The first game I booted up was NBA 2K14. I had to wait a little while for the full game to install but one of the cool things about the PS4 is it will install almost like a demo version of the game with limited features until the full game is installed. I waited a little longer so I could play as the Clippers. It looks pretty good. Definitely a huge improvement since the last time I played an NBA 2K title. What the real highlight of the game is the atmosphere they create. From the roar of the crowd, the sideline interviews, the mascots and everything else you would expect from a NBA game whether you’re watching it at home or live at the arena.
Need for Speed Rivals
I didn’t spend heaps of time on this one probably because I hated the tutorial. You’re asked to choose between cop or racer and then even after you finish the tutorial for your selection you have to play the tutorial as the one you didn’t select. The game looks good and it drives great – but I didn’t think there was a huge upgrade between this and the last Need for Speed game.
Battlefield immediately had me when the campaign started with “Total Eclipse of the Heart” playing. This games looks awesome and of course it plays really well too. I haven’t touched the multiplayer yet but I haven’t heard great things. Hopefully by the time I get to it then it will be working properly. I haven’t played enough of the story yet to comment but it seemed interesting enough.
Killzone Shadow Fall
Killzone looks amazing. The intro sequence where it’s panning across the city is unreal and it really demonstrated the power of the PS4. The story is a bit generic so far and according to an FAQ it’s only 10 chapters long. I’m already on chapter 3 after one afternoon. I haven’t tried the multiplayer yet either.
I could discuss the features of the console but in the end it’s all about the games. That’s what you buy a console for. If you’re going to get the PS4 in the next pre order release or early next year then I would definitely recommend Killzone and Battlefield. While Need for Speed and NBA 2K14 are good – they’re not essential purchases.