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Old 08-13-2015, 11:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Vote for one of the September PS+ free games

Vote To Play opens today and runs through Monday August 24th 8:30am PT. You can vote for one of three games to be included in September's Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection offerings. Go to the Playstation Plus section of the Playstation Store through your PS4 to vote.

Here are the choices:

Armello, a card game/board game-style RPG:


http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/...-vote-to-play/

Grow Home, an adventure platformer:


http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/...-vote-to-play/

Zombie Vikings, a co-op brawler:


http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/...-vote-to-play/
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:47 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm going to vote for Grow Home, which I've been interested in ever since reading Kotaku's review of the PC version:


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Ubisoft has an obsession with making climbing fun in games, which I'm totally on-board with. It must be an extension of my continual love for platforming games. There's something about motion and movement that pulls me, whether it's jumping onto a faraway block in Super Mario Bros., sliding under a pipe in Mirror's Edge, or scaling an enormous mountain in Grow Home.

There is a massive difference in approach with Grow Home, though. In Assassin's Creed, parkour movement has become largely automatic. If you want to reach somewhere, the game lets you do so holding down a single button, and the game does all the hard work. This can lead to moments where the character scrambles up the wrong ledge of leaps off the incorrect rooftop, but for the speedy pace of Assassin's Creed, but it beats tapping a button over and over again.

Grow Home is much more methodical, deliberate, and purposeful. The game makes you earn progress. BUD's hands map to the buttons (or triggers) on an controller. It's possible to play Grow Home with a keyboard and mouse but not recommended. This is built for a gamepad. The left bumper locks BUD's left hand into place, while the right bumper does the same for his right hand. In most cases, you can alternate between the two and get moving without much thought, but as you move higher and higher, the game demands more thoughtful placement of hands.

When the game opens, BUD can't do much but climb. Scattered throughout the world are tiny, humming crystals, and if you collect enough of them, BUD gains a new ability. First, it's jumping. Next, it's the option to move the camera way back, providing a much greater view of the world. It's useful for trying to find crystals hanging out in odd spots. I'm not a completionist and typically avoid collectables in video games because most developers haven't made it worthwhile to seek them out. Completing a checklist is not enough motivation to collect yet another object, no matter how shiny it may be. And yet, I'm determined to find everything here.

What makes the difference is the reason you're collecting them. It's meaningful! BUD can pull off cooler moves by finding more crystals, and the crystals themselves are squirreled away in clever places that always feel just slightly out of reach. Just before I turned off the game last night, BUD could now briefly zip around on a jet pack. Hell yeah! I'm comin' for ya, crystals!

More to the point, Grow Home is a game about climbing and the climbing is satisfying. Carefully placing each hand brings me a tiny joy, the story of how you place his left hand and his right hand, and how you desperately grab a nearby ledge when you fumble the next spot. To give BUD more abilities, you'll have to wander into more challenging territory, forcing you to stress over every hand placement. The collecting informs the mechanics and mastery is rewarded.
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Grow Home all the way!
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Grow big or Grow Home!
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Armello gets my vote. Hope to see AVS'ers online with it.
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I voted for Armello, it looks like it has the more interest story. Grow Home looks like it is running away with the vote though.
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I too would have liked Armello. Looks like another month of adding games I have no intention of ever downloading to the library.

edit: Eww, never mind. I just watched the trailer on the PS store and this game seems to have been made by/for furries. Yucky. Grow Home it is.

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Voted for Grow Home but unlikely I would ever bother to play it.
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They should have a option to vote none of the above sick of indie games.
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They should have a option to vote none of the above sick of indie games.
LOL, I think the rental service has severely restricted the titles they will offer on PS Plus.

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Grow Home is the winner, and part of September's IGC! 30% discount on Armello and Zombie Vikings for PS+ members.



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G(r)o(w) home Sony, you're drunk
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should this be available today ? i cant find it ?
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should this be available today ? i cant find it ?
Store doesn't update until later today.

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Old 09-01-2015, 05:52 AM
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Store doesn't update until later today.
ohh i see , any idea when it does (GMT)
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ohh i see , any idea when it does (GMT)
Not really, it's pretty random. Anywhere from 3est to 6est for me. I guess that would be 7-10GMT?

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Ok thanks , not long ago signed up for the psn thing ,so still trying to figure it out .
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The times I listed were for the US store. Not sure about the UK store.

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Ok thanks , not long ago signed up for the psn thing ,so still trying to figure it out .
UK store has updated now. US store still later on today

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Yeah , my lads got it now thanks , think he got it around 10am
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