Out This Week: PlayStation Plus Update, Bastion & Ride

With the jumbo-sized Easter weekender having finally drawn to a close, it’s time for many of us to knuckle down and press on through whatever monotonous delights the rest of the week has in store. It’s not all bad news, however, especially with this month’s cluster of PlayStation Plus goodies waiting just around the corner.


Wednesday 8th

  • Pokémon Rumble World [3DS]
  • Aaru’s Awakening [PS3 | PS4]
  • Tower of Guns [PS3 | PS4]
  • MonsterBag [PSV]
  • Bastion [PS4]
  • Element41 [PSV]
  • Krinkle Krusher [PS3 | PS4 | PSV]
  • Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones [PS3 | PS4 | PSV]

Thursday 9th

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  • Affordable Space Adventures [Wii U]

Friday 10th

  • Ride [XB1 | X360]

Kicking off this week’s slightly scaled back edition of OTW is an old favourite here at TSA Towers, finally arriving on PlayStation 4. Bastion, for those who don’t know, was the debut title from Transitor devs, Supergiant Games. Much like its recent successor, Bastion boasts a jaw-dropping art style that now looks even more stunning in 1080p on PS4. It may be approaching its fourth birthday yet Bastion still holds up remarkably well – it’s a must-buy for action RPG fanatics.

No doubt many of you are pining for this month’s line-up of free titles courtesy of PlayStation Plus. Again, this month, there’s a decent variety, catering for all three current Sony consoles. First off we have three newcomers, including MonsterBag for Vita as well as Tower of Guns and Aaru’s Awakening, both of which will appear on PS4 and PS3. Moving on we have underrated 2D platformer, Never Alone, as well as two bigger hits. These are, of course, Victorian-themed stealth ’em up, Dishonored, as well as Guerrilla’s polished portable shooter, Killzone Mercenary.

Rounding up this week’s roll call we have Ride finally touching down on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Developed Milestone S.r.l (the MotoGP guys), it is currently positioning itself as the Gran Turismo of motorbikes. Whether this comparison holds up, however, is another thing entirely, with Ride currently sitting on Metacritic average of 63.

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9 Comments

  1. Ride is surprisingly enjoyable and better than the demo lead me to believe. Sadly, however, it’s a bit broken, so fingers crossed for a patch to tie in with the release.

    • I wasn’t impressed with the demo but glad to hear that the full game is better, might give it a go if the patch fixes it.

    • The game might have a hint of possible similarities with Riding Spirits which I’ve sung the praises of since the year dot…well, Playstation 2 actually :P
      I’ve only tried the demo of Ride which was pretty good so will be waiting with baited breath for a full review and heads up!

  2. I know Bastion is coming to both PS4 and Vita, but is the Vita version not coming this week?

    It’s the format I most want to play it on.

    • Sadly no but it will be crossbuy like Axiom Verge.

  3. Headline reads as Bastion and Ride being part of PS+ this month. Sounds a bit too good to be true though.

  4. That character in the top right corner of this article, the lad with his hand supporting his chin and looking pretty unimpressed with it all… that’s me.

  5. Four years I have been waiting to play Bastion, can not wait untill wed to get my hands on it!

  6. I’ve got Ride it’s a good game, in ways you can compare it to Gran Turismo bikes handle great and there is loads of events to do but it does have a couple of bugs one major one corrupted game save which happened to me once, there is and update coming soon to fix it but as always has to be approved first apart from that it is a great bike game.

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