The Best PlayStation 4 Games of 2016 (Part 4)

The Last Guardian

Here’s our final gathering of the best PS4 titles that released during the final months of 2016.


World of Final Fantasy

World of Final Fantasy | Launch Trailer – Explore the Magical World of Grymoire | PS4Embark on a magical journey with siblings Reynn and Lann as they explore the vast land of Grymoire to rediscover their past and save the future. World of Final Fantasy is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on October 28th. Preorder now: http://bit.ly/2cN2lMw2016-10-25T17:04:53.000Z

Taken from Game Review: It wasn’t until I received World of Final Fantasy that I understood that it’s not just some cutesy spin-off to appeal to longtime fans’ nostalgia; rather, it’s a fully-developed game, complete with side quests, objectives, and minigames. The story alone is allegedly 100+ hours, and based on the time I’ve put in and my apparent progress, this seems to be accurate. However, it was criminally under-hyped and that, combined with the animation style, will probably cause a lot of gamers to skip it. Personally, I find that the overall aesthetic somewhat evokes Kingdom Hearts (especially when Reynn and Lann are in Jiant form, which they can freely switch to). The mirages are utterly adorable (many of them have elicited a squeal of delight), and seeing familiar characters rendered in chibi style is fantastic. The dialogue is appropriately cheesy and the banter between Reynn, Lan, and Mirage sidekick Tama is quite endearing.

Buy World of Final Fantasy here.


BlazeBlue: Central Fiction

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Taken from Game Review: BlazBlue: Central Fiction is an excellent gift that’s perfect for those who stood by this 2D fighter since its introduction. New characters, modes, system adjustments etc. come together to make this series swan song a memorable one. This fighter features everything seen in most modern day fighters, plus it throws even more features in to put it above the competition. The lengthy Story Mode’s text-heavy sequences may look fine, but they’re simply too much of a bore to get into. And the loss of English voiceovers stings a little bit. Props still go out to Arc System works though for their fine farewell project within the BlazBlue lore.

Buy BlazeBlue: Central Fiction here.


Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 – Official Launch TrailerTake Back What's Yours Today! Visit the official website to learn about the world of Dishonored 2 at https://goo.gl/mxFGOJ Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios. As either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca – a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire. *Anyone who pre-orders Dishonored 2 will be able to play the game a day early before the official worldwide release in addition to receiving a free digital copy of Dishonored: Definitive Edition – the original critically-acclaimed game in the series, which won more than 100 ‘Game of the Year’ Awards, plus all of its add-on content. Dishonored 2 will launch worldwide on November 11, 2016, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dishonored Twitter: https://twitter.com/dishonored Tumblr: http://dishonored.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dishonored ESRB RATING: Mature with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language and Suggestive Themes2016-11-09T14:58:01.000Z

Taken from Game Review: Dishonored 2 excels in every area that made the 1st game so remarkable. Each of the stages you explore within Karnaca are wondrous locales teeming with meaningful activity and beautiful scenery. Corvo/Emily’s otherworldly ability suite feels empowering and makes you feel like a true menace. Most of the fun produced by this sequel comes from exploring every nook and cranny of a level while choosing the more/less violent method for your main objective. The game’s tale of deception, revenge and redemption is all the more involving thanks to the interesting personalities you encounter. The only letdown that comes to mind is the fact that some of the game’s cooler mechanics are only relegated to a single stage. But don’t let that nitpick deter you from Arkane Studios’ latest triumph.

Buy Dishonored 2 here.


Final Fantasy XV

FINAL FANTASY XV – "Ride Together" Launch Trailer | PS4https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/final-fantasy-xv-ps4/ Final Fantasy XV is now available on disc and via digital download on PlayStation 4. Learn more: Web: http://finalfantasyxv.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ffxv/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FFXVEN Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ffxv/ Forum: https://forum.finalfantasyxv.com/ https://store.playstation.com/#!/cid=UP0082-CUSA01633_00-FINALFANTASYXV00 FINAL FANTASY XV © 2016 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. MAIN CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA FINAL FANTASY XV, the FINAL FANTASY XV logo, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. The "PS" Family Logo is a registered trademark and "PS4" is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.2016-11-29T23:12:30.000Z

Taken from Game Review: Lastly, although this strays so far from the usual Final Fantasy formula, there are still plenty of elements that longtime fans will recognize, and things that just give it that feel. Most (if not all) of the monsters will be familiar to series veterans, including the Archons. There’s Chocobo riding, naturally, and Moogles even make a small appearance (if only as decoy plushies). You’ll hear clips of familiar music, such as the victory theme when your experience tallies each night (or when Prompto randomly sings it after battles). And of course, there’s the spiky-haired, brooding protagonist.

Buy Final Fantasy XV here.


The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian | Launch Trailer | PS4From Japan Studio comes an unforgettable story of comradeship, trust and extraordinary adventures in a strange, mystical land. When a young boy meets a colossal, mysterious creature named Trico, the pair form a deep, unbreakable bond that will help them survive amongst the crumbling ruins and malevolent dangers that surround them. The Last Guardian launches on PS4 on 7th December and is available for preorder now: http://bit.ly/2g7g0wl2016-12-03T20:00:59.000Z

The eternal wait for the eventual release of The Last Guardian was a culmination of cancellation rumors and switched platforms. While it does have a few rough spots in some important areas, the overall experience behind this lovable puzzle adventure title is heartwarming. Exploring a mysterious castle as a young boy and befriending a massive creature named Trico meant getting the chance to build on the newfound relationship between them. Trico’s behavioral patterns and the way he interacts with his smaller ally helped deliver several memorable moments that still resonate with us months later. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus’ best elements combined together in just the right way to make The Last Guardian another Fumito Ueda’s classic.

Buy The Last Guardian here.