As we inch closer and closer to the avalanche of amazing new releases heading our way, there still some time left for gamers to look back on a few titles that they probably missed out. On this week’s PlayStation Store, What are You Up To???, I’m going to be discussing 3 indie titles that are so discounted that the PlayStation store is practically giving them away. You get an indie game and you get an indie game… for less than it’s regular price. Don’t get crazy. As always, if there’s a game on the PSN store that you think I should check out, feel free to mention it either down in the comments below or over the Facebook page.
Thimbleweed Park ($11.99)
Thimbleweed Park is a throwback to classic point-and-click adventure games. Developed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, Thimbleweed Park is described as a spiritual successor to the two’s previous titles, Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island. I’ve always been somewhat intimidated by titles like this, mostly because I’m willing to accept that I’m just not a very smart man, but there’s something about Thimbleweed Park that has always caught my attention. Perhaps it’s the classic art style looking as crisp as it does in HD or maybe it’s the homage to the X-Files. Either way, there’s something about this game that has always made want to give point-and-click games another shot and now that it’s on sale, I think it may finally be time.
Hyper Light Drifter is one of my favorite games on the PS4 but since that isn’t on sale right now, I thought I would mention another title that seems to share a lot of similarities to one of my favorite games, Songbringer. If you’ve never played Hyper Light Drifter and need a better comparison to help you figure out if this game is for you, it’s Zelda. Both Hyper Light and Songbringer are heavily inspired by classic top-down Zelda. With a beautiful art style, a world full of secrets, and gameplay inspired by a series that just about everybody loves, Songbringer seems perfect for someone looking for a solid game to dive into for a weekend.
Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Edition ($11.99)
Darkest Dungeon is without a doubt one of the most memorable titles to be released onto the PS4. A dungeon crawler that forces players to accept that their characters are going to die, a lot. What makes Darkest Dungeon so unique is that when one or all of your party members die, there is no coming back. They’re dead forever. Unfortunately, I never got to the end of the game and I think the main reason was that I refused to accept my party’s fate. I actually tried to rig up a system where I hire new heroes and send them into a dungeon with the full understanding that I only needed one of them to make it back alive. Their sole purpose was to go into a dungeon and collect loot for my main party of heroes Matt, Chris, Jimmy, and Katy Perry. One of the saddest moments I’ve ever experienced was when Katy Perry died and I had to replace her with Dr. Doctor. Don’t understand what I’m talking about? Well, it sounds like you should go pick up Darkest Dungeon. Seriously folks, not only do you get the main game but you also get the DLC. Normally priced at $30, not picking up this fantastic game now would be a complete botch on your part.