A user-created mod entitled Wuss Mode transforms the way you play Soma by robbing its creatures of their aggression. Well, mostly: some of the fish still bite, and chase sequences remain in place. But nothing can inflict any damage on you. While it would be a game-breaking alteration in most titles, here you’re afforded more time to drink in the disquieting atmosphere of Pathos-II.
This War Of Mine PS4
11 Bit Studios’ harrowing wartime survival sim becomes even darker with the introduction of children into the mix. But the upsetting theme isn’t the only thing that makes the console version harder to play. A lack of guidance, an inadequately small UI and inferior controls mean that, despite the additions – which include a new home base and fresh locations – the PC and iOS versions remain superior experiences.
The Banner Saga Xbox One
Stoic Studios’ sorrowful tactical roleplaying game has taken two years to make the leap from PC to console, and there’s not a huge amount to show for the delay. It also suffers from the usual lack of attention that PC-to-console ports so often exhibit. Even so, a cut-and-paste UI and clumsy controller mapping fail to undermine the game enough that they irreparably tarnish what remains an exemplar of its genre.