For those who subscribe to Playstation Plus, there looks to be six new games coming your way on the 4th of August:
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4)
[Source of image: ElinorX on Deviant Art.]
You may remember this game as that sequel to that weird isometric puzzle-action spin-off game that features Kane & Lynch as characters (because why not, closest thing people will likely ever get to a sequel). However, rather than two players, Temple Of Osiris features up to four player co-op to help prevent the Egyptian god of the underworld Set from coming into being. Which I can imagine four players being a cluster-fuck, although maybe it wouldn’t be?
[Source of image: ichigopaul23 on Deviant Art.]
At this point, does it need an introduction? You play as a big-headed boy in a bleak and unforgiving monochrome world, as you try to survive the harsh elements through platformer skills. Oh, and don’t forget there is that trophy (No Point in Dying) for completing the game in one sitting with five or less deaths. It isn’t even a fucking gold. Still, a nice port to pocket.
God Of War Ascension (PS3)
[Source of image: Nicht Elf on Deviant Art.]
Prequel to the God of War series, you start off on your trek from being tricked into killing your wife and children by Ares. Besides that, it is exactly what you’d expect from a God of War game: Brutality, blood and boobs.
CastleStorm Complete Edition (PS3, PS Vita)
[Source of image: Peter Rysavy on Twitter.]
Remember the days of flash games? Well, it isn’t too far ago and technically still around I suppose… Anyway, a genre that would rear it’s head every so often on flash portals was a type of strategy game where you try to fling enough troops down the singular lane as to crush the enemy’s castle on the other side of the lane. CastleStorm is the professionally done version by Spike Chunsoft.
Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
The good old days.
I admit I’m still a little let down they had to change the name from Stealth Bastard to Stealth Inc, but eh, time pushes on… Anyway, it looks to be a more methodological and careful version of Super Meatboy; the type where you will die over and over again as you platform, with caution rather than speed, your way to the exit. Although I recall it getting a few grumbles in comparison to the original game, it does seem like an interesting game.
Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
[Source of image: GrimLink on Deviant Art.]
And this is our obscure oddity of the month, the type where I took a look and was genuinely confused and unaware. The type that brings me back to the time I got a hand-written hand-delivered death threat to meet someone somewhere… And they didn’t turn up.
…Oh, right. Sound Shapes. It is a platforming game that uses musical notes and there’s a platforming and enemies and platforming and level creator and an entire singular platforming. There is, I think, also some platforming. I think it’ll be a case of just downloading it and playing it to work it out as the official website (https://www.soundshapesgame.com/home/public.html) doesn’t really illuminate me. Perhaps I’m just thick though.
Honestly, the game I’m most looking forward to playing out of the list is Limbo. I know I have it on PC and X-Box 360, but damn I keep meaning to play it through to the end. I don’t know why, but I have a tendency to stop playing games I love (that I don’t have to review) before completion. I’ll even complete mediocre games instead. Weird.
Oh, and in case you’re from Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India or Turkey, you may want to check the Playstation blog as there will be a replacement game or two in store for you.