Plus, a slew of other games! I have been in a real gaming mood as of late!
I gave MLB The Show 19 a fair shot. I had a pretty fun time with the few days I decided to play the game. I finally got decent with hitting the ball but I can’t seem to hit it in a way that causes the outfield to not catch the ball. The only time I can go to the bases is when I hit a home run which I was able to do twice. I was going to commit until I made it to the Arizona Diamonds, and I might bounce back to it but I sort of got in the mood to play a slew of other games. I was able to create a character, and I made him from overseas, so that was two trophies right there. During training, I played an entire game without skipping anything so that was another trophy. During my season, I tried my best at a challenge but failed that so I got a trophy for failing which I figured I would do. So I am currently at 14% progress rate in terms of trophies, so that felt pretty rewarding. Maybe once I get pass a few other games, I will come back to this.
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One of the games I got was flower for the PS4. Buying it gave me versions for PS3 and the Vita, which was nice. I bought it has it was under four dollars and I thought it was one of the free games already. What I was thinking of Journey, also created by Thatgamecompany. So look forward to flower being one of the free games in November! I could see that being the case if we were still getting PS3/Vita games but I cannot imagine them giving flower away with only one other game.
I am missing four trophies for the 100% (but not Platinum, so the pressure is off) and those are that I did not bloom 10,000 flowers, I did not brighten all of level 6’s city, I got hurt a bunch in 5 when we cannot get hurt even once, and missed maybe a few names towards the end of the Credits (and bonus level) as I thought I had time to turn around. I might try to get the credits completed and bloom 10,000 flowers at the same time but I did not care for 5 and 6. All of the other levels, I could easily go around their maps but 6’s highway forces us to go at high speeds and only once I did accidentally get back to the start of the level and could not recreate it so I am done with those two levels. 71% is not too bad for that game.
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Earlier in the week, the PS5 got announced for Holiday 2020. I keep seeing people write that it will be Christmas 2020 but there is no way it is not in stores by Black Friday 2020, so get your calendars ready for November 27, 2020, if you will be one of the Day One owners. Even if it was only $300, I do not see us owning one until maybe 2021, at the earliest. I see most people speculating that it will most likely be $400 for the basic model and $500 for whatever the Pro or larger memory drive is. $500 seems reasonable and I love how they are so forth coming with all PS4 discs and digital copies will work on the PS5 right out of the box, which is nice. I also like the idea of how the controller is going to be slightly heavier with more tricks to it, such as when driving a racing game, you can tell once you are on a smooth surface and when you move to a more bumpy surface, like dirt and such.
So I am mostly looking forward to getting PS5 games through the PS+ subscription program. So once we get that system, we would have a slew of (I am sure) basic or indie games for the system.
Back in October 2013, the first few games for the PS4 through PS+ were : Hotline Miami, Contrast, and Resogun.
People rave about Resogun and Hotline Miami but I do not believe I have heard much about Contrast.
The next three games were : Don’t Starve, Outlast, and Dead Nation : Apocalypse Edition and I’m familiar with Dead Nation and I have heard of great things regarding Don’t Starve and Outlast.
Even the next two games, Thomas Was Alone and Mercenary Kings, well, I have never heard of the second one, but Thomas Was Alone looks interesting. These have been the games from October 2013 to May 2014.
There are other noteworthy games but we do not get to a blockbuster game until December 2014’s Injustice : Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition, for the PS4.
I am also looking forward to the big name titles of PS4 to start being free through PS+ as we are already sort of in that era now with Detroit : Become Human, Batman : Arkham Knight, and The Last of Us Remastered (more on that below!).
I have already committed to never buying Horizon Zero Dawn and Witcher III, as those will become free eventually, I imagine.
I have already committed to buying Burnout Paradise Remastered if it is not listed as a free game in November. I had no idea that game has Ecto-1, the DeLorean, and 2008 KITT! Plus the Dukes of Hazzard car too but I am not as attach to that one.
I wanted to avoid what happened with Rocket League (where I could not figure out how to change cars) so I asked on reddit, and burninrubber0 was nice enough to explain that, once I can control a car, if I simply turn around and go back into the junkyard, I can swap cars out immediately. Which is great news! The game is routinely five dollars through Plus, so once it is not one of the free games (it is often guessed that it will be) in November and is five dollars again, I will buy it immediately. I just have a few light caveats first.
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I would just buy it now but I already bought two games this month.
The second game was also only four dollars and earned me my 25th Platinum!
JazalGoldmane posted in the Trophies subreddit that he earned the platinum for One Night Stand I really took to the art style of the trophy.
Developed by Kinmoku, the game follows a dude who wakes up and tries to piece together the previous night.
It was a fun game and it took me two gaming sessions and two guides to get all 12 endings.
These were the two guides I used :
They were written just different enough that I started with knoef and moved to ps3imports
I was going to do a bigger game for my 25th trophy, or at least, make a special effort to make 25 be special to me but I guess I will hold out until Platinum # 50 to try to do it up. I still cannot believe I have 25!
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PlayStation Access’ Elle presented a second patch of free games currently available on PS4.
I already played and adored Fallout Shelter but I had no idea of Star Trek Online was a free game!
I created my wife, as I often do when it comes to creating a character (more on that below!), so I made her a Federal officer but not from The Original Series but the newer Trek (but not from the relaunch – so confusing!).
The game takes place 30 years after Star Trek : Nemesis, the last The Next Generation film.
I am never going to spend money on the game but I was tempted to in order to get my wife a TNG style uniform from the series and also to get the classic dress outfit from TOS. But to get both of those, I will need 2200 in-game dollars and they want ten real dollars for only 1000 in-game dollars which does not seem worth it. It also killed my buzz over playing more. The uniform she has now is styled along the lines of Deep Space 9 and the TNG later films with the black body and gray shoulders and color appropriate shirt.
I typed all of that when I realized I could just use a photo.
I also earned my first trophy, Lieutenant, for completing the tutorial and now I am ready to pause this game and try other games again.
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One of the other games they recommended was Destiny 2 so I gave that a shot as well. By creating one character of each class Titan (my wife), (Hunter, Walker Dennis), and Warlock (me), I got a gold trophy for each, which was great. For completing the opening section the very first time, I got a trophy for that as well. I might come back to this game at one point but I liked it for the most part.
Another free game is The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, which decisions made here carry over to Life is Strange 2 but I do not own that game (I have 1 and the Prequel) so one I get 2, I will play Captain Spirit.
From the original list, I only played FortNite and Warframe. Warframe has trophies and FortNite’s battle royal does not. I actually liked Warframe but I only played for an hour and should spend more time with it.
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This is a long way around of me typing that I have not played any scary games thus far in October.
So I made a point of finally finishing The Last of Us’ Left Behind DLC. That got intense towards the end! I was right outside of where Ellie was keeping Joel safe, I figured this was the last stand and so I used all of my arrows and pretty much all of my bullets as I was going to go out in style. There was a pause, Ellie said the coast was clear, and then three more guys showed up. I took out two of them and then the Infected started showing up. It was pretty fun earlier making the Infected fight the hunters and then I was on clean up so I did that again here and only had a Clicker and maybe one other Infected but I was pretty nervous. Then the flashback, I knew was going to be intense on an emotional level but I was still just thinking about the additional battle I was still coming off of.
I played on Normal and how intense that final exchange was and how I am not ready for a Grounded mode just yet. I was no good at that fighting game, I attempted it three times but that trophy is just beyond me. I lost the first round of the water gun fight so I thought I was not going to get the Skillz trophy but I want two out of three and that was good enough. I missed an additional conversation somewhere so I did not get that trophy but I did find all of the collectibles so that was nice.
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I keep wanting to play some Dead by Daylight, especially as I bought the Head Case cosmetic DLC and Ghostface and then proceeded to not playing the game for a solid month, but I do not feel like I am done with the game, I just have to get excited enough to start it again.
Maybe once I get myself prepared to attempt SOMA, I think that is what I want to tackle next. I am pretty much mentally prepared to just start going towards the Plan B trophy (which is also where I am at in the story) while having a YouTube video playing in front of me. All of SOMA’s trophies are story related except for the one missable trophy. There is no platinum but I would like to 100% the game and I am nowhere near the place of missing Endangered Species but since it is the one missable trophy, I am hyper aware of not wanting to miss it. So once I finally earn that, I will probably try to relax to the end of the story.
I also am getting ready to play my second playthrough of Man of Medan. I will be faking a party mode (which just seems sad but I am ready for it), and making only heart choices, plus playing the Curator’s mode. Once I start this game, I will just follow it all the way through to the end, so that is why I want to get ready for it. Play some quicker games before I commit a week to playing a longer game. So I want to do at least a few nights of Dead by Daylight but that desire might be holding me back to playing other games.
Another thing holding me back is that I keep wanting to play Uncharted 4, so I might make that my November game to tackle.
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On October 7, PS4 got Update 7.00 and now Android users can play the PS4 using Remote Play! Which for One Night Stand, really was pretty nice. Which is all I have been wanting, well, I have been wanting a Vita but this is pretty close. I have to play with my phone vertically so it is a nice screen with the phone’s version of the controller.
I am going to have to use this website’s instructions so I can pair the controller to my phone and then I can play with the phone horizontally and get the most out of the screen and the new app.
So I am very excited as I may no longer need to feel envious of my wife as she gets to play her mobile games while watching TV while I wish I could Remote Play PS4 games while also watching TV. I might be able to sit through more shows even!
Seems pretty simple to pair the controller to my phone, I just have to wait a couple hours to be able to really sit down and do it. I can already envision having to charge both my phone and controller a lot more now but I am already doing that so it is not too much of a hassle.
So maybe I can play some other games, I just have to be mindful of which games I play as there are shows like The Voice (that I already gave up on, at least the Blinds portion) and Dancing with the Stars, that I want to be able to look up and watch the actual TV for, plus be mindful of anything my wife says but I will test it out and see how it all works. I am pretty excited about this! It is going to be a real Game Changer by Rachel Reid.