[PlayStation 5] No Son Of Mine Review
No Son of Mine from Feardemic and Maciej Radwa?ski is a challenging first-person survival horror game on PS5. Check out our No Son of Mine review!
No Son of Mine from Feardemic and Maciej Radwa?ski is a challenging first-person survival horror game on PlayStation 5. For this one, you’ll be exploring a school to try and find out why it’s become haunted by a dangerous entity. Will you be able to find the truth before the monster finds you? It’s a game that mixes stealth, combat, puzzle solving, and exploration as you try to learn more about what is really going on.
You are armed with the CB 9000, a resourceful tool that can be the difference between life and death. It can be charged to unleash a mighty blast that can deal considerable damage. It even has some lights that let you know if you’re in the clear or if things are about to get very, very bad for you. If you see the CB 9000 with a blinking light going crazy, you’re in big, big trouble!
How will you play this one? You’ll use the left analog stick to walk around each area. You can run by pressing and holding down the L1 button, but this will end up making more noise. The X button will be for interacting with objects. You can activate your flashlight by pressing up on the D-Pad. The right analog stick will be used for aiming, and you can shoot with the R2 button, reloading with the Square button if you have an item to instantly reload the CB 9000.
You’ll soon gain access to a red filter, which can be activated with the R1 button. Using the red filter will allow you to see the child. Pressing in on the right analog stick will allow your character to perform a quick U-turn. You can slow down time a bit by pressing the L2 button, which is useful for short bursts. And if you’re ever stumped, pressing in on the Touchpad on the DualSense will open up your clues inventory. If you have an item to heal your wounds and lower your corruption, you can activate it with the Triangle button.
Your enemy can attack at any time and from anywhere, so you’ll need to always be on high alert to survive. As a heads-up, if the lights go out, that’s your cue to run somewhere safe. Fighting in the dark is a bad idea. All is not lost when the child finds you and manages to capture you. Every time this happens, its corruption will start to seep in more and more, up until you’re no longer yourself and are long gone from what you used to know as reality.
To counter this, you’ll need to keep an eye out for the special green canisters sprinkled around here and there. Interacting with these will make it possible to rid yourself of some of the corruption. You should certainly make a run at them… that is, as long as doing so doesn’t put you in danger and send you on a path straight into darkness. Remember, darkness is very, very bad for your well-being.
Trophy-wise, this is one of those rare games launching in 2023 that does not have a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy. What it does offer is a list with 3 Bronze trophies, 4 Silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies for you to work on. You’ll get trophies for landing 25 hits in a single run, completing the game on Normal, on Insane, and on Demented, obtaining all of the upgrades, rushing through the game and beating it as fast as possible, going 4 minutes without being spotted – and no, hiding in closets or safe areas does not count – beating the game without dying a single time, and not firing a single shot until you absolutely have to.
No Son of Mine is a challenging first-person survival horror game on PS5. As you explore an abandoned school, you’ll be chased around by a monster that seems to be trying to point you in the right direction so that you can find out the truth… or die in the process. It’s a journey that should take you around 2-3 hours to complete at most, depending on your experience with similar games. No Son of Mine is out on PlayStation 5 with a $14.99 price tag.
This No Son of Mine review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Feardemic.