Five PS5 Games I’m Itching to Play

Five PS5 Games I’m Itching to Play

It’s official. The PS5 hype train has docked, refueled, and departed again, leaving us in angst as we await its arrival within the 2020 holiday season. This, of course, is all stemming from the massive PS5 reveal event that we were graced with last week. In that event, Sony teased over 20 games, gave more specifics on the hardware side of things, and finally unveiled the final design of the PS5. But of all those things, the games are what’s truly hammering the hype horn in my opinion, so I’m going to dive into the five PS5 games revealed that I am itching to play.

1 – Horizon Forbidden West

The Widely popular Horizon: Zero Dawn franchise is back with its second installment and I cannot wait to explore its apocalyptic planet earth once more. As you can see in the above release trailer a luscious underwater aspect appears to be getting added to the already massive world that was in HZD. The developers over at Guerilla games have done an excellent job here. The colors, glimmers, and reflections while underwater made me feel as if I was traversing the sunken cities myself. I thought the swimming/underwater area of Horizon Zero Dawn was one of maybe two weak points of the game, so it’s nice to see that we will have an entire new mechanic like this added into the game. We also get a glimpse of what appears to be more corruption killing the innocent wildlife within Aloy’s world as well as a few of the new machines, one of which is massive elephant that will more than likely be controlled by the villains of the game. Speaking of villains, we’re also showed who I believe will be the villains, and they are giving off massive Samoan vibes. Mark my words, Horizon Forbidden West will be one of the greatest PS5 Games, and potentially one of the greatest games in general, of all time, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

2 – Spider-Man: Miles Morales

As someone who just recently finished the first game of this destined for greatness franchise, I am absolutely stoked to see Miles Morales heading our way on PS5. Marvel’s Spider-Man was an action packed, massive open world game that allowed you to traverse New York City as Peter Parker. Throughout the story, you get little side missions where you get to play as MJ or Miles, the latter of which led right up to where Miles is bitten by a radioactive spider himself. I immediately had a feeling that he would be the focal point of the second game whenever it came out, but I had no idea that we would be getting it this soon! There is some speculation whether it will be a true standalone PS5 game, but even if this was just a large add-on to the original game I would be stoked.

Throughout the trailer you’ll notice many things, but the one thing that may have stood out to me the most was the apparent use of cloaking while Miles is fighting one of the bad guys. This was something that was used only on research missions within the original game but it was a very cool concept that I am glad might be included more within Miles Morales. Along with that, it’s also apparent that SM:MM will take place in a winter version of New York, which will be an excellent new way to tout the PS5’s incredible new graphics. We do not really get any glimpses of major villains, but it’s probably safe to assume that we will get some version of The Prowler since there is a direct tie in between him and Miles. No matter what happens with this game however, it’s safe to say that it will be a great start in showcasing what the PS5 will be providing us with in open world games going forward.

3 – Godfall

Godfall is a hack and slash RPG that appears to meet between the crossroads of Destiny, God of War, and World of Warcraft. I actually had somehow not heard of this game until the PS5 reveal event lats week, but it is at the tip-top of my radar now. The song alone in the trailer has me ready to run through a wall as I watch this decked out hero slash his way through countless enemies. Godfall has a cross between the vibrant world of Bungie’s Destiny and the Elven worlds we found ourselves in within God of War. On top of that, it is going to have some sort of leveling/gear leveling/ascension based system it appears, and I am all for that. I was a massive WoW player in high school and this game is giving off serious leveling grind vibes. I’m pretty sure not a whole lot is known about Godfall yet, but I will be putting my marbles into a Destiny sort of system in which there will be a campaign (which can be played Solo, Co-op, or Three-player) followed by dungeons, instances, or raids where you grind for gear. It is a Gearbox game as well, so we could expect some borderlands-esque traits to find their way into the game. Godfall is a must-have on any PS5 games list however as it is going to easily define the next generation of loot and slash games.

4 – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

As a noted Norse lover, this game tickles each and every one of my fancies. But, before we dive into this fantastic looking game, I would like to note that AC Valhalla is technically not a PS5 ONLY game. However, I do believe that in order to fully experience and enjoy it you will have to play on the next gen console, thus the reasoning as to why it found its way to my PS5 games list. I have been somewhat removed from the Assassin’s Creed franchise since Origins was released way back in 2017, but Valhalla will be the game that slowly ropes me back in. Ubisoft describes the game as follows…


“Become Eivor, a mighty Viking raider and lead your clan from the harsh shores of Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Explore a beautiful, mysterious open world where you’ll face brutal enemies, raid fortresses, build your clan’s new settlement, and forge alliances to win glory and earn a place in Valhalla.

England in the age of the Vikings is a fractured nation of petty lords and warring kingdoms. Beneath the chaos lies a rich and untamed land waiting for a new conqueror. Will it be you?”


… which leads me to believe that this will be very similar to Origins (and Odyssey) where we will traverse an entire world to grow, level, and progress our character. I have no problem with this as I am and always have been a fan of open world, free-roam, character based progression games. So add in the fact that one of my favorite cultures will be the main focus and you have me hooked!

5 – Resident Evil Village

Once again, I do want to not that this isn’t ONLY a PS5 game, but I think it will reach its true potential on the PlayStation console. Anyways, I absolutely love survival-horror video games and Resident Evil has redefining the genre with its most recent releases. Biohazard was a must-play thriller for PS4 and it even got to the point where I couldn’t play the game at night because it was getting so creepy. But RE8, AKA Village, makes RE7 look like a children’s game. We find ourselves back with the protagonist from Biohazard as he attempts to settle back into normalcy with his wife. However, Chris Redfield (the original Resident Evil character) “suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers”. The game is clearly going to take place in a village (big Transylvania vibes here) where there is some sort of which cult, werewolves, and potentially vampires. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe I also saw Van Helsing in the trailer as well. Capcom and Re-Engine have created a masterpiece here it seems and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy.


So, as we anxiously await 2020s Holiday season and the release of the PS5, I’m positive we will all be sitting on our couches dying to get these new games. While you’re waiting though, be sure to periodically check DustyPosts for news and updates for anything PlayStation related. I will constantly be on the lookout for anything new on the PS5 front and have tons of other PlayStation content already available on my site!

Norse Mythology for the Win

Norse Mythology for the Win

Norse Mythology has always been something that’s interested me. My dad always had movies or shows on with bits and pieces of Nordic flare throughout my childhood. I think the first true taste of the Nordic culture that had me all-in was back in 2007. Pathfinder had just come out and my father and I went to watch it in theaters. Looking back at it now, it’s not that great of a movie (5.4 on IMDB and a 10% Rotten Tomato), but it truly was the first movie that drew me into that Nordic realm. From there, my passion has been fueled by Vikings, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and even vaguely by the loose Nordic aesthetic within Game of Thrones. But the most influential Norse thing throughout my years was actually the PS4 exclusive God of War. This realm will almost always be a part of my life and it has inspired many ideas for my book. So grab your sword and braid your beard because Norse Mythology is here to seduce you!

The Lore & Stories

Ymir the Frost Giant

The intricate stories within Norse Mythology are one of the main things that draw me in. I love how detailed and farfetched these tales of ancient gods, creatures, and peoples are. Not to mention, most of the stories have tons of holes within them, which leaves plenty of room for my imagination to add its own spin. This actually brings us to how some of this lore inspired ideas within my first book, Brightblood. When I began writing, I started with the usual “Hero takes on evil to save his world” idea, and I was drawing a lot of inspiration from Game of Thrones. But when I really sat down and wondered how the character I had developed would look, I was clueless. After roughly an hour of pondering, I knew I was going to go Norse, and that theme quickly spread throughout my chapters.

Then I really started doing research on Norse Mythology. I stumbled across the tale of Ymir the frost giant and the general basis for my world was born. A dying good whose body turns into a planet, how could I not use that! From there I went down an even deeper rabbit hole into the lore of Ymir. His story has so many areas for me to delve into to make my own. Like how he was created or what actually led to his demise (potential spinoff, watch out!). This led to a shoot-off down the path of Norse Gods, which funneled into a slip and slide of Nordic mythological creatures, which ended in the general study of more lands, peoples, and cultures. Granted, my entire book is not solely based on this culture. Buttttt it is the essential driving force behind its birth.

The Language & Symbols

Nordic Runes

Some of the cooler, yet more challenging pieces of Norse Mythology are the language and symbols. This is where a lot of my research has been lately as I’ve started developing artwork for the story. Obviously, with such a heavy Nordic flare in the book, I wanted to accurately portray ancient runes and language everywhere. Yet, as a native English speaker, it is very challenging attempting to figure out such an old, intriguing language. Even with the help of the all mighty google machine I still struggle! However, over the last few weeks, I’ve been tackling a good amount of translations and have also come to the conclusion that this is another area that is open to tons of interpretation.

Take Odin’s Illusion Rune for example. If you do a quick google search, you cannot really find any definitive explanation for what this rune means. Many say it’s related to basic trickery and deception among the Nordic people. Many believe it could simply tie into Odin’s powerful godly magic. And some even think it’s a made-up rune that a random person who loved Norse Mythology created. That rune has just slowly been making its way across the internet for years, but I personally couldn’t care less. So even if it is a made-up rune that means absolutely nothing, I’ve taken this idea and branched it out onto its own unique path that I believe fits perfectly with my story.

The Look & Aesthetic of its People

Vikings Ragnar Lothbrook

Finally, what may be my favorite thing about the Nordic Culture, their aesthetic. There’s just something about long, unkempt, dreaded hair and bald guys with intense, waste-long beards, am I right? Tattoos covering the body of a warrior who hasn’t lost a battle in years. These are the things that really get me amped up! The fur-lining on everything is just so pleasing too. And don’t even get me started on the animal head cloaks our Nordic heroes wear so often! There is something extremely menacing about a character who puts on one of these cloaks. The ferocity one exudes once put on is just unmatchable. This whole culture’s aesthetic is just spot on at all times and it truly makes me wish I experienced that day and age.


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The Rift – Prir

The Rift: Part III (Prir)

“But Abel, we cannot attack the Nordic tribes head on. I understand that we outnumber them, but they have retreated back to THEIR lands. We do not stand a chance at defeating them within their own terrain.” Sage pleaded with his king, but deep down he knew there was no changing his mind.

“I do not care. Harald will pay for what he has done. How could he kill my only boy? He was so young and had so many things yet to accomplish. And all over a stupid barkeep’s daughter! I will not rest until he befalls the same fate as Alexander. Harald Leif’s head will rest on a spike for eternity when I am through with him.” Abel Rudland furiously pounded his fist on the war table where he had seated himself. Most of the war pieces tumbled and fell off the sides from the force of the human kings rage. 

“I know what he did was uncalled for, sire. I’m sure we can meet with Daealla and Orrowyn and they will join our cause. Then we can vote him out of command and replace Harald with a new leader,” Sage bleated as he slowly kneeled down to pick up the fallen pieces. “And then if it comes down to it we would at least have allies for the war that breaks out.”

“Oh bet your ass war will break out, Sage. Orrowyn himself fled before we awoke. That bastard probably helped Harald plan all of this. I’ve known for quite some time the mage thinks this whole treaty is a pointless waste of time, but I didn’t see him rushing to Harald’s side to kill my boy.” The king paused for a moment as his eyes wandered over to his son’s armor in the corner of the room. They had found the boy’s body in the barkeep’s shed the day after his severed head had been found. It was cold and lifeless, laying in a pool of blood and already starting to rot. He had been planning on giving his son his new set of golden armor as they made their way back after the treaty, but now he regretted not giving it to him sooner. 

“Whether the woodland elves and mages side with us or Harald, the treaty has been broken. I plan on attacking that miserable excuse of a man no matter the cost. It must be done. In the name of Alexander Rudland, it must be done.” The king stood and slowly walked out of his solar, leaving Sage to himself. Abel had been fuming since he found Alexander’s head plunged on to that spike. It had been nearly four days of rage, but now the grief was settling in. As he paced the halls of his castle he realized he was subconsciously making his way towards Alexander’s room. He continued heading that way, but as he got to the door he stopped. He couldn’t bring himself to enter the boy’s room and he knew that he would never be able again unless the man responsible for his death had been punished. He turned and decided to head to the kitchens. It had been four days since his son’s death and four days since Abel’s last meal, but he now knew what he must do would require him to be at full strength.

After his meal he paced back to the war room in hopes of finding Sage. As he neared the door he heard voices inside and assumed Sage had called the king’s other trusted advisers for a meeting. He opened the door and was shocked to see Daealla within the room with Sage. “Daealla, what are you doing here? How did you get in? I have the city on full guard and -” 

“Abel, you know I have my ways. Full guard or not I can make my way into any city unnoticed. But that is beside the point, I am here to talk strategy. I know what you are planning to do.” 

Daealla stared into Abel’s soul. She had the most beautifully ominous eyes he had ever seen, and it was almost as if her gaze was calming him by the second. “Good, Ymir knows we could use the help.” Abel walked to his chair and sat across from Daealla as Sage pulled a chair by his king. “Have you heard anything from Orrowyn Daealla? I want to know if that coward had anything to do with this and if he will side with Harald or us.” Daealla averted her gaze from the king for the first time since he entered, and the calm feeling vanished.

“I have heard nothing from him, but I know he had nothing to do with your son’s death. One of my children saw everything that happened that night. I will spare you the details bu-”

The king cut off the Woodland Queen. “You will do no such thing. I will know how my son died, it is a father’s right to know.”

Daealla nodded, but didn’t speak right away. After a moment had passed she finally explained the details of that night to Abel. By the end of the tale the king was shaking with anger. “And your boy, why didn’t he step in to do anything? Why didn’t he run to tell anyone?”

“He is only 15 years of age, Abel. What would he have done against a man such as Harald? He was scared out of his wits that night and hid behind the bar until well after the Norsemen had left. And I would’ve told you sooner as well had you not left for your city’s walls so quickly. I know you are grieving Abel, but we are on your side and behind you no matter what. What Harald did… there is no excuse for it. He must pay for his crimes and we MUST return peace to our lands. Unfortunately, I believe the only way to do so will be to start a war that will remove him from power.”

“And Orrowyn, what of him? I know you two have been close for many years now.” Abel questioned.

“We don’t know of his true involvement, but it seems as if he has sides with Harald. We will do what we must Abel, and if that involves removing Orrowyn from this world then it will be a sacrifice I must make.”

Abel leered at Daealla. He wasn’t sure she would be able to kill one of her closest friends if it came to it, but he knew he would have no issue doing what she could not if Orrowyn had anything to do with the death of Alexander. The human king stood and turned to the door. “It is settled then, we will meet just south of The Shivering Valley. Head back to your people, Daealla, and be sure they are prepared. We head for war at the next full moon.”

The Rift – Part III (þrír)

The Rift: Part III (þrír)

“But Abel, we cannot attack the Nordic tribes head on. I understand that we outnumber them, but they have retreated back to THEIR lands. We do not stand a chance at defeating them within their own terrain.” Sage pleaded with his king, but deep down he knew there was no changing his mind.

“I do not care. Harald will pay for what he has done. How could he kill my only boy? He was so young and had so many things yet to accomplish. And all over a stupid barkeep’s daughter! I will not rest until he befalls the same fate as Alexander. Harald Leif’s head will rest on a spike for eternity when I am through with him.” Abel Rudland furiously pounded his fist on the war table where he had seated himself. Most of the war pieces tumbled and fell off the sides from the force of the human kings rage. 

“I know what he did was uncalled for, sire. I’m sure we can meet with Daealla and Orrowyn and they will join our cause. Then we can vote him out of command and replace Harald with a new leader,” Sage bleated as he slowly kneeled down to pick up the fallen pieces. “And then if it comes down to it we would at least have allies for the war that breaks out.”

“Oh bet your ass war will break out, Sage. Orrowyn himself fled before we awoke. That bastard probably helped Harald plan all of this. I’ve known for quite some time the mage thinks this whole treaty is a pointless waste of time, but I didn’t see him rushing to Harald’s side to kill my boy.” The king paused for a moment as his eyes wandered over to his son’s armor in the corner of the room. They had found the boy’s body in the barkeep’s shed the day after his severed head had been found. It was cold and lifeless, laying in a pool of blood and already starting to rot. He had been planning on giving his son his new set of golden armor as they made their way back after the treaty, but now he regretted not giving it to him sooner. 

“Whether the woodland elves and mages side with us or Harald, the treaty has been broken. I plan on attacking that miserable excuse of a man no matter the cost. It must be done. In the name of Alexander Rudland, it must be done.” The king stood and slowly walked out of his solar, leaving Sage to himself. Abel had been fuming since he found Alexander’s head plunged on to that spike. It had been nearly four days of rage, but now the grief was settling in. As he paced the halls of his castle he realized he was subconsciously making his way towards Alexander’s room. He continued heading that way, but as he got to the door he stopped. He couldn’t bring himself to enter the boy’s room and he knew that he would never be able again unless the man responsible for his death had been punished. He turned and decided to head to the kitchens. It had been four days since his son’s death and four days since Abel’s last meal, but he now knew what he must do would require him to be at full strength.

After his meal he paced back to the war room in hopes of finding Sage. As he neared the door he heard voices inside and assumed Sage had called the king’s other trusted advisers for a meeting. He opened the door and was shocked to see Daealla within the room with Sage. “Daealla, what are you doing here? How did you get in? I have the city on full guard and -” 

“Abel, you know I have my ways. Full guard or not I can make my way into any city unnoticed. But that is beside the point, I am here to talk strategy. I know what you are planning to do.” 

Daealla stared into Abel’s soul. She had the most beautifully ominous eyes he had ever seen, and it was almost as if her gaze was calming him by the second. “Good, Ymir knows we could use the help.” Abel walked to his chair and sat across from Daealla as Sage pulled a chair by his king. “Have you heard anything from Orrowyn Daealla? I want to know if that coward had anything to do with this and if he will side with Harald or us.” Daealla averted her gaze from the king for the first time since he entered, and the calm feeling vanished.

“I have heard nothing from him, but I know he had nothing to do with your son’s death. One of my children saw everything that happened that night. I will spare you the details bu-”

The king cut off the Woodland Queen. “You will do no such thing. I will know how my son died, it is a father’s right to know.”

Daealla nodded, but didn’t speak right away. After a moment had passed she finally explained the details of that night to Abel. By the end of the tale the king was shaking with anger. “And your boy, why didn’t he step in to do anything? Why didn’t he run to tell anyone?”

“He is only 15 years of age, Abel. What would he have done against a man such as Harald? He was scared out of his wits that night and hid behind the bar until well after the Norsemen had left. And I would’ve told you sooner as well had you not left for your city’s walls so quickly. I know you are grieving Abel, but we are on your side and behind you no matter what. What Harald did… there is no excuse for it. He must pay for his crimes and we MUST return peace to our lands. Unfortunately, I believe the only way to do so will be to start a war that will remove him from power.”

“And Orrowyn, what of him? I know you two have been close for many years now.” Abel questioned.

“We don’t know of his true involvement, but it seems as if he has sides with Harald. We will do what we must Abel, and if that involves removing Orrowyn from this world then it will be a sacrifice I must make.”

Abel leered at Daealla. He wasn’t sure she would be able to kill one of her closest friends if it came to it, but he knew he would have no issue doing what she could not if Orrowyn had anything to do with the death of Alexander. The human king stood and turned to the door. “It is settled then, we will meet just south of The Shivering Valley. Head back to your people, Daealla, and be sure they are prepared. We head for war at the next full moon.”