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The tie-in, "tech demo", is much more than this. What an incredible score for it. 47 reviews and averaging 82

Nov 6, 2020
100
Look, I’m blown away by this game. It can absolutely compete with the platforming greats, and I’m including Mario in that comment. It’s that good. It doesn’t overstay its welcome and it doesn’t overuse mechanics or reuse stages. It’s a very refined and beautiful world that I think is a tremendous introduction to the Playstation 5 and the Dual Sense controller. But even if it was neither of those things, Astro’s Playroom is a great platforming game that I’d still highly recommend.
Nov 6, 2020
90
Astro’s Playroom is deserving of every single superlative you’re likely to hear associated with it. As a platformer, it’s a varied and entertaining experience that’s constantly introducing new and exciting ideas over the course of its campaign. And as a DualSense tech demo, it’s similarly effective at showcasing the power and potential of Sony’s new hardware. But perhaps above all, this is a love letter to the legacy of PlayStation, and it feels fitting that as we enter an exciting new chapter from an undeniably iconic gaming brand, we take a moment to remember the milestones that got us to this point.
Nov 6, 2020
90
Believe me when I tell you that as soon as your PS5 is ready, what you should do before anything else, is to start playing Astro's Playroom. You will have time for the other games, this is the one that will really feel you in a completely new generation of consoles that can do things that definitely, something like the PS4 could not.
Nov 6, 2020
82
Astro’s Playroom is an incredible surprise that shows off all the things the DualSense can do. It’s a game that gives you a taste of what playing on PS5 can feel like, and every owner of the console should try it.
Nov 6, 2020
80
Astro's Playroom is charming, fun and makes amazing use of all the new Dualsense features. Is it a perfect game? No, not at all - it's quite short and too easy. But this is probably the best game Sony could've shipped with PS5 consoles.
Nov 6, 2020
80
At its best, Astro’s Playroom recaptures the magic of my favorite Lego video games – except the license on display is the PlayStation brand instead of something like Star Wars or Marvel. The cameos are plentiful and amusing, with franchises that go beyond the first-party catalogue, along with some surprisingly deep cuts that made me feel very old. But in the midst of all that history, Astro feels like an adorably fresh face; I’m glad to see the character break out of the confines of VR and reach out to a broader audience. Astro’s Playroom may not be the deepest or most ambitious game on PS5, but its humor and playfulness are just delightful.
Nov 6, 2020
70
Astro Bot has replaced Knack as the cute Sony mascot and I’m okay with it.
Seems like the title of best tie-in since Wii Sports is well deserved (not that there was that strong of a competition, but ok). And yes it is the new cutie mascot of Sony.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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After the PSVR game, I'm convinced that little robot should be the PlayStation mascot.



mZuzek loves Smeags. 😢

If it was a lenghier game it would likely score considerably higher.Time to invest on a full scale game.I wouldn't mind a customizable Astrobot as PS new mascot, btw.



Using the same assets I'd love them to dive straight into development of a full fledged Astrobot Title (2022). It really has the charm and quality to be their flagship platformer



d21lewis said:
After the PSVR game, I'm convinced that little robot should be the PlayStation mascot.

Not to forget there is the two tech demo's for PS4 that are funny as well, and it have 2 PSVR titles if I'm not wrong.

The titles I remember with Asobi/Astro

Playroom, no reviews

Playroom VR, got an average 74 review

Astro Bot Rescue Mission, got an average 90 review.

It really should get a full title.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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Some Astro news is coming soon, according to the director. Astro could be the next big family-friendly franchise from Sony.

"Astro will be back with news soon. Until then, have a great time with your PS5..." link.



Adorable. I am excited to play it when I finally get a PS5.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1gWECYYOSo

Please Watch/Share this video so it gets shown in Hollywood.

Astral said:

Some Astro news is coming soon, according to the director. Astro could be the next big family-friendly franchise from Sony.

"Astro will be back with news soon. Until then, have a great time with your PS5..." link.

Guess we are going to get a full game from Astro.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Wow, congrats. Honestly thought this was little more then the equivalent of Wii Sports.



Does this game have a platinum trophy? It might be the first title I play when I get a PS5 lol.