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PlayStation 5 free game is 'ridiculously fun', no PS Plus required

Dan Lipscombe

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PlayStation 5 free game is 'ridiculously fun', no PS Plus required

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Astro's Playroom is a game that comes bundled with every PlayStation 5 console as a way of showcasing the DualSense controller, as well as showing off the console's gorgeous visuals.

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Astro's Playroom was the first thing I played on my PS5 and it cemented my decision to buy. It's a stunning and lavish game that truly wows by showing players how the DualSense can add a new dimension to gaming. It's no surprise that the game has been a topic of conversation over on Reddit recently, with many gathering to discuss its brilliance.

The PlayStation DualSense is an amazing piece of hardware.

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Astro's PlayRoom takes players through different worlds that showcase a different feature of the DualSense controller and features of the console, like the SSD storage.

A Reddit thread appeared recently thanks to u/MattP1540 who calls the game "ridiculously fun" and takes a moment to explore how the DualSense should be used by other developers. The original post compares Astro's Playroom to "Super Mario Odyssey combined with a trip down memory lane" because it pairs easy to learn 3D platforming with lots of nostalgia from PlayStation history.

The best reply to the post comes from a user saying what we're all thinking, "We need a full 10 hour Astro platformer." This is followed by lots of people talking about their favourite moment from the game, like u/ZooNeiland who says, "The feel of ice skating through the DualSense is so satisfying." Then there are people quoting lyrics from the SSD song that was a great earworm, or u/TheJoshider10 who said "Astro absolutely deserves to be the next PlayStation icon."

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It seems the original poster has lots of ideas of how the DualSense could be used in other games, for example Baldur's Gate 3 could roll dice after swiping the touch pad or "using the edge lights on the controller as part of a puzzle solving mechanic." While some games do utilise the controller functions well, nothing does it better than Astro's Playroom.

Topics: PlayStation 5, PlayStation, Free Games

Dan Lipscombe
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