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  • Summary: Astro and his crew lead you on a magical introduction through PS5 in this fun platformer that comes pre-loaded on PS5. Explore four worlds, each based on PS5’s console components. Each area showcases innovative gameplay that taps into the new features of the PS5’s DualSense wireless controller.
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Jan 21, 2021
    100
    With all around fantastic gameplay, graphics, design, and just overall fun, I’d argue that under different circumstances, this could have even been considered a game of the year contender. I never realized just how much the Sony PlayStation had influenced my life until I played this game.
  2. Nov 6, 2020
    90
    Astro’s Playroom is an exciting 3D platformer full of surprise and wonder. While its task of introducing the PS5 controller’s new features can sometimes be a double-edged sword, full-fledged implementation of the DualSense’s haptic feedback creates a next-gen experience only possible on the PS5. The game design of adding new ideas for each level, iterating on them, and then switching them for something completely different is reminiscent of Nintendo’s design philosophy, and Astro does it just as well as Mario. At the same time, Astro’s adventure through the history of PlayStation is a journey only Sony can deliver.
  3. Despite beating the game, I find myself returning to Astro’s Playroom for its pure joy.
  4. Nov 15, 2020
    83
    As well as being an excellent demonstration of the future ahead for owners of the PS5, Astro’s Playroom serves as an excellent, albeit brief platformer. You’ll find that just as the game really begins to come into its own, it ends, and that’s an almighty shame, but will likely you leaving salivating at the prospect of what is to come for Astro Bot and friends.
  5. Nov 12, 2020
    80
    More than just a tech demo for the DualSense controller, Astro’s Playroom is a stunning showcase for the PS5 and the very first game that you have to try out on the next-gen system. Fine-tuned for maximum haptic feedback fun, Astro’s return is a marvel that celebrates the past and the future of the PlayStation.
  6. Nov 6, 2020
    80
    Cute as everything and very well paced, Astro’s Playroom is a nice little treat for PlayStation 5 buyers.
  7. Nov 6, 2020
    70
    Astro Bot has replaced Knack as the cute Sony mascot and I’m okay with it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 468
  1. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    Adorable, fun, lovingly made. The happiness of this game is just what 2020 needed.
  2. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    As a tech demo to demonstrate the dual sense controller. The greatest tech demo ever created so easily a 10 nothing tops it
  3. Dec 12, 2020
    10
    What a fun platformer game. While the game is short (6h for platinum trophy), it is a delightfully playful and energetic game. The best partWhat a fun platformer game. While the game is short (6h for platinum trophy), it is a delightfully playful and energetic game. The best part is that’s it’s totally FREE! This is the best way to try out the new controllers haptics and triggers while you first install other games. This game especially hits home for those who have played or owned previous Sony consoles, as it brings back old fond memories. The haptics and triggers in this game are on a class of its own. No game in 2020 has such brilliant implementation of the haptics and triggers. Expand
  4. May 2, 2022
    10
    Perfect game to demonstrate the new dual sense controller, fun for anyone and perfect trophy list. I found myself in my 30s enjoying this gamePerfect game to demonstrate the new dual sense controller, fun for anyone and perfect trophy list. I found myself in my 30s enjoying this game in its entirety. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2020
    10
    Best gane ever!, the gane play, the references, the sound, the way it shows the control, the desing and graphics, great game
  6. Mar 22, 2021
    9
    Nostalgia Hasta Para Llevar

    JUGABILIDAD: Los que tengan duda respecto a si Astro es un juego o un “tech demo” no tienen de que
    Nostalgia Hasta Para Llevar

    JUGABILIDAD:
    Los que tengan duda respecto a si Astro es un juego o un “tech demo” no tienen de que preocuparse. No solo es un juego a toda regla, sino que está claro que Astro llegó para quedarse.

    La integración con el DualSense es, obviamente, lo más destacable. Y no es para menos, Astro es capaz de mostrar cada feature del control de una forma perfectamente integrada al juego: Cosas como el efecto de las gotas de lluvia en el DualSense, acompañado del sonido que emana de la bocina del propio control es una experiencia que nunca había experimentado. Es única.

    Y así pueden mencionarse otros muchos ejemplos, pero Astro es una experiencia que debe vivirse de primera mano.

    Eso sí, es un juego mas bien corto. Aunque intenso es jugabilidad.

    GRÁFICOS:
    Bonita gama de colores, y buen diseño visual que es agradable pero no destaca por ser precisamente asombroso como sí que lo han tenido otro tipo de plataformers (Rayman Legends o Tearaway)

    Hay detalles bonitos, como que las gotas de lluvia formen los símbolos clásicos de la franquicia, que es algo que no puede dejar de mencionarse. Pero en general es un juego que no destaca por su apartado artístico.

    SONIDO:
    Tanto el soundtrack que emana del televisor, como los efectos de sonido que lo hacen del DualSense son dignos de un plataformer de culto. Piezas bien hechas, adictivas, apropiadas y divertidas.

    Y, aunque la música es buena, lo maravilloso son los efectos de sonido de cada nivel.

    INNOVACIÓN:
    Los guiños a juegos clásicos de Playstation son un homenaje que se agradece. Sony de verdad que ha lanzado uno de los mejores plataformers de los últimos años, y es un juego que se disfrutará especialmente por quienes hemos experimentado las consolas Sony desde sus inicios.
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  7. Aug 11, 2021
    0
    It's boring and for children, mechanics are not good, graphics are boring, controller feels horrible

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