No Man’s Sky PS4 With our base now inexplicably languishing underwater following the significant Atlas Rises update, we start over. A refreshed tutorial teaches us to build signal boosters and to call our ship. It feels like cheating: no more punishment for straying too far from our lifeline in an underpowered space suit. Ancient portals can now be used to meet up with others – but given the initial ‘lone explorer’ vision, it feels a little disingenuous.
Overwatch PS4 God forbid the DPS mains are denied their quadruple kill button-press by a sneaky resurrecting medic with a button-press of her own. Mercy’s ‘huge rez’ is no more, in its place a new Ultimate, with the offending power demoted to a single-target use and placed on a long cooldown as a regular ability. Joke’s on them, though: the healer is bags more fun now, because we can fly, and nobody ever thinks to look up.
Arms Switch We’ve fallen hard for new fighter Lola Pop, a puckish clown with candy arms who can deploy a shield to reflect an opponent’s attacks back at them, or stamp an image of host Biff across their display. But a far better reason to return to Nintendo’s distinctive brawler is the ability to reconfigure its unconventional input choices. No longer having to twist our ageing wrists to block is motivation enough to give those motion controls another shot.