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Feature: What Are August 2014's Free PlayStation Plus Games?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Instant additions to your backlog

Every month we get asked by slightly less informed gamers which free titles are coming to PlayStation Plus on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, so we’ve decided to do something about it. From now on, you’ll find an editorial rundown of the latest Instant Game Collection giveaways posted in this format, along with polls, descriptions, and other bits and bobs. Here’s the offering for August 2014.

PlayStation 4

Road Not Taken

Spry Fox may just be the best name for a video game developer ever, so there’s absolutely no way Road Not Taken could follow the wrong path and turn out bad. Described as a roguelike puzzler, you’ll play as a ranger braving a vast forest, and dealing with life’s little surprises. If that sounds familiar, then congratulations for listening in English – this is an interpretation of Robert Frost’s famous poem of the same name.

FezCross-buy with PS3 and Vita

Perhaps the only piece of software on the planet able to actually justify the existence of QR codes, Fez starts out as a fairly straightforward puzzle platformer – and evolves into an experience so mind numbingly brain melting that you’ll almost certainly need a walkthrough to uncover all of its secrets. A sequel was in the works, before creator Phil Fish flipped out on Twitter.

PlayStation 3

Crysis 3

Well, EA Games’ new subscription service hasn’t put an end to the publisher’s PlayStation Plus support just yet – but from what we hear, developer Crytek could do with a little Instant Game Collection cash right now. You play as the Prophet in this dystopian interpretation of New York City. The big appeal here is the ability to choose how you approach each combat encounter.

ProteusCross-buy with Vita

Particularly popular among indie apologists, Proteus is one of those games that has no real set goals or purpose. A little like Myst without the puzzles, this procedurally generated exploratory adventure makes interesting use of audio, building beautiful soundscapes out of the scenes that you see on the screen. It’s not for everyone, but it's certainly worth a look.

PlayStation Vita

Metrico

“Let’s make a game about infographics,” said no one ever – well, apart from Digital Dreams. This stylish platformer is inspired by the data diagrams that are so popular on 24-hour news stations, and sees you attempting to parkour your way past pie charts and other ordinarily boring mathematical representations. Basically, it’s the most fun that you’ll have with numbers since Sudoku.

Dragon’s CrownOnly in North America

A throwback to the days when walking up and down pseudo isometric environments while punching punks in the face was the bee’s knees, Dragon’s Crown is bursting with the kind of retro nostalgia that even indie detractors can appreciate. Developed by Japanese outfit Vanillaware, this brawler unsurprisingly looks the part – and will raise a few eyebrows from your other half.

LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7Only in Europe

It’s a hard life being Harry Potter. Not only can you not afford an appointment at Specsavers, but you have an unsightly scar on your forehead, your parents are dead, and you’re being hunted by the ugliest wizard since Roy Wood. Fortunately, hanging out with Hermione Grainger makes it all worthwhile. Here you’ll do it in brick form.


Which free game are you most looking forward to trying in August 2014? What would you like to see added to the Instant Game Collection in September? Let us know in the comments section below.

Which PS Plus title are you most looking forward to in August? (66 votes)

Road Not Taken

17%

Fez

20%

Crysis 3

21%

Proteus

11%

Metrico

12%

Dragon’s Crown [NA]

18%

LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 [EU]

  2%

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User Comments (109)

Davros79

#1

Davros79 said:

Alas my powerhouse ps4, is still getting free plus games that have the graphical fidelity and gameplay mechanics, of games i played on my Atari st or Amiga......._back in the days before i had pubic hair!!

get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

@Davros79 Haha, I see your point - but I do think Road Not Taken and Fez have extremely charming art styles, despite not pushing 10 billion polygons apiece.

Crimson_Ridley

#4

Crimson_Ridley said:

I'm happy to see Fez on this list. I bought it for 69p on the 360, and really didn't want to pay out more to get it again, so I'm perfectly fine with it being free. Regardless of the kind of person Phil Fish is, the game is pretty nice.

THIS_SITE_SUCKS

#5

THIS_SITE_SUCKS said:

Pay a subscription on the PS4 and get ported indie games.... pay a subscription on the Xbox One and get AAA games from EA...

Again you should have had a 'None of the above' option in that survey.

alphadrago5

#6

alphadrago5 said:

Wanted to play Lego Harry Potter... then saw EU only...
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
Oh well.

Davros79

#7

Davros79 said:

@get2sammyb yeah i know m8, i will still give them both a whirl. I guess any games after that Russian bloggers promise of octodad and the swapper was always gonna dissapoint........ Where the schmuck is secret ponchos!!!!!!!!

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#8

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

@get2sammyb if it doesn't have at least 11 billion polygons I don't give a rats a*se.

I'll always try a free game and while metrico and road not taken only vaguely interest me I'm also hoping fez will be a nice surprise too.

Dohv

#10

Dohv said:

Dragons Crown on Vita even though I don't even have a Vita. My PS+ ran out a few days ago and I have no reason to renew my subscription at all. I don't play online much and the PS4 offerings have all been mediocre except for maybe two games.

Davros79

#11

Davros79 said:

@voodoo341 strangely MS free xbox1 games are strike suit zero and crimson dragon, which are hardly classics granted. But are still games that of a built for next gen.

TasukiStaff

#12

Tasuki said:

I will probably lock them in at the free price but both games on the PS4 don't sound like something I will play.

wunsen

#14

wunsen said:

Ps plus games have been poor since the ps4 came out, im sick of games that belong on older consoles! Ive played better free games on my phone to be fair! We got promised driveclub on release and nevermind that, there hasn't be a full release game for free to date! And ive already bought fez when there was a game drought and i wouldn't get too excited if you've never played it, roll on september 9th!!!!!¡

fchinaski

#16

fchinaski said:

Wait, then Proteus and Fez will be up for grabs for the VITA as well? If yes, then along with Metrico it's a VITA only month for me. (Although I'll get Road Not Taken for when I get a PS4 just because of that Robert Frost reference).

DualWielding

#21

DualWielding said:

it had to happen, Microsoft finally beat Sony for one month..... lets hope it doesn't become trend

glassmusic

#22

glassmusic said:

This is a great lineup in my opinion. I know there aren't any huge PS4 blockbusters in there, but we're probably not going to see anything like that until the holiday season.

I think I'm most excited about Proteus honestly. I was always interested in the title but didn't want to spend money on it because I figured I'd only play it a handful of times. Problem solved.

KALofKRYPTON

#23

KALofKRYPTON said:

Ha, I got Resogun for free on release. That's still worth more to me than anything released on the Bone so far.

Punished_Boss_84

#24

Punished_Boss_84 said:

@voodoo341 No. Of course it's better, it's AAA annual updates/sports franchises and Buggyfield 4, sold by the millions... with one exception. I hope you're not being serious. There are many reasons why it's unfair.

Two subs vs one sub.
Catalogue exclusively filled with AAA games a publisher doesn't mind giving out obviously vs catalogue where you have to front up money.
Reason stated above.

THIS_SITE_SUCKS

#26

THIS_SITE_SUCKS said:

@Punished_Boss I think you need to go back and see what EA are offering again only this time without the SDF tinted glasses. I'd rather have Battlefield 4 than another retro indie platformer that's an hour long. Time to wake up and realise PS+ is in rapid decline.

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#29

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

None. Itd be nice to see something NOT ported again, but it seems to be the trend.

None of the above for me.

GameAce

#30

GameAce said:

All the vitriol directed towards the cache of games each month on PS+ never ceases to amaze me. It's a lot of the same gamers who won't play and refuse to enjoy anything that isn't AAA. Access to 24 games a year for each of three platforms plus discounts from PS+ for $50 retail yearly, $40 on a good eBay deal and $30 on Black Friday. Less than the price of one AAA game at retail. People need to temper their unrealistic expectations. Two previously unreleased games plus universally acclaimed Fez and Dragon's Crown for just the PS4 and Vita alone? That's a ton of content for August.

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#32

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

@GameAce unless you dont like puzzlers. Or have played them on PC. But most of these clowns who come out with "you should be happy" etc dont even consider that.
I only own a PS4.
I dont enjoy art style games or that "retro" throwback look, I enjoy fast paced platformers or story driven games.
Strider and errm, err, Im sure there has been another…
But I guess I should just shut up and fall in with those that do.
As it seems on here if you dont like the game types on offer you are "self entitled", "ungrateful" etc

Confused_DudeStaff

#33

Confused_Dude said:

I honestly don't know what people are expecting to be in the PS4 lineup each month. AAA games that were available at the PS4's launch are not going to appear until at least Christmas, it's as simple as that.

I know indie titles aren't everyone's favourite thing - I haven't played any in great depth since Resogun - but at least we're getting something. Chances are you'll own the AAA games that eventually get put on Plus due to the limited library. Sony have sort of shot themselves in the foot there.

TasukiStaff

#34

Tasuki said:

I don't know for the most part I got some great games for my PS4. Games like Resogun and Strider are easily just as good as an AAA title, while other games like Contrast I enjoyed and I would have never played Tower Fall if I didn't get it.

The problem here is that nowadays people aren't happy anymore getting something for free they want the best of the best for free. It would be like going to a grocery store on free sample day and complaining that they should give you a steak dinner for free.

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#35

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

We may see something following drive club, injustice perhaps, I reckon for Christmas and oe January it'll be knack and killzone.

Davros79

#36

Davros79 said:

@Tasuki Well not really .... Cos if i walk into a "Grocery store" i have the intelligence to realise -

1-Grocery stores dont sell meat.

2-If i want meat i will go to the butchers shop.

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#37

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

@Tasuki despite the Lego invasion I'm happy with PS plus just for my vita, incredible games offered consistently. Ps4 games are a bonus in my eyes. Stop whining and buy a vita. Kids.

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#40

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

@Confused_Dude I for one dont expect AAA. I would like a decent fast platformer like Strider was, or a decent story driven game. None, in my opinion have been the latter.
That is not to say that Im expecting triple A like most wrongly assume.
It being free doesnt automatically make it worthwhile for all.

TasukiStaff

#42

Tasuki said:

@Davros79: Ok?? I am confused what grocery store do you go to? Of course grocery stores sell meat where else are you going to get meat from a clothing store?

Btw I am not being sarcastic I am just confused by that statement.

rastamadeus

#43

rastamadeus said:

@wunsen Sadly as you have to have PS+ on PS4 there is literally no reason for Sony to entice users onto it like there was on PS3 and Vita. People can bang on about it being too early for Killzone or Knack to appear but neither game hardly set the world on fire and neither are AAA names (sorry Killzone fans) so could easily be on the service to keep moaners happy. Despite both being a lot worse than some of the great indie games we've been offered in the past.

Confused_DudeStaff

#44

Confused_Dude said:

@ToOGoodOfAPlaya Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not defending the quality of titles at all, it just seems to me that a few people need to get a better understanding of what Sony's actually capable of offering up for free on a monthly basis.

Davros79

#45

Davros79 said:

Tasuki sorry bro its just you yanks abusing the english language we gave you!! Grocery schmozery!!!!!

GameAce

#46

GameAce said:

@ToOGoodOfAPlaya This month is puzzle game heavy for PS4. That's the beauty of new games every month There will be two more next month. And hey, since you have already paid for the service, there's no downside to downloading Fez and maybe giving a chance to a game you otherwise might not have. PS+ is sold in three and 12-month increments. Anyone should be able to find something they like in that amount of time. A lot of somethings for gamers that aren't too picky. Not every month can be your month if you only like platformers or narrative-heavy games.

TasukiStaff

#47

Tasuki said:

@SimonAdebisi: Ah ok didn't see your post before my last comment. Yeah in the US grocery stores have butcher sections in the stores themselves so we don't have to go to a separate store for meat. I didn't know that UK grocery stores didn't have butcher sections in them as well. Learn something new every day.

AD-80

#48

AD-80 said:

@voodoo341 To be fair - there are very few AAA titles on ps4 to begin with - if PS plus was around the same year the PS3 came out - you think we would have got more AAA title games before 1 full year of the ps3 even being available to buy?

Davros79

#49

Davros79 said:

Tasuki they have m8, its just that i say im "off to tesco's" not im off to the "grocery store" . Did not mean to offend.

AD-80

#50

AD-80 said:

@GameAce Agreed, I get "free" games on Vita, PS3, and PS4 every month for $50 a year, I'm a happy camper because 2 years ago - this never happened for me EVER for the 20+ years I've been playing games.

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#51

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

@GameAce I get that. Tried Fez first time around and didnt enjoy it.
I dont enjoy race sims, so I dont buy them at all. See what Im getting at?
Most months on plus have been the same or similar play type or genre.

TasukiStaff

#52

Tasuki said:

@Davros79: No you didn't offend me, I thought you were referring to the comment I edited. Its no problem. Ah ok yeah we tend to call the stores that you get food at either grocery stores or supermarkets.

Just out of curiosity what is a grocery store by your definition?

TasukiStaff

#53

Tasuki said:

@voodoo341: At some stores here in the US you do like the club stores like Sam's Club or Costco. Besides you aren't paying for the PS+ membership for the free games either you are paying for the online stuff and such. The free games and discount games are just Sony's and MS way of saying thank you for being a member.

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#54

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

@AD-80 I only own the PS4 atm.
I pay for plus because I play battlefield and some others online.
The free stuff I get would be a bonus if I felt they were worthwhile which for the most part I dont.
Thats just me, I dont expect the world but when execs come out with words like "eclectic" I start to wonder if they understand what it means.

Crimson_Ridley

#56

Crimson_Ridley said:

Well, PushSquare's comments section has gotten in to a very comparable state to IGN and GameSpot as of late. Too much hostility over trivial things.

The PS+ offerings are not the greatest on the PS4 just yet, but the console has been out less than a year. They aren't going to stick a AAA title on there for free just yet. They'll wait until they have a much bigger catalogue of them first. The PS3 didn't launch with PS+; it was launched when the PS3 had plenty of older AAA titles to pull from. The PS Vita didn't get all the good stuff straight away, and the few good titles that did pop up early on were because the system was performing in sales expectations. You have to realise that the PS4 isn't relying on PS+ as much as Sony's previous consoles so the offerings aren't going to be as good just yet. Listen to that last word; yet. The games will come, just be patient.

Think of the Xbox gamers that were getting games like Gears of War for free until recently. The game can be bought for less than £2. We're still getting bloody good value for a subscription that covers 3 consoles of free games. If you're coming to talk PS+, please leave your feelings of entitlement along with your coat at the door.

EDIT: As a user above mentioned about only having a PS4, you're still not getting the soiled end of the stick. The subscription is mandatory for playing online (which Microsoft has been doing for over 8 years now, and only starting giving decent stuff for free since Sony's success with it), which a lot of you will be doing. It's £40 (in fact, it's less if you take 2 minutes to look online) for a year, which is about 77p a week to play online on any game that allows online play. Many of you will play Call of Duty or Battlefield online every week, so you're getting your money's worth regardless of the PS+ free games. Your arguments towards lackluster offers is a hard one to defend in all honesty, though I'm certain you will try.

Davros79

#57

Davros79 said:

Look man the brass tacks are- sonys ps4s offerings on plus are/have been dissapointing (excluding resogun, outlast) you dont have to walk around a grocery store, to realise that.

TasukiStaff

#60

Tasuki said:

@voodoo341: Yes I am. I signed up for Xbox Live Gold for the ability to use Netflix, and be able to play games online with friends. With PS+ I got it to be able to play games online with my friends since alot of them have PS4 (and also to connect with the ones that have a PS3) the free games are just a nice bonus to me. Now if the marketed it as a service to get free games well then yeah I can see where people are getting upset. I mean honestly they don't need to be giving you a free game or two a month you pay to use the services and you get that with each payment. Not sure why that is so hard for people to understand.

@Davros79: Lol nice one. I don't know though it's all to the person I guess as to what's disappointing.

THIS_SITE_SUCKS

#62

THIS_SITE_SUCKS said:

@Tasuki It's called the Instant Game Collection and not the Free Game Collection for a reason. They're not free! No matter how you try to justify it the games are not free. Stop paying your PS+ sub and see what happens your free games, they disappear. It's at best a rental service.

ReigningSemtex

#65

ReigningSemtex said:

This is my first month since getting vita and lego Harry Potter just doesn't compete with some of the previous months content not fussed much though I have a backlog and a couple of those games are cross buy.

My time this month will be spent with The last of us remastered anyway :)

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#66

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

@Crimson_Ridley This is exactly what I mentioned earlier.
Saying you don't like what has been offered seems to automatically mean you are feeling "entitled".
I don't like what has been offered and so would like to see something other than the same type of game.
I do not EXPECT nor do I feel entitled for this to be so, but it is what I would like.
Every time I come on here and someone says, "oh I wish it was such and such" the responses are ALWAYS, "you should be thankfull you are getting anything", " so shut up and accept it."
Why? Are we not allowed to dislike it because it's free?
If I turned around and said you were an idiot for enjoying indies, everyone would lose their freaking minds.
As above, I do not enjoy the types of games offered, I have never enjoyed them, everyone I have tried on the off chance I have not enjoyed, and will probably never enjoy them.
But heaven forbid some should want for something more to their tastes.

TasukiStaff

#67

Tasuki said:

@ToOGoodOfAPlaya: Ok man that's enough you said your point no need to go any further. Please watch the tone you are using and the language. Thanks :)

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#68

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

@Tasuki The tone earlier regarding people expressing distaste to the service being labelled as "entitled" seemed okay so I figured you know, we all get the same treatment don't we?
As for the language, we'll, that I will edit.

Demi_God

#69

Demi_God said:

@voodoo341 That's the dumbest thing I've heard so far on here. I mean, my god Matilda (cookie?), It's not like BF Hardline after next year is going to be anything special, and these games are not going to hit EA access brand new, by the time they do release a new game will be released within the series. That is of course if they decide to release that game for EA access, which is clear some people here missed the little EA word games again and again and again, etc etc. o.O

TasukiStaff

#70

Tasuki said:

@ToOGoodOfAPlaya: It's ok its already been edited. And I understand your frustration but just cause other users use that tone towards you doesn't mean its ok to use it to them. If someone you think is using that tone towards you hit the report button and let the staff handle it. Each user here is held accountable by their actions and I won't accept "well that person did that so I thought it was ok" excuse. If you break the Community Rules you will be warned and could be punished even if someone else does it too (and just the same they will get punished as well). Just in case you or anyone else is wondering the Rules can be accessed by clicking on the link right below the comment box.

Thanks for understanding :)

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#71

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

@Tasuki Okay.
My comment was plain to see but to whom I was responding to obviously got overlooked.
Seems it's okay to brand every single person who ever questions the offers of ps plus ever as being entitled or selfish or whatever else.
Some maybe, but all? Come on, are we going to sit here and say that's okay but me "raising my voice" isn't?
But I don't run the board and dont have to make those decisions, that's just what appears to be the case.

get2sammybAdmin

#72

get2sammyb said:

Phew, are we all getting along in here now? Happy thoughts, happy thoughts!

Here's a picture of a cute bunny:

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Davros79

#73

Davros79 said:

Abit of tetchy debate never hurt anybody, this site has been a hive of activity, for the past few hours.;-)

AD-80

#74

AD-80 said:

@ToOGoodOfAPlaya AHHHH! See now it makes sense, with only having a PS4 - you don't actually know how good PS Plus CAN be, have faith my friend - PS Plus will show its worthy for PS4 in due time.

DrJoeystein

#75

DrJoeystein said:

Fez, Metrico, Road Not Taken, AND Dragon's Crown?! What an awesome selection of smaller games this month (with the exception of Crysis 3. :P). Thanks for the rundown, Sammy!

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#76

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

My dog would love that bunny. PS plus just gave you 6 games for pittance. Not sure what's to whine about. Apart from Lego of course.

divinelite

#79

divinelite said:

Finally fez. I want to buy it when it relewse but hold on because alrewdy have on pc
Dragon crown not my thing, alredy have physical, i prefer last month muramasa (and the dlc characters get 11hours gameplay each)

Gamer83

#80

Gamer83 said:

As always we can keep denying it all we want or we can admit Sony needs to start doing some things differently. Regardless of what anybody thinks of the offerings, frankly I personally don't see what's on Games with Gold for Xbox One as being any better than what's on PS4's PS+ but when you get massive complaints month after month you'd think at a certain point the company would try to fix things. Sony keeps compounding the problem though. We're at a point now where what would it hurt to throw Killzone or the horrendous Thief or Knack up there? Great games? Absolutely not but they are 'AAA' and would squash some of the whining. At a certain point here Sony needs to start going one AAA, one indie for the PS4's PS+. People will disagree, that's fine, but it is what it is. Just because the internet (particularly the loyal PS fanboys on the internet) and the Sony higher ups love indies doesn't mean every single person who owns a PS4 does. Lately there has been more positivity surrounding the Xbox One. If Sony wants to lose momentum, that's fine, I don't own stock in the company, I don't work there, so go ahead and do whatever. I just don't see the point of squandering so much momentum because of the refusal to make simple easy fixes. One AAA game to go with an indie game each month isn't going to hurt. Hyping up AAA games, particularly exclusives, isn't going to hurt but Sony refuses to do this. I'm sorry but when 'no games' is getting thrown around a lot, you have to do something to try and change that.

Godsire-

#82

Godsire- said:

@voodoo341 Amen. This is the main reason I won't buy a PS4 yet. No. Frickin. Games. The reason they won't release any AAA PS4 games on PS+ is because there are very few good ones on the PS4, in general. Hell, even this site (and just about every other gaming site) couldn't stop hyping The Last Of Us Remastered. A PS3 game. Why? Because PS4 owners are starving for any crumb of AAA goodness they can get.

And like you, if I have to hear about one more artsy, quirky, indie retro platformer that takes an hour to beat (like you said) & offers no story, I am going to throw up.

At least my PS3 gets Crysis.

Mrskinner

#84

Mrskinner said:

Well that was a long read! Lots of views I agree and disagree with in there. But one thing I would like to point out and people may be forgetting is the PS4 is not even a year old yet. The AAA games people are getting on PS3 and Vita are not AAA games that have been out less than a year. Yes you get AAA games on the other Sony systems, but look at the size of the back catalogue!! I think some people need to reel in their expectations in my opinion.

THIS_SITE_SUCKS

#85

THIS_SITE_SUCKS said:

@Demi_God No I think you'll find the dumbest thing you've ever heard is the claim PS+ games are free. I'd rather play Battlefield Hardline than another indie game that might have been original on a Megadrive. If Sony can't offer AAA games for the first year of the service on the PS4 then offer better discounts, better exclusive access or a better online service. Then again that would involve imagination. Something Sony are lacking in. Stop making excuses for Sony. They quietly dropped the +70 score on metacritic, dropped the number of PS3 games and people bend over and take it.

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#88

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

And so it continues with the assumtion that people who arent fans of the current offers automatically want triple a.

I really dont get why.

The PS4 being under a year old has nothing to do with the latest fad of every indie dev making the same type of game.
Nearly all of them are retro throwback types or "arty".
That doesnt make them good or bad, worth playing or not.

And when folks come out with fancy words like "eclectic" and then release two games that are the same genre and art style on the same platform I wonder if they know the meaning of the word.

Matt_Berial

#89

Matt_Berial said:

@Gamer83 We need to wait for the PS4 to build up a library in order for them to offer better stuff. The reason why the PS3 had better line up of games compared to PS4's PS+ Instant Game Collection is because it's been out a lot longer and was able to build the library.

They definitely can do better, but it's going to take time.

lupine

#90

lupine said:

Personally I'm getting sick of these rubbish indies. If you like them, great for you. I think there are plenty enough AAA titles currently out that would for fill that role, at a low cost. Knack, mentioned plenty of times, Lego games or give us another good Free to play mmo port from the pc. Anything. As someone mentioned above, if you complain about these indie games your considered ungrateful, however if you went into a shop and they had an offer for a t-shirt. You brought this T-shirt and you get a free toaster, the toaster you received was damaged, could you return the toaster even though it was a free giveaway? Yes you can. We have a right to complain when the quality of these free games, as promised when i personally registered during the ps3 has dropped in quality. I'm one of them buyers who sold my ps3 when i brought the ps4, i admit that was a big mistake now but at the time i thought the ps4 would hold my attention perfectly. Give me some AAA! I need something to pass the time between Destiny beta end until release!

Mrskinner

#91

Mrskinner said:

Ok I can't see there ever being a correct answer to this debate, the reason for this is everyone has a different opinion and expectation level. Along with this everybody enjoys a different type of game, enjoys a different play style and wants different things from their gaming experience. Every Month we have the same old discussion, will it change anything? No. Obviously Sony has a plan and it must be working for them due to the install levels of the PS4. If people do not like the way Sony deals with things XBone is always a choice. Personally I cant see Sony changing the way they are doing anything.

lupine

#92

lupine said:

@Mrskinner I agree with what you say, mainly the apart when you said "enjoys a different play style and wants different things from their gaming experience". But they are only catering for one particular audience which is the indies. We are not asking for a AAA title monthly, that would be impossible with the currently library. However, a little treat now and then. There isn't a much noticeable difference between the sub, and the free2play on the playstation 3 apart from the original vita ps3 releases, face it, that's why people went plus initially, for the instant game collection on the ps3

Mrskinner

#93

Mrskinner said:

@lupine Nothing wrong with a little treat now and then and I do believe that Sony will deliver this come the holiday season. Out of curiosity though what AAA game that they would give for free would you want to play? I have played most of the AAA release titles and nothing really stands out as an excellent title for me of what you would class as a PS+ title. If anything, Black Flag would be one I wouldn't mind playing again. I do like trying some of these Indies simply for the fact I probably would not play them if I didn't get them for free.

BertoFlyingFox

#94

BertoFlyingFox said:

Now that I think about it, I dont even play any PS4 games online. I basically get the membership for the instant game collection which I think has served its purpose for me so far.

The most exciting addition this month for me is Dragon's Crown on Vita. Everything else I've either got on PC already or the genre doesnt interest me. I'm looking forward to what releases on PS+ from here til February 2015, after that I wont be renewing my membership though. There's nothing wrong with it, I just never use it for its intended purpose (online play) and the instant game library they've given so far is as much as I need.

SonyInfinity

#96

SonyInfinity said:

Woah Woah Woah. I definitely buy my meat at the grocery store, that has the butcher inside of it.

Cavalier41

#98

Cavalier41 said:

I like the PS3 and Vita offerings, but I am still underwhelmed by the PS4 games. Perhaps I'm just spoiled with what we usually get on PS3 and it will probably catch up at some point, but for now... meh.

Cavalier41

#99

Cavalier41 said:

@Mrskinner You do lose access, but if you ever renew, it is remembered that you had downloaded them previously. I tend to sign up intermittently and it works out fine.

adf86

#101

adf86 said:

Can people stop to think for minute and ask themselves what constitutes AAA & Indie? If it's budget then that side of gaming is slowly dying because it's becoming unsustainable, why do you think many devs have been let go, so they start an indie studio to make ends meet. If it's artstyle then chances are you hate pixelart style games, some want AAA on Plus but didn't mind Outlast even though it was indie (might be cos it wasn't retro looking) or is it genre then well there's a clear reason why a lot of indie are retro looking or platformers and that's money...it's all they can afford to do but it doesn't stop them from doing something creative E.G. Thomas Was Alone, Hotline Miami & Towerfall. AAA publishers can choose more genres cos they have the deep pockets to fund it but it also means they will play it safe with the gameplay which of course leads people to places like IGN to excuse said of lacking innovation or just been nothing more than a graphical showcase...case in point...look at the comments on any site about The Order: 1886.
There was a good article put up on IGN this week about "this strange hatred of indies" I urge you to go and read it. I'll leave with this thought...support an indie game every now & then (If you have an interest in it of course) cos you never know what they might make next E.G. Joe Danger = No Mans Sky.
Be Lucky

Demi_God

#102

Demi_God said:

@Gamer83 It's funny though that you are picking on Sony as if not enough big games are their fault, which in any case would be a ridiculous thing to blame Sony for as Microsofts Xbox One is kind of in the same situation here as well as the PC, freaking TADAAAAA!. Of course, lets not look anywhere else other than Sony and lets blame Sony for 3rd party AAA games that aren't out yet, yeah, that's smart. o.O

What people are forgetting here is that indies are NOT taking anything away from AAA releases. There is quite a gap at the moment and it's everywhere, not just on Sony's PS4, but everywhere. I also game on the PC and I actually have to play games from 5+ years ago because of a huge AAA drought, and this is the PC. Let's try not to concentrate on just sony here because this problem right now is everwhere. Not only that, but the first year of launches, I mean honestly, is this everyones first console, and do people not remember previous console launches for the first year? They all suck. come on now, lets all pull our heads out of the black hole behind us.

@voodoo341 LOL

bbq_boy

#103

bbq_boy said:

Triple AAA... sigh. You know I feel triple AAA is over hyped similar to blockbuster movies - hyped with huge budgets and some get boring same old shite sequels. Let's compare... Both triple AAA and blockbusters have generic plots, over abundance of sfx/gfx, loud noise and plenty of advertising. Let's think of great blockbusters which suck balls... lone ranger, John carter, ronin 47, transformers 2, first 3 star wars, wolverine, after earth, etc! Although I feel grateful for getting free triple AAA games on ps+ I must admit it's the indies (which I don't normally buy) that surprise me the most. Little gems. And like the movie industry loads of indie films are little gems. So for £3.99 a month it's less than a price of a 2 hour film and as gamers we get 2-6 games, depending on if u own a ps4, ps3 or vita and adds up to at least 10 hours worth of fun!!! Ps+ is a blessing and surprises me what game devs can create nowadays. Triple AAA + Indies = ps+ luving! !

bbq_boy

#104

bbq_boy said:

People dont forget that on ps+ you can choose to buy monthly subscriptions. So if you don't like a month just skip it... use your common sense ^_^ and buy yourself some cheap stuff on PSN sales!!!

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#106

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

@bbq_boy Im yet to play an indie on my PS4 that was longer than 3 hours.
Outlast might be but I just got bored of it.
So 10+ hours of fun? Doubt that.
Although you are bang on egarding alot of major releases, they can be just rinse and repeat.

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#107

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

@adf86 Undead Labs are an indie without so called 'deep pockets' yet they managed to turn out an absolute belter with State of Decay.
Hover is looking spot on too.
It can be done but the latest craze seems to be pixeljunk or retro throwback junk.
I would like a good story driven game that I can play for a good few hours, not triple a, not made by some big brand.
I am yet to see one on there.
Lots of puzzlers though…
Pretty eclectic right there…

bishop2k11

#109

bishop2k11 said:

Bring some games of substance to ps plus like.... gta 4... or 5.. wwe 2k14... last of us... etc... I mean its the least u can do sony... some of us bought the monthly n yearly subscription sold on a fact that we'd get more of a good quality of gaming experience. .. I mean isnt it what we n why we are payin for right.. make it happen

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