I know, I know. You have all been bummed out the last few weeks, wondering where the PSN Pick(s) article was. Well, nothing has been released since just prior to the holidays, so I did not figure writing an article highlighting nothing was going to drive a ton of traffic. But never fear! As we drive full-steam into the new year, the releases have returned!

This is a pretty slow week back, but I did some scouting for the next three months, and let me tell you, it is going to be a packed first quarter of the year for PlayStation fans. Not every game will appeal to a wide audience, but at first glance it seems like Sony has almost every genre covered these first few months, and many of them are full or console exclusives. So, what am I interested in checking out as we make our first tepid step into 2017? Let’s take look…

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone (PS4)

Rhythm games, to me, are an underappreciated genre. I understand why (back in the day I never understood the appeal) but most people I interact with that do not like them have never really played any outside of the Rock Band/Guitar Hero mold. While I have never played a Hatsune Miku game, the barrier to entry on this one is pretty low. There is a free download with two songs for you to check out to see if you enjoy (called Prelude) and if you enjoy it there are two song packs you can download (seperately for 29.99, or together for $53.99). One is called Future Sound which has 127 songs, and the other is called Colorful Tone which has around 100 songs. So, over 220 songs should last you quite a bit of time. There is no story mode here as this is essentially a port of an arcade game, so if you are a rhythm game fan and want to do some high-score chasing, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone might be a good fit!

That is it for me this week. Yes, just one title, but starting next week, things are going to get quite a bit more interesting. Anything for you this week? What is the first big title of 2017 you are planning to pick up? Comment below or hit me up on Twitter!