If you’ve only got pennies for one game this week, let me tell you straight up that Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is the one you need to get. It’s out today and I’ve spent the last couple of days re-living the same day, over and over and over, and I’m still having a blast.
The game isn’t your typical fare, mind, as it’s a “narrative adventure” game that puts you through the same shit again and again. Normally that’d be something to complain about – the repetition, that is – but here it works, given the universe the game is set in.
You play as Phil Connors Jr, the son of Bill Murray’s original character in the hit Groundhog Day movie. You need to get Phil Jr out of his rut as he visits his family in Punxsutawney to celebrate his late father’s life and work. You’ll solve puzzles, muck around with other characters, some even from the movie, and eventually turn bad Phil Jr into a good lad.
“This was a rare opportunity to take an incredibly iconic IP and use it as a jumping-off point to explore modern ideas and themes,” said Raul Rubio, CEO and Creative Director of Tequila
Works. “But ‘Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son’ is also just flat-out fun. It’s up to players to get Phil Jr. out of the mess he’s in, which leads to some comedic, irreverent and thrilling moments throughout the game.”
Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is out now on PSVR and PC virtual reality stores for the fair sum of $29.99. I’ve only had a handful of hours with the game at this point, but expect to read my review very soon.
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)