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PlayStation Plus: October Freebies - Hotline Miami, Kingdom of Amalur, SOTC

Kristine Stiemer says: I’m a sucker for fantasy. If a game allows it, I’ll create an elf mage because magic is awesome. This month I can do just that as Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is entering the Instant Game Collection. With a tale crafted by NY Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, stunning visuals from Todd McFarlane, and a customizable combat system, Reckoning has a lot to offer RPG fans. The mix-and-match combat means I can get my magic fix while also smashing things in the face with a hammer, or stabbing them with a sword and other various pointy weapons, which is pretty cool if you ask me.

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xHeavYx1170d ago

I was hoping for AC3, but Kingdoms of Amalur will keep me busy

cleft51170d ago (Edited 1170d ago )

Very pleased with this month's selection.

Winter47th1169d ago

Meanwhile on Xbox Live, here's a single 5 year old game as a reward for your loyalty lol

pyramidshead1170d ago

KOA:R will keep you busy for a WHILE lol. Trust me.

Omegasyde1169d ago

It does until the end. The end game sucks.

UnHoly_One1169d ago

It's a great game, but it tends to get awfully easy if you do all the side quests as you are progressing.

It just needed a little rebalancing and it would have been a masterpiece.

As it stands, I still spent hundreds of hours on it.

Eonjay1169d ago

I don't think people understand just how good the PS+ deals are. You basically get multiple free games every month. You don't have to by games. I can't keep up with all the free games. Rayman Legends just hit and its amazing. Its an AAA game for free. Uncharted, BF3, Shadow of the Colosus... its ridiculous. You can't even play them all. This is like a Steam Bundle sale every month.

HakatoX1169d ago (Edited 1169d ago )

people understand.
remember what they say about assuming?
only the daft argue against how good a deal it is.

Ripsta7th1169d ago

That depends, there are many gamers that buy alot of games and may be seeing titles they have bought before. Thos benefots more those who dont really buy games

admiralvic1169d ago

"I don't think people understand just how good the PS+ deals are."

They understand, but that doesn't mean a good month for person A is a good month for person B and vice versa. Like every game isn't going to appeal to you and you're bound to own some percent of the games if you buy a lot of games. This is simple mathematics. Like I own KoA, SOTC, Sine Mora (PS3, since the thing wasn't cross buy -.-), Hotline Miami, so the only new game for me is Poker Night, which I don't care about.

"You don't have to buy games."

Yes, but you never had to either. However, simply mooching off Plus doesn't really make you much of a gamer either. I think it would be sad if we really hit a point where a good number of people stopped buying anything in fear of it being free down the road.

"Rayman Legends just hit and its amazing. Its an AAA game for free."

I think you mean ORIGINS hit, which is a small splash at best. You're talking about a nearly two year old game that bombed in terms of sales. This game quickly hit $20 dollars and could easily have been obtained for $5 - $20 dollars at any point in the past year. Not to mention 40 of the stages were added to Legends, which is a sizable portion of the base game.

I am not trying to bash Plus, since it's a good program, but there are some legitimate complaints. Some of these include them "doubling up" on some games. Like Jet Set Radio (among others) were offered for one system and then offered for another system down the road. I can't say I am ever really pleased when it happens (and it has happened more than once...) to us. Another one is the tired US vs EU, which isn't always a great comparison, though it's hard to say I am not a little displeased that EU got SOTC / ICO as 1 game, where as we're getting them as two games.

Omegasyde1169d ago

To tell you the truth, Sony should be releasing old games for free more often and then link a "DLC package".

Let's face it, after about a 2 years on the market, a game is not going to make that much. However, as stated above, this might create an atmosphere where people will hold off on buying new games since they might get that game in a 2+ year. If Sony should also work worth 3rd parties when they release sequels, to generate interest in the new game.

For example - Assassin Creed 4 comes out- PS+ has Assassin Creed 1-2, brotherhood on instant game collection 3 weeks prior.

T21169d ago

KOA is unreal ...if you havent played it do so now it absolutely destroys fable ....
Id say support the studio but its dead I think ... Also r.a salcatore is a genius and mxfarlane is great as well ... Wasnt his fault movie studio ruined spawn

darren_poolies1169d ago

@admiralvic

"I think you mean ORIGINS hit, which is a small splash at best. You're talking about a nearly two year old game that bombed in terms of sales."

Bombed? Rayman Origins sold just under 2.5 million copies, I wouldn't exactly class that as bombing. Legends would not have been made if Origins wasn't a success.

darren_poolies1169d ago

@admiralvic

I think you mean ORIGINS hit, which is a small splash at best. You're talking about a nearly two year old game that bombed in terms of sales

Bombed? Rayman Origins sold just under 2.5 million copies, I wouldn't exactly class that as bombing. Legends would not have been made if Origins wasn't a success.

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HammadTheBeast1169d ago

If not that, Shadow of the Colossus is a MUST PLAY. One of the best games out there.

xHeavYx1169d ago

I already bought the HD collection, but yes, the game is amazing

Riderz13371169d ago

Trust me you don't want AC3. That game is ridiculously boring.

Old_Prodigy1169d ago (Edited 1169d ago )

I don't know why they're downvoting you, you're telling the truth. AC3 was the biggest snooze fest of a game I've ever played. AC2 was a much better game in my opinion, best thing to come out of games for gold in my opinion. If AC3 did end up on plus however, I'd definitely add it to my download list though.

Blackdeath_6631169d ago

what?! i'm confused AC3 was available last month and kingdoms of amalur was available few months mine is still paused in the download section haven't bothered to try it yet

xHeavYx1169d ago

That was the European store, not the NA

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e-p-ayeaH1170d ago (Edited 1170d ago )

Poker Night 2 that´s an awesome poker game right there forget about using PS Home for it here´s something better.

Blastoise1170d ago

Sine Mora too. That's a pretty good game, definitely worth a download. Especially good on the Vita

SpiralTear1170d ago

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was a very underrated game, kind of a mix of Skyrim and God of War. I'd recommend it.

However, Hotline Miami is sure to steal the PS+ spotlight and for good reason. That's crazy fun right there.

Sharius1169d ago

agree, KoA would become a good game if they put some polish for that game, especial the craft system, just like skyrim, once you get use of craft system you can abuse the heck out of it and become very overpower that make this become boring at late game

pyramidshead1169d ago

for the people who saw me play it, they kinda said it had a Fable vibe to the art direction too. Pretty decent game overall.

Was just the little things, when I upgraded to the 'battlemage' class your dodge roll turns into a blink teleport, made you feel a bit more like a bad ass xD

sAVAge_bEaST1169d ago (Edited 1169d ago )

Yea, can't wait to play it,. I had no idea Todd McFarlane,-of Spawn fame, did the artwork.. Nice.

Hotline Miami is a must play, for sure. Love the 8-bit throw backs, they do.

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