Walker Dennis and I earned the Platinum for Lego Movie 2 : The Game on Sunday! This makes my 15th Platinum and our second that we earned together after Lego Dimensions.
That character on the left, Walker has started calling, Peter Parker, as Peter Parker is one of the words that he’ll say every six or seventh word, it seems like. He’s a tad obsess at the time.
We had a great time while we played the game. The camera was still a little wonky when we were inside buildings and we seemed to start having rooms not fully load for us when we were playing together but if I dropped out of the game, the room fully loaded at that time. So hopefully by the time the DLC drops in April, they would patch the game to fix on some of those.
We were super happy with our Syspocalypsestar came out! We were able to squeeze all of the buildings onto that tiny map, some of them like the Batcave, take up so much space! I was building most of the purple master brick buildings so I could keep track of which ones we made. So I have Walker play on my PSN account and I play on his non-PSN-connected account. A guest account is what it officially is called. We have one for my beautiful wife but she hasn’t played on her account in quite some time. Walker D got his mother to play Lego Movie 2 for a little bit, she found a few purple master bricks and he was so happy.
Anyway, so I unlocked the City Planner trophy – Build 20 Buildings in Syspocalypsestar. Which the Lego games have been kind enough that if I unlock one on his account, it usually gets reflected on my proper account. Or vice versa, we will complete a level, and both of us will get the trophy, which is really nice. I did notice a few times that it didn’t seem to happen but then it would happen later. So we switched controllers, I made six or eight smaller buildings (he had been building various buildings as well) and I got the trophy and the platinum.
I was getting a tad concern about empty land masses and we still have six buildings left to go but then I discovered we could build on top of the river and the lake so we have a floating zoo and a few other buildings, built right on top of the water. That was pretty fun.
Now we are just waiting for the new DLC, and I’m hoping the three new worlds come with at least two additional trophies each. Simply complete the main quest of the planet and then obtain all master bricks in said planet. If not, we will still have a great time exploring the planets.
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So I kept thinking about the great Indoor Sale that is on the PSN. I didn’t quite have the $60 to buy the Lego Marvel Collection, I held it in my hands at GameStop, but I did not treat myself to it. Walker really wanted to play the first Lego Movie game, and I knew it was $7.99 but it gets as well as $4.99 but since we got the plat in the second game, we were essentially done with that game and I wouldn’t mind just having an active Lego game so we can spend that quality gaming time together. Turns out, there is an Old West DLC pack that comes with four characters and four additional pants, for $2.99 so all together, it was a $10.98 game, which is still cheaper than the $19.99 GameStop wants the game for the game. They said they could easily order it for me but I sort of like the idea of finding it in the store. They currently have their 4 Games for $20 deal but I can never find four games all under $9.99. That would be two free games. I can find one, and maybe a second one and at that point, I’ll buy two random games – and that thought I guess is what makes it a thought I can’t shake, but one day, we’ll take advantage of a deal.
Instead, I bought two $10 PSN and finished off my gift card that my wife got me for my birthday. Which had $50 on it and I essentially spent it all on what Walker wanted. We got TellTale’s Back to the Future game, a Spider-Man Funko character from the PS4 game, and two PSN cards. Which I still have $12 from, that I will eventually spend on myself. I’m just trying to keep $20 in the wallet for the day I finally treat myself to the Arkham Knight Season Pass, which is well worth it for $20 but it can go as low as $7.99 and for $8, it is super worth it. Especially as I won’t really do all of the combat challenges. What I should do is just buy the Season of Infamy like I want but I do want those other Batsuits and Batmobile designs. I’m a patient gamer so I can wait. I just have the all consuming thoughts I have to fight back.
So I bought the two cards, the nice guy at GameStop gave Walker another Emmet and Star collection. Walker kept wanting me to tell the nice clerk why we were buying two PSN cards, even though he could clearly hear us talk about what our intentions were but Walker is still a tad hard to understand (especially when he’s excited) so I told him, he told us a nice story about how he was watching a Chris Pratt interview and the interview ended and the screen notified him that if he stuck around, he can watch the first Lego Movie and he totally did! That movie still holds up! The second one is in stores on May 7th, so we have it added to our Amazon cart.
But this link doesn’t mention Digital Copy, so I won’t be adding that one to our cart just yet but I’m hoping the digital copy gets added to the link or as an option. What we should do is just buy it directly from Vudu but I’m not sure if we are there yet.
So now Walker has five Emmets and now a happy star face item and a sad star face item. And two spares of each in our spare container.
I spent the weekend assembling furniture (a cabinet, a shoe rack and a bookshelf) so our place is coming along nicely but I didn’t get a chance to buy the first Lego Movie game. From what I see in our trophy list, Walker was able to beat the Prologue and the first three levels, so that’s great. I see there is a glitchy trophy so hopefully he didn’t break the bench outside of Emmet’s house as we’re supposed to wait until we have Batman do all that but worst case, I create a second file and do it there. I had to help him do a few of the sections but then I gave it right back and went downstairs to continue unpacking and assembling. We finally got everything out of boxes, so that feels great. We just need another cabinet for our board games (we have so many!) and to hang pictures, and I think we might be done for the most part, outside of other decorative goals.
I have to rewatch the second movie again but I might have to say I enjoyed the second one more but it might just be because it has more than two memorable songs.
I’m really hoping we can watch the Captain Marvel movie, especially before Endgame but there hasn’t been any talk of doing that.
I haven’t played any more of Cosmic Star Heroine besides maybe an extra hour, maybe? I unlocked Sue and we’re still on the original planet, we are still in the process of escaping the AFI. We were so close with Lego Movie 2, I just committed to that and then I was tired after watching our shows and went straight to sleep. With The Voice, we are crazy behind on our shows, and the moving, but we are getting Walker back onto a proper sleeping schedule with the move so we actually have like two hours to be adults which is nice.
We are caught up with Supergirl, Arrow, and Flash. We might have three episodes of Riverdale but we are caught up with all of our Hulu shows too. I haven’t heard much about Riverdale so it was my fourth wanted show. I want to keep up Supergirl as Jon Cryer is Lex Luthor and I thought he did a great job in his first of three episodes.
He did a great episode with Michael Rosenbaum that I was tempted to relisten to (I might still do it) but what I didn’t fight the temptation was to watch Hiding Out, such a great movie! I always forget Annabeth Gish is the love interest in the film. She was great on the West Wing and I hadn’t realized John Spencer was an FBI agent in the film too! It is all connected! A real shame Cryer was never on the West Wing. She’s also great in Pursuit of Happiness and her episodes of Sons of Anarchy in season seven.
I wanted to watch Arrow, even though the future stuff is not grabbing me (like at all!). I get that Amell doesn’t want to be in every scene but I don’t miss the flashbacks at all so seeing flashforwards doesn’t interest me, PLUS! Another future timeline while Flash is also having future timelines, it really is too much. Plus, Flash’s daughter has yet to wow me. Flash got Sarah Carter from Smallville she hasn’t had a chance to smile yet and she has one of the best smiles I’ve seen from an actress! I’m forgetting what made Arrow rank higher than Flash in my interests but it did. Shame the show is ending after next season (8) but I also get it. I’m surprised they don’t just end everything but I imagine contracts keep them from doing that. I’m not a fan of the idea of replacing Supergirl with Superman, it just doesn’t feel right but I would love to get a CS Superman show with Tyler Hoechlin, superbaby and all.
Blue Bloods has been really bringing it. Modern Family feels like wheels turning but the latest episode wasn’t that bad with Phil and the boyz but Mitchell making a fool of himself at Cam’s western theme bar wasn’t great. It was just so hard to watch and so sitcom-y, like he should have just excused himself and went home and not caused four additional problems. Like, he shouldn’t have allowed him to be the first one to chug the beer, he was doing dance moves in the line that no one else was doing, it just felt awkward and not funny awkward. “Stand By Your Man” is the episode title.
Black-ish wasn’t bad either, at least Junior is finally being given a storyline but I’m also just waiting for both shows to just end, they feel like they ran their course, a season ago. But we don’t have that many sitcoms left for us to watch either. I’m liking Goldbergs and Schooled – Goldbergs can get a tad hit or miss, I’m hoping they just send Barry to college and he matures there, the character could use it and the show really doesn’t need two Ericas. Though I’m all about Geoff (expect for that spelling) and Erica’s relationship. I did like her on Schooled though and I think Schooled just has more energy and focus.
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Since it is Spring Break, my wife is home with Walker and he really wanted her to play the first Lego Movie game. She countered with wanting to play LittleBigPlanet 3. They had this conversation before bed so I had time to redownload the game. Turns out, we only completed four levels of the Prologue and didn’t earn a single trophy so I stayed up longer than I should have (like until midnight!) and got all of the create trophies and the simple trophies like turn into the three new character, OddSock, Swoop, and Toggle.
Talking to my wife, I was sharing how I regret not getting the Marvel costume kits, as I would have wanted all of them and doing that would be crazy expensive.
Since we live in the modern world, I checked eBay and was disappointed there were no codes for the characters since the Marvel license has lapsed.
Then I found this link!
I took the chance (and the $5.99) to buy the Marvel Costume Pack 2.
So now we have Spider-Man! Which is amazing that the one character we wanted was the one we can find! They are so cute!
If anyone knows where I can buy at least the Venom costume, please let me know! I’ll gladly pay another $5.99 for that pack.
Before I found the Marvel Costume kit, I bought the Ghostbusters kit –
Walker is still big on Ghostbusters and I was just trying to make selling him on playing the game easier.
I also bought Batman, and he’s super cute too! Essentially, I just bought all of the characters I wanted. I still regret not just spending the money on the Marvel characters. I’m once again reminded why Thou Shalt Not Hesitate is the greatest of the commandments!
I then woke up the next day and decided I’ll buy the TMNT pack as they are super cute too!
I need to buy another $10 PSN card to stay above $20.
If Walker really takes to the game, I’ll be tempted to get the 12th Doctor set. If only all of these sets were not $5.99 each and I’ve been wondering if when Dreams comes out, if there will be crazy sales for LBP but I’m pretty much at my end point of characters I would be tempted to buy. Now I really have to start working on the trophies for this game, as I’ve spent a lot of money on the game. At least there isn’t any Spent 24 Hours in Create Mode but I was willing to do it this time, just spend an hour a night on it.
It was nice though, in an hour and a half, I had spent $14 and had earned 30% of the trophies from LBP 3 which is 15 trophies. Which I’m reminded of my 2018 PlayStation Life stats and I’m sure 2019 is going to be crazy more productive and I’ll be very curious to see what those numbers look like. I’m already three months into the year and I feel like I’ve gotten so many trophies and have played so many games thus far!
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I’m getting excited for the April 2019 Free PS Plus games!
I found a website that took some guesses at the games. Reddit’s PlayStationPlus subreddit has a Predictions page too. I imagine one day the Nathan Drake Uncharted Collection will be a free game and that will be a bummer as I love those games but I also already own those games. That day is going to happen eventually. I came close with God of War III as I had borrowed a copy for the PS3 but having the remaster edition in my Library is pretty nice.
I would love to play What Remains of Edith Finch or The Order: 1886, and Walker would love Gran Turismo Sport. I’m not much of a fighting game guy but Tekken 7 or Mortal Kombat X could be fun. At least those are quality games unlike Kung Fu Panda Showdown.
I took a guess at Lego Movie 1 and Cosmic Star Heroine as those are the games I bought. I was pleased to see others took the same approach and wrote which games they bought in March.
I would love to play Horizon Zero Dawn and I imagine it will be free one of these days. Firewatch would be a treat too.
I got Hellblade : Senua‘s Sacrifice for Christmas, so I’m hoping that isn’t a free game anytime soon. Then again, the sooner it is a free game, the sooner it is no longer an option. Shadow of Colossus and Oxenfree would be nice too.
Apparently there is a trend to make one of the games a game that features multiplayer, which makes sense as one has to have PS Plus to play multiplayer (except for free games and a few other exceptions) and one other game (usually a smaller title), so that’s good to think about going forward.