One of the biggest criticisms surrounding Returnal’s initial release was its lofty launch price of £70. Obviously you can pick the game up for much cheaper now but back in April of 2021 there was plenty of discourse surrounding the amount of content available for that price. This was especially true when you factored in the brutal difficulty of some of the later levels, something that was a definite turn-off for a large portion of players.

Although I totally understood the arguments against the price at the time, I fell into the “it’s worth every penny” camp, as I was instantly taken in by Returnal’s dark sci-fi vibes, super slick gameplay and presentation.

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