Press Rewind: PlayStation Plus Freebies, Broken Age, Shovel Knight

It was a pretty quiet week on Planet PlayStation last week, which was pretty convenient for us. We spent a lot of time traveling and chatting as we planned the next stage of the site, so we probably picked the right days to take a break. Unfortunately, we had some great news, articles, and reviews, so let us round it all up for you.


Knight Shovel – 9/10

It’s unfortunate that this new version of Shovel Knight doesn’t add much, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the best games on Sony hardware. If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to jump into Yacht Club Games’ 8-bit masterpiece.

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Break age – 8/10

After all, Broken Age is an excellent argument to explain why the adventure game genre deserves to exist in this medium. Indeed, it’s a wonderfully charming title that really feels like a celebration of the point-and-click format. Sure, you don’t necessarily do anything innovative, but you really don’t have to. If you’re a fan of Tim Schafer’s previous work, then this is a must.

Other comments

  • Don Bradman’s Cricket – 7/10

  • Aaru’s Awakening – 6/10

  • Root Project – 4/10


Feature: What are the free PlayStation Plus games for May 2015?

The PlayStation Plus debate continues for another month as the May 2015 free software selection is…. Well, divisive, to say the least. As always, we’re following up our news story with a more comprehensive article outlining everything gearing up to join the Instant Game Collection starting May 5 in North America and May 6 in Europe. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll start.

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First Impressions: How does The Elder Scrolls Online beta look and run on PS4?

After absolutely hammering away at The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited PlayStation 4 beta pretty much all weekend, we’re actually a little sad that it’s leaving. Our journey back to Tamriel has been very pleasant, although we have never been impressed. Perhaps this is another case of keeping expectations relatively low, and leaving the experience pleasantly surprised – we can’t really say, but what we do know is that console gamers looking for a massive, meaty sink of online multiplayer time will definitely They’ll want to keep an eye on this one.

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PS4 platformer Yooka-Laylee wins over $1 million in six hours

We first learned of Yooka-Laylee’s existence yesterday, when our colleagues from Nintendo Life came to the Maxi Game office with a whole host of exclusive perks for the game, which hadn’t been announced at the time. Our reaction, at the time, was: it sounds interesting – but we don’t think anyone expected this kind of response. In the span of six hours, the Playtonic-developed platformer has raised over a million dollars on Kickstarter, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

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Yeah now even Konamis Saying Silent Hills Is Done

Konami danced around the possibility of Silent Hills being canceled in a statement released earlier today, but in a comment to Kotaku, one final nail has been placed in the coffin. The publisher told the website that it is committed to developing future Silent Hill games, but that the “embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del Toro and in the likeness of Norman Reedus is not going to continue.”

The Last of Us: Left Behind breaks on its own

The Last of Us: Left Behind served up a poignant slice of single-player content that expanded on the core campaign of Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus. But if you’ve never played the main adventure, and you’re itching to see what all the fuss is about, Sony is pulling the DLC out and re-releasing it as a standalone product. Think FAMOUS: First Light without the superpowers – and a little more John Green.

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Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae Is Getting Patched

In a rather strange, but admirable way of doing things, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has taken the feedback from the official Episode Duscae demo poll, and addressed each complaint one by one, via a recent post. live event. If you recall, the aforementioned survey covered a lot of ground, asking users to rate the demo overall, to rate its components separately, and to take a minute to detail their least favorite parts of Episode Duscae.

Holy Money Spinner, Batman! Arkham Knight Season Pass Announcement

Welcome to the world of AAA video games, where you can comfortably pay over $120 for a single title, even before it’s released. It would be naïve to expect a blockbuster on the scale of Batman: Arkham Knight to avoid dire opportunities to spin money on the side, and lo and behold, Rocksteady Studios today announced a season pass for the upcoming superhero foray.

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Other news highlights

  • Dead Island 2 Decayed into 2016

  • Rumors: Watch Dogs 2 Goes Walkies on Ubisoft Employee CV

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  • Persona 5 looks super stylish in new screenshots

  • Mighty No. 9 shoots for a confirmed release date on PS4, PS3

video of the week

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