Drawn to Death: “A multiplayer-focused, online experience, Drawn to Death invites you to dive between the pages of a teenage tearaway’s high school text book and do bloody battle in a world constructed entirely of ballpoint doodles. Brought to life with artistic panache and some truly bonkers character design, Drawn to Death is chaotic four-player fun with a huge emphasis on over-the-top weapons, dynamic environments and a fittingly adolescent attitude to violence – what better place to indulge your inner delinquent?”
This is the blurb that accompanies Drawn to Death but that doesn’t tell you that this frantic, beautifully realised game is one of the most visually arresting games out there. It’s a crazy meld of shooter and animated nightmare straight from the schoolbook of a budding psychopath. Stark and unusual design and graphics elevate this one from being below average to being a fun diversion for a while.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime: Anyone who knows me knows that I rant against the current scarcity of local co-op games in this current generation, so I am almost giddy with excitement that I can play this with a friend, on my couch, and throw peanuts at them. Simply for that fact, it has to be worth a download, huh?
Here’s what the producers have to say about it: “Beam up a friend and blast off into the far reaches of a procedurally-generated universe where no two galaxies are alike and where teamwork is the only thing keeping your neon tub afloat. While success might not demand the levels of intimacy implied by the title, you’ll definitely benefit from having someone you can trust on hand. Failing that, you can always boot up a friendly AI companion instead – to forage for new ship upgrades and abilities, explore distant galaxies and fend off attacks from technicoloured alien monstrosities.” Sounds good, count me in.
As for the cross play games this month we have Vita titles 10 Second Ninja X and Curses ‘n Chaos, also available on PS4.