Greetings fellow Japanese PS Plus subscribers. There’s some bad news as we roll into July (besides the fact that this article is a week late [whoops]). Turns out that there are actually no big PS4 games on the Free Play list. Vita gets all the love this month, which is strange considering Sony gave up on the wonderful little gem of a handheld pretty much from the word go. At any rate, let’s hunker down and take a look at what’s going on in July.
Omega Quintet (PS4)
Uh, excuse me, Sony Japan, but I think you’ve missed the point of “free play” when you put a game on the list but are still charging 1,944 yen (~$17.50 USD) for it! In any case, Omega Quintet is an idol-simulation/RPG for the PS4 that comes to us courtesy of Galapagos RPG who are subsidiary of Compile Heart, the same group that created the Neptunia series.
In Omega Quintet, you play the manager of an idol group that can use their performance powers to fight off enemies. If this sounds interesting to you, then go ahead and download the game for fr… Oh, right. Pay the 1,944 yen to download this game. Once again, it’s called “Free Play,” Sony.
The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor (PS4)
The only other PS4 game this month is just a download title. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not good, but it does feel like sort of a rip-off considering the other PS4 game is not free. But we’ve harped on that enough.
The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor is a rhythm RPG, so at least Sony Japan understands the concept of theming, even if they have a hard time grasping the concept of pricing. It’s a colorful game with a load of unique monster designs and quirky art. These kinds of RPG mashups are becoming more and more popular, and it will be interesting to see what wacky directions indie developers will take RPGs in the future.
Also Free this month:
- XCom: Enemy Unknown Plus (VITA)
- Spelunky Collection (PS3/VITA)
- Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God (VITA)
- Nightshade (VITA)
- Slide N’ Go (PS4)
Slide N’ Go is back, blegh. That’s a lot of PS Vita love this month, though. You can’t go wrong with all those great games on the go.