Name: That’s You!
Developer: Wish Studios
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PlayLink for PlayStation 4
Released: 4, July (PS Plus) 5, July (Retail)

 

Sony are publishing a new video game in hopes of bringing in more casual gamers into the market. How are they going to do that?; by using a new platform they call “PlayLink”. This new platform uses smartphones and tablets as controllers instead of the standard Dualshock 4. And we are looking more into a new game called “That’s You” in this review that’s using this new platform.

 

What is That’s You!?

That’s You! is a new party game that’s all about you and your friends. By combining your console, smartphone or tablet and of course a TV will That’s You! Bring you tons of questions about the people in the room (or online). Answer questions by multiple choice, drawing and photo activities You’ll need to download an app on your smart device, it’s free to download and doesn’t require tons of battery or space.

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Good to know facts

  • That’s You! is the first title who uses PlayLink
  • Smart devices and your console must be on the same Wifi / Network
  • Can be played up to six players on the same TV
  • Can not play multiple persons on the same screen online
  • Use jokers to double your score if you think your opponents will answer the same as you
  • There are thousands of questions integrated in That’s You!, but you can also create your own questions ingame.

 

Launch Trailer

 

Gameplay
This game requires you to have friends, and if you want to play online you’ll need to have them on your friendslist. The gameplay is simple and easy to pick up, and that’s a good thing if you want to add older or other family members who aren’t familiar with technology. However, the amount of fun depends a lot on you and your friends creativity. The in-game announcer isn’t that funny as they try to be. Further into a game session, you’ll get questions that requires you to either draw a picture or take a selfie to look like an animal or other different faces. This is something that can be really interesting if people are playing serious, and not drawing / taking dirty pictures.

Each round has different themes such as classroom, jail, camp site and more.

 

(Would this person rather eat snakes or starve to death?)

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Soundtrack / Graphics

The graphics might not be to impressive to look at, but it’s just “background noise”.

But bringing up realtime photos of you and friends is a nice touch, the game isn’t fast and realistic graphics, but sure does a good try to be a party game for everyone. The soundtrack might be annoying in length though, not that the soundtrack is bad. It’s just that the numerous of different soundtrack is kind of low and repetitive.


Verdict

That’s You! does work impressively with the new platform PlayLink, sadly this title has it’s flaws even for a question party game. This title limits the availability for people to join on the same screen online, for example; two couples wants to play each other online because of distance, only one of each couple can join the game. But it brings out your creativity and the game is easy to learn how to play, even for your “non-gamers” in your family or friends.

 

6/10


+ Easy to learn
+ Brings out your creativity
+ Works perfect with PlayLink
– Repetitive soundtrack
– Limited online access
– Repetitive gameplay  

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