Posted 5:39pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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Recently I bought a £25 PSN voucher and I've tried and tried to find something that looks worth while enough to spend it on but I just can't part with my credit for anything I've seen.
I noticed someone post something along the lines of "There are plenty of games worth your time and are just as good as any AAA titles out there" It might not be down to the word but it was pretty similar. I can't remember who posted it either but whoever you are, you have got me thinking that there might be titles I'm missing out on.
So I need your help, and maybe others could find this topic interesting and useful for their own PSN/Xbox Live purchases in the future.
What games have you played that you think are worth our monies?
Please if possible give a brief description of the title so we know what your are talking about and why you think it's worth a purchase.
Ready... steady... GO!!
Posted 5:42pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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it doesnt really give you any help but it could be worth while waiting until I am Alive is out.
Battlefield 1943 (first person shooter with destructible environment (online only), for £9.99 i think) is good and ive also downloaded the splinter cell hd pack (Mr Fisher needs no introduction haha) from there before which is also good.
Posted 5:53pm on Wed 25 January 2012
I get a mention :P
Anyway back to the subject.
Limbo is on PSN now and so are a few PS1 games like Syndycate Wars and Resident Evil 1 directors cut which I consider classic games.
There is a capcom sale coming soon but I think there is a Ubisoft bundle which has Scott Pilgrim, Tank Wars (I think Tank Wars is in it) and Turtles which I thought was good for value. Plants Vs Zombies is really good and I personally really like After Burner which I think like Crazy Taxi is on sale.
Posted 7:10pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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I dont get to many of the psn games but i did pick up Marvel pinball yesterday and its been pretty good. I would suggest sittin pretty far from the tv tho makes it a bit easier, but that could be my old tv to.
Posted 7:43pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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Wipeout HD - very fast but not for everyone.
Stacking - very good and different adventure featuring Russian doll style characters.
BF1943 - online only but fun in a group.
The Back to the Future series from Telltale (who made Monkey Island).
Infamous: Festival of Blood - a vampire take on Infamous
Plants vs Zombies - tower defence, but better.
Peggle - do I need to explain it?
Posted 7:54pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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Well I don't think I'll be posting any surprising suggestions but if you haven't checked them out already I'm gonna suggest the following:
Shatter (PSN) - Breakout/Arkanoid style gaming. It's not life changingly awesome but it's a solid little game.
Braid (PSN/XBL) - Almost feels redundant to mention this given how much praise was showered on it at it's release. Puzzle platformer.
Trine (PSN/XBL) - Platformer with a bit of Lost Vikings vibe (three characters you switch between with different skills). Loved the soundtrack too.
Shadow Complex (XBL) - Good ol' Metroidvania style platformer. Or just go for the original Symphony of the Night if you're looking for a more retro fix.
Dungeon Defenders (PSN)/Orcs Must Die (XBL) - 3rd Person Tower Defense. DD has co-op in it's favour while Orcs has the humour.
Posted 10:48pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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Omg Sov on VG! Welcome back oh long-time lurker :P
Trine 2 is out on XBLA now too, and it looks pretty damn spiffy.
Anyway there's only 2 games that spring to mind that I have nothing bad to say about:
The definitive twin-stick shooter, GW2 has some absolutely genius modes, specifically Waves and Pacifism. Brilliant.
Might & magic: Clash of Heroes.
Puzzle RTS. Yes, thats right. A Puzzle real time strategy game, and it works flawlessly, 5 different armies/factions with equipable items and generals with different special abilities. The mechanics are simple to pick up and immensely satisfying when you master them.
Posted 11:10pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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Shadow Complex - Excellent platformer, shooter. Done by EPIC, and Nolan North (what a surprise) voices the main lead.
Shank - Superb. Cannot wait for Shank 2 to hit XBL in two weeks time.
Bionic Commando: Rearmed: Very good game and stylish at the same time. Still need to get round and play the 2nd rearmed game.
Joe Danger - Addictive and repetitive, which makes this game very good!
Trials HD - Likewise with Joe Danger... You will be absorbed by the leaderboards of beating your friends.
SuperMeatBoy - Brace for throwing controllers across the room, but it is very rewarding once you have accomplished the harder levels.
Posted 11:15pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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For PSN get a PSN+ membership. You get exclusive access to demos and discounts, a few extra features like autopatching and autoupdating, as well as two or three free games every month. Most of the free stuff will only be accessable for as long as you remain a member, but trust me it's more than worth it.
Anyways I loved the pinball games by Zen Studios - Marvel/Zen Pinballs for PSN and to a lesser degree FX Pinballs for XBLA.
Beyond Good & Evil HD is available on there too - I loved the original BG&E, though to be honest I haven't gotten round to checking out the HD version.
I actually quite enjoy Lumines: Supernova, Flow and Flower for the PSN, though not must buys.
There are also many PSOne titles like Final Fantasy VIII, Vagrant Story, Front Mission 3, Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid and Kurushi Final which are worth checking out.
Posted 9:23am on Thu 26 January 2012
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I'll add Super Stardust HD to the list of PSN games. It's a bit like Geometry Wars.