NBA Live 18 - PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 9/15) - it's basketball
NHL 18 - PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 9/15) - it's hockey
Planet of the Eyes - PS4 — Digital - "An atmospheric narrative-platformer about a service robot stranded on a mysterious planet"
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 - PS4, PS3 — Digital - it's soccer
Samurai Shodown V Special - PS4, PS Vita — Digital - "in its original uncensored form on PS4 and PS Vita!"
Time Recoil - PS4 — Digital - "Kill to slow time, experience slow motion gunfights, and trigger spectacular special moves!"
Tooth and Tail - PS4 — Digital - "a real-time strategy game featuring single-player play, online competitive, split-screen"
Transcripted - PS4 — Digital - "unique mix of twin-stick shooter and match-three with its twisted mechanics and original story."
Trulon: The Shadow Engine - PS4 — Digital - "a unique card combat system that combines traditional deck management with random elements, the tactics are intuitively activated using more than 50 cards in an easy-to-play way."
VR Karts- PS VR — Digital - it's kart racing
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - PS4, PS Vita — Digital, Retail - "Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in eight years!"
36 Fragments of Midnight - PS Vita — Digital - "Avoid deadly lasers, circular saws, and spikes to collect all the Fragments."
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth + - PS4 — Retail - "a randomly generated action-shooter with heavy RPG and roguelike elements."
Blackguards 2 - PS4 — Digital, Retail - "disgraced noblewoman Cassia now has only goal: to take revenge, no matter the cost."
Burly Men at Sea - PS4, PS Vita — Digital - "a folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure."
Caveman Warriors - PS4 — Digital (Out 9/22) - "Smash heads in this cooperative platformer game."
The Coma: Recut - PS4 — Digital - "remastered version of the cult Korean horror classic."
End Space - PS VR — Digital - "Maintain law and order at the mysterious and beautiful edge of inhabited space as you complete increasingly difficult contracts for the United Trade Consortium."
Factotum 90 - PS4, PS Vita — Digital - "It’s a little old but with these two robots and some clever thinking you might be able to get power back online and save the day."
Hidden Dragon Legend - PS4 — Digital - a 2.5D action platformer taking place in Imperial China
Ink - PS4 — Digital - "a fast-paced platformer about using colorful paint to uncover your surroundings."
The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame - PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 9/22) - "Play as your favorite ninjas to defend Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon."
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - PS4 — Digital, Retail - "Against all odds, heroes stand together against the ultimate threat, their only hope with the all-powerful Infinity Stones."
Mary Skelter: Nightmares - PS Vita — Digital, Retail - "Fight in turn-based battles using different classes and powerful transformations, but beware of your surroundings — challenging Nightmares can chase you down and keep you imprisoned forever!"
Mecho Tales - PS Vita — Digital - "Run and shoot through platforming levels filled with spikes, bottomless pits, and an army of deadly robots."
Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2 - PS4 — Retail - "Now, several years later, Jesse is the leader of Beacon town and discovers the Prismarine Gauntlet, a relic of incredible power."
Morphite - PS4 — Digital - "Explore the galaxy as Myrah Kale: research plants and animals, battle hostile entities, and unravel a mystery surrounding a rare material called Morphite."
NBA 2K18 - PS4 — Digital, Retail - it's basketball
Pankapu - PS4 — Digital - "a narrative action-platformer that takes place in the dreams of Djaha’rell, a child troubled by a tragic incident."
Raiders of the Broken Planet - PS4 — Digital (Out 9/22) - "a novel four-on-one adventure where you experience both sides of the story: team up with other Raiders, or change sides and foil their missions, fighting as an Antagonist with the enemy at your side."
Robonauts - PS4 — Digital - "action combines familiar arcade shooting gameplay with a unique possibility to switch gravity."
Shoppe Keep - PS4 — Digital - "Create your own fantasy shop selling armor, potions, and so much more."
The Solus Project - PS4, PS VR — Digital (Out 9/18) - "a first-person survival-exploration adventure set on a mysterious and seemingly uninhabited alien planet."
this week's games. Sale on too. I don't think there's a game on the PS4 list I'd really want to buy, except maybe Borderlands because I never played more than a couple hours of it and I think I'd need a crew to play it and that's not happening. I think I'm just writing this paragraph because I'm jealous of people who have a group of regular people to play co-op multiplayer in games. Like, I'm never going to play Destiny 2 for a lot of reasons, but I'd be at least persuaded to play it if I was in a crew that did. I guess a lot of friendships I have now were forged from a unexpected interactions about shared interests on the internet, but I can't imagine that happening in 2017 in video games. (This article from Polygon is on my mind.)
And I write all of this while the game I'm really playing I'm playing in the most solitary manner proper. So maybe it's just me. But that's another story.
I'm not going to do them, but I think I could cut out the PS VR games without anyone noticing and caring. I can't think of a VR game that's really been a hit so far and all of those games sound more basic.
Blue Reflection - PS4 — Digital, Retail - "inako transforms into the magical Reflector form and protects the world from devastating forces for the sake of the world, and her own dream that she thought she had to give up on."
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony - PS4, PS Vita — Digital, Retail - "Set in a “psycho-cool” environment, a new cast of 16 characters find themselves kidnapped and imprisoned in a school."
DWVR - PS VR — Digital - "Feel like an action hero while switching seamlessly between an arsenal of guns, swords"
Eventide 2: The Sorcerer’s Mirror - PS4 — Digital - "Embark on a mystical adventure in a forgotten mountain village ruled by an immortal sorcerer."
Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition - PS4 — Digital, Retail - is Fallout 4
FIFA 18 - PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 9/29) - is Soccer
Firefighters: Airport Fire Department - PS4 — Digital (Out 9/28) - "Fire can be a friend, but also a merciless foe."
Fort Defense - PS4 — Digital (Out 9/28) - "Take part in an uncompromising struggle repelling freebooters’ assaults."
Fragments of Him - PS4 — Digital - "When a young man dies suddenly, his friends and family are left to pick up the pieces." - this sounds completely depressing
The Girl and the Robot Deluxe Edition - PS4 — Retail (Out 9/29) - "a unique third person action/adventure game set in a fairy tale world."
Gundam Versus - PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 9/29) - "Arcade smash hit Gundam Versus is coming to the Americas for the first time
Hob - PS4 — Digital - "" Welcome to a new action-adventure from Runic Games, the award-winning studio behind Torchlight I and II."
Koi - PS Vita — Digital - "In the once peaceful waters of the lotus pond, we become a lost fish who is also the last chance to save the waters for humanity."
Light Tracer - PS VR — Digital - Light Tracer - " a VR platform puzzler in which the player is a godlike creature who has to guide a princess in despair up the enormous Tower of Bellbatis."
Lightfield - PS4 — Digital - "a hyper futuristic racing game with a parkour twist."
Mahjong World Contest - PS4 — Digital (Out 9/28) - "Complete more than 100 unique levels of different difficulty and dynamics to gain experience and earn points."
Mecho Tales - PS4 — Digital - "Run and shoot through platforming levels filled with spikes, bottomless pits, and an army of deadly robots."
Ninja Shodown - PS4 — Digital (Out 9/28) - "It’s every ninja for themselves in the ultimate battle for the Jade Katana!"honour!
Outcast – Second Contact - PS4 — Digital (Out 9/28) - "Take off on an exploration of Adelpha, an alien world as beautiful as it is dangerous, where your heroic journey places the fate of two worlds in your hands."
Pharaonic Deluxe Edition - PS4 — Retail (Out 9/29) - "Pharaonic is a brightly colored side-scrolling RPG set in ancient Egypt."
Pinball FX3 - PS4 — Digital - "the biggest, most community focused pinball game ever created."
Ruiner - PS4 — Digital - "a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok."
Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash - PS4 — Digital, Retail - "The buxom shinobi of Senran Kagura have fought rival ninja, evil masterminds, and apocalyptic demons, but nothing in their lives has ever prepared them for… a water gun fight?!"
Splasher - PS4 — Digital - "a fun, challenging 2D Platformer filled with humor and surprises."
SteamWorld Dig 2 - PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy) - "a platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames."
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders - PS4, PS Vita — Retail (Out 9/27) - "an emotional tale of friendship and discovery that begins in the sparsely populated cocoon world of Fillujah"
Voltron VR Chronicles - PS VR — Digital - "a Paladin of Voltron and experience a unique story created exclusively for VR."
VRog - PS VR — Digital - "Your PS VR is your window to the VRog world, allowing you to see through the eyes of a frog."
"Basic" is a good way to describe most of the VR games. The VR games have been totally underwhelming. We've broken it out mostly as a party game type thing, and the Job Simulator is still everyone's favorite. I think I'm more into because my lack of coordination is pretty well hidden with the VR games that we have, like Rigs and 100-Foot Robot Golf, compared to the non-VR games that require actual skill. Like, when Doom comes out for the VR, my boyfriend will likely be using the VR more than me, but there aren't many of those types of skill games for the VR yet, and I think that is a major downside.
I think Borderlands is way more fun without a crew. Again, my gaming skills suck, and the only times I've played multiplayer is when my boyfriend and his friends let me tag along and level up, but I like solo play better. I also spend forever tweaking weapon choices and outfits, so I think I'd annoy anyone with me in a crew. Destiny was way better with multiplayer, especially with the taunts!
- Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain - Amnesia: Collection (The Dark Descent & A Machine for Pigs) - Monster Jam Battlegrounds, PS3 - Hustle Kings, PS3 - Hue, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4) - Sky Force Anniversary, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4 & PS3)
Batman: The Enemy Within - PS4 — Retail - "In this latest chapter from the award-winning studio behind Batman – The Telltale Series, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles."
Battle Chasers: Nightwar - PS4 — Digital, Retail - "an RPG inspired by the console genre-greats and the 90’s cult comic book."
Battle Garegga Rev.2016 - PS4 — Digital (Out 10/6) - "The retro game masters at M2 have poured their passion into the first release in the M2 Shot Triggers series!"
Detention - PS4 — Digital - "an unique atmospheric horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese/East Asian culture, religious elements, and mythology based on 1960’s Taiwan under martial law."
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen - PS4 — Digital, Retail - "The critically acclaimed action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen combines exhilarating and deep combat with the freedom to explore the huge open world of Gransys in 1080p."
Expand - PS4 — Digital - "you guide a pink square through a circular labyrinth that constantly rotates, unfolds, and expands around you."
The Hunter: Call of the Wild - PS4 — Digital, Retail - "Experience the thrill of the hunt in a visually breathtaking, technically groundbreaking, vast open world."
Jydge - PS4 — Digital - "a lawful but awful roguehate top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic Jydge and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg."
Mystik Belle - PS4 — Digital - "Trouble is brewing at the Hagmore School of Witchcraft, and only freshman witch-in-training Belle MacFae can put things right."
Save the Ninja Clan - PS Vita — Digital (Out 10/6) - "a platformer for casual players as well as speedrunners."
Twin Robots - PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy) - "a platformer where you control two little robots. They have been imprisoned and need to find the way out of each level!"
WRC 7 - PS4 — Digital, Retail - "Test yourself in the 13 WRC rallies and their true-to-life environments."
To make my life easier, I'm going to quit listing Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Lips DLC pricing unless it deviates from the 160 points/song, 440 points/pack norm. Gold Member Deal of the Week (Monday) - Magic: The Gathering (800 400 points)