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A while back, I had the pleasure of revealing to you guys one of my all-time favourite hobbies that had nothing to do with reading or blogging: gaming. Throughout that post, I took the time to explain the stigma often attached to video games and gamers around the world, especially when it came down to the unfortunate causal relation falsely attached to it, that is that video games causes violence. While we have come very far in demystifying it through science and social awareness, there is always that one person who will invite polarized conversation regarding it, a trend that is far too common today with the help of social media.
In that post, I also went on to explain why I loved video games so much and how it became, throughout my life, an important pillar of my existence. Nothing has changed since then though. I’ve only been adding more fuel to the fiery love that I have for this universe that I still firmly believe that I will cherish with all my heart for the rest of my life. Video games continue to offer me an escape that not only challenge me on many levels but immerse me in unforgettable stories with incredible characters when done right! ❤
Today, I wanted to bring back this post with a second part to mostly mark the end of a generation of gaming as I entered the next-gen with the arrival of the Playstation 5. Yes. I am one of the lucky guys who got his hands on a console on its release without any intention of embarking in any scalper business, and it has been a marvelous new piece of technology so far!
Since in my previous post, I shared some of my favourite PS3 games of all time, I thought it would be a good idea to quickly share with you guys some of my favourite games that I thoroughly played through on the PS4. Luckily, the PS5 comes with backwards compatibility and will allow me to revisit all the PS4 games that I have already played or still need to get around to!
Without further ado, here are five games that I adored playing on my PS4 (they aren’t all exclusives). For all those curious about the game but have no plan on playing them, I’ve put the “movie” cut of each of these games here for you guys to enjoy them comfortably without the hassle of having to play them! 😉
Ever since Demon’s Souls on PS3, FromSoftware became one of my all time favourite video game companies and Bloodborne might be their most polished and visually-stunning game ever. In Bloodborne, you play as a Hunter in a grim Gothic, Victorian era-inspired city of Yharnam with inhabitants afflicted by a deadly decease. With their signature challenging game mechanics, you are thus off to explore this city and all of its mysterious and dangerous creatures.
BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (2015).
Did you not see this coming? The Arkham series is one of the best things that has ever happened to superhero video games and Batman: Arkham Knight is the final chapter to an incredible saga. From the gameplay to the story, this was a fantastic farewell but definitely not the last time we’ll see Batman or even Rocksteady Studios as they recently announced their upcoming game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, for 2022.
UNCHARTED 4 (2016).
I mentioned it before but here I am again, the Uncharted series rose to the highest place in my list of favourite games of all time and this fourth installment was the final chapter of Nathan Drake’s adventures. While I’m sad that it came to an end, it was the perfect send-off. At least now I can look forward to the upcoming live-action movie adaptation where Tom Holland will take on the role of Nathan Drake! Secretly, I’m actually very scared of how it’s going to turn out.
GOD OF WAR (2018).
This was ABSOLUTELY marvelous. I loved every single second of this adventure and I can’t wait for its sequel Ragnarok next year! The story serves as a sequel to God of War III but this time, instead of having Kratos slay through the gods from Greek mythology, we have him venturing in the Norse realm and it is GLORIOUS! Add in the special father-son bond explored in this game, you’ve got yourself a masterpiece!
MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN (2018)
The last superhero game to come out right before the next-gen release was none other than Spider-Man and what’s better is that one of my favourite game companies is behind it, Insomniac Games! The story here doesn’t revisit his origins or anything like that but dives straight into a mystery revolving around Mister Negative and deadly virus threat. Rest assured that this might be one of the best iteration of Spider-Man we’ve ever seen!