This week, the PS4A team has been playing a diverse range of games, including adventure title Gone Home: Console Edition, puzzler Hitman GO: Definitive Edition, sneak ‘em up Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, first-person shooter Star Wars: Battlefront and brawler Street Fighter V.
After two weeks of business travel (I did get two months away from various modes of transportation, so I can’t complain), I returned to the PS4 and picked up exactly where I left off. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain continues to hold my gaze, and I continue to wonder how Snake has any real depth perception with just that one good eye. Maybe that’s why he needs so much technology to help him get by. My two eyes are still enjoying every side mission, main mission, and ecologically sound animal capture. I’ve built up quite the zoo back at Mother Base, and I’m wondering if the time has come to open up a small theme park and charge admission. The vet bills are stacking up though, which is a worry, and they’re eating me out of house and home, but you’ve gotta love those fuzzy little fellas. Except that scorpion – he looks mean.
Other than my work in animal conservation, I’ve been tranquilizing people and sending them off to that great balloon ride in the sky. Try doing that in real life and you’ll soon find that a lack of depth perception is the least of your worries. At this point, I might be the only person happy that Drake’s next adventure has been delayed slightly – I’m having too much fun running around Afghanistan and Africa with my lethal, knife-wielding parkour dog by my side.
As promised, I’ve been playing a whole lot of Street Fighter V this week and been loving it! Cammy is still my main, but I’m playing with a good few characters this time around. I look forward to the March update.
I’ve been playing more Star Wars: Battlefront this week too, with over 31 hours clocked in, and it honestly is the most fun I’ve had with a first-person shooter in a long while. DICE have been supporting it well, with another free map recently added and it’s gorgeous. Rocket League and Helldivers also make an appearance for online play. I’ve not played quite as much of it this week, but I have been playing The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition too.
There’s also been a beta for a game called Pirates: Treasure Hunters, a MOBA that’ll be coming to PS4. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve played and look forward to playing it with friends when the full release is out. However, much of my gaming time has actually been spent on the 3DS and Wii U this week, with Splatoon, Mario Kart 8 and Bravely Second: End Layer holding most of my attention.
This week, I’ve mainly been playing (well, that should technically be replaying) Gone Home: Console Edition and Hitman GO: Definitive Edition, both of which recently released on PS4. Gone Home remains one of the most original and effective narrative-based games of recent years, so if you enjoy that style of game and somehow haven’t played it yet, I would thoroughly recommend it. Meanwhile, Hitman GO is an extremely smart puzzler, which re-imagines the franchise’s stealth gameplay as turn-based strategy (which, thankfully, is way more fun than it sounds!).