That’s You is now available for PS Plus owners, and it has gotten a fairly solid response from critics, though it isn’t revolutionary. Party games have never really been of high quality or must play, so seeing Sony’s new PlayLink game get decent reviews isn’t a bad thing. The fact that it’s a “free” game for PS Plus owners is a nice bonus, and should make the PS4 a more social console than it was before.
Based on 10 review scores, Metacritic has totalled the game’s rating as a 73, which is an okay score for a title that debuted as a free PS Plus game. Sony is working on more of these titles, so it will be interesting to see if they become better or just end up with similar scores.
PlayStation Universe has stated the following, while giving the game it’s highest score thus far, with an 80. “A fine, novel way to progress the party game genre, That’s You! is a surprisingly good, goofy time. Smart use of its PlayLink smartphone app, customizable questions, and photo-fiddling nonsense, make this a winning title.”
The Sixth Axis gave That’s You a 70, praising the game for showing Sony’s dedication to the gimmick, but also criticizing it for not being too interesting. Other games in the PlayLink series look to do far more interesting things with your mobile phone, but as far as a proof of concept goes, That’s You! certainly makes the case for the system, even if it’s not as convenient as it could be. If you have PlayStation Plus, it’s worth downloading both the game and the app to see for yourself how it all works, and while I personally felt this one doesn’t have the legs to hold interest beyond a couple of games, the technology behind it shows promise.