Hi there everybody, how was your 2021? For me, 2021 has given me alternatives to play extra video games than in earlier years, as getting access to PlayStation 5 has not solely eliminated a lot of the wait time to get into the video games I wish to play, but additionally their loading instances because of the console’s blazingly quick SSD.
All year long, we now have seen numerous wonderful, charming, stunning and completely participating indie video games on PS4, PS VR and PS5. Listed here are 12 of my private favourites.
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
This stunning but oppressive Japanese explorative platformer has an fascinating method to fight: uncover downed knights and cleanse their souls to have them battle for you, whereas defeating sure enemies means that you can undertake their skills on your personal use.
Chicory: A Colourful Story
At first look Chicory could seem to be an interactive coloring e book, but at its coronary heart lies an interesting journey. The story’s themes – self-doubt, redemption – are universally relatable.
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Of all of the video games I’ve performed this yr, this one left the largest mark. It’s additionally the one sport I can’t reveal a lot about with out spoiling a few of the enormous twists and turns that await you. I’ll say this solely: don’t be deceived by its courting sim-like look.
This photogrammetry-powered puzzler challenges you to recreate varied real-world locations by selecting up – and placing collectively – their fragmented elements like a jigsaw puzzle in VR.
F.I.S.T.: Solid In Shadow Torch
A sport that includes a heroic rabbit with an enormous mechanical fist connected on his again wants to supply satisfying melee fight, and this delivers. (And the dieselpunk Shanghai-inspired aesthetic is gorgeous.)
All the things about Supergiant Video games’s roguelike is classy: razor-sharp fight, excellent gameplay mechanics, fascinating characters, wonderful voice-acting… you can’t cease enjoying. It’s an ideal sport.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
A 3rd individual action-adventure sport with stunning character animation and interesting fight. You acquire “Rot” – cute little creatures – to help you in fight and puzzle fixing.
Tune within the Smoke
A PS VR sport set in a prehistoric period wherein staying alive hinges in your means to craft, hunt, and battle. Encounter fearsome creatures and soak within the sights of this atmospheric survival sim.
Jett: The Far Shore
The primary half-hour of this sport is probably the most cinematic opening of any sport launched this yr and completely units up your function as your civilisation’s chosen one who’s tasked to outlive in a brand new colony.
This isometric motion journey mixes various fight eventualities with mild puzzles for an interesting story set within the afterlife.
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Glide throughout clouds and grind on rails in a fantastical sc-fi world. Between combating foes and defeating leviathan-sized bosses, exploration will yield collectables and deepen the story of this world’s previous.
Some of the enjoyable multiplayer experiences I’ve had this yr. Try to work out who in your spaceship crew helps prep for launch, and who’re imposters intent on killing you all.