Following up on Joey’s article from last week, Sony has finalized November’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection for November with a surprisingly strong showing from the PlayStation 3.
Those on the PlayStation 4 can still enjoy The Walking Dead: Season 2 and Magicka 2, but owners of Sony’s last-generation console are the obvious big winners of November. First up, we have my hands-down, absolute favorite game of the previous generation, Mass Effect 2. Sure, I think everybody owns this game by now, but who can complain about free Mass Effect 2? What a great game…
Then we have a game that maybe not everyone owns, but those that don’t are now out of excuses for not doing so. Beyond Good & Evil comes from the PlayStation 2-era of Ubisoft, back before it made the push to AAA we see it making today. This cult-hit remains on the forefront of fans’ minds over a decade after its release, and its vaporware sequel is still one of the great mysterious disappearances in gaming history.
Maybe if enough people download the free version this month, Ubisoft will notice. You better get on that, PlayStation 3 owners! Beyond Good & Evil is about as solid as they come.
The PS Vita also has a game I’ve been looking forward to for a while. Dragon Fin Soup will be making its indie debut as a free game the same way that Rocket League did earlier this year. Only, this is not soccer with explosive cars but rather a roguelike stylized after classic JRPGs. Did someone at Grimm Bros. tap into my brain and make the game I wanted? And I can take it anywhere I want on my Vita? You know I’ll be trying this one out.
Dragon Fin Soup will also be released for the PlayStation 4 and eventually for the PlayStation 3 with Cross-Buy support across the board. I’m having a really hard time determining if that delightfully over-the-top narration is being ironic or not, though.
The last game for the Vita is called Invizimals, but I haven’t heard of it. It looks like a standard Ratchet & Clank-esque action platformer, aimed at the youths who no longer play games on traditional consoles.
At any rate, there goes my theory of November usually being awful for game giveaways. Well played, Sony.