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Re: This months's free PS+ games

Posted: March 3rd, 2021, 3:38 am
by DaHeckIzDat
I downloaded FF7R and played through the Shinra reactor bombing. Does this game feel like a fustercluck to anyone else? I thought I was kicking butt until I suddenly got a warning that I needed to heal. I could never tell when I was being hit or from where, and the enemies are so small and the environment so dark that even when I was actively looking for them I had to rely on the lock on reticule to tell me where they were.

Re: This months's free PS+ games

Posted: March 3rd, 2021, 8:56 am
by Retro STrife
DaHeckIzDat wrote:I downloaded FF7R and played through the Shinra reactor bombing. Does this game feel like a fustercluck to anyone else? I thought I was kicking butt until I suddenly got a warning that I needed to heal. I could never tell when I was being hit or from where, and the enemies are so small and the environment so dark that even when I was actively looking for them I had to rely on the lock on reticule to tell me where they were.


For the opening mission it can be pretty confusing as you get your bearings. I definitely felt that way. But eventually I loved the battle system and the way it expertly married the old turn-based system of FF7 with modern action-RPG sensibilities. But like with a lot of RPGs, it takes some getting used to in the beginning. And personally, I was never a fan of fighting with Barrett until later in the game when you can ditch his gun and use a melee weapon. I stick mostly with Cloud, and a little bit of Tifa, early on - while occasionally sending commands over to Barrett and using him as a tank/healer.

Re: This months's free PS+ games

Posted: March 31st, 2021, 2:58 pm
by DaHeckIzDat
April's games have just been announced!

On PS5, we have the latest sequel to Abe's Odyssey, Odyssey Soulstorm.

On PS4 we have a bit of a zombie theme going on. The first game is Day's Gone, a zombie survival game set in a massive sandbox, the main draw being that the individual zombies can band together to form massive undead mobs to chase you around the map.

Secondly, there's Zombie Army 4: Dead War, a mod for Sniper Elite 4 that, again, turns it into a zombie survival game set during WW2. From what I've heard, its functional but kind of wasted since Sniper Elite's greatest strength is, you know, sniping bad guys, and there's rarely a reason to do so when you're fighting zombies.

Re: This months's free PS+ games

Posted: April 1st, 2021, 6:14 am
by Voor
As a fan of Oddworld, Soulstorm looks great. But I’ll have to wait for the Switch port, whenever that happens to come out.

Re: This months's free PS+ games

Posted: April 28th, 2021, 11:18 am
by DaHeckIzDat
May's games have just been announced. They are...

Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last (PS5): A racing/demolition derby game.

Battlefield V: As if you don't know what this is. An online multiplayer first person shooter set in WW2.

Stranded Deep: An open world crafting/survival game where you're stranded in the middle of a procedurally generated ocean. Find islands, explore underwater, and collect resources to build better tools and equipment until you find a way to get back to civilization. (You can probably tell this is the one I'm most interested in)