For years now many gamers have wondered whether or not Sony was finished with backwards compatibility in relation to their game consoles. Even though, the PS4 did not have backwards compatibility with older generation games for the PS3 it was still a huge success and ended up becoming the best selling game console of the 10’s decade. While it seems like Sony does not need backwards compatibility they are bringing at back for the PS5 which has many people excited. There are too many PS4 titles such as God Of War, Monster Hunter World, Horizon Zero Dawn and others that people still enjoy and not having backwards compatibility for the PS5 would probably be a mistake.
In addition, to backwards compatibility it has been revealed Sony representatives that the PlayStation 5 will also include features such as split-second loading times along with processing power which will be amplified by “ray tracking” in a recent article published by Wired. The new features that will be included with the PS5 along with the upcoming release of the PSVR 2 is something that people really looking forward to. However, we are still waiting for an official release date for the PlayStation 5 which is something that Sony will hopefully reveal before the end of 2019.
As many people already know Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to appear on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch this upcoming summer on July 26th. While Wolfenstein: Youngblood is quite possibly one of the most anticipated first-person shooter games of 2019 and we have recently just learned that it will not be receiving a physical release for the Nintendo Switch. Wolfenstein: Youngblood has been confirmed for a digital only release for the Switch console which is something that is actually more convenient for owners of the hybrid console in the long run. Also, its a well known fact that third-party games are not as popular for the Switch console as games such as Super Mario Odessey, Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and others.
In fact, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Wolfenstein: Youngblood are probably going to sell more than the Switch port of the game. Either way, Wolfenstein: Youngblood will definitely be a success following its upcoming release and the fact that we are even getting a Switch port of the first-person shooter game is cool considering the fact that we do not have too many titles of the genre on that console.
When it comes down to top action-adventure titles of the early 00’s there are many people who would argue that the original Devil May Cry game very popular on the PS2 following its initial release back in the summer of 2001. The Devil May Cry game from ’01 was where the series got started and it was a game that was interesting to many people due its plot where the main protagonist Dante seeks to avenge his deaths of his relatives. Following a brief encounter with Trish who was another key character in DMC Dante sets out to take revenge on the main antagonist Mundus and is eventually betrayed by Trish despite his trust in her towards the beginning of the game. Even though, Trish had betrayed Dante and supposedly working for Mundus he saves her when dealing with Mundus and vice-versa which something that may have caught some people by surprise when they played the game for the first time.
As far as gameplay is concerned there were various aspects about Devil May Cry that stood out aside from the hack n’ slash combat system utilized throughout the game. The idea of solving puzzles along with the inclusion of the Stylish gauge and the “Devil Trigger” mechanic which allowed Dante to become a demon for a short period of time were all impressive. On top that players were generally ranked on each mission with a letter grade while having the option of engaging in “Secret Missions” as well.
After thwarting Mundus plans to rule earth and defeating him with Dante players had nothing left to do but wait for the direct sequel Devil May Cry 2 which eventually came out in January 2003. Also, since ’01 the original Devil May Cry game was re-released in HD for the PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2012. In fact, this past year an HD remake of the original Devil May Cry game came out for the PS4 and the Xbox One in March 2018. There is no question that the original Devil May Cry game was one of the best action-adventure titles to have ever been produced by Capcom and remains a classic in the eyes of many people to this day.
When we think about some of the most iconic video games consoles to have emerged within the past 30 years there are many names that comes to mind especially the Nintendo Entertainment System which came out in 1983 and the PS1 which came out in ’94. Both game consoles were very popular within their respective decades considering the fact that the NES went on to sell over 61 million units worldwide since its release in the 80’s. While the NES was considered to be the best selling game console of the 80’s the PS1 was considered to be most popular game system of the 90’s since it reached over 102 million units worldwide in sales. Despite, the fact that the PS1 ended up selling more than the NES overall it seems like the NES is considered a more memorable console due the catchy chiptune soundtracks that we have heard in titles such as Mega Man I-III, Castlevania I-III and more.
While the PS1 obviously had more superior visuals and sound fonts in relation to soundtrack development the chiptune sound of the NES required a ton of creativity to make masterpieces in relation to BGM. Also, Mario who is arguably the biggest name in gaming history is just as popular now as he was back in the 80’s despite the fact that the platform genre of gaming has declined in popularity over the past two decades. Even though, some of the greatest video games ever made such as Final Fantasy VII came from the PS1 the console itself dies not seem as iconic as the NES.
As far as upcoming release are concerned for fighting games one of the big titles that many people were looking forward to see on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in February 2019 was Dead or Alive 6. It was recently announced that the highly anticipated game going to be pushed back to March 2019. Based on what we know Koei Temco’s upcoming fighting is not fully complete and the developer wants to take more time on polishing it so that fans of the series will end up getting their money’s worth. After all, Dead or Alive 6 is a game the world has been waiting to see since 2012 when DOA 5 was released for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
There is almost no question that Dead or Alive 6 will be just as big as an attraction as its DOA 5 was over six years ago. One of the questions that many people have in relation to Dead or Alive 6 is whether or not it will surpass DOA 5 in sales on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One following its upcoming release on March 1st.
When we think about two of the most popular action-adventure games to have appeared on the PlayStation 4 within the past three years both Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End along with God of War are two titles that instantly comes to mind. The replay values of both games are high especially considering how interesting the storylines for both titles are. Back in 2016, many people were blown away by various aspects of Uncharted 4 such as campaign mode, sound design, animation along with the robust combat system which was praised by fans and critics alike. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End definitely exceeded the expectations of those who had waited for its release since 2013 which was around the time development of the game started prior to it announcement at Sony E3 2014. Since its release Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has reportedly sold over 8.7 million copies worldwide and is currently the best selling game for the PlayStation 4 today.
As far as this past year is concerned God of War was definitely one of the most popular PS4 games within the action-adventure genre next to the Spider-Man title that came out back in September. Since its release back in April 2018 God of War has managed to sell at least 5 million copies worldwide and considered to be the third best selling video game for the PlayStation 4 behind Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Horizon Zero Dawn. God of War has attracted a ton of mainstream attention before and after its release and has also praised for various in game elements including cinematic storytelling, optimal animation and having a superb soundtrack. In terms of which game is more successful right now some would argue in favor of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End since it managed to sell more. However, God of War for the PlayStation 4 has not even been available in retail for a full year just yet and its possible that it could eventually surpass Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sometime in the future.
As many people know one of the most popular fighting games available in retail right now is Dragonball FighterZ. Since its initial release back in January 2018 it has been praised by fans and critics alike for its three vs three crossover gameplay resembling the likes of Marvel vs Capcom 3. In fact, Dragonball FighterZ has managed to not only surpass Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite in popularity throughout this past year but the game also managed to sell more throughout 2018. While Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite managed to reach over one million copies in sales Dragonball FighterZ hit over 3.5 million since its release and has become the second-best selling DBZ game ever right now.
As awesome as the gameplay, graphics and roster are for Dragonball FighterZ the story mode for this game makes it highly addictive. Without the story mode FighterZ would still be a great fighting game that could definitely work in arcade centers. The only problem is that we he arcade era of gaming is pretty much dead and more people are focusing on video games that provides robust online multiplayer experiences along with strong local offline gameplay. In fact, Dragonball FighterZ is a game that did not need an arcade release to become popular especially since the series has been attraction in relation to anime for over the past 20 years and still is to this day.