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Astro's Playroom is fantastic

TexMex

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What an incredible pack in. I've got Demons/Spider/Sackboy here but I can't stop playing this thing.

The amount of care and love for the brand here is so endearing but even beyond the nostalgia trip it's a really fun game on it's own merits. It looks and feels so good to control and yeah it seems to be ticking every possible DualSense feature box. I'm consistently impressed and it is constantly doing something new. None of it feels redundant and I'm addicted to building out the room with every Playstation accessory that I forgot even existed.

Should be able to get the platinum today I think. Pretty short obviously, but what an absolutely perfect pack in.

Anyone else playing or did you skip right to the "big" games?
 

Wonko_C

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What an incredible pack in. I've got Demons/Spider/Sackboy here but I can't stop playing this thing.

The amount of care and love for the brand here is so endearing but even beyond the nostalgia trip it's a really fun game on it's own merits. It looks and feels so good to control and yeah it seems to be ticking every possible DualSense feature box. I'm consistently impressed and it is constantly doing something new. None of it feels redundant and I'm addicted to building out the room with every Playstation accessory that I forgot even existed.

Should be able to get the platinum today I think. Pretty short obviously, but what an absolutely perfect pack in.

Anyone else playing or did you skip right to the "big" games?
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is going to blow you away then.
 
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Easy astro play room is one of the Best games of ps5 until now.

But gamers '' analyst'' are playing like a zombies with the expansión of Spiderman right now and dont play more games. Or are right now playing garbage games like Godfall or destruction all stars for example.
 
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Boss Mog

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AstroBot Rescue Mission is my game of the gen. If you like Playroom, you'd be blown away by Rescue Mission if you haven't played it yet. Obviously PSVR is required but I never thought I'd ever have that feeling of wonderment I had when I played Mario 64 for the first time as a kid, but Rescue Mission managed to surpass that feeling even though I'm an adult now.
 

TexMex

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AstroBot Rescue Mission is my game of the gen. If you like Playroom, you'd be blown away by Rescue Mission if you haven't played it yet. Obviously PSVR is required but I never thought I'd ever have that feeling of wonderment I had when I played Mario 64 for the first time as a kid, but Rescue Mission managed to surpass that feeling even though I'm an adult now.
Agree. 100%’d it. Maybe not my game of the gen but top 10 of the gen for sure. I made the same Mario 64 comparison when it came out.
 
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JimiNutz

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Doesn't surprise me to hear it.
Rescue Mission was really good and the studio seem to have found a strong mascot in AstroBot.

I'm glad Sony made this a pack in and hope they push the AstroBot franchise in a big way for the PS5 generation. Looking forward to playing it.
 

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It truly showcases how amazing the DualSense is. I always found the generic rumble of prior-gen controllers useless but this is on another level and I hope developers utilize it properly.
 

iHaunter

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What an incredible pack in. I've got Demons/Spider/Sackboy here but I can't stop playing this thing.

The amount of care and love for the brand here is so endearing but even beyond the nostalgia trip it's a really fun game on it's own merits. It looks and feels so good to control and yeah it seems to be ticking every possible DualSense feature box. I'm consistently impressed and it is constantly doing something new. None of it feels redundant and I'm addicted to building out the room with every Playstation accessory that I forgot even existed.

Should be able to get the platinum today I think. Pretty short obviously, but what an absolutely perfect pack in.

Anyone else playing or did you skip right to the "big" games?
IMHO this has now become a standard for me for Console launches. What a brilliant idea from Sony, showcase their hardware/new tech, with an amazing game/experience.
 

Entroyp

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Damn, I’m loving it as much as I loved Rescue Mission. A full blown AAA non-VR Astrobot will actually work great.
 
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Keihart

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I don't wanna be a dick but...isn't there an OT for this kind of threads?
mods?
 
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DigitalScrap

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I can't wait until I can find a PS5. Astro's Playroom and Sackboy's adventure are both games I want to play immediately. I'm actually not interested in anything else at launch. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on one soon.
 

ZippyTheOtter

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Really the only thing I wish I bought a launch console for... But I can wait until next year for a controller demo
 

diffusionx

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Easy astro play room is one of the Best games of ps5 until now.

But gamers '' analyst'' are playing like a zombies with the expansión of Spiderman right now and dont play more games. Or are right now playing garbage games like Godfall or destruction all stars for example.
Destruction All Stars isn't even out yet
 

trikster40

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Played it through completion today, 100% all trophies. Game was a blast from the past, so many Easter eggs and hidden gems. Absolutely loved it!
 
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LarknThe4th

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The team needs to be insulated and let do whatever they want with the IP, two games in and Astro is the perfect character to stretch outside of Sonys overly represented Adult IP

Has that Nintendo thing going on where just by looking at it ya can tell it's a blast fun
 

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Is there a way to make the camera inverted? I can’t find one and as of now it’s making it legit unplayable for me. Not a huge deal either way since it’s not my type of game - Demons Souls tho - DAMN
 

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That early moment when all the little bots climb into your controller and you can move the controller around and actually feel them tumbling around inside of it was pretty crazy.


Is there a way to make the camera inverted? I can’t find one and as of now it’s making it legit unplayable for me. Not a huge deal either way since it’s not my type of game - Demons Souls tho - DAMN
You have to do it in the system settings. It's in like data/game settings or something. You can tell it to just always invert 3rd person and 1st person games.
 
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I want a sequel. But I know there wont be one :messenger_sad_relieved: I heard sackboy is also good. man, maybe we will see a great generation of platformers.
 
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DarthBuzzer

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Damn, I’m loving it as much as I loved Rescue Mission. A full blown AAA non-VR Astrobot will actually work great.
I'd agree, but now that DualSense is a thing, they can utilize it for VR and all of a sudden the idea of a non-VR Astro Bot becomes a bit less exciting.

It's like combining two game changers into one game rather than having just the one.
 
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timmyp53

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Dude I'm currently playing this game now. Having such a nostalgic filled blast. Such a charming and whimsical nintendo-esque game. It will be looked back fondly on as one of the best launch games ever produced for a Playstation console and being free only helps it.
 
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Tajaz2426

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Good lord, the game and the controller is absolutely ridiculous what it can do. I am blown away by the features. When you are in grass you can feel the controller like you are walking through thick grass. Then you walk on rock and you get the tap tap tap. The feel of the water, or the zipper part, shooting a bow, the Gatling gun. Crazy!

I can’t explain it that well, you have to feel it for yourself, but I am genuinely blown away.
 

Omeggos

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It’s a charming little game. DF was right, it’s very Nintendo-like in its gameplay and overall vibe. Like seriously, when everyone gets their ps5 don’t sleep on trying this out atleast once.

finding a UMD artificial makes me miss my psp
 
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KrisB

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It’s surprisingly really good. My three year old daughter is obsessed with it. We played for a couple of hours last night and then she wanted to play it again as soon as she woke up this morning.
Its a really clever way to showcase the features of the new controller and collecting all the PlayStation items is cool.
 
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turtlepowa

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Astro Bot Rescue is my GOTG. Innovative, clever, fun, no stupid 5 hours of scripted scenes and videos. Perfect game. Playroom looks ok, i don't think it gets even close to Rescue.