Do you have a PS4 yet? I hope so, because each year the library gets better and better. If you haven't gotten one already... why not? You should definitely be intending to pick one up in 2016, if not for the holidays. Here are five games coming to PS4 that'll give you a reason to pick up the system.
"Hey guys! Did you see that new Digimon game? It looks AMAZING!" These words probably haven't been said too often, if ever. I've played and enjoyed the original Digimon World game (which, in hindsight, isn't really... good) but I just couldn't find a game that really made me enjoy the series again. I keep an eye out for new Digimon games, just in case, and it looks like my ten years of waiting for a good Digimon game have finally paid off!
The game follows the Shin Megami Tensei type battle system of summoning a set of three Digimon (out of 240 total types of Digimon) to fight another set of monsters, along with a basic rock-paper-scissor elemental typing system. The game's setting also reminds me of Megaman Battle Network. Your character is drawn into a new type of internet-esque digital world where hackers and seedy undernet-type areas are very prevalent, along with fightable Digimon "viruses". The aesthetics are fantastic as well. It just looks so clean.
Between the Digimon, overworld characters, dialogue sprites, and the general environment, it all looks so pretty. The bustling town is very much alive, and the digital cyberspaces really sells the idea of being in a virtual dimension well. Combine all of this with the fact that it's being created by the developers of the beloved series Wild Arms, and you've got a game I'm legitimately excited for. Be sure to pick it up when it drops early February 2016.
This is the only new IP on this list. Shown at this year's E3, all of my focus was immediately brought to this game. It's the most graphically impressive game on this list as well, featuring fricking GIANT ROBOT DINOSAURS! C'mon. Don't lie. You're already excited for this game, aren't you?
Follow the adventure of a tribal archer through this post-civilization wilderness as she hunts down robot deer in an open world environment. You can explore mountains, snowy passes, forests, and ruins of once-expansive cities as you find out just what happened to the “Old Ones”. More importantly, you learn how to survive in the wilds of this world. Oh, did I mention the game looks amazing?
I don't think "Graphically Impressive" quite sums it up. The visuals are absolutely stunning. Not much else about the gameplay or story has been announced, but, honestly, from what we've seen, it is worth getting excited for.
This game is actually one that I have just heard about recently, and I and very hyped! Project Setsuna is drawing inspiration off of Classic 90’s JRPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Chrono Trigger, and appears to be a spiritual successor to Chrono Trigger specifically.
I am looking forward to this title the most next year, but with only one brief demo shown so far, there isn't much to go on. What's been shown so far isn't too intense, but it's more than enough to capture my attention.
The graphics give the look and feel of a picture book, and really stands out from anything I've seen before. The snow on the ground becomes indented as you walk, leaves and snowflakes blow through the air in the foreground while the wind gently rustles the trees and bushes. From what has been seen so far, it's a very serene experience, done with such a gentle touch that I'm just in awe of this gorgeous landscape. The gameplay seems to be heavily drawn from Chrono Trigger, something I am very, very, okay with.
You walk across a field where monsters are visibly roaming about, and touching them will initiate a battle. There are even Chrono Trigger style Double Techs! It's supposed to be dropping early 2016 in Japan, and later in the year for everywhere else, and I cannot wait! This will be just the throwback I need to hold me over until Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake make their release debuts.
Oh man. Ratchet and Clank. The series that made half of its titles dirty puns (Going Commando, Up Your Arsenal, Size Matters, Quest for Booty, Full Frontal Assault). This is actually going to be a remake of the first game, and is going to lead up the Ratchet and Clank movie... somehow.
I don't even know. All I know is we haven't had a game in this series several years, with no update to the main series since the PS2. It's long overdue if you ask me.
If you haven't gotten into the series, I'd say it is high time you start. You play as an animal like character, Ratchet, who wields a giant wrench, while being assisted by a little robot on your back, Clank. Tear across alien planets while you upgrade devastating and exotic weapons! Ever wonder how it would feel to wield a gun that turns people into chickens, or maybe a gun that makes everything 8-bit? Wonder no longer!
Have fun in this platform shooter with your expertly crafted assortment of weapons and upgrades as you fly your very own customizable spaceship from planet to planet, gathering up money to save for that mouth-watering rocket-bomb upgrade. Get this game when it drops in Spring 2016. Seriously. It'll be worth every bolt.
As an intense fan of fighting games, this is a huge deciding factor for me personally to have a PS4, especially over the main competitor, XB1. On top of having all of the previously existing titles (Injustice, Skullgirls, USF4, MKX, DOA, Blazblue, Divekick, Dengeki Fighting Climax), there are a slew of new fighting games coming next year, the biggest of which is Street Fighter V, coming in February 2016. It is a followup to the resurrection of the series that started in 2008.
The game is visually stunning, bringing together staples of the series, older fan favorites, and entirely new fighters together in what promises to be the biggest fighting game for the next five years. It will definitely be a worthwhile addition to the collection of anyone who, either casually or competitively, enjoys mashing buttons with friends.
Personally, it makes it hard to recommend XB1 over PS4, if you are a fan of fighting games. With titles like King of Fighters and Guilty Gear coming exclusive to the system, the choice really is a no-brainer. However , the XB1 does have one fighting game you can’t get anywhere else. If you want to enjoy Killer Instinct, the latest fighting game by Double Helix, that's an experience that can only be found on XB1. While Killer Instinct is already 2 years old, it’s even now still receiving large updates via new “seasons” that add many changes, not the least of which are characters. With the vast amounts of great looking titles being created for PS4, it's easy to see why you should pick one up this holiday season.
Which game are you most looking forward to on Playstation 4 in 2016? Let us know in the comments below!