Another week, another batch of games to sift through. Realistically, this has to be the best start of the year for PlayStation games, right? I mean, we have had Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, Gravity Rush 2, Nioh, Horizon, NieR, Resident Evil 7, Night in the Woods, Tales of Berseria, and probably others I cannot think of. We still have Mass Effect: Andromeda, The Show 17, and Persona 5 in the next few weeks. With this plethora of games to play, is there anything this week I am taking a look at? Yes, with the caveat that none of these are day one purchases, but I want to see how they review and may pick them up if I am in need of a change. What are they? Let’s take a look…
Danganronpa 1-2 Reload (PS4)
I own both of these games already on Vita, but I have not started them (I know, I am the worst). So why would I pick them up on PS4? My Vita has basically become my World of Final Fantasy machine, so getting them here may get them played! If you are not familiar with the series, Danganronpa is a visual novel style game that involves students trapped in a particular place (the place depends on the game). They only way to escape is to successfully murder a fellow classmate and get away with it while robot bear Monokuma plays the ringmaster. The easy parallel is to the Saw movie series but instead of Jigsaw you have a bear! If that sounds interesting, Danganronpa might be for you and will eventually be for me!
I do not know a ton about this game, but the trailer has a lot of things I like: snow, lanterns, cabins, trees and streams. Basically, I like Northern Minnestoa, and while Kona takes place in Canada, that is close enough. Add in a dash of paranormal mystery and Kona seems like it could be for me! The game has been in Early Access on PC for a bit (some was even played on PSVG) and while a lot of early impressions praised the atmosphere, a few sited the lack of a compelling narrative as a hindrance. I am interested enough to have the game on my radar, but the quality of the story is really essential in this style game, so I will wait for some full reviews. Here is to hoping Kona lives up to its potential and moves from a “pick” to a pick-up for me!
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (PS4)
If there is one style of game I have not played in awhile that I have a hankering for it is a good action-platformer and Momodora looks to fit into that mold. The fourth entry in a series, Reverie Under the Moonlight looks to be a love letter to games of the past. Excellent pixel art, fun combat, challenging boss battles, and charming characters seem to makeup this side scrolling adventure. Every once in awhile I want things to be old school, and Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight looks to be old school in the best ways!
That is it for me this week. I am finishing up Horizon as we speak, and hope to have a reviewcast done before the end of the month, but I need folks input on the next game I play. I am torn between NieR: Automata and Mass Effect: Andromeda. Comment below and what you think I should play, or chat with me on Twitter as I agonize over this decision!