First Class Trouble is a party / social deduction game and is available this month on PS Plus for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This is a multiplayer game in the same vein as Among Us which is coming to console next month. First Class Trouble plays very similarly to Among Us where you start as a group of humans on an old-fashioned spaceship with an aesthetic similar to Fallout in a lot of ways. There are of course a couple of imposters amongst the group called Personoids which are basically like robots pretending to be humans.
The idea when playing as the humans are that you need to progress through the levels of the ship and try to survive the pitfalls that the ship is throwing at you but also trying to survive these Personoids as well whose only mission is to kill you. When the game starts you get to customize your character and dress them in a number of outfits. There is a vast array of outfits for you to choose from and some of these will obviously be microtransactions and how the developers will make money on First Class Trouble as it released as a PS Plus free game this month.
You do unlock extra outfits as you progress through levels in the game. Each time you level up there is a small handful of outfits you unlock so there are ways to unlock more outfits while you play through the game. First Class Trouble is a multiplayer-only game and you have to progress through each level by finding 3 different colored keycards. They are all hidden on the level but at the same time the oxygen is running out so you need to keep finding oxygen tanks and putting oxygen back into the ship to keep you alive a little bit longer.
There are secret rooms you need to find and some of them you’ll need to do using teamwork as you can talk to the other players on your microphone. There are some sections where you will need 2 people to open a door so you have to try and call people over to help you but bearing in mind some of these won’t be humans and they’re out to get you and not help you.
So, there’s a risk and reward element to First Class Trouble in that sense as you take a risk if you’re working with somebody because they could actually choose to help you, and then when you think they’re on your side they can stab you in the back and kill you. There are certain things that you need to do as teamwork and there are certain things you can do on your own. You need to find various things that will help you throughout the level like fire extinguishers that will put out fires that will get you to new levels.
You can also find clues that will suggest who the Personoids are and it will filter that down so it gives you a couple of choices. At the end of each level and if you progress through and find all the keycards for that level and move on to the next it will give you the opportunity as a group to vote on who you think the Personoids are.
Sometimes you might spot someone do something a bit dodgy on one of the levels as you might see them trying to kill someone, or see them pick up a weapon or sabotage the oxygen which you can do as a Personoid. Afterward when it’s time to vote you can tell the other players what you witnessed and can vote that player off as a group. If all the Personoids get voted off then you’ve won that round.
In First Class Trouble if you start the levels as a Personoid your main aim is to stop the human characters from progressing so you got to sneak around and you’ve got little shortcuts that only you can use. There are syringe weapons that you can find hidden on the levels that you can sneak up behind a human character to inject them and kill them. You can sabotage the oxygen and a whole number of sneaky things in order to try and kill the humans and make it through the level in one piece.
I’ll be honest there is a lot of fun to be had with First Class Trouble as it’s actually not too bad at all but it does get a bit repetitive. It doesn’t really change up the gameplay that much other than aesthetically as there will be different levels that you need to navigate and find out where the puzzles, secret doors, and more are. Sometimes things are in different places but it is a little bit repetitive and to be honest, sometimes you will start a game and it’s full of people trying to ruin the game for others who don’t want to play the game properly by just doing stupid things.
There are certain things you could pick up to defend yourself as a human for example throwing champagne bottles at Personoids to knock them out for a short time and a few other objects to defend yourself but other than that you have to use your wits. I had quite a lot of fun in First Class Trouble except for a couple of matches where people acted like idiots and it’s worth checking out. It’s a fun party game especially with friends and if you enjoy games like Among Us then you will definitely enjoy this game.
First Class Trouble will be available to PlayStation Plus members until Monday, December 6.
First Class Trouble is a fun party social deduction game that's very similar to the popular game Among Us. Like other social deduction games, the Residents must complete specific objectives and prevent the Personoids from doing their evil deeds and killing the humans. It has a few different mechanics and some unique ways to kill off other players which were fun, especially with friends.