I’m going to try to do at least a heads up post about the free games, I meant to do this much earlier but you still have time to download the free games from the PlayStation Network.
Thanks to redditor, Bocarprowler, for providing the original links and creating a thread with the games.
Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion – PS4 Link, free game is for Vita but Crossbuy with PS4
Amplitude PS4 – It isn’t suppose to be a crossbuy, but for me at least, I can download it after claiming the PS3 version, YMMV
Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion – Vita link, game is Crossbuy with PS4 (doesn’t appear free yet, PS4 version is)
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I haven’t had a chance to play any of these but I’m glad people were able to figure out how to get Amplitude to be cross-buy.
Here are some helpful videos to better explain what the games are like:
Thanks to PlayStationGrenade for hosting their always excellent video summary of the game.
Thanks to Platinum Chasers for reviewing the games with a trophy hunter’s experiences.
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Steep is a snowboarding game.
Portal Knights is a Minecraft inspired game with a storyline.
Amplitude is a Guitar Hero rhythm style game but with space ships instead of a guitar.
Fallen Legion : Flames of Rebellion looks like a fun RPG game. Doesn’t seem like that much information is available about the trophies.
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I’ll probably try Amplitude and Fallen Legion eventually.
We have officially one more month of PS3 and Vita games. PlayStation is going to stop offering these games in March but we’re still not sure if that means March offers PS3/Vita games or if that is the first month that those systems will no longer offer those games. I’m hoping for a stellar March to send those systems off with a proper farewell but I have no idea what games would even fall in that category. If it is Uncharted : Golden Compass, I might have to buy me a Vita that month as I want to play that game so much!
I’ve seen people getting the plat for Steep in r/Trophies
But everyone says how hard it is. I might play Steep just for the fun of it. I was so excited about Spider-Man that I knew I wasn’t going to make time to play any of these free games. Maybe in February I’ll start that goal. I guess the best thing for me would to make this type of post to get the word out on it (not like PlayStation really needs my help with that) and then try to make an end of the month post where I provide my experiences with the games. I supposed I still have time for that with the January games but it doesn’t look like that will ideally work out at this time.
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One of the things that is getting in my way of games is my current obsession with PlayStation Access.
Here is their video for the January games:
Thanks to PlayStation Access for hosting their video.
I went through a spell of watching WatchMojo videos and I kept being shown videos for PlayStation Access but I ignored them until I finally decided to give it a chance. My favorite is Rob as he’s the one that makes a Top Seven list as the Friday Feature.
There is a playlist of 199 videos, so he has been making them for at least three years and I’m slowly making my way through them. There is just so much content and with only ten to fourteen minutes per one, one would think I could knock them out easily but it isn’t easy to navigate through the 199 video link as my phone isn’t keeping track of where I left off. It does help that some weeks, I feel I could skip them or I just take the suggested next video but I’ve been enjoying my time with the backlog.
Rob makes me wish that I enjoyed Metal Gear IV more, as I just felt lost while playing the game. I do want to pick up Ni No Kuni II one of these days, as that game looks like it will scratch my itch for a good RPG and Persona 5 seems a tad intense for me.
He’s also a huge Final Fantasy fan and back in the 90s, I chose Chrono Trigger (I have no regrets) but it made Final Fantasy the other title and I never got around to playing any of them besides a copy of the first game that I bought at a yard sale. Even that game, I felt lost with but I was young and dumb. I also tried Final Fantasy IV that came in the Final Fantasy Chronicles (that also included Chrono Trigger for the PSOne). I told myself, once I was done with Chrono Trigger, I’ll commit time to play FFIV but I never did. I started it but then I just wanted to play more Chrono Trigger.
Rob reminds me of myself, an older game (but he’s younger than me by at least three years), has a young child at home, a wife, and a full time job. He’s usually committing on how he doesn’t have much time to commit to video games but he still plays open world games but he also has an appreciation for shorter more narrative driven games, so we share that in common too.
I like how I’ve gotten to know the other hosts as well through Rob’s videos. I still haven’t learned their names but I like them when they show up.
They have an app you can download if you are in the UK but it isn’t available in North America, which is a lost opportunity, I think.
I was reminded they have a PlayStation theme that I downloaded forever ago as it was free and it had “PlayStation” in the title.
I found a helpful website:
That’s Hollie (who just left the show, being replaced by Rosie), Rob, Dave, and Nathan. Dave seems to be the main supporting player in Rob’s videos. I’ve named them as per the bottom image, odd how they flipped Dave and Nathan there.
I tried to add Rob as a friend through the PS4 but he’s not accepting friends but I can follow him and that’s good enough, I also follow him on Twitter too.
While trying to struggle to find the Access app and to befriend Rob, Walker Dennis thought Rob and I were friends already so when I commented to myself but aloud, about how the friendship was block, Walker was quick to say “Look, Daddy, best friend who block you.” And whenever I am watching one of the videos, he still comments on it, so that’s been fun.
I don’t use the theme, of course, but it is nice that it is there if I want to use it.
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I’m in the end game of Spider-Man, I’ve defeated Electro and Vulture and I’m moving onto Rhino and Scorpion next.
We got Walker Dennis the Lego Batman Story Pack for Lego Dimensions so we’ve been playing that too. I also just bought him the Back to the Future level pack through eBay so I’m waiting for that to come in as well, should be next week. I’m also bidding on a Green Arrow for $15 (currently) and I’m willing to go to $20 but $30 is asking too much. Supergirl goes for $50 usually and that’s even way more than I’m willing to pay for a single character.
I’m thinking of buying one a pack a month but we’ll see if I stick with that or not. We are so close to getting all of the DLC trophies and I really have my sights on Fantastic Beasts as it is the final story pack we don’t own so that one I’m committed too.
Walker really wants Beetlejuice too, as Powerpuff Girls’ red brick provides a big head mode and Bettlejuice offers a Tiny Head mode. Plus, I still regret not just buying it when I had it in my hands at Wal-Mart. So I refuse to buy it for more than ten dollars and I’ve seen it for that much on eBay so it is a matter of time now. Maybe in March. As long as he has the gold bricks to instantly upgrade the vehicles, I’m tempted to buy him a new pack. He has 52 currently, so that’s five vehicles or items so we have time. Plus, each pack essentially offers more gold brick opportunities so it all works out. He had 104 gold bricks at one point but after Christmas, he had seven until we started actually playing the levels. It is so satisfying getting all of the minikits from levels and rescuing characters. Besides the trophies from level and story packs, it pretty much is only for bragging rights at this point.
We still need the following level packs:
We are at 86% completion rate though, which is cool. But we’re so close but these last three are usually $40 each and that’s way too much but if I can bid on something low, that’ll be nicer on the wallet and my mind.
Walker really wants Emmett, who also goes for like $20 and we don’t really need him with how Chase McCain does everything Emmett does and so much more, but with Lego Movie 2 coming out, it makes sense that Emmett is in demand.
Walker is obsessed with Lego Batman right now, watching the movie on VUDU whenever he gets the chance, so he really wants the Joker and Harley Quinn back and Bane too. He also wants Excalibur Batman, who isn’t even in that movie!, but he comes with the Sword ability that Finn also has, so that’s at least one benefit to Excalibur Batman. Well, until we buy the Adventure Time pack.
Once I finish the Story Packs and get the three Level packs, I’ll concentrate on opening up on the worlds we don’t have access to such as
Teen Titans Go
Wizard of Oz
So those are my Lego Dimensions goals.