With the PlayStation 5 right around the corner, it’s time to sit back and reminisce on all the good times we’ve had with the current gen of PlayStation console. The PlayStation Access team have made this possible with their poignant and oddly emotional tribute to the PlayStation 4. They have created a video that displays one second of every game that was considered a defining title for the PS4 and the result is an awesome walk through some of the best video games the PlayStation had to offer.
Classic moments and dialogue lines from a range of games are shown in the video. From infamous titles such as The Last of Us, Star Was Jedi: Fallen Order, Death Stranding, Life is Strange, God of War and Ghost of Tsushima to indie titles like Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture, Firewatch, Little Nightmares, Undertale and Overcooked. There are also clips from nostalgia evoking remakes and remasters like Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy VII and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to long awaited sequels like Uncharted 4, Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 4, The Last of Us: Part II and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The variety of games used in this video is vast and a great testament to the strong gaming knowledge of the PlayStation Access team.
I found myself feeling strangely emotional during this video. Gamers like me will probably relate to the feeling of certain games evoking memories. Memories of what was happening in your life when you were playing a particular game perhaps. Whether it is good or bad memories, you can’t help but be reminded of how your life is playing out when you are on games as often as I am! We have experienced so many brilliant stories with these games. We have met characters we will remember for the rest of our lives and explored countless bright and vibrant worlds. These memories will last a life time for me as I find myself reminded of the joy that some of these games brought me. From the excitement of finally playing a game I had been waiting years for, to the surprising joy of playing an unknown title that turns out to be amazing. I remember some of these games getting me through the worst moments in my life. They brought me out of myself, stopped me from overthinking and gave me something to focus on. They encouraged me to keep fighting as I would always feel better after a gaming session. There are so many memories and experiences to be enjoyed from gaming that can translate to real life and I think this video fantastically demonstrates this.
So thank you so much to the team at PlayStation Access, for reminding me of all the good times we have had with the PlayStation 4. Here’s hoping the PlayStation 5 will bring an equal amount of memories. I’m still working on selling my kidney to buy one though. Feel free to contact with any black market buyers who are interested!