Indie game developer extraordinaire WayForward are holding a Fall Sale on the PlayStation Store, and that means gamers are up for some great savings. Some of these PS4 deals go up to 50% off (that’s half-price!), and include some of the developer’s most popular games. Even several titles in the Shantae series of platformers are included in the deal.
Check out all of the WayForward games on discount below (non-PlayStation Plus price in parenthesis):
One of the most tempting titles is definitely Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and its DLC expansion, Pirate Queen’s Quest. For more on the platformer, check out what I had to say about it in my Half-Genie Hero review.
Some of the major issues in past games have been addressed here, as it’s now much more difficult to get completely stuck. This applies to both knowing what to do, and the game’s difficulty level. In the previous game, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, I often found myself at a lost what to do. To fix this issue, a lot more helpful dialogue has been written this time around and simply talking to random people in the game’s hub area will give the player enough hints to move forward (or in this case, know where to backtrack). There’s also no huge difficulty leap like in Pirate’s Curse, where the final area felt much more difficult than anything that came before it. I never once felt like I didn’t have a chance against the game’s bosses, and this is a much better crafted experience.
There is nothing more satisfying than when a developer learns from their past mistakes, and WayForward has finally refined the Shantae experience. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is the belly dancing heroine’s best adventure yet, and doesn’t suffer from any huge leaps in difficulties like previous titles. While there are parts that will feel a bit too familiar for series veterans (certainly there has to be other characters that exist in Shantae’s world), it’s a highly polished title that provides plenty of fun from start to finish.
The “obligatory fall sale you totally expected” is currently going on right now!