And we thought five free games in October was a lot. Sony has apparently given up on all worldly possessions including money by offering a record seven free games in the month of November.
Granted, none are a particular stand-out like Shadow of the Colossus or Hotline Miami, but they do have some name value. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, Capcom’s expansion pack for its 2011 sleeper hit RPG, will be available for those who still haven’t gotten lost enough in the game’s “fast-travel lacking” world or complicated menu screens.
Binary Domain is another interesting Japanese title from SEGA because of its strange loyalty system. Squad mates will trust you more with good decisions, but disobey if you send them into too much fire. I heard that too many cutscenes make this game drag a lot, but its still fun to play. Like Vanquish, but a lot less style.
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD has its fans, but I wouldn’t call the game “a must play” by any stretch of the meaning. If you enjoyed it back in the day, it could be worth digging up for the improved visuals. If not, hey, it was free.
On the indie front is Ibb & Obb, a fun little puzzle platformer with two cute mascots and some genius usage of a gravity mechanic.
Keiji Inafune’s popular Soul Sacrifice is getting a free release on the PlayStation Vita, and from what I’ve heard, it’s a decent little game that could be worth putting some hours into. It’s right up there with Monster Hunter and God Eater on the portable multiplayer RPG front.
November is especially important because this is the first month that PlayStation 4 games are going for free, so with a PlayStation Plus subscription, you are guaranteed at least two games when you bring home your shiny new console. The SHMUP Resogun and puzzle platformer Contrast will be ready and waiting for your to download them.