The free games coming to PlayStation Plus on August 6, 2019 are : Sniper Elite 4 and WipEOut Omega Collection!
I had not heard of either of these games besides with broad strokes.
Sniper Elite 4 came out on February 14, 2017, which is very romantic. We play a solider in Italy 1943, sniping his way out from behind enemy lines.
WipEOut Omega Collection is a trilogy of games that were package together and released on June 6, 2017. They are a futuristic racing game that from my reading, are pretty intense to master. This game is also VR-Supported.
Maybe the September 2019 games will feature Inpatient to tie in with Man of Medan’s August 30 release. I was also hoping PES 2019 would have been free this month. I will keep tracking it.
WipEOut feels like another addition to the racing games that we seem to be getting recently with TrackMania Turbo, OnRush, and Horizon Chase Turbo. So that will be fun to play with Walker Dennis. Sniper Elite 4, I imagine like Modern Warfare 4, I will play until I become clearly no good at the game, so we will see if I can get pass the first two missions or not.
WipEOut is a $20 game with no DLC and Sniper Elite 4 is a $60 game with a Deluxe Edition bundle at $90, so these two games definitely pay for your subscription with WipEOut being even more of a bonus. It also has a season pass for $35.
There is no free DLC which is unfortunate but there are seven DLC packs including levels, characters, and add-ons. Three levels that are included on the trophy lists are:
Targer Fuhrer for $10
Deathstorm Part 1 : Inception for $7
Deathstorm Part 2 : Infiltration for $7
Deathstorm Part 3 : Obliteration for $7
So four levels for $32 so the season pass might be worth it as the main game plus the season pass comes $95, or just buy the Deluxe Edition at that point.
The other DLC is :
Urban Assault Expansion Pack (Character) $8
Night Fighter Expansion Pack (Character) $8
Cold Warfare Winter Expansion Pack (Character) $8
Allied Forces Rifle Pack (Add-On) $4
At least the prices are consistent.
According to PSPrices, Sniper Elite 4 gets as low as $17.99 (it is currently $15.32 on Amazon (75% off!) and WipEOut Omega Collection gets as low as $5.99. 18+6=24, so in that regard, it is not the worst month to start your subscription either. Two more months with games priced like that and all of the other ten months is just bonus. This is the first month I had the thought to compare the cheapest listed price, which would be good to do going forward.
If I really take to Sniper Elite 4, and I can’t imagine that I will, who knows, maybe I will add the Season Pass to my PSPPrices Wishlist.
The Deluxe Edition goes as cheap as $26.99 and the Season Pass as low as $14, but if it is anything like the Arkham Knight Season Pass, I bet it is super rare when it goes on sale as Arkham Knight as not dropped below $20 in a full year that I have been watching it.
Unlike Dead by Daylight, it does not appear that any of the level packs have ever gone down in price.
I was reminded about 11-11 Memories Retold and I have added that to my wishlist for 56 items.
PES 2019 is still $30, which I doubt it will drop below its lowest amount, $24, any time soon. We will have to wait and see what happens once 2020 comes out in September.
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Here are Reddit’s take on the announcements.
Both subreddits seem to like it, besides that both games are two years old and several people already own them. Also, that WipEOut is extremely hard to master.
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Nathan of PlayStation Access :
Adam of PlayStation Grenade :
Ben of Platinum Chasers :
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Here are the trophy guides.
PlayStationTrophies’ guide for Sniper Elite 4
PSNProfiles’ guide to WipEOut Omega Collection
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Both seem to have simple trophies that I am sure I will obtain early enough but time will tell. I’ve been tempted to go back and play some of the earlier games we have received to try to get at least a trophy in my list to knock down some of these zero percents. The next games on my list is Deus Ex : Mankind Divided and Uncanny Valley, two games that I sort of became lost within the first 30 minutes. When I was thinking about doing this, it was a week ago and I had forgotten I was due for two free games so I might attempt those two games after the August games.
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I have earned my 21st platinum with Batman : The Enemy Within!
The platinum screenshot is yet another lousy black screen so that was not great. At first, I was notified Spider-Man’s file was updated and I thought the platinum was overwritten but it eventually popped later and it was all black. The game ends with a title card and I thought that would be the ideal time for the trophy to trigger but it did not happen.
Such a fun game, I am not sure if I am ready to pick which one was better than the other. I wished Catwoman had more to do in Episode Five. Especially after I betrayed Joker to ensure Waller freed Catwoman. I told Selina that I loved her instead of asking her to come back to the Batcave. I thought both would end with the same result. Instead, Tiffany was in the Batcave and the entire time, I was thinking I should have invited Selina instead. I have since been told that Selina never comes to the Batcave so now I do not have to replay Episode Five. When I saw Waller next, I was super agreeable with her, in comes our earlier deal to free Catwoman was still on the table but Waller never mentioned it.
Then when I was getting the concluding cards, I was told I did not free Catwoman from Waller, so that was frustrating. I am not sure what I was supposed to do instead but any interest in correcting that path is gone as I have a slew of games I want to play.
I was working on Vigilante Joker and when he turned on Batman on the catwalk, that got intense and quick!
I wish we could get a third series but with TellTale no longer being active, that is not going to happen. Maybe one day I will treat myself to their Guardians of the Galaxy series, if it ever drops below ten dollars. I believe it is usually only 15, but I also read that it is not very good. If I ever get in a mood for another TellTale game, I still have Back to the Future to play. Walker Dennis has not mention it in forever but I see it in my list of games every so often. I will eventually get around to it. I should move it higher on the list as I did pay money for it.
With this Platinum, I am so close to Rank 16! I thought for it sure it would take a full year to go from Rank 15 to 16. I think buying Rocket League and getting so many trophies so quickly helped with that.
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Typing about treating myself. PSPrices notified me that The Bunker was now only an six dollar game, down from $20. I was super tempted to do it, but I do not really have the spare money in my PSN wallet but I am also three playthroughs away from completing Late Shift.
Looking at the link, I am so tempted to just buy it but I will hold out for another sale. Or if I can be treated to a $10 PSN card but I doubt that will happen. It would be nice though.
I do believe the Platinum walkthrough is purposely going from worst to best as the first four seem to be getting a tad better every time. I am not sure how much more I can let horrible things happen to May.
Completing both Batman : The Enemy Within and soon, Late Shift, and getting into a routine of playing a different game a night, caused me to think I should try to play some of my backlog and see which games I enjoy and which ones might benefit from a second impression.
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Comixology is offering four new free comics, for a total savings of $7.96.
X-Men 2099 # 1
Star Wars : Lando – Double or Nothing (2008) # 1 (of 5)
Ultimate Iron Man # 1 (of 5)
Agents of Atlas (2006-2007) # 1 (of 6)
I can only imagine Lando is to tie in with our recent purchase of Han Solo’s Landspeeder.
Usually when I am building a larger set, I like to watch something that connects to the set. We still had not watch Solo so I figured now was the time to do so. It was not a bad movie, but like Rogue One, I did not feel connected to it. Maybe it was because I was assembling a Lego set, maybe because after the opening scene where Han is driving his Landspeeder and then once it is off screen, it is never mentioned or shown again, I was not invested. I liked that it was a space opera’s take on a heist film, and I liked Donald Glover as Lando. He is barely in it outside of maybe three scenes? Like any good heist film, there was a double cross and things went wrong, maybe that was my problem? It was a little too predictable or by the numbers. I might have to watch it again but I am not sure when I will have time to do that.
Walker has been really wanting the Lego Iron Man Hall of Armors set. He saved up all of his money, and his lovely grandmother helped as well and he finally got it. He was so happy! While looking and discovering we no longer own any of the Iron Man movies. We sold them a while ago to Hastings, in order to get the BluRays one day but that day never came. Walmart still wants twenty dollars for the first Iron Man BluRay + Digital copy, and VUDU wants $15 so we will probably eventually get it for $15 through VUDU. I was hoping to be teased with an option to get all three films through VUDU for a price cheaper than $45, but maybe once Endgame comes out, that deal will come back. I want to own a copy of Endgame so much! I just want to rewatch that film!
WatchMojo had a great Top Ten Moments from Endgame that numbers 4-2 made me swell up all over again. Such a great movie!
So we watched Infinity War again, as Netflix got Captain America : Civil War, right around the time we were tempted to buy it and so we did not buy it. Now it is off of Netflix and we do not own a copy of it so Infinity War was it.
Before that, we watched Lego Avengers Resassembled, a fun Lego-ized sequel. It is barely twenty minutes so it was over before I knew it. Which made sense, as at first, I thought it was going to be a full hour and I was not prepared for that but then I was not prepared for the credits to happen when they did. They packed a lot into that short run time.
I’m pretty sure X-Men 2099 is a fun plug for Jonathan Hickman’s Powers of X series. I did read House of X 1, it has Lockheed in it! If I can get my act together, I should do a review for the issue.
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During the summer, I have Wednesdays off and we saw Sherlock Gnomes, the 2018 sequel to 2011 Gnomeo and Juliet. We found a YouTube video that had the first movie running in an edited style. There were two fun Sherlock Holmes references in the film that it did not seem anyone else caught up but it was 95 percent children, but I liked it. One was an obvious Hound of Baskervilles and the other was a sequence of events that led to Sherlock Gnomes falling in front of a created waterfall that was super clever. They also used Irene Adler pretty well too. I totally figured out who was behind it but then there was a late film twist I should have saw coming.
They used Elton John’s music as it is a Rocket Pictures production and the same company produced Rocket Man, so it all makes sense now. Pretty clever way to use your own music, I say.
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I completed the maybe five minute chapter of Beyond : Two Souls titled, Night Session, but when it was over, I checked The Mission, and that seemed very detailed and I wanted to play other games, so I am super slowly chipping away at this game. The Mission has a sole stealth trophy for never being detected so I am going to have to work towards that. Poor Nathan Dawkins, so much is taken away from him and William Dafoe does an outstanding job playing him.
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Finally, I am slowly making progress with Dead by Daylight! I was able to finally survive with my level 15 Laurie, so I got the Adept Laurie trophy. I also got the Skillful trophy by getting one of Ash’s perks to rank three. I got him to level 15 as well but I cannot survive a match as him. I do not survive may matches anyway. I have gotten close twice but then I die as the gates open, which is highly annoying!
We got Bill Overbeck from Left 4 Dead as a free DLC, which was super nice!
I am also super addicted to TydeTime’s YouTube channels that cover the game, pretty much whichever characters I use for the daily, I end my night watching videos that cover that character or characters. It looks like he has since moved on from the game but he left behind hundreds of videos. I have yet to see one video twice, even when I let the next one auto-play.
I am still just loving this game and I need to get better at it. I am sure I will not be able to get any of the Adept Killer trophies as I can barely kill one survivor every five games. I just recently discovered the strategy of patrolling the generators around the basement so when I find a survivor, I can hook them in the basement and knock off anyone who is foolish enough to try to unhook them.
I really enjoy both his gameplay videos as well as his discussions and other produced videos.