Sony’s PlayStation 4 is a runaway success, outpacing even the mighty PlayStation 2 in terms of hardware sales at this respective point in its lifespan. The most remarkable thing about the PS4’s success is that it has managed to sell despite offering little in the way of must-have software. Even the most diehard PlayStation fans have to admit that Sony’s lineup of exclusive PS4 titles has been lackluster so far, with incredible titles like Bloodborne and Until Dawn being few and far between. And if we’re being honest, the Xbox One and Wii U have had much stronger exclusives so far, which just goes to show that the PS4 brand isn’t really being negatively impacted by the system’s lack of truly excellent games. Still, people buy consoles to play games and while the PS4 has a ton of great games that make it worth owning, its also had its fair share of disappointments, with the following representing the system’s biggest missed opportunities.
10. Infamous: Second Son
Infamous: Second Son is a fantastic-looking game and from a gameplay standpoint, it’s the best entry in Sucker Punch’s superhero series. Unfortuantley, Second Son‘s story and characters leave much to be desired, to the point where the game feels like a curious step back from its predecessors. Infamous 2 made great strides in character development compared to the first game; protagonist Cole MacGrath was more well-rounded and even his best buddy Zeke was likable, a remarkable accomplishment considering how unbearable that character was in the original game. Second Son introduces a new protagonist in the form of Delsin Rowe, who despite being voiced by the talented Troy Baker, is an unlikable punk who never really grows on you. And as pretty as Second Son is to look at, it doesn’t really push the series ahead in any meaningful way; it’s just more Infamous, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but we still expected more from a new entry in one of PlayStation’s biggest franchises.