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The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets - PSVR
Experience an interactive tale of childlike wonder! Help your grandfather solve the mystery of the stolen pets by exploring wonderful miniature worlds crafted from the ground up for VR. Use a hairdryer to melt snow in a wintery landscape! Search the wreck of a pirate ship partially hidden under the surface! Every world is unique, full of interactions and colorful life.
Debris - PS4 (11/22)
An atmospheric first-person narrative adventure set in a surreal seascape locked between ice and rock. Following an incident, you and a friend must find power, defeat strange and deadly creatures, and decipher what mysterious forces are attempting to prevent your escape. Escape together or die alone.
Deemo -Reborn- - PS4, PSVR (11/21)
Rayark’s classic game Deemo is reborn on the PS4 console with a brand-new look. Having both TV/VR mode, this title allows you to immerse in the fantastical music performances and adventurous world explorations.
Espire 1: VR Operative - PSVR
The definitive VR stealth experience, Espire 1: VR Operative drafts players as drone operators of the future. Players become “Espire Agents” and use cutting edge Virtual Reality hardware to remote-operate the Espire model 1 from the safety of their “Control Theatre.”
Farmer’s Dynasty - PS4 (11/21)
More than just an agricultural simulation: in Farmer’s Dynasty, you have to rebuild your farm and develop your heritage, start a family, handle your relationships and, of course, manage your crops to prosper. Develop your farm, your life, your family. Experience the life of a real farmer. Cultivate your fields.
Lost Ember - PS4 (11/22)
A breathtakingly beautiful world holds the secrets of its past for you and your companion to uncover. Play any animal you meet to see the world from new perspectives and chase your destiny in the exploration adventure Lost Ember.
Mountain Rescue Simulator - PS4 (11/21)
When danger calls – it’s down to you become a lifesaver in Mountain Rescue Simulator! Now you and your team are in demand! Use your special vehicles such as helicopters, quad bikes or snow cat to rescue people. Take care of broken bones or rescue lost hikers! Find and rescue mountaineers and skiers!
Munchkin - PS4 (11/19)
Dive into Munchkin: Quacked Quest and re-discover the parody, puns, and humor from the hit card game Munchkin by Steve Jackson. Gather gold, throw your foes (and friends) into sacrifice pits, collect ducks, eliminate the monsters, and reach the highest level to win the game!
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels - PS4
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is a brutal turn-based action strategy game based on the hit Netflix TV series. Explore the entire first season from two sides each with their own unique story. Join the narcos and expand the drug cartel empire, or take up arms with the DEA and bring it crumbling down.
Shenmue III - PS4
Journey deep into rural China as you take on the role of Ryo Hazuki, a Japanese teenager hellbent on finding his father’s killer—a story of adventure, mystery, friendship, martial arts, and ultimately, revenge!
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI - PS4 (11/22)
Explore a new land, research technology, conquer your enemies, and go head-to-head with history’s most renowned leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known. Civilization VI for PS4 includes the latest game updates and improvements, including four new civilizations, leaders, and scenarios.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts - PS4 (11/22)
Experience pure sniper gameplay across the harsh terrain of Siberia in a brand new contracts-based system that encourages strategic thinking, playing as a silent assassin within engaging, redeployable missions.
Stretch - PS4 (11/22)
Stretch Arcade is a retro style reaction time trainer for all skill levels.
39 Days to Mars - PS4
Embark on the 19th century’s most unreliable spaceship in this two-player couch co-op adventure. 39 Days to Mars is a unique game designed to be played with a friend, where both players have important roles in the expedition. Solo players are aided by the computer-controlled ship’s cat.
Afterparty - PS4
In Afterparty, you are Milo and Lola, recently deceased best buds who suddenly find themselves staring down an eternity in Hell. But there’s a loophole: outdrink Satan and he’ll grant you re-entry to Earth. Time to go on the best bender ever.
Annihilation - PS4
Annihilation is a top-down arcade shooter. Defend your base from waves of enemies that spawn in random variations for endless fun. Try to earn high scores and go for perfect scores! Grab a friend and fight off waves of enemies together in a special Co-op mode, or go head to head in versus mode! Prepare for the onslaught.
Antigraviator - PS4
Antigraviator is a sleek new take on the anti-gravity racing genre. Use traps, power-ups and boosts to overtake your opponents and dominate the track in single player or multiplayer mode. With no speed limit holding you back, Antigraviator delivers the fastest racing experience of the future.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout - PS4
Tired of village life, Ryza and friends leave the village and head to the isle across the shore as their first adventure. With the alchemist and others, it’s a summer adventure they’ll never forget.
Blind Spot - PSVR
Blind Spot is a story-driven VR adventure game. Explore rooms, solve puzzles, follow your heart, and decide what is the truth in the end.
Castle Costume - PS4 (10/31)
Castle Costume is a platform action-adventure game set in a semi-open world environment and played from a third-person perspective. Travel between four worlds, which can be explored without time limits. Throughout the game, unlock different abilities and befriend characters, as only together can you save Halloween.
Citadel: Forged With Fire - PS4 (11/1)
Citadel: Forged With Fire is a massive online sandbox RPG with elements of magic, spellcasting and inter-kingdom conflict. As a newly minted apprentice of the magic arts, you will set off to investigate the dangerous world of Ignus. Your goal: create a name for yourself and achieve notoriety and power among the land’s ruling Houses.
Close to the Sun - PS4
It’s 1897. Deep in international waters, the Helios stands still. An unbound utopia for scientific research, born of Nikola Tesla’s vision. Journalist Rose Archer steps aboard in search of her sister Ada, quickly to discover not all is as it seems. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!
CoolPaintr VR: Deluxe Edition - PSVR (10/30)
Enjoy the full CoolPaintr VR experience and bring out the artist you have inside with the Deluxe edition where, in addition to the original game, you will get the Voxel DLC as well as future gifts. Draw in space and share your creations with other artists. The only limit… is your mind!
Delta Squad - PS4
Delta Squad is an arcade game that will bring back memories of games from the 90s, but with a fresh look for the modern era. Having already survived an alien invasion in FullBlast, the Delta Squad must now do battle against General Rumanovsky, a maniacal overlord who will stop at nothing to achieve global domination.
Disgaea 4 Complete + - PS4
When the ruling powers of Hades are revealed to be corrupt, Valvatorez must spark a rebellion to bring them down! Armed to the teeth with dynamic, over-the-top gameplay and a horde of special features, this is the ultimate Disgaea!
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King - PS4
Two of the most beloved Disney games of all time make their long-awaited return to modern consoles in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King! Featuring multiple game versions, in-game rewind, museum features, and more.
Dusk Diver - PS4 (10/29)
When an unstable dimensional rift brings together Gods, Phantoms and Humans, headstrong highschool girl Yang Yumo must step up to protect the neighborhood. Fight alongside your guardians as part of a dynamic action-oriented combat system in the bustling streets, stores, personalities and even cuisines of Taipei.
The Forbidden Arts - PS4 (11/1)
The Forbidden Arts is an action adventure platformer with a focus on discovery and exploration. When the hero of the game, Phoenix, seeks the counsel of a druid to make sense of his visions, she awakens the latent pyromancy within him. This begins an epic journey from Phoenix’s humble beginnings as he seeks to master the element of fire.
Ghost Parade - PS4 (10/31)
There’s something spooky in the woods… And it needs your help! Team up with 30 ghostly companions, each one lending a unique ability. Explore this spine-tingling scrolling action adventure and work together to get everyone safely home. There’s something spooky in the woods… And it needs your help!
Harvest Moon: Mad Dash - PS4
Go solo or take along a few friends in this fast-paced farming frenzy! Harvest, fish, milk, and more as you fulfill orders to complete each level, but watch out for molten lava, raging boars, and other obstacles! Can you and your friends try to clear all the levels to restore the broken lighthouse?
Lost Artifacts: Time Machine - PS4
A mysterious villain is using a time machine to destroy everything in his path. He wants to return the Priest, the King of Atlantis and the Ancient Emperor so he can use them to create a new world order! Claire and her friends must find out who the villain is and stop him and all his minions. Hurry, let’s go on a journey!
Miles & Kilo - PS4, Vita
Miles and Kilo have been attacked by a mischievous spectre! With their plane in pieces and a gang of thieving scoundrels running off with the important parts, the unfortunate duo’s only hope of escape is to embark on a thrilling chase across a haunted island.
Qubit’s Quest - PS4 (11/1)
It’s your job to protect Qubit! Welcome to the Rover Blaster Tactical Team. Your mission is to ensure the safe delivery of Qubit’s communications and data. Be careful! Qubit has a tough exterior, but is easily distracted. You must keep him safe at all costs. The success of the Resistance depends on you. Follow Qubit on adventures and play with friends!
Children of Morta - PS4
With the Corruption spreading through the land, guardians of the Mountain Morta have to stand up against the ancient evil. But… it’s not a story about saving the universe. It’s a story about a valiant family standing together while the world around them is being devoured by darkness.
Doors & Rooms - PS4 (10/17)
Don’t question why. Just open the doors and escape! Simple yet fatally addictive. See through the tricks and find hints for your escape! Never-ending battle of wits against the developers. Be careful, though: one mistake can cost you everything.
Draw A Stickman: Epic 2 - PS4 (10/16)
Imagination is the key, as you enter a magical storybook land full of mystery and wonder, unusual creatures and enigmatic puzzles. Create your own original stickman and then watch it come to life in Draw A Stickman: Epic 2 and the Drawn Below expansion.
Driven Out - PS4 (10/18)
Driven Out is a challenging 2D side-scroller with deliberate combat and beautiful 16-bit retro aesthetic. A farmer is forced from her home into a dangerous world in upheaval, forced to fight dangerous fantastical creatures.
Felix The Reaper - PS4 (10/17)
Felix works at The Ministry of Death and is in love with Betty The Maiden from The Ministry of Life. He believes that going to the human world as a field reaper will enable him to one day meet her. Hence he’s taken the job of making sure people die — and taught himself to dance to impress the love of his life.
The Fisherman – Fishing Planet - PS4
The gold standard for fishing games, now available in a complete version with no microtransactions! Experience all the fun of the sport and hone your skills in single-player or multiplayer mode. Exclusive content: the new map of Creuse in France, the trolling technique and four new fish.
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX - PS4 (10/17)
Get ready for the apeX of 2D action! Inti Creates brings you speedy and stylish 2D action the likes of which you’ve never seen before! Experience the apeX of 2D action with Luminous Avenger iX!
The Jackbox Party Pack 6 - PS4 (10/17)
It’s the wildest Party Pack yet, with the absurd deathmatch Trivia Murder Party 2, the weird word circus Dictionarium, the hidden identity game Push The Button, the comedy contest Joke Boat and the offbeat personality test Role Models. Use your phones or tablets as controllers and play with up to 10 players, plus an audience of up to 10,000!
Just Ignore Them - PS4, Vita
Growing up we all knew that one kid who was absolutely terrified of the dark and convinced that there were monsters hiding under his bed, but what if it were true? Just Ignore Them is a Point and Click game that revolves around a boy named Mark, who is locked in a never-ending chase to escape the monsters that pursue him.
Megaquarium - PS4 (10/18)
A theme park management tycoon game with an aquatic twist. Design your displays, look after your fish, manage your staff and keep your guests happy! It’s all in a day’s work as the curator of your very own Megaquarium.
Monkey King: Hero Is Back - PS4 (10/17)
A new chapter in the Chinese legend of Journey to the West is about to unfold! Based on the animated film Monkey King: Hero Is Back, this adaptation pits the Great Sage himself, Sun Wukong, newly freed after 500 years of imprisonment, with Liuer, a young boy who looks up to the Monkey King in a journey that brings them close together.
The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors - PS4
Recreate the golden era of 90s arcade games with Taito’s impressive reboot of one of the best Japanese side-scrolling beat-em-up games of all time! Armed with diamond sharp steel, android ninjas turn their bodies into raging cyclones – kicking and slashing through wave after wave of enemies in a dystopian future.
Outer Wilds - PS4
Outer Wilds is an open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. You’re the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system. The planets are packed with hidden locations that change with the passage of time.
Pig Eat Ball - PS4 (10/18)
Pig Eat Ball is a top-down, action-adventure about eating, getting fat, and barfing on things to solve levels. Explore 20 giant space stations and solve your way through over 200 action-puzzle levels using new, arcade-style mechanics.
Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville - PS4 (10/18)
Kick some grass in Plants vs. Zombies Battle for Neighborville, the wackiest shooter yet! Unearth 20 fully customizable character classes at launch in one social region, three free-roam regions, one PvE mode, six PvP modes, including Battle Arena, and more!
Return of the Obra Dinn - PS4 (10/18)
In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient. Six months later it hadn’t met its rendezvous point and was declared lost at sea. In 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port with damaged sails and no visible crew. Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction.
Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands - PS4 (10/17)
Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands is an open world, exploration and farming adventure full of quests and discovery. You’re ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago. It’s up to you to survive and solve the mysteries deep in the heart of the islands, then finally escape!
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition - PS4 (10/17)
Travis Strikes Again, Beam Katana charged and ready! He’s been sucked into the legendary Death Drive Mk II games console, where anyone who collects all the Death Balls has their wishes granted (…or do they?) Play as Travis, Badman and – if you’re a bad enough dude – even Shinobu and Bad Girl!
Wands - PSVR
Wands a first-person VR experience that offers fast-paced magic duels against other players online. Equip your wand with a wide variety of spells and battle other Wielders for fame, power, and glory in the fantastic realms of The Beyond. Explore new spells and hone your skills in your secret workshop in between battles.
Warzone VR - PSVR
Warzone VR is a first-person VR shooter that features large maps, drivable vehicles, an arsenal of weapons and a progression system. The game has several modes, including: Solo (free-for-all), Team, Roam and Practice (shooting range) where you can interact and play with all of the weapons in the game.
Aeternoblade 2 - PS4 (10/11)
Welcome back to the world of AeternoBlade. Let’s adventure with Freyja, Bernard, Felix to the Chronosian for finding the 3 AeternoBlades and using its power to stop Dark Abyss. Can you help Freyja protect her future?
The Alliance Alive HD Remastered - PS4
New visuals, an updated interface, and more await you in this epic tale of trials and triumphs. Humanity has been shattered by invading Daemons. To reclaim their home, an unlikely fellowship of heroes will band together to spark a fiery revolution.
Bibi & Tina at the Horse Farm - PS4 (10/10)
Enjoy exciting adventures at Martinshof! Explore the expansive grounds around Martinshof and Falkenstein Castle on horseback. Whether you’re walking, trotting, galloping or jumping, show what you’ve got in varied horse races of different lengths and difficulties! Wild adventures await you!
The Bradwell Conspiracy - PS4
Following a sudden explosion at the Stonehenge Museum fundraiser, you find yourself trapped in a hidden underground complex. Faced with a series of puzzles, your only means of escape is by sending photographs of your surroundings to another survivor confined elsewhere. But before long, a disturbing truth begins to dawn…
Concrete Genie - PS4
Concrete Genie follows the heartwarming journey of a bullied teen named Ash, who escapes his troubles by bringing his colorful imagination to life in his sketchbook, while exploring his hometown of Denska – a once bright and bustling seaside town now polluted by Darkness.
Contraptions - PS4 (10/9)
Contraptions is a physics based puzzle game with a fun cartoony look and feel to it. How many steps does it take to change a light bulb? If your answer is 10 or more, then you are ready for ‘Contraptions’ – a game where the goal is to fix whacky contraptions that perform simple tasks in indirect and convoluted ways, Rube Goldberg style.
Frostpunk: Console Edition - PS4 (10/11)
Frostpunk is a society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. Presenting complex strategic gameplay, demanding challenges and rich story, Frostpunk: Console Edition tests your tactical prowess on the frozen wastelands with revised controls and adjusted mechanics adapted for consoles.
In Between - PS4
In Between is an atmospheric, award-winning platformer set inside the mind of a man hit by a cruel twist of fate. Together you are on a journey in a world that doesn’t obey the laws of physics. Free your mind and defy gravity in more than 60 compelling and unique puzzles, requiring all your wits and agility.
Indivisible - PS4
Indivisible is a new action/RPG from developer Lab Zero, creators of the critically acclaimed Skullgirls! Join Ajna and a ragtag cast of characters as they set out on a globe-spanning quest to find out the truth behind Ajna’s mysterious powers, try to resolve the conflicts plaguing their world, and confront an ancient deity.
Interfectorem - PS4
Girls Make Games presents Interfectorem, a horrifying murder mystery! Interfectorem is the story of Alis, a young sheriff-in-training who lives alone with her sister Sali in a small town next to the woods. Alis returns from a hike one day to find her home the scene of a murder! Overcome with grief and vengeance, Alis embarks on a mission to find the killer.
A Knight’s Quest - PS4 (10/10)
A gorgeous action adventure on an epic scale. Play as Rusty, a clumsy adventurer who accidentally sets about the end of the world. Solve mind-bending puzzles, fight challenging enemies, defeat huge bosses and platform your way through a fantastic open world.
Mistover - PS4 (10/10)
”Mist-ical’ RPG with expeditions for finding the key to survival. Choose your next step wisely and keep in mind that your every move will change the future. Create your own ‘Corps’ and explore through various regions in the Pillar of Despair: forests, lakes, mountains, cities, cathedrals, castles, and more.
Monochrome Order - PS4
Guide the world toward the right direction through Judgments in a fantasy RPG with multiple endings! The Arbiters’ mission is to use the ancient magic known as “Judgment” to follow their own justice and guide the world to a better place. Get up to 18 allies from your Judgments to try various formations and overcome challenges.
River City Melee Mach - PS4 (10/10)
The ‘Fight it out!’ part of the Renegade/River City (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun) series’ numerous sports spin-offs is back and powered-up! No rules, and fights to the finish where anything goes! Over 180 characters and over 250 different special moves!
Slabwell - PS4 (10/7)
Somewhere deep in the Amazon jungle lies the finest treasure ever crafted: The Jade Alpaca. Professional thief duo Sam and Jacky head off on an adventure to recover the mythical artifact, determined to solve the riddles and overcome the challenges that have kept it safe through centuries.
Spirit Hunter: NG - PS4, Vita (10/10)
Beware the Creeping Horror… Face nightmares you thought were merely urban legends. Uncover a dark mystery, making deadly decisions just to survive. Play this chilling companion story to the award-winning Spirit Hunter: Death Mark game and bring the terror home.
Stellatum - PS4 (10/9)
Stellatum is a new scroll shooter. Equip your battleship’s guns, install faster engines, and increase the power of your reactor. Throw a barrage of rockets on hordes of enemy ships, burning everything in your path!
Super Box Land Demake - PS4, Vita
Help solve moving box puzzles in order to advance to the next stage. Push boxes across a variety of different puzzling levels by yourself or with a friend in coop mode. Control two different characters at once even in single player and choose from 3 difficulty options.
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince - PS4
The best-selling Trine series returns to the magic of 2.5D! Join three iconic heroes as they set off on a quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes to save the world from the Nightmare Prince’s shadows. Experience the most complete Trine ever created!
A Winter’s Daydream - PS4, Vita
Yuu can’t stand his younger sister, Otoko, and the feeling is mutual. It’s been almost a year since Yuu left his dreary hometown, but he finds himself obliged to return to celebrate New Year’s. Finding the atmosphere at home unbearable, Yuu decides to escape once more — this time to his grandmother’s snowy, secluded village.
Worse Than Death - PS4
A scary, action-adventure horror game about a high school reunion that goes horribly wrong! Run for your life, hide in the shadows, and use your wits to avoid shadowy creatures and uncover the terrible truths of your wretched hometown. Solve devious puzzles to reveal the emotionally-charged story of Holly and her friends!
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair - PS4
Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform hybrid adventure! They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Beettalion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair!
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The new batch of free PS+ games are about to drop. Here’s my quick rundown of what they are, my thoughts about them and what the trophies are like. Remember, even if you don’t have the system yet or are unsure about whether you’d like the game, always go to the PSN store online and “buy” all the free games every month. They will get added to your account and you can download them anytime in the future as long as you have an active PS+ subscription.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones - PS4
Retail - $29.99
What is it - This War of Mine is a war survival game where you are trying make it through alive. The problem is you are not a soldier; you are a civilian. During the day you are tasked with working on your shelter and taking care of a community of other survivors. At night you have to go out and scavenge for supplies. To make things worse there are also children in your group. It's a grim depiction of the horrors of war for non-combatants.
My thoughts - This game has been in my PSN wishlist for months now and I almost bought it the last time it was on sale. It was considered for game of the year awards and has stellar reviews on all platforms. The only reason not to play this is if you really don't like games with depressing themes.
Trophies - The platinum for this game isn't too hard but it's one of those games where almost everything can be missed. It's going to take multiple playthroughs to get everything and a guide is very useful during your cleanup playthroughs. It's recommended to play a couple times without guides to experience the game and get used to how it plays. Then use custom games and specific setups to focus on groups of trophies that you missed.
Day of The Tentacle Remastered- PS4, Vita
Retail - $14.99
What is it - One of the best point and click adventure games from the glory days of LucasArts remastered for the PS4. In this one Purple Tentacle wants to take over the world and you need to stop him by jumping through time in a portable toilet. The game features the original graphics, sounds and controls as well as the upgraded version of the game.
My thoughts - I grew up with an Apple computer so I missed all of the LucasArts games my friends really loved. They are slowly remaking them all for PS4 and I've enjoyedthem so far. The humor is a little cheesy but still holds up pretty well. If you liked Monkey Island or Grim Fandango, definitely play Day of the Tentacle and be ready for Full Throttle coming out later this year.
Trophies - So far all of the LucasArts remasters have had really easy platinum trophies. They also have all had a ton of missable trophies. The majority require you to do things not required by the main story so a guide is recommended. The game can be rushed through in about an hour so play through once for the story and then use a walkthrough to rush the remaining trophies.
The Swindle - PS4, PS3, Vita
Retail - $14.99
What is it - The Swindle is a procedurally generated heist game. You are a thief that hacks into systems to steal money and then escapes before the police arrive. Your main target is a surveillance program that will ruin the careers of all thieves. As you rob the randomly generated companies you are upgrading your skills and gear to go after the surveillance software before it goes live.
My thoughts - I have never heard of this game until now but it looks interesting. Unfortunately it seems there are a lot of complaints about the controls and glitches in the game. I'll give it a shot but Invisible Inc. from last month is probably a much better, albeit different, game about stealing.
Trophies - The 100% for The Swindle looks to be a difficult one with a couple glitched trophies making things even more frustrating. Having random levels can also make some of the trophies more difficult than they need to be if you are unlucky and get bad level configurations. Being a cross save game you can abuse the save system however to mitigate some of the difficulty.
Titan Souls - PS4, Vita
Retail - $14.99
What is it - You have a sword and one arrow but have to kill a bunch of gigantic titans. This is Titan Souls. As you go through defeating the titans you collect the souls they were protecting on your way to unravel the truth behind them. Each boss has a different way to beat them and you need to experiment with each to figure out their weaknesses.
My thoughts - This game looked really good when it was first announced and I'm excited to play it. It's a boss rush game so there isn't much adventuring or anything beyond killing bosses but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Trophies - Titan Souls is a very difficult game. It will require a lot of practice on each boss as you will eventually need to beat it on hard without dying. There are also speedrun, no rolling and other difficulty playthroughs so expect to play this multiple times. The speedrun is a 20 minute one so at least each time through doesn't take too long. After these and all the boss specific trophies (which can be obtained while practicing the bosses) you will be awarded with a relatively rare platinum trophy.
Blazerush - PS3
Retail - $9.99 ($2.49 on sale)
What is it - Blazerush is a multiplayer, combat racing game. There are multiple cars and weapons to use as you race and destroy your friends. It supports couch co-op and online multiplayer play where you can drop in and out of races at any time.
My thoughts - Not exactly shovelware but there doesn't seem to be much here. It has ok reviews so if you are looking for something to kill time with your friends it could be a decent option. It was just on sale for $2.49 so don't expect too much. It does have a PS4 version but it looks like this won't be crossbuy for PS+.
Trophies -There is nothing but a bunch of bronze trophies for this game (21 in total). Most are for beating the game, grinding out points, and completing some different tasks. One does require online play and the servers are completely dead. The PS+ bump will help get you an online match so play it right away if you are going for this. Otherwise you will need to find a boosting partner.
Azkend 2 - Vita
Retail - $7.99
What is it - Azkend 2 is a match 3 game using hex tiles with hidden object sections.
My thoughts - Not much to say here. Could be good for killing time or taking a break from the more rigorous titles in your backlog. Great for super casual gamers.
Trophies - There is not platinum for this game and almost nobody has the 100% for it. It looks like one of the trophies is heavily RNG dependent and could take 10+ hours. Almost nobody has the game yet, so as more people start playing it because it's on PS+ there may be new strategies emerging.
We almost had every game this month offering crossbuy but even though 2 on the list have crossbuy it looks like PS+ will only offer them on one system each. They're the two bad games this month so you may not be missing much anyway. Like last month there are smaller but highly praised games in the list. If you hate indies (technically the two main games aren't even indies but I'm tired of arguing with people) then just focus on all the game you got for Christmas. For everyone else, this is a good month for some cool games.
Hey everyone, it is with great honor and the staff here at ps3imports would like to thank everyone for being part of the community. We came up with an idea to have a summer contest
I would like to present and host this year's Summer Platinum Contest 2015.
This contest will take effect on June 5th 2015 - August 5th, 2015 and any and all premium members from the site are allowed to participate and are welcomed to sign up.
This 1st place winners of this contest will also receive the Site Award
The following rules will apply concerning this contest:
- This contest will be a TEAM contest consisting of 2 members chosen at random. All participants that enter will have their name place by a generator program and will be randomly chosen and announced on June 5th.
-The platinum points system that will be used for this contest will be based on the platinum rarity of PSNTL.com, rated from 1 - 6 with 1 being the easiest of games and 6 being the hardest.
Please Note: If platinum rarity happens to change by the end of the contest, points will be recalculated.
- No Visual Novels will be counted towards this contest, however if a visual novel happens to have a rating of a 2 or above then it will be counted. Some examples of such novels that would be counted include La Roue de Fortune, 428 ～封鎖された渋谷で～, Night of Kamaitachi etc..
-Any Japanese/Asian/Korean plats will still be honored and accepted for this contest, such examples would include a non-visual novel game with a stacking list like Dynasty Warriors or Pachi-Para.
- Any Instant Platinum game will not be counted towards this contest, however only the 1st platinum from an instant plat game will count since it was actually played or if the second plat was actually played and not auto-popped. Such examples include Sound Shapes, Motorstorm RC etc..
- Leaderboard will be updated every Friday night until the contest is over.
- After the contest is over, platinum points will be recalculated as needed and winners will be announced and given their prize.
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Sony's press conference is next week Monday at 8pm central time. I was wondering if anyone here wanted to get in a skype group chat so we can all complain and talk shit about how much we hate what they are doing. OR to talk about how awesome something is and have the rest of the group cut you down to shreds for thinking so.
Anyway, I'll be on skype streaming the conference and text chatting the night away, should anyone else want to join me.
I'm saying no to audio unless there's only 4 to 6 people. If there's 10 people from here who want to chat, we'd all be talking over each other.
EDIT TO ADD:
Links for all announcements. I am only posting Sony's here, visit Kotaku for the rest:
Could've done with less statistics and numbers. But hey, the games were good:
- A White Version of the PS4 Drops On September 9th
- PS4 Owners Can Play Destiny This Weekend
- Sony Just Announced A Beautiful New PS4 Game, And It's Out Right Now
- Rejoice, LittleBigPlanet 3 Is Coming To The PS4
- Destiny's E3 Trailer Is Full Of Expensive Space Magic
- Check out the trailer for Infamous: Second Son's upcoming DLC, First Light.
- Dark Souls' Successor Is Coming To The PS4
- So There's A New Dead Island Coming Out
- There Is Last Of Us DLC In...Diablo III. Huh?
- Your PS4 Friends Don't Need Far Cry 4 to Play Far Cry 4
- Grim Fandango Is Getting Remastered For PS4, Vita
- Abzu Looks Like Journey, But Underwater. Neat.
- No Man's Sky, You Win E3, Forever
- Hey, It's 'Torture Porn: The Video Game'
- Sony Jabs At Kinect, Live On Stage
- PlayStation Now Game Streaming Starts on July 31st
- PlayStation TV Is Coming West This Fall For $99
- Mortal Kombat Looking Good and Gory, Like It's Supposed to
- Ratchet And Clank Getting A Movie And A PS4 Remake In 2015
- GTA V Is Coming To PC, Xbox One & PS4
- The Last Of Us Is Coming To The PS4 On July 29
- Uncharted 4 Stars, You Guessed It, Nathan Drake
- Surprise, the Batmobile Likes to Shimmy
- The Many Hand Gestures Of PlayStation America's New CEO
- The Internet Reacts To Sony's E3 Presentation
As a gamer, you start your gaming life not caring about the ins and outs of why you are doing whatever it is you are doing in that game in front of you. You shoot first and probably never ask questions. You pull potato chips out of garbage bins because... you need the scientifically proven healing power they provide, right? As you grow older, you keep playing these games but eventually things will trickle into the back of your mind. What is my motivation for the character I am playing? Why am I killing so many people? Better yet... why does the overload of this video game world have so many people willing to run out of rooms and die for him or her?
At the end of the day, none of those things really matter. We will keep playing and always accept so many of the tropes and inconsistencies video games are subject to. Let's face it, if you want to continue to enjoy gaming into your adult life, you just have to live with it. There are so many games that make so little sense when you pick and prod at them, but some of these games are still not only good games, but great games. As I've grown older I've become far more analytically of the games I play. Here are some of my personal favorites with some of the massive issues I perceive to be within them.
Note there are major spoilers in here. If you haven't played the game, skip the paragraph.
Easily one of my favorites from the prior generation, the way Bioshock starts out makes absolutely zero sense. You are on a plane. It crashes. You are the only survivor. Once in the ocean, swimming around, you're led to a lighthouse with a winding staircase that leads to an odd spherical vessel. WHY THE HELL DO YOU GET IN IT AND START PRESSING BUTTONS? There is no logic behind the beginning of this game. In real life, you'd probably wait it out on the lighthouse for at least a little while before you'd feel the need to get in a sphere shaped vessel which eventually takes you to an underwater city full of scary people and even scarier little girls. The remainder of the game does have your motivation get an explanation (regardless of how far fetched), in rather kind way, even. It's just hard to ignore what brought you to that amazing world under the sea in the first place.
The Last of Us:
Another favorite and probably the swan song of the generation as far as landmark games go, The Last of Us has some problems. Big ones. While you can debate the game being just another generic 3rd person shooter in a very linear world, I have zero problems with either of those issues because the game tells its story better than just about any other game I've played. The problems I found are when you're traveling through the city with Ellie (and others).
Eventually you have to be very, very stealthy. If you move, a clicker will hear you and will eat your face off. Your whole face. So you are very careful. You crouch and use an ability which somehow allows you to see through walls with your ears (it helps, but I don't understand that game mechanic at all). Oh no! Here comes a clicker... it's okay because I am nice and still. Ellie will stay still too, no worri.... Wait, Ellie? WTF are you doing? Why are you running from on side of this box I'm hiding behind to the other, all while literally running directly into this clicker... this clicker that will murder you with the slightest noise it hears. Better yet, why isn't the clicker coming close to acknowledging your presence?
NPC's do whatever they want in this game and it has no impact on the enemies around you, they don't even know Ellie or Frank exist. I understand it as a gamer. You would hate this game if the AI of NPC's had any bearing on your ability to remain stealthily in cover, but it sure does ruin the feel of the game when you see Ellie run right into a pack of enemies while she is clearly confused as to where to take cover and the enemies don't even react.
Assassin's Creed II:
This can apply to the entire series, but since I think the yearly cycle has completely ruined this game I'm going with ACII since I think it was the best.
So what's the problem with jumping on people and stabbing them in their neck with hidden blades? Nothing, nothing at all. The issue comes in when you climb a church steeple. A really, really big church steeple that's probably well over 250 feet into the air. As you are climbing you're thinking "Man, it is going to take a while to climb back down". Well, don't fret, you can get to the highest point of the steeple and then jump to the ground. Landing on your back. In a small pile of hay. The other great part about being able to free fall from 100+ feet into a small pile of hay (other than not dying a horrible, painful death) is that no one will even notice. Not a soul.
Real life logic says you should die when you do this. You should die and it will probably be slow, unless you land directly on your head, and it will hurt. Game logic? It tells you that was a really bad ass looking swan dive you took and you can wait to get out of the small hay pile and murder some fools. Quietly.
The Uncharted Series... Who am I kidding, almost every 3rd and 1st person shooter, ever:
I alluded to this in the open, but my God there are a lot of people in video games willing to run right into bullets in order to protect some amulet/map/bad guy overload/food/insert any other random object. This will never make sense if real life logic is applied. Most of us would have to be paid and paid very, very well to be willing to literally protect something, anything, with our life. In game worlds, however, there are a lot people willing to die for what appear to be trivial things when compared to human life. Hell, there might even be too many of these people. I bet there are 1,000's on unemployment just waiting to give their life to make sure no one ever gets the second part of the puzzle which opens the door to Shangri-La. As a gamer, we'll have to accept this trope because if we don't, we have nothing left to shoot at.
Call of Duty... actually, again with every shooter, ever:
There is nothing I love more than shooting 1 bullet from a gun with twenty in the clip, then reloading it by taking that clip (only one bullet lighter)... and putting an entire new clip on it. There must be half to 99% full clips of ammo literally everywhere on the battlefield in every game that involves shooting, ever. Again, as gamers we just have to accept this because if we don't, our heads would explode at the excessive waste that is video game bullet management.
One last item on shooters.... It sure is interesting how fast I can run and get 30 headshoots while firing from the hip, in a row, all at the same time. My video game shooting accuracy is off the charts! In real life, however... The one time I fired a real gun, the headshots were much, much harder to come by.
I could go further, but then this blog post would be better served as a book than it does as internet reading. When it boils down, I don't actually care about all of the above. But these are definitely issues that, when you sit and think about them, you kind of wish you didn't think about them. Tropes will always have to be part of gaming because fun needs to trump realism in most cases, it just doesn't mean that sometimes it's hard to not notice them.
February PlayStation Plus Preview
“Outlast perfects this self-inflicted madness in every area of its design, and it’s absolutely petrifying.” – Joystiq.com
Hell is an experiment you can’t survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret… if you dare.
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
“Last Light is notably superior to its predecessor, merging storytelling, shooting, and sneaking into a remarkable and cohesive whole.” – GameSpot.com
It is the year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour…
PayDay 2 (PS3)
“The adrenaline flows steadily as you inevitably repel the barrage of police waves while trying to make your getaway.” – GameInformer.com
PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington D.C. for an epic crime spree.
Remember Me (PS3)
“Not only beautiful graphics and incredible sound, but also a new combat approach wrapped around a very engaging storyline.” – GamingTrend.com
Neo-Paris. 2084. Personal memories can now be digitized, bought, sold and traded. The last remnants of privacy and intimacy have been swept away in what appears to be a logical progression of the explosive growth of social networks at the beginning of the 21st century. Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories.
Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita)
A dream collaboration between the two biggest fighting game franchises is now a reality! A deluge of highly demanded characters join the fray in this tag team-based game! The second round of this war begins now!
ModNation Racers: Road Trip (PS Vita)
Modnation Racers - VIta
Welcome to the never-ending season of ModNation kart racing, where competitive racing and community creativity collide. Whether you race for the fastest time, customize your own karts or tracks, or you discover new courses online – ModNation Racers gives you everything you need for your next “Road Trip!” Use common gestures to create or edit your Mod, Kart, or Track. If that wasn’t enough, you will have full access to all creations made on the PS3. That’s right, download and play with your favorite PS3 creations and take it where ever you go.