Even worse than the stuff PlayStation Plus owners get as part of their subscriptions – depending on personal tastes, of course. Where PlayStation 4 owners are getting some big name indies in The Binding of Isaac and Steamworld: Dig, Xbox One owners instead get something they’ve likely never heard of before.
On Xbox One, there’s the very much Rastan Saga flavoured throwback action platformer, Volgarr the Viking, It’s a very old-school game that’s more than just a little reminiscent of the sorts of games old people like me spent many a 20c in corner cafes on. It’s been out on Steam since September last year, where’s it’s available right now for just $11.99.
Xbox 360 owners can look forward to two games, one of which comes from the criminally underrated, delightfully charming Viva Piñata series. Players will be able to grow their incestuous, candy-filled creatures from November 1. From November 16, the second game unlocks – and it’ll take you all the way to Mars. It’s the 2009 Red: Faction sequel, Guerrilla. It’s a 3rd person, open-world action shooter that dispensed with the series’ lauded terraformation in favour of dynamically destructible cover and buildings. It’s not a bad game at all, though it does have quite a weak story.
As much as I love Viva Piñata, that’s a pretty poor line-up from both platform holders this month. I sincerely hope that the reason both have such miserable offerings is that they’re holding back the good stuff for the holidays.
Last Updated: October 31, 2014