These days, it’s easy to get caught up in hype, to let the current carry you to this game or that game, to play something because you feel like it’s the game you should play even if it’s not the game you want to play. And then, if the world wide web is any indication, one can get sucked into wars about what game is “objectively” the best, could be mocked because of their tastes, or any number of other silly flame battles disguised as debates. I’m old and the world sucks and I hate it, is what I’m trying to say.
But then I went to BitSummit, an independent game convention in Kyoto, Japan. I played a whole mess of games that felt reminiscent of the titles that got me into gaming, and as I look back, the multiplayer titles stick out in my memory the most. As much as I love a great single-player experience, there’s another special kind of joy in sharing such a game with friends and family. These four games featured at BitSummit gave me something at which to nod my approval.
Great New PS4 Multiplayer Games in 2016 - Highlights From BitSummit
Yeah, yeah, I know a couple of those are already on the market. But it’s not like they’re ancient history, and I sure hadn’t played them before the show. As the old NBC re-runs marketing spin used to say, “If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you!”
PlayStation action was a little limited at BitSummit, but if you’re down for reading about games on other systems, or want to stare at the back of my head, feel free to check these out on GameRevolution: