PlayStation Experience 2017 – Games Round-Up

 

This past weekend, That VideoGame Blog was invited to attend the 2017 PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, California. If you’re unfamiliar with PSX, think of it like an E3 or PAX event dedicated to the PlayStation console and its related platforms.  This was our second time there and, like last year, we left happy and with high hopes for the future of PlayStation!

Below is a list of some of the games we enjoyed the most at PSX this year. Many are actually indie games that took us pleasantly by surprise. Watch their trailers and read the descriptions to learn more.

 

The Adventure Pals

The Adventure Pals is an epic adventure platformer powered by imagination. Enter a gorgeous, hilarious world in a game about friendship, exploration, and riding giraffes. Inspired by such titles as Adventure Time, Castle Crashers, Zelda 2, and Banjo Kazooie.

Take on the role of a young adventurer as you travel the land and battle monsters aplenty in a ginormous quest to stop the evil Mr. B. He’s kidnapped your Papa and is hell-bent on turning him into a delicious hot dog. But fear not, for you are not alone; you have the help of your best friends, Sparkles the giraffe and your pet rock.

 

Donut County

Donut County is a physics adventure game where you control a hole in the ground. Every time you swallow something, the hole grows a little bit bigger.

 

Dreams

Create your dreams.

Dreams is a space where you go to play and experience the dreams of Media Molecule and our community. It’s also a space in which to create your own dreams, whether they’re games, art, films, music or anything in-between and beyond.

 

Fantasy Strike

A fighting game designed from the ground up to be so easy to control that even non-fighting game players can play it, yet deep enough to play in tournaments. Vibrant graphics and excellent online play.

 

The Gardens Between

The Gardens Between is a breathtaking puzzle game where best friends, Arina and Frendt, find themselves in a surreal world of garden islands.

Traverse back and forwards in time to discover each garden’s secrets and reveal a story about friendship, childhood and growing up.

 

Moonlighter

Become a hero!

During an archeological excavation – a set of Gates were discovered. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was found near the excavation site – providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure.

Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero.

 

Mulaka

Dive into northern Mexico’s breathtaking landscapes with Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara. Renowned for their impressive running abilities, embark on the journey of a Sukurúame – a Tarahumara shaman – as you fight back the foulness corrupting the land, while drawing upon the powers of demigods.

From solving puzzles in environments inspired by real Sierra Tarahumara locations, to heated hand-to-hand combat with creatures pulled from the region’s mythology, find out why the Tarahumara have earned a reputation for being superhumans.

 

Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus is a breathtaking journey through ancient lands to seek out gigantic beasts. Armed with only a sword and a bow, explore the spacious lands and unearth each Colossus, presenting a unique challenge to test your wits, determination, and skill.

Rebuilt from the ground up by Bluepoint Games and JAPAN Studio, Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4 system introduces the awe of its unforgettable world and towering creatures to a new generation of gamers, while allowing long time fans to revisit the beloved masterpiece with unparalleled visual fidelity and improved performance.

 

Super Daryl Deluxe

Super Daryl Deluxe is an RPGvania with brawler-style combat set inside of a perfectly normal, sprawling, multi-dimensional high school. Like any other perfectly normal school, its students and faculty are going missing and the classrooms have been locked down for weeks. Yes, there’s nothing remarkable happening at WFHS whatsoever – just ask the new principal.

 

XING: The Land Beyond

XING: The Land Beyond is an atmospheric first-person puzzle-adventure game for the PC, PS4 and Virtual Reality, and set in the afterlife. Gameplay involves exploration, solving environment-based puzzles and gaining/using powers such as rain and snow to progress through levels.

Spiritualism, mysticism and logic come together in the land of XING, where you will traverse mountains, deserts, forests, volcanoes and more.

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