Why you should pay attention to PS Plus’ iron tails on PS5, PS4
One of April’s PS Plus Essential offerings, Tale of Iron is a tough-as-nails 2D RPG that you might have missed. Fret not, we’re here to tell you why you should check it out beyond the fact that, you know, you’ll have access to it starting April 4th with an active PS Plus membership.
Iron Tails tells the story of Redgi, a rat prince trying to reclaim his lost kingdom from the imperial ambitions of the Reptile Toads. The animated trailer below sets the scene perfectly and is narrated by the brilliant Doug Cockle, perhaps best known for his role as Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Gameplay is a weighty affair, requiring nerves of steel as you’ll need to commit to each action in the style of 2D Soulslikes such as Salt & Century and Hollow Knight. Redgi is able to equip different armor sets and weapon types to meet the odds, taking a strategic, methodical approach to combat.
Don’t let the woodland charm fool you, Tales of Iron has a reputation as a challenging game with plenty of tough bosses to overcome. If and when you conquer your quest (which will take 8-10 hours), you can dive into the post-game expansion, Bloody Mouth.
Iron Tails sits as a fine companion to the more relaxed 3D Sackboy: A Big Adventure and the genre-blending Meet Your Maker , with the former having something particularly worth exploring.
Are you checking out Iron Tails in April, or have you played it before? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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