Review for PS Plus’ November Offerings plus EXCLUSIVE Contents!

This month of November, another awesome lineup for PS Plus Free games are currently available from 4th of November to the 7th of December.

1.) BlazBlue ChronoPhantasma Extend (PS4, PS3, PSVita)
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Starting off with BlazBlue ChronoPhantasma Extend, for those more into the action there is plenty of that here. Arcade mode is a more focused, traditional fare: pick a brawler, and face off against a series of enemies while experiencing a far shorter, stripped-down story that leads to a showdown with your chosen character’s nemesis. Equally familiar is score attack mode and VS mode, as well as online play – the latter of which worked very smoothly during our tests.

Ranked matches, lobbies, and player matches are supported, and should you create your own lobby, it’s good to see a number of options presented, including password protection, rotation style, and even text chat. The game supports cross-platform play between the PS4 and PS3 editions, too, which is always a welcome addition.

A particular highlight is Abyss Mode, where you pick a fighter and explore a ‘dungeon’ of sorts that’s really nothing more than a series of fights. Defeating successively stronger enemies in this mode unlocks the ability to buy a variety of buffs – some character specific – in turn allowing you to take on deeper, tougher dungeons as they become unlocked and more game modes!

it may not match the subtle finesse or wider fame of heavy-hitting giants such as Tekken and Street Fighter, but instead delivers an ambitious take on storytelling in fighting games. Though this approach and delivery will not appeal to everybody, what remains is nonetheless a superb fighter with variety and much to enjoy, boasting qualities more than worthwhile in their own right.

2.) Saints Row IV Re-Elected (PS4)
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Imagine, we got Saints Row Gat Out Hell for free this year and this month finally we got SR 4 for free! *Yipee!*

Now Saints Row IV is the definitive sandbox game for anyone who’s a bit tired of the more serious attempts like Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto V, or even inFAMOUS: Second Son. It’s constantly in danger of breaking the fourth wall, its storyline is absurd, and its gameplay is completely over-the-top. You’re the president of the United States of America, you wield horribly overpowered superhero abilities, and you fight ugly aliens in a virtual simulation in order to get closer to their leader, who blew the Earth to pieces along with its human population of about seven billion. It’s fair to say that you either think all of this sounds amazing, or you think that it just sounds far too stupid to be enjoyable.

Fortunately, as alluded, Re-Elected is far more stable performance-wise. You can fire off your superpowers like a madman, and the game will tend to keep up nicely. Unsurprisingly, it also looks more impressive, although probably not to the extent that you’d like. The draw distance is much better, and the lighting looks far smoother, but the title is still coated in disappointingly muddy textures. Still, the game is yet to fully crash on us, so we suppose that praise is owed where it’s due.

Love it or hate it, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected’s obsession with the ridiculous is what sets it apart from the rest of the market, and the PS4 re-release is the best way to experience the madness.

3.) Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (PS4)
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Let me say this first, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture has amazing graphics, it is a  narrative game with fantastic and beautiful world as this is a game which feels unlike anything else that you’ve ever played, one which will masterfully wrap you up in its gentle and heartbreaking world, and one that you won’t be able to stop thinking about for days after its completion.

The writing itself is breathtaking. These are characters with enough depth that you could have detailed arguments about their motivations and intentions. They are real people, with real problems, and real flaws, which makes them utterly compelling. Cleverly, you’re always given just enough information for you to be able to join the dots, but not so much information that you don’t have to think. In other words, this is game which assumes that you’re intelligent, but also manages to never feel pretentious.

Also, This brings us to the game’s soundtrack, which may just be its single strongest component. Mixing orchestras with the occasional jarring synth, it features a suite of tremblingly beautiful songs which deftly move from angelic to melancholy, and just about everything in between. What’s more, the title makes clever use of motif, so that certain themes and melodies conjure specific areas and moments.

Perhaps most impressive of all, though, is the way that all of these elements work together. Indeed, there’s a notable sense of thematic and symbolic consistency throughout the entire experience. The story, the exploration, the graphics, the atmosphere, and the music – it all blends to create something which feels remarkably whole and complete.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a masterwork – a gorgeous and subtle experience, which treats you as an adult, without ever indulging in pretence. It cares about its characters enough to give them interesting and meaningful things to say, while also playing host to some truly breathtaking art direction and music.

4.) Pumped BMX + (PS4, PS3, PSVita)
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Next up is Pumped BMX +, now Pumped BMX + is, as you’d expect, a seriously enhanced version of the original bike-’em-up extreme sports game. The graphics are shinier and the control system has been nicely overhauled in order to take advantage of the DualShock 4’s increased range of inputs. It’s still very simple to control due to its touch screen origins, but given the nature of this very site, we always prefer a real controller to any mobile phone input dynamic.

Gameplay sees you jump straight onto a virtual BMX and ride your way through increasingly challenging levels while trying to pull off trick combos to earn points. Curve Digital has included a highly recommended tutorial which will put you through some basic challenges in order to get to grips with the dynamics of speeding along (holding down X), jumping into the air (letting go of X at the right moment), and then using a combination of triggers, left and right sticks, or even the back panel on the Vita to perform cool tricks.

The BMX action and backgrounds all look good – there’s a dreamy colourful edge to the whole game. As you progress you can unlock new bikes and equipment, too, and although it’s pretty standard stuff, it keeps you going until you get bored. Alas, that’s the main problem with Pumped BMX +: if you’re not an avid rider or just have an average attention span, the chances are that you’ll tire of the game before long. This is especially true when you hit the occasional frustrating objective that’ll see you landing on your head far too often for it to be in any way fun.

Pumped BMX + doesn’t really do anything particularly wrong, but it needs a bit more improvement needed to keep its wheels going around. You’ll happily bunny hop into this one for a few short sessions, but once you’re done, you’ll likely find yourself leaving this bicycle out to rust.

5.) Lumines Electronic Symphony (PSVita)
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This may look like tetris, but this is not just your ordinary tetrist game as Lumines Electronic Symphony seems simplistic, but it still offers a challenge for even the best puzzlers out there. As blocks fall, you’ll have to rotate falling cubes to build blocks of the same colour into a four-by-four square; once that square is built, more blocks can be combined onto the initial block until a bar passes from left to right. When the bar sweeps past it clears squares of the same colour. It’s a difficult process to put in words, but becomes perfectly clear after only minutes of playing.

The interface is gorgeous, smooth and simple to navigate exclusively with the front touch screen, while gameplay can be controlled with either the standard buttons or the touch screen. Whereas the button controls are as well designed as they always were, using the touch screen can become a little frustrating: as a game that demands precision and speed, trying to manipulate the blocks using your finger just isn’t practical. Often the block will rotate too slowly or slide over a single position, causing entire combos to be ruined and causing extra work for the gamer in order to correct the mistake.

Even with such a simple puzzle concept, the action doesn’t get boring as quickly as you might think due to the impressive visuals and invigorating soundtrack. It might not be a title you play for hours upon hours as it can get repetitive, but on a portable platform, moderation is already a factor. If you’re a fan of techno or electronica music it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll love the soundtrack; Electronic Symphony wasn’t just thrown on as a subtitle because it sounds cool.

Each song has its own theme, or skin, adding variation while playing. Themes consist different colours or shapes of blocks as well as excellently designed backgrounds that generally feature video clips and moving images. These minor changes help keep gameplay fresh when clearing blocks from song to song. Also, as blocks are moved, rotated, dropped and cleared the music will adjust accordingly, making the soundtrack interactive.

One new addition is the inclusion of special abilities for your avatar, which range from changing the order and structure of your next three blocks to starting a chain combo, where any block touching the chain blocks will be obliterated in the next pass of the time line. Depending on the selected avatar, different specials will be available in both single and multiplayer modes; building the abilities is as easy as either simply clearing pieces or drumming on the rear touch pad.

Even with the frustrating — and completely optional — touch controls and lack of an online multiplayer mode, Lumines Electronic Symphony is the best in the series. With stunning visuals, immersive audio and addictive gameplay, it’s an ideal buy for newcomers and puzzle veterans alike.

6.) Beyond Good & Evil HD (PS3)
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Beyond Good & Evil tells the story of Jade, a freelance photographer and protector of children who have been orphaned thanks to the DomZ. The DomZ are a brutal alien race who are currently invading the watery planet of Hillys, locked in a bitter struggle with humanity’s protectors, the Alpha Sections.

As the game’s name implies, however, things aren’t quite what they seem, and Jade — joined by her Uncle Pey’J and secret agent Double H — becomes embroiled in an intergalactic conspiracy and a struggle to root out the truth.

The game’s critically praised story still manages to hold up as a charming and evocative tale, although it is worth nothing that, in hindsight, the game was not perhaps the most brilliantly written of titles. The characters seem more flat and less endearing than before. Pey’j is especially more grating than I remember, with his unfunny lines and tendency to overdo the “dush garnit” accent. Likewise, the overall plot is a lot less subtle than it wishes it were. It tries to introduce shades of grey in a world where nobody can be trusted, but the good guys are very clearly good and the bad guys are very clearly bad.

Being such a varied and (for the time) progressive experience though, the game has still aged remarkably well. Jade is an entertaining character who encounters some really memorable characters. Ubisoft injected a lot of personality into the setting – and the world’s design ethic, characters and incidental details still hold up really well. With a decent bump in resolution to some of the textures, the world is clean, colorful and razor-sharp.

As a template for the sequel, there’s a lot of great content here. The idea of rolling newscasts from within the game world keep the story flowing. For what the game lacks in overall fine-tuning, it makes up for in cohesive and original vision. This is a game that has personality.

My take here is that it might not be enough, of course, to sway players who weren’t pulled in the first time around. Frankly, if it didn’t interest you then, it might not now either. Of course, they’d be ignoring a trend-setting, rounded and entertaining adventure game. Given the game is free this month and upped quality of presentation, what was already a great experience is that much better now – so get behind the original Beyond Good & Evil and see what you (probably) missed out on.

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Another batch of free games for PSN Plus players with BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend and Saints Row IV Re-Elected as the standout. Who knows what’s coming next! We Know PlayStation is the best Console out there so let’s chill, relax and play on Playstation!

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Review for PS Plus’ October Offerings plus EXCLUSIVE Contents!

This month of September, another awesome lineup for PS Plus Free games are currently available from 6th of October to the 3rd of November.

1.) Resident Evil “HD Remastered” (PS4)
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Starting off with Resident Evil, I have played all resident evil games; resident evil 1, original box zombies of PS1 and more, now the characters and zombies look amazing for example the zombies with holes in the shirts/flesh you can see the different layers which adds to the chill factor of zombies.

Even after all these years and times I have played these resident evil games I still feel tense and even make the odd involuntary sound now and then, I have opted to use the original controls for my play through as this feels more like a resident evil game to me these controls work just as good/poorly as they always have but the new control scheme didn’t quite do it for me made it too easy to turn and run from a zombie. Watching your character react as they back away from the undead just adds to the atmosphere, speaking of which the atmosphere is still there helped by the new shadow systems and sound quality, unfortunately the static images for the rooms/environments etc have not really aged well, however that is just small detail but the overall quality of everything else just about compensates for that.

Definitely one of the best free games released for this year’s Playstation plus free games as Resident Evil HD Remaster is undeniable a truly great game, and a classic that defines survival horror at his best. This is a game that not everyone can play, but a great experience that everyone should have.

2.) Lords of the Fallen (PS4)
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Above all of the individual parts of Lords of the Fallen, combat takes center stage. Watch just a few seconds of the game and you’ll quickly realize the heavy influence of the Dark Souls series. Death is your friend, patience is a virtue, and being quick on those button presses is a must. Just as in that brutal series, Lords of the Fallen requires you to focus heavily on the enemy in front of you – learning its moves, tells, and openings. The more observant you are the better you’ll fare. Though the combat of the two games resembles each other, Lords of the Fallen does have its own distinct feeling in that mainly it’s more arcade-y. This arcade feeling results in a slightly “easier” sensation during combat, though be warned it is JUST a feeling, nothing more.

Harkyn, our main character, has been released from prison to fight against a group of old gods that have come back to the world. The markings on his face give him, and the world, a reminder of his heinous crime and why he was imprisoned though that is something which is never explained to us. Similarly we are introduced to a wide group of characters but we never learn much about them other than their names. Honestly though in a game that is so focused on combat and killing you do story/characters really matter? No. No, they don’t.

To begin Harkyn’s journey you have to select what class you would like to play as – a fast and agile rogue, a hard-hitting tank, or something in between. Each play style will drastically change the difficulty of the game but thankfully you can customize your character’s stats as you go. This customization allows for any character to be fast and agile or a hard-hitting tank. Additionally any weapon can be used with the only restrictions being on specific level requirements. The giant number of weapons available along with the level of customization that is present provides a strong replay value. It gives you ample reason to take a second or third stroll through the campaign.

Upon selecting a starting class you’ll also have a choice between three distinct magic pools to use during your playthrough. Each one offers different spells that aid you in battle. Without telling you which spell pool to pick there is one that I found which made the entire game, from beginning to end, easy. As you approach the end of the game you’ll even be given the chance to choose spells from the other beginning pools to add to your death-dealing prowess.

Leveling up comes from the experience you gain in slaying Harkyn’s foes. Lords of the Fallen introduces a unique twist on the Dark Souls leveling system as you can store the experience you’ve gained for use later. When coming across one of the many save points throughout the world you’ll have a chance to store the experience you’ve gained as either Ability Points or Spell Points. Additionally if you want to take a chance you can pass up the ability to bank your points and take a risk by pressing on taking on more enemies. The appeal here comes into play when you realize that the more experience you are carrying, the more experience will drop from the enemies.

If you are looking for a fun, deep RPG that balances well on the edge of being fun and outlandishly difficult then Lords of the Fallen deserves your attention. I cannot wait to re-start Harkyn’s adventure again, killing countless enemies and learning new stuffs in the game.

3.) Samurai Warriors 4 (PSVita)
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I have enjoyed every Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors that has come out and this is one of the bes tof them. Tecmo Koei know what there fans want and like and they make sure we get it, Every game has the Story and Free mode and then there is another mode which is different in every version of the game.

Samurai Warriors 4 has Chronicle mode where you create your own Samurai and travel Japan fighting in battles and meeting all the famous officers that are in the game to try and bond with them.

Specking of characters to play this has the biggest roster to date in any of there games I think with 55 to pick from and 12 of them playable for the first time.

Story mode has gone the way of Dynasty Warriors meaning there are 10 different stories for 10 different clans of the warring states, Takeda and Shimazu to name 2, as anybody who enjoy the other Samurai Warriors game will love this and those that have not yet should give it a try as this is one fun addicting game.

Especially if you are one of the people who appreciate this series’ unique brand of action packed gameplay, then there is plenty to like in Samurai Warriors 4,  the gameplay system in the series, combined with a great setting, a massive amount of content, and the all new Survival Mode make this game an easy sell for the fan.

4.) Prince of Persia Revelations (PSVita)
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For those who haven’t played a recent Prince of Persia game, you play as the titular prince, who possesses extraordinary acrobatic abilities. The prince can run up and along walls, jump great distances, climb up poles, walk a tightrope across narrow beams, and scale sheer rock faces using narrow crevices as handholds. He’s basically a Cirque du Soleil performer and champion rock climber all in one, and you’ll need every last bit of his athleticism to navigate the cleverly designed environmental puzzles. Much of the game is spent staring at the room you’re in, trying to figure out how exactly you’re going to get from the floor all the way up to a doorway high above you. Solving these environmental puzzles and simply figuring out how to get from point A to point B is great fun in Revelations, just as it was in the other recent Prince of Persia games.

The prince is also a champion swordfighter, and in Revelations you’ll be fighting lots of sand creatures, as well as a few bosses. You can wield either a single sword, or you can pick up weapons from dead enemies or from weapon racks to dual-wield. The combination moves you can pull off depend on whether you choose to dual-wield or use a single weapon, but the fighting engine offers quite a variety of moves either way. You can vault off walls to attack, spin off of poles, climb up and over enemies to slash them from above and behind, throw enemies, and even throw your offhand weapon. There are also a variety of bloody, gory finishing moves that are satisfying to do and watch. You can grapple with, decapitate, or even cut in half weakened enemies once you learn the nuances of the fighting system. Spectacular moves are highlighted by the camera zooming in and going into slow motion. However, most people will find that the fighting isn’t really the highlight of the game, as it often boils down to pulling off the same combos over and over again.

As you make your way through the campaign, you’ll unlock a number of sand powers that let you do interesting things with time. One of these powers is recall, which gives you the ability to rewind time a few seconds. This comes in handy as you navigate the puzzles and traps throughout the levels. If you make a mistake and die or take a lot of damage, you can simply rewind and try again. Another sand power is basically like Max Payne’s bullet time, which lets you move at full speed while the rest of the environment and enemies are in slow motion. This gives you a great advantage in combat. Other sand powers are area-effect spells that stun multiple enemies. The sand powers consume sand in your sand tanks, and you can replenish these by defeating enemies or by breaking boxes and other furniture in the environment.

as I mentioned earlier that Revelations is pretty much the same game as Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. Indeed, you’ll find that the game’s campaign is largely the same, offering the same environments, puzzles, and enemies as Warrior Within. Therefore, if you’ve already played that game on console or PC, Revelations will be familiar to you and will play out very similarly. You still set sail for the Island of Time at the beginning of the game, embittered by years of the Dahaka time monster chasing after you. You eventually arrive at the island and begin your search for the Empress of Time so that you can change your fate. The main difference between Revelations and Warrior Within is that a few new levels have been thrown in, which lengthen the adventure by a couple of hours. Some of the new puzzles you face are pretty fiendish, so you’ll need to pay close attention and bring your thinking cap.

Revelations would have been a truly excellent port of a great action adventure game. The added content is a nice consolation, but if you’ve already played Warrior Within, the new levels alone aren’t necessarily worth the price of admission. For longtime Prince of Persia fans who can’t get enough, or for those who are fiending for a good action game on the go, Revelations will probably still be enjoyable.

5.) Mad Riders (PS3)
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Now with Mad Riders, as an off-road arcade racers go, Mad Riders deals with mostly familiar standards. Your chosen all-terrain vehicle features a boost meter, which can be fueled up by performing midair tricks and quickly sliding around corners. Driving through some lines of colour-coded tokens gated along specific parts of a track also provides you with small supplements of boost, while driving through others grants you the option to open up previously hidden shortcuts. You can also gain boost by performing stunts three times in a single jump and maintaining your boost unabated for just a few seconds. This system also works the other way around by providing an occasional boost to the poor soul stuck lagging behind in last place.

Doing all of these things, as well as winning races and making good time in checkpoint-based trials contributes XP to your overall level. This grants you access to more ATVs with their own relative attributes and new tournaments and modes. However, the statistical differences between each ATV are far too negligible to take seriously, as the game’s frenzied pacing never necessitates any sort of performance-based consideration. This dampens the weight of the progression when levelling up and unlocking better ATVs, since you never really feel a strong need to upgrade. Plus, because you don’t get a good look at your ride during races, spending time customising its colours and appearance is a rather moot undertaking.

The online multiplayer modes are the same as those found in the single-player component, allowing up to 12 players to take part. A sense of speed is well maintained throughout, and playing with others helps to liven up the otherwise dull racing.

Between its pleasant visuals and nostalgia for the Sega-styled arcade racer scene, Mad Riders could have been more enjoyable than it is. Instead, it’s just plain boring. More than anything, it simply feels like a game you’ve played a hundred times before. This lack of personality makes Mad Riders difficult to recommend when there are better, more accomplished racers out there.

6.) Tom Clancy’s Endwar (PS3)
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Tom Clancy’s EndWar is a real-time strategy or real-time tactics game, unfortunately neglected by its developers, released in 2008 and featuring a World War 3 where your decisions decide the course of the war. It involves three factions – the USA, the European Federation  and the Russian Federation. The interesting thing about EndWar is that it is not like other RTS or RTTs – you do not decide where each army strikes, or what to research, or even if you want to make nice with China so it invades Russia – you are a mere colonel in a special operations branch of your faction’s army, and the only control you have over the world is where you deploy. Whether you win or lose the battle as a result of said deployment changes whether your faction grows or shrinks. Other world events, such as typhoons or the U.S.S. George Bush being sunk by your nation’s WMD and airstrikes are communicated through the world map’s news service.

The campaign is split into two parts – a Prelude to War, in which the game explains the backstory and the game mechanics, as well as how and why World War III erupted and to give you a feel for each faction, and the Third World War itself. The AI is competent depending on difficulty level (On normal, for example, it is fairly competent, while on the hardest difficulty it is very competent), and the graphics are good for a game released in 2008.

All-in-all, I would very much recommend this game to everyone as it is action packed real time strategy game.

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Another batch of free games for PSN Plus players with Resident Evil, Lords of the Fallen as the standout. Who knows what’s coming next! We Know PlayStation is the best Console out there so let’s chill, relax and play on Playstation!

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Review for PS Plus’ September Offerings plus EXCLUSIVE Contents!

This month of September, another awesome lineup for PS Plus Free games are currently available from September 8th to October 5th.

1.) Journey (PS4 / PS3)
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Starting off with Journey,  Journey celebrates the poignancy of nature, it startles you with the unexpected, and empowers you in an exhilarating, unforgettable conclusion. The hours spent completing Journey will create memories that last for years

Now, this is the first time I play Journey. And I must admit that this game is one of the best games ever made. Everything from this game is so much compelling and emotional. At the start, the game already make you feel this game will epic. And it is much more than that. Simple gameplay but meaningful journey through all the levels of the game. You feel like this game is made for you.

And the most special feature of this game is coop online. You will never know who is your companion until the credit end and the name of that companion will appear. And when nearly the end of the journey there will be a cutscene that show 2 player journey together through everything. You will care about your companion as your friend a lot. Sometime when they get caught by a monster, you will try to help them. You just can talk with him/her by pressing O, I mean give him/her signal.

The graphic to music of the game are super fantastic. One of the best music and graphics I have ever seen. The game used exactly lightning and shadows at the right time to give the landscape more phenomenal. The music also give you so much emotions and bring you to tears.

Overall, this game is the best experience on my life. One of the best game lineup for this month’s free game and this game may live longer everytime you visit the journey of JOURNEY again.

2.) Rebel Galaxy (PS4)
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Next up in line is Rebel Galaxy, Rebel Galaxy did put a smile on my face. It’s an ambitious little game that regrettably tries too hard to grab something out of its reach, but what it does get its hands on is excellent.

Now, Rebel Galaxy sends players cruising back and forth across the galaxy from space stations to nebulae to asteroid belts to planets and beyond on a series of fetch quests, enemy encounters, and experience grinding.  Galaxy residents will ask you to run their errands for them, and commonly there is more than one way to accomplish these tasks.  Suppose you’re sent to retrieve ore, for instance.  You can either set a course to the asteroid field and mine the rocks for their bounty or track down a miner who has some of the ore to sell you.  If you don’t like the price of the ore or just plain don’t want to pay, you can start a battle to steal it.  All that matters is returning with the ore, and whether you want to achieve that as an upstanding citizen or as a dirty space pirate is completely up to you.  Officially allying with factions can often help you achieve these things more efficiently.

There’s a lot to do in Rebel Galaxy, also that the overall presentation is fantastic with some of the prettiest space environments I’ve seen on the PS4 and the guitar rock soundtrack is refreshingly catchy.  All of the pieces are there for this game to be something special and a it is a great innovative shooting game which is worth to try.

3.) TouKiden (PSVita)
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Let me say this first, so to begin wtih, Toukiden: Kiwami is an awful lot like Monster Hunter, and there’s nothing wrong with that. After all, Capcom’s popular beast-hunting franchise has yet to make its way to the PlayStation 4, and in the absence of the original, a well-intentioned imitation is more than welcome.

It helps that, while derivative, Toukiden: Kiwami is also pretty fun. In Toukiden, players assume the role of a Slayer, a soldier who protects Japan from Oni, evil spirits who prowl the land and prey on the innocent. That’s a formidable task, and thankfully, players won’t have to go at it alone: up to three other party members can join the Slayer on his/her hunts.

And the hunts are what Toukiden is all about. Like Monster Hunter, Toukiden follows a very specific pattern which is where players kill Oni and harvest their body parts, take the spoils back to town, use the loot to build stronger weapons and armor, and then take that gear onto the battlefield to hunt stronger monsters. There are a few different types of missions – sometimes, Slayers have to hunt a specific type of Oni, while other times they just have to clear all the enemies from an area – but they all boil down to the same thing: just kill everything.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Toukiden Kiwami and will likely continue to do so for many, many hours. It’s a fast-paced hunter game and this makes this game one of most fun cooperative play on PlayStation Vita.

4.) Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (PSVita)j4.jpg

A very fun hack and slash experience. Shinovi Versus however improves on almost all the issues in burst. The gameplay is great with tight controls, smooth framerate, and awesome level design. The hack and slash gameplay is flawless and the levels are full of several enemies to battle while the storyline is also very entertaining as each of the characters are funny and full of personality as there are 20 character stories and 4 school stories which fills the game with hours of content including an excellent online multiplayer.

There are lots of breasts in this game. Like, a lot, a lot. There is so many pairs to choose from, it’s almost overwhelming. Dress up. Oh gosh. The things you can do while their dressing is pretty lewd. Needless to say, do this while no one is watching you. Bunny outfits, school uniforms, ‘barely there’ armor, panties, accessories and more enable you to spend oodles of time doting on your favorite girls. Protip: it’s funny to give the small chested ones the clothing geared for big breasts.

The only problem is the boss fights as almost every single boss is a minion fight plus a boss and it gets very annoying especially bear enemies combined with a boss. Overall Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is a fun and enjoyable experience and I recommend this title to anyone looking for a great time as everything about this game, the soundtracks and even including the environment interactions with the game is just awesome!

5.) From Dust (PS3)
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What if you had the powers of a god? The earth would shift at your whim and the seas would tremble at your touch. You could raise mountains, divert rivers, and transform dry deserts into lush forests. From Dust grants you these powers and more, and it’s satisfying to wield them as you try to safely usher a small tribe of humans through a perilous world. Yet, for all your world-molding abilities, you are not omnipotent. Like the villagers you shelter, you must contend with the inexorable power of nature. From the subtle influence of gravity and erosion to the devastating forces of volcanoes and tsunamis, nature compels you to adapt to survive. This task can get difficult, especially when touchy controls, finicky pathfinding, and unforeseeable disasters conspire against you. Yet the challenge of being a lesser god is an engaging one, and From Dust makes it even more enticing with appealing visuals and evocative music.

Ubisoft really made a good job with this game as From Dust makes you feel powerful, you guide an entire civilization towards prosperity, modify the landscape to your designs, and wield tremendous abilities that are truly godly. The sandbox you get to wield these powers in is stunning, with realistic settings that evoke awe. While anyone interested in “god games” or environmental puzzles should definitely pick up From Dust, it deserves to be on every gamers’ radar as it represents the potential rebirth of a genre. While not absolutely perfect, From Dust certainly is divine enough to add some new converts to the long dormant “god game” genre. Hallelujah!

6.) Datura (PS3)
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Datura is a first person view interactive exploration, where you are exploring a forest and solving puzzles to let you proceed with your exploration. The forest is filled with various objects for you to interact with. An ancient tree trunk sports a mask that you can rip off, a fountain spouts water from the mouth of a stone fish, and a hazardous-looking wooden shack houses an air rifle and targets for you to shoot. The way you interact with each object varies

Your interactions with objects form the bulk of your adventure. There are no real puzzles to solve, save for a few where you have to combine objects, and those are not at all that much rewards. It’s all about the exploration, which would be fine if there were a decent narrative to drive it. Instead, each object you interact with results in a strange flashback to another place, where you might be driving a car, hacking through sheets of ice to save a person trapped underneath, or floating through a tunnel of swirling colors and ambient beats. There’s no coherence to any of these events–it’s all just a bit too out there to make any sense.

Not my type of game really but if you guys want to try it out, you can also utilize Playstation Move Controllers for this game.

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September’s free games just couldn’t stop getting better as they release one more exclusive game and two original soundtracks for Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo and Kingsglaive! Without further ado let us continue for one more free game!

7.) Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4)
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I was gonna say Journey ranked 1, but playstation surprised us with this one with Gravity Rush Remastered, Playstation added the game as Free Exclusive Download from September 15 until October 5.  Now, Gravity Rush offers an intriguing lead character, Kat, who can manipulate gravity at will. This power allows her to float, walk on ceilings, carry heavy objects, and fall in any direction–almost as if she can fly. You take control of her after she wakes up with amnesia in the whimsical city-in-the-sky, Hekseville, which was torn apart by a nearby gravitational disturbance, separating neighborhoods from one another and introducing alien-like enemies known as Nevi.

Hekseville can be dangerous as a result, but it’s also expansive and chock full of architectural features and hidden collectibles, making it a veritable playground with Kat’s powers at your fingertips. It also bears a vibrant, steampunk-ish aesthetic that offers plenty of visual splendor to take in while hurdling through the sky, at times resembling the works of Studio Ghibli.

Though you start as an awkward superhero with limited range, speed, and strength, you find your footing as time goes on, and using your powers becomes second-nature in short order. More than sheer experience, it’s the variety of scenarios that you encounter which inform your understanding of Kat’s abilities and limitations. You do spend a lot of time falling in a straight line at first, but there are sections that call for more complex maneuvers later on, such as winding through dense city streets or gliding along the surface of ramps in a manner similar to snowboarding. Where you may have faltered and crash-landed by accident in the early hours, you gracefully zip through the air and mitigate mistakes quicker after a few hours in Kat’s shoes.

Gravity Rush comes off as formulaic at times, but it’s also a wonderful joyride that’s been enhanced by a generous remastering effort that makes it feel right at home on PS4. Despite its problems, Gravity Rush is an adventure worth taking not just because there’s hardly anything like it, but because it leverages its distinct gameplay to great effect, freeing you from the hold of gravity in a world worth exploring, definitely one of the greatest games ever given this year for Playstation Plus subscribers!

Another batch of free games for PSN Plus players with the exclusive Gravity Rush Remastered, Journey and Senran Kagura as the standout. Who knows what’s coming next! We Know PlayStation is the best Console out there so let’s chill, relax and play on Playstation!

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Demo

Odin sphere was Originally released in May 2007, the game tells the interlocking stories of five different protagonists and was published for Playstation 2. I have been playing this game for a very long time during my highschool days and I love it. So as soon as I saw that they released a Demo version on the Playstation 4, I had to check what’s new. I played with all 5 characters on the Demo and uploaded the gameplay to youtube,

Now Odin Sphere is divided into several chapters, during which the story of one of the five playable characters progressively unfolds. Within the acts of each chapter, the player can obtain information relating to the upcoming “mission”, as well as buy and sell goods prior to setting off for the next destination. There is an overarching chronological story that is split among the five characters, with their individual stories intersecting at places (for example, early on within Gwendolyn’s progression, Gwendolyn will fight Velvet, an event duplicated in Velvet’s story progression). As a result, the player will slowly experience the entire sequence of events from each characters’ limited point of view. Only one character story is available at the start, but as the player completes those stories, the “books” for other characters unlock one at a time.

The story is quite awesome as I already finished this game on the Playstation 2 version but I hope the story has some twist or secrets with its version now on the Playstation 4. Most of the characters’ attack pattern has changed, new skills, better graphics and I love it!

I’m definitely going to buy Odin Sphere and play again ❤

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We can’t wait for the PlayStation VR to be Released

PlayStation VR, known by the codename Project Morpheus during development, is a virtual reality gaming head-mounted display developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and manufactured by Sony, scheduled to launch in October 2016. Now I wasn’t expecting PlayStation VR to have its prices at $399 compared to its competitors, and  especially that it will hit stores in October 2016 – just in time for Christmas.

I can’t wait for these to be out in Public. As the future seems bright ❤

I wonder how players would feel when they play Fantasy games and see the world within the VR, how they would react if they were playing a horror game as they are being followed by monsters and ghosts. Oh gaaadd…

I Love you PlayStation!

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