Now that the cost of PlayStation Plus is up to $60 USD per year, it’s safe to assume that we’re all hoping for a more reliable, improved online experience, along with a higher quality of incentive titles offered month to month.
October is also synonymous with Halloween, so my fingers were crossed for some sort of horror tie-in. It looks like my superstitions were answered.
PlayStation 4 owners will have access to last year’s HD re-remake of the GameCube’s Resident Evil, which was fantastic. Not only was the “original” leaps and bounds above the actual original on PlayStation and Sega Saturn, but the HD remaster made a pretty flawless transition on to current-gen consoles.
Whether or not you’re excited for January’s Resident Evil VII, this is a great chance to experience one of the best survival horror games of all time and celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary.
Also up for grabs is Platinum Games’ Transformers: Devastation, which features some of the original show’s talent lending a hand with story and voice-overs.
On the PS3 front, users can pick up indie racer Mad Riders, along with Ubisoft Montreal’s god game From Dust.
Vita owners will receive another otome (a visual novel sub-genre literally meaning “maiden game,” as you control a female character building romantic relationships with male NPCs) in Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~.
Don’t let the perspective turn you away, though. The story is actually quite interesting.
In this otome you play as Cardia, a girl whose skin possesses an unfortunate toxin that melts any living thing it touches. Deemed a monster by the locals, she lives in an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London. Keeping with the horror-ish theme of October (though not entirely), you’ll build relationships with characters named Van Helsing, Frankenstein, and Lupin, through various dialogue choices and narrative story-board conversations.
If you, like me, enjoy super depressing games, Actual Sunlight is the 2nd Vita game offered via PS Plus next month. Here you control a guy who suffers from depression, going through the motions of hating his job, his life, and feeling buried underneath the weight of the world, so much so that he wants to commit suicide.
It’s a short one or two hour game and covers a lot of dark subjects, but I really connected with the experience. Just don’t play it when you’re depressed.
Thoughts on next month’s offerings?
I’ll give Transformers a shot, since I never intended to buy or play it otherwise. I already own the Resident Evil remake-remaster, along with both Vita games. I also have no interest in either PS3 offering, so it’s kind of a bust for me, but there’s no denying that’s a pretty good list of stuff for PS4 and Vita.