Here’s the November PS Plus Free Games Lineup
Microsoft may have let the backwards compatibility trick out of the bag for this month’s free offerings, but, simply put, Sony brought the games. Arguably the greatest science-fiction RPG hits the PS3 for free alongside a classic third-person action game that will most definitely never see a sequel. And then, for the PS4, there’s the second season of the only episodic gaming series that really matters (in my opinion). You could count Life is Strange or Minecraft: Story Mode, but then we can’t be friends.
Here’s the list:
The Walking Dead: Season 2
Clem goes her own way in Telltale Game’s follow-up to the groundbreaking first season of The Walking Dead. Instead of wielding guns and axes against the undead, you have choices, the results of being which far more devastating… to the feels.
A cooperative, top-down shoot-em-up that throws together magical powers, colorful robes and the oppourtunity for some truly bizarre launch trailers.
Mass Effect 2
If the original Mass Effect was a testing ground and Mass Effect 3 shipped with the pre-installed baggage of a conclusion to a space opera trilogy, Mass Effect 2 was the near perfect middle-ground that sharpened the RPG and shooting mechanics while providing gamers with the most robust team-up system ever. It helps that the diverse cast was compelling across the board and nobody held the expectation of a holistic ending for all those moving parts.
Beyond Good & Evil
Beyond Good & Evil is one of those Gamecube-era games that threw together a bunch of stuff and a decent story into a third-person action game mold, sold terribly, then, only later, was remembered fondly by the eighteen people that played it. It’s definitely worth a go, just don’t expect a sequel anytime soon.
Dragon Fin Soup (also free for PS4 and PS3)
This is a top-down, tactical RPG with roguelike elements. If you get an image of the game from those words alone, it just might by worth your time. Otherwise, Dragon Fin Soup will likely never be anything more than a nuanced enjoyment.
I’d say this game might be something like Sony’s attempt at a Pokemon franchise, but then that would suggest I have even the slightest clue what is going on in the trailer below. Do you?