If The Order: 1886 Flops, PS4 Will Suffer
2015 is an important year for PlayStation 4 and if the system doesn't want to struggle until the holidays, it needs Ready at Dawn to deliver.
Thing is, I believe in "momentum games." I think there are hugely anticipated titles that can turn the tide of a console war simply by being great. One wonders where the PS3 would've ended up without Uncharted, for example.
The Order: 1886 is just that for PS4, in my estimation: It's either a momentum-builder or a momentum-killer. PS4 needs a top-notch exclusive, that's for sure, but it also needs a resurgence of positive headlines. Lately, all we've been seeing is questions like "where are the games?" and annoying as that is, it's partially accurate. The first-party exclusives haven't blown us away just yet and that could finally happen in 2015. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Bloodborne are on tap and these games could really help drive hardware sales.
But in order for PS4 to be in the driver's seat this year, I really think it's critical that The Order: 1886 turn out extremely well. Actually, I think critical acclaim is just as important as sales, because word-of-mouth can - and does - have a big impact in this industry. Right now, PS4 could use better word-of-mouth and it all seems to hinge on The Order.
That's all I'm saying.
Related Game(s): The Order: 1886
2/9/2015 9:44:03 PM Ben Dutka