If I had twenty more dollars in my PlayStation Wallet, I would get so many more games!
I bought the following items :
Thanks to PlayStation for hosting the launch trailer!
I bought Ninjin : Clash of Carrots for a dollar,
Thanks to Dead by Daylight for hosting their own trailer for the DLC.
Dead by Daylight : A Nightmare on Elm Street Chapter for four dollars. Walker Dennis has really been taken by the idea of Jason vs. Freddy, that he has talked about it so much that now I want to play as Freddy.
Thanks again to PlayStation for hosting this video as well.
I also bought the Journey : Collector’s Edition for five dollars. I had three other games I was going to choose from but once I found out that the Collector’s Edition comes with Flower (that I already owned) and flOw, I could not pass it up. Plus, it is rarely under five dollars.
The other games, and if I can be gifted a PSN card prior to December 23, when this sale ends, I wanted this games :
PaRappa The Rapper Remastered $4.49
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture $4.99
So three more games for nearly $15 sounds like one heck of a deal! But I definitely do not have the time to play five new games so I can, and probably should, just let the other games pass until the next amazing sale, but gosh, it would be nice to just get the games now and have a pretty fun backlog to eventually work my way towards.
I want to be impulsive and just get all of the games and treat myself but then I get in my own way and think better of it. I have a few weeks to think about it, and maybe get at least one more game.
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I have played the first four levels of Ninjin, and it is pretty fun. I need to get Walker Dennis to be my partner, and I bet it is more fun with a second player.
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On December 2, 2019, my buddy Greg’s birthday, I found out my mother’s twin sister, Denise L. Skinner, passed away, unexpectedly.
The news has left quite the quake for myself and my extended family.
She was a very sweet and kind lady.
She was also quite the author, and wrote two books!
The other book is a prequel to Built This Community, titled, Need for Rabbit Blood, that does not have a handy link on Amazon but you can copies from third party distributers here :
Both books have quite a charm to them, if you like stories involving small town communities and the politics that come with those.
I just keep thinking about legacies and how she did what I want to do and at least wrote a novel so her name lives on. One of her final wishes is to have a memorial bench in her favorite park, which is an idea I may want to look into for myself. I just really want to be remembered. At least I have our son, and this blog, so he has something to look at to see what my silly thoughts were on various topics. I know it is one of my motivations to start a podcast, just to leave some content in the world.
I am going to miss her a lot and regret not reaching out more often, which is classic me. If people would be cool if a five minute phone conversation, I would probably reach out more but I do okay with texts but I can do more.
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On a lighter note, the trailer for Black Widow’s movie has come out!
Thanks to Marvel Entertainment for hosting the video!
May 1, 2020 seems like forever from now!
I love that she has two hero costumes and David Harbour as Red Guardian looks amazing!
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It has been a while since Comixology has updated their Free Comics section. I suspect they have quietly stopped providing free comics. Which is a real shame.
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Lastly, the free games for December have been released!
I spent the other night splaying Ninjin, and last night I played a bit of Titanfall 2. I did the training and I am in the middle of the first mission. I have BT Prime and was doing well enough with the L1 attack but then too many opponents came up and it was after midnight, so I went to bed to try to handle it even better.
Which is another issue I have with the end of the Year sale.
I was thinking of making a game rotation of Titanfall 2, Monster Energy Supercross, Ninjin, flOw, and Journey; and that seems like plenty of games.
I had committed to playing the 2019 PS+ Games I had not gotten around to.
Walker Dennis and I really were taken by Portal Knights, it really is a Minecraft like game, with more emphasis on the adventure story but there is a creative realm we have not explored yet. We have visited the first three worlds and a Christmas world, and just arrived at the fourth world. I am not sure if we completed everything on those four worlds but I did not see any more Orange mission markers, so we moved onto the next one. Though there is a trophy for completing everything in the first world, and I did not earn that one so there must be other things to do. He really likes to make tunnels and really took to the second world which is a desert planet.
I completed the first course of four races in Amplitude. It is a rhythm game where we pilot a spaceship along musical tracks. It was fun and I earned three trophies but I probably will not go back to it anytime soon.
Fallen Legion : Flames of Rebellion is a fun RPG style game where an interesting battle mechanic where it is turn based but instead of top down, it looks like a side scroller, and each of the action buttons is an individual’s attack button. We have a group of three fighters (Square, X, Circle) with the mage having triangle and arrow keys for his moveset. The story is pretty interesting, I visited the first four hubs and I might actually try to get back to it again.
I still have Hitman : First Season and Detroit : Become Human to sample, so my game rotation is going to be Titanfall 2, Monster Energy Supercross, flOw, Journey, then Hitman, and Detroit. So I really do not need more games taking up my time.
Games I regret not spending more time with? Sniper Elite 4, Dead by Daylight (especially as I have Freddy now to play with), Lego Marvel Superheroes 2, Mad Max, and maybe a few more trophies in Beyond : Two Souls, but I am ready to move on from that game. I will eventually work my way back to Mad Max, but I think I have made up my mind on not buying those three extra games. I just had to write it all out for me to see I probably should not do it.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and RESOGUN have been free games through PS+ so I know it is safe to buy those two, and that I will not be getting them for free anytime soon. PaRappa The Rapper Remastered may be a free game but the chances of that might be slim, right?
I may move up Hitman and Detroit, as I do want to at least have played the first mission/chapter of each one prior to 2020. It has been fun to play a new game a night, and I have been able to play every night, which has been nice too.
All of this and I may get TMNT : Mutants in Manhattan, Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Injustice 2 : Legendary Edition for Christmas (my only game requests as two of those are physical only games, and Injustice 2 has TMNT in it as well). Maybe I will get only one of those, and I would be happy with any of them.
The only games my wife has bought me that I still have not gotten around to, at least attempting, is Uncharted 4 (which I can now that I have played 3), Lost Legacy (which I will after 4), and Life is Strange : Before the Storm, as I am waiting to finish the first game for that.
I imagine we will probably get Uncharted 4 for free in 2020, along with Witcher 3, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Those would be three big games for 2020.
Witcher 3 prior to April, when Cyberpunk 2077 comes out.
Uncharted 4 sometime before May, when The Last of Us 2 comes out.
Horizon Zero Dawn at the beginning of a quarter when memberships are to be renewed, would be my best guess for that title.
So much to look forward too!
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Looking at the few titles coming out in 2020, I am not crazy hyped for any of them at this point.
The Last of Us 2 would be nice but it would have to come way down, to like $30 before I am tempted by it.
If they had a third person mode to Cyberpunk 2077, that would get my interest. But still, it would have to come down in price. As Outer Worlds patched in a third person mode yet? I need someone to tell me when that happens.
One of my problems with Titanfall 2 is that I feel so short in that game, and it bugs me. It does not seem to be much difference from standing and crouching. Anyone else have that problem with first person modes?
Final Fantasy VII Remake would also have to be $30 and I am still willing to wait until the complete saga is out and getting that remastered version, which I may be tempted to spend $60 for that. Is there word of that even happening?
Marvel’s Avengers, might be a game I am willing to pay for during this next calendar year, but I need more characters added to that roster, and I would not want to buy them one at a time, so I may have to wait until the Collector’s Edition comes out.
The Dark Pictures Anthology : Little Hope is slated to come out next year and I will buy it but for $20, no reason for me to preorder it. Especially once the Curator’s Cut has been recently released for everyone. I was slightly concern if it was never released, like Until Dawn’s preorder DLC.
So five games that I am interested in and mostly Avengers and Little Hope are the only ones I can see myself actually buying.
I keep wanting to type it as “New Hope” but it is Little Hope. Which makes more sense for a horror game.
Are there PS4 games that can come out to die in with Avengers? It would be nice if they could remaster the PS3 Captain America game, as I always wanted to play it but my PS3 died and I missed out on that game, Fallout : New Vegas, and Batman Arkham Origins. Remaster all of those, please! But also release them on PS4 and PS5!
Little Hope’s PS+ game would have to be The Inpatient VR title. It did not happen with Man of Medan but it has to happen eventually right? Well, not until they start adding VR titles to the monthly games.
I sincerely hope that is the plan going forward. 2 free PS4 games, 1 free PS5 game, and 1 VR game, at least for the end of 2020 (as there will not be that many games for the PS5) and maybe the bulk of 2021? Then 2022, for some anniversary or something, 2 PS4 games, 2 PS5 games, and one VR title? That would be my personal goal for Sony.
Though I do not plan on seeking out a PS5 until at least Christmas 2021 unless it goes on a crazy great sale for 2020 but I cannot imagine it being $300. I would have to at least get the 1TB as I need as much of that now as I can get with the PS4.