News - August, 2017

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  • Guide How to Play Like a Pro in Everybody's Golf on PS4

    Spin strategies! Power shots! Learning the course!

    Everybody’s Golf is a deceptively easy game to pick up, but it gets pretty challenging fast. While we’re sure you’ve mastered the art of triple-clicking your way to the odd birdie by now, you’re probably wondering how to significantly improve your score. Fortunately, we’ve badgered...

  • News September PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Five PS4 games included

    Sony's revealed the PlayStation Plus lineup for September, and it's just as yesterday's leak suggested - albeit with one extra title up for grabs.  On PlayStation 4, subscribers are getting access to inFAMOUS: Second Son and Child of Light. Two pretty great picks, but we're left wondering how many people will be left...

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    Review inFAMOUS: Second Son

    Heart-shaped sandbox

    Republished on Wednesday 30th August 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Sucker Punch’s primary superpower is its ability to craft compelling connections through the controller. inFAMOUS: Second Son...

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    Review Child of Light

    Painted paradise

    Republished on Wednesday 30th August 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Child of Light, a new two-dimensional role-playing game from Ubisoft, is best described using the titles that it was so...

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    Review RIGS: Mechanized Combat League

    Big RIGS

    Republished on Wednesday 30th August 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. It's got all of the ingredients needed for a title charge, but RIGS: Mechanized Combat League never quite escapes the doldrums of a...

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    Review Strike Vector EX

    Ghost Rider, this is Strike (Vector EX)

    Republished on Wednesday 30th August 2017: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. If you feel the need, the need for speed – and by speed we mean high octane dog-fighting combat in...

  • News How Much Better Does Dragon's Dogma Look on PS4?

    Hot stuff?

    So, what does the PlayStation 4 remaster of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen look like? Go back to the PlayStation 3 original these days and honestly, it hasn't held up all that well. It's still got an attractive dark fantasy art style and some neat environmental design, but graphically, it's definitely lost its once decent sheen...

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of September 2017

    Another big one

    Now that we're a decent way into the second half of 2017, we find ourselves cautiously looking towards the holiday rush. But before we get into the big three of October, November, and December, we first have to stop and admire the promising games of September. As with August, there's a lot to choose from next month, as evidenced by...

  • Guide September 2017 PS4 Release Dates

    Every game on the way

    What games are releasing on the PlayStation 4 in September 2017? Well, we’re in the thick of the holiday build-up now, and sports games are pretty much the order of the day. But beyond FIFA 18 et al, there are some big hitters dropping this month – including a little title called Destiny 2. It’ll be accompanied by mash-up...

  • News Destiny 2 Will Have 'Something' for Returning Destiny Players at Launch

    But Bungie's keeping quiet

    In a rather amusing video from WIRED featuring Destiny 2 design director Luke Smith, it's revealed that the upcoming sequel will have "something" up its sleeve for returning Destiny players. Smith understandably keeps things vague, but he does say that when the game launches on the 6th September, those who have played...

  • Hands On Does Call of Duty: WWII Bring The European Theatre Back to Life?

    V for Victory

    Interestingly enough, we had a lot of positive things to say about Call of Duty: Black Ops III's multiplayer when it was going through its beta. We liked how it was a middle ground between the so-called “boots on the ground” playstyle and Advanced Warfare's twitchy, movement-based skill. However, we came to loathe the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Normal PS4 Service Resumes as Dragon Quest Hype Fades

    Here we are again

    The Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age party is winding down now, with Square Enix's latest role-playing mega hit settling at 22,600 sales on PlayStation 4. As such, we're now looking at another not-so-exciting period when it comes to Sony's console in Japan. Speaking of which, the machine itself has dropped off...

  • News PS4 Is the Best Place for Sports, Claims New Commercial

    It's in the game

    Sony’s putting that new FIFA 18 deal to good use, launching a new advertising campaign that claims the PlayStation 4 is the best place for sports. To be fair, when you’ve got exclusives like MLB The Show 17 and Gran Turismo Sport in your arsenal, that’s kinda hard to argue against. The clip also includes NBA 2K18 but is...

  • News Final Fantasy XV Gets Its Bestiary, Assassin's Creed Advert

    Need for Creed

    Final Fantasy XV has been updated to v1.15, adding in its Bestiary and Chapter Select features. The patch also incorporates the recently announced Assassin’s Festival – high quality non-promotional content that is absolutely

  • News Lost Sphear Gameplay Trailer Is All About Turn Based Battles and Mech Suits

    Lost and found

    Square Enix has released a new gameplay trailer for upcoming Japanese role-playing title Lost Sphear. Crafted by the studio behind I Am Setsuna, the similarities are clear to see, but you can expect an improved turn based combat system and mech suits that your party can clamber into and pilot. All told, we think it's looking...

Tuesday29th Aug 2017

  • Rumour September's PlayStation Plus Lineup May Be Amazing Again

    Partial lineup leaked?

    Part of September’s big PlayStation Plus update has leaked – and it’s looking like another killer month for Sony’s subscription service. An errant Facebook advert has hinted that the headliners on the PlayStation 4 may be open world superhero sequel inFAMOUS: Second Son and whimsical role-playing release Child of L

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    Review Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

    Pillar talk

    In traditional role-playing game fashion, you begin Pillars of Eternity by creating a character and assigning them a class, and then seconds later your avatar is caught in some sort of dastardly plot that leaves him or her with a magical new power. In this case, you're a Watcher - somebody able to communicate with souls, both living and...

  • News Sony Schedules One More 2017 PlayStation Press Conference

    Tokyo Game Show pre-show is go

    Back at E3 2017 when some expressed disappointment at the lack of new PlayStation 4 game reveals during Sony’s press conference, we did point out that the platform holder tends to hold multiple briefings towards the tail end of the year. And it’s just announced that, in addition to Paris Games Week and PlayStation...

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    Review Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

    We’re going on an adventure

    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is the follow up to Ys: Memories of Celceta. It’s an action RPG which at its heart is all about adventuring and exploration. Ys is a long-running series that has been around since the 80s, but you don’t need to be familiar with any of the previous games to understand what’s...

  • News Here's the Kind of Creation Club DLC You Can Expect for Fallout 4 and Skyrim

    PC beta goes live

    Bethesda's Creation Club program has entered its beta phase on PC, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect once it hits the PlayStation 4 versions of Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. For those out of the loop, the Creation Club was revealed during the publisher's E3 2017 press conference, and it basically allows...

  • News Until Dawn Prequel The Inpatient Arrives on 21st November

    Hell on Earth

    Prepare your straitjacket and PlayStation VR headset, as you’re about to be transported to a 1950s mental health asylum in The Inpatient on the PlayStation 4. Set to release on 21st November in North America and 22nd November in Europe, the Until Dawn prequel sees you assume the role of a patient with no prior knowledge of how he was...

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    Review Warriors All-Stars

    Seeing stars

    A crazy crossover title that features characters from a bunch of different Koei Tecmo properties, Warriors All-Stars certainly feels like an attempt at celebrating the publisher's many years of success. Unfortunately, as a traditional hack and slash Warriors title, the game just isn't that great. The PlayStation 4 has been blessed with...

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    Review Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder

    Boulder dash

    Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder is one of those games that, on paper, sounds like it shouldn’t work. A sequel to 2011’s Rock of Ages on PlayStation 3, this title is a blend of tower defence and physics-based racing/platforming, all under an aesthetic that immediately brings to mind Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python animations. If...

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    Review Rabi-Ribi

    She's not a bad rabbit, she's just drawn that way

    You know that dream you have where you’re a bunny rabbit who mysteriously gets turned into a cute human girl? Eh? Oh, just us then? But imagine the fun you could have as a literal bunny girl with kick ass battle powers. Yeah, that’s Rabi-Ribi. Packing one of the strangest plots to have hit the...

  • News Try Out Knack 2 with Free PS4 Demo Today

    Knack's back, baby

    Knack 2 has secured a sneaky PlayStation 4 demo ahead of its 5th September release. Already available on the European PlayStation Store – and presumably set to follow on American storefronts when they update later today – the taster takes you through the title’s Monastery level, which is a bit of a tutorial as we understand...

  • News You Can Give Action RPG Ys VIII a Try with Free PS4 Demo

    Adol mind if I do

    Head over to the PlayStation Store right now and you can download a playable demo for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. The hectic action role-playing game scored an 8/10 in our review, so we reckon you should definitely give it a fair shot. The demo weighs in at around 800MB, and for some reason, it's misspelled on the PlayStation...

  • Site News Join the Official Push Square Destiny 2 Clan on PS4

    Greetings, Guardian

    If you're anything like us, then you're pretty excited to get stuck into Destiny 2 once it launches on the 6th September. But before you dive straight into Bungie's sci-fi sequel, there's one question we need to ask: would you like to join our official Push Square clan? Clans will supposedly play a bigger role in...

  • News Bravo Team Is Oscar Mike to PlayStation VR on 5th December

    Call of duty

    PlayStation VR co-op shooter Bravo Team will take down tangos from 5th December in North America and 6th December in Europe, with full PlayStation VR Aim Controller support. The shooter – developed by Until Dawn maker Supermassive Games – whisks you away to a fictional Eastern European city, where you’ll need your wits about you...

  • News Don't Actually Know What Destiny 2 Is? This Overview Trailer Has You Covered

    Just in case

    If you somehow don't know the first thing about Destiny 2 -- despite it being a dominating force across gaming media since it was officially revealed earlier in the year -- then you're in luck. Bungie's pumped out an overview trailer for the game, which covers just about everything that a clueless onlooker needs to know.  Of...

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    Review Nidhogg 2

    Nid I say more

    Nidhogg 2 is the very definition of an iterative sequel, in that it makes no changes to the core mechanics of its predecessor. You and a single opponent attempt to run towards opposite ends of a large 2D arena in order to be eaten by the giant cosmic worm known as the Nidhogg. It's probably going to take until Nidhogg 15 for us to...

  • News Monkey King: Hero Is Back Will Launch Exclusively on PS4 in the West

    Monkey business

    Monkey King: Hero Is Back – the curious collaboration between Sony, Hexa Drive, and October Media – will launch as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in the West as well as Asia, distributor Oasis Games has announced. Billed as the first Chinese AAA title, the release was revealed during the platform holder’s ChinaJoy 2017 press...

  • News PS4's Latest European Commercial Goes After Kids

    Play time

    This is interesting: a PlayStation 4 commercial targeted squarely at kids. Sony’s spent the past few years marketing the machine mostly at adults and core gamers, but it has hinted in recent interviews that it wants to widen the reach of the console as it pursues that all-important 100 million units milestone, and this is an example of...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 182

    Short but sweet

    It’s a brief WAYP this week as holidays take precedence at Push Square Towers. That means the emphasis is on you lovely lot to fill our comments section with as much content as you possibly can. So, what are you playing this weekend? Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm just hopping between several games at the moment as I wait for...

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    Review Cities: Skylines - PlayStation 4 Edition

    Skyscraper

    In terms of city-building games, the PlayStation 4 – hell, every console in general – is pretty light. Simulation games as a whole seem to be married to the PC, the complexity of running a metropolis requiring menus, precise clicks, and control systems that simply aren’t compatible with the simplicity of a controller...

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    Review Sudden Strike 4

    Dad's Barmy

    Sudden Strike 4 is a real-time strategy game set in World War II featuring three separate campaigns – one for the Allies, the Germans, and the Soviet Union – based on real battles. There’s over twenty missions in total, and these are presented to the player without any political pandering or moral high-grounds. World War...

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    Review Matterfall

    Zero-G Suit Samus

    In a weird kind of way, Matterfall is what Mighty No. 9 was supposed to be. Artistically, the Housemarque developed side-scroller couldn’t be different to Keiji Inafune’s cartoon Kickstarter, but the gameplay – which is designed around a dash mechanic, just like Mega Man’s ill-fated spiritual successor – has many...

  • Store Update 15th August 2017 (Europe)

    Here we go again

    In a year that’s been pretty stellar for the PlayStation 4, this may just be the best PlayStation Store update of them all. There’s so many highlights here we’re going to do away with drawn-out pre-ambles and get straight to the point: Sonic Mania is ace; Undertale is a cult hit; Cities: Skylines is acclaimed on other...

  • News NieR: Automata May Very Well Have Saved Platinum Games

    2B's bubble butt cushions company to safety

    Platinum Games is no stranger to bombas, with practically every title that it’s developed flopping at some point or other. But you may remember that not too long ago, the studio was put in a difficult position: Xbox One exclusive Scalebound was cancelled, and NieR: Automata didn’t look like it was...

  • News Uncharted 4 Is Getting a Proper Survival Horde Mode Next Week

    The Lost Legacy, too

    Naughty Dog will be bringing an all-new cooperative component to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End next week. The game already features a healthy suite of multiplayer modes, including an objective-based co-op mode, but Survival Arena looks to be the classic wave-based horde mode that some fans have been begging for. You...

  • News PlayStation VR Gun-'Em-Up StarBlood Arena Scores PS4 Demo

    Play the game

    We criticised StarBlood Arena for focusing on online multiplayer given PlayStation VR’s smaller install base, but to be fair to the hero-based affair it has managed to attract a very small but very dedicated audience. And developer White Moon Dreams will be hoping to add to that this week with the release of a demo for the title...

  • News Have Your Fill of Ugly Orcs with the New Shadow of War Trailer

    Rolling with the boys

    Fancy gawking at orcs for around 40 seconds or so? If your answer's yes, then you've come to the right place. Middle-earth: Shadow of War has a new trailer which spotlights a particular band of ugly buggers called the Terror Tribe. Now the most threatening name in the land but they at least look like they mean business. Will...

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  • News Funko Announces Horizon: Zero Dawn Pop! Figurines

    Vinyl fantasy

    Any franchise with a modicum of mainstream success is guaranteed its own line of bulbous Funko figurines, and Horizon: Zero Dawn is the latest property to get the Pop! vinyl treatment. Naturally, red-headed protagonist Aloy is one of the characters you’ll be able to buy, but she’s joined by that most memorable of companions, Erend...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 181

    The football season is underway, the release calendar is stacked, and we're knee-deep into August – it all means that the business end of the year is imminent. Of course, that gives us plenty of opportunity to natter in your weekly WAYP, so let's get into Issue 181. Sammy Barker, Editor: The start of the football season has convinced me to...

  • News Tekken 7's Sales Are Off to a Pretty Strong Start

    Brawler on track to meet Bandai Namco's expectations

    Tekken 7 is selling well, crossing the 1.66 million sales milestone roughly two months after its launch. Bandai Namco expects the brawler to sell 2.1 million copies by the end of the year, so it’s well on track. Speaking as part of an earnings call, the organisation noted that the majority of...

Friday11th Aug 2017

  • Feature 41 PS2 Classics That Must Come to PS4

    Greatest hits

    With the announcement that all four of Naughty Dog's Jak & Daxter games are coming to the PlayStation 4 via Sony's under-utilised PS2 Classics program, we've been pondering which other last-last-gen titles deserve the upscale-and-Trophies treatment. While we had planned to put together a short list, the Japanese giant's legendary...

  • News Huge No Man's Sky PS4 Patch 1.3 Does Add Multiplayer, Kind Of

    Technically, at least

    Hello Games has released the patch notes for No Man's Sky update 1.3, and they include a couple of surprises. As previously reported, the patch adds new story content and portals which allow you fast travel between locations. On top of all that, though, 1.3 actually adds a form of multiplayer. Kind of. The developer...

  • Soapbox Why Is Sound So Underappreciated in Games?

    Sammy wants you to open your ears

    It’s always about the graphics, isn’t it? Video games are, by their very nature, a visual medium – and we tend to judge technical progress by the number of polygons or pixels being displayed on screen. We analyse in deep detail the lighting, the resolution – heck, the rise of Digital Foundry means that even...

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    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

    A bit of new, a bit of bold

    When we reviewed the original Mega Man Legacy Collection, we gave the game a favourable score, mentioning that it was an affordable compilation of classic ports that would fill your time ahead of the then-anticipated Mighty No. 9. A lot has changed since then. It’s no secret that Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor...

  • Poll 1 Year Later, What Are Your Thoughts on No Man's Sky?

    Sky's the limit

    No Man's Sky first launched one year ago yesterday. Or the day before, depending on your region. After years of hype, the sci-fi exploration title was met with a rather lukewarm reception. Reviews were mixed, as was player opinion, but the game did secure a hardcore following. For a while, developer Hello Games went dark, but it...

  • News New Everybody's Golf Trailer Outlines Absolutely Everything

    Par for the course

    Over in Japan, they love making these uber-long trailers that outline absolutely everything you can expect to find in an upcoming game. We don’t have the attention span to make the super-length clips work in the Western world, but this Everybody’s Golf video is pretty easy to follow – despite its narration belonging to a...

  • News Upcoming PS4 RPG Battle Chasers: Nightwar Gets a Cool Opening Animation

    Chase this

    Publisher THQ Nordic has uploaded the opening animation for Battle Chasers: Nightwar, and it's worth a watch. The gorgeous looking role-playing game, which is due to release near the start of October, has a diverse cast of playable heroes, and they all have their part to play in this intro movie. Has any one warrior in particular caught...

  • News Here's Sonic Mania's Bad Ass Opening Animation

    SoGood.gif

    When this author was a nipper he used to regularly boot up Sonic CD (the European version!) in order to watch its ridiculous intro movie. If you try, you can do anythinnng! Anyway, as you’d expect, Sonic Mania has a similar animated intro movie, and after it leaked on the Internet overnight, SEGA decided to upload it in full...

  • News Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Kills Some Strangers in Gameplay Trailer

    One and Dunwall

    We reckon it’s probably fair to say that Dishonored: Death of the Outsider was one of those E3 2017 announcements that very quickly got overshadowed by bigger games. Fans of Dishonored 2 should be looking forward to this standalone story, though, as it looks to add a slew of flashy new combat options to an already impressive suite...

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  • News You Won't Be Able to Edit Your Imported Guardians in Destiny 2

    No haircuts allowed

    At the beginning of the month, Bungie migrated existing Destiny accounts over to Destiny 2 in preparation for the sequel's launch in September. Returning players can claim exclusive emblems and import their Guardian, or Guardians, from the first game. However, the developer has stated that it has no plans to allow for the...

  • Feature The Promising PS4 Games of August 2017

    Summer never ends

    Last week, the editorial staff here at Push Square sat down to work out our coverage schedule for August, and as we ran through the month's release dates, we couldn't quite believe our eyes. Usually, August is a relatively quiet summer month with most publishers gearing up for September and beyond. This year, however, August...

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    Review Patapon Remastered

    Pata-pata-pata-pun

    Patapon Remastered shares some of its DNA with two other re-released, obscure Japanese games from Sony. Like PaRappa the Rapper, its gameplay boils down to following the beat of the catchy music, and its cutesy vector art style is similar to LocoRoco. It does plenty to set itself apart, however, with a rhythm/strategy combination...

  • News Classic Dragon Quest Games Coming to PS4 in Japan

    Dragon warrior

    You can already play the original Dragon Quest for free on the PlayStation 4 by beating Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and casting a spell to redeem it. However, publisher Square Enix will be bringing all three original entries to Sony’s new-gen console this August in Japan – and you’ll be able to purchase them...

  • News Dragon Quest Builders 2 Craftily Revealed for PS4

    Block buster

    We loved the original Dragon Quest Builders here at Push Square, so we’re excited to see a shock sequel announcement. At the Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2017 in Tokyo overnight, Square Enix revealed the next instalment in its Minecraft-inspired build-‘em-up for the PlayStation 4, which will boast all-new features like aquatic...

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