Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about Playstation Now in terms of what it offers, the prices seen during the beta, and if it’s “worth it.” The answer to that question is, it depends on the person. For me, it is, and it’s a pretty easy explanation as to why.
I never owned a Playstation console before the PS4.
That’s it. That’s the answer. While the service probably doesn’t make sense to those with a library of past Playstation games and own their old consoles, it makes sense for someone like me who missed out on the Uncharted series or some great PS2 classics. This is the perfect opportunity for me to play and enjoy games I didn’t get to before and for a reasonable price.
Speaking of price, here’s an idea of what people are seeing on Beta (and it varies per game).
It’s been a while since I’ve updated here but what better time to do so than during E3, or “Video Game Christmas”? I spent my full day watching most of the coverage and having mini-heart attacks with various reveals. There’s a lot to love as a gamer. So what were my favorite reveals of E3, so far? In no particular order:
4 Player Co-Op for Assassin’s Creed: Unity: I’m curious as to how they are going to work it with the actual characters people play as opposed to whoever the main assassin will be (or do we get to choose or own assassin for the storyline? hmmm) but Ubisoft made 4 player co-op look pretty badass. Taking down evil templars with your buddies? Yes! So long as one of them isn’t a clumsy jerk and attracts the attention of all the guards. Then you’re out of the creed, sir!
I think every gamer had as few games where the appeal seemed to go over their heads, despite major accolades from critics or record-breaking sales numbers. I feel like there’s always games that a majority of people mention that I just say “yeah, didn’t really play those, not my style,” receiving blank stares and gasps of astonishment in return. But there are just some games everyone loves and I just don’t “get.”
Oh Steam, every year you knock your games down to ridiculously low prices and every year my wallet cringes just a little bit more. But I can’t help myself! This summer sale, dubbed the “Summer Getaway Sale” has already stolen some cash right out from under me, but for good reason.
I feel like lately I’ve been on a downward slump with games. After Bioshock: Infinite (yes, I keep bringing that game up because it’s GREAT!) I haven’t found many new releases that have caught my eye. Besides, we’re in that weird downtime between new generations and while I anxiously await my Playstation 4 pre-order, I need something to play in the in-between, or my life just doesn’t feel complete.
I might have just insulted myself with that title.
But really, I was not expecting the kind of story that Hotline Miami brings to the table. When I got into the game, my first thought was, “top down, violent beat-em up that has puzzle like qualities and is stylistically ripped from the 80s? Cool.” Actually, my real thought was probably just “wow, beating up these dudes is oddly validating,” but you get the point.