Saturday, April 17, 2021

Oddworld: Soulstorm Review – A NEGATIVE Batch Of Brew

Playing Oddworld: Soulstorm is as arduous as Abe’s quest to liberate his Mudoken brethren from slavery. Each step is a supreme test of patience as you methodically guide your followers through challenging hazards, sweating over the fact that one slip-up could unravel all your effort. If you enjoy putting up with that old-school challenge, you might love this journey. However, if you’re a newcomer or a fan that believes this style of platformer hasn’t aged very well, turn back now. Soulstorm doesn’t do enough to modernize the series’ tedious gameplay, and a litany of severe technical hiccups spoil Abe’s attempted comeback. A reimagining of Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, Soulstorm’s gameplay remains largely the same: you recruit and guide followers through 2D platforming stages littered with dangers. As charming as the classic Oddworld games are, they can be frustratingly difficult and that hasn’t changed much in Soulstorm. Most Slig enemies and other hazards mow Abe down instantly, and I was infuriated by how little wiggle room I had to correct course when things went sideways. Abe drops so fast that it makes the health meter seem like a cruel tease. While playing Soulstorm, I often felt like I was walking on eggshells because of that high price of failure, retracing every step, re-recruiting every Mudokon, and carefully guiding them through a gauntlet of foes is soul-crushing when it all falls apart in seconds. Dying to unexpected perils, like being suddenly gunned down by off-screen enemies, feels cheap and happens way too often. A crafting system serves as Soulstorm’s biggest addition, but it doesn’t feel necessary. You must repeatedly gather the same ingredients every time you die (by searching lockers, trash cans, and fallen foes), which wore me down in a hurry after repeatedly replaying certain sections. The crafted tools themselves, like proximity mines, smoke screens, even a flamethrower, do add a welcomed element of flexibility and improvisation to gameplay. Dropping smoke screens to create hiding spots anywhere is nice, but I wished I didn’t have to make these items myself and grew tired of digging around the same spots over and over.   Even when Soulstorm’s difficulty eases up, the gameplay is bland. The action feels largely the same from previous games in the series, and that formula doesn’t evolve significantly beyond the first few hours. Even the more interesting sequences, like facing down a giant mech aboard a speeding train, are far too punishing to be fun. I’m glad that Abe controls better now (he even has a double jump), but the controls still have a mushy unresponsiveness that makes entertaining actions, like possessing Sligs, feel like a hassle. The controls also lead to additional deaths because Abe doesn’t act as swiftly as you need him to, especially during the ill-fitting, overly demanding combat arenas that pit you against waves of baddies while you try to protect fleeing Mudokens. Soulstorm would be a tough recommendation for anyone outside of diehard fans if it performed flawlessly, but I encountered several progress-sabotaging bugs (even after installing the big day-one patch) that should scare off even those players. When I died, Mudokens sometimes failed to respawn alongside me even though my tally indicated they were still alive and under my command. That meant I lost out on turning in followers that I’d spent ages trying to safely liberate, which negatively affected my overall quarma – a vital metric in determining which of the four endings you get.  Abe occasionally gets stuck in environmental geometry, forcing a restart. At one point, I fell into an infinite loop. One escape portal permanently vanished once I reached it, forcing me to abandon followers. A gun in a late-game turret sequence failed to shoot despite working fine in previous segments. After multiple restarts, I randomly discovered that clicking the right stick “fixed” the weapon for some reason, allowing it to fire. I spent over an hour trying to lead a large group of followers through a particularly challenging area, but once I opened the exit door an invisible wall prevented me from moving forward. I was forced to restart this entire, lengthy sequence twice before the exit worked properly. Soulstorm’s gameplay pushed my patience to its limits, but these bugs sent me over the edge and made me nervous every time I started a new level. “What on Earth is going to screw me over this time?” I regularly asked myself. Soulstorm’s faults are a shame because its narrative and presentation brought a smile to my face. Abe and his pals are goofy, delightful underdogs I couldn’t help but root for. The enjoyable story is packed with heart, and the cutscenes look great. I wanted to welcome Abe into a new generation of gaming with open arms, but Soulstorm fails to make a case for why its brand of cinematic platforming works today. In fact, Soulstorm only reaffirmed that Abe’s past adventures are best viewed with rose-colored glasses.
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    PlayStation Store: March 2021 top downloads

    And just like that, Spring 2021 is upon us! No surprise to see consistent hits like Black Ops Cold War, GTA V, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, FIFA 21, and NBA 2K21 atop the charts, but we’re also excited to see titles like  It Takes Two and Disco Elysium – The Final Cut make their debuts. Here are your most downloaded games of March 2021: PS5 Games US / CanadaEurope1Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarFIFA 212Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War3NBA 2K21It Takes Two4It Takes TwoTom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege5Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales6Assassin’s Creed ValhallaCrash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time7Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About TimeAssassin’s Creed Valhalla8Demon’s SoulsWRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship9FIFA 21Mortal Kombat 1110Watch Dogs: LegionDemon’s Souls11Mortal Kombat 11Disco Elysium – The Final Cut12Madden NFL 21Watch Dogs: Legion13Disco Elysium – The Final CutNBA 2K2114Hitman 3Hitman 315Sackboy: A Big AdventureSackboy: A Big Adventure16Dead by Daylight: Special EditionImmortals Fenyx Rising17Immortals Fenyx RisingMortal Shell: Enhanced Edition18Yakuza: Like a DragonBorderlands 319GodfallDead by Daylight: Special Edition20Borderlands 3vYakuza: Like a Dragon PS4 Games US / CanadaEurope1Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarMinecraft2MinecraftCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War3Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V4NBA 2K21Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege5Little NightmaresFIFA 216The ForestLittle Nightmares7Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeNBA 2K218Call of Duty: Modern WarfareThe Forest9Friday the 13th: The GameThe Crew 210Need for Speed HeatBattlefield V11Little Nightmares IIFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout12MLB The Show 20Call of Duty: Modern Warfare13Red Dead Redemption 2Guilty Gear Xrd Rev.214Ghost of TsushimaA Way Out15Gang BeastsNeed for Speed Heat16Shotgun FarmersFriday the 13th: The Game17The Crew 2Need for Speed18Assassin’s Creed ValhallaGran Turismo Sport19Watch Dogs: LegionTomb Raider: Definitive Edition20Mortal Kombat 11Gang Beasts PS VR Games US / CanadaEurope1Beat SaberBeat Saber2Job SimulatorJob Simulator3Superhot VRSuperhot VR4Swordsman VRAstro Bot Rescue Mission5The Walking Dead: Saints & SinnersBlood & Truth6GornSwordsman VR7Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-alityDoom 3: VR Edition8The Walking Dead OnslaughtThe Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners9Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR SeriesMarvel’s Iron Man VR10Doom 3: VR EditionGorn Free to Play (PS5 + PS4) US / CanadaEurope1FortniteFortnite2Call of Duty: WarzoneRocket League3Rocket LeagueCall of Duty: Warzone4Apex LegendsApex Legends5Destiny 2Destiny 26Genshin ImpactGenshin Impact7VigorBrawlhalla8Rec RoomRec Room9BrawlhallaWorld of Tanks10Rogue CompanyWar Thunder

    The Spring Sale involves PlayStation Store

    The Spring Sale arrives on PlayStation Store Wednesday, March 31. It brings with it promotions on a multitude of games, add-ons and more, including the likes of Ghost of Tsushima, Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle, FIFA 21 and GTAV.  While the Spring Sale runs for the next four weeks*, it’s so big, we’ve had to split in two. Part 1 starts Wednesday, March 31 and be sure to check back here on Wednesday, April 14 when we announce the next wave of titles joining the promotion.  You can check out the full list of titles below. Click through to find out your regional discount, or head here for the dedicated Spring Sale page on PlayStation Store. You can check out the full list of titles below. 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    Mega March promotion involves PlayStation Store

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    PlayStation Store: February 2021’s top downloads

    Whether in the US, Canada, or Europe, it looks like players on both sides of the Atlantic spent a lot of time with FIFA 21 this past month. The title topped both PS4 and PS5 charts, with Black Ops Cold War, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Grand Theft Auto V also appearing prominently across the lists. Read on for the most downloaded titles across PS4, PS5, and PS VR:  PS5 Games US / Canada EU 1 FIFA 21 FIFA 21 2 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 3 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales 4 Madden NFL 21 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5 NBA 2K21 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 6 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Mortal Kombat 11 7 Mortal Kombat 11 Hitman 3 8 Hitman 3 Demon’s Souls 9 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Borderlands 3 10 Demon’s Souls Madden NFL 21 11 Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition Immortals Fenyx Rising 12 Immortals Fenyx Rising WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship 13 Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood NBA 2K21 14 Borderlands 3 No Man’s Sky 15 Godfall Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood 16 Sackboy: A Big Adventure Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition 17 No Man’s Sky Godfall 18 Watch Dogs: Legion Sackboy: A Big Adventure 19 Dirt 5 Watch Dogs: Legion 20 Dead by Daylight: Special Edition Dirt 5 *Naming of products may differ between regions.*Upgrades not included. PS4 Games US / Canada EU 1 Grand Theft Auto V FIFA 21 2 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Grand Theft Auto V 3 Minecraft Minecraft 4 NBA 2K21 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5 Little Nightmares II The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6 Red Dead Redemption 2 Tekken 7 7 FIFA 21 Red Dead Redemption 2 8 Persona 5 Strikers Little Nightmares II 9 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Ark: Survival Evolved 10 Ark: Survival Evolved Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 11 Need for Speed Heat Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12 Mortal Kombat 11 Jump Force 13 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gran Turismo Sport 14 UFC 4 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 15 God of War UFC 4 16 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Need for Speed Heat 17 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 18 Ghost of Tsushima The Forest 19 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 World War Z 20 Madden NFL 21 Star Wars Battlefront II *Naming of products may differ between regions. PS VR US / Canada EU 1 Beat Saber Beat Saber 2 Job Simulator Job Simulator 3 Superhot VR Superhot VR 4 Gorn Swordsman VR 5 Swordsman VR The Walking Dead Onslaught 6 The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Creed: Rise to Glory 7 The Walking Dead Onslaught Gorn 8 Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners 9 Creed: Rise to Glory Arizona Sunshine 10 Batman: Arkham VR Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Free to play (PS5 + PS4) US/Canada EU 1 Call of Duty: Warzone Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Fortnite Rocket League 3 Rocket League Fortnite 4 Vigor Apex Legends 5 Rogue Company Vigor 6 Genshin Impact eFootball PES 2021 Lite 7 Destiny 2 Genshin Impact 8 Rec Room Rogue Company 9 Brawlhalla Destiny 2 10 Warframe Rec Room

    PlayStation Store: Top downloads of 2020

    2020 has drawn to a close, which means it’s time to take a look at the year’s most downloaded games at PlayStation Store. On the PS5 side, we see Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales taking the top two spots on our US/Canada and European charts, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla right behind. Demon’s Souls, NBA 2K21, and FIFA 21 place high atop the lists as well. Call of Duty also led the US/Canada PS4 charts, though the worldwide appeal of FIFA 20 and FIFA 21 made them top hits across Europe. Full list below. Which did you spend the most time with in 2020? PS5 Games US/Canada Europe 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales 3 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 4 NBA 2K21 Next Generation FIFA 21 5 Demon’s Souls Demon’s Souls 6 Madden NFL 21 Watch Dogs: Legion 7 FIFA 21 Immortals Fenyx Rising 8 Sackboy: A Big Adventure NBA 2K21 Next Generation 9 Immortals Fenyx Rising Sackboy: A Big Adventure 10 Watch Dogs: Legion Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege *Naming of products may differ between regions*Upgrades not included PS4 Games US/Canada Europe 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War FIFA 21 2 Grand Theft Auto V FIFA 20 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Grand Theft Auto V 4 Minecraft Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5 Ghost of Tsushima Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6 The Last of Us Part II Minecraft 7 NBA 2K21 NBA 2K20 8 NBA 2K20 The Last of Us Part II 9 Final Fantasy VII Remake The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10 Madden NFL 21 Red Dead Redemption 2 *Naming of products may differ between regions PS VR Games US/Canada Europe 1 Beat Saber Beat Saber 2 Job Simulator Job Simulator 3 Superhot VR Blood & Truth 4 The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Superhot VR 5 Gorn The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners 6 Creed Rise to Glory Creed: Rise to Glory 7 Arizona Sunshine Astro Bot Rescue Mission 8 Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Gorn 9 Astro Bot Rescue Mission Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series 10 Marvel’s Iron Man VR Arizona Sunshine Free to play games (PS5 + PS4) US/Canada Europe 1 Call of Duty: Warzone Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Rocket League Rocket League 3 Fortnite Fortnite 4 Apex Legends Apex Legends 5 Rogue Company Hyper Scape 6 Hyper Scape Genshin Impact 7 Genshin Impact Rogue Company 8 Destiny 2 Brawlhalla 9 Brawlhalla Destiny 2 10 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite eFootball PES 2020 Lite

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