411 Games Top 5 1.11.14: Top 5 Wanted Playstation NOW Games
Posted by Sean Garmer on 01.11.2014
From Final Fantasy XI and Grand Theft Auto III to Tekken, Enter the Matrix: Path of Neo and more, the 411 staff counts down the top 5 wanted games on the Playstation Now service!
Hello everyone, I hope it has been a good week for all the readers out there. It is all about NOW for the Sony Gakai service.
This week, the 411 staff was asked to give out lists for their Top 5 games they would like to see on the PS NOW streaming service
Stephen Randle (Games Zone Reviewer, Quizmaster for the Four Player Co-op, Host of "Cooperative Multiplayer" The Official 411 Games Podcast, Writer of the Wrestling News Experience)
5. Journey - Are you telling me this wasn't one of the first games you thought of? I can't even begin to imagine what it would look like in glorious 1080p HD.
4. Vandal Hearts - An old forgotten franchise, which I really liked. Well, the first game, anyway. The second one went with a weirder battle system where units moved at the same time and you had to anticipate the enemy moves, which I didn't really like. This one isn't even on PSN yet, so I can't have it even on my PS3. Come on, Sony, what's the holdup?
3. Final Fantasy IX - I never need a reason to play this game. It's still criminally under-appreciated, and even though a lot of it would probably be pixellated as hell, I would still enjoy every minute of playing it.
2. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 Remixes - Well, why would I want to play an HD version of a game if I'm not playing it on the console that can do so in 1080p? Plus, I couldn't finish the second game because my RF adapter on my PS2 was so terrible that I was getting scanlines when I played, and then PS3 came along and I never went back. I somewhat regret that, and would like to give it another shot.
1. Persona 5 - Come on, Atlus, you're putting out the next Persona game in late 2014 (which probably means sometime in 2015 for the Americas), on the PS3? I know you guys are usually a console behind, but seriously, you're going to make me drag out my PS3 over a year after I took it out of rotation for the PS4? Come on, you've got to get that on the streaming service. Of course, that won't happen until years later, there's no doubt they won't put new releases on PS Now right away, but I can dream.
John Cash (Reader Voice, Occasionally Contributes to Four Player Co-op)
5. Thrill Kill: This might be an odd selection, but hear me out. If I were to get this service, I'd want to have access to things I didn't have access to previously, like regional exclusives or, in the case of Thrill Kill, games that weren't released at all. Thrill Kill is basically finished, and all you'd have to do is have someone touch it up and put it on there, and I'm sure people would be all over it. We live in an era where two of the most celebrated television shows on the air feature graphic decapitations, incestuous sex scenes, blood gushing everywhere, and nudity galore, I think it's safe to say that Thrill Kill would be pretty tame or at least "on par" now. Looking at game footage today, and it definitely seems kind of whimsical in a parody sort of way.
4. The Missing Yakuza Games: If you haven't played Yakuza, it's absolutely your loss, and would be a great reason to get PSNow. The first couple games were released in America, but since then we've only received one or two spin-off games, while there are actually three or four Yakuza games that they just didn't bother to release here in North America, and that's a shame.
3. The first three Tekken games: I was one of the few kids in my area that lived and breathed Tekken over Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Super Street Fighter II Volume Four: Alpha Strike Championship Edition. My main was always King or Armor King. It would just be fun to get some arcade perfect ports on PSNow, or at least get to play Tekken Ball mode again with Gon and Dr. Boskonovitch
2. Grand Theft Auto III HD Remix: I don't even want to hear about GTA IV being in Liberty City, as far as I'm concerned, that was a completely different place. Just give me a texture upgrade, with the same old game mechanics and physics, and I will buy into PSNow exclusively for that. Well, almost, anyway. GTA III is one of two games that I still plug my PS2 back in to play every once in a while, the other being Tekken Tag Tournament.
1. The Persona Series: I... have fallen way too far behind on this series. Everyone I know that is a gamer tells me that I will love the series, especially Persona IV, but I just can't find it anywhere, and it's just one of those elusive games where when I have the money to buy it it's not available or too expensive, and when I don't have the money it's on eBay or Amazon for $20, taunting me. Having the whole series in one place for the same price would be awesome, and would definitely help sway my vote this coming year as I decide on which 8th gen console to get.
Todd Vote (Games Zone Reviewer)
I figure a lot of the top end games will eventually find their way to the service, so I am going to try and limit my list to games that probably have a less than average chance of making it. In other words, the worst list ever!
5. Jet Moto - this is by far the most fun I have had with a jet ski game. the game released on the PS1. It had a lot of unique tracks, a pretty decent soundtrack. One thing that was different about it was it's shuttle race style. Where you would race to a check-point, round a cone and race back to the starting line. That would complete a lap. This meant that in addition to the in game obstacles, players would at times have to deal with other racers heading the opposite direction as well.
4. Destruction Derby - Racing, smashing, smashing, and racing. If not the whole game, I would be happy if they just put the demo derby levels in the game. Big circular arena, lots of cars, all smashing into one another. This game was a blast. I didn't enjoy the racing portion as much as I did the demo derbies, but all of it was fun.
3. MTV Celebrity Death Match - Was it a great game? Probably not by a long shot. Was it fun? It was for me, as I was a big fan of the show. So, what the hell, I'll include it just because. Of course there are a lot better games that are going to be on Playstation Now.
2. Def Jam: Fight for New York - I imagine there are a whole heap of licensing issues that would keep this game from appearing on the service. But at the time it was a tremendous alternative to the WWE games that were releasing. It was a return of the AKI engine that everybody loved from No Mercy. Granted it wasn't exactly the same, but it produced a surprisingly fun game.
1. Enter the Matrix: Path of Neo - I know that a lot of people didn't like this game. It had a few problems, but I felt it was overall a solid game. Plus it had an alternate ending to the movie franchise that was somewhere out of left field.
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