If there’s one JRPG series out there that doesn’t get nearly enough love in the West, it has to be Dragon Quest. It’s a franchise that has been knocking around since 1986, although it wasn’t until 2005 when the series stopped publishing itself as Dragon Warriors and started growing the Quest brand. A new game is on the way, Dragon Quest Heroes, for both old and new consoles. And I like what I’m seeing.
Sony is really committed to the PlayStation brand, something we've known for a long time. However, they also have tried to make money from their phones and TVs. While their phones are hands-down the best Android devices on the market, they just aren't raking in the cash. Of course the company wants to make more money, and their new plan will focus on gamers.
PlayStation is all about demanding greatness, right? Well, here are the great games that should be coming to the console this year in a handy list form. The listing does warn that the games may change at any time and without warning, but hey, it's still fun to scroll through.
Chances are that if you’re playing anything online this week, it’s Evolve. The asymmetrical multiplayer shooter released today on console and PC, and it’s best played with other human beings online. If you’re playing on PS4, you might a have few issues with PSN on Thursday.
And no, it’s not a SJW survival-horror game. After two years in development, OSome Studio’s White Night is just about done. Created by Domenico and Albani and Mathieu Fremont, White Night is described a noir-styled survival horror game, where light plays a key role. It’s kind of like an interactive version of your load shedding schedule then.
We may be using some new hardware in our living rooms, but the process of acquiring and playing a game is generally still the same. We buy a game, we install it and then we play it while moaning endlessly about that one cheap bastard of a boss that is almost impossible to defeat. But on the other end of the spectrum, there happen to be free to play games that are making an impact. And by impact, I mean a jackhammering of success on home consoles.
It’s not just the PlayStation that’s 20 years old now. The first Tekken debuted in arcade two decades ago believe it or not. It was later ported and found a home on the first of Sony’s console, and each sequel has done so since then. Want to see how the series has evolved?
It’s actually kind if funny. As much as we gamers ache for new technology and games, we can’t seem to let go of our nostalgic past, holding onto our favourite classic games with the ferocity of an East-German bear hug. Over at the PlayStation Experience on the weekend, that nostalgia went into overdrive as Tim Schafer and Double Fine knocked out a trio of announcements.
Probably the first thing I ask myself when I get up in the morning is, “why are there so few MOBAs in the world?” Then I realise we’re not back in 2013, and that there are approximately 4536* different titles in existence now. Sorry, did I say 4536? I meant 4537. There is a new kid on the MOBA block.
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Sony’s PlayStation brand is now 20 years old. To celebrate that, Sony Japan asked users to complete a survey asking them what their favourite PlayStation games are, what games they felt surpassed other media, and which games they’d love to see remade using today’s technology. Their results are mostly rather predictable; Japanese people love Dragon Quest, and – like much of the rest of the world – want a shiny new remake of Final Fantasy VII.
If you're a PS4 owner and feel just a little bit disappointed by Sony's first-party line-up this year, I don't blame you. It hasn't been dormant, but it's also not been a massive success either. That's expected in the console's first year, and 2015 is already shaping up to be a lot better. In fact, it just got monumentally better after seeing EMAGON.
The PlayStation Vita is a pretty fantastic gaming device... even if it is perhaps a little short of games. Unfortunately when Sony was marketing the thing they sold it as something quite a bit greater than it ended up being. A number of promised features were either misrepresented, or wholly absent from the console – leading the US’ Federal Trade Commission to take umbrage. As a result, Sony has to cough up to the system’s early adopters.
Sony had their Investor Relations Day, which sounds like an opportunity to eat fancy food and have SCE boss Andrew House give interesting quotes. We found out that PlayStation is dominating in Middle Eastern and German markets, but Sony wants much, much more.