PlayStation Now games for August: Nier: Automata, Ghostrunner, Undertale

1 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:00 ID: owgajg
PlayStation Now games for August: Nier: Automata, Ghostrunner, Undertale
2 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:07 ID: h7fpy68

I wish Nier got a next gen performance bump

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I played it on PS5, and at least the framerate got upped to 60fps. No changes to resolution, sadly.

ID: h7g5tqe

Yeah I’ve been hoping they might bump it up to 4K, since the PC version is supposed to be getting a pretty big patch now after all these years

ID: h7jismk

It was always 60, right? I played it on Xbox One

ID: h7fsibo

Same here. I’m going to likely play it again after I finally finish replicant. Replicant is just not as good and its very clear from the beginning. You learn all you can do not even that far into the game tbh and there’s not much progression past that so it’s almost Just story.

ID: h7fu9jy

Story is the reason these games are so good and Replicant is leagues ahead of Automata

ID: h7fv4qm

I think replicant is better too in terms of combat, I think the only thing I'd give to automata is side quests. They're pretty bad in Replicant, but I thought the majority of them were good in Automata.

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Me waiting for hzd

ID: h7gtvj5

True playing it right now. And having a locked 60fps and a slight resolution bump to 1080p is certainly nice. But some of the art and asset streaming barely feels like PS4 quality. Also of course native 4K would be nice

3 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:06 ID: h7fprac

That’s a W

4 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:02 ID: h7fp9p8

Back to back decent months

ID: h7fvpo2

Literally all they need to do is bring it to Brazil because I always see comments asking for Brazil.

Stonks will rise 100%

ID: h7g0q40

Dude, PSNow fits the Brazilian community so well. People don't mind playing older games, but they do mind having the option of a decent library, and that's where Microsoft beats Sony every time there's a console discussion. There's no lying here, Game Pass is a solid offer for those who can't afford new games every month, and PSNow would definitely be well-received here.

ID: h7fx62h

Stonks will increase by Brazillions.

ID: h7g61j4

“Decent” is a bit of stretch. My sub lapses in November and I am definitely not renewing. It’s been pretty disappointing service, too old games compared to competition and they can’t even give us ps5 versions of games for some of these old games.

ID: h7i1bl4

Have there even been any PS5 games included? PS Now is supposed to offer current gen titles in addition to previous generation games. At this point it seems like it only offers previous gen stuff.

I'd be more interested in the service if they offered more recent content for shorter periods of time. For example, instead of Nier Automata (a 4 year old game) for 3 months, how about Nier Replicant (the latest in the series from this year) for 1 month. I'd be happy to pay $15/m if I knew I'd be getting quality like that consistently. But $9.99/m doesn't seem worth it. Most of the games available through the service cost less than that. So unless you will play multiple titles a month you could really just buy the ones you are interested in.

ID: h7g6v13

Right? Sure they're good games but I'm sure everyone that wanted to play them already has. I'm curious if Sony ever releases data on downloads. So for Nier, we know a lot of people played and own it. Now how many people will download it and play it because they never played before?

I'm going to guess way less than people think.

5 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:14 ID: h7fqwbv

Now this is great. August looking good.

6 : Anonymous2021/08/02 19:03 ID: h7gmkl3

I had a little heart attact thinkink these are the plus games, silly me...

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7 : Anonymous2021/08/02 17:19 ID: h7g87b6

For a moment I thought that said Playstation Plus games and got really damn excited!

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8 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:05 ID: h7fpmmt

This is a good month.

Was so close to buying GhostRunner a few days ago.

ID: h7fvfhw

It's so much fun if you like the game style. Lots of deaths, but it's incredibly fast-paced, and you reload right back in when you die. I couldn't put it down for the few days it took to beat.

9 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:20 ID: h7frmdc

Fuck yes

10 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:02 ID: h7fp8yj

No fucking way. That’s awesome!

11 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:16 ID: h7fr3eh

Pleaaase release PS Now in more countries. Generally I never cared but recently they've been putting out quality games.

ID: h7fsd1w

You can create a US account and play (unless you want to stream).

ID: h7ftpej

Would credit cards from other countries work? Or do I have to buy the subscription code from a third party website?

12 : Anonymous2021/08/02 17:25 ID: h7g91rd

Holy shit that's a nice drop. Even nicer knowing they'll be on PS+ in a couple months too, like all now games seem to

13 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:27 ID: h7fsmbh

I'd say this makes up for this month's awful PS Plus games

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It would if PS Now was available to all, rather than just some select countries.


Looks like August will be a Gamepass+Gold month for the rest of us. :/

14 : Anonymous2021/08/02 19:24 ID: h7gpikn

When ps now games > ps+ games

ID: h7grvta

I mean, they should be, right? Part of the PS+ price is supposed to be for multiplayer, also cloud saves, store discounts, whatever. PS Now is just for games, so the games better be good.

15 : Anonymous2021/08/02 23:04 ID: h7hiz0z

I was literally about to buy Ghostrunner last night.

16 : Anonymous2021/08/03 00:44 ID: h7hvjh4

Haven't played a Nier title yet, planning on buying at least one though. Should I start w Automata or Replicant? If I like the first one I play I'll probably do the second one.

ID: h7j0hlu

I'd start with Replicant, it happens earlier chronologically and gives you context for quite some things in Automata

ID: h7j36in

They're pretty standalone. Automata is thousands of years afterwards so not much overlap. However there is enough that Replicant is still best narratively first

17 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:23 ID: h7fs36f

I might be wrong but I believe this is the first month in a while without a past PS+ game?

Edit: lol dude deleted his rude ass comments

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ID: h7fvhv7

God of War is on the PS Plus collection on PS5. Same-ish thing.

18 : Anonymous2021/08/02 16:24 ID: h7g0il3

Another great month in my eyes, time to resubscribe.

19 : Anonymous2021/08/02 20:09 ID: h7gvo9s

rip ps plus

20 : Anonymous2021/08/02 19:00 ID: h7gm67x

Some one start a Petition to bring MotorStorm and Resistance back!!!!!!!PLEASE.

21 : Anonymous2021/08/02 15:18 ID: h7frevz

They really should just release a global, lower priced PS Now tier that only includes their PS4(and maybe they could add PS5) games to download and play locally.

I'd pay $5-7/mo for that.

EDIT: Corrected on the price.

ID: h7fsche

It's 60 a year already...

ID: h7ft0ih

PS Now is 10 USD per month already. Shame it's only in around 18 countries

ID: h7fv7f1

I thought it was $15/mo, nice to hear it's just $10/mo I guess, but yeah, my point still stands on global availability though.

Still, I'd love a lower price tier that excludes PS3 and streaming.

ID: h7fux2b

I buy it for 40€ every year near Christmas. It is a great deal

ID: h7fyq40

Even with your edit, that's how much an annual sub works out at...

23 : Anonymous2021/08/02 17:36 ID: h7gair1

Was going to buy Undertale so I'll just sub for a month and beat it that way, check out some other titles while I'm there then bounce

24 : Anonymous2021/08/02 18:18 ID: h7ggad7

I almost pulled the trigger on Ghostrunner on my Switch many months ago but ended not pulling the trigger. Guess I might have to now haha.

25 : Anonymous2021/08/02 18:24 ID: h7gh6vd

Why the $&@$ did it buy it last month!!!

26 : Anonymous2021/08/02 18:41 ID: h7gjkse

Plz release this in other countries. I will definitely subscribe

27 : Anonymous2021/08/02 19:52 ID: h7gte8z

Must stay strong and wait for 120fps ps5 update..

28 : Anonymous2021/08/02 20:24 ID: h7gxqlv

I’ve tried 3 times to get into Nier. Idk if I can try for a 4th.

29 : Anonymous2021/08/02 20:24 ID: h7gxqrs

I'm finding this limited time bull very annoying.

30 : Anonymous2021/08/02 22:15 ID: h7hck7y

This will always be part of games as a service whether its psnow or gamepass.

31 : Anonymous2021/08/02 21:43 ID: h7h8dzr

Really want Nier Automata as a Plus game!

32 : Anonymous2021/08/03 00:37 ID: h7huoen

Just got a ps5 and haven't looked into PS Now too much. With these new titles added, does that just permanently increase the library of games you have access to? Do games ever leave PS Now?

33 : Anonymous2021/08/03 01:51 ID: h7i3xb6

Yes, some games leave PS Now but the majority of them are there for quite a while and some are there for what I imagine is permanently. I have been a sub to it for 9 months and the vast majority of the catalog is still the same.

34 : Anonymous2021/08/03 01:57 ID: h7i4ntg

Thanks for the info, much appreciated 🙂

35 : Anonymous2021/08/03 01:54 ID: h7i4cya

Damn all three of those are good games

Especially recommend ghost runner if you like stuff like mirrors edge

36 : Anonymous2021/08/03 02:15 ID: h7i6y0l

Nier is great. Play it if you guys can

37 : Anonymous2021/08/03 04:23 ID: h7il3b9

PSA: If any of you haven't played NieR:Automata, do yourself the biggest favor since sliced bread and finish ending E.

38 : Anonymous2021/08/03 05:40 ID: h7is45j

At what time do PS Now games become available to download?

39 : Anonymous2021/08/03 13:12 ID: h7jrvce

Cue the…” do we really need another BR???”

Said person will be excitedly waiting for Far Cry, Some Rogue Lite(like), Zelda(skyward sword), souls clone, some JRPG…. and claim how unique these games are.

40 : Anonymous2021/08/03 13:22 ID: h7jt1hz

Still not in New Zealand..

41 : Anonymous2021/08/02 17:02 ID: h7g5smi

can anyone explain to me why sony is so lazy to even think about brining psnow to other countries. it's stupid how this service is only available in such few countries.

42 : Anonymous2021/08/02 20:14 ID: h7gwcjf

No search on the PC app

No Browser support

No Dualsense

No 4K

No graphic settings

No manual adjustment to stream quality

Latency at over 150ms

Good for exclusives if you are really desperate but it's mostly 100% grade a horse shite.

43 : Anonymous2021/08/02 19:11 ID: h7gnq2e

BRING BACK SPIDER MAN (i don’t want to buy a PlayStation)

44 : Anonymous2021/08/03 01:28 ID: h7i12ic

Honestly didn’t care for undertale. By the time I played it the game had become way over hyped

45 : Anonymous2021/08/03 07:40 ID: h7j16bw

Solid lineup for sure, but Sony still has a long way to go if they think this is enough to compete with game pass. 3 games for the entire month pales in comparison to double that, twice a month, and includes day and date first party titles...

Overall a step in the right direction, but a step that only slows down how they're being left behind


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