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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an action-platformer game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is the latest instalment in the Ratchet & Clank series and was released for the PlayStation 5 in June 2021.
In the game, you control the Lombax Ratchet and his robotic companion Clank. As they travel through different dimensions to stop the evil Dr. Nefarious from wreaking havoc. The game features fast-paced combat, platforming and puzzle-solving, as well as a variety of unique weapons and gadgets.
One of the standout features of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is its use of the PlayStation 5‘s hardware capabilities. The game features stunning graphics, with vibrant colours and detailed environments that showcase the power of the console’s hardware. The game takes advantage of the PlayStation 5’s fast load times. Allowing you to seamlessly travel between different worlds without any delays.
Demon’s Souls is a remake of the original game developed by FromSoftware and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was developed by Bluepoint Games and released exclusively for the PlayStation 5 in November 2020.
The game is an action RPG where you take on the role of a hero. Who must traverse a dark and dangerous world filled with demons and other deadly enemies. The game features challenging gameplay, with punishing difficulty that requires precision, skill and strategy. You can customise their character with different classes, weapons, spells and can also engage in multiplayer co-op or PvP modes.
One of the standout features of Demon’s Souls is its stunning visuals. Which take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s hardware capabilities to deliver a stunning, immersive experience. The game features highly detailed environments, realistic lighting, shadows and smooth animation that makes every battle feel epic and intense.
Overall, Demon’s Souls has been praised for its challenging gameplay, stunning visuals and faithful recreation of the original game. It has been hailed as one of the best games of 2020 and a must-play for any PlayStation 5 owner. Who enjoys a challenging and rewarding gaming experience.
Returnal is a third-person shooter developed by Housemarque and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released exclusively for the PlayStation 5 in April 2021.
The game follows the story of Selene, a space pilot who crash lands on an alien planet and is trapped in a time loop. Each time she dies, she is resurrected back at the beginning of the loop and must battle her way through hordes of alien creatures to uncover the secrets of the planet and break the cycle.
The gameplay in Returnal is fast-paced and challenging, with intense combat that requires quick reflexes and strategic thinking. You must use a variety of weapons, abilities to defeat enemies and progress through the levels, which are procedurally generated and change each time the player dies and restarts the loop.
One of the standout features of Returnal is its stunning visuals and immersive sound design, which take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s hardware capabilities to deliver a truly immersive gaming experience. The game also makes use of the console’s haptic feedback and 3D audio to enhance the gameplay, make it feel more realistic and engaging.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is a standalone game and a spin-off of the 2018 game Marvel’s Spider-Man and follows the story of Miles Morales, who gained spider-like abilities and fights crime under the alias of Spider-Man.
The game takes place one year after the events of the previous game and Miles must balance his superhero duties with his personal life, as he tries to defend his home in Harlem from a gang war between the Roxxon Energy Corporation and a high-tech criminal army known as the Underground.
The gameplay includes exploration, combat and web-slinging traversal mechanics similar to the previous game, but with some new abilities and gadgets unique to Miles, such as invisibility and electric shock attacks. The game also features a variety of side missions, collectibles and challenges, as well as appearances by other characters from the Marvel Universe, such as Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and the Tinkerer.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales received critical acclaim for its story, characters, visuals, gameplay and was praised for its representation of a diverse protagonist, themes of community and social justice. It was a commercial success, selling over 6 million copies as of August 2021 and is considered one of the best games for the PlayStation 5.
Astro’s Playroom is a 3D platformer game that comes pre-installed on every PlayStation 5 console. It serves as a tech demo for the console’s new DualSense controller, showcasing its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
You control Astro, a small robot who must navigate through levels based on various components of the PlayStation 5 console, such as the CPU, GPU and SSD. The game is divided into four worlds, each representing a different season, each level has a specific theme and objective.
Astro’s Playroom is praised for its creative level design, charming visuals and excellent use of the DualSense controller. It also serves as a fun and accessible introduction to the PlayStation 5 for new owners.