Listmas 2016: Games to Potentially Pad my PS4 Library

Now that the PS4 has finally joined my gaming family, I have begun the all-important task of acquiring a collection of games to accompany it.  What good is a shiny new console without games, after all?  Thus far, the PS4 section of my gaming shelf consists only of the Ratchet & Clank remake and Uncharted 4, which is a sad sight indeed.  Fortunately, with Christmas coming up, I might just be able to do something about it.  And so, without further ado, a delightful list containing the potential games I might add to my PS4’s library (even if some of them are nowhere near being released).

   9: World of Final Fantasy: I’m on the fence about this one.  It’s certainly not a traditional Final Fantasy game, as you apparently collect monsters to help you fight (people say it’s a mix of Final Fantasy and Pokemon), so that makes me a bit hesitant.  On the other hand, it does look rather cute, and the inclusion of characters and references from other games in the series is appealing, as well.  So…we’ll see about this one.

   8: The Last Guardian: Apparently this game has been under development for years.  And yet, I never even heard of it until recently, when I found a slip of paper advertising it inside my case for Uncharted 4.  While I don’t usually fall prey to such advertising schemes, the game looked intriguing, and I decided to look up more about it online.  It seems gameplay involves working together with a huge griffin-like creature, so it could be something rather different to check out.

Video from Youtube User: PlayStation

7: Final Fantasy XV: Some may find it strange that this game is rather low in my list, but I have had my doubts about new installments of the Final Fantasy series ever since FFXII.  Nevertheless, I still keep buying them, so what does that say about me?  Anyway, this particular entry looks rather different, and despite some reviews saying the game’s story isn’t great, there’s a good chance I’ll still be tempted to check it out, nonetheless.

6: Skylar & Plux: You may recall a post I wrote not so long ago about this game, but if not, Skylar & Plux is an upcoming platformer that takes inspiration from games like Ratchet & Clank and Jak and Daxter.  It looks promising, but it also seems to be a rather small game, and I have no history with these characters yet, so it’s not quite as high on my list as games I am more familiar with.  I’d still really like to get my hands on it if I can, though.

5: Final Fantasy VII Remake: Like so many other people out there, I hoped and hoped that there would be a remake for Final Fantasy VII, which remains to this day one of the very best entries of the series.  Now that we are finally getting our wish, however, I’m rather disappointed that the game is going to be released in episodes.  How exactly this is going to work, I don’t yet know, but considering we still have no release date, I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see.

4: Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom: It seems many people have not heard of Ni no Kuni for the PS3, so let me just start by saying that it was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had with an RPG in many years.  This colorful, funny, and charming RPG, to my great delight, is getting a sequel for the PS4, and while I have no idea when it will be released, I can already say with great certainty that it will be mine one day.

Video from Youtube User: Bandai Namco Entertainment America

3: Kingdom Hearts 2.8: There’s a bit more to the title, but you know what I mean.  I’m getting rather lost when it comes to what all these strange Kingdom Hearts semi-sequels are about.  All I know is that this one is a must.  Unlike previous installments that largely only contained HD remakes of previously released games, this one looks as if it’s going to have some extra cool new content (and an HD remake of Dream Drop Distance, which makes my 3DS redundant).  And it has an actual release date!

Video from Youtube User: Kingdom Hearts

  2: Kingdom Hearts 3: What can really be said about Kingdom Hearts 3?  Pretty much every KH fan has been eagerly awaiting this game, and though there is still no release date, I know I will be buying it.  Someday.  And after such a long wait, it better be awesome!

1: Yooka-Laylee: Honestly, as excited as I am for KH3, I think I might be even more excited for Yooka-Laylee, that wonderful revival of Banjo-Kazooie-style goodness.  I await this game’s release with great anticipation, and I hope it will bring about the return of platformers!

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Hatm0nster says:

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about FFXV, so you should be safe there. As for recommendations, perhaps it would also be worth looking into Psychonauts 2 and the Crash Bandicoot ‘N Sanity Collection. They should both be out sometime next year.


    1. duckofindeed says:

      I’ll certainly have to get FFXV, then. I started getting bored of the Final Fantasy series after FFXIII, but returning to some of the older entries like FFIV and FFV has rekindled my love for the games. Oh, yeah, I’ve been wanting to get that Crash Bandicoot collection, too. The only part of that series I have ever played was that small bit in Uncharted 4. I’d like to finally play those games in their entirety.

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  2. Great list! Like Hatm0nster, I’ve heard good things about Final Fantasy XV, and of course The Last Guardian has a lot of interest surrounding it. I’m also keeping an eye on Horizon: Zero Dawn (and Mass Effect: Andromeda but I’m trying to keep the hype down for that one).


    1. duckofindeed says:

      I’m definitely going to add FFXV and The Last Guardian to my gaming collection in the future, though right now I’m saving up my money for KH2.8 and Yooka-Laylee. They’re definitely high on the list, though, now that I’m hearing good things about them. I just looked up that Horizon game, and it looks pretty interesting, too. The PS4 has so many good games coming out lately. I think I bought the console at a good time.

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      1. I just jumped on the PS4 train as well, so I’m right there with you. Yooka-Laylee seems like it’s going to be a good one, too!


  3. Nice list! I’m getting all tempted by Final Fantasy XV too. Like I don’t have enough to play as it is haha


    1. duckofindeed says:

      I was starting to run out of games to play, but now it looks as if I’ll soon have more games than I can manage, too. It’s always nice having an excess of games to look forward to.

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  4. Mr. Panda says:

    Great list! Many of them are the primary reasons I got a PS4 last year!


    1. duckofindeed says:

      PlayStation always seems to have the best collection of games for me. This was the case with my PS2 and PS3, and it’s good to see the PS4 will be no different.

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