Game Beaten: Astro's Playroom (PS5)

Sat 05 Dec 2020, 18:18

What a treat. Just delightful. There needs to be more games like this.

And this is ain't even really a full game, it's more of a tech demo, but it's amazing. Being a Playstation fan and playing this is delightful. Everyone making this game must've been happy.

I loved going through and exploring every little corner and finding references to old Playstation stuff and games. Every little corner has some kind of reference in it and its a delight to see the creativity.

The game is like a celebration of Playstation, and when you've just gotten a new Playstation, that is exactly what you need. It's fantastic and puts you in a really good mood.

PS2 World

I don't really know what to say, because part of the charm is going through it yourself and finding everything. I don't wanna spoil it. Just play the game, get all the stuff, and then enjoy a day in Playstation Labo and try everything you can think of.

Just go play the game and enjoy and celebrate Playstation. This is not a game worth reading about.

The controls are good, the music is good, the graphics are good, the references are great, the load times are short... it's just perfect. Just go play it... if you can.

The PS5 Itself

So how is the PS5 itself?

It's fine. It's about what I expected:

I really like the automatic microphone recording when recording video. Yeah, privacy implications are a thing of course, but it's neat. Like here's my live reaction when playing one of the speedrun levels:

While playing I didn't think about it recording, but after finishing it I was like "god that was intense... oh! I probably got it recorded!" - and sure enough I did.

I only got it yesterday so I still have a lot to test and mess with, but my initial impressions are very good. Very happy to finally have one. It's not easy and I feel for anyone wanting one and can't get one right now. Hopefully the stock situation will get better.

More Astros Screenshots

So you read this far and still want more Astros screenshots? Fine. I need to put them somewhere anyway.




PS1 Ports

PS1 World




PS3 World

T-Rex Demo

Also notice the 4:3 black bars... lovely little detail

PS3 Symbols

I'd love to have these IRL as decorations.


GPU Song

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