Sorry for the late review of the April Games. My beautiful wife got me God of War for Easter and I wanted to try the game to include in this post.
Uncharted 4, I already knew I was going to have a great time. I wished I had finished Chapter 7 when I initially played it on disc, as my checkpoint was not saved and I had to restart the entire chapter. I believe I refound all of the treasures, but time will tell on that. That was on me, I knew I should have finished the chapter, but never got around to it. I am committed to playing the game until I finished it. I have a pretty length game rotation shaping up.
DiRT Rally 2.0, on the other hand, was not a bad game. Once I stumbled onto changing the car angle to the more traditional racing style – so that the camera is behind the car, I had a better time with the game.
A nice redditor provided me a trophy guide for the game, so that was nice to have some direction. I earned the following trophies : Adaptable, CAUTION, Don’t Cut, and A Household Name.
So I feel like I got to sample the game enough and feel pretty good about it.
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Right now, Sony is currently giving away the Uncharted Collection and Journey for PS4. Even if you redeemed Uncharted Collection back in January through PS Plus, they made it so you can claim the digital code separately, as once you claim the games, you have them forever. It ends sometime early in May, so you may want to do it now. I added copies to both Walker Dennis’ account and my wife’s account. Might as well, as one never knows.
The games are part of PlayStation’s Stay At Home Initiative, and they donated ten million dollars as well to independent developers. The games are available until May 5.
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God of War has been an amazing experience! We are currently chasing a boar, after killing the second troll. So I am pretty early in the game, but having a blast. I keep thinking about how I need to be a better father. There are all of these instances were we see Kratos trying or wanting to put his hand on Atreus’ shoulder, or his back, in support and to show some tenderness, but keeps hesitating. Some heart breaking things. Of course, I am playing at night, so I wake up with the best intentions to tell Walker Dennis how much I love him, and show him instead of just hoping he knows.
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I have not had a chance to go back to Life is Strange Before the Storm, but I will get back to it eventually.
Walker Dennis got Minecraft for Easter, for the PS4, and we had a fun time playing that for an hour. I could have really used a tutorial, but I was able to stumble my way across how to build things. I bought him like $20 worth of DLC, but did not see any of it load, so hopefully the next time we log in it is there. Most DLC I have purchased on my Plus account, shows up on his account, so I am really hoping Minecraft is not an exception to that rule.
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I did get to play a good chuck of our Lego games. I am committed to playing these games on Walker’s account, but he is not as dedicated to trophy hunting as I am, so I had to start new saved files on my own account.
Lego DC Supervillains, I fought Poison Ivy and reconnected with Harley Quinn.
Lego City Undercover, this game takes a little longer to do the Special Operations, which is the traditional Lego level. Plenty to do on the open map, but I wanted to play the game until I got the first mission completed, and will do so until I got the second mission. So I am set up for the next time I play.
Lego Jurassic Park, I got through the first level and like City Undercover, there is plenty to do on the open map. Which now that I typed this, most Lego games have that transition from one level to the next, but both of these games feels like there is an activity we do prior to starting the next level. Whereas the recent games, feel like we are merely following the trail, and getting to the next level. Which I don’t mind, but I do sort of like incorporating the earning of the next level, plus it gives me a little more time in the game.
So that’s what I have been up too. I am not sure when I will stop playing God of War to get to Life is Strange Before the Storm, but I might just hit a wall of feeling that I have played the game enough and start craving playing another game.
I have also made a list of games that I have gotten through PS+, and I do want to start chipping away at these past games. These are the 12 games :
In Space We Brawl
Knowledge is Power
QUBE Director’s Cut
Rocketbirds 2 : Evolution
I keep having this nagging feeling that I want to buy a new game (which is dumb, as I have plenty of a backlog of games), but playing these games should satisfy that inch. My plan is to simply go down this list and earn the first trophy and commit a night to the game. Which I type that, and I have not been able to game for the past two nights, which is starting to nag at me as I really do enjoy my time to relax.