You may have heard that a little game that goes by the name of Sunset Overdrive is releasing this week and, unfortunately, it’s an Xbox One exclusive – but don’t despair. While Xbox One owners will be playing Sunset Overdrive, there are plenty of other activities that we PlayStation gamers can get up to and we decided to make a list of suggestions.
Note: This is written in jest and, even though we might be a little salty that we won’t be able to play Sunset Overdrive unless we go out and buy an Xbox One, please don’t take this seriously. We certainly didn’t.
Why not relive the good old days by playing Resistance 3. Take a trip down memory lane to a time when Sony and Insomniac Games were like two pees in a pod and we PlayStation gamers took them for granted. Probably some of their finest work, Resistance 3 made up for all of the mistakes of Resistance 2 and then some by being one of the greatest shooters of the last console generation.
Sunset Overdrive is all about shooting energy-drink infused mutant enemies while grinding around a colourful city – but why waste your time doing this in a game when you can do it IN REAL LIFE! Pull on your best pair of in-line Bauers skates, bungle all of your mates into the back of a van, ply them with a few crates of their favourite caffeine-infused refreshments and then unleash them on the local skate-park. You can then give them a new coat of paint till your heart’s content.
Disclaimer: No, we don’t really suggest you do any of that. It sounds dangerous. And expensive.
What better time to shout about how great the PS4 sales, number of exclusives, Metacritic ratings etc are? While the Xbox One owners are tucking into Sunset Overdrive, the PS4 fans can spout the gospel according to Sony where ever they please while the opposition is too busy to respond.
In a strange turn of events, Square Enix and developers Deck13 have announced that Lords of the Fallen has a new EU release date and – surprise! – its tomorrow. The Action RPG was originally due out on Friday but now it will be available both digitally and at retail tomorrow. The game will please beard and facial tattoo enthusiasts alike as the main character has an impressive bush of chin fluff and some mean looking ink to boot. Lords of the Fallen was a game that left a really positive impression on me when I got my hands on it at Gamescom 2014, channelling the positives of a From Software classic but feeling more than just another Dark Souls clone. Hell of an alternative to Sunset Overdrive…
For a console that has no games, the PS4 sure does have a lot of games (not to brag, but my collection is now at 91 games) and if you are anything like me, you are already building up a PS4 pile of shame – those games that you start and, for one reason or another, neglect to finish. Why not use this lull in AAA PS4 exclusives by removing a few from the pile and finally finishing them off. The probability is, you have a PS3 and Vita pile of shame too so it may be high tide you dig them out too and give them some long over due attention. At least this way you will be too busy to read all of the “Sunset Overdrive is soooooooooo the best game ever made ever” comments that are bound to arrive tomorrow – at least until LittleBigPlanet 3 arrives.
In all seriousness though, It is great to see Insomniac Games spread their wings and there was little doubt in my mind that the Sunset Overdrive would be anything less than fantastic. The studio produced some of my favourite PlayStation games of all time in the shape of Ratchet & Clank and Resistance 3 and a studio of that calibre almost always deliver something special and I can’t wait to see what they do with the Ratchet & Clank remake when they finally return to the PlayStation fold.