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Lgndary Thoughts - January's PS Plus Lineup


I hate to admit it, but I have, yet again, completely forgotten to talk about PS Plus for the past couple of months. The holidays were so crazy that PS Plus completely slipped my mind. But I am here to correct that today. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

For starters, I would like to let everyone know that from now on, I will be focusing almost exclusively on the PS4 titles in PS Plus thoughts. The PS3 and PS Vita systems are mostly dead, and their PS Plus lineups are almost never worth talking about anyway. I know that I pretty much already did this in the past, but I’d like to make it official. Moving on!

For those that haven’t seen, for whatever reason, here is the PS Plus lineup for January:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, PS4
  • Batman The TellTale Series, PS4
  • Sacred 3, PS3
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, PS3
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Uncanny Valley, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Starblood Arena, PS VR

There you have it, yet another AAA title with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Like I talked about last year, it continues to seem as if there was a shift in what Sony’s goals were each month with the service. In the past, we would often go months with nothing notable at all being offered, but it looks like those days are over. For comparisons sake, take a look at every PS4 game released through PS Plus since last July:

  • July - Until Dawn and Telltale's Game of Thrones
  • August - Just Cause 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry
  • September - Infamous Second Son and Strike Vektor EX
  • October - Metal Gear Solid V and The Amnesia Collection 
  • November - Bound and Worms Battlegrounds
  • December - Darksiders II and Kung Fu Panda
  • January - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Telltale’s Batman

As you can see, every month for the past 7 months Sony has included one AAA title for PS Plus members. There was an exception however, with November. While I’m sure many were happy with Bound, it still can’t be called a AAA game. And it actually caused me to worry a little bit that they would go back to their old ways. But December, and especially this month with Deus Ex, have proven that wrong.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an awesome game, and exactly the kind of title that should be given away with PS Plus. It released almost two years ago, so most people that were ever going to pay money for it already have, and with a price of $17 on Amazon (in November), Square Enix wasn’t making much off it anyhow. Having it available through PS Plus means that Sony wins by hyping a lot of people up about their service, but it also means that those who might never have played the series can give it a shot, and maybe turn into future customers. It’s a win win, so let’s just hope that more developers realize this, and continue to let Sony offer AAA games every single month.

But what do you think? Have the past couple of months looked good to you, or do you think Sony should do better? What would you like to see in next month's lineup? Don’t forget to leave a comment below, and be sure to have a great weekend!

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I think the selection of games has been fantastic. As a Switch owner it’s the best thing in the world because maybe it will make Nintendo step up their game - the previous online plan they outlined was pathetic. I’m hoping we’ll get Stardew Valley at some point because I’m on the fence about it.

As someone that has been playing Stardew Valley pretty much non stop for the past few weeks, I can tell you that it is an incredible game. Having said that, I'm sure it isn't for everyone, so don't take my word for it if your not sure.

I've watched my brother-in-law play it and I can tell it's a good game. It just seems to be overwhelming. I have a lot on my plate right now so a PS Plus game would be ideal.

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