Every Tuesday I cover all the goodness happening over on the PlayStation Store and today is no different. This first big games week of the year is here and boy is it a doozy. This week includes a big sale, a highly anticipated fighting game, and a highly anticipated… Monster Hunting game?
Monster Hunter: World
Coming out on the 26th, Monster Hunter World looks to expand its already large audience of players when it finally comes to this generation of consoles. As we wrote about in our Most Anticipated Games of The Year list, myself, along with the other Secret Thoughters, are all incredibly excited for this game and cannot wait to spend countless hours inside this game’s world discovering all that it has to offer. It’ll be our first Monster Hunter experience and it seems like it’s the perfect time to jump in.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Apparently, Fridays are when the cool kids put out their games now because on the exact same day as Monster Hunter, comes Dragon Ball FighterZ. That’s right, the video game that no one knows how to pronounce properly is finally coming out on the 26th and all I can say is, I cannot wait. I have been begging for someone to put a 2D Dragon Ball fighting game on consoles for years and now it’s finally here. I’m sure the fact that it’s a fighting game will turn some people off, but it is Dragon Ball after all. I’m not really too sure what other kinds of games they could make with the franchise. Maybe a Gohan dating sim, a Goku and Piccolo driving game, a Vegeta learns to be a dad sim… yeah, maybe fighting games is what’s best for Dragon Ball Z.
Games on Sale!!!
Now usually when it comes to game sales the games I pick are ones that I have played. This week though, there are a few that I’ve missed out on that are looking like pretty great deals. Especially since everyone is being given their own 10% DISCOUNT CODE WHEN THEY SIGN IN. So a few of these games won’t have the typical write-ups that they usually do, but let’s be honest, you’re just here for deals anyways. Of course, these aren’t the only games on sale, you can head on over to the PlayStation Store’s website and see everything that’s for sale
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice ($20.99)
The surprise hit of last year that made a lot of people’s Game of The Year lists. Hellblade is a perfect example of being the kind of game I missed out on last year but now that it’s on sale, maybe it’s time to jump in see why it’s so beloved.
What Remains of Edith Finch ($11.99)
I have absolutely no idea what this game is about, but I do know that people love it, like really love it. Just like Hellblade, What Remains of Edith Finch made a lot of Game of The Year lists and for 12 dollars, it just seems silly not to finally give this game a chance.
The Last Guardian ($19.99)
After waiting 84 years for this game to finally come out, fans’ opinions this game ranged from it’s one of the best games of the year all the way to it’s a steaming pile of bird-dog poop. Usually, when opinions swing so widely like that, I just go look at the reviews for the game to see what’s going on and honestly, they’re mostly high. Game Informer gave the game an 8, GameSpot gave it a 9 and Eurogamer gave it an “essential” which sounds good. Either way, it’s from the people that gave us Shadow of The Collusus and it would be a real shame to miss out on their follow up, especially when it’s on sale for such a reasonable price.
Alien:Isolation THE COLLECTION ($11.99)
A little-known fact about me, I love Alien. It’s easily one of my favorite movies of all-time, and while it’s been fun to see games set inside the Aliens film universe, I’ve been waiting for a game to be based more on the original film’s style. I’m not really sure how I missed out on this when it came out, but as a fan of the original film, it is going to be hard to pass this one up. While the base game is also on sale for $8.99, The Collection includes all five survivor mode packs as well as Last Survivor and Crew Expendable which features the original Alien cast. There’s usually one game from these sales articles that I end up picking up and Alien: Isolation The Collection looks like it could be the one.
So many great games on sale and of course this isn’t everything. I didn’t even get to No Man’s Sky for $23.99, Persona 5 for $29.99, and BioShock: The Collection for $19.79. The question now is, what are you picking up? Are you gonna skip the sale and use that money to pick up one of the new releases or are you diving head first, Scrooge McDuck style, and grabbing one of these discounted games?