I finally got a chance to play WipEout Omega Collection and Sniper Elite 4!
I’ll start with WipEout, which I did not really enjoy. I was doing the first solo campaign and made it through the finish line for the first three races. I could already tell I was not going to be good at the game. The fourth track had an objective to come in fifth, so I already knew this might it for me. Which it was as I was steadily eighth like I have been. So I lost that race, I didn’t even finish it as we get 30 seconds from first place to cross the finish line.
So then I relooked at the trophy guide as I am super committed to at least getting one trophy per game now. I saw the “Finish 10 online games” and it was already 11:45pm but I figured I would knock out ten in like 20 minutes but it took like a full hour to get the matchmaking systems and to find tracks that I could finish. Someone even set the laps to 20 so I jumped out of that one so quick. I did eventually get into a group of people who kept running four lap races and I finished my ten race and went to bed.
I’m not sure what it is about the game that didn’t click. Maybe it is the speed as we’re definitely racing at top speeds as I kept hitting the walls with nearly every turn or I was not making the most out of the boost pads.
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The next night, I loaded Sniper Elite 4. There is a tutorial that gets us into the game and then it exceeds to the next section but then the game pretty much just lets us play how we want. Which I read is sort of how Hitman works, but SE4 has a limited amount of things to do but more space to do it. So I should probably try to do that first level of Hitman but the trophies made it sound overly complicated but I’ll get it a proper chance again.
It was super fun to run around sniping Nazis. There were secondary objectives, such as break three cameras and kill four Nazi officers, along with the main objective of killing the main Nazi officer.
I really got into the idea of taking the time to carry dead bodies and either throw them into the water or onto a giant stack of other dead bodies. It takes more time but I like the clear message it delivers.
There is only eight missions, so I’ve added the game to my rotation and I’m committed to doing all eight. Or at the very least, the second mission and take it from there.
I’m tempted to try out Sniper Elite 3, as I figured it would be a five dollar game at least point, but it seems to still go for $20 so at that price, I might as well just buy the DLC to 4, but I also will just wait until I’ve completed the main story.
So I really didn’t care for WipEout but really took to Sniper Elite 4 – which really, should be the point of the free games through PlayStation Plus. To expose us to games we may have been tempted to buy, but probably never would.
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Walker Dennis really wanted to play as Lego Batman so I ejected the Lego Marvel Collection and inserted Lego Dimensions. He just had a blast on the Hub world. Once he was done, I took the chance to insert Grand Theft Auto V.
I really wanted that first trophy of online and I made my person and I forgot how much GTA V wants us to really time commit to levels as I did a race, and then the game wanted me and my two new friends to do a drug run. I was a much better driver than the one guy as he had us off the road and into a neighborhood and I had to get us back on track. Then it seemed to finally release us from the crew and we were off to do our own stuff. So I chose to just play the main game, to make sure my file saved. Which it didn’t, I had to redo that level where Michael’s family left him again but it barely took ten minutes.
So now I’m tempted to try to add GTA V to my rotation and get the game finished. And it really doesn’t take long to take a disc out and get a new one placed in.
Now I also have one more trophy in common with most of the players I play with in Dead by Daylight as I’ve seen the Off The Plane trophy on so many player’s trophy lists.
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Girlfriend Reviews did a review of Yakuza 0 which apparently I’m easily convinced by this channel to play games, and I did watch it thinking I might end up playing Yakuza Kiwami. Which it totally did!
For those who don’t know. 0 is the prequel to Yakuza 1 that was remade for the PS4 as Yakuza Kiwami. Kiwami was a free game back in November 2018. The same month we got Burly Men at Sea (which I platinumed) and Roundabout (which I really enjoyed but hit a point of what I could do). Bulletstorm : Full Clip Edition was the other big game but I still haven’t attempted that game.
I finished the Chapter One, which didn’t take too long, and started the first part of Chapter Two. I really enjoy the saving format as it seems I can save whenever. It does an odd thing of saving the game, and then it saves to the system, as two separate steps, which I rather it just did the second step at the same time, behind the scenes. I guess I take it for granted that is how it works when we save games now but who knows. The whole process is done in like ten seconds but I just try not to save too much but I have this habit of saving after every fight.
I feel like I’m just hitting square and then triangle, but I’ll learn other combos as I level Kazumi Kiryu up. I figure since I’m adding games to my backlog, I’ll add this one too, but I predict there will be a point where I just can’t get pass and it’ll go back into the backlog but I’ll wait to see what happens. I’ve earned three trophies in that two hour gaming session so that felt pretty good.
I’m currently at Level 15, sitting at 96% completion before level 16! I’m so close but I really need to start earning silvers and gold trophies, or perhaps just one more platinum.
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Girlfriend Reviews keeps making a joke about face reveals but I feel like their icon and banner on their YouTube page pretty much shows Shelby’s face but maybe I’m missing the joke.
I looked over the list of 36 videos and there are a few videos where I could be tempted to play the game. I have a goal to play Detroit Become Human. I’ve earned a trophy on Borderlands 2 so I feel good with that and I got stuck on that one level so that will stay in the backlog. I should rewatch the Arkham Asylum video as I don’t quite recall it though I know I’ve seen it. I would love to treat myself to the Return to Arkham combo set but I’m hoping out for Arkham Origins to be added to the collection. I’ll eventually get around to playing Last of Us, and I’ve been tempted, since I’m making a now ridiculous (still a word I can never spell without assistance) game rotation, to just throw Uncharted 4 onto that list so I can go 4, Lost Legacy, to The Last of Us. I read recently Last of Us 2 is slated for February so I should probably make that decision now. Not like it matters, I won’t be getting the sequel anytime close to the game’s release. Plus, now that I got Detroit for free, I’m tempted to wait until they give Last of Us for free so I can return the physical disc to GameStop for credit.
Which, I really am tempted to just get digital copies now. I told Walker Dennis that he can play Lego Movie 1 whenever he wants as we have it digitally and he’s really taken me up on that offer as he’s been playing it for a few nights now. I can’t get him to want to play Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 but I need to get back to that game myself. I did tell him that once we platinum that game, I’ll get him DC Super-Villains, so he’s excited about that. I did tell him it will be a while.
I’ve been sort of regretting now getting Man of Medan digitally but lesson learned.
The only God of War game I own is the remastered III but I really don’t know how I feel about having essentially two games on my trophy list, both of them not platinumed. Though it would be the same case if I ever got Return to Arkham as I already have Asylum and City in my trophy list. Plus, it is a silly reason not to play a game.
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So my game rotation currently looks like this:
Late Shift (three more playthroughs before the Platinum)
Lego Marvel Superheroes 2
Beyond : Two Souls
Sniper Elite 4
Grand Theft Auto V
with Dead by Daylight and Rocket League being my chill games that I rotate between. Though lately, I’ve just been playing a full game session with one game. Especially as Dead by Daylight takes so long to match me with other survivors. As a killer, I have no problems getting matched but it be like that sometimes.
Walker and I got a slew of additional trophies in Rocket League but we might be finally getting through all of easily achieved ones and now we’re in the grind. I do want to complete one season to earn three trophies, I just have to commit to doing it.
I tried to get the play online with a friend, after I set up my wife’s account to connect her to the PlayStation Network, but minus Plus. We were able to get one trophy for playing online with a friend on the Championship field but we can’t get the basic play online with a friend, I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong there.
So six games, with one going away in the third round. It is silly and I’m sure two of those will drop off soon too but time will tell.
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Beyond : Two Souls, I got the Master Stealth trophy for completing The Mission without being seen. Such an intense level! It ends very dramatically as well! The next level is Old Friends and I didn’t see any trophies attach, and it might be a short mission too but that is what happens with one mission a round.
Plus, doing it this way, gives me things to write about, so that’s a big win for me!
Seven levels left with maybe an extra level if I have the DLC, I’m not sure if I have it or not.
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For Dead by Daylight, I did get the trophy for Adept Ash and for completing the generator on the steam boat and living to tell about it.
I’m not usually this trophy focus, but I really want to get to rank 16.
So those are the games I’m currently playing. To get GTA V on my PS4, I had to delete Deus Ex : Mankind Divided and Uncanny Valley but that’s okay. I have had those games for a while and I’ll eventually get back to giving them a property play.