What Game is the "Resistance" of The PS4 ?

Posted by SMGBlanket (20 posts) 1 year, 2 months ago

Poll: What Game is the "Resistance" of The PS4 ? (159 votes)

Watch Dogs 7%
Battlefield 4 2%
Killzone: Shadowfall 31%
inFAMOUS Second Son 29%
Call of Duty: Ghosts 1%
Knack 4%
DriveClub 2%
Assassins Creed IV 0%
The Order: 1886 11%
Destiny 4%
Metal Gear Solid 5 2%
PlanetSide 2 1%
DCUO 2%
Other 5%

What will be the biggest "killer app" of the PS4 like Resistance was for the PS3 not like as the only good title as the PS3 Launch but like the "best title" at launch/launch window. Personally I think its Watch Dogs

#1 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5353 posts) -

You didn't include Diablo 3! Alongside such luminaries as DCUO and Planetside 2, who could doubt it's worthiness?

#2 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

hopefully there is none, resistance was awful.

#3 Posted by Wuddel (2092 posts) -

Many of the listed ones will not be even launch window titles.

#4 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

I don't remember Resistance being all that special. It was fine at the time (mostly due to it having splitscreen co-op campaign) but that's all the good I have to say about it.

With that said I bet Killzone will be the "Resistance" of the PS4 in that most people will forget about it pretty quick and that inFamous will be the exclusive game people actually talk about.

#5 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2246 posts) -

Resistance was supposed to be killer? Does the series get better after the first one because that was the most FPS ass FPS I've ever played.

#6 Posted by RVonE (4634 posts) -

Most of those aren't PS4 exclusives. For something to be a killer app in the sense that it moves units, it has to be exclusive to the PS4 just like Resistance was for PS3.

#7 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

PS3's launch lineup was pretty grim huh?

#8 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2365 posts) -

I disagree with Resistance being a killer app.

Anyway, I guess I'd say Killzone, assuming the community doesn't die out in the first 5 months like KZ3.

#9 Posted by Wuddel (2092 posts) -

The age of big exclusives is over. Especially with the hardware being so similar. And that is a good thing.

#10 Posted by benpicko (2005 posts) -

I'm sure there will be a lot of average PS4 games

#11 Posted by CreepyUncleBrad (168 posts) -

As far as exclusives go Infamous looks really awesome. The first two were good and the new one looks like it'll take it a step further.

#12 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

@wuddel said:

Many of the listed ones will not be even launch window titles.

I think you're mistaken. The launch window usually extends to a number of months following a console's release and I'm pretty sure most of these games are slated to appear within said window.

#13 Posted by believer258 (11816 posts) -

A killer app has to be exclusive and it seems like the only exclusive shooter on there is Killzone, as far as I can remember.

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#14 Posted by Korwin (2851 posts) -

Resistance wasn't a killer app, it was just all people had to cling to during the early days of the PS3. The killer app inflection point was probably the first Uncharted.

#15 Posted by CitizenCoffeeCake (504 posts) -

I played Resistance quite some time after the PS3 was released and I found it straight up bad in a lot of places. That game had a cool multiplayer but the campaign was not good.

#16 Edited by natedawg_kz (234 posts) -
#17 Edited by Conzed92 (166 posts) -

@korwin: I totally agree with you sir. I played Resistance only so that I could actually use my PS3, and I did not enjoy it a lot.

How many games are actually confirmed to be released around the release of the console itself?

#18 Posted by President_Barackbar (3455 posts) -

I feel like the new inFamous has the biggest shot of being a system seller. Killzone is...well...Killzone. Its a first person shooter and a pretty known quantity. Everything I saw of inFamous at E3 leads me to believe that they're trying to take the series in a new, fresher direction.

#19 Posted by Andorski (5287 posts) -

@wuddel said:

The age of big exclusives is over. Especially with the hardware being so similar. And that is a good thing.

You still have first party games, and Sony has probably the biggest pool of first party developers out of the three major console developers (Nintendo might beat out Sony in regards to volume of game releases if you include handheld games though).

#20 Edited by Cold_Wolven (2217 posts) -

None of those and I don't want a game like Resistance on the PS4 because it was boring from a story and game play perspective.

#21 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

Seeing this list just reminds me of how weak the PS4 launch is going to be. It's actually disturbingly reminiscent of the PS3 launch. Come to think of it, I don't think any Sony console has had a good launch. Anyway, I voted Killzone: Shadow Fall. It seems like it's going to be similar to what Resistance was for the PS3; a decent but forgettable shooter for the early adopters craving some kind of action / multiplayer experience.

#22 Posted by tourgen (4478 posts) -

Is Diablo III coming sometime around launch? I could see that moving console systems.

#23 Posted by djou (874 posts) -

From what I remember Resistance wasn't much of a killer app. It was a pleasant surprise that I didn't expect to be so decent for a launch game. Looking back the game was pretty paint by numbers.

If you want an analogue, although its not a launch title, I would say its the Order. The game is developed by a second party studio that Sony hopes to cultivate into a franchise. It tells an alternate world history in a cinematic fashion from the description the game seems like a linear third person shooter, much like Resistance was a linear FPS.

#24 Posted by ch3burashka (5046 posts) -

The piece de resistance, if you will? *snicker*

Also, why the hell is DCUO on this list?

#25 Posted by jkz (4012 posts) -

DCUO <----- That one, clearly

#26 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4203 posts) -

I would think Metal Gear would sell more than Killzone. But ah ?

#27 Posted by Korwin (2851 posts) -

Seeing this list just reminds me of how weak the PS4 launch is going to be. It's actually disturbingly reminiscent of the PS3 launch. Come to think of it, I don't think any Sony console has had a good launch. Anyway, I voted Killzone: Shadow Fall. It seems like it's going to be similar to what Resistance was for the PS3; a decent but forgettable shooter for the early adopters craving some kind of action / multiplayer experience.

I wouldn't expect to be any more dismal than what will be there during the launch window for XBO. You'll get a small number of first party releases and half a dozen cross gen multi platforms with the visuals turned up to match up against the PC releases.

#28 Posted by MegaLombax (387 posts) -

Resistance was a system seller? Didn't find the first one particularly good, though I did buy all 3 of them. The 3rd game was the best in the series for me.

Though if anything, I'd say inFamous Second Son looks pretty good. inFamous 1 and 2 were amazing. I'm excited for Second Son.

#29 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2489 posts) -

I think people are underestimating Knack. If it's well done and family friendly to boot, it could sell systems over time. Sony needs a new system mascot, and I think they could do worse than Knack.

#30 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

You all are crazy, the first Resistance was fantastic.

#31 Posted by LiquidPrince (15918 posts) -

Bought Resistance, but wasn't a huge fan of it. The multiplayer was pretty fun for a while but meh. Hopefully whatever else is out will be fun for longer then Resistance was.

#32 Edited by DragonNinja789 (345 posts) -
#33 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts III.

#34 Posted by Grilledcheez (3947 posts) -

Madden 25 is going to be the Resistance Killer App of the PS4

#35 Edited by JasonR86 (9659 posts) -

Killzone for sure.

#36 Edited by living4theday258 (679 posts) -

Resistance was supposed to be killer? Does the series get better after the first one because that was the most FPS ass FPS I've ever played.

resistance 3 was great but 1 and 2 sucked

#37 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2530 posts) -

Killzone shadowfall is the exclusive shooter a lot of people will pick up at launch and will probably average like 7-8/10 (like resistance did).

But your question is specifically which is the "killer app" in the launch window, to which I'd say inFamous Second Son has a good chance of being a fantastic game.

#38 Edited by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@andorski said:

@wuddel said:

The age of big exclusives is over. Especially with the hardware being so similar. And that is a good thing.

You still have first party games, and Sony has probably the biggest pool of first party developers out of the three major console developers (Nintendo might beat out Sony in regards to volume of game releases if you include handheld games though).

I think there's been a big shift in terms of exclusives, at least by looking at the consoles stance. Seven years ago when the current generation was new, I think it was Nintendo consoles are bought for 1st party games, and Sony and Microsoft had close to an even amount of quality and unique 1st party games mixed with strong 3rd party (and I think it's blatant that Sony was much better with 1st party quantity than Microsoft's extremely weak 2011 and 2012 lineups). Now it seems going into the new xbox and ps4, that xbox will be mostly 3rd party, Wii U is obviously and sadly not only mostly, but pretty much only 1st party right now, and Sony will straddle the middle with a bit more of a 1st party focus while taking some dumb 'day one dlc' or 'exclusive map' packs away from Microsoft.

#39 Posted by MildMolasses (3219 posts) -

The piece de resistance, if you will? *snicker*

Get out!

#40 Edited by Rowr (5552 posts) -

Resistance sucked.

Being a not completely awful shooter on the PS3 was enough at the time for something to rally around for the early adopters who painfully had no access to anything resembling the quality of halo. Man those early years were sparse. I feel bad for anyone who adopted a ps3 early.

Shouldn't all the games on this list be exclusives? Nothing that isn't a system exclusive can meet the criteria of your request since it will never be synonymous with the system unless the xbox version is broken or something.

#41 Posted by oodli (101 posts) -

But I really liked the first resistance :(

I played the campaign like 7 times in co-op, was really fun at the time but to tell you the truth I don't know how it holds up today.

#42 Edited by GaspoweR (2961 posts) -

@wuddel said:

Many of the listed ones will not be even launch window titles.

I think you're mistaken. The launch window usually extends to a number of months following a console's release and I'm pretty sure most of these games are slated to appear within said window.

Yep but out of all of the games mentioned I'm sure The Order and MGSV won't be within the launch window and we'll probably see more of them come next E3.

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