PS+ starts 2018 with a Bang

Sony’s PlayStation + service has offered games ranging from “pretty damn awful” (See my Review of Zombi from a while ago) to “pretty ok actually” (See my review of Furi from a while ago….i need the page views, ok). Personally, while I’ve kept adding the games to my library it has been a while since I’ve bothered to download and play any of them. Well, it seems like that might change next month as the two free games coming January are both pretty big names.

First up is “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided”. While i wasn’t as big on “Human Revolution” as most everyone else was but it wasn’t bad and i was very interested in seeing where the story went. While the game was pledged by controversy before it’s release (Which i wrote about….like i said, i need the page views) the reception upon launch was still rather positive.

The other game is Telltale’s Batman. This one i was a little worried about upon it’s original announcement, becuase i am so tired or “Mature” takes on Batman as they almost always turn him into a Frank Miller style violent sociopath that i find simply tiring. But from what I’ve heard that’s not what this does. I’m still not 100% sure i’m sold on the idea of Telltale doing a more action based franchise, but it is undoubtedly an interesting step for them to take.

All in all, it’s not a bad way to kick off the new year, especially for those who are going to be a little short on cash after the holidays….or just in general….god i hate being poor.

12 Minutes of Telltales Batman

When they announced they’d be making a Batman game i wondered how Telltale would handle a more action orientated character. I could see the possibilities for a good story, but at the end of the day Batman has to beat the shit out of someone, and Telltales gameplay isn’t the best for that. Now that we get our first look at the game i can say with confidence “yeah, combat will probably be the week link here”. My main issue with the footage is that it all looks slow, as if the dev team was scared of  any players not being able to hit a prompt so they made it impossible to miss the QTEs. It’s possible that this will only be an issue in the tutorial where the game is trying to teach new players whats expected of  them, but it still rubs me the wrong way.

That is my only gripe however. I like the look and voice acting and so far it seems rather well written too. Several reviews have said that through the games dialogue you can choose what kind of Batman you play as, so if you want to be the boring Frank Miller style hyper-violent batman you can but you can also form him into a more interesting character as well.

I’m interested to see where this goes, but like all these games i’m still going to wait for the season to drop in full before playing it.