Trio of Indie Titles Bring Experimental Escapades to PS4 and Vita
Posted by Nicola Hayden
The dark, the fun, and the crazy
We all remember the indies on display at last year's E3 presser, but was this a long-term relationship or a one night stand? It seems that the platform holder wants to put a ring on its collaboration with smaller studios, as it's added a trio of new titles to the PlayStation 4's lineup. From the more traditional to the downright bizarre, they make a tasty pick-'n'-mix bag to sink your teeth into.
We've all had that feeling of wanting to return to simpler times in our youth. Feline protagonist of PS4 title Night in the Woods, Mae, wants an injection of nostalgia as she revisits her teenage friends to try and live out “the good old days” after dropping out of college. But time moves on even in backwater towns. People get jobs, others hook up, and priorities must be made on what to hold onto in life and what to let go of. In a tale where the mysteries of the wood behind town can strip away everything in a heartbeat, we are thankful for the talking animals to make things a little bit easier on the heartstrings.
Dragons appear in many games, but normally they appear on the pointy end of a sword. In roguelike runner EarthNight – which is coming to the PS4 and Vita – dragons finally have the upper-hand, and have taken over the world, leaving the remaining humans exiled in space. Our rebellious heroes won't take it lying down, as they attempt to skydive back to the surface, killing more reptilians than a dragonborn. We can't wait to experience the thrill of scaling a gigantic lizard, and repeatedly stabbing it in the eye.
Sony's last indie addition – One Way Trip for the PS4 and Vita – looks downright bizarre, and with good reason. A country becomes victim of mass water poisoning, leaving the entire population hallucinating, as well as knocking on death's door. While you might be tempted to whip out your “do before you die” list, you won't be able to accomplish them all; you'll decide how to spend your last remaining hours via constant choice-based branches. Just remember that even though it is a game, the world doesn't revolve around you, and everyone has their own agenda.
Which of these new releases are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments section below.