The first big PlayStation 5 exclusive for 2021 is just around the corner.
Returns, Resogun, Nex Machina, Alienation developer Housemarque’s new game is coming to PS5 tomorrow. Returnal is not only the first big monopoly on the PS5 this year, but it also represents a bold new direction for the manufacturer.
Housemarque has left a top-down perspective, bringing its barrage gameplay, tight control, particle effect overload, and spectacle to third-person shooters. Returnal represents a new adventure in the studio. The adventure also attempts to tell the right story between the runs of this roguelike game.
In Returnal, you play as Selene, a space pilot. This pilot’s ship collides with an alien planet. Each time she died, she was forced to relive those moments, but just witnessing different variations of the same planet, she got new arrangements of rooms, new enemy variations, and new buffs / debuffs. ..
In that sense, Returnal works like a traditional roguelike game. Start each run in the hope that you will get good weapons and buffs as you go through the six places in the game. When you die, you lose everything except one currency that is carried over between runs. In the meantime, you’ll come across audio logs and story excerpts to help you understand what’s going on, as well as a more directional story sequence.
If you’re interested in any of these, check out the review summary below to see what the critics are saying.
The return will be available on PS5 tomorrow, April 30th.