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Best PS4 Games List – #42 OlliOlli

Developer: Roll7

Publisher: Devolver Digital

PS4 Release Date: August 26, 2014 

Skateboarding is so complicated that even transferring its difficulty in real life to a 2D game still bears complexity. Such is the case with OlliOlli, originally a PS Vita Indie title that started making its way through the home console cycle more than a year after it first launched. Each course runs mostly on a simple decline, with ramps, rails and jumps to navigate on your board. Doing flips, nailing grinds and even landing safely on your board when hitting the ground (inputting a button upon contact with the flat ground) are all required to keep a gnarly score and a tight score multiplier going.

With the PS4, the simple sprite animation doesn’t convert too well on bigger screen. The improvements that come with inputting maneuvers with the DualShock 4 analog sticks, however, are more than tangible. What’s most important is that you keep your flow going and bring style to your speed. It’s a shame that the detailed background layers become secondary when players focus on the foreground, as still present more fondly than the blur of intense action ahead of you.

Next: #41 Outlast