Returnal Review (PS5, No Spoilers)

107 741 Näkymät

- Charlie Galvin
- DatadyneExecutive
- Devon B
- Jonathan Ball
- Joseph Lavoie
- skyrimfan14
- Gerardo Andrade
- Joe Hunt
- MD archenangel
- Michael Redmond
- Peter Vrba
- Sarano
- Shepard Gaming
- Time Dragonlord
- BattleBladeWar
- The Brothers Tiegs
- Theron Webb
- Yue

  • While the game falls short as a rogue-lite, the third person action gameplay is simply sublime and, combined with an intriguing narrative mystery, kept me hooked from beginning to end. SURPRISE MECHANICS (MERCH): PATREON: TWITTER: TOP PATRONS [BIG BOSS] - Charlie Galvin - DatadyneExecutive - Devon B - Jonathan Ball - Joseph Lavoie - skyrimfan14 [BOSS] - Gerardo Andrade - Joe Hunt - MD archenangel - Michael Redmond - Peter Vrba - Sarano - Shepard Gaming - Time Dragonlord [LEGENDARY] - BattleBladeWar - NEO JASON VAMP - The Brothers Tiegs - Theron Webb - Yue

    YongYeaYongYea13 päivää sitten
    • I have a PS5 it took a few weeks of trying but it isn't impossible. I just checked a few times a day random shopping sites on my phone. I found one at bestbuy back in January. My gaming friends have managed to secure one too without paying scalpers. I miss the old days when you just went to electronics boutique and gave them the full price months earlier and then picked up your console on launch day.

      ForsakenProps MaskmakerForsakenProps Maskmaker7 päivää sitten
    • @Frank Van der Merwe yes it does and crashes too. Anyway, res 8 is almost here. I would rather get that 😅.

      Ron Bert LomardaRon Bert Lomarda8 päivää sitten
    • @Ron Bert Lomarda lmfao returnal doesnt have frame rate issues

      Frank Van der MerweFrank Van der Merwe8 päivää sitten
    • Falls short? We playing the same game? Lol. This game is awesome.

      Eddie CardwellEddie Cardwell10 päivää sitten
    • omfg right lool

      still standingstill standing10 päivää sitten
  • Its a good game but if I had the chance for a refund - Id take it. its too hard and I dont have the time to put into it. Sometimes you just wat to put a tricky game into easy more to enjoy the story.

    twintrontwintronPäivä sitten
    • That makes you're a Casual.

      Trophy GamerTrophy GamerPäivä sitten
  • Yong, you absolutely nailed this review. I’ll pick it up after they balance to game to prioritize fun in the rogue elements over frustration

    Kyle-SanKyle-San2 päivää sitten
  • >no spoilers >shows areas beyond the first biome and also bosses

    JadtyJadty4 päivää sitten
  • Bro you need to do something to differentiate all you video's thumbnails Reviews are the same as news as discussions. News are daily but reviews are not They are once in a while and it should be obvious when one drops

    Tanish GargTanish Garg4 päivää sitten
  • Dark souls bullshit

    brian gardenerbrian gardener5 päivää sitten
  • shooter with gamepad... really..

    Torsten KristoffersenTorsten Kristoffersen6 päivää sitten
  • I fucking HATE this game. The first boss keeps killing me on his 3rd health bar. Multiple times on a good run I've tried to put the PS5 into sleep mode and it crashed on me. Going all the way back to the beginning every time you die, having to find a better gun each time really makes this game blow. Sure it looks and sounds great but I don't spend my hard-earned money to get pissed off and frustrated by a game. I've screamed, "You suck bitch. Fuck you bitch" at the screen so many times that my neighbors probably think I'm beating my wife. Anybody that wants to respond with some dumb bullshit like "Git gud man", can shove it straight up your ass. Fuck this game.

    Darien GuyDarien Guy6 päivää sitten
    • Git gud

      Jason FJason F5 päivää sitten
  • It’s aight.... I mean the gameplay is fun, but the drops are terrible and the progress loss is just ridiculous. I want a refund kinda though, it’s not really worth $70-80, it’s pretty much Risk of Rain with a graphic upgrade, minus the multiplayer and character choices. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

    Rando PersónRando Persón6 päivää sitten
  • This game reminds me of a video game, the character keeps dying and you start over it's crazy how designers are going back to that and stealing the groundhogs day plot for added emersion when they gave us auto heal after halo for the same reason.

    Gary GrinkevichGary Grinkevich6 päivää sitten
  • Story is a mind fuck...beat it twice and still trying to figure it out. My issue is story pacing... People be aware of sound glitches...they can blow out your speakers/headset. Pause the game if it happens

    Tom ATom A7 päivää sitten
  • Not impressed at all by this game.

    Power flex HistoryPower flex History7 päivää sitten
    • Did you actually play it

      Jason FJason F5 päivää sitten
  • GOTY

    robbert van hoven/dingelstadrobbert van hoven/dingelstad7 päivää sitten
  • *literally jumps where there's no box* (tringger finger I'm guessing?) Yong: "feels inaccurate that leads to accidental falls"

    DullahanDullahan7 päivää sitten
  • Can’t even beat the first boss. So I think I’m done with this game.

    FanonX RogersFanonX Rogers7 päivää sitten
  • Metroid meets Control. What’s not to like.

    Alexandre LamarreAlexandre Lamarre7 päivää sitten
  • I love this game but as a man with 3 kids and a family I can't send 2 hours for another shot at the boss.this game is way harder than dark souls

    Nick KingNick King7 päivää sitten
  • Honestly this looks really monotone. Hades has at least tons and tons of dialogue to keep you invested

    Tolgay AtamtürkTolgay Atamtürk7 päivää sitten
    • @Артем you been play games too much.

      Trophy GamerTrophy GamerPäivä sitten
    • That's sadly true. In Hades you at least got to talk with people around the palace after you died and get a decent portion of the story/lore after each run, also you usualy have constant conversations with the bosses or the gods in each run. In Returnal you get fuckall 95% of the time. Selene is almost a silent protagonist. The story is there, the dialoge is there, audio logs are there but they are really scarce. You can play for 5 hours straight and not hear a single word in this game.

      АртемАртем6 päivää sitten
  • For me personally gaming is meant to be fun and enjoyable not a nightmare frustrating grind!. I’d rather focus on taking helicopter lessons to add to my flying hours/experience and actually learn a new skill and feel rewarded and achievement, not through wasting my time learning a pointless skill for a video game and chasing hollow achievement in beating a difficult boss for example. I predict this game will sell terribly, Sony will not ever make another game like this again. Because it doesn’t make commercial sense, making a game for a few hardcore players that 98% of casual gamers won’t buy… the 98% of casual gamers being like 90% of the PlayStation 5 user base!.

    Mr DejavuKingMr DejavuKing7 päivää sitten
    • @Trophy Gamer ironic really isn't it that your the whiney one!! Embarrassing or what.

      Mr DejavuKingMr DejavuKingPäivä sitten
    • Nobody cares about your whining.

      Trophy GamerTrophy GamerPäivä sitten
  • Anyone platinum this yet? Couldn’t find a vid

    R KR K7 päivää sitten
  • So returnal is ls zelda/darksiders like rougelike shooter game? Weird

    żorżżorż7 päivää sitten
  • i loved the atmosphere of this game ever since i first saw it

    FELONFELON8 päivää sitten
  • I massively disagree with the idea that this games graphics and animations aren't up to the same standard as something like God of War. Returnal has by far the best graphics of any game I've played to date. Other than that I agree with the review lol

    Liam AceLiam Ace8 päivää sitten
  • It took me around 50 hours to get the true (secret ending). Great game very addicting gameplay. I’m going for the plat now which shouldn’t take 12+ hours. Pro tip: nearly every cycle is a god tier layout. Meaning your character can be very OP if you just stay alive and avoid Malfunctions.

    Brandon MaturaBrandon Matura8 päivää sitten
  • 30 minutes for a Binding of Isaac run? Sure, if you die trying to do something. Like unlocking something. Which you always do. So dying is also lost time :^)

    Beginners!Beginners!8 päivää sitten
  • Looks like it could be a good multi player free-for-all game

    Sean Merlin UKSean Merlin UK8 päivää sitten
  • to be honest - this is what Anthem should have been

    W MW M8 päivää sitten
  • The risk of losing your progress if the game crashes is very detrimental to the experience. I hope they can add a proper savepoint system.

    ParasoloParasolo8 päivää sitten
  • Totally agree with his points on the upgrades. They are super underwhelming and ruin the roguelite pace of the game.

    Fart TonyFart Tony8 päivää sitten
  • Hard pass that to me is wasting my time

    purextremepurextreme8 päivää sitten
  • Not going to play again until there's checkpoints save points or something

    dion smithdion smith9 päivää sitten
  • A rouge light so difficult you can't even find the hardware to play without random events in online stores.

    ministryofwrathministryofwrath9 päivää sitten
  • Solid review

    Moved by TruthMoved by Truth9 päivää sitten
  • recore

    Luke GeekwalkerLuke Geekwalker9 päivää sitten
  • Personally, roguelite games have a huge appeal for the potential of insane runs and trying to get something even better in future runs. The fact it doesn't allow players to have those is probably it's biggest downside.

    Jacob SonierJacob Sonier9 päivää sitten
  • 100% something I never want to play. Thanks for the honesty.

    Warden CobbWarden Cobb9 päivää sitten
  • I love this game I'm SUPER addicted right now. It didn't hook me until I died a few times then I realized how it worked. I was SUPER pissed the first couple times. By the time I died my tenth time I was like ok one more run!!

    Jesse SeymourJesse Seymour9 päivää sitten
  • 22 hours and the game cost £70 (97 dollars!!) I think I'll wait for a discount

    ilyas abdiilyas abdi9 päivää sitten
    • Quality over quantity I guess. I really don't like when games drag on with a bunch of fetch quests just to make it longer. I'd rather have a better game even if it doesn't last as long

      Allan MarquesAllan Marques8 päivää sitten
  • My main disappointment with this game is that you will take the time to get decent upgrades to fight the bosses and all of a sudden get a room with a gank squad that will destroy you. Making all that work you did useless. Do this a few times in a row with bad runs of useless items and weapons and you find this game more of a chore instead of "challenging."

    R E Ð Ð A W NR E Ð Ð A W N9 päivää sitten
  • OK game looks cool and all but I never felt anything next gen while playing it 🤷‍♂️ ppl are kidding them self... the games cool fair enough but what the fuck is goin on ??? Demon soles is the most next gen thing we've had ... great game loved it but .... I want more ... returnal felt like a step back from Demon soles

    Luke MorrisLuke Morris9 päivää sitten
  • I've been playing and the best thing I can say about the game or any game really, is... that it's all I can think about. It's one of the most unique games I've played in quite a while. I agree with your critique 100% but I would still recommend it without qualification. Just a phenomenal game.

    tookingstookings9 päivää sitten
  • No matter how good the game is no one can make me play as Space Karen :)

    xiRePeNTxxiRePeNTx9 päivää sitten
    • @Lucca216 i mean i would if i had a ps5 and someone gifted me the game, otherwise i don't really enjoy rogue type games but not gonna lie the game is very pretty the environment and the ambience is eerie but gorgeous

      xiRePeNTxxiRePeNTx2 päivää sitten
    • That’s criny bro, just play the Dahm game if you think you’ll like it.

      Lucca216Lucca2169 päivää sitten
  • this is such a good roguelike

    BROOKLYNs11BBROOKLYNs11B9 päivää sitten
  • This game is great. I'm loving it.

    DRKWTRDRKWTR9 päivää sitten
  • Oh God, someone stopping to fellate Hades again because another game has rogue-lite elements? Imagine my shock. Yahtzee Crowshaw and the Steam review sections do that well enough with out Outrage Provocateur YongYea also piling on.

    k o a lk o a l9 päivää sitten
  • I need to become a well known youtuber, so when the ps6 comes out I have a chance to get one.

    Rand OmhumanRand Omhuman9 päivää sitten
  • I hate rougue-likes.

    Rand OmhumanRand Omhuman9 päivää sitten
  • Tired of hearing about reviews when no one can even get a damn PS5! Sony you dropped the ball big time🤬

    G-MITCHG-MITCH9 päivää sitten
  • BUT can you change the main character's appearance? That space suit looks kinda janky. Gib Samus Aran homage suit please.

    Cifer NullCifer Null9 päivää sitten
  • Shit, these guys literally stole my own game concept idea, except my plan was Robots instead of Space.

    Cifer NullCifer Null9 päivää sitten
  • when I seen preview of this it looked like a scifi souls type it comes it its rogue I dont like that cause of the save points missing

    cmoneythemancmoneytheman9 päivää sitten
  • "compelling"

    Tony KauzeniTony Kauzeni10 päivää sitten
  • For anyone who’s scared about the difficulty and constantly restarting, believe me that was my fear before going in. I hate the Souls’ like games but adore the lore. This rogue-lite game is so addictive after the first few hours and learning the system. So so good. Amazing game.

    Eddie CardwellEddie Cardwell10 päivää sitten
    • @Calcubs not worth it to be honest. Great game but should be like £40-50

      twintrontwintronPäivä sitten
    • @Calcubs It’s a good game, but you must have a lot of patience. When you die, you lose everything except for certain permanent items. It takes time to reach a boss. Once you do, better make sure you win. If you lose, you’ll get sent back the beginning of that stage. Here’s the kicker. The place where it sends you might be different each time. Sometimes it’ll be in the vicinity where you can go back quickly. Other times it’ll be further back. There’s no save points at all! You must put your PS5 in rest mode pausing the game. Most people I know won’t play it again until a patch comes out addressing the save issue. If you don’t have much going on, it’s a good game for you. If you’re involved in a lot of activities, most likely you’ll give it one or two runs before you’re finished for awhile.

      Junior LifterJunior Lifter5 päivää sitten
    • Do you think it’s worth the price tag?? That’s the only thing kind of holding me back with getting it now, seems like a lot of cash for a roguelite game, compared to others at least

      CalcubsCalcubs7 päivää sitten
  • Why someone would pay 70 dollars for what is essentially Risk of Rain 2 is beyond me.

    Rabby DRabby D10 päivää sitten
  • EA and other big publishers: Good games don't exi-

    BABYBBUNNY isaacBABYBBUNNY isaac10 päivää sitten
    • Exactly true Remember EA say single play is dead but they are wrong

      Jack RipperRooJack RipperRoo7 päivää sitten
  • So it's just a Death Loop game in space ?

    Veng RAVeng RA10 päivää sitten
  • YongYea seems to only do reviews on big well known games. So I am wondering if he is going to do a review on Psychonauts 2 when that comes out.

    Adam DonofrioAdam Donofrio10 päivää sitten
  • Thanks for this review, Yea. Unfortunately, after that battery thingy with the PS3/PS4/PS5, I am going to hold off buying these systems until Sony fix this.

    DoctorGames101DoctorGames10110 päivää sitten
  • Is the location morse like control or doom? I love control, but Doom makes me motion sick

    Jacob GrovesJacob Groves10 päivää sitten
  • Really wish this game eventually made it to PC.

    StrangerOmanStrangerOman10 päivää sitten
  • Returnyea? Returno.

    MiSTR JTMiSTR JT10 päivää sitten
  • After getting 60Fps 98% constant. Yong still Yongning.

    GAMER EIPAOGAMER EIPAO10 päivää sitten
  • If your brain is whashed up dont fuck with us normal people

    Goran GunjaGoran Gunja10 päivää sitten
  • Does your weapon proficiency carry over to the next cycle? I'm afraid to die right now

    Frank CurreriFrank Curreri10 päivää sitten
    • No

      Antonio SanicharAntonio Sanichar10 päivää sitten
  • Rogue like, that killed it for me. I'm about 15 hours in, and I'm not gonna finish it. I already have to push myself to play it. Fuck it looked so good.

    H8 YoUAlL!H8 YoUAlL!10 päivää sitten
  • I don’t have a ps5 and hades is the only rogue like/lite I’ve played. But returnal looks great. Really hoping it comes to pc

    Josh FlareJosh Flare10 päivää sitten
  • Sounds like a really fun game, now I just need to get a PS5

    Gary SmithGary Smith10 päivää sitten
  • You can tell the game is good when Yong doesn't add a spoiler.

    OkayOkay10 päivää sitten
  • Just looked up the ending - what a mind fuck!

    SiNCry0SiNCry010 päivää sitten
  • Looks a bit like Resogun mixed with Risk of Rain.

    OldMoonEmperorOldMoonEmperor11 päivää sitten
  • This game seems like a combination of Halo and Doom to me. A lot like Doom actually..

    T270 WHISPERERT270 WHISPERER11 päivää sitten
  • a detailed game that isn't just a glorified movie? count me in

    K JK J11 päivää sitten
  • 22h for this price?

    Sebastian BendratSebastian Bendrat11 päivää sitten
  • I dont think I was ready for this game. I never played these rouge-lite games, I thought it was a story driven action shooter. I'm like 9 deaths in and kind of want my $70 back

    Dylan DrewsDylan Drews11 päivää sitten
  • I’ve just excepted the fact that I’ll never get my hands on a PS5

    Blake CrippsBlake Cripps11 päivää sitten
  • Another game that hides its 5 hours long content with difficulty to stretch it to 20 or 30. AND asks 70$ too! Nuh uh! Not again! I'll get it when it hits 20$!

    Behzad Mir MozaffariBehzad Mir Mozaffari11 päivää sitten
  • Would really love to play this game. As a gaming content creator it would be amazing to get to play this at release. Just unable to get a Ps5 anywhere. Local retailers report that August-September 2021 is the earliest you might find the console in stock again, and all retailers have also been banned by the finnish consumer protection agency from taking any pre-orders, as they can not confirm a date of actually getting the product. I refuse to pay scalpers any more than 20% price increase for the digital version (that would be around 550€ here in Finland), so no Ps5 for me, nor many others at the moment. One retailer, Hobby Hall, claims to have the bluray version available, but the price is 889€. Frak that. Thats about 62% more expensive than msrp here in Finland (550€). What a time to be alive! 🤦🏽‍♂️

    OrcCorpOrcCorp11 päivää sitten
    • I know you’ll be getting your ps5 soon!

      Don’t duh ugh meDon’t duh ugh me9 päivää sitten
  • This game looks alright but there’s no way in hell I’m paying $125 for it here in Australia, I’d wait for a sale or something

    Pickle RickPickle Rick11 päivää sitten
  • So a 3d roguelike.

    Guilherme GarciaGuilherme Garcia11 päivää sitten
  • The game looks nice but I’m not going to play it when I die soo many times and start from scratch and you don’t save yet

    antony millerantony miller11 päivää sitten
  • "Boost in exchange for a boon." Boon is a positive, the word you're looking for there is something like "hindrance" or "affliction". :)

    AeracAerac11 päivää sitten
  • One of those games that should've been on PC. The haptics are a cute edition but arent required.

    Paradise primeParadise prime11 päivää sitten
  • Shilling

    janito799janito79911 päivää sitten
  • This game will quench my thirst for Metroid. 😁✌️

    DasmeseeDasmesee11 päivää sitten
  • Not one bit of interest in this game the protagonist the gameplay story .... next

    Ice -ManIce -Man11 päivää sitten
  • Looks like a really good game. Weird that this in particular is a PS5 exclusive, but it actually *DOES* make me want to get a PS5 so... job well done? But I'm a skinflint so I doubt I'll do anything but watch gameplay and reviews lol

    Brigand BoyBrigand Boy11 päivää sitten
  • Game is ass

    Victor BernardVictor Bernard11 päivää sitten
    • Have you played it? Me and all my friends are crazy addicted, the game is fuckin awesome.

      Eddie CardwellEddie Cardwell10 päivää sitten
  • Game crashed 2 hours into my first playthrough. God I wish I could get a refund

    Halston ConnallyHalston Connally11 päivää sitten
  • Seems great... still not $70 great tho

    JustSomeGamerKaiJustSomeGamerKai11 päivää sitten
  • 13:19 BRUH the handle went through her hand

    Gaming For LifeGaming For Life11 päivää sitten
  • Hmmm so playing for 2 hrs then dying and losing everything, is meant to, "provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment" when they do beat it?

    Don KDon K11 päivää sitten
  • This is why I come to Yong - concise, eloquent reviews that provides a good basis when wanting to make a buying decision. Keep up the standard Yong.

    Ian Van WykIan Van Wyk11 päivää sitten
  • This game is freaking amazing

    ASHEN KANEASHEN KANE11 päivää sitten
    • Agreed. Worth the $70.

      Eddie CardwellEddie Cardwell10 päivää sitten
  • It looks interesting, but 80€ is just too much for a Game I'm not sure I will enjoy. Most PS4 Games cost 60€... I will just wait for it to go on sale.

    RetromannRetromann11 päivää sitten
  • Yong, I would have led with "This is a Housemarque game that attempts to also incorporate light story and rogue-lite elements. Housemarque are experts at creating engaging shooters, such as Super Stardust HD, but can they pull off this new hybrid style?" It is important (imo) that your viewers know that this game is from Housemarque, with all that that implies.

    TheShotofenTheShotofen11 päivää sitten
  • I think the day one patch fixed the frame rate problem because I haven’t experienced at all

    Oliver MooreOliver Moore11 päivää sitten
  • Yeah, you had me right when you said rogue like XD DEF GETTING THIS GAME! Woohoo!

    lnflnltyLegendlnflnltyLegend11 päivää sitten
  • The ammo system is basically Control + Gears.

    Point ManPoint Man11 päivää sitten
  • Oh look a paid for review by a Sony fanboy, this is totally trustworthy in every way, shape and form

    Danny MorrowDanny Morrow11 päivää sitten
  • pls don't plague this with micro transactions

    consi misyonconsi misyon11 päivää sitten