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PlayStation Indie games you should buy

PlayStation Indie games you should buy

By Valentina Tuta

The holiday season is already here, and Santa brought with him a lot of new indie games to keep players cozy indoors and out of the cold. Whether looking for stylish first-person action, emergent horror, or a chance to prove yourself on the virtual slopes, these December indie highlights have enough style and variety to start the new year in the best way.

Furthermore, we are going to talk a little about the emotional puzzle adventure The Forest Quartet because, according to Bedtime Digital, the title is finally coming to PS5 and PS4! But you’ll have to read on to learn more about it. Let‘s start!

Indies highlights coming to PS4 & PS5 in December 2022

Hello Neighbor 2

To begin, we’d like to highlight the unassuming small-town terror of the viral indie hit Hello Neighbor, which has returned with overloaded energies and mystery. This time, a journalist has arrived in Raven Brooks to investigate the strange disappearances and determine who might be to blame.

And well, there’s one particular resident that is actually very suspicious: the infamously creepy Mr. Peterson. The stocky, mustachioed man is the subject of many rumors, and you’re the only one with the courage to dig up the truth.

But be careful, since the more you dig, the more you’ll realize the whole town is very… weird. Build the tense atmosphere with open-world exploration and a story directly affected by your actions, then try to outsmart an AI constantly learning from player actions. There goes the neighborhood! Hello Neighbor 2 will be available starting on December 6th.

Shredders

December is here, and you know what that means, don’t you? Yes, it’s snowboard season! And to celebrate it, there’s more great news: the critically acclaimed indie snowboarding sandbox Shredders is coming to PS5 on December 6.

But if you were wondering why it is one of the favorites, basically, its developers at FoamPunch described it as “a love letter to snowboarding.” This game transports you to the Frozen Wood resort, where you and a friend embark on the snowboarding adventure of a lifetime.

Here, you’ll also be able to hang out with famous pro snowboarders like Jamie Anderson, Marcus Kleveland, and Zeb Powel as you build skills and stunt your way to glory. And of course, we can’t forget about the rockin’ original soundtrack from producer Jennifur, which makes for a great accompaniment when you and your online friends shred the slopes together.

Sky: Children of Light

As you read, the creators of the indie masterpiece Journey have returned with a new adventure. With this game, you will use the ability of flight to explore a beautiful world while forging powerful bonds with others. 

Starting from a simple base island, you and a huge community of players worldwide set out on journeys to explore seven large, beautiful realms to recover ethereal spirits. Sky, without a doubt, is a game based on the transcendent joy of mutual exploration and cooperation between you and the other players, whom you meet and interact with as you traverse stunning open environments.

Use a unique system of gestures and actions to connect with others, travel together, and make beautiful memories. With a big world to engage with and ongoing seasonal events offering new sights and interactions, there’s always more to see in the sky. It will be available on December 6th.

The Forest Quartet

We have finally reached the most acclaimed game on this list. However, we have to tell you that The Forest Quartet is quite different from your typical reunion story. After the band’s leader, Nina, passed away, members Kirk, JB, and Sebastian fell into darkness fueled by grief.

For that reason, you’ll have to take control of the remnants of Nina’s soul and, with the help of some physical manifestations of emotion and struggle, bring her to life. This is a game full of vivid graphics and stunning sound design. Get ready to travel through breathtaking environments and piece together puzzles to help your bandmates begin the difficult process of healing in this emotional elegy. You will be able to enjoy The Forest Quartet starting on December 8th.

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