Mask of Mists from Sometimes You is a fun first-person action adventure on PlayStation 4. Learn more in our Mask of Mists review!
In first-person action adventure Mask of Mists from Sometimes You on PlayStation 4, you’ll take on the role of a mercenary who has been hired to find one of the powerful Archmages of the Academy who has gone missing when he was conducting his research deep within the Infected Territory. There’s a good reason why you’ve decided to take on this very deadly contract: you’ve been offered three times your regular fee. The Archmage’s colleagues have also agreed to teleport you straight to where he was last seen so that you can get right to it.
You’ll be moving your mercenary with the left analog stick, looking around with the right one. You can dash with the Square button, which will be useful for when you need to put some distance between yourself and an enemy or two. There’s also the option of jumping with the Circle button. You can interact with things with the X button, picking up items along the way as needed. Once you get a sword, you’ll get to attack with the R2 button. Once you find a gun, you can use the L2 button to shoot.
As you explore each area, you will gain access to different recipes that will allow you to craft potions once you find the required ingredients. Exploration is key in this first-person action adventure since you’ll also find magical stones that can increase your overall health, items required for crafting potions or for solving puzzles – such as a lever that can be used to open a gate or a shovel to dig at specific spots – as well as precious rubies. Rubies will be used to purchase items from a sneaky Leprechaun, so be sure to pick up all that you find!
Mask of Mists has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you to add to your collection, but you do need to be careful since there are several missable trophies to keep in mind! The good news is that these missable trophies are not going to be missable unless you go through the point of no return, but if you do miss any of the trophies up to that point, there will be lots of backtracking involved. The list will be split into ten Gold, three Silver, and a lonely pair of Bronze trophies, with objectives such as defeating your first enemy, activating your first navigation crystal, activating all navigation crystals, progressing through the different story areas of the game, and from saving the missing Archmage.
If you’re looking for a fun indie first-person adventure that mixes some light battles with puzzle-solving, then Mask of Mists could be a good option. It’s a short one you could probably complete in a handful of hours, adding a new Platinum trophy to your collection as long as you don’t end up missing some of the trophies that will be lost once you hit the point of no return. Mask of Mists is out on PlayStation 4 with a $14.99 asking price.
This Mask of Mists review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Sometimes You.