PlayStation Plus’ latest RPG, which is free to play, offers a unique experience
Sony is once again blessing us with hundreds of games that we will never be able to play in our lives.
It’s amazing that there are over 465 games available to play through PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium Tier game libraries as of 18th July. A lot of these titles are excellent. Since Sony’s service overhauled last year, we’ve seen some really top-notch games, such as Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Horizon Forbidden West, and NEO: The World Ends with You.
It was announced in Sony’s PS Plus Premium and Extra announcement last week that a particularly good RPG will be joining the Extra tier. While I am sure that most people have already heard about it, if I didn’t recommend it to you, then it would feel wrong. Toby Fox’s, Undertale is the game I am referring to.
undertake is, if you’re unfamiliar with it, a top-down independent game inspired by the SNES classic Earthbound. You play as a child that falls into the Underground, a place full of monsters. You can choose how you want to approach the quest to return home. You can choose to take the time you need to get acquainted with each unique monster or follow the more ‘traditional RPG’ route of defeating everyone. No matter what you choose, there will be consequences and many different endings. The entire story, and game, is completely different depending on how you play the game. It’s worth it to try it out more than once.
The dialogue and sense humor of Undertale are what really make the game shine. It is a truly unique blend of strange, chaotic, and wholesome. Not to mention that it has a lot of puns. The characters are all so unique and memorable. I can still recall the personalities and names of random NPCs, eight years after the release date. Love you, Burgerpants.
Undertalehas one of the best-composed soundtracks ever created in video games. I’ll stand behind this forever. There are so many gems in Undertale that I can’t list them all. Everyone has heard of ‘Megalovania,’ and with good reason. Toby Fox’s solo composition of the entire soundtrack is amazing. From the upbeat ‘Spider Dance,’ ‘Home’ or ‘Death by Glamour to the emotionally charged ‘Fallen Down and’.
It’s hard to say what makes Undertale so special. I don’t know if it’s the characters that are so lovable, the touching story, or the emotive soundtrack, but it has the ability to connect and stay with players forever. It’s hard to finish this game without feeling. It’s an indie darling that will make you feel something, despite its short runtime.
Please play Undertale if you haven’t already. Why not play it again, even if you’re already done? This is a game you need to experience firsthand and unspoiled. But even if it’s something that you already know, the charm never goes away. It’s a very special game, don’t let it pass you by.