The Callisto Protocol takes Dead Space’s sci-fi horrors sideways - Polygon

Within striking distance of greatness

Sonic1881302d ago

Smaller enemies pop up with little to no warning, for instance, locking Jacob into button-mashing quick-time events that drain his health.
This is my big gripe with a lot of videogame developers. It doesn't feel any more immersive once you have experienced it once, and instead just puts more wear and tear on your controllers.

One of the things that has been great with the movement towards increased Accessibility has been to toggle these button presses to a hold, or even get rid of them all together. I can honestly say that I feel the same amount of immersion after deactivating the QTEs in Spider-man.


Japan's PS Plus Essential Subscribers Get a Different Game for October

Sony announces a change in the PlayStation Plus lineup for Japan. Tropico 5 replaces The Callisto Protocol for October due to certification issues.

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PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for October: The Callisto Protocol, Farming Simulator 22, Weird West

All playable October 3.

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LG_Fox_Brazil3d ago

With so many games I truly was not feeling like spending full price on The Callisto Protocol. Now I'll have no excuses. Nice choice with Weird West as well. Solid month

VersusDMC3d ago

Callisto was ok...but that was before i played RE4 and Dead Space remakes.

I will see how i feel about it when i replay it after recently playing the hell out of the RE4 DLC.

Elda3d ago

Dead Space Remake is definitely the better game. RE4 is a good game too.

seanpitt233d ago

I bet sony got the Callisto protocol on the super cheap! Shame it was an ok game but wasn't on the level of dead space

Andy_Dee2d ago

I'm gonna get a lot of shit for this!

It was an ok game BUT, the big hairy but here. What I did like that it was a different story than Dead Space and in that sense it was pretty good!

I've played all Dead Space games remake included and all RE games as well. The Remakes are insanely well made and I loved the new Dead Space but it was really well made but I also remembered so much of it so in that sense Callisto was "new" to me!

I really enjoyed that. I didn't have issues with the combat as well, I went into the mindset of Dead Space and used the Gravity glove as well as weapons and I recommend everyone playing on medium or easy to get that sense of Dead Space!

The Graphics and atmosphere was fantastic.

Becuzisaid2d ago

@Andy why would you get crap for liking a game? Who cares what other people think about it? I've never played Calisto but will try it out.

LiViNgLeGaCY2d ago

@Andy_Dee - Bro, no one's going to give you crap for that, haha. That's a completely reasonable comment!

crazyCoconuts3d ago

Definitely a solid month. Also, all three games are PS5 games, which may be a first

Terry_B3d ago

Excellent Month...hoped that both Callisto Protocol and Weird West would show up in PS+ or Humble Choice

Einhander19723d ago

It's interesting that Devolver had that statement about subscriptions. PS+ has a bunch of Devolver games like Inscription Death's Door probably some others and Wierd West is Devolver too.

What's Games with Gold getting this month?

Simundo3d ago

Games for Gold ended on September 1st and replaced with GP Core.

Einhander19723d ago

Oh so you mean they don't even get monthly games anymore but they still pay the same?

Tacoboto3d ago

GP Core has access to over 30 different games.

Think if PS+ got rid of monthly games but instead had a bigger PS+ Collection like they used to have for PS5 gamers.

Simundo3d ago

@Einhander1972 No more monthly games but It comes with a library of 25 games that they say they will update 2 or 3 times a year. The current 25 are OKish but old so not a good list for me. It's pretty rubbish TBH and feels like probably the bare minium they can get a way with offering without all out scathing criticism. Getting all subs over to GP proper is still the ultimate goal.

Eonjay3d ago

Also, for those interested in GP numbers (as outlined in the leak) you should expect to hear Microsoft claim that September marks the biggest rise in GP subs. This will be true but it will also be massive PR. Take a closer look and you see that the 10 million or so Gold members are being converted to GP core this month. This is where the majority of the bump will come from. Microsoft should be expected to insinuate, quite falsely, that this is due to Starfield.

Einhander19723d ago

GP Core you say, they're not on game pass too right, it's not just a list of recycled game pass games circa 2019 right?

Just an FYI I still have access to the collection, how many games will you get to keep from your GP Core collection?

Simundo3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

@Einhander1972 Just checked and the full list is 36 games not 25. There's quite a few first party games that appear on Core and Ultimate like FH4. But not sure if all are on Ultimate. You only have access to the games while subbed and don't keep any like you did with 360 games with Games for Gold. You do still get access though I think to any Xbox One games you redeemed with Games for Gold when subbed. Anyway the full list if you're interested is:

Among Us
Dead Cells
Dishonored 2
DOOM Eternal Standard Edition
Fable Anniversary
Fallout 4
Fallout 76
Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition
Gang Beasts
Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
Golf With Your Friends
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo Wars 2
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Human Fall Flat
Ori & the Will of the Wisps
Overcooked! 2
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
PowerWash Simulator
Psychonauts 2
Slay The Spire
Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition
Stardew Valley
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
The Elder Scrolls Online
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
Vampire Survivors

Einhander19723d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Oh yeah, seems like a bunch of old and recycled game pass games.

That must be a real let down for xbox owners especially gp ultimate owners, but I guess the games they were adding before were so bad they don't even care anymore.

Thanks for being so helpful.

Eonjay3d ago

Well... the list is still orders (upon orders) of magnitude better than what GWG was giving out.

Einhander19723d ago


How is this a better solution than just giving out better games?

The only winner here is Microsoft, they are charging the same and spending basically nothing.

It's like the other day when xbox fans were talking about how profitable xbox was while looking at bar graphs that showed Sony was making close to double the revenue but was taking home even less profit.

The real way to look at that is that PlayStation is returning a much larger amount of their revenue back into the company and the customer.

Microsoft as we see here is returning less of what xbox consumers are paying back into the games and services.

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Bro come on I don't have anything by Microsoft playstion since the ps1 but damn leave them alone all this flaming the other system and stuff. I sure the people that have the equivalent of ps+ on Ms are fine with it. They choose to use it. You of course can state your opinion on the matter I just get tired of all the comparisons and arguments about what's better on the subscriptions. It's childish I didn't even do that back in the nes and genesis days even though it's been happening since then.

crazyCoconuts3d ago

Dude you sound like a PC gamer with an AMD video card 😉


@crazycoconuts nope just got a 2,3,4,5 and a switch.

TheEnigma3133d ago

Nice, get to play Callisto. PS kills it again.

DDlizzin3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

kills it he says lol
mediocre PS+ essential offerings as usual. Enjoy your farming sim, bud haha


Yea that farming game WHO PLAYS THAT Lmaoooo. I might download it for a hot second to cut some hay real quick always wanted to drive a John Deer tractor when I pass by farms in the Midwest. Maybe the agricultural clubs in high school use it as thier flight simulator 🤷🏾‍♂️

JEECE3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Solid month. If you pick something too big everyone is mad because they already have it, but if you go too obscure most people aren't interested. Callisto Protocol fits perfectly in that "I'm interested but not enough to commit to buying" zone that is perfect for PS Plus.