Sony didn’t hold anything back during the PS5 reveal event. There were plenty of games shown that I’m really interested in, but these were my five favorite ones.
At long last, the PS5 has officially been revealed and in my opinion, the future of the console seems bright based on what was shown during the presentation. What I enjoyed and was impressed by the most is how there were some familiar game franchises shown with new installments coming, which is what most fans were hoping for. But, there are also a variety of new IP’s on the way that are equally impressive. There are only five that resonated the most with me, though. So, here they are.
5. Sackboy: A Big Adventure
I was sort of expecting a new entry in the LittleBigPlanet series, and this is the closest thing fans are getting. I’m definitely not complaining and I’m sure most won’t though since it does look like a ton of fun. It’s giving off a ton of 3D platformer vibes and I absolutely love that since I don’t think I’ve seen many of these kinds of games on PlayStation consoles in quite some time, certainly not on the PS4. The last one I remember is Ratchet & Clank back in 2016, and even then, it’s more of an action/adventure game. But, I could be wrong. Regardless, I can see a lot of inspiration from the Mario series in this game, which is always a great thing. I’m looking forward to learning more and eventually playing it for myself.
4. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Out of all the new IP’s revealed, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is the one that caught my attention the most. I saw someone online say it looks like a playable Disney film and I totally agree. I can’t expect less since the creators are animation filmmakers, so it only makes sense they bring that expertise into this project. I absolutely adore the art-style and I can already sense an emotionally crafted story based on the characters you see and the world around you. Plus, the gameplay looks very smooth in terms of the movement and the combat. This has jumped up pretty high on my list for most anticipated games.
3. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man was one of my favorite games of 2018 and I truly believe it’s the greatest Spider-Man game ever made. You can only imagine the excitement I felt when I saw this reveal during the presentation. I’m still a bit unsure about what this is exactly, though. I’m not sure whether it’s a full game or sort of an addition/DLC to the original game. It doesn’t seem like a direct sequel to the original since there are certain storylines and cliffhangers left off at the end of the game which hint at a continuation of Peter Parker’s story. I don’t think these plot points would make much sense with Miles. Also, with the reveal of my next game on the list, it only confirms my suspicions about all of this since it’s from the same developer and it may have its hands full with that project. But, it doesn’t mean I’m not overwhelmingly hyped to play this game. I love Miles Morales’ story and I’m very much looking forward to see how it unfolds in a new, creative way.
2. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
At long last, we’re finally getting a new Ratchet & Clank game. Although the last one released back in 2016, that was more of a re-imagining rather than an entirely new game. It was still extremely fun to play though and it’s one of the best games on the PS4, by far. However, this new installment looks very promising with the new rift mechanic, which seems to transport the characters through different realities and dimensions. I’m intrigued to see how that plays out since you see a glimpse of how it works both in the cinematic cutscenes and the gameplay. You even see what seems to be Ratchet’s female counterpart in an alternate reality. It’s going to be fun to see how it all plays out.
1. Horizon II: Forbidden West
This was the reveal I was waiting for during the entire event. The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn has been hinted at for quite some time now and it’s finally a reality. The first game is extremely unique and something I’ve never seen in another game before in terms of storytelling and the setting. Now, however, Aloy is traveling to new locations, that being western America in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco. From what I gathered from the trailer, she’s trying to stop something from spreading and getting worse. I’m assuming it’s the machines taking over the entire world. But, it’s obvious she’ll have other threats to worry about as well. This is going to be an incredible game to experience.
Honorable mentions: Godfall, Returnal, Resident Evil: Village, Pragmata, Ghostwire: Tokyo