Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Keiichi Okabe. I am the CEO of Monaca, Inc. and currently work as a composer of background music (“BGM”) of video games and various anime. I was in charge of the music direction and composition for Nier:Automata.
Generally, when I compose the BGM for a video game, the sound work is completed two to three months before the game goes on sale and I’m doing interviews and appearing at events around the time of launch. Then, within about a month, things pretty much come to a close.
While story, characters and visuals are all key components of what makes a videogame memorable, it’s their core mechanics and gameplay systems that make them fun – and 2017’s release roster offered fun in abundance.
2017 is a year packed not only with great gameplay moments, but with fantastic characters. Be it new heroes (Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy) or returning rogues (Uncharted’s Chloe Frazer), we asked developers from across the PlayStation spectrum to name their favourite faces from the past 12 months.
Whatever your tastes, 2017 has been a banner year for gaming, with a dizzying array of unforgettable titles hitting the shelves over the last 12 months.
With that in mind, we got in touch with a selection of the genius creators responsible for some of the aforementioned future classics and asked them for their own personal PlayStation highlights of the year.
You and I aren’t the only ones looking forward to settling in over the next several days and sinking some serious time into just some of the spectacular games that have released over the past 12 months. So to are the developers behind those hits. Which brings us to this list. We asked a selection of creators who have released games over 2017 to reveal what games have hooked them during downtime between work commitments this year.
And also, fair warning: spoilers ahead.
We’re all gamers here at PlayStation Store – and we’re excited to finally share with you a little pet project we’ve been working on! Over the past few weeks we’ve been compiling a list of some our favorite games and working closely with our publisher friends to bring you today’s PlayStation Picks Sale.
Starting right now, save up to 50 percent on titles that run the gamut from some of the most successful franchises of all time to smaller independent games we’ve fallen in love with – and everything in between. PlayStation Plus members save up to 60 percent.
Head over to PS Store through the weekend to pick up NieR: Automata, Yakuza 0, Fortnite Deluxe Founder’s Pack and more.
Hello, my name is YOKO TARO. I did things like direct a game called NieR: Automata. I was asked to give a list of PS4 games that I recommend along with my comment for each so I did just that below. And I was told to write “one to two lines per game” but ended up writing quite a bit. But oh well. It’s okay right? Here it goes.
Justin has Nier: Automata on the brain after finishing multiple playthroughs of its unique sci-fi story. But the hosts keep spoiler talk to a minimum, don’t worry! And that’s just the start. Also on the plate: Call of Duty: WWII, Prey, and our favorite side characters. Enjoy the show!
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