This month’s PS Plus games are two very different titles, one of which is actually launching through the program (Disk Jam,) similar to past PS Plus title Rocket League.
Developed by High Horse Entertainment, Disk Jam is a high octane arcade sports game with similar gameplay to Mario Tennis mixed with Air Hockey. It sports two primary game modes, 1v1s and 2v2s both of which support couch Co-op. The developers are all ex-Activision and worked on a bounty of different titles including Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero and Call of Duty making for a truly unique title. It will be interesting to see how it fairs, hopefully it sees similar success to Rocket League.
Next, we have Tearaway Unfolded, a 3D action platformer that was released on PlayStation 4 in 2015. The game received middling reviews and was praised for its incredible art design and innovative use of the Dual Shock 4’s touch pad, but was criticized for fencing you into battles that weren’t necessary and problems with the touchpad registering movements that were unintended.
Lastly, we have the two Vita games Severed and Lumo. Severed was developed by DrinkBox Studios, the same studio behind the critically acclaimed Guacamelee. The game shares a similar look to Guacamelee but instead runs with a first person POV. It features a unique game play style where you swipe your screen to attack enemies then use the limbs you collect from them to increase your power. Lumo was developed by Triple Eh? and received favorable reviews praising its tight controls and original ideas. It took a lot of inspiration from classic games but also carried their flaws with it, namely the steep difficulty curve that borders on aggravating