It took me far longer than I thought it would but I finally got around to playing the PlayStation Plus Free Games for May 2019, Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch.
I earned my 19th Platinum with Lego Marvel Superheroes 1! Walker Dennis was a huge help as was PlayStationTrophies.org’s guide in general but specifically the note about the race that was high up in the sky, that was my missing gold brick. I also thought we had purchased all of the vehicles so I thought my last earned trophy was going to be for obtaining all of the minikits in the game but then the platinum didn’t pop for me. So now I have the platinum shot being for Deadpool’s Scooter.
I then launched right into Lego Avengers and now I really want all of these movies digitally through VUDU as the Marvel films span across all of our physical movie media policies. We started with just DVDs at first (then sold most of them to Hastings), then just BluRay, to BluRay + DVD packs, and finally to BluRay + DVD + Digital Copies. Now I’m at the point where I just wan the digital code as taking a game out of our PS4 and putting a BluRay into it is a real pain of 15 seconds. Or that I lose my place in the game, which is my real issue with it. Most of the films are $15 through VUDU, so I might have to treat myself to one per pay period. I really want Captain America : First Avenger, the first Avengers movie, and I’ll probably make Captain America : Civil War my third movie, just to start with.
I was in the second to last level, during the second part of it with Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye, when Walker Dennis really wanted to play the PS4 Spider-Man game. Which I knew he would only want to play for maybe ten minutes but I decided not to be old dad about it and just save and exited my game and loaded the other game for him. He’s obsessed with Spider-Man 3 right now, so he wanted to play with the Maguire Attire. He was having such a great time.
The other issue I would have had was I wanted to beat the level I was on, but I knew that would like maybe another 15 minutes I didn’t really have at the time, and there were some background trophies I was working on and taking advantage of not turning the game itself off so once I obtained Hogun, of the Warriors Three, I would have earned the Warriors Three trophy as I had already played as Fandral and Volstagg. But it is pretty easy to earn Hogun, play as him, and then just quickly change to the other two characters.
The same is true for playing as every Iron Man variant (which there are 14 of them!), visiting all of the Hub locations in one sitting, and growing Ant-Man, Black Goliath, and Fin Fang Foom all in one sitting. We just earned Fin Fang Foom and it was going to be a while before earning the other two. Like I wrote, it would have been pretty pity of me to deny him some enjoyment just because of the most super silly reasons.
We’re still enjoying these games, Walker Dennis was getting bored with Superheroes 1 as we were done unlocking characters but he got to play the other games but then I would go back to the first game as I was so close to beating it. Now with Avengers, I’m just trying to beat the game story so I can get Vision so I can replay an earlier level to unlock the x2 Red Brick, which always my first real goal in a Lego game. Usually it doesn’t take that long to earn it but I need it as I can’t get the True Avenger status on most of the levels so that will make getting that easier.
I also don’t like how there isn’t a map option for Lego Avengers, besides the mini one as I like to look at it and try to go for all of the character tokens first and earn the gold bricks around the same area while I’m there.
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So, since I had stopped the Lego Avengers game, I also knew this would release me to play Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch.
Overcooked is a lot of fun, I have to get my lovely wife and Walker D to play with me. I was able to obtain two stars by myself so I can only imagine having even an extra person would get me the third star. I played up to 1-4 then I unlocked Versus mode and did one of those for the trophy. It felt cheap but I wanted to make up for lost time.
So 30 minutes later, I was loading What Remains of Edith Finch. I just completed Molly’s story and made a few mistakes, trophy wise, along the way. The game looks great and it took me a second to get used to walking and reading the captions on the screen so I tried up the volume just enough to hear it. I didn’t get the first keyhole to the left of the garage, and I also didn’t take the two routes to get to the house. I went down the one path and felt like I hit two road blocks and went up the hill and go to the house just the one way but I must have just gotten lost in all of the greenery. The story is very interesting and I knew the game is only three hours so I should commit to at least finishing it. I’m not sure if I’ll go out of my way to earn all of the trophies but I’ll play the main game and then see which trophies I can clean up at the end.
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Another thing that was stopping me from playing was I suffered through a kidney stone from Mother’s Day Sunday to Tuesday, May 21, which is way too long to suffer a kidney stone. This was my second one, as I had one ten years ago. That one, I went to the hospital, they gave me fluids and I feel like it was gone before that night came around. This one, was 7mm of pain. I was taking so many hot showers and following those up with 20 minutes of sitting under a heating blanket. It was not ideal.
During the heating blanket, I’ll try another level of Lego Avengers but that was all I could do. But it wasn’t like I was enjoying myself as the pain would be intense until around the 20 minute mark, and then I had to go to sleep during that moment of peace. Now I’m feeling like myself but now I need to watch my sodium intake so no more V8s for breakfast and trail mix packs for lunch, as those were the only things I changed in my diet so those are taking the blame. I just have to be more mindful of my sodium intake and I already tried the Low Sodium McCormick Taco Seasoning and it tasted exactly the same so I think I’m going to try some other low sodium variations and see how that works out. The only other food item I recall with the low sodium label would be Campbell soups and those barely cost anything so I should get a few of those next time I’m at the store.
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There is a pretty great digital sale through the PlayStation Store that I’m seriously tempted to get Ms. Pac-Man for $1.99 (down from $3.99) and Dear Esther : Landmark Edition for $2.99 (down from $9.99), as those are pretty great prices and two games for five dollars is pretty good. I have until Monday, May 27 to make up my mind. I just have two full games to still enjoy but I want to take advantage of the sale and I have five dollars to spare but I really do need to get another $20 gift card for times like these as I could get a few more games too. I just talk myself out of buying for myself so often so it is a hard habit to break.
Actually there are two sales going on, the Totally Digital one and the Double Discounts.
Turns out the mobile version of the PlayStation Store got a make over and I’m not sure I’m a huge fan of it as of now. That white block up top doesn’t contrast well with the black portion of the store below.
I was more secure in purchasing Dear Esther when I thought it has been a free PS+ game in the past but turns out, it hasn’t been so I wonder if I should just wait and only get Ms. Pac-Man as that game will never be given away for free.