PlayStation Plus December 2017 Free Offerings Include Some Truly Awful Games
PS Plus December

Another month, another stash of less-than-impressive games that Sony has churned up in preparation for the free offerings for PlayStation Plus subscribers in December. Now let’s get something straight right away: DarkSiders II from Vigil Games is actually a pretty good game. It’s old, but it’s good. However, the title is surrounded by so much trash for the month of December that it really does not justify the monthly subscription fee for something like PlayStation Plus.

The games were outlined over on the PlayStation Blog, where James Hallahan does his darndest to convince gamers that the shovelware for December is worth the price of entry for a monthly PlayStation Plus subscription.

Aside from the PS4 version of Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, there’s also the movie-based game (Yes, really… a movie-based game) in the form of Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends. Oh boy… I don’t even know who thought to dig that trash out of the can, but maybe it fell out after some Antifa thug threw a trash can through the window of a Starbucks that Hallahan regularly visits and a copy of Kung Fu Panda slipped out.

In addition to those two games, the other titles include:

  • Syberia Collection PS3
  • Xblaze Lost: Memories, PS3
  • Forma.8, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Wanted Corp, PS Vita

So we’ve got a pure hipster indie game that’s cross-buy compatible with the PS4 (but I don’t know anyone who would want to cross buy it), an isometric twin-stick shooter for the PS Vita, the Syberia point-and-click collection, and Arc System Works’ PS3 visual novel, Xblaze Lost: Memories.

If you’re willing into visual novels I guess you might like the busty females from Xblaze Lost, but if you’re not into Japanese-themed VNs that are actually concerned with character development as opposed to being heavy on excessive plot, then you’re probably not going to like Xblaze Lost.

It’s not that Syberia games are awful, but I certainly wouldn’t be caught dead paying a monthly subscription to own those titles. And Kung Fu Panda? I mean… really?

If I envied peasantry I would weep for PlayStation gamers.


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