Who Won The Month? Xbox Games With Gold Or Playstation Plus?
Every month for a 10 dollar subscription Microsoft and Sony have these programs where they give you a selection of games. Now sometimes it can be a meh month but again sometimes it can be an electrifying month of free titles. I am here to bring you the good, the bad, and the meh of July 2018
PS Plus Games
Heavy Rain – PS4
Heavy Rain is an interactive jewel from Quantic Dreams, who recently released Detroit: Becoming Human in 2018. Heavy Rain is the game that put the company on the map with great storytelling, It follows a branching Narrative with every decision leading to one of 7 different endings. Heavy Rain has been known as one of the most beautifully crafted stories you can find in a video game with realistic decisions and great voice acting. Retain price sets at 29.99 so if you have Ps plus you are saving some money on this hidden gem and I highly recommend it.
Absolver – PS4
Absolver is a martial arts-themed action role-playing video game developed by Sloclap and published by Devolver Digital. Absolver features a seamless open world with shortcuts and free-roaming and merging single, cooperative and competitive play in the same campaign, which is played from a third-person perspective. he game has minor massively multiplayer online game elements, including the feature of fighting alongside other players on quests and of directly fighting other players in player versus player match-ups. Players can also spar with others to teach their character’s skills. Absolver retail price sets at 29.99 so again with a 10-month subscription.
Rayman 3 HD – PS3
Rayman 3 the third major platform game installment in the Rayman series. It tells the story of how Rayman stops André, an evil black lum, from taking over the world with his army of sack-like “Hoodlum” soldiers. Unlike the game’s predecessor, Rayman 3 took a more light-hearted turn, it has sarcastic self-referential undertones and pokes fun at the platforming video game genre. It was released for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows by Ubisoft in 2003 and OS X by Feral Interactive in 2004. A remastered HD version of the game was released for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade in 2012. 2D versions were developed for the Game Boy Advance and N-Gage. A follow-up game, Rayman: Hoodlums’ Revenge, was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2005. This would be the last main series Rayman game to be released until Rayman Origins in 2011. Rayman 3 is known as the best game of the original trilogy and really builds on great features that took place in the first 2 installments. Retail Prince of Rayman 3 HD sets at 9.99.
Deception 4: A Nightmare Princess
The game is a revisit of Tecmo’s 1996 PlayStation game Devil’s Deception. As a game focused on strategy, the player aims to defeat enemies by luring them into a wide variety of traps. The aim of the game is to prevent the enemy from reaching the player, exclusively using traps. Players can choose to utilise a variety of different traps, including rolling boulders, electrocution, fire, springboards, spiked walls, human cannons, falling bathtubs, banana peels, an iron maiden, and locomotives Proper timing of traps is an important aspect of the gameplay, as the player is also able to fall victim to their own traps.
Players are able to set their trap combinations within three methods, namely Brutality, Magnificence, or Humiliation; each different type used will grant different rewards from the devil’s three servants. Effective utilization of the environment also allows the player to deal additional damage to foes. The PlayStation Vita version of the game allows players to select and activate traps using the touch screen.
The Nightmare Princess introduces the new character Velguirie, who is able to set traps as well as directly attack enemies by kicking. The player can deal damage to an enemy by stomping on them after they have fallen to the ground or kick them into traps. The main feature of the game is called the Quest Mode, which features 100 new quests to complete. In it, the player plays as Velguirie and is able to obtain new traps and abilities. The game will also include an option titled Deception Studio, which allows players to create their own characters, enemies, and missions. Parts for Deception Studio can be acquired by playing Quest Mode. Deception 4 retail price is set at 49.99
Space Overlords – Vita
Developed By 12 hit combo as they try a take on a space platformer that honestly I played for 25 minutes and was one of the worst games you are going to play. Very buggy and just does nothing to keep you to play and quite possibly might be one of the worst games that have ever been on PS Plus. Retail price is set at 7.99.
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma – Vita
an adventure video game developed by Chime, The story is set between the previous two games and follows nine people who are kidnapped by a masked person known as Zero. They are divided into three teams, and forced to play a deadly game called the “Decision Game”. The player takes the roles of three of the characters and plays through the chapters the story is made up of: these consist of animated cinematics, escape-the-room puzzles, and moral decisions for the player to make. The chapters represent 90-minute periods and can be played out of order.
Zero Time Dilemma is an adventure game consisting of multiple chapters, representing 90-minute periods; chapters consist of narrative sections and escape-the-room puzzle sections. The chapters, referred to as “fragments”, are chosen through the Floating Fragment system, in which the player gets to choose a fragment to play based on an image and a vague description. The fragments can be played out of order; the characters lose their memory after each 90-minute period and do not know where they are in the timeline. When the player completes a fragment, they are returned to the Floating Fragment screen, and the completed fragment is placed in a narrative flowchart, indicating where it takes place in the story.
Narrative sections are presented as three-dimensional animated cinematics, with camera movements and full voice acting in Japanese and English. The Escape sections, which include thirteen different rooms, Involve the player searching the room for tools and clues through a point-and-click interface in a first-person perspective and solving puzzles. The puzzles are mostly self-contained, and test the player’s problem-solving skills and memory; among these are puzzles where the player has to decipher messages and ones where they have to align the sides of a three-dimensional object correctly.
Total Retail Value: $167.94
Xbox Games With Gold
Assault Android Cactus – Xbox One
( That name makes me laugh every time I see it)
a twin stick shoot ’em up developed and published by Witch Beam, The Player takes control of one of nine Androids, the first of which being Cactus, an Interplanetary Police Department (IPPD) junior constable, who crashes her ship into a space freighter ‘Genki Star’. The player must fight through hoards of rogue robots to take back control of the Genki Star. The game can be played in single-player or in local cooperative play with up to four players. The game features four game modes: a story, campaign, a challenging 50 layer mode, Infinity Drive, daily challenges, Daily Drive, and boss rush mode. The game has nine playable androids to choose from, each of which has a different combination of primary and secondary weapons. The game includes 25 stages which morph and transform as the level progresses. Retail is set at 14.99.
Death Squared -Xbox One
A puzzle video game developed and published by SMG Studios, The single player is enjoyable but the true fun comes when you play with someone else but honestly after 3 hours I deleted the game from my library. Retain price 14.99
Virtua 5 Fighter Showdown – Xbox 360
Not the best game in the series, but it does show some flashy moments that can keep you entertained with friends. Only 20 characters and only 3 buttons kinda ruined the long-term experience. But the stages have depth which is an arcade fighting game can make a break or the game. Retail Price: 14. 99
Splinter Cell Conviction – Xbox 360
When I heard this game was coming to the list I got super excited, I have some fond memories of playing this game as a teenager. This is the most in-depth story in the franchise and a story that has a lot of heart and spunk into it. The stealth mechanics really show you what the franchise is all about, the voice acting is top notch. If you play any backwards compatible games this is the one you should choose. Retail is set at 19.99
Total Retail Price: 64.96
Now you see all the games that you can get for the month of July, But the question is who has the best games of the month? Heavy Rain Or Splinter Cell? And what other games do you think should be added next month.