I meant to do a post about games I am playing during the Coronavirus but I have been working four tens for the past few weeks and I knew the announcement for the Free PS+ Games was coming soon, so I have been drafting this in head for a bit.
The April 2020 PS+ Games are Uncharted 4 and Dirt Rally 2.0. PlayStation Access accidentally revealed these last week, and now we know it was probably Nathan who did it, as he provides the narration in the video below.
I already own Uncharted 4, so I am going to wait for another bonus credit deal at GameStop and I can turn in both the Uncharted Collection and Uncharted 4 at that time.
Dirty Rally 2.0, seems to be a game that no one has taken the time to create a guide for, which seems bonkers to me. I will at least play it until I earned one trophy.
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Uncharted 4 is typically a $19.99 game, but goes as low as $9.99.
Dirt Ralley 2.0 is typically $59.99, it is currently $39.99, so hopefully no one buys it this week! It has been as low as $17.99.
So the games together are a value of $28, at their lowest.
Our running total was $61, so another $28, makes $89, so PS Plus is definitely paying for itself.
Uncharted 4 has quite a few items on the PlayStation store :
You can buy points for the mutliplayer.
300 Points, $2.99
500 Points, $4.99
1,500 Points, $9.99
3,200 Points, $19.99
6,500 Points, $34.99
10,000 Points, $49.99
A slew of avatars, that are all .49 cents :
Nathan Drake (which you may have already as it was part of the Player Appreciation package).
Victor Sullivan (Hero)
Sam Drake (Hero)
Nathan Drake (Hero)
Elena Fisher (Hero)
Pack 1, $1.49 (including both brothers, Sully, and Elena)
Hero Pack $1.49, which includes Cutter and the characters from Pack 1’s hero version)
Villain Avatar Pack, $1.49
Ink, $1.99, which I bought, as it was the only one that featured Elena.
Dirt Rally 2.0 DLC includes :
Subaru Impreza, $1.49
Fully Loaded Rallycross Pack, $1.99
Fully Loaded Mini Pack, $1.99
Fully Loaded Ford Pack, $1.99
Citroen C$ Rally, $1.49
Ford Fiesta Rallycross (STARD), $1.49
Sea Ibiza RX, $1.49
Renault Megane R.S. RX, $1.49
Mini Cooper SX1, $1.49
Peugeot 208 WRX, $1.99
Volkswagen Golf Kitcar, $1.49
Opel Manta 400, $1.49
Lancia Delta S4 Rallycross, $1.49
H2 RWD Double Pack, $1.99
Ford Fiesta Rallycross (MK8), $1.49
Lancia 037 Evo 2, $1.49
Porshe 911 SC RS, $1.49
SKODA Fabia Rally, $1.49
Ford RS200 Evolution, $1.99
Rnault Clio R.S. RX, $1.49
Peugeot 206 Rally, $1.49
MG Metro 6R4 Rallycross, $1.49
Seat Ibiza Kit Car, $1.99
BMW M1 Procar Rally, $1.49
Peugeot 306 Maxi, $1.99
Peugeot 205 T16 Rallycross, $1.99
Subaru Impreza (2001), $1.49
Starter Car Upgrade, $0.99
Car Variety Pack, $3.99
Opel Kadett C CT/E, $0.99
Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec, $1.49
Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, $1.99
Ford Focus RS Rally 2007, $1.49
Ford Focus RS Rally 2001, $1.49
Ford Fiesta RXS Evo 5, $1.99
Greece Rally, $3.99
Sweden Rally, $3.99
Monte Carlo, $3.99
Bikernieki, Latvia, $3.99
Estering, Germany, $3.99
Killarney, International, South Africa, $3.99
Yas Marina Circuit, $3.99
Lydden Hill, UK, $3.99
Colin McRae : Flat Out Pack, $9.99, which includes 40 challenging scenarios, 12 new breathtaking rally routes through Scotland, and two vehicles.
Year One Pass, $19.99
Seasons 3 & 4 Pack, $11.99
There is also a Game of the Year Edition for $59.99.
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Here are reddit’s responses to the news :
Some seem annoyed that now everyone owns the entire Uncharted franchise, minus Lost Legacy. Some predict Lost Legacy will be the free game in a few months. Almost like a movie is in the works, or something?
Then poor Dirt Rally 2.0 seems to be a real head scratcher.
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Here are my YouTube peeps :
Nathan with PlayStation Access :
Adam with PlayStation Grenade :
Ben with Platinum Chasers :
Ben’s video finally made it to the top of the list of results for “PS+ April 2020 Games.” Usually I have to do that search and add “Platinum Chasers,” to the search, so hopefully that means people are finding his excellent videos and he’s moving up the list.
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Here is the PlayStationTrophies.org guide to Uncharted 4 :
Here is the link to their list of trophies for Dirt Rally 2.0 :
Looking at the list, I am hoping I can at least earn one of these :
Antilog Engaged, Purchase your first FIA World Rallycross Supercar
That’s Dedication, Complete 3 Weekly Community Events
Eat my DiRT, Complete 20 Custom Events
Clown Car, Complete 50 Joker laps
CAUTION, Don’t Cut, Complete a stage without damaging your car (I doubt it though)
Qualified, Complete Your first AI Challenge
Adaptable, Complete a stage in Dry, Overcast, Rain and Wet conditions
Fine Tuned, Create and save your own tuning setup
I imagine I will at least earn Qualified and Adaptable, those would be my main goals. I am not great at racing games, or races in general, if I have learned anything from the Lego games.
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There is currently a big April Spring Sale going on right now :
I bought Walker Dennis Lego Jurassic World, as the base game is $5.99, the lowest it goes, and the three DLC plus game came to $10, so that was a pretty good deal.
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In Batman Arkham Asylum, I got to the point where I have to leave the Asylum, to chase down Warden Sharp. Then I got distracted by the big March sale and my new games.
Walker Dennis and I completed Lego DC Supervillains, on his account. I earned trophies like every other session, so I have to play on my own. We completed the six bonus missions, so now we have full access to the open map, so he’s excited about that.
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Slender The Arrival was pretty cheap, like three dollars, and I saw there were like four trophies we could earn during the simple Prologue, so I bought it and earned those trophies. Maybe in October, I will really commit to playing the game again.
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I bought Walker Dennis Lego City Undercover, and we completed the Prison Island mission, which is essentially a complete homage to Shawshank Redemption, which I really appreciated.
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Walker Dennis has been at home as his school is closed until April 10 (hopefully!), and he just loves the Goat Simulator game. My wife was kind enough to buy a $20 gift card and now he has the DLC collection. I was hoping she was going to buy a $25 card and I would have gotten five dollar credit, but she outsmarted me.
I really enjoyed the MMO and the Payday DLC. Zombies is alright, I am not much of a zombie guy, and Space seems to be the one Walker Dennis really enjoys the most, and it is the one I earned the least amount of trophies in.
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My wife and I have started really playing Jeopardy on the PS4, and we are having a blast. I do not forget how smart she is but I am reminded of how smart she is and also how competitive she gets. I definitely enjoy Jeopardy over the Wheel of Fortune game, but we have been playing that as well.
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I treated myself to Joe Mad’s Battle Chasers Anthology, that collects the first nine issues and has a slew of extras :
The reviews state that the spine of the trade is pretty weak but I did not have any problems with my copy.
During the March sale, Battle Chasers Nigthwar was around eight dollars, so I snatched it up. I like how it purposely takes place in a different area, so you do not have to read the collection, but it helps to get to know the characters better. The game gives little hints at previous adventures. I am at Junktown, and just having my butt handed to me. Most of my team is Level 12, and I get the impression I am probably two levels below where I am. But I really wanted a RPG, so I am trying to not forget the game and come back to it as often as I can. The main town has a mission where I have to clear out all of the slime, the same city that had the spider problem, and I am clearly supposed to be level 15 for that.
I want to be at least at the level of the main threat, which I believe was level 13 for the slime, and most enemies at Junktown seem to be level 12 to 13. I have four members and I know I am supposed to recruit two more members, one I am very familiar with and the other seems to be unique to the game, as I do not believe I saw him in the comic.
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I started Life is Strange : Before the Storm, and I barely started it. I downloaded the bonus episode four, and I am still in Episode 1, Chloe has gone downstairs, and I have the fourth graffiti to still do. My gaming goal is to finish an episode, getting all of the graffiti at the same time, then play Battle Chasers until I level up, and go back and forth between the two games until I earned the Platinum for Life is Strange : Before the Storm, and make serious headway into Battle Chasers Nightwar. I really just want to fill my team with all six characters, and see what clicks.
I feel a tad bad for Calibretto as he was one of my original three with Gully and Garrison. I recruited Knolan, and he was a level higher than my party, so I sort of knew then that I was below where I should be. I believe I am close to getting Red Monika, as the notes around Junktown are referencing a red hair assassin, so that is pretty exciting.
Knolan has a group heal, and that’s sort of what I need. I am still learning the mechanics and finally understanding the merits of using the overcharge battle system, so I have my team hit once, then on their next or third turn, use an attack or heal, that uses up mana (or overcharge) points, and that, I preserve my mana for when I really need it. Which has taken me hours to finally click with the system.
A fun game, I enjoy it, besides the long time it takes to load into the game, but even if I can just load into the game, and complete a few battles on the map, those are less battles I have to do later to level up. It is a bit of a grind fest, but I am here to try for it.
Junktown is such a bigger dungeon as well, with lots of options. I have yet to find a second portal within it so that I can finally save time, as I keep having to leave, go back to the village, rest, and go back. I have committed to stop buying revive potions, as they are expensive and i might as well just die and use the 80 gold to auto return to the village and make my way back to Junktown, going through minor villains, who are not minor at all.
I do like how, with lesser enemies, I get the option to engage in the fight or just move on. If we engage, then we do not earn any xp, but do earn materials and gold.
I like the fishing mechanic as well, but I clearly need better bait and a better fishing rod.
I am clearly just in the beginning of the game, going up against my first real hurdle in it. I will get there eventually, but unlike with Arkham Asylum, I want to commit to this as I have not beaten it before.
Also, owning Nightwar, makes me less incline to purchase other games in the Spring sale. Though seeing Waking Violet for only $2.09 is pretty tempting, even if I just do a few of the puzzles, but I am resisting that urge. Plus, I have these Lego games I can be playing as well. So I really do have plenty of games to play.
Now that my wife is playing on the PS4 (she has really taken to the Switch with Mario Odyssey and Toad Treasure Tracker), I am tempted to buy a few more games for the PS4 for her and I to play, such as Uno or Trivia Pursuit Live. Uno is $4.99, and Trivia Pursuit Live is $5.99, so those are pretty good prices. We used to play Trivia Pursuit on PS3 a bunch, back in the day. Which was a Tuesday.