Playstation Releases for the Week of August 8-12
88 Heroes (PS4 – PSN) – August 8
88 Heroes is a 2D platformer that involves a lot of 8’s. 88 heroes with 88 levels that has to be done in 88 minutes. Actually I’ll just let them do the talking on this one. “88 Heroes is a chaotic 2D platformer where each level completed or untimely death brings a new hero into the action! With just 88 minutes to complete all 88 rooms you'll need every one of the 88 Heroes to stop Dr. H8 destroying the Earth!”
Blade Ballet (PS4 – PSN) – August 9
Blade Ballet is a robotic multiplayer game which involves spinning around with your blades to take out your foes. The video showcases some interesting level designs and considering this game came out of nowhere, it looks kinda fun.
Brut@l (PS4 – PSN) – August 9
Brut@l is a dungeon crawler that has the aesthetic of an old ascii game. It seems like a mix between Tron and Diablo with some rogue like elements to it. I’m not totally won over on the graphics at this point but it does have co op multiplayer so that’s a plus. Gameplay is pretty straightforward and apparently there are all kinds of loot to get and monsters to fight. If you can see what’s going on.
Emily Wants to Play (PS4 – PSN) – August 9 Emily Wants to Play puts in the place of a pizza delivery guy who delivered to the wrong house. As soon as you walk in the front door closes behind you and your trapped in a house full of murderous dolls. Sounds like pretty cliché horror but who knows, it could be pretty good.
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy (PS4 – PSN) – August 9
Acclaimed company Quantic Dreams is releasing an updated version of their PS2 game Indigo Prophecy. It includes updated, 1080p, graphics and only costs $15. I remember playing a demo of this game but I never did get around to playing it. Looks like it might be a good time to get into it.
No Man’s Sky (PS4 – Retail & PSN) – August 9
One of the biggest games we’ve been waiting for this month. At least I have been. It’s time to see if No Man’s Sky lives up to its expectations. Travel the universe and explore planets in this ambitious new game. Here’s hoping it’s as awesome as it seems.
OlliOlli Epic Combo Edition (PS4 – Retail) – August 9
This collector’s edition includes both games, some behind the scenes material, as well as a soundtrack for OlliOlli 2. All in a nice retail package. I played a demo of the first one but never got into it. But other people may get into pulling off sick tricks and making mad scores. Ahem. Anyways, it looks pretty cool and comes altogether so maybe it could be a good time to check out the series.
It looks like a pretty good week for some unique games but I'm afraid my week is probably going to be taken up by No Man's Sky. How about you? Any games you're looking forward to this week? Did I miss any?
8/8/2016 8:43:30 PM Christopher D. Anderson