You’re misunderstanding. A POC is excellent. I have issues with the modeling and casting of that POC character like the person below.Second Son is some of the most fun I’ve had on the PS4, every new power was a stunning display that I couldn’t wait to try out and power up. And it was an achievement to not only have a PoC as the main character, but a Native American too. How often does that happen? Why the fucking hate for this?
And Knack was a fun, unassuming B-level brawler. It’s an honest-to-god 3/5, but still fun. Christ, it infuriates me how demonized games that get less than an 8/10 are around here.
I'm assuming that it was based on real events and occurrences like the Berlin Wall and/or the Iron Curtain, so maybe it is not so outlandish. Much of Killzone is heavily inspired by the historical happenings of Europe and the surrounding nations.Then we got Shadowfall. Largely set in a sparkling generic city of the future, it didn’t really look like the war focused predecessors on PS3. It was pretty and it’s darker atmosphere often just came from some more industrial stuff rather than any battlegrounds . It had a weird concept where we were to believe the enemy civilizations were just on opposite sides of a big wall if I recall? It was meh. We moved on.
What about Bloodborne, LBP3, Until Dawn, MLB, Tearaway Unfolded and a bunch of indies were exclusive.The PS4's entire exclusive library prior to Uncharted 4 was absolutely embarrassing, and I deeply hope Sony won't repeat it with their next console.
Shadowfall, Knack, Second Son, The Order, DriveClub - just a firehose of mediocrity.
It's hilarious how people claim exclusives are the primary reason Sony won this gen, when they amassed their lead during the biggest draught of worthwhile exclusives the company has ever seen.
Eh, fair. I forgot Until Dawn & Bloodbourne hit prior to UC4. I'll amend the statement then - the PS4 exclusives prior to 2015 were embarrassing. And this isn't really about competition. I think Rise of the Tomb Raider, Titanfall 1 & Sunset Overdrive are all excellent games - but clearly they didn't resonate with mass audiences.What about Bloodborne, LBP3, Until Dawn, MLB, Tearaway Unfolded and a bunch of indies were exclusive.
Also games like Warframe and FFXIV.
And Second Son is far from mediocre. The competition didn't have much to offer either.
And despite being a remaster TLOU sold a lot of PS4's. Exclusives definitely help the PS4 sell as well as the last few years of the PS3 had tons of awesome exclusives that gave them a lot of momentum.
Absolutely. I enjoyed second son, but it was basically the only exclusive launch "window" title that was good, and it just wasn't nearly as good as 1&2 for me in terms of quality for the time. It just felt like a rehash and the world felt bland. The powers were great, the traversal was awesome, the visuals were outstanding, but the side quests were so repetitive and dull, and everything just felt so lifeless. Infamous in general struggles with that issue, but the first was a new IP and the 2nd was a huge step up, so for it to side step with SS was a let down.
Yeah I'm with you on that one second son was amazing. The unlocking of the final power post game was a miss to me. At that point I didn't care if I had the new power as there was nothing to do with it.
Same here. Both visual style and soundtrack were better than before. I also appreciated the variety, although the stealth and defense sections were annoying. The game (and KZ series in general) gets far too little recognition for its enemy AI as well. The story was the worst part, as before, but luckily Horizon showed huge improvement in that regard.