With the current gen of consoles ending soon, we take a look back at the best ip’s created during this gen.
LittleBigPlanet is a very fun platformer which allows users to create and share levels. LBP is very unique in it’s style of graphics and gameplay. Jumping is very floaty compared to other platformers which is not a bad thing, but unique. So far there have been 2 LBP games on PS3 and another 2 for PSP and PS Vita respectively. I don’t know how much Media Molecule can add to LBP3 but they surpised me with LBP2 so they deserve a chance to prove themselves.
Resistance is a science fiction horror series of first-person shooter and third-person shooter video games developed by Insomniac Games. It follows Nathan Hale and his struggles during the chimera war. Resistance is an all around fun game that is very underrated, especially the third one which is amazing. The Resistance collection is out, so if you haven’ t try it out, now’s a good time.
inFamous follows Cole, a bike runner turned superhero. inFamous 1 and 2 are open world with story and side missions available. In inFamous 2, players can create missions and open up more ways to play the game. The inFamous collection is out so purchase it if you still didn’t play any of these 2 awesome games.
7. Xenoblade Chronicles
The game follows a young man named Shulk. He wields the titular Xenoblade, an energy blade called the Monado against the Mechon in order to ultimately save the world. One of the most underrated games of the gen (up there with Starhawk). It didn’t sell as much as it should but it got an outstanding reception from the media. It won a few game of the year awards and best Wii game award. If you love rpg’s and have a Wii, buy this game.
6. Dead Space
Dead Space follows Issac Clarke through his struggles, mentally with his girlfriend, and physically with creatures called necromorphs. Dead Space is all about dismemberment and gore. It’s more of a jump scare game than a horror game so don’t worry about getting scared. Dead Space is one of the few amazing IP’s EA has published (Mirror’s Edge) and I hope it doesn’t lose it’s darkish roots (*looks at Dead Space 3…*).
The game is played from the perspective of Artyom and the story takes place in post-apocalyptic Moscow, mostly inside the metro system. Metro 2033 is based off a novel written in 2005 in Russia by Dmitry Glukhovsky. With the fall of THQ, the Metro franchise was bought out by Koch Media. Hopefully, Metro: Last Light will retain most of it’s current content since Koch has the final say since they are the publisher.
Borderlands 1 and 2 follow 4 vault hunters who are trying to uncover where the vault is. I find Borderlands shines in gameplay and character dialogue which is why many people pour hours into those games. Gearbox has said they won’t be making a Borderlands 3, but after how well BL2 sold, 2K has other plans just like what they did making Bioshock 2 when Ken didn’t want to.
Uncharted follows Nathan Drake and his adventures with his friends (Sully and Elena). Uncharted is one of the most cinematic games this gen and it’s very enjoyable for all age groups. I can’t find a single person who really dislikes Uncharted (of course there’s fanboys) but it’s an amazing franchise that should keep on delivering on next-gen.
Portal is created by Valve. Enough said? In Portal, you play as a test subject named Chell who is trying to escape the lab. GLaDOS (an evil robot) trys to stop you from leaving and creates these puzzles you have to solve (After playing Portal 2, we know how that ended…). Portal is an amazing IP which I think won’t have a game for a longggg time considering how the last one ended and Valve working on the Steambox, Source Engine 2, and yes I’m going to say it, “Half-Life 3″.
Bioshock is really something special. Created in the crazy mind of Ken Levine, Bioshock’s setting explores many themes throughout history with an amazing set of characters, story, and gameplay. Rapture was a fun city to explore. From the ruins of the past people to fighting Big Daddies with the huge drills, Rapture sets itself apart from others. Bioshock Infinite looks to do the same thing. Instead of dark corridors, now there’s huge outdoor spaces that are colorful. A skyline to ride and tears to open courtesy of Liz.
PS3 truly had the most memorable new IP’s this gen and hopefully other companies can do the same.
Gear of War
So what are your favorite new IP’s this gen? Comment below?