about yet?

SimonAdebisi

#3

SimonAdebisi said:

I spent a bunch of money at the weekend and increased my PS vita backlog x5 titles and ps3 x1. Oops. I still have about £60 of Christmas vouchers to get rid of but I'm not sure what I'm buying next, we need more confirmed release dates for PS4. As for the 100 games I imagine the vast bulk of that is PSN indie games and cross gen Titles. Just give me some delsin downtime asap.

AhabSpampurse

#4

AhabSpampurse said:

@Ginkgo what he said. I googled ps4 release schedule last night to see what else was inbound. I know about infamous and a few other vague dates for some of the big hitters, but actual release dates for games seemed a bit slim. When are these games coming out then, Mr Playstation?

Gamer83

#6

Gamer83 said:

And how many will be indie games or games I played a while ago on PS3? Keep reading that Sony has games, lets see them because right now Xbox One has a better exclusive lineup despite Sony owning some of the best development houses in the business. There is no excuse for inFamous and DriveClub to be the only AAA first party exclusives for 2014. E3 better be good.

Carl-G

#7

Carl-G said:

I am getting a bit bored of just reading about inFamous:SS & DriveClub & The Order(i want all 3 bad tho) :P SONY need to show a few more New PS4 Exclusives(Big AAA Games not more indie games please) 'NOW' really & with all the Hype the Xbox ONE will get next month with Titanfall i can see SONY's PS4 losing the USA i bet(& SONY PS USA are useless to. Just look how they messed up the PS3 sales. Yep the PS3 hard sell at 1st but the PS4 isn't so COME ON SONY USA!) :-/ Oh + a good PS4 update with MP3/DLNA etc etc ASAP PLZ :P

Sanquine

#8

Sanquine said:

100 Indies? :D Shahid telling everyone oLLI olli or TxK is the best thing happen to vita :P Sony stop the indie crap . If we talk about titles talk about exclusives.. No one gives a crap about how many indies there are in development because their are to much indies . At the beginning i bought a lot of indies but now i get fatiqued because of the simplified gameplay... AAA please

Jaz007

#9

Jaz007 said:

@Gamer83 Becaue MS had one more launch title? They have no advantage with the upcoming line up of exclusives unless you simply prefer what they have over Sony's. The Order 1886 is also coming this year, and while it hasn't been announced, there is a pretty reasonable chance Uncharted 4 will come this year too.

Gamer83

#10

Gamer83 said:

@Carl-G

North America loves Xbox so even if Sony did everything perfect here I'd still say X1 will lead. Doesn't mean Sony can't make it a battle and PS4 has had a great start but you're right, the hype and I believe sales for X1 will skyrocket in March thanks to Titanfall. If Sony wants to stay in this and not return to the days of MS crushing it here it needs to do everything it can to maintain some attention and that means rolling out some big announcements. Despite what the Sony Defense Force will say, Sony just stating 'we have games, be patient,' isn't good enough.

Sanquine

#11

Sanquine said:

@Gamer83 Scary, lately i have been agreeing with you on every point. Sony needs to show something... Same goes for vita... I mean borderlands, god of war and sly are cool but their are ports. And the so called 100 games coming are 90% indie. If i wanted indie i could buy a crappy pc and install steam and buy a s**tload of indies

SimonAdebisi

#12

SimonAdebisi said:

Its going to be a long boring summer I reckon. We might see drive club but that's about it as far as I can tell. There's a lot coming out at the end of the year though. Order, destiny, division, dying light etc etc a lot of titles have TBA dates. Hopefully watchdogs will make an entrance in early summer rather than later and that it isn't broken...

Gamer83

#13

Gamer83 said:

@Sanquine

I'm more forgiving of PS3 ports to Vita because I like having games like Sly Cooper and Borderlands and MLB to play on the go. But I agree it could use some more exclusives particularly from Western third parties. Rockstar Leeds made a couple great GTAs for PSP, Vita could use San Andreas Stories.

barney555

#14

barney555 said:

100 my backside!! List them then. I know of 5. Games you go buy are games. Not psn crap. So take 70% off that straight away. Minimum

Gamer83

#15

Gamer83 said:

@barney555

I wouldn't say the PSN games don't count, but yeah, what I want to know is how many are indie games. I'd go a little higher and say at least 75%, then you have the lazy ports like GTA V, The Last of Us and inevitably a few more. It isn't looking pretty unless you worship at the Church of Sony.

Sanquine

#16

Sanquine said:

@Gamer83 I'm not forgiving.. I count three titles and that's it! Sony is investing in their game division did you know that? Well use that money to get some games in the spotlights.. Tired of hearing indie this indie that! What would you rather play Killzone mercenary or thomas was alone?

Gamer83

#19

Gamer83 said:

@Sanquine
I'll take an AAA production over indie ones any day of the week and would do so without apologizing to the vast majority of the internet gaming community, including journalists, who think it's cool to hate on AAA's these days and act like they don't matter. That's not to say I don't think indie games matter, absolutely they do, but I didn't spend $400 on a PS4 to play Resogun and the like and though it may blow the minds of the corporate Sony slaves a lot of people who don't frequent gaming websites who make up the majority of consumers didn't buy the system for indies either. Same for Vita, I prefer AAA's but I feel like for my gaming tastes, Sony has done a good job balancing things there from the get go. The same can definitely not be said about the indie haven that is the PS4.

DaftPlayStation

#20

DaftPlayStation said:

@Sanquine I'm not saying i choose one over the other as i said i love both indie & AAA equally so I'll play both now every now and then i might enjoy a AAA game more then i would an indie and every now and then i may enjoy a indie more then i would AAA game but most of the time i enjoy playing both equally

rjejr

#21

rjejr said:

Thank you everyone for making me glad I havent bought a PS4 yet ;-)

Glad to see the Wii U isnt the only system w/ only 3 games coming out this year.

InFamous - DKCTF
Driveclub - MK8
The Order - SSB

I agree, most of those 100 games will be indies and PS3 ports, the rest will be multiplats like Skylanders, Disney, Lego, Just Dance and a couple of movie tie ins.

I do think there will be a few surprises for this year still, Sony has too many top notch companies making games for its systems. By E3 I might want a PS4 for Xmas.

rastamadeus

#22

rastamadeus said:

@Gamer83 Someone who speaks sense.

The majority of the 100 games will be indies, HD collections or PS3 ports (maybe even Vita ports like the rumoured Blackgate port). While there's nothing wrong with them at all it's all just sales nonsense to mask up that there is actually very little next gen stuff coming out this year, certainly in the first three quarters of the year. The drones will lap it but I'm still waiting for a reason to turn my PS4 on for only the third time this year.

Gamer83

#23

Gamer83 said:

@rjejr

The 'surprise' is going to be The Last of Us Game of the Year Edition which will slide into the spot that should've belonged to Uncharted 4, DriveClub will take the place of The Order. There's lots of rumors The Order will be delayed and given how unprepared for PS4 Sony's first party teams have looked, I'm sure it will be, they'll use the excuse that becuse of demand after the recent annuncement of no multiplayer that it's now being added. If the third parties don't hit their relese dates this will be worse than PS3's horrid first year. As long as the slaves keep telling Sony it's ok though, nothing will change. Nintendo just recently woke upto the fact that it needs to try some different things, I'd like Sony to wake up sooner but it won't, it listens too much to the internet community.

Sanquine

#24

Sanquine said:

@Gamer83 Has the order a release date then? Since you said it will be delayed? Multiplayer? That worked out great for god of war ascension....

rastamadeus

#25

rastamadeus said:

@Sanquine It's single player only isn't it? I do hope it isn't delayed - or has multiplayer, why do developers feel every game has to have it? - as it's the only first party Sony title I actually want! That and The Division are the only two PS4 games (so far) I'll be purchasing this year, bar PS+ stuff.

Gamer83

#26

Gamer83 said:

@rastamadeus @Sanquine

A Blackgate port? That's just ridiculous. This is more of a mess than Wii U because at least Nintendo had the excuse of never making HD games before. PS4 wouldn't need all these damn ports if Sony had planned better.

As for The Order, it has a vague '2014' release date but I've heard rumblings thatit will be delayed and I don't doubt it. In fact Deep Down's delay may be a move Sony paid Capcom for to have some other big release to replace The Order.. And the multiplayer thing is just me speculating but I wouldn't be shocked if they had the developers put out there that the game is single player only to cause a stir. Since the majority of the internet gaming community raged, Sony now has its excuse for the delay and why it's worth it.

Sanquine

#27

Sanquine said:

@rastamadeus Well, i don't know till i see some gameplay. I hope there will be more Singleplayer games. Since i came in touch with 3DS and bravely default i know the value of a good singleplayer game ( This also goes for Ys Memory of Celceta or Dangonronpa). Considering buying a Wii U since it has enough singleplayer game without a multiplayer mode i will never play .. First Ps4 though need killzone and Next gen dynasty warriors

Sanquine

#28

Sanquine said:

@Gamer83 Again did you ever heard God of war ascension getting praise for it's multiplayer? I sold less then god of war 3... I get why the order could have a multiplayer but instead i love it that all resources are going into singleplayer ..

rjejr

#29

rjejr said:

@Gamer83 - I have to say it's weird, being a Wii U owner, to read somebody say Sony should follow Nintendo's lead. Nintendo had a lot to "say" last week but it hasn't "done" anything yet.

Besides the kid oriented multiplats I mentioned before PS4 will also get MGS5 - the real game, not the 2 hour fill-in - Destiny, Madden, MLB The Show, W_D, FIFA, and probably another Batman and AC5. None of which will be coming to the Wii U. And Capcom's Deep-Down.

Really, I don't know what you people are complaining about :-) And You know Naughty Dog is working on Uncharted, And Squeenix on FFXV. What more do you people want?

DaftPlayStation

#31

DaftPlayStation said:

@rjejr Here are my E3 predictions sony will announce three new first party AAA games and they will come out this year the rest will be indies witch will also come out this year and there will be a bunch of first party and third party AAA games announced but non of them will come out this year

Gamer83

#32

Gamer83 said:

@Sanquine

I didn't hear much talk about Ascension at all, but yeah, I'm one who prefers singleplayer myself,and I hope Ready at Dawn sticks to its plans and doesn't add multi, I don't trust Sony though.

Gamer83

#34

Gamer83 said:

@rjejr

I hate the Madden and Fifa games these days, last time I saw Watch_Dogs it looked laughably bad, Destiny can't be played offline singleplayer so that's a no go, Final Fantasy sucks, Deep Down is from Capcom (need I say more?), Uncharted is not a coming out before June 2015. I just want some more AAA exclusives this year besides inFamous but based on what is known now, Sony dropped the ball.

And as a whole, I don't think I've ever seen a console generation start this bad, none of the consoles have many impressive games lined up, and I still expect MS to bring back DRM in full force.

Shaolin

#35

Shaolin said:

If 5 to 10 of those 100 games turn out to be good then I personally will be quite happy. Although, I must say that I do agree with the sentiments expressed above - why on earth aren't the actual AAA blockbuster titles being marketed instead of this "100" number?? That makes Sony sound really desperate to boast something, anything but we all know that ps4's future prospects are much brighter than this type of marketing suggests.

Gamer83

#36

Gamer83 said:

@Shaolin

Four years from now PS4 will probably have built up an impressive library, it took the PS3 three years and I think I just have to accept the fact that days of PS1 and 2 which both had built up strong libraries after a year and a half, are gone and never coming back. I thought some lessons were learned last-gen, clearly not.

banacheck

#37

banacheck said:

Remember people because articles like this never happened "20 EXCLUSIVES, 12 NEW FRANCHISES COMING TO PLAYSTATION 4 IN 2014" but because Sony has not announced anything according to some Sony's going to release 100 indie games. So this must mean Nintendo & Microsoft don't have games that are not already announced, but the laws of fanboysim will always tell you otherwise. Sony also had another article relating to this but named some developers that all had unannounced games, seeing as this is a gaming website maybe Push Square can confirm this or if your not to lazy look it up yourself. But yes only 3 months in every other console released ever have always had backlogs, untrue I know but anything is possible in realm of fanboysim.

Black & white articles are bulls##t or Sony defence force, but random people off the internet sprouting s##t are fact in today's reality.

rjejr

#38

rjejr said:

@Gamer83 - Maybe you should change your name to NonGamer83 :-)

I understand your frustration and what you are saying, but the system has only been out for 3 months, the Wii U has been out for 15 months, and the PS4 still has a lot of games coming out this year. Many people will consider some of them AAA titles that the Wii U won't be getting. Unless the X1 is getting a ton more games than the PS4 than I'm not sure what people are expecting.

The only way to decide if the PS4 is getting a decent amount of games or not in 2014 is to compare it to it's competition of Wii U and X1, and I just don't see it as being far behind.

For everyone who is having buyers remorse for their $400 PS4 purchase did you really expect that much more than what will be out in 2014? I haven't bought one yet b/c its looking exactly like I expected. Even better as I watch Nintendo treat the Wii U like an Apple tv hobby. The level of disappointment seems a bit extreme.

On the bright side, I haven't seen anybody threatening to sell their PS4 to buy a Wii U.

Gamer83

#39

Gamer83 said:

@banacheck

Actually, fanboyism is just taking a company at its word and blindly defending it. Nobody said three months in that any console has had a great library but the first year the known games are DriveClub and inFamous. Maybe for you it's different but me, I'm somebody who likes to see proof, I don't care about companies sayng it has a specific number of games and the next time I take a giant corporation at its word will be the first. Sony says ithas games, great.... Show them.

Gamer83

#40

Gamer83 said:

@rjejr

Well, clearly there's a lot of people, at least on the internet, who are happy with what's on offer. Looking at the other consoles, the year as a whole is kind of meh although it will have its bright spots. And I didn't have high expectations for year 1, I've been early adopter enough, I know the deal, but even for a year 1 PS4 is looking bad. If a miracle happens and both Uncharted and The Order release this year, the lineup is considerably better but given all the delays and the fact Uncharted was just announced, what reason is there to believe those games make the cut?

banacheck

#41

banacheck said:

Unless the X1 is getting a ton more games than the PS4 than I'm not sure what people are expecting.

The XboxOne is getting 15 exclusives for 2014 plus 3rd partly support etc, as reported on known websites.

banacheck

#43

banacheck said:

Maybe for you it's different but me, I'm somebody who likes to see proof, I don't care about companies sayng it has a specific number of games and the next time I take a giant corporation at its word will be the first. Sony says ithas games, great.... Show them.

Yes your right a company that says it's has ex amount games in development is going to lie to you for that one time purchase, I mean why would a company want to sell you games for the next 7-8 years when thay can have that one time £400.

ShogunRokAdmin

#44

ShogunRok said:

This number clearly includes everything from AAA titles - of which there will undoubtedly only be a handful - to loads of indies, PSN-only games, and third party releases.

If you're expecting a vast amount of AAA games, what planet are you living on? Even in the PS3's best years, we only got two or three big-name exclusives.

LDXD

#45

LDXD said:

@Gamer83 I thought you could play destiny's campaign offline like borderlands or something? If not that's a bummer

LDXD

#46

LDXD said:

Ps4 games I'm getting and I know some of these are multiplats but I rather my TV than my PC if given the option. Witcher 3 (the most) , that mordor lotr game, destiny, the order and evolve if they come out this year, also infamous maybe but I still have to finish the first two. That's more than enough for me this year and next because I'll never catch up on my damn back log
I just hope none of those games have micro transactions or any type of DRM

banacheck

#51

banacheck said:

Even in the PS3's best years, we only got two or three big-name exclusives.

I'm not being funny: 2012-2013 Beyond Two Souls, GOW Ascension, GT6, technical not a exclusive because it's on the PSVita Dragons Crown these are just the recent ones off top of my head.So to say 2014-2015 will only see what 3 exclusives some how I think thay'll be more. As Sony is not releasing any more exclusive on the PS3, all attention will be on the PS4.

But one just announced like uncharted totally agree 2015, but thay said that almost themselves.

banacheck

#54

banacheck said:

@DaftPlayStation thay released towards the end of the 2013, but I'm sure you'll find a list online of what did release in 2012-13. That reminds me I have played the Puppeteer yet.

Toddler_Naruto

#55

Toddler_Naruto said:

Sadly most of these games are probably going to be multi-plats, indies, ports/remasters, re-releases, or PSN titles.

I have a feeling only 10-15 at best will be AAA PS4 exclusives.

Not that it really matters to me lol...I'll be lucky to own a PS4 by X-Mas 2017.

(I'm hoping to get a 250GB Xbox 360 for X-Mas 2014, a 3DS XL for X-Mas 2015, and a PSVita Slim for X-Mas 2016)

BornOfEvil

#56

BornOfEvil said:

I'm not worried, Sony is good for releasing tons of games a time. It doesn't matter if they're first, second, third party or indie games are games. If you're expecting nothing but AAA games then you're delusional. 100 games should be more than enough, especially for people on a budget.

banacheck

#57

banacheck said:

@DaftPlayStation

If you into games you'll know game development is not straight forwards, anything can happen like Watch Dogs Wii U or DriveClub. I would not like to be some of these developers/publishers making a game on six different platforms on a deadline.

adf86

#58

adf86 said:

Some of the comments above have been ridiculous, since when did "indie" become such a dirty? People say you don't buy a "$400 box for indies" well if those indies are Journey, Hotline Miami, Resogun & Flower then I'm more then happy to part with cash.
So PS4 APPARENTTLY doesn't have any games coming cos they haven't announced anything? Have you seen the numbers? The console is still selling incredibly well that Sony can afford to wait till E3 when I can pretty much guarantee Santa Monica, Media Molecule, Naughty Dog & Sony Bend will show off what there doing. Until E3 PS4 has Infamous (The first true sandbox for next gen) DriveClub, MLB (system seller in America) Diablo 3 (A timed next gen exclusive) Planetside 2, FF XIV, Watch Dogs & Destiny Beta (both which WILL be heavily marketed on PS4 instead of Xbone). If you can't get excited for those then I'm sorry but that's your fault NOT Sony's. Now look at xbox it looks like they have more exclusives but that's only because they were in such dire straits they pretty much had to unveil every exclusive they have for the next 2 years, even rushing out a CGI halo 5 trailer. There's also this peception that Titanfall is a system seller for Xbone, well that will be tough to do considering it's on 360 & PC who both have far larger install bases.

ShogunRokAdmin

#60

ShogunRok said:

@banacheck We have to remember that the PS4 has only been out for a few months, though. While it's true that the PS3 was often laden with big titles, it was already an old console by the time a lot of them came out. I think we're going to be waiting a couple more years before we see something similar with PS4.

As for indies, I can see why some people don't consider them to be all that appealing. Even I, to an extent, am yet to discover an indie title that really makes me as excited as I would be for a big name release. Maybe it's the hype train, maybe I'm a bit of a snob - I don't know. But I do think Sony is looking to use indies and smaller download titles as stopgaps between high priority exclusive games, which is why they're eager to show them off right now.

eLarkos

#61

eLarkos said:

@adf86 seriously (wo)Man good comment. I dont see how anyone could continue with their irrational thinking after reading your logical post.

Big-Boss

#63

Big-Boss said:

62+ comments what the hell is happening here. If you don't like what either of the big three have in store, bow out. Its that simple.

@adf86
"There's also this peception that Titanfall is a system seller for Xbone, well that will be tough to do considering it's on 360 & PC who both have far larger install bases."

@ReigningSemtex Agreed on this part.

charlesnarles

#64

charlesnarles said:

@adf86 lol it's just in the quality that indie games lack. You can't even compare them to real console games. That's why they're never $60. Everyone's point is that if you can get the same or comparable games on your phone then why the hell would we waste our PS4s' limited lifespan on them? Every indie game should be $1 or free

BornOfEvil

#65

BornOfEvil said:

@charlesnarles Most indie games are more high quality (technically, not graphically) and replayable than most AAA titles, so it can't be because they supposedly lack quality.

If someone doesn't like Indies, then they don't have to play them, it's not like you're forced to play them at gunpoint.

adf86

#68

adf86 said:

@DaftPlayStation I agree with that, EU seems to be more of a natural hunting ground for Sim Racers. @eLarkos Cheers mate.
@charlesnarles If you don't wish to pay more than a dollar for an indie game then that's your right. But it's also the developer's right to set the price they want. For me games like Journey & Resogun are worth the price of most AAA games. I wouldn't say the PS4 has a limited lifespan, it's three months old & will be around for a minimum of five years... plenty of games will be played by then.

tenderbeefcake

#69

tenderbeefcake said:

I keep hearing that there are games on the way, but come on already! I'm dying for a good game to play on this awesome system. I've played the launch titles and I'm bored already. Let's get this show on the road!

Gamer83

#70

Gamer83 said:

@charlesnarles

Completely agree. There's the occasional Indie game I'll pay $10, maybe even as high as $20 depending on its quality. Something like Journey or Hotline Miami, I'd still take most big AAA games over those though.

@adf86

People aren't going to wait to play a gimped version of Titanfall on the 360. As long as MS doesn't drop the ball on marketing it has a chance to be a big system seller. inFamous, depending on how well Sony markets it, has a chance to take some attention away but in NA the focus is still going to be on the shooter. I think inFamous will be the better game, possibly a lot better, but, I also think there's tons of games better than CoD, yet CoD usually outsells everything else.

charlesnarles

#72

charlesnarles said:

@DaftPlayStation @BornOfEvil As a non-programming gamer, I wish the indie fad would die off. An indie game can be amazingly coded without being worth money to play. If it's their non-commercial artwork, then their victory is anyone experiencing it, not someone paying them for it. We value fine art, but "indie" inherently carries a connotation of lesser quality, that's all

Gamer83

#75

Gamer83 said:

@DaftPlayStation

You know for once, we agree on something. Nine times out of 10, a PC version is the best version and deserves to be best selling, but that doesn't happen often and this game is obviously going to be pushed by MS as an X1 game. Downplay the importance of the X1 version all you want, but until MS' marketing fails in NA I'm going to believe they'll make this game a huge success. Frankly after what it tired to pull with the console itself, X1 shouldn't have sold 150K units on principle but MS' marketing team knows what its doing, at least for NA. Sony and Nintendo never would've dug out of the DRM hole. Nintendo hasn't moved a ton of Wii Us yet and right now it has what could probably be said is the best next-gen game in Super Mario 3D World and a fair price tag with some places selling Wii U at $250 for a Deluxe.

LDXD

#76

LDXD said:

@charlesnarles I've had more fun with Indies lately than blockbuster AAA titles but hey that's just me
To many AAA games lately are a broken mess and worst of all now they want to fill them micro transactions and DRM its sad really
How bout you fix your #$%$&@% game first!!

Gamer83

#80

Gamer83 said:

@DaftPlayStation

I'm a neagtive, a-hole, I'll admit. But I've always been this way. I feel like if you focus on the negative, that way you're never disappointed. :)

eLarkos

#81

eLarkos said:

@charlesnarles Indie "fad" die off!? I think you will find its only the beginning. Have you not been witnessing the closure of many major publishers over the past few years? The fact is that many AAA games were (are) becoming incredibly stale and actually lacking in quality due to the incredible development requirements. Not liking indies is perfectly ok (obviously) but the reality is that they are pumping some much needed life into the industry. Creatively and artistically. Both AAA games and indies will live happily side by side and we will all be better off for it.

eLarkos

#82

eLarkos said:

@Gamer83 you have been posting on many articles how disappointed you are in the PS4 and the current-gen. Not sure if to take your last comment seriously.

Gamer83

#84

Gamer83 said:

@eLarkos @DaftPlayStation

Should be more clear, I apply that philosophy to most aspects of my life and generally it works. This gen has started worse than even I expected though, no question and it's pretty stunning to me. I figured by now at least Nintendo would be rolling out the games, but I look at the Wii U and while it may have the bigger budgeted games I like, most of them are more of the same old, same old. I'm holding out slight hope E3 proves 2014 will be more than just inFamous and DriveClub for PS4, but not counting on it. X1 I don't even know what to think, it has games announced I'm looking forward to but there isn't a firm date yet on any of the games, some I would think have to be 2014 but even then the price is still a bit too high at $500 and I don't think we've heard the last of DRM. So that's what makes me very cautious about that console and why I can't say I'd recommend to people.

eLarkos

#85

eLarkos said:

@Gamer83 Here's how to not be disappointed in the gaming aspect of your life then: expect 1AAA game a year from each of the big 3. Because you expect only this you decide to hold off from buying the new console day 1. When you eventually buy the console a couple of years down the track you are pleasantly surprised that there has in fact been more than 1 game per year and you are very happy.

Either that, or understand that there are always teething issues at the beginning of a consoles life, Including, but not limited to, game shortages.

Gamer83

#86

Gamer83 said:

@eLarkos

I've bought into plenty of consoles early so I know full well that there's always issues. So you can stop preaching that to me, the thing is, even PS3 and Wii had better first years than the PS4's inFamous and DriveClub. Everybody has different expectations, as I've said, if Sony can get The Order and Uncharted out in 2014, the lineup all the sudden looks a lot better, right now, it's bad, even for year 1 and especially when considering all the great studios Sony has.

DaftPlayStation

#87

DaftPlayStation said:

@Gamer83 I'll agree with you this much you're right to be cautious about X1 between the high price and DRM BS! that is why I won't be buying an X1 anytime soon i don't trust MS at all As for you're philosophy life is full of disappointments you just have to learn to accept them and move on it's ok to be sad or mad about things that disappointment you in life for a little while but you can't let those things in life keep you down for good and it's better to focus on and look for the good first and the bad and negative second

Gamer83

#88

Gamer83 said:

@DaftPlayStation

I generally like to buy as many consoles as possible, but I'm not sure I could feel comfortable buying an X1 even if it amassed the greatest lineup in the history of gaming. Maybe say 4 years when it's much less expensive and only if those original policies haven't been brought back.

DaftPlayStation

#89

DaftPlayStation said:

@Gamer83 I want to buy an X1 at some point but like you i also don't feel comfortable about buying one right now wasn't saying i was never going to buy one was just saying not anytime soon and like you said maybe I'll buy one (one day ) when it's cheaper and only if those original policies haven't been brought back

charlesnarles

#90

charlesnarles said:

@LDXD @DaftPlayStation @Gamer83 @eLarkos it is a good point that indies help with filling in some gaps, but I still can't help but view them as mere fillers. And I've experienced way more micros in "PSN" games than AAAs, but that's just me. I "roll the want to play video games" [Sims] but it's never an indie game (the ghost of Socrates smiles upon PushSquare)

Gamer83

#91

Gamer83 said:

@charlesnarles

Yeah, that's how I view indie games too, fillers. Doesn't mean some can't be really good fillers. I actually quite enjoy Resogun and Contrast. Outlast gets a bit boring about halfway through but is still a solid game, and one thing I will give Sony is, if you're a Plus member, it treats you well as far as pricing goes on the indie stuff. Most of the good ones we get for free. Still, obviously if I have the choice I want the games that truly show what the hardware can do and that will fall on first party teams since very few third parties are ready to step fully into the next-gen development yet.

@DaftPlayStation
If I get a second console anytime soon, I'm more likely to buy a Wii U at this point than an X1, and that says a lot about how disgusted I am with MS because Halo is my favorite franchise, the X1 has some other games like Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive and the new Gears that I'd love to play, but I just can't bring myself to buy that machine. Wii U on the other hand is reasonably priced now, not a ton of games I care for, but I do really want to play Mario Kart 8, Smash and the next Zelda, outside of those, don't need the Wii U, but if decide to become a multiconsole owner this gen (and I probably will) I would feel much better giving money to Nintendo than MS.

Chris1975

#92

Chris1975 said:

WOW the disappointment for some on here is palpable but not understandable.

Okay I have been sad at the dearth of games so far in 2014 but come on guys it's only February, we have exclusives to come already, we have E3 just around the corner, we still have Xmas this year to come and if you think there won't be one, two or even three big titles coming out around then you are mad.

Peoples expectations need to be tempered, we have a few good games so far, there are more imminently coming and we still have three quarters of the year to go so just chill guys before you write this year off already in the first quarter!

LDXD

#93

LDXD said:

@charlesnarles AAA games shouldn't have them at all with that premium price tag
When I speak indies I'm not really talking about your average phone game, I haven't played an indie yet with micros IMO the average AAA title is becoming more like an average movie with little gameplay sprinkled on top I want to play my games not watch cut scene after cut scene, I don't mind cut scenes but most of the time its over done and QTEs need to die a slow horrible death
IMO AAA developers can learn more from indies about gameplay then the other way around most of the time

rjejr

#94

rjejr said:

@LDXD - "QTEs need to die a slow horrible death

The new Castlevania 2 demo had an option to turn off QTEs. I didn't try it yet so I don't know if it works in the demo or what happens when you turn them of but I will be turning them off when I get the game. I don't mind QTEs as an extra - JRPGs have them, and most Paper Mario RPGs give you an extra boost w/ a timed push - but the GoW and MGS variety seem to simply be there to be an annoyance. They were the worst part of Puppeteer.

There are good indie games, and there are bad retail games. Was Aliens: Colonial Marines worth $60. Or even 99c? Rainbow Moon is a 60-100 hour game that I wouln't pay $60 for but it's still a good game. Swords and Soldiers was my favorite game a few years back. Most aren't worth, and games like Hungry Giraffe give "indie" a horrible reputation, but there are some really bad retail games as well.

LDXD

#95

LDXD said:

@rjejr the jrpg timed qtes are different they actually add something like you said I agree with you on that
The Mario RPGs do it right this is also why I'm kinda looking forward to the south park RPG coming out in march I hate qtes in action games like RE5 for example those need to go away lol

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