Playstation State of Play 2019 - Here is everything you missed by skipping it and some thoughts from me
The state of play kicked off with an ad for a game called Humanity. The ad was tons of 3D models of people running around and eventually firing finger lasers at another group of 3D people models. It was strange and took me way too long to realize it was an ad for a game and not the State of Play intro. The game is brought to you by Enhance and THA LTD. and you can learn more about it at WWW.Humanity.Game.
The story trailer for MW dropped and it looks gorgeous. There are definitely moments where it looks like a movie and not a game. However, there is no indication that the GFX will look this sharp across all platforms as the footage was captured using a PS4 Pro. Sneaking in on the end of the trailer was the announcement that the Special Ops Survival Mode will be a timed PS4 exclusive until October 1, 2020. I am sure there are plenty of Xbox and PC gamers that will be upset at this news.
"Purchase Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® on digital and receive the in-game XRK Weapons Pack for day 1 launch use. The XRK M4 assault rifle and XRK 357 handgun are built to be fast, accurate and hard hitting, giving you versatile options adaptable to any playstyle. They also feature unique matte bronze finish elements that help them stand out.
The XRK M4 comes equipped with a suite of attachments that ensure accuracy and stability, while the XRK .357 and its attachments create a high-powered, quick-firing reliable backup for short range firefights. Together, the XRK Weapons Pack forms a powerful duo that allow you to hit the combat zone running."
Wattam looks like a toddler's fever dream, but it is from the guy behind Katamari Damacy and Nobi Nobi Boy so I will give the game a try when it debuts in December of 2019.
This "game" looked really nice but seemed to be a walking simulator type of thing. It reminded me of Journey, so if you are into that game then this one might be right up your alley.
The good news is the game is out right now and adds boxing, speedcar racing, and . The bad news, it is only 7 self contained cases from the original game rebuilt to function in VR. So, if you played the original L.A. Noir there is little reason to pick this one up.
We then got a look at a few upcoming PS VR games. Gorn is coming winter 2019 and looks to be some kind of orc combat game. Espire1: VR Operative coming September 2019 looks like a cheap Syphon Filter knock off. Stardust Oddesy looks like a better version of the Kingdom Hearts gummi ship levels and it drops Winter 2019. After the Fall is coming in 2020 and it appears to be a survival FPS type of game. In Autumn 2019 we get Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash which looks odd. Nothing here looks good enough to turn any non VR players into VR player if you ask me.
The demo for MediEvil Short Lived is live on the Playstation Store right now. The game is an updated version of MediEvil, so if you played and liked that game you should love this. However, don't expect anything new beyond the graphical upgrade. If you have no idea what MediEvil is because you weren't playing games when it came out way back in 1998 just know it is a goofy action adventure hack and slash game.
The legendary series finally comes to PS4 and with it comes a few nice extras, listed below, built in. The Rise and Fall + Gathering Storm expansion Bundle is sold separately though.
Civilization VI for PlayStation® 4 includes the latest game updates and improvements and four pieces of additional content which adds four new civilizations, leaders, and scenarios:
• Vikings Scenario Pack
• Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack
• Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack
• Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack
PlayStation® 4 users will also receive the Nubia Civilization & Scenario Pack and Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack with their purchase of Civilization VI.
This limited edition PS Pro has 1TB of memory, a controller and system inspired by the game, and comes with a copy of the game. There really isn't much else to say about it.
Milo and Lola are dead but can return to Earth if they drink Satan under the table. Obviously it's not that straight forward as you are forced to out drink and out party a cadre of demons before getting a shot at Satan. The fact that these two wound up in hell after they died probably meas you shouldn't help them out but I didn't design the game. It is from the folks behind Oxenfree so if you are into that game, you might like this one.
A trailer for MLB the Show '19 aired and it is exactly as you remember it from its March 2019 release. Chances are you already own this game if you're a baseball fan so I don't see who would want it at this point. The LAst of Us remastered is slightly better but again the game is probably already owned by those that wanted it. Truly, this is a lackluster PS Plus line up in my opinion.
Releasing on February 21, 2020 the Last of Us Part II sees Ellie go from scared kid to full fledged female Rambo. Joel makes an appearance in the trailer but a scen early in the trailer makes it seem like someone close to Ellie dies, hence her reason to "go Rambo", so expect to lose Joel early in the game. I was never a fan of the first game and the trailer here didn't sell me on the sequel.
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