Pix the Cat

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Game: Pix the Cat
Developer: Pastagames
Release: October 2014
Genre: Arcade

 

 

 

Are you in the mood for:
a nervous rush? paced brain-tickling? mellow strolling? or competitive boasting?

Name it! PIX has it!

Say Goodbye to a bland and boring life, and Hello to the hectic purr of PIX the CAT!

 

Pix the Cat is a new PS4 game that was released directly to PS+ in October 2014. Pix the Cat is an action arcade game with similarities to the good old Snake that we all played on our Nokias in the 90’s. Pix himself has to rescue ducks in a 2D maze, and as he collects the ducks they form a tail behind him. The ducks need to be delivered to target squares in the maze. The single player mode is action packed and a level only takes seconds to finish, until you are thrown into the next. Click here for some gameplay footage. There is also an Arena mode for multiplayer where up to four players can compete in a hectic battle of not crashing into each others tails. Here’s some arena mode gameplay footage. Make sure you grab this little gem this month if you are a PS+ member!

 

 

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Rollers of the Realm

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Game: Rollers of the Realm
Developer: Phantom Compass
Publisher: Atlus
Release: November 2014
Genre: Pinball RPG

 

 

 

Rollers of the Realm combines the frantic physics of classic arcade pinball with the character-driven adventure of fantasy role-playing games. Bounce, spin, and battle through scenes of an epic storyline with a band of medieval misfits tasked with reclaiming the world from dark and ancient magic.

 

So you think there are not enough Pinball role playing games? Well the joke is on you, because the upcoming PS4 game Rollers of the Realm is about to be released. The game is played like a pinball game with different tables where your characters are represented by the ball. Each table is a level you need to pass through and you need to use the party members that are best suited for the task. The party members/balls have different abilities. For example, the rogue has a dog (another ball) that can join the table and the Knight is a heavier ball that can crush walls etc. There is of course treasure to be found and abilities to gain, as in any RPG. There is a long and excellent video made by Joystiq where they play through the first tables together with the developers. This article over at Polygon is also pretty good if you want more information.

 

 

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FIFA 15

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Game: FIFA 15
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA
Release: September 23, 2014
Genre: Sports

 

Your teammates and opponents now recognize what’s happening in the match and will adjust their tactics just like real players. Park the Bus and In The Mixer are some of the Team Tactics you’ll come up against in FIFA 15.

 

 

 

 

 

The annual installation of FIFA will soon hit the new consoles, including of course the PS4. So what is actually new in FIFA 15? Except for the usual improved graphics, the AI players have improved intelligence with more realisitc emotional responses to what happens on the pitch. There are new animations of course, only the goalkeeper itself has 50 new save animations, and also improved player aesthetics. The pitch will now also change and react to the game during the match, showing wear and tear, and goal posts and flags are now moving more realistically. You can read more about all the news at EA’s official FIFA 15 website.

 

 

 

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