April’s Playstation Plus games have been available for about a week now, and I think that is just enough time to be able to talk about this month’s offerings. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!
Real quick, here is the full lineup for those that missed it:
Drawn To Death, PS4
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, PS4
Invizimals: the Lost Kingdom, PS3
Alien Rage – Extended Edition, PS3
10 Second Ninja, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
Curses ‘n Chaos, PS Vita (crossbuy on PS4)
Staring with Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. I actually think this is a pretty fun game! It is a couch co-op title where the players man different stations of a small space ship. There are 4 different stations for the ship’s guns, another station for movement, and even a station for the shield. It is up to players to work together to operate the spaceship and clear each level. It is a smaller game, but it’s cute and I enjoyed what I played.
There is one big problem with the game though, and that comes with the single player mode. While it does have an option for players that don’t have anyone to play with, a lot of the fun is lost with it. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is definitely something i’d check out if you have some friends to play with, but not if you don’t.
Drawn to Death is the other PS4 title for April, and it is an online shooter of sorts. Just like most online shooters, Drawn to Death puts players into an arena where the goal is to take down other players. The most unique thing about the game is probably the art style. The whole game “takes place” inside a teenagers notebook where everything is hand drawn. But i’ll be honest, I did not care for the visuals. I know they were trying to be creative with the game, but it just comes off looking really boring and empty.
I am also not a fan of the theme of the game. The developers have tried way too hard to come across as edgy and punk-like. I won’t get too specific, but I honestly can’t help but cringe seeing some of the things they put into this game.
Unfortunately, the gameplay itself doesn't make up for the poor stylistic choices made in Drawn to Death either. Everything about the mechanics and how they work feels amateur. The balance, visual effects, movement, and more leaves a lot to be desired.
Overall I would say April’s PS Plus lineup is a disappointment. Drawn to Death is simply a bad game, and while Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is fun, it definitely can’t hold up this month by itself.
What do you think? Are this month’s PS Plus games a hit, or a flop? Let me know in the comments below!