Thanks to Pac-Man 256 and Burnout Paradise Remastered, I got to PSN Level 17!
Thanks to PlayStation for hosting the trailer!
Pac-Man 256 was a fun game, I got obsessed with it over a course of two nights. I am committed to the idea that I will never eat 16 ghosts, my record is 12 and that took a lot of work. Such a fun game though! It is usually around two dollars but I am sure it will be a dollar again.
I will probably also never get the east 256 dots in a row as there are small empty spaces that really mess up the flow.
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Burnout Paradise Remastered was a lot of run. I have no idea how to access the Cagney DLC and it seems to be overly confusing to me. I can create races but I cannot create challenges or any other side content.
Thanks to DerfsonicGaming for having such a nice video showcasing the Legendary Cars.
I got the trophies for the legendary cars but along the way, got a slew of other trophies as well. I will go back to it but I wanted to give the new November games a try. I do like how the Dukes of Hazard car default is not orange but orange is the very next color option in the customization wheel.
As much as it bugs me that it looks more like the 2008 KITT from that reboot, there is no denying how great that car is in the game. The DeLorean is amazing with its hover mode and Ecto-1 is a lot of fun too!
I need to get better at the main game or concentrate on the Big Surf Island and have those skills translate to the main game. Or do a little bit of both.
I really wish there was a way point system in the game as I am having a bit of a problem memorizing the map but I eventually get to where I want to go.
Looking at the trophies, I should be able to earn my B Class License by winning 24 races. I can start a Road Rage with the pure intentions of going through a repair shop. I can start a race with the intentions of driving through a gas station (which I thought I have done but must not have) for another trophy. I should try to get a 180 degree Flatspin but I do not know how to spin while still in the air. The game could be more clear on the directions as I still have not found a control scheme to figure out any tricks or button layouts. I should be able to do 10 Road Rules as well and it looks like we get two different trophies for that? That is pretty nice.
I believe I have unlocked at least three cars so I should do each of those cars’ Burning Routes. I also need to drive one of these cars through a paint shop to change the color.
Winning 51 total races unlocks the Carson Inferno Van, so that could be another goal. Then I have to do a Road Rage with the van.
Gosh, there is a trophy for simply inviting a friend to Burnout Paradise that I really should get on top of. There was a trophy for playing a Freeburn Challenge but there is one for completing it and I am not sure why I did not complete it. I think I was trying for the Ecto-1 (Manhattan Spirit) trophy of blaring the siren during a challenge but maybe the other person stopped the challenge? Or I messed up and dropped out of online mode, which is probably what actually happened. Then there is a trophy for completing 10 Freeburn Challenges.
The game is so open ended that I could just play for hours and enjoy the map or I can have some direction as I go about it. I will probably take the advice of finishing a race and looking at the map for the next closest race.
I need to find all of the events Paradise City has to offer and find all of the car parks, I believe I have found at least five of the 11.
There are some obvious trophies I should go for like driving 750 miles, that once I have, I can reevaluate where I am in the game. I also have to ride for 50 miles on a bike, so that should be easy enough to do.
Oh, I see what the problem with the Cagney Update is. I have to be the room creator to create an Online Stunt Run and I am trying to create the mode when no one else is in my lobby. That must be what is happening. I will definitely try again. I just need to trick someone into joining my lobby.
I am probably never going to get the “meet at the stadium” trophy as I do not even know where that is!
The Party Round DLC is probably also beyond me.
I will also have to play around with the online Cops and Robbers DLC to see if I can even do any of those.
I simply like having trophy goals for the sheer direction it provides.
Finally, there are the Big Surf Island Trophies.
I should still be able to smash 15 total billboards (of the 45) and land 5 mega jumps (though I am sure I have failed most that I have attempted thus far). At the very least, I should be able to find all of the events on the big island.
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Thanks to Markiplier for hosting the video.
I am embarrass to write this but I only made it to the 23 minute segment of Mark’s video. Now that I see I am close to finishing the chapter, I should try again but I wanted to play until I died.
Outlast 2 is not for me, I am pretty sure of this. I was enjoying it until I got hit for the very first time. I thought for sure there would be some dialogue or something between me and the town folk, to set up the threat but that did not happen. There was a tall cloaked figure and the just hit me and kept on moving. Then I got to the segment with two guys citing religious dialogue and got straight murdered. At least I got respawned closed by.
I probably played for 45 minutes, I wanted to earn some trophies so I ran the microphone feature on the camera as I crawled around and got two trophies from that and felt like I experienced the game.
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Nioh, on the other hand, is more my type of game. I was no good at Bloodborne, and felt like I was just being punished for being no good at it. Nioh is very similar but has one important difference. The stuff you die with, you keep when you respawn. Which is really all I need. I would die and then just learn to parry and to wait for their attack and then swoop in and attack them. I went with the dual swords (like Leonardo!) and battle axe (mostly for Elle from PlayStation Access) and I am really enjoying my time in the game. I escaped the Tower of London, and completed the tutorial. I am currently in the first area and I am learning to appreciate the prayer shrine but I do not have to keep going back to it in order to secure my items. I am currently at level 6, and I know there is a trophy for getting to level 10. I already got my first trophy for escaping the Tower of London but I think I will keep playing until I hit a real wall.
That wall may just be Onryoki, the game’s second boss.
Thanks to PrimaGamesVideo for hosting the tutorial.
I could get to the second stage of the fight but then nerves got the better of me, plus it was thirty minutes pass midnight, so that was not helping. I am currently level eight so my plan is to run around, build up my spirit animal (Kato, the fire fox), level up to nine, and then take him on again. If that does not work, level up to ten, and try again. I am hoping the two stat increases help with the boss fight but worst case, I earn a second trophy and I realize I am not quite ready for Nioh.
I have been thinking of picking Bloodborne up again, now that I think I understand the game play mechanics. I know I was giving the 100% run way too much thought and I should just play the game.
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Walker Dennis has been really wanting to play Lego Movie 2 again, and he bounces between that game and Lego Dimensions. Watching him playing made me want to play Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 again and we were so close to beating the main story that it was silly to keep putting it off. So I essentially abandoned my goal to keep playing Rocket League for the Strangers Things event, and dedicated last weekend to playing LMSH2.
We finished the main storyline, completed another Gwenpool mission, and the Guardians of the Galaxy DLC, along with several races and side adventures. I keep thinking of not going for the platinum but we have the platinum for the other two games but it seems like so much work! I am committed to earning all of the DLC trophies and I will see how I feel about the grind at that point. I will also commit to getting the Gwenpool missions completed as well. Those side activities can be a bit of a pain but that is why I am trying to space those out between bigger tasks but looking for small statues can feel pretty defeating when I cannot find them easily but there are not that many of those types of collectibles. I will eventually get everything. In fact, I am pretty sure that is what inspired me to create a rotation system to begin with, it break up all of those small activities.
I think Walker Dennis is trying to tell me he wants to play a new Lego game and we really should look into Lego DC Super Villains now that the deluxe version has come way down in price and is usually $40 instead of $75.
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I still have plans of starting Uncharted 4 and this all might time out nicely towards the end of the month, pending on how LMSH2 goes. I have to give some thought to a new game rotation and see what excites me. Here is what I am thinking now :
Nioh, but probably not for much longer
LMSH2, for the DLC and Gwenpool missions, for sure.
Pac-Man 256, I sort of do want to unlock all of the powerups and I can catch up on all of my podcasts while doing it, which could be a nice relaxing game night.
Burnout Paradise Remastered, I am glad I was making this list as I had already moved on in my mind but I would not mind trying to get a few more trophies with this game too. I think, besides the Cagney trophies, I have all of the DLC ones I am going to get but maybe the more I play, the more the game opens up as well.
Uncharted 4, maybe?
I would not mind starting Sniper Elite 4 as I do enjoy my time with the game, every single time. My last mission I failed to do one of the main objectives as I should have read the description for the airplane bombing better as the mission was over after that. I thought I could lay waste to the place and then do the final objective but it makes sense that was not an option. So I sort of want to redo that mission.
So five games, that could really work. Two of those games will be fun relaxing games, which is something to look forward too. Sniper Elite 4, I have a personal problem stopping the game at a reasonable time and splitting the gameplay into two night sessions, but that is completely on me.