PS4 has enjoyed a great 2017, and it only looks to go from strength to stength as the year rolls on.. We also have the excellent NieR: Automata to dig into, giving the cult classic the sequel it deserves. And now we have a crushing RPG in the form of The Surge alongside Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 for fans needing a fight fix.
We also now have all the games shown off at E3 2017 to look forward to; including PES 2018, Assasin’s Creed Origins and Middle Earth: Shadow of War.
It’s a great time to be a PS4 player, and it’s only going to get better in 2017, enjoy the list and get gaming.
Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age
Square Enix has remastered yet another entr
y in the classic JRPG series for PS4, this time in the form of 2006’s Final Fantasy 12. Zodiac Age brings a plethora of visual and gameplay improvements to the original experience, making it more accessible than ever before.
The world of Ivalice is a gorgeous one, brought to life by some realistic characters and a narrative filled with political intrigue and a slowly unfolding war. Final Fantasy 12 has always been a polarizing entry in the eyes of fans, and this remaster finally gives a classic the attention it rightly deserves.
YS VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
YS VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana feels like a JRPG pulled straight from the PS2 era. While its graphics are relatively primitive on the powerhouse that is the PS4, it manages to excel with excellent hack ‘n’ slash gameplay and fun, tongue-in-cheek storytelling.
Upon the game’s opening you wash up on a deserted island, one that doesn’t seem to appear on any maps. You soon stumble upon an evil plot that must be stopped by teaming up with a selection of quirky yet lovable characters. Lacrimosa of Dana’s anime-infused art style is lovely, allowing battles to feel both both and flashy.
Those looking for a hack ‘n’ slash adventure with a little more depth than usual can definitely do worse than this.
Night in the Woods
Night in the Woods is a funny, creative and surprisingly touching adventure game, and a definite sleeper hit of 2017. You play as Mae, a talking cat having returned from a failed college degree to her quiet hometown of Possum Springs. Be warned, it’s filled with anthropomorphic creatures with attitude.
By meeting up with old friends and making new ones you’ll view life through a different lens and come to release that things change, friends leave and life doesn’t stop for anybody. Packed with clever minigames and strikingly original dialogue, Night in the Woods is a special little experience well worth picking up on PSN.
After taking PC by storm earlier this year, Stardew Valley and its charming mixture of farming, exploration and dungeon crawling is finally on PS4, and it’s just as good as we’d hoped.
You’re a new citizen in the town of Stardew Valley, starting a fresh new life as a farmer in charge of your own land, crop and animals. Every day you’ll wake up and carry out whatever tasks you want, whether it be going on dates, digging up trees or hitting the local bar.
Much like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley is capable of sapping hundreds upon hundreds of hours from you if you get carried away. It’s utterly addictive, dripping with bundles of charm that make it difficult not to love. It’s also really cheap, sitting at £11.99 on the PlayStation Store.