If you’re craving a quirky, first-person puzzler, then fear not. We Were Here is currently available on PS4 for free!
We Were Here is an episodic experience that sees two Antarctic explorers trying to survive the ferocious weather. That is until they reach Castle Rock, which traps you inside, separating you from your comrade. Your goal is to reunite with your buddy and find a way out of Castle Rock, using nothing but walkie-talkies.
With an emphasis on the “we” part of this game’s title, We Were Here is exclusively a two-player co-op online experience. This might be a slight annoyance to players who prefer to play alone, but cooperative gameplay is weaved into the fabric of this weird tale. The usual fancy mechanics aside, the real feature at play here is your ability to think, strategise and communicate effectively.
The freebie announcement was made via PlayStation’s blog, which states that the rest of the series will be available after 23rd February. The third episode in the series aims to shake up the gameplay loop, as described on the blog post:
“While the first two games are set entirely within Castle Rock, for our third game We Were Here Together we figured that it was time to change things up. That’s why you start out playing alongside your partner in a new base camp area – close enough to touch! This means you can explore side by side. We’ll give you a hint though… you’ll still need to split up in order to solve the puzzles – it’ll just be by choice! It’s a more cozy introduction than you get in the earlier We Were Here games!”
The blog post also describes the game as “socially distanced fun”, a humorously ironic representation of its core mechanics. The experience as a whole sounds pretty unique, so if you’re looking for something different to play on your PS4 (or even your shiny new PS5), then this could be the steal of the century.
We Were Here can be downloaded right now via the PlayStation Store, while We Were Here Too and the puzzler’s third instalment will be available from 23rd February 2021. Make sure to grab your freebie before then!
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