As many people know the PlayStation VR has been popular since its retail release back in October 2016. In over the past two years Sony has managed to sell at least 3 million VR headsets worldwide which is actually quite impressive considering the fact that Virtual Reality gameplay has yet to reach its peak in popularity just yet. With titles such as Batman: Arkham VR, Tetris Effect and many others some question whether or not cinema would be big in relation to Virtual Reality. Similar to how older generation consoles such as the PS1 & PS2 had additional features such as being able to listen to music from CD’s some argue that Sony should be more creative in relation to increasing the overall satisfaction among customers in relation to their consoles and their accessories.
If the next generation console and headset which are known as the PlatStation 5 and the PSVR 2 had features that allowed players to watch high definition or Blu-Ray movies using a Virtual Reality headset that would be incredible. However, unless people are making their own movies or internet video from scratch and posting them on the internet for a online community such as YouTube too see than the PSVR in general would most likely be better suited for gaming.
As many people know the Street Fighter EX series which initially started back in 1996 consisted of a trilogy of 3D fighting games within the series which were considered to be underrated. While the first Street Fighter EX Plus game had an arcade release in December ’96 before appearing on the PS1 during ’97 we got see a sequel known as EX 2 Plus 2 during ’98 which also received a positive reception from fans and critics alike. Following its arcade release in ’98 Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was eventually ported for the PS1 the following year in ’99 but was seeming overshadowed by titles such as Tekken 3 and Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes on that same console. While Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes also appeared in the Sega Dreamcast some argue that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 could have definitely stood out more the 128-bit game system back in 1999.
For reasons that many people are unaware of Street Fighter EX Plus 2 was never ported for the Sega Dreamcast which was a shame because Capcom was really making great fighting titles between the mid to late 90’s. But there is no question that Street Fighter EX Plus 2 would have looked far more superior visually on the Sega Dreamcast opposed to the PS1. Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha 2 could have definitely shined on the Sega Dreamcast in 1998 especially since games like Soul Calibur and King of Fighters ’98 did not appear on that console until ’99.
As many people know Nintendo is not too big on the idea of making RPG’s for the Mario series especially since it became popular mainly through the development of platform genre games. However, we did get to see Mario + Rabbits Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch back in 2017 and since its release the game had received mostly positive reviews. Despite, not being as popular as the the Super Mario RPG game for the SNES from 1996 Mario + Rabbits Kingdom Battle still holds up as a solid role playing game. In fact some people wonder whether or not Mario + Rabbits Kingdom Battle could have been a huge attraction on the Wii-U anytime between 2013-2016.
While the Wii-U was nowhere near as successful as the Nintendo Switch now its possible that this Mario RPG game could of been every bit as popular on the Wii-U as it currently is on the Nintendo Switch. But at the same time its possible that Mario + Rabbits Kingdom Battle could have her overshadowed by games such as Super Mario 3D World, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mario Kart 8 and others. The popularity of the Nintendo Switch Switch following its release was in March 2017 was definitely a factor in the success of this recent Mario RPG game and its something that Nintendo’s last generation console was definitely lacking in after late 2012.
As it relates to 2019-2020 everyone is anticipated the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5. As it curry stands we do not know hardly anything about the PlayStation 5 or even know what the console looks like. However, it has been confirmed by Sony that the all 5 will have a PSVR 2 as it seeks to make Virtual Reality gameplay an essential feature for the next generation console on the future. As far as how popular the PlayStation 5 will be that is something that is very hard to predict right now. However, many people have high hopes for the PlayStation 5 seeing how successful the PlayStation 4 has been since its release back in November 2013.
Since its release the PlayStation 4 has managed to sell at least 80 million units worldwide surpassing rival consoles such as the Wii-U and the Xbox One within the 10’s decade. To predict how much it will sell within its first year is tough and saying that its going reach 20 million units worldwide in sales within that time period is almost impossible to predict.
When we think about some of the most popular fighting games that was released back in 2015 the top two titles that instantly comes to mind are Mortal Kombat X and Tekken 7. Both games received a significant amount mainstream attention following their respective releases and received positive receptions from fans and critics alike. But in terms of which game was better is something that is debatable. If you are a fan of 3D fighting games than then Tekken 7 is most like your cup of tea especially if you are a long time fan of the series. If you have been a MK fan since Mortal Kombat 3 & 4 from the mid to late 90’s the story mode along the characters included in Mortal Kombat X such as Shinnok, Quan-Chi, Tanya and others was something worth checking out.
While both games looked impressive visually there is no doubt that Tekken 7 was much better since it utilized the Unreal Engine 4 will MK X used the Unreal Engine 3 despite both games being released within the same year. But as far as which title was more closer to reaching “Fighting Game of the Year” status many people would probably lean more towards Mortal Kombat X. The introduction of new characters in Mortal Kombat X along with the momentum the series had following the release of MK IX back in 2011 were arguably significant factors in relation to the overall success of the game itself.
As many people know online multiplayer gaming has been a big deal for at least a decade now and it seems to be improving in relation to popularity each year. We have games like Red Dead Redemption 2 along with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 which are huge names for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One and the feedback of both games from fans are generally positive. However, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a game where the main attraction attraction relies on the online multiplayer Battle Royale mode which was made popular by Fortnite back in 2017. The lack of campaign mode in Black Ops 4 is something that is appealing to many people who have been huge fans of the series within the 10’s decade.
While all the other Call of Duty: Black Ops titles had campaign modes some argue that Black Ops 4 not having a campaign mode could end up diminishing its replay value especially if there is a direct sequel. Once online servers for older generation games that relies mainly on online gameplay shuts down they tend to have little to no value which has been true for games such as Final Fantasy XI, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and others. While emphasis on local multiplayer gameplay in current generation video games sounds like a much better idea in theory video game companies emphasize online gaming since it draws more revenue. While GTA: 5 has an amazing online multiplayer game mode the story mode itself is a huge attraction. which adds to its overall replay; while being a game that many people still play today despite being released in 2013.
As many people know the PS1 Classic was released back on December 12th with at least 20 exciting classics such as Tekken 3, Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid and others. While it was cool to get a re-release of the 32-bit game system with at least 20 pre-loaded games it received mixed to negative reviews since it came out which does not come off as too much of a surprise. In this day and age many place emphasis on visuals in relation to gaming which especially been true during this generation with consoles such as the PlsyStation 4 and the Xbox One. While high quality 3D visuals that utilizes powerful game engines such as Unreal are attractive today the basic beta-like 3D gameplay for the PS1 Classic looks highly outdated because it is.
In fact, a set of disks that included HD versions of each game that was included on the PS1 Classic may have been a better alternative than re-releasing a retro based console with 20 pre-loaded games from the mid to late 90’s that were inferior in quality compared to what we have now. Overall, the PS1 Classic may not have lived up to everyone’s expectations but its nice that Sony gave us something in relation to 90’s nostalgia.