Rogue Legacy is described as a “Rogue-LITE” rather than a “Rogue-like” game with some very interesting mechanics. The main aim of the game is to explore randomly generated dungeons with your character, but each time you die, your characters child will take your place. Each child is different and has their own particular traits – such as colour blindness (where the game changes to black and white).
Skulls of The Shogun: The Bone-A-Fide Edition
Skulls of the Shogun has already seen successful launches on the Xbox 360 and Windows Phones, and the Bone-A-Fide edition, with additional levels, multiplayer maps, characters and progression systems is coming the PS4 this Summer.
Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty
JAW recently confirmed that the ground up remake of Abes Odyssey will eventually come to the Wii U and Xbox One – but the first place to play New ‘N’ Tasty on a console in 2014 will be on Playstation platforms. Get ready to save those Mudokons all over again in July.
Natural Doctrine has already seen a PS4 release in Japan but is coming to the West this Autumn. It is a role playing game with strategy at its heart, but should not be played by anyone with a faint heart. Natural Doctrine often makes Dark Souls look like a cake walk – it is that difficult.
This Wild West themed twin-stick shooter is aiming to bring the hee’ing and haw’ing to PS4 later this year. There are multiple characters to choose from, each with their own abilities and has a unique multiplayer bounty aspect to boot.
Procedural generation is one of the more interesting things to come to the fore in game development over the past few years and Chasm is leading the charge. You play a young soldier called Daltyn who stumbles upon some nefarious supernatural forces who trap him in a mine. Your job? Explore the mines and find the source of the evil forces terrorising a town.
Home is a short but excellently executed horror game set in a spooky pixel world. The aim is that you play the game is one sitting, headphones plugged in and in the dark to get the most out of its incredible atmosphere and immersion.
Coming from Curve Studios, the PS4 port of Mousecraft is set to quiz us all in 2014. You play as a group of mice who have to outwit a mad cat scientist by twisting blocks and avoiding pifalls. Sound easy? It’s not.
Escape Goat 2
The title is not the only thing about Escape Goat 2 that is intelligent. Brutal puzzles. Vicious traps. Fire balls. All this and more awaits you and your goat friend in this fast action, twitch platformer.
I saved the best till last. The original Velocity won more game awards than I have fingers and toes and rightfully so. Its quick, intelligent game play was a breath of fresh air and demanded that you “show thumb respect”. Futurlab are now working on the follow up, Velocity 2X, which expands on the origins amazing game play and introduces new platforming sections outside of the Quarpjet. Velocity 2X is set to release later this year.