I was a much more passionate gamer when I was younger, but I still felt a thrill and crazy anticipation while watching the PlayStation 5 reveal video. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll be scraping together my pennies and getting one as soon as I can.
As for the games I’m most excited about… Let’s do a personal top five:
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - I’ve loved every one of these incredible, silly, moving games since the very first one. I have much sentimental value attached to them, so that’s surely affecting things here. Still, this one looks like a blast. I‘m intrigued by the portal mechanic they’ve got going. I’m so excited for this one.
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales - This is sure to be more of a Spider-Man 1.5, but I’m still all in. I can’t recall any other game in recent years that brought me such intense delight. I’m looking forward to web swinging again soon.
- Horizon: Forbidden West - Zero Dawn was a jaw-dropping experience for me. The fantastical but still very real world that was created still boggles my mind. This new one looks to top it in so many ways.
- Deathloop - I wasn’t expecting anything like this fascinating game. I’ve always been a sucker for games that mess with time in creative ways (like Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time). Deathloop looks to be inventive and a heck of a lot of fun.
- Project Athia - I don’t really know what the heck was going on with this one, but color me super intrigued. It looks fast-paced, exciting, and surrounded by a hefty dose of beguiling mystery. I’m looking forward to seeing this one develop.
I’ve always loved the PlayStation system, so I was sure I’d be looking forward to this new generation no matter what. However, I was still blown away with how amazing the games looked. I’m also a huge fan of the appearance of the new console. While the new Xbox definitely looks like a capable machine, the PS5 looks to be both a technical powerhouse and something I would actually feel proud to display in my home.
I can’t wait for it!