More Reviews
REVIEWS Kinect Sports Rivals Review
It's been far too long since Microsoft's Xbox consoles had a Kinect-only title. Is the wait worth it?

LEGO The Hobbit Review
Lego the Hobbit isn't just your standard Lego game. It's a junior RPG built to charm and ensorcel you, brick by brick.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Hitman GO Preview
Murder at the swipe of a finger.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES LEGO The Hobbit
Release date: Out Now

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Release date: Out Now

Trials Fusion
Release date: Out Now

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14


LATEST FEATURES Ouya's Best Games Coming to the Platform
The Kickstarter console is slowly establishing itself with a couple of creative gems on the way.

Tips for The Elder Scrolls Online: The Vestige's Guide
Just a handful of ways to keep yourself from dying.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP danielrbischoff
Peace in the Era of Call of Duty
By danielrbischoff
Posted on 04/15/14
In a world dominated by violent media, Americans are no more eager to go to war than they were in the 1980s or the 1960s or the 1940s. Hasn't it always been someone else's problem? The overwhelming majority would rather go on thinking it had nothing to do with them and there...

DAILY MANIFESTO

PlanetSide 2 Would Be A Perfect Next-Gen Launch Title

Posted on Tuesday, December 18 @ 13:42:04 Eastern by Jonathan_Leack

If you love explosions, you have to play PlanetSide 2.

Here I was playing PlanetSide 2 this week, participating in massive battles with aircraft flying overhead, lasers shooting every which way, and absolute mayhem no matter where I went. I couldn't help but feel sorry for console-exclusive gamers who have been held back from the age of last-gen consoles, but soon that should change.

It's all but confirmed at this point that an Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4—whatever you want to call them—have already been designed and are preparing for a roll-out in the next 24-months. It's no surprise that they're rumored to have more powerful hardware than their predecessors, especially in the memory department. While many gamers see better hardware as simply offering more realistic visual experiences, there are other perks to having more processing power.

Qualities like A.I. and physics are very processing-intensive, and would enhance several styles of video games, but scale is something that just about every genre can benefit from. PlanetSide 2 is the perfect example of how scale can make an experience better. Being able to battle across massive landmasses without loading times and hopping into huge battles seamlessly has rarely been demonstrated. We saw it to an extent with MAG, and Battlefield 3 was a tiny snapshot, but PlanetSide 2 is a whole different animal.

The most difficult task of next-gen consoles is proving that they are worth the investment. You know they're going to be more expensive than their predecessors, and the graphics won't be a quantum leap like we have seen in the past—thanks, diminishing returns. As such, I can't think of a more fitting game to illustrate why next-gen consoles are necessary.

PlanetSide 2 is full of "wow factor", a quality that has become rare as last-gen consoles approach their seventh and eigth years on the market. If it were to be sold as a launch title for the new era of hardware, then gamers would quickly get the memo that jumping to the new generation is worth the price of admission.
Related Games:   PlanetSide 2


comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution