Four games for PS4 this month, including one of Telltale’s best games, not to mention somewhat of a spiritual successor to Journey from some members of the original development team.
Tales from the Borderlands Regular Price: $14.99; Free for PS Plus members
Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness.
You’ll play as Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’ with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest ever swindle. Thrown together as unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs, their journey will take you on a wild ride where gangsters, bandit lords, and Vault Hunters are just some of the obstacles you’ll encounter.
Abzu Regular Price: $19.99; Free for PS Plus members
From the artistic mind behind Journey® and Flower®, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver, using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators. Linger in epic seascapes and explore aquatic ecosystems modeled with unprecedented detail. Descend into the heart of the ocean where ancient secrets lie forgotten. But beware, dangers lurk in the depths. ‘ABZÛ’ is from the oldest mythologies AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom
Laser Disco Defenders Regular Price: $13.49; Free for PS Plus members
Join the Laser Disco Defenders on their quest to defeat the evil Lord Monotone and prevent him from using the coveted Mirror Moon to force the galaxy into dancing along to his, and only his, tune. In this self-inflicted bullet hell, you must stay on your toes as each laser beam fired ricochets off walls and can hit you too! Traverse randomly generated levels and face off Monotone’s various robotic machinations. Be it flamboyant flame sneakers or a cool rapid fire chrome suit – you decide how your favorite disco defender looks and plays based on what outfit you choose to wear. Time to save the galaxy and look like a cool cat!
• Thanks to randomly generated levels no play through is the same
• Choose your own look and play style with different characters and outfit combinations
• Online leaderboards shows you the “master of the dance floor”
• Incredibly groovy 70’s disco style soundtrack
• Funky visuals inspired by 70s fashion and cheesy sci-fi flicks
Type:Rider Regular Price: $7.99; Free for PS Plus members
Immerse yourself in this fascinating and unique experience to uncover the history and secrets of Fonts & Characters!
Incarnate 2 dots and travel through the ages of typographic styles and techniques. From the rock paintings of prehistoric times to Pixel art of the 2000’s, solve all the riddles by riding the most popular fonts and characters (Garamond, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Pixel, Comic Sans…) in a very captivating musical and visual environment.
Type: Rider is an adventure puzzle game that brings gaming experience to a whole new daring level.
As always, for PlayStation Plus users who don’t have a PS4 yet, be sure to log in at the PSN Webstore to get the games added to your collection so that you can download them once you do get one.
If you haven’t played Tales from the Borderlands, you really need to. I played it late last year and I will say it is definitely the best game from Telltale Games. Abzu looks like a relaxing “Journey” which I’ll be sure to check. Both Laser Disco Defenders and Type: Rider look cool and I will be playing those soon.
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