In a quiet suburban street in Auckland City there were Bots on the loose.
I was privileged to be invited by PlayStation NZ to have a hands on session with the upcoming PlayStation 5 and the game Astro’s Playroom.
A family friendly title with a surprisingly brutal difficulty curve in places, exclusive to PS5, sees you take on the role of Astrobot in his own adventure.
Not only is it an action / adventure platformer with puzzle elements but also an ode to the decades of history as you come across legendary items from the PlayStation hardware and software back catalogues.
Astro’s Playroom is the perfect title to get yourself in to on day one.
Not only because it is an included game, but it also shows the capabilities of the DualShock5 controlpad.
Differing experiences in the game correspond and are literally felt as the PS5 controller provides a true reflection of the goings-on onscreen via it’s intuitive haptic feedback.
From solving puzzles to taking out some unruly mechanical boss-like foes Astro’s Playroom has the goods and diversity in play, so much so that the game may look as though it is skinned for the wee gamers in your household – but truly it’s one for the PlayStation fans.
Also being able to see the PlayStation 5 in the flesh was an awe-inspiring experience. It’s sleek curves hiding the prowess and gaming greatness within.
The hour and a half exclusive session left me wanting more playtime and like yourself am looking forward to the release of this title aswell as the PlayStation console.