PlayStation Now is also available in Italy. After years of waiting, the players of our country can finally take advantage of Sony's streaming and download service, with the possibility of accessing over 700 titles for PS4, PS3 and PS2. A vast library that includes the major productions of the present and the past, covering a wide range of genres. In addition to the more famous classics such as Red Dead Redemption and the exclusive exclusives such as The Last of Us the catalog includes several pearls of past generations such as Asura's Wrath, Dark Cloud and Spec Ops The Line . To help you keep track of it, in this article we have selected 6 games for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 to rediscover thanks to PS Now.
Seven years have passed since the debut of Asura's Wrath on PlayStation 3, and still today the title of Cyber Connect 2 remains one of the most original and spectacular action games around. A work halfway between the interactive manga and the scrolling beat'em up, a combination of narration, spectacle and style that gives a nod to the brightest shonen.
The game formula successfully mixes Quick Time Event, epic boss fight and an immediate and intuitive combat system, without ever losing sight of the sense of rhythm and the variety of situations. An experience that all lovers of the genre should not miss, and that thanks to the PlayStation Now catalog it is possible to recover on PS4 and PC. An opportunity not to be missed, especially considering that the original version of Asura's Wrath for PS3 has become quite difficult to find.
Born from the collaboration of Level-5 and Sony, Dark Cloud debuted on PlayStation 2 in 2000 presenting itself as an original alternative to The Legend of Zelda. The protagonist with the green hat and pointed ears recalled Link, while the settings, the passing of time marked by a sundial, the characters and the music brought to mind the tales of the past, just like the famous Nintendo series.
In addition to being a solid and fun fairytale RPG action, Dark Cloud has managed to showcase several interesting and innovative ideas, such as the possibility of shaping the game world by positioning houses, trees, rivers, wells roads, mills and everything else could serve the proper functioning of the Nolun village, with the aim of rebuilding it after the catastrophic events caused by the evil Dark Genius.
Forbidden Siren embodies many features of Japanese horror, starting from that sense of indecipherable rarefaction that seems to anticipate the danger behind every corner. The title tells the story of ten survivors, many of them playable, trapped in a remote Japanese mountain village for the duration of three days.
Our goal will be to save them, trying to escape the deadly traps that surround them the place. One of the most innovative features of the game is the ability to see through the eyes of all enemies (and co-protagonists), skills that will be used by survivors to solve many puzzles and to avoid clashes. A survival horror classic that deserves to be dusted off by all lovers of the genre.
Spec Ops: The Line
Limiting ourselves to considering its game mechanics, Spec Ops: The Line would not have had much more to offer compared to the numerous cover-based TPS of the seventh generation. The gameplay of the Yager shooter did his duty, managing to give some exciting moments, but it is only thanks to the narrative sector that the title has managed to carve out a special place in the memory of the players.
As the story progresses, in fact, Spe Ops: The Line manages to tell the most human and dark face of the war, with a depth that we have only rarely seen in war-themed games . All in the background of a futuristic Dubai swallowed by the sand, with a direction able to capture the attention of the player from the beginning to the end.
If it is true that Japan Studio has accustomed us to unusual productions and out of the choir, in Tokyo Jungle could be the primacy of the category. The game is set in Tokyo, in a futuristic version of Japan where cities have turned into wild and hostile environments. Humans have long since abandoned the planet, leaving only those animals on Earth that are now forced to fight for survival.
The player will be able to control various creatures, both carnivorous and herbivorous, in order to carry out specific missions for each species, so as to gather clues about the reasons that caused the disappearance of man. If you have subscribed to PS Now and want to catch something original from the catalog, Tokyo Jungle is one of the first titles that comes to mind.
Based on the comic book of the same name published by Tow Cow, The Darkness has managed to distinguish itself among the numerous FPS landed during the seventh generation of consoles, proposing a formula of play based mainly on the story and the atmosphere. Even if the rhythm and intensity of the action play an important role, dressing up as Jackie Estacado remains above all a question of immersion and identification with the protagonist.
An adventure not without defects, but with an artistic direction and a narrative compartment capable of leaving its mark, giving an experience difficult to forget. If you have never played The Darkness and plan to subscribe to PlayStation Now, we recommend that you recover the Starbreeze title.