Now that we’ve all navigated the quadrennial minefield that is the Steam Sale, PSN has a huge number of games on sale through the 17th. There are a couple I’ve got my eyes on that I’m wondering if anybody can give a thumbs up/down to.
Way of the Passive Fist - I remember this game getting some pre-release buzz then not really hearing about it, which makes me think that maybe its gimmick doesn’t hold up to a full game.
Valkyria Revolution - I know this was not well received and Valkyria Chronicles 4 is on the way, but is this a decent cheap pickup, or just bad?
Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth - First off, I’m just intensely fascinated by the mere fact that this game exists. I know nothing about the story beyond seeing a few minutes of the Starz adaptation. I also think I have some kind of Mandela Effect going on, because I could’ve sworn in the previews that it had just boring 3D lifelike graphics, but it actually has a handpainted, Pyre-esque art style that looks great in the screenshots. Has anyone tried it?
Some of my own recommendations:
Nioh - Get ready for the sequel with the Complete Edition of this 100% historically accurate representation of Sengoku Period Japan. (Seriously, though, come for the SoulsBorne comparisons, stay for the frantic-yet-strategic twists on the genre.)
Hob - A Zelda-ish adventure game that is unfortunately marred by some pretty serious technical issues.
A Hat in Time - The decision to keep JonTron in the game is a bad one, but if you can ignore his voice (or, like me, you wouldn’t recognize it in a million years anyway), there is some really excellent 3D platforming with an adorable aesthetic and great characters. If you were let down by Yooka-Laylee, this might fill that gap.
Anyone else have recommendations, or have some question marks and want to ask the audience?