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The PlayStation Plus list for May brings in six more games to benefit the subscribers of the premium service, with a little something for everyone.
The PlayStation 4 gets Stick it to the Man, a delightful point-and-click adventure game featuring Ray, a guy who wakes up to find a strange pink hand sprouting from his skull. This hand ends up giving Ray the ability to read people’s minds and remove stickers from their thoughts to utilize about the world.
The PlayStation 3 sees the most variety this time around, getting Pro Evolution Soccer 2014, Skullgirls Encore, and Puppeteer. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 is the most recent entry in the soccer simulator series, and was the first game to utilize the FOX engine (made more popular by its use in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes), resulting in a gorgeous and more fluid experience. Puppeteer is a sort of psuedo-platformer, a 3d-graphics-having 2d adventure with a killer art style and boatloads of indie charm. After a run in with the Moon Bear King, the protagonist Kutaro gets transformed into a puppet and summarily loses his head. He must borrow other heads and use his handy pair of huge scissors to navigate back through the world and return home. Probably my favorite of the PS3 offerings is Skullgirls: Encore, a quirky 2d fighter with sexy, hand-drawn art and ridiculously over-the-top action. The roster is a mite limited, but each character is so overloaded with personality (I don’t mean that tongue-in-cheek, given how…bodacious most of them are) that it’s easy to find a favorite or favorites and commence some severe beatings. This new, improved version of the game features some new gameplay modes, improved combo limiters, balance tweaks, and more stages and songs.
Arguably one of the best offerings this month comes for the Vita in Limbo, an indie platformer with a strong underlying message and haunting visuals. The entire world is striking amidst a dearth of color and much of the game is open to interpretation. Lastly comes Surge Deluxe, a color-matching game that tasks players with running electrical currents through blocks of matching colors which are representative of the waste byproducts of a new energy source. Vent the pressure in the pipes to buy yourself more time and keep the new source of energy for humanity intact.
You can read up on the official release over at the Sony Blog. Keep an eye out for these titles coming next month and check out a video preview below.