I was writing this for another post but then I realized there is enough here for a separate post. I’ve been thinking lately about how I could do a quick recipe post and then the “what I watched/listen to last week” as a separate post, but that seems silly as the recipe posts are never very long.
keep thinking about, once I have the PS4 hooked up, when am I even going to play any games? I might try to wake up at 5am and play, but my wife seems to wake up around 4am and sadly, can’t go back to sleep so that might not work. I can try to do it on my Shopko nights but if my son is still awake (he tries to stay up to see me) then I won’t be playing on those nights. Just not sure when I’ll be able to do it. When he naps, on the weekends, we try to watch a show but he has not been taking naps so I’m not sure. If he had a sibling, he wouldn’t need so much attention but I work so much, that I like to give him so much attention. The waking up early is probably my best option. This is definitely a first world problem but I don’t often get those. It’ll probably be used for Netflix and Hulu, mostly, but I’m getting a few games that I’m hoping to actually play on a frequent basis.
I keep reading lists of Must Own games for the PS4. I’m getting Grand Theft Auto V and Fallout 4. I saw that Gamestop has the Game of the Year edition of Fallout 4, so I’l have to buy the DLC pack. I also saw that you can get KITT (the car from Knight Rider) in GTAV, so I’m going to want to do that as early as possible. Though I can’t find the step by step process on how to do it. I saw that it is super expensive and is part of a DLC pack, so I’ll have to download that one. I just looked up the word for that DLC and now I’m seeing that GTA Online might be a separate thing? Is it separate from V or is that just the fancy word for the multiplayer mode? KITT is in the Import / Export DLC, one of the later cars. It isn’t a separate game on Amazon so it must be within GTA V. I guess I’ll find out soon.
I’m also hoping to get the Uncharted Trilogy (for the third game) and 4, plus Lost Legacy. I’ve been also wanting The Last of Us (also by Naughty Dogs – who develops the Uncharted series). But then I read (or was reminded) that isn’t the Ellen Page game, Beyond : Two Souls is which there is a double game of that and Heavy Rain, that I really want.
Speaking of Naughty Dogs, my wife is getting the Crash Bandicoot trilogy, which I’ll probably end up playing for her. We’re also getting Little Big Planet 3 for the family too. My son likes racing games so I need to add Gran Turismo Sport for that purpose. I may be wrong, LBP3 might be a future purchase, I’m not sure now.
I just checked metacritic.com for best racing games for PS4 –
I’m just going to go ahead and switch out Gran Turismo for F1, as I’m not loyal to any racing game franchise.
I want to also get Batman Arkham Knight, to finish that story. I still haven’t played Origins either but I’ve heard I can skip that one.
I also want to get TMNT : Mutants in Manhattan. I’ve heard it isn’t a stellar game but it is pretty good for a Ninja Turtles game. Like, people wanted more from it but what they got, was pretty decent.
In researching games, I found some that sound super interesting games.
Life is Strange sounds super interesting.
Hellblade : Senua’s Sacrifice sounds like a brand new type of game.
Rachelle of Living Between Wednesdays talks about Lego Marvel’s Avengers, with how fun the Farmhouse segments were.
I’m a nut for Peggle so that could be fun on the PS4. Maybe a tad silly but another family game.
I never got to play Red Dead Redemption, and it looks amazing. The prequel comes out next year as does Far Cry 5. I’ve never played a Far Cry game before, but it is set in Montana (where I live) so I feel compelled to play it. It is a fictional city, of course, plus super stereotypical of who people think Montanans are but I’m not from here, so I’m fine with it.
I keep reading how much there is to do in Witcher 3 but I’m not the biggest sorcery / fantasy guy.
Until Dawn also sounds like an incredible game, I’ll want to get that at some point.
I’m regretting getting two massive open world games in Fallout 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5. I wouldn’t mind a smaller or more linear game to play, along side those two.
Then my research took me to easy games to platinum and found a fun list of those games.
Some sound fun and easy but I’m not sure if I want to throw down twenty dollars just for easy trophies. Though I’m curious about the TellTale games, when I wasn’t before reading that list.
I also found this list :
Which has several games on it that seem like they would be fun for my wife and me. She likes a good puzzle game, and I like games that push the graphic card, to justify the system and the fancy TV.
Those games would be : The Witness / The Last Guardian / Inside / Abzu / Flower / Journey
I kept finding game lists for games that came out in 2017 but I wanted a more comprehensive list. I also like that we are buying this system in probably its second to last year so a slew of games should be more affordable but if not, time tested.
This is probably the most comprehensive list I could find. i like how they have it by Metascore and another list created by users (that keeps track of the metascore, too).
I feel like the user list might be the one I listen to, even though Witcher 3 is on the top of it.
I’ll be tempted to get Injustice 2 once the Game of the Year edition comes out, unless the Ninja Turtles are lame on it, then I might still pass. I’m not the biggest fighting game guy, or first person shooter nor a racing gamer.
I was tempted by Amazing Spider-Man 2, as it reminded me of Spider-Man 2, being an open world Spider-Man game. I read decent reviews, back in the day. Essentially most of them stated to play it on the PS4 and not the PS3, which was the case for most games where that was an option. Which makes perfect sense.
Night in the Woods sound cute.
We’re getting the 1 terabyte PS4 proper (or it could be a slim, for all I know) so hopefully that is enough memory to last several games.
Here are some other sites that I found with helpful lists.
At lunch, my wife told me that seven games should be enough to hold us over for some time, so I know four of those games. I’ll let you know what the other games are, once I know them.
As I do enjoy making lists (it gives me something to scratch out or strike through), here is the list of games I’m interesting in, broken down into tiers as I’m also way into using the word “tiers.” It really is the little things in life that amuses one, later in life.
Grand Theft Auto V
Uncharted : Lost Legacy
Batman : Arkham Knight
Heavy Rain / Beyond : Two Souls
Crash Bandicoot trilogy
Little Big Planet 3
Lego Marvel’s Avengers
The Last of Us Remastered
TMNT : Mutants in Manhattan
Peggle 2 (11)
Life is Strange
Hellblade : Senua’s Sacrifice
Until Dawn (3)
The Last Guardian
Which is 20 games, and I do enjoy a list divisible by 10, heck, even 25, which is my comic book upbringing coming through for the latter.
okay, so I counted the list and it is 23 games, so I’m not sure how I missed up counting that before. I originally had Peggle 2 on there twice but that doesn’t really help. Oh, I wasn’t counting the games I know we own, that’s how I got to 20 but 23 are listed. Gosh, the difference an hour makes when writing a post!
The second tier games are the ones I discovered after conducting my research.
The third tier is mostly games I think my wife would enjoy and are apparently very nice to see.
The TCL 43″ Classic 1080p Roku LCD TV, is the TV we are going to pair the PS4 with. The Roku TV is how we’ve been addressing it. For Black Friday, it was down to $250 but we’ve committed to paying the $280 for it, as it didn’t time out right for us. My original goal was to “surprise” my wife for it for an anniversary present, as it is the TV she picked out. We like the Roku brand (until it goes wrong, which is rare nowadays) so it does have everything we want in a television set.
I write “surprised” as anything over fifty dollars, we discuss it as one never knows. Such is the married life.