Summer is upon us, and the weather has been pleasingly sweltering in good old Blighty, much to the PSU U.K. squad’s delight. Still, while that means most of us should be getting out to soak up some rays, we of course aren’t suckers for tradition, so we’ve been busy beavering away on our PlayStation consoles. And, while June and beyond typically signals a dry spell for the industry, there’s still a few cracking games arriving on shelves worth your attention. As such, we bring you to our June 2014 Game of the Month write-up.
On with the show, and fighting fanatics had reason to celebrate in early June thanks to the launch of Ultra Street Fighter IV, marking the latest update to Capcom’s multi-million selling beat-’em-up. Also arriving digitally was the critically-polarizing Entwined, with Sony announcing its availability during its E3 press conference. Square Enix’s new IP Murdered: Soul Suspect got in on the action too, while Sniper Elite 3 offered another dose of Nazi-blasting action, this time on the sun-baked battlefields of Africa, flanked by fellow World War II shooter, Enemy Front.
Rounding things off is EA Sports UFC, the World War I-based adventure, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Killzone: Shadow Fall’s Intercept DLC, MotoGP 14, and GRID Autosport. So, all in all, an eclectic mix of games with more than a few gems worth your attention.
After chatting amongst ourselves, the PSU crew decided to award our GotM accolade to the superb, aesthetically-pleasing Valiant Hearts: The Great War. Why? Well, just read our review to find out, although you can also check out a quick summary below.
“Valiant Hearts: The Great War delivers a moving story that will surely leave an impression on you. The UbiART engine delivers another great artistic showpiece telling a story through animation, a powerful and harrowing musical score and documentary-like narration. Valiant Hearts doesn't depict what war may have been like, it makes you feel it.”