The September 2020 PS Plus Titles are :
Street Fighter V and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, for short.
The games are out now, I’m way late on this post, and more on that far below.
I haven’t played a Street Fighter game since Street Fighter II Turbo, or one of those branches of II.
PUBG, is one of those 100 person battle royale games, and from what I’ve seen, was the originator of the genre, but then Fortnite blew it would of the water. From what I have read, PUBG works better as a PC game than a console game, but I will give it a fair chance.
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Street Fighter V is typically $20 but has gone as low as $8 for the base game.
PUBG is typically $30, but has gone as low as $9.59.
The Plus titles games total running value thus far is $180, plus Fall Guys is a $20 game, brings the running value to $218, plus plus, Call of Duty : WWII. So we’re doing pretty great and it isn’t even October yet. I am going to be a tad annoyed if Man of Medan is the free title for October, but I would love to get it digitally. I have decided, as Man of Medan has gone on sale so many times, to just wait until Little Hope is a $15 game. Plus, it has online co-op, like Man of Medan, so the platinum will evade me again, and that’s just irritating to me. Also, I would want it digitally as well, so waiting is the route I will be taking.
Street Fighter V has a slew of DLC!
There is a free ShareFactory theme and a free Shadow Falls Cinematic story level, that I had to download additionally. I am at 80% completion of Act 1, and it is pretty nice. For the story mode trophy, that is for the individual characters and not the cinematic story.
There are three pages worth of avatars, each for 49 cents. I treated myself to the Guile one, the proper one, not the 8-bit one, as I don’t need two avatars.
There is a $25 Champion Edition Upgrade Kit, that gets you everyone released, so that’s pretty nice and is the way to go.
$20 Capcom Pro Tour : 2020 Premier Pass
$20 Season 4 Character Pass
$15 Capcom Pro Tour : 2019 Premier Pass
$10 Capcom Pro Tour : 2018 Premier Pass
$10 Season 3 Character Pass
$10 Capcom Pro Tour : 2017 Premier Pass
$10 Season 2 Character Pass
$10 CPT Premier Package
$10 Season 1 Character Pass, it has gone on sale for $5 in the pass, and I was tempted to wait for the sale, until I was told I could just complete all of the characters stories.
So the $25 Upgrade Kit, really is the way to go for anyone who is downloading the base game.
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PUBG also has a free ShareFactory theme.
Like Fortnite and other Free to Play games, PUBG does offer exclusive and free Plus items. One of the biggest complaints I have read regarding PUBG being a Plus title, is that most people thought it was a F2P title, and realizing it isn’t.
So there is a Drop Pack free exclusive that I have downloaded along with the theme.
$10 Challenge Costume Pack
$15 Payback Costume Pack
$5 500 G-Coin package
$9 1,100 G-Coin package
$18 2,000 (+300 Bonus) G-Coin package
$45 5,000 (+1000 Bonus) G-Coin package
$90 10,000 (+3500 Bonus) G-Coin package
So that seems like things are pretty expensive within the game.
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Most of the comments are that PUBG should be free to play and it doesn’t run great on console and Street Fighter V’s biggest complaints is that bulk of the characters are behind paywalls and the online matches can be super laggy.
Here are the subreddit reactions :
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My YouTube peeps :
Rob of PlayStation Access
Adam of PlayStation Grenade
Ben of Platinum Chasers
Ben made a good point about how both games have nearly impossible platinums to earn as they take hundreds of hours of an investment to earn all of the other trophies.
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Here are the links to PlayStationTrophies.org’s guide to Street Fighter V :
I will never been good enough to get into the Gold Division of the online portion of the game, I can barely maintain my Bronze status.
Here is the trophy list for PUBG :
I’m hoping to earn the Solo victory trophy, but hopefully I could get carried to the Squads trophy, if I can get into a group with randoms.
I feel like I could maybe earn the Reach the Top 10 without killing anyone trophy, Kill a player by any means, I do like bows in games, so I’ll try for the Kill 10 players with a crossbow, if I can find one in the field, loot 50 items, Equip a ghillie suit for the first time, which I imagine is random where that would be. I hope my first trophy in the game isn’t jump from the airplane 101 times, but I guess it could work a a backup plan. I would hope I could revive a knocked-down teammate, wear the outfit of a dead player sounds like something I could do if I stumble across one.
Unlike Fortnite, PUBG doesn’t have couch co-op or split screen, which Fortnite and Rocket League has, so I won’t be able to get Walker Dennis into the game so we could potentially win a Duo. So I’ll try the game and see what I can do with a few rounds.
I really hope Fall Guys gets split screen at some point soon. Maybe for Season 2?
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Since the games have been out, I have played Street Fighter V quite a bit. I really want to unlock Guile, who is part of the Season One DLC. Someone on reddit was nice enough to explain that all I would have to do to earn the in-game currency of $100,000, is to finish the story mode with all of the characters, which would take about an hour. So I have done five characters’ stories, and really enjoying how quick they are. Once I have Guile, I will do a few more online matches, and maybe check out a few other trophies, and call it good. I rather not spend the $10 and get all of the characters from season one, if I can avoid spending real money.
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Walker Dennis and I have been playing Duos in Fortnite as the Marvel Universe has invaded and I gifted him the season pass, so he’s running around as Thor, hitting things. I figured, I would try to get to level 62, and earn enough in game credits to get the season pass to pay for itself, but I’m barely at level 14, and not seeing myself earn enough levels in time, but I’m also okay with not earning it. I mostly would want Storm, Mystique, and Wolverine, and those are very late game. I believe I could spend $25 or so and get everyone, but that seems like a lot.
Walker really wants Batman, and in November (once the Marvel event is over), DC comes back around for their event that will include both Joker and Poison Ivy, so I will probably be having to buy those characters too. Hopefully Batman and Catwoman come back for the event as well, as he really wants to play as Batman, as he’s all about Batman right now.
We have won Duos four times now, so we’re becoming quite the team. I mostly shoot people as he runs support and hits things with his hammer. He’s level 7, so he’s doing his fair share.
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Fall Guys, I have been earning some trophies. I have won three episodes, so that feels pretty good. I’m hoping they release a turtle costume soon. I’m at level 34, and I really want that blue mask as the Level 35 reward. Season One is the only season I will ever fully commit to, so I really want to reach level 40, and I should do it in the next 30 days. I have plenty of time. I really want every face mask they have, and I believe I only failed to buy the black one, so hopefully that comes back into the store.
Injustice, when Street Fighter V was announced, I picked up Injustice again and have completed the Joker portion of the story and next up is Green Arrow. Not sure when I will get back to it, but I am inching my way through the story mode.
Sadly, Chadwick Boseman lost his battle against colon cancer. Like most people, I’m sure, we watched Black Panther, and then I tried to play another level of the first Lego Marvel Superheroes game. Then I remembered Walker saved over my 100% completed file, so I ended up just playing a level with Tony and Cap getting Tony’s Iron Man suit back. Just having to redo everything killed my buzz to keep going forward, but if I do a level here and there, I’ll eventually get the game beat again.
I earned my 33rd platinum with Lara Croft Go! It is currently only $2, so well worth your time. I followed a guide and earned it after seven nights, of doing one chapter a night. I preferred it over Hitman Go, but I’m sure that has to do more with me connecting to Tomb Raider more than Hitman. Apparently there is a Deux Ex Go game, but it hasn’t come to PS4 yet. Once it does, and it is $2, I would be tempted to buy it, but that’s probably not enough of an incentive for Square Enix Montreal to port the game.
Hyper Scape, I had attempted to play the game a few weeks ago, and just didn’t click with it. PUGB was announced as a Plus title, and we were getting decent with Fortnite, that I figured I could commit a night or two to at least getting one kill in Hyper Scape. Then I got two kills, in two different games! I killed someone with an assault rifle (my preferred gun in Fortnite), and once I had that trophy, I committed to earning the melee kill trophy, and got that in my very next game. Then I promptly deleted the game. I keep running out of space on the PS4, and really could use an external hard drive.
Ratchet & Crank, VUDU finally had the Ratchet & Crank film on sale for $8, and I immediately bought it. That movie is literally the first hour of the game, and I can only imagine the last 30 minutes of the game. So I played one full level of the game, and on a planet to help Ratchet’s former boss’s brother on a water planet with another story planet waiting for me.
Metal Gear Solid V – Phantom Pain, I finally did enough to earn D-Dog as a companion! Which felt great, until the very next mission required D-Horse, and I haven’t gone back, but that was my main game for like two weeks.
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There is an Essential game sale going on right now and the original 2013 Tomb Raider game is only three dollars, so I bought that immediately. I’m really hoping to make it my next game I play once I have sampled the September games. It is all I think about!
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On August 27, 2020, my mother-in-law, Leslie Brannman, passed away. She was an amazing woman and I could not have had a better mother-in-law. She really was an incredible woman.
She will be dearly missed.