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A new PSN sale is now live on PlayStation Store, all focused on indie hits and insider tips. There are more than 1,000 special offers for PS4 and PS5 in total, which are still valid until 1am on September 22nd. In this article we briefly present ten highlights. If you prefer to rummage through the long list of deals yourself, you can find the complete overview here:
PS Store Indie Sale: Over 1,000 offers for PS4 & PS5
Beautiful and really good: Our test video for Kena Bridge of Spirits
The technically complex action-adventure Kena: Bridge of Spirits catches the eye at first glance with its beautiful look, which does not need to hide from any animated film from Disney or Pixar. But it has more to offer, for example a fairly grown-up story. It’s Kena’s job to help the souls of the dead to rest. She is supported by cute little creatures called Rott, who not only help her to solve the puzzles, but also in the fights. Here they enable her, for example, special attacks or start distraction maneuvers. While the puzzles are rather simple, at least the boss fights can be quite challenging.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits instead of €39.99 for €23.99 in the PlayStation Store
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Test Video: A MUST for RPG fans!
If you want a big, classic RPG that you can immerse yourself in for dozens, maybe even 100+ hours, then Divinity: Original Sin 2 is for you. You roam the extensive and varied fantasy world with a group of heroines and enjoy great freedom to influence the complex story as you wish and solve the well-written quests in your own way. The highlights, however, are the turn-based battles, which are as complex and exciting as in XCOM due to the numerous abilities and enemy types as well as the various options for using the terrain to your own advantage.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition instead of €59.99 for €20.99 in the PlayStation Store
The Ascent: Trailer for the sci-fi Diablo
The Ascent could be described as a cross between a top-down shooter and a Diablo-style action RPG. In a world that, as usual in cyberpunk scenarios, is ruled by malicious corporations, we shoot our way through a dark metropolis. The art desEsports Extrasis atmospheric, but you shouldn’t expect too much from the story, because the gameplay is clearly in the foreground. This can convince both with the varied weapons and skills that allow different styles of play, as well as with the good gunplay. There is also a motivating progression system. You can either play alone or compete in a team of up to four players.
The Ascent instead of €29.99 for €17.99 in the PlayStation Store
Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition – Enhanced version reveal trailer for PS5
Mortal Shell can’t deny that it was inspired by Dark Souls. Both the dark graphic style and the gameplay of the action role-playing game are strongly reminiscent of the From Software series. Mortal Shell does have its own ideas, though: We’re playing a creature that can hardly take hits itself, but has the ability to slip into the mortal remains of other warriors. Since we’re taking on their abilities at the same time as they are, we have a lot more freedom in Mortal Shell to try out different playstyles in one playthrough. The Enhanced Edition brings technical improvements like 60fps, 4K resolution and better textures when playing on PS5.
Mortal Shell Enhanced Edition instead of €29.99 for €13.49 in the PlayStation Store
Disco Elysium: Final Cut Edition Launch Trailer Introduces New Features and Quests
Disco Elysium is one of the top rated games in recent years, whether indie or AAA. The RPG puts us in the role of a weird, rather seedy detective tasked with solving serious crimes in the world of Elysium, which is reminiscent of 20th-century Earth. We always have a whole range of very different options open to us for this, which depend on which values we have expanded in the complex character development system. Both the creativity that is demanded of us and the excellent writing make Disco Elysium a top game. In addition to many detailed improvements, the final cut also provides new missions and a complete, albeit only English, soundtrack for the extensive dialogues.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut instead of €39.99 for €19.99
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Test video for the brave trip to hell
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is 75 percent cheaper in the PSN sale. This is a good opportunity to catch up on the first part before the sequel comes out with Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2. As a warrior Senua, we want to free our lover from the underworld in Hellblade. However, since Senua is mentally ill and suffers from delusions, we never really know which of her experiences are real. From the first minute we are followed by a multitude of eerie voices. The gameplay is a mix of exploration, puzzles, and combat, and while it works reasonably well, it’s not the game’s highlight. The focus is clearly on story and atmosphere.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice instead of €29.99 for €7.49 in the PlayStation Store
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition for PS4 in the dark gameplay trailer
In Hollow Knight we play a bug armed with a nail, exploring the remains of a lost insect kingdom. The look of the 2D game world combines dark colors and horror elements such as grotesque monsters with a cute picture book style. Both the nested level desEsports Extrasand the progression system are reminiscent of Dark Souls and the degree of difficulty is also correspondingly high in places, which is why you should bring some resistance to frustration. But the exciting fights and the many creative ideas always make up for it in abundance. The Voidheart Edition includes four DLC packs that provide additional quests, abilities, and bosses.
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition instead of €14.49 for €7.24 in the PlayStation Store
What Remains of Edith Finch – test video for the hit story
In the first-person adventure What Remains of Edith Finch, we play seventeen-year-old Edith, who returns to the impressive family estate and tries to uncover the cause of the curse that seems to have killed all her relatives. The family members’ rooms were left exactly as they were at the time of their deaths. As we explore them, we are transported back in time and gain insight into each person’s life story and worldview. The gameplay is kept simple and is largely limited to exploration. The small tasks that we have to do here and there adapt completely to the respective story and serve to pull us even deeper into its spell.
What Remains of Edith Finch instead of €19.99 for €5.99 in the PlayStation Store
The Forest – PS4 multiplayer trailer shows brutal survival fight against monsters in the forest
The Forest is already a few years old, but the survival hit is still worth it at the current price, not only in co-op but also in single player. In contrast to many other representatives of its genre, The Forest has an amazingly twisted and complex story, which, however, only reveals itself when you explore the open game world, which consists not only of forest, but also of snowy landscapes and deep caves. It’s not easy, however, because stranded on an island full of cannibals, we are not only constantly being hunted in The Forest, but also have to worry about hunger, thirst and the psychological state of our character.
The Forest instead of €16.99 for €6.79 in the PlayStation Store
Panzer Dragoon: Remake – This is the remake of the 1995 classic
The remake of the classic Panzer Dragoon, originally released for Sega Saturn, is one of the cheapest bargains in indie sales with a discount of 90 percent and a price of €2.49. Compared to the original from 1995, the graphics have of course been completely overhauled, but little has changed in terms of gameplay. As usual, we fly through a fantasy realm on a dragon and shoot down masses of enemies on the ground and in the air. The dragon finds its way by itself, we concentrate on firing. This may sound simple, but the imaginative enemies, which include giant sandworms and flying battleships, will soon be charging at us from all directions.
Panzer Dragoon: Remake instead of €24.99 for €2.49 in the PlayStation Store
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