We have our first PS5 game added to the November 2020 games! That game is Bugsnax, which some people guessed as it was not available for preorders. Those are some clever detectives there!
For the PS4, I have two games coming off of my wishlist, so I am pretty excited about that.
Middle Earth : Shadow of War, the sequel of Shadow of Mordor, two games that take place between The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. I asked and it sounds like it is okay if we have not played Shadow of Mordor, we can jump right in. Though the Wikipedia page implies it takes place right after the first game, but maybe it will just be a puzzling first 30 minutes and then the new adventure kicks off? Like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, if I take to the sequel, I will make a point of actually buying the first game in the series. Apparently, like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, we can play on Easy, as there are no difficulty related trophies. There are three missable trophies, so I will try to get those taken care of, as quickly as I can.
Hollow Knight : Voidheart Edition, is the second PS4 title, and I am super excited to play it. I understand the game is very hard, which is why I would never buy it myself, but I would like to see how how far I can get into the game. It is a Metroidvania style game, so parts of the game are going to be blocked until we find means to unblock those paths.
Do not worry about missing out on Bugsnax, it is a Plus title going through January 2, so you have time to enjoy it, if you are one of the lucky folks who are getting a PS5 this year. I am hoping to get one next year, but we will have to wait for that. Also, if you claim it now, when you get a PS5, you can play it then, so always always claim the Plus titles.
Also, in February 2021 (feels like so far into the future), we already know the PS5 game is going to be Destruction All Stars, so that is nice.
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Bugsnax is a brand new title, so like Fall Guys, we will have to wait until November 3 to find out its price.
Shadow of War is typically $50, but has been as low as $10. I see there is a Definitive edition, but I suspect that is not the version we are getting in November.
Hollow Knight is typically $15, but has been as low as $8. The Voidheart Edition is the only edition of the game.
So that brings our total for the month to $18, add that to our total of $234, plus Call of Duty : World War II, brings our new total to $252, plus Bugsnax will be added when I do the write up for the December games.
Game of the Year Edition for Shadow of Mordor is only $6 right now.
Here is as good of a place as any to complain about this. Anyone enjoying the latest down grade to the PS Store website? It used to be super user friendly, and now it seems purposely not.
If you get to the website through the PlayStation App, it still has the old format. Let’s hope someone forgets to update that.
Shadow of War has a few offerings :
Definitive Edition for $60
Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion for $20
4K DoM Cinematics for free, so I’m downloading that now. Maybe one day we will have 4K.
Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion for $15
Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion for $15
Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion for $15
Story Expansion Pass for $25; which only includes the story DLC – Desolation and Blade.
4K Cinematic Pack for free
Expansion Pass for $40, which includes all expansions for $15 more.
From what I have read, people really enjoy the Nemesis system.
Hollow Knight has no additional DLC to purchase, which is refreshing.
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People on Reddit are very excited about this month, which always great to see.
Also, added to the PS5 Plus Collection is the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy and Black Ops 3, both games I already own, but that would be nice to have Crash digitally.
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My YouTube Peeps :
Ash with Playstation Access (who has been a real treat)
Adam with Playstation Grenade
Ben with Platinum Chasers
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Here are the links to PlayStationTrophies.org’s guides to the games :
I am probably going to start with Hollow Knight, as I can already envision myself heading a progress wall. Then I will give Shadow of War a chance.
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Not much in a way of updates on other games I have played. I have made no additional progress in Vampyr. I have been playing Fortnite like a dman fool!
Ghostbusters came to Fortnite! I gifted Walker Dennis the lowest left one, and I treated him to the photon pack and the Ecto-1 glider. I had full intentions of not buying me anything as I’m holding out for Psylocke coming back to the game. But when I was trying to gift him the photon pack, I bought it for myself, and so I ended up buying the guy to the highest right. I do appreciate that they didn’t just release the eight Ghostbusters from the films, but went with more generic people. I know that doesn’t work for most people, but I liked it. Walker wanted Venkman and I was probably going to go for Egon.
Walker and I won another Duos, so I uploaded that video. I trusted it was only that match, but it added our nonsense ahead of the match and a previous match. The one to watch starts at the 24:37 mark. One of the weekly challenges was to heal each other with the bandage bazooka. I hadn’t realized it was a team challenge, so once he earned it, I had earned it as well, so the video towards the end has a lot of that going on.
I am hoping to get a pair of head sets for Christmas, so we can at least add commentary to our videos (hopefully that isn’t too hard to figure out), but I think the match was pretty interesting to watch back. He’s gotten so much better at playing Fortnite. I was Mystique and he was Wolverine.
Later tonight, Walker should be earning Silver Wolverine and starting his gold track and I just earned Silver She-Hulk last night.
If we don’t win, we typically do come into the Top Six or so.
From what I saw from the Week 10 Challenges, we should be able to knock out three of them so that we each can earn Mystique’s alternate costume.
If you are looking for a Fortnite creator to support, I highly recommend AdamAru, of PlayStation Access fame. He’s a good guy.