I would not have imagine Spider-Man being my number one game of 2019 but it makes sense. It was practically the only game I played for all of January and most of February.
Lego Marvel Superheroes and Lego Dimensions are games that Walker Dennis will play by himself, but under my name, but it makes sense a Lego game would fill up my next two slots. I would be curious what my fourth game of the year would have been but I imagine it would just be another Lego game.
I figured I would have had Action-Adventure as my main genre, as those are the games I lean towards the most. Especially third person action adventure.
Of the 365 days of the year, I gamed 314 days, and that sounds about right. Pretty easy to imagine that there were 51 nights where I just went straight to bed.
I do not own a VR so 0 hours makes sense.
36 hours of online play, which is way higher than 2018 as I did not play any online games and made a bigger point of playing more of them in 2019. I played Dead by Daylight for 18 hours last year, so another 18 is split between For Honor and who knows what other games.
I really wish I knew which 91 games I played in 2019 were as I have a hard time imagining I played even 50. We were given 24 games through PS+, so that’s 24, then I imagine I easily played another 25 games of my own choosing, so 50, but what were the other 41 games? Of those 25, I know I tried a slew of free games, but I still find it hard to believe I played 91 different games. Would be pretty impressive, if true. But if I start questioning that stat, I probably have to question them all, and the rest seems pretty accurate.
Except for the 14 hour longest gaming streak, I am not sure how that would have even been possible. I barely get to play for an hour and a half on most week nights, and on the weekend, I cannot imagine we played more than three hours at a time. It is just too much time spent in front of the television. Shame it does not give me that date for that.
Actually, there are two numbers up there for the PS+. One states at least 24 games was given but I downloaded 34 monthly games so there are ten more games right there!
I saved up to $60 on games and DLC, with just being a PS+ subscriber, so that literally paid for itself right there.
Sunday Evenings makes as much sense as any, the evening makes perfect sense. Maybe of those missing 51 nights, none of those were Sunday nights?
12 Platinums this year! I now have 26 Platinums, as I was trying to make a bigger point of earning platinums this year. One a month, not too shabby! I already got January’s plat taken care of with Lego Marvel Superheroes 2! What a grind towards the end! Those missions are very long!
On my list, I have Lego Marvel Superheroes 1 and Lego Avengers, and then I squeezed five plats in-between them, before getting Lego Marvel Superheroes 2. I wanted them to be a tad closer to each other but I was pretty burnt out on Lego at that time. Walker Dennis really wants to be there with me when I play Lego Batman 3, so I am not sneaking and getting any of those free plays done as I am using that time to play other games.
Those other five games were : Batman : The Enemy Within, Late Shift, Rocket League, Murdered Soul Suspect, and One Night Stand.
I might have to purposely pick some quick (but respectable) platinums to get at the beginning of each month. I definitely have four pages of Wishlist items over at psprices, so I should be able to widdle that list down to at least three pages this year. That is my main gaming goal for 2020.
I just treated my wife to the Wheel of Fortune / Jeopardy combo for $13, down from $40! She does love a good trivia game.
That is three games right off of my wishlist already! That was nicely timed. Eight more games and I get to three pages.
We were given a pretty cool set of Avatars and a cool 2019 Wrap Up Theme, so please check out your own stats and download those free items! And please feel free to share your own achievements!
The sale ends on February 5.
Since I am obsessed with taking the lists that redditors are so nice to compile, and put those in an Excel sheet.
One game I will for sure buy, is the Return to Arkham set, just whenever it is below ten, I will buy it. It gets as cheap as $5, but I really do not want to spend $20 for it. But I will buy it next time it is even $8. I just really want it after Walker Dennis started his own Knight game under his own game. I help him with the boss fights or any really complicated section, but he has been doing a lot of it on his own.
He just started Spider-Man PS4 as well, and he is having a blast there.
Looking at the sale :
Batman : The Enemy Within is totally worth if for five dollars.
Arkham Knight at $10 and the Premium Edition is $20, both worth it.
Conan Exiles for $20 is too much.
Dead by Daylight : Special Edition, totally worth it at $15, BUT! Be prepared to spend up to $20 for buying your favorite characters.
I want Doctor Who Edge of Time, but it is a VR game. I have added it to my wishlist if it ever goes super cheap.
Ghostbusters Remastered is $18, which is too much for me, especially for a one play game.
Grand Theft Auto V is worth $15.
If I had not just bought Wheel of Fortune / Jeopardy, I would be tempted to get Hasbro Family Fun Pack – Conquest Edition, as it comes with Monopoly Plus, Risk, Urban Assault (?), Battleship and Scrabble. Which I do have that 3-in-1 Monopoly combo on my wishlist but all of those games are right up my wife’s alley! Next time, game, next time! The cheapest it has been is $12 and it is $14 right now.
Injustice 2 Legendary Edition is typically $15, and I would buy it if I was done with the first game.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes looked super fun during PlayStation Access’s Christmas Maze, but no one would play with me, but $6 seems worth it.
So much fun!
Knack at $10 seems a bit much, but I still have to finish my copy.
Mad Max at $10 is worth it. Such a fun game!
Mafia III, I should really go back to it, not sure if $10 is worth it but I bet you would get ten dollars out of it.
PlayStation Access is huge on Outer Wilds, which is $20.
I have yet to play Rayman Legends, but I own it but five dollars, any game is worth it at that price. I am redownloading it as I type this! So I will play some of it soon.
Risk for $6 but I might as well just get it in the Hasbro pack.
I am sure I have the basic version of The Surge, but the Augmented Edition for $14 might be worth it. I did not get that far into it.
The Wolf Among Us is $5, but I (and others) suspect it will be a free game sometime before the sequel comes out.
TitanFall 2 Standard Edition is totally worth it at $8, I still have not got pass the first mission but it is definitely a quality game.
Trackmania Turbo for $10 is not bad, Walker Dennis played the heck out of that game.
Unravel Yarny Bundle is $11 and on my wishlist. I have enough active games unfortunately. But each game is essentially five dollars, so that is a good deal.
For my taste, WipEout Omega Collection is way too much at $15. I just did not take to it.
XCOM 2 is probably worth $15 to a lot of people who love the game. I did not get too far in my copy.
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Once again, and I will keep typing this as often as possible, the bulk of those titles I have opinions on above, the majority came with my PS+ subscription, I would never have sampled even 75% of these games.
Gosh, there are two games right at $1.04, Defunct and SHINY – A Robotic Adventure. I do like the idea of me buying the cheapest game on the list, just to see what it is like.
Defunct as a Platinum but no PlayStationTrophies.org guide. SHINY also has a Platinum, but also no PlayStationTrophies.org guide. Dang it! At least Defunct has a PSNProfiles guide but all video, so that is also disappointing. That is the problem with these cheaper games.
whoa whoa whoa!
I was going to just move onto Adam’s Venture : Origins for $2.54 but hol’ up a minute!
With my PS+ subscription, both Defunct and SHINY are 29 cents each! For 60 cents, I can get two games! I imagine they worth at least some time, unless they are just complete garbage. I will have to do some additional research.
Looks like both games have Complete Editions that come with avatars and themes, which I do like me a theme, so that kills my buzz a bit. Metacritic for both games states that they are playable, if not each having their own short comings. I may have to think about it some more.
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I am okay with missing out on the avatars and Shiny has two themes, one is constantly at $3 but the other gets as cheap as 49 cents and Defunct only has the one theme and that also gets pretty cheap, like also around 50 cents, so I am just going to buy those games for super cheap! Probably will not get the platinum for either one, unless the collectibles are pretty easy, but that is okay.
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.
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.
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.
Gabe Gurwin writes that: Bronze trophies are worth 15 points, silver are 30 points, gold are 90 points, and platinum trophies are 180 points.
So I knew once I got the platinum for Late Shift (which still hasn’t happened), I was for sure making it to Rank 16 but that was probably going to take a while before I got back to that game and then another round before I beat it.
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I was having a blast playing Rocket League online and just trying different modes. The 4 v 4 match was intense and no wonder they nicknamed it the Chaos Run, as so much is happening at all times. It took a long time to find me a match but once the game paired me, I was pretty worried about making sure my team won the game and we did in overtime! I was fully committed to just selecting the option again until we won but once we won, I ran out of that lobby to try other modes.
I still need to complete my first offline season, and now I wish I had the forethought to have made sure I had used either a Dominus or Takumi for an entire season so then I could have earned Winning is Winning and Champion at the same time. But that’s okay, I’ll play two full seasons and still enjoy the heck out of it. It would have just saved some time, but I’ll be so much better at it the second time around.
I’m still using the Cristiano wheels to try to get 50 km as I got 10 km on them so I just have to keep using them.
I’m still trying to earn items, it just takes a long time to do so. I barely have any rare items but once I get five of them, I have to trade them in to earn a very rare item and then win a match wearing that item. I’m also trying to earn my first painted item too. I haven’t come across Certified Items either.
I’m still not good enough to play against non-rookie bot opponents in handicap matches.
Those are my basic trophy goals for Rocket League but even after I get those and maybe a few other trophies, I’ll probably keep this game in the rotation and just enjoy myself that night. Such fun!
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I started Grand Theft Auto 4 with the pure intentions of just earning trophies. So I cheated and got the Play in First Person Mode for 15 hours as I hate playing in first person mode if I have the option for third person mode. I left the game on all night and used a rubber band to keep the right stick at an angle so the system nor the controller would turn itself off.
I played as Franklin got a slew of trophies. I already had 200,000 for the cab company but I saw there was a side quest where I could pick a guy up and he’ll give me a good stock tip. I only earned like $80,000 more dollars when I thought I was going to get into the millions but it was enough of a bump to earn me a trophy for using the stock exchange. Plus, I was able to fully modify Franklin’s pistol and his personal car. He bought the cab company and then did a private ride and maybe got a girlfriend out of it? I don’t know, they were flirting but then the next night, she was too busy so I’m not sure what is happening there. It was late though so I didn’t blame her.
I got the team together to do a FIB mission. Then I thought I’ll quickly play as Trevor and get a few of his trophies but instead I did the prep work for The Merryweather Heist, which will be the next thing I do in the game. Oh, that was after I tortured a guy as Trevor so Michael could snipe a chain smoker.
I’ll probably still try to knock out a few of Trevor’s trophies but at this point, I’m just committed to just beating the main story and I’ll see where I go from there.
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A game I am done with for the meantime is Yakuza Kiwami. I was having a great time escaping from the funeral until I came up against Futoshi Shimano.
From what I’ve read, he’s by far the hardest boss in the game, and the other ones are more fair. I also read the game has 15 chapters which I was looking forward to playing through all of them but I spent like 30 minutes dying to Futoshi Shimano and that wasn’t even a fun 30 minutes.
I read that the match does essentially take 20 minutes of the most boring fighting there is. Essentially, we have to hit him, run away, and repeat. Which is not great and I clearly didn’t have the patience to do keep trying last night. I’m hoping the game autosaved my progress as I really don’t want to do the 20 minutes of fights that led up to Shimano but if I have to do it, then that’s just what I have to do but, for now, the game is out of my rotation. Be more fun game!
The PlayStation Plus subreddit just started accepting guesses for what the free September games are going to be. Someone on the Trophies subreddit mentioned how they got the plat for Grand Theft Auto III and now I really want to play that game again. It would be nice to get it free of course but I added it to my PSPrices wishlist.
There is two ways about getting the game for the PS4. One is to buy the trilogy pack that comes with Vice City and San Andreas. Which I really liked Vice City but I didn’t quite get into San Andreas. Vice City, I went back too later to see if I could goof around in the world but too much time had passed and it just felt like a foreign city to me. San Andreas had a mission very early on where I had to chase a guy on a bike while I was also on a bike (which is fair) but I just never got good enough to complete it and that left me feeling defeated. I even tried to keep CJ on a bike to increase his speed abilities but it was never enough.
The trilogy is usually $35 but goes as low as $17.49, which seems pretty generous. Especially as III by itself is $15 but goes as low as $7.49. Which I wouldn’t mind getting the trilogy for $18, as three full games for $18 is an amazing price! But if III goes on sale prior to the trilogy, eight dollars for a game I really want, is a great price too! I can only imagine if one is on sale, the other would be too. So it is a race to see which goes on sale first!
I would feel compelled to play Vice City and San Andreas too, and I’m way better at games now, so I’ll probably have a great time but I’m also older and don’t have all the time in the world, so these games would hold me over for quite some time. Plus, I own them, so I can play them whenever.
I bet I don’t get the platinum for it but I just remember loving III so much and having a great time in Liberty City.
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We really need to move Stranger Things Season Three up our watch list as :
Thanks to Dead by Daylight for hosting their own video!
Nancy and Steve are coming to Dead by Daylight! They are bringing a demogorgon with them and a new map too!
I can only imagine this is going to be upwards of seven dollars with two new survivors and a new killer. If we can finish the series in time, I’m buying this day one, if not, I’ll be buying it once we finish it. I still want Ghostface which I’ve been tempted to just buy right now but I imagine once this gets released, all of the other DLC will get discounted. That’s what I’m hoping happens.
The Dead by Daylight subreddit is getting hyped for it too!
Which sounds pretty cool, especially once redditors were explaining the actual benefits.
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During the latest PlayStation Store update video, Rob mentions new game, Erica, that I really want to get. It is only ten dollars but I think I will still wait for a deal on it.
Thanks to PlayStation for hosting the trailer.
I just finished my sixth playthrough (second to last) of Late Shift and I’m sort of in the mood for another live action game where I get to make the decisions. Seems like either the game just came out or it just came out and people have already unlocked all seven endings already. Which seems way fast but maybe it is a shorter game but that seems odd for a mystery.
Seems like some good and honest reviews for the game. Seems shorter than 90 minutes so all seven endings might be fast to do. There apparently is an app too that hopefully actually works unlike Beyond : Two Souls app that would not connect to the PS4. Until Dawn had an app but it was mostly a fun novelty to track friendship meters and to do a quiz to see which character you are. I want to say after the quiz, we got a fun fake phone call that I had to uninstall and reinstall each time for someone else to experience it. Pretty fun.
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I got a lot done in Lego Marvel Superheroes 2. I completed the Ego the Living Lego Planet level so I have two more story missions before having to replay them all in Free Play. Before that, I’ve committed to just doing the six DLC levels, once I complete one, I’ll go right back in for the Free Play and trophy cleanup. Then I will tackle all of the story missions again with Free Play. I also got Knowhere unlocked but none of the hub activities were available besides the cartographer monitor. Oh, and those birds showed up so I have the Arial Avenger challenge completed. I also rescued Stan Lee twice and completed maybe five races. I nearly lost my mind doing so, but after completing the Billboard challenge, I earned Black Widow’s motorcycle which made two races much easier to handle. One of those races was a webslinging one that was pretty difficult but now I have the Captain Britain Spider-Man. I also unlocked Vulture too, so that was nice. He’s the version of Spider-Man : Homecoming.
So tonight, I’ll play Beyond : Two Souls and do the briefing chapter, which is a short video and then I’ll do whatever comes afterwards.
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I got to play Sniper Elite 4’s second mission as well. It either seemed shorter or I didn’t have as many tutorials to learn skills with. Mostly, they taught me how to not be spotted by a sniper and then I got spotted anyways as I couldn’t really make out where he was. So I’ll definitely attempt the third mission next. I’m really enjoying myself with the game. I got to rank 6, and I also shot a guy in his foot and then shot him in the nuts for that sweet nutcracker trophy.
I think my rotation plan is working as I envisioned, but it is definitely too many games as I want to play all of the games and it is too long of a rotation before getting through the lap. That’ll become faster now that Yakuza Kiwami is out and Late Shift is one playthrough from being done. I do like taking a break between playthroughs as it would be a bit much watching the same film over and over again. Though I was tempted to just knock it out that night but that isn’t the right mental state to play. Plus, it would have been another two hours.
WipEOut Omega Collection is a trilogy of games that were package together and released on June 6, 2017. They are a futuristic racing game that from my reading, are pretty intense to master. This game is also VR-Supported.
Maybe the September 2019 games will feature Inpatient to tie in with Man of Medan’s August 30 release. I was also hoping PES 2019 would have been free this month. I will keep tracking it.
WipEOut feels like another addition to the racing games that we seem to be getting recently with TrackMania Turbo, OnRush, and Horizon Chase Turbo. So that will be fun to play with Walker Dennis. Sniper Elite 4, I imagine like Modern Warfare 4, I will play until I become clearly no good at the game, so we will see if I can get pass the first two missions or not.
WipEOut is a $20 game with no DLC and Sniper Elite 4 is a $60 game with a Deluxe Edition bundle at $90, so these two games definitely pay for your subscription with WipEOut being even more of a bonus. It also has a season pass for $35.
There is no free DLC which is unfortunate but there are seven DLC packs including levels, characters, and add-ons. Three levels that are included on the trophy lists are:
Targer Fuhrer for $10
Deathstorm Part 1 : Inception for $7
Deathstorm Part 2 : Infiltration for $7
Deathstorm Part 3 : Obliteration for $7
So four levels for $32 so the season pass might be worth it as the main game plus the season pass comes $95, or just buy the Deluxe Edition at that point.
According to PSPrices, Sniper Elite 4 gets as low as $17.99 (it is currently $15.32 on Amazon (75% off!) and WipEOut Omega Collection gets as low as $5.99. 18+6=24, so in that regard, it is not the worst month to start your subscription either. Two more months with games priced like that and all of the other ten months is just bonus. This is the first month I had the thought to compare the cheapest listed price, which would be good to do going forward.
If I really take to Sniper Elite 4, and I can’t imagine that I will, who knows, maybe I will add the Season Pass to my PSPPrices Wishlist.
The Deluxe Edition goes as cheap as $26.99 and the Season Pass as low as $14, but if it is anything like the Arkham Knight Season Pass, I bet it is super rare when it goes on sale as Arkham Knight as not dropped below $20 in a full year that I have been watching it.
Unlike Dead by Daylight, it does not appear that any of the level packs have ever gone down in price.
I was reminded about 11-11 Memories Retold and I have added that to my wishlist for 56 items.
PES 2019 is still $30, which I doubt it will drop below its lowest amount, $24, any time soon. We will have to wait and see what happens once 2020 comes out in September.
Both seem to have simple trophies that I am sure I will obtain early enough but time will tell. I’ve been tempted to go back and play some of the earlier games we have received to try to get at least a trophy in my list to knock down some of these zero percents. The next games on my list is Deus Ex : Mankind Divided and Uncanny Valley, two games that I sort of became lost within the first 30 minutes. When I was thinking about doing this, it was a week ago and I had forgotten I was due for two free games so I might attempt those two games after the August games.
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I have earned my 21st platinum with Batman : The Enemy Within!
The platinum screenshot is yet another lousy black screen so that was not great. At first, I was notified Spider-Man’s file was updated and I thought the platinum was overwritten but it eventually popped later and it was all black. The game ends with a title card and I thought that would be the ideal time for the trophy to trigger but it did not happen.
Such a fun game, I am not sure if I am ready to pick which one was better than the other. I wished Catwoman had more to do in Episode Five. Especially after I betrayed Joker to ensure Waller freed Catwoman. I told Selina that I loved her instead of asking her to come back to the Batcave. I thought both would end with the same result. Instead, Tiffany was in the Batcave and the entire time, I was thinking I should have invited Selina instead. I have since been told that Selina never comes to the Batcave so now I do not have to replay Episode Five. When I saw Waller next, I was super agreeable with her, in comes our earlier deal to free Catwoman was still on the table but Waller never mentioned it.
Then when I was getting the concluding cards, I was told I did not free Catwoman from Waller, so that was frustrating. I am not sure what I was supposed to do instead but any interest in correcting that path is gone as I have a slew of games I want to play.
I was working on Vigilante Joker and when he turned on Batman on the catwalk, that got intense and quick!
I wish we could get a third series but with TellTale no longer being active, that is not going to happen. Maybe one day I will treat myself to their Guardians of the Galaxy series, if it ever drops below ten dollars. I believe it is usually only 15, but I also read that it is not very good. If I ever get in a mood for another TellTale game, I still have Back to the Future to play. Walker Dennis has not mention it in forever but I see it in my list of games every so often. I will eventually get around to it. I should move it higher on the list as I did pay money for it.
With this Platinum, I am so close to Rank 16! I thought for it sure it would take a full year to go from Rank 15 to 16. I think buying Rocket League and getting so many trophies so quickly helped with that.
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Typing about treating myself. PSPrices notified me that The Bunker was now only an six dollar game, down from $20. I was super tempted to do it, but I do not really have the spare money in my PSN wallet but I am also three playthroughs away from completing Late Shift.
Looking at the link, I am so tempted to just buy it but I will hold out for another sale. Or if I can be treated to a $10 PSN card but I doubt that will happen. It would be nice though.
I do believe the Platinum walkthrough is purposely going from worst to best as the first four seem to be getting a tad better every time. I am not sure how much more I can let horrible things happen to May.
Completing both Batman : The Enemy Within and soon, Late Shift, and getting into a routine of playing a different game a night, caused me to think I should try to play some of my backlog and see which games I enjoy and which ones might benefit from a second impression.
Comixology is offering four new free comics, for a total savings of $7.96.
X-Men 2099 # 1
Star Wars : Lando – Double or Nothing (2008) # 1 (of 5)
Ultimate Iron Man # 1 (of 5)
Agents of Atlas (2006-2007) # 1 (of 6)
I can only imagine Lando is to tie in with our recent purchase of Han Solo’s Landspeeder.
Usually when I am building a larger set, I like to watch something that connects to the set. We still had not watch Solo so I figured now was the time to do so. It was not a bad movie, but like Rogue One, I did not feel connected to it. Maybe it was because I was assembling a Lego set, maybe because after the opening scene where Han is driving his Landspeeder and then once it is off screen, it is never mentioned or shown again, I was not invested. I liked that it was a space opera’s take on a heist film, and I liked Donald Glover as Lando. He is barely in it outside of maybe three scenes? Like any good heist film, there was a double cross and things went wrong, maybe that was my problem? It was a little too predictable or by the numbers. I might have to watch it again but I am not sure when I will have time to do that.
Walker has been really wanting the Lego Iron Man Hall of Armors set. He saved up all of his money, and his lovely grandmother helped as well and he finally got it. He was so happy! While looking and discovering we no longer own any of the Iron Man movies. We sold them a while ago to Hastings, in order to get the BluRays one day but that day never came. Walmart still wants twenty dollars for the first Iron Man BluRay + Digital copy, and VUDU wants $15 so we will probably eventually get it for $15 through VUDU. I was hoping to be teased with an option to get all three films through VUDU for a price cheaper than $45, but maybe once Endgame comes out, that deal will come back. I want to own a copy of Endgame so much! I just want to rewatch that film!
WatchMojo had a great Top Ten Moments from Endgame that numbers 4-2 made me swell up all over again. Such a great movie!
So we watched Infinity War again, as Netflix got Captain America : Civil War, right around the time we were tempted to buy it and so we did not buy it. Now it is off of Netflix and we do not own a copy of it so Infinity War was it.
Before that, we watched Lego Avengers Resassembled, a fun Lego-ized sequel. It is barely twenty minutes so it was over before I knew it. Which made sense, as at first, I thought it was going to be a full hour and I was not prepared for that but then I was not prepared for the credits to happen when they did. They packed a lot into that short run time.
I’m pretty sure X-Men 2099 is a fun plug for Jonathan Hickman’s Powers of X series. I did read House of X 1, it has Lockheed in it! If I can get my act together, I should do a review for the issue.
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During the summer, I have Wednesdays off and we saw Sherlock Gnomes, the 2018 sequel to 2011 Gnomeo and Juliet. We found a YouTube video that had the first movie running in an edited style. There were two fun Sherlock Holmes references in the film that it did not seem anyone else caught up but it was 95 percent children, but I liked it. One was an obvious Hound of Baskervilles and the other was a sequence of events that led to Sherlock Gnomes falling in front of a created waterfall that was super clever. They also used Irene Adler pretty well too. I totally figured out who was behind it but then there was a late film twist I should have saw coming.
They used Elton John’s music as it is a Rocket Pictures production and the same company produced Rocket Man, so it all makes sense now. Pretty clever way to use your own music, I say.
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I completed the maybe five minute chapter of Beyond : Two Souls titled, Night Session, but when it was over, I checked The Mission, and that seemed very detailed and I wanted to play other games, so I am super slowly chipping away at this game. The Mission has a sole stealth trophy for never being detected so I am going to have to work towards that. Poor Nathan Dawkins, so much is taken away from him and William Dafoe does an outstanding job playing him.
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Finally, I am slowly making progress with Dead by Daylight! I was able to finally survive with my level 15 Laurie, so I got the Adept Laurie trophy. I also got the Skillful trophy by getting one of Ash’s perks to rank three. I got him to level 15 as well but I cannot survive a match as him. I do not survive may matches anyway. I have gotten close twice but then I die as the gates open, which is highly annoying!
We got Bill Overbeck from Left 4 Dead as a free DLC, which was super nice!
I am also super addicted to TydeTime’s YouTube channels that cover the game, pretty much whichever characters I use for the daily, I end my night watching videos that cover that character or characters. It looks like he has since moved on from the game but he left behind hundreds of videos. I have yet to see one video twice, even when I let the next one auto-play.
I am still just loving this game and I need to get better at it. I am sure I will not be able to get any of the Adept Killer trophies as I can barely kill one survivor every five games. I just recently discovered the strategy of patrolling the generators around the basement so when I find a survivor, I can hook them in the basement and knock off anyone who is foolish enough to try to unhook them.
I really enjoy both his gameplay videos as well as his discussions and other produced videos.
I’ll add my voice to the news that Supermassive Games has announced that The Dark Pictures Anthology is no longer a five game franchise. There will be . . . eight games! I can only imagine their preorder sales have been incredible and they just are fully committing to making these games. I’m going to preorder as many as I can!
I’m intrigued about the multiplayer games, playing the game with someone else sounds like fun. I’m not sure how that would work as I could never commit to playing for five hours, even in the middle of the day on a Sunday.
I’m hoping it isn’t like Beyond : Two Souls where there is only one ongoing save file so you had to either play solo or with a partner. I want this to be like Portal 2 where there will be options to play single, multiplayer or party mode. Which now I’m trying to think if Hidden Agenda had different tracks, I want to say it didn’t but that game was super short at barely three hours, a length of a full length movie these days. Five hours feels just a tad long to be in front of the system, at least to this 37 year old. If I was in college, then heck yeah, but I got adult responsibilities now and barely no time to play as it is.
I really want to platinum this game so I’m really hoping I can do that and not be held up by the multiplayer mode. In that case, I guess I’ll have to figure out how to operate without any sleep the night before.
Sounds like the second game must be in near completion mode as the third one is filming soon. So maybe they can make two games a year work?!
The fourth and fifth games are in the game design mode and they have story concepts for games six, seven, and eight. This is such an exciting time!
PlayStation has a little more information on the game too!
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Thanks to Dave and Rosie of PlayStation Access for hosting their video containing multiplayer gameplay!
They even got to experience a real life ghost ship! So lucky! Poor Dave, at least he had Rosie there.
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For July 2019, the PlayStation Plus games were changed from Horizon Turbo Chase and PES 2019 to Horizon Turbo Chase and Detroit Become Human.
Which is unfortunate as I don’t own the Special Edition of Detroit but I did get the regular edition for Christmas. I was also really looking forward to playing PES 2019. I was really hoping Konami was going to pull a NBA 2k19 and make their game $2.99 to take advantage of the hype and disappointment loads of people felt. As I would never buy the game for $30 but if it was $3, heck yeah! Especially as PES 2020 is coming out in September and then, no one is probably going to buy 2019, except for me, once it is way cheap. I can hold out, of that, I’m sure.
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Thanks to YouTuber TN_Spicyapples33 for hosting his video of the San Francisco cup!
I’ve only played and completed the San Francisco cup of the World Tour. This is a pretty fun and relaxing game. I can see this becoming a nice chill game to play after completing a night’s worth of playing whatever my main game is. The tracks do not take long and once you understand how the rubberbanding works in the game, I rarely stressed about winning. The only playful stress I had was trying to get all of the coins and come in first place to earn the Super Trophy. Whenever I grabbed all the coins, I wasn’t in danger of coming in second but when I came in first, I often didn’t get all of the points so I had to do some replays.
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Before I can start a playthrough of Detroit, I really want to complete my first playthrough of Beyond : Two Souls. It is silly but that’s just what I want to do. Except I’m not really doing it. I finished the Separation chapter and I started the Dinner chapter. And that was a week ago.
Still a fun game but I’m just addicted to playing Dead by Daylight right now.
My goal is to play a level of Lego Marvel Superheroes 2, then play Dead by Daylight, and then the next night, play a level of Beyond : Two Souls, and then chill (if that’s even the word, as unwind sure isn’t!) with Dead by Daylight.
Instead, with some nights I only get to play for like 30 or 45 minutes, I’ve just been playing Dead by Daylight and completing my dailies (or trying my best!). I’m still no good at it but I’m learning and feeling like I’m getting better.
In Lego Marvel Superheroes 2, I completed the first Inhumans story level and it seems I have one more but making nice progress in the story as well as doing the side content.
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Over on the Spider-Man side of my life, Walker Dennis is still super obsessed with Spider-Man!
The excellent team over at Insomiac added the two new suits from Spider-Man : Far From Home!
The Upgraded Suit
and Night Monkey!
So much fun!
The suits look great in the game too! I started The Heist DLC on Ultimate New Game Plus mode but I just did the first mission as I have other games to make progress with.
I can’t believe I’ve never done a review for 201 or 211, that can’t be right but it must be as they don’t come up when I did a search.
201 is the amazing Cyclops vs Storm issue. 211 is an incredible issue from the Mutant Massacre story. 266 is Gambit’s first full appearance. I have never read 266 but 201 and 211 are some of the best comics!
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We got to watch Spider-Man Far From Home on July Fourth and the theater was barely full, people must have been out of town or something silly.
Such an amazing time!
Like with Endgame, this at the end of the post and there will be spoilers but also, nothing else but Far From Home commentary so you should stop now if you haven’t seen the film!
Such a spectacular film!
Jake Gyllenhaal did an outstanding job as Mysterio! My favorite scene of his has to be after he’s given the glasses and he’s alone in the bar and there is that half minute of silence and then the entire bar explodes with applause. So great! I sort of want to rewatch the entire movie again just for that one moment of stillness.
I thought before the movie was how does Mysterio trick super spy Nick Fury into thinking there was a multiverse? I mean, there could still be one but with Fury’s resources, how does one fake one? Then the post credit scene, we finally figure out how Mysterio did it. It wasn’t Nick Fury! Though how Mysterio still tricks everyone else working for Not-Fury, I’m not sure. Also, who is that agency? Is it a side SHIELD? Seemed like a missed opportunity to use the Agents of SHIELD team. Or are these guys just private soldiers of Fury’s? But then how does he pay those soldiers? Or are they all human agents of SWORD from Fury’s actual appearance in the film? We really need to watch Captain Marvel.
I got the word “Night Monkey” spoiled for me with the costume reveal but it was a minor spoiler but that was all I got spoiled by, so that’s nice. We also saw it the day after it came out, so that helped too.
We finally got Ned Leeds and Betty Brant together! So great!
Martin Starr was amazing as always and they got JB Smooth too! Such a fun combination.
Peter Tingle, and I kept waiting for it to be called his Spider-Sense.
Nice how the three Lego sets were all actually in the movie proper, that was great. We still only own the Hydro-Man set but we’ll probably snatch up Molten Man, if we can ever find it again.
The biggest day away though was the mid-credits scene. Someone had the genius idea to bring back J. Jonah Jameson AND to have JK Simmons come back and portray the character!
I mean, that voice, that face, that’s everything I want! I imagine they had him bald to separate him from the Tobey Maguire movies and I’m fine with that.
Though, as big of a shock as it is to state Peter Parker is Spider-Man on a popular news outlet, I still don’t feel like it is that big of a deal. Right? I mean, the Stark Foundation can help settle this misinformation. Sure, it’ll follow Peter Parker for a while but if the Stark Foundation or SHIELD can just say it isn’t true, have a nice Skrull appear as Peter Parker standing next to Spider-Man, I just feel the stakes are not that high. It makes for a terrific ending but I don’t anticipate Peter being hounded by the police or Interpol. Especially as the next movie won’t be out until 2021 at the earliest. Funny how we don’t know the next slate of films but it’ll probably come during or right after San Diego Comic Con or D24.
Plus, if Peter is just going to be under the employ of the Avengers or Stark, then he’ll be fine. Sure, he’ll have to go to a different school or getting his GED through the Avengers, but he’ll be okay.
But such a great ending!
Also cool that they actually got Peter Billingsley to come back from the first Iron Man movie. And I was reminded that Billingsley is Ralphie from A Christmas Story! Apparently he was also an executive producer for Iron Man but not for any of the other Marvel films so I wonder how that came about?
Apparently he is friends with Jon Favreau so that explains so much! Favreau is so deep in Disney’s pocket that I can only assume now that he is a majority shareholder in the company. He ought to be with how much money he has made for Disney and Marvel!
Marisa Tomei and Favreau were also great in the film too! Such fun chemistry together.
Always great to see Cobie Smulders in these movies.
Zendaya got a lot more to do in this film and she was super fun. I really like seeing her and Holland together. Also, super realistic how swinging around New York City has to be extremely terrifying!
People are saying the four Elementals are based on Spider-Man villains, which makes sense with Molten Man and Hydro-Man but I don’t remember even seeing the Earth/Sand Elemental. Was he only shown on screen during that exposition map scene? People say the Wind Elemental is Cyclone, which sounds like a stretch as well as he’s mostly just a dude who whirls. But I completely get that if two of them can be identified as Spider-Foes, then let’s label the other two as well.
So much fun that opening montage of our fallen heroes! Makes sense the world at large just assumes Captain America is dead.
That’s another thing, with two years between films, we’ll most likely get Peter’s subplot resolved in whatever next film he shows up in.
Apparently the Russo Brothers are teasing that on July 19th, there will be an announcement at San Diego Comic Con.
Apparently D23 is named after Disney 1923, the year the company was founded. That Expo is to be held on August 23, so expect big news to continue.
We know to expect Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Spider-Man Home Run, and one day, Avengers 5. Plus, Fantastic Four and X-Men announcements.
I’m not sure if I really need Doctor Strange 2, I feel like the character, much like Thor (and Superman), works better in a team environment or on special guest star status. But who am I kidding? I’ll still watch his movie, I will just have to remember to do so.
Oh, and Deadpool 3 has to happen too? The jokes that movie will have to address will be fun to watch.
I bought NBA 2K19 and was pretty happy with the purchase but it also only cost me three dollars. So I’m sure I’ll get some play out of both PES 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo.
Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game straight from the 90s (and apparently a free mobile game, that we all learned from E3 2019, we all love), and PES is either your preferred soccer game, or it is the game that is not FIFA.
I know of PES as it is PlayStation Access’ Rob and Dave’s favorite soccer game as they have plenty of videos regarding the game.
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Referring to them, here are my peeps’ YouTube videos.
Smart to have Rob do the video. Now that I think of it, when was the last time I heard Dave do a voiceover? It seems to be either Nathan, Rob, or Elle these days.
Never a good sign when playstationtrophies.org doesn’t have a trophy guide for a game.
I’ll probably play a tad of Horizon Chase Turbo and then just go down the list for PES 2019 and see how I take to the basic trophies before tackling the ones that require time.
On the PlayStation store, there is a “Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 PS Plus Member Bonus” that is free and I’ve downloaded. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t stay anything of what it does. For Horizon Chase Turbo, there is a demo we can enjoy but I can just wait the few extra days and just play the game.
The games would usually cost us, $20 for Horizon Chase Turbo and the Standard Edition for PES 2019 is $30, so $50 total. PES 2019, like NBA 2K19, also has coins you can buy for in-game purchases but I’m not going to do any of that.
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In other games, my casual break from Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 is still going on. I’m at the part where I have three chapters to choose from and I’m just going down the proper order, so I need Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil to help me out in the Noir hub. I do have the x2, x4, and x6 multipliers on, so that feels like a real victory.
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While looking over the PL Plus Specials (I though it had a name but it has a nice pink and purple banner), none of the two dollar games jumped out at me. What did though, was Dead by Daylight, which was a free game way back in August 2018. I figured I’ll attempt to play it as I’m not much of a horror guy but I didn’t even attempt to play it and I really took to For Honor.
Since there isn’t a single player mode, there were no simple trophies to get but I’m committed to at least get the “reach level ten” trophy. I’m still not very good at being either a survivor nor a killer, but I’m having fun playing it.
My answer to the question of, What is your favorite horror franchise?” is always Halloween! And part of the sale is Michael Myers, so I bought him, as he’s typically eight dollars and on sale, he’s four.
Thanks to GameSpot for hosting the trailer!
Halloween DLC comes with both Michael Myers and his sister, Laurie.
The DLC, that must have been free at the time (it could still be, I’m not sure now that I own it), was the Lullaby for the Dark. From the trophy guide above, it says it is free, so it must always be free.
Thanks to YouTuber CaptainABSea for hosting the video! And for having a clever screen name!
Looks like they have four videos regarding the game so I’ll try to watch the other three! Turns out, they just read it from the bio page but I was like, I really want to play as the Huntress now!
The DLC also comes with survivor, David King, as well.
The guide recommends playing first as Nea so that’s what I’ve been doing.
The nice part is that the games don’t last that long, especially if you are as bad at it as I am. I’m lasting a tad longer, but not by much. Also, as the killer, I’m the ideal guy, as I might spot a survivor but then they can get away.
So in order to try to get gud, and to sample different aspects of the game (and to get my money’s worth), I’ve been doing three game of Nea, David, Laurie, and then two games of Michael Myers and the Huntress. They call him, The Shape, in the game, which is a little fun.
Also, I like it mentally as it gives me something new to do as well, playing this way.
I made a list of “doable” trophies so I’m trying to try to get as many as I can or at least, get one trophy, and see where we go from there.
I’ve been making a point of giving whomever I play with a thumbs up on the total screen, as that feels good to do, there isn’t a trophy for “earning 100 thumbs up” but I figure it is nice to do anyway.
The game also added Ghostface from the Scream franchise and I’m sort of tempted to get him, as Scream would probably be a close second on my list.
GameStop Gameplay has almost eight minutes! They clearly are using the same demo though as they end in the same spot but there are some different choices being made here.
Pending on how the game is broken down by chapters or not, I’m going to try to make a post per chapter of the decisions I made during my first playthrough. I might try to release the footage on YouTube too. I don’t have a microphone but I’ve been wanting to test the background recording that the PS4 is always doing.
Thanks to gameslice for interviewing Supermassive Games Producer, Tom Heaton, and actor Shawn Ashmore (who plays Conrad). So much good information!
The free games for May 2019 are : What Remains of Edith Finch and Overcooked!
I’ve been wanting Edith Finch for so long so I’m thrilled to finally get to play it! I’ve seen PlayStation Access play Overcooked and it looks like a lot of fun too!
Edith Finch is one of the best walking sims out there and Overcooked is a four player coop game where players try to get meals out and not set the kitchen on fire.
PlayStation Access :
Platinum Chasers :
I like how Adam and Ben are still commenting on the lack of games as we used to get six games and now we only get two. I’m part of the camp that wishes they added a VR game as a third title.
I’ll be pretty happy if they just found a few more crossbuy titles that used to work with the PS3 or the Vita and give those to us on the PS4.
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Most of the discussions on the two subreddit pages I follow for this type of news are going on about the lack of quantity of games and the two games are being praised but they are both older games and relatively cheap on their own.
What Remains of Edith Finch is $19.99 and Overcooked is $16.99 but has a Gourmet edition for $19.99 that I imagine comes with The Lost Morsel, an add-on for $4.99. THere is a free The Festive Seasoning level that I’ve now downloaded.
So a overall value of $37, when sometimes it can be over $60.
The games are going to be available to download on Tuesday, May 7, and I can’t wait!
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As Ben states in his video, neither game as a platinum trophy, which seems unfortunate to pair the games together. I think that is one of the other annoyances people have, is that both games are indie titles so one game being offered in May and the other in June, would have been nice for some people. Some speculation is being written about how, even though Sony is skipping E3, we might get some stellar games for June. Time will tell.
Since neither game has a platinum, I think neither of them gets a proper playstationtrophies.org page but on the forum, both are represented.
Of the 11 trophies, I’m going to commit to three of them, for sure. Play a versus mode game, extinguish a burning kitchen, and complete the tutorial. It’ll be nice to get the other ones, which the bulk seems to be, get one star in at least one kitchen per five hub worlds.
I’m going to see if my beautiful wife and Walker Dennis will want to play with me, if not, I’m going to have to solo the game but I should be able to at least do those three trophies on my own. I’m going to be attempting this game first.
This is the game I’m going to 100%, for sure. There are seven missable trophies but reading the descriptions, it seems like just knowing which story you are in, check the guide real fast, and make sure you accomplish the goal. It doesn’t seem like any of the trophies’ descriptions spoil the plot. At least, I don’t feel like I have any proper context but time will tell.
Apparently, during a second playthrough, most of the trophies can be obtained except for finding the first peephole which is to the left of the garage on the fence as we approach the house for the first time. We don’t ever get a second opportunity to do that, so if you are trying to get all nine peepholes and 1 telescope. Which, stuff like that, is the reason why I look at trophy guides. Never too closely, as I’m mostly just looking for the word “missable.”
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Walker Dennis and I earned our 18th Platinum!
The first Lego Movie is so good and so many mechanics were used in Lego Dimensions so it just felt comfortable.
I went out the very next day and bought the Lego Marvel Collection! At first, I was going to be an old fuddy duddy and only let Walker Dennis and myself play one game at a time. Then I warmed up to the idea of just completing the story and then allowing us to move on to the second game. Then Walker Dennis’ big brown eyes and hearing myself say it for a fifth time, I agreed to playing the games until we got Spider-Man unlocked. Which it took a long long time before we could access the open world in Lego Avengers. With the game, the Spider-Man DLC is free, but we didn’t have access to the blue terminals that have the option to switch characters, until after the fifth mission, Helicarrier Havoc. We’re four percent done with that game. Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 is pretty quick and it only took two missions and we had Spider-Man, who is freely given.
Going to the individual games’ PlayStation Store pages, we still had the option to buy the DLC, which made me suspect we didn’t get a code for the season passes but once we could open the character page, all of the DLC characters were on the bottom but I checked all three times. It would have been nice, since once you load the disc, we had to individually download each game, so it would have been nice that the prices on the store page changed from the dollar value to the download option. That would have given me some peace of mind.
So I’m cool with whatever game Walker Dennis wants to play, he can play but at night, I’ve been doing one mission of Lego Marvel Superheros 1 and I’m currently just passed the X-Men mission and the Fantastic Four one is next. Which I’m excited about as that means I can defeat 100 enemies using the Thing, as that’s one of the trophies. I’m not sure if I’m going to platinum any of these games as they are massive! I’ll definitely strive to do so but ooof, there are a lot of characters and gold bricks floating about. Plus, those races are pretty hard! I can’t seem to get a feel for webslinging either.
I’m so happy we got Scarlet Spider in Lego Avengers and I know there is a race to unlock him in Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 that once I can, I’ll commit time to unlocking him. Spider-Ham is also an option in 2 so I’ll have to get him there too.
1 has Emma Frost and I made a point to do two missions from Professor X to unlock her, and then I did a third mission to unlock him as well. I sought out Archangel so I now have all of the original X-Men. I’m having a blast!
Playing Lego Avengers makes me want to rewatch the first two Avengers movies. We sold our copy of the first one to upgrade to a digital copy but we haven’t done that so I might have to pull the trigger as that movie was fun to replay. We have Age of Ultron on BluRay but I’m tempted to buy that through VUDU as well. I’m just ready to stop buying physical movies and buy everything through VUDU but then VUDU still doesn’t get all of the special features so here I am buying the combo packs just for the digital copy and a few extra materials.
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My plan is to play one level of Lego Marvel Superheroes 1 and then play Batman The Enemy Within until 11:30pm, and then play until I get to another save point. Which I’ve been able to do for the most part. Last night, I finished the X-Men level, so I went around gathering all of the X-Men I could and unlocking Carnage as I’ve been waiting to get Iceman to unlock Carnage. Walker Dennis turned on the game, and I wanted him to buy Carnage, Superior Spider-Man and a Symbiote Hazmat fellow. Which he did but we went from 1.5 million studs to less than 150,000 studs in a matter of seconds as he started unlocking everybody.
On my list of characters I want in the first game are:
Agent Coulson, for the trophy
The Lizard, Walker got the first Amazing Spider-Man movie for Easter – and Hop – so he’s in a real Lizard mode, he calls him Dr. Connors, which I love)
Howard the Duck, also for the trophy, it is the last one listed and I’m obsessed!
Magneto, he’s needed for so many items in Free Play
Scarlet Spider isn’t an option. I would have held off for Colossus until the very end but he was needed for the Fastball Special trophy so I bought him. I wish they would make a Lego X-Men game, it would be awesome and super cute!
Anyway, this section was supposed to be about Batman : The Enemy Within! I’m in Episode Three and Catwoman showed up! So I want to romance her like crazy as Bruce is going through some stuff. Harley wants to flirt with Bruce but Joker’s man crush on Wayne makes me try to flirt with Harley but keep pushing Joker to keep him happy. I read a great article in GameInformer on how Episode Five is essentially a compilation of our choices so it really depends on everything we’ve done during the four other episodes.
Thanks to finishing the second episode, I’ve finally reached my Gaming Goal of 2019 by reaching Player Level 15, I’m 6% into it, and I have 18 Platinums, 102 Gold Trophies, 355 Silver Trophies, and 1163 Bronze Trophies, for a total of 1638.
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Apparently there is a really great deal going on right now on the PlayStation Store. I saw something about villains spotlight but nothing jumped out at me but PSPrices makes the deal look very worth checking out!
Zero Escape : Zero Time Dilemma is $7.99 for PS+ subscribers, down from $40, and I might actually buy that as that’s my Vita white whale!
Witcher 3 Complete Edition is $14.99, down from $50 (though I rarely ever see it at full price now)
Lego City Undercover is $8.99, down from $30
Batman : Return to Arkham is $7.99, down from $20, if I wasn’t knee deep into three games and a Batman game, I would it now, but I probably would once it is eight dollars again.
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition is $20 at GameStop, and I love how PSPrices tells us retail sales as well!
Lego DC Super-Villains Deluxe Edition is $44.99, down from $74.99, I wonder if that includes the latest batch of characters like the Phastasm and the Shazam characters?
Kingdom Come : Deliverance is $13.53 on Amazon! Is that right? Looks like it is sold out right now. In fact, there is a Royal Edition coming out on June 11 for $40, so I need to change my version on PSPrices once they have a link for it.
Injustice 2 Legendary Edition is also $30 at Gamestop, down from $60, but this is another game that is usually on sale too.
Batman : Arkham Knight Season Pass continues to be solid at $20, one day it’ll dip to eight dollars, then I shall strike!
I got to add Lego Marvel Collection to my . . . collection so that’s one less game! I’ll be taking off What Remains of Edith Finch in a week, so that’s exciting too!
I’m looking at Zero Escape : Zero Time Dilemma and it is stating it is a cross-buy title?! Was that always the case?! How did I miss it then?! So many questions! I had the Vita version hearted through the store but I’m going to take a chance on buying the PS4 copy and I hope I end up with both! Alright, that means I now only have 49 games on my wishlist!
Shoot, it only registers as the PS4 version and the Vita version is still available to buy, that stinks but at least I can think that I own it too. I wonder if I should reach out to customer support and get the Vita version?
I’m chatting with Joseph of Customer Support right now. He couldn’t make the came crossbuy and now it sort of killed my enthusiasm for ever getting that game or any of the other Vita games I missed out on. Plus, I was never going to get a Vita. Once if that day ever came, I’ll reignite my desire for them. At least I got a refund out of it.
It is the first two chapters of the volume. Sean Wang is the writer and artist.
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AVENGERS ENDGAME DESCRIPTIONS AHEAD!!!
I actually got to watch Avengers Endgame! I don’t want to spoil anything as I was able to avoid all spoilers so I don’t want to spoil someone else’s good time but I think I can make some comments without giving away any real plot points but I have some thoughts I need to get out of my head.
So if you don’t want any spoilers or hints of spoilers, this is the final section so there isn’t anything else read, so come back once you have seen the film!
First of all, this movie is amazing! My wife complained almost immediately as we got outside, that she thought he movie was too long, like like 20 minutes, so that killed some of my buzz to talk more about the film. So we talked about how all of the third act needed to stay, but there were parts in the beginning that probably could have been trimmed or even during the quest portion of the second act that could have been parred down. I thought it was amazing, like, every minute of it, so I wouldn’t have wanted to shorten anything but it was a fun thought exercise.
We took Walker as he did pretty well watching Infinity War on Netflix. He ate too much popcorn and had too much of a Coke Icee so I had to leave two times in the beginning of the film so he can attempt to throw up but nothing came of it. I knew his belly would settle if he stopped eating, and after the second attempt, he sat in his seat and enjoyed the film.
He waited so patiently until Spider-Man showed up, which I don’t think anyone expected for him not to show up, or any of the vanished heroes, so I don’t think that’s a real spoiler (in case someone is trying to read these paragraphs until a real big spoiler shows up – I’ve done it that in the past as reader).
I like how, once the portal opens, there is a good beat of time before Spider-Man swings out, and then Walker would not stop talking about Peter Parker. He also started commenting on wanting to buy the movie, which I told him I really want it too. But he was so excited. Then there were non-Spider-Man moments that he just wanted Spider-Man to come back, so that wasn’t great but once he’s on the screen, he’s in the film and the center of focus.
I loved how, with how epic that final battle was, there is always time for a hug and what a great hug at that!
This entire movie was a celebration of 22 films and ten years of Marvel movie magic! Well, Endgame is the 22nd film so a celebration of 21 films!
As soon as Sam said, “On your left” I don’t think I stopped smiling for the next ten minutes.
Then the ladies all had a moment, that I’m sure someone is going to make posters of and screenshots of, once the film has been out for a month. I appropriated so much how the marketing campaign was so nice to avoid spoilers. Heck, even the Lego sets didn’t spoil anything. Captain America never got on a motorcycle and Iron Man never went to a room that housed all of his suits.
The Avengers Compound shows up, and that would be the one I’ll be tempted to buy if it wasn’t a hundred dollars. War Machine never gets a giant Hulkbuster sized suit. Rocket’s ship is shown but never does anyone ever get into a giant white plane, so of the five sets, only one is in the film. Not for long though, once Thanos shows up, but still, it is there.
The fact that all of Infinity War mattered as amazing! I thought for sure, the last five minutes wouldn’t matter but nope, everything happened and everyone has to deal with that.
Okay, now I have to spoil somethings to talk about some things. So final final warning!
I think most people know there is a time cut, and there is. Five years have passed since Infinity War. Earth has not really moved on. There are monuments with names like the Vietnam War memorial in San Francisco that I can only imagine are represented in every major city, if not every city probably did the same. I wonder if those come down post-movie as it would be haunting to see one’s name on a wall for all time. Plus, ever the first anniversary, they served their purpose and are taking up valuable real estate.
Also, high school reunions have be crazy right? Teenagers are back, half of their friends graduated and then you have to be replaced in your grade and now graduating with half the people you don’t even know. Also, half of your friends are five years older than you too. Except it seems all of Peter Parker’s supporting crew are in Spider-Man : Far From Home, so that whole class of recognizable characters vanished. Which is handy for film purposes. I wonder how much of that film is going to handle the ramifications of the world, probably just a few lines of dialogue.
I missed the line about Tony losing oxygen and we got a fun interactions with him and Nebula. For the life of me, I can’t remember what happened in the two minutes we missed the second time. It was during Black Widow’s debriefing scene.
Thanks to the time travel aspects, we got to revisit some favorite scenes. Which was so amazing to see again from a different angle! Also, so fun all of the movie titles being said and how they all got it wrong. The movie sort of handles it like how Marvel comics handles time travel. What happened happen, and if you change something, it just creates a new timeline so the present will always be the present.
I had to look it up and that is Ty Simpkins’ character, Harley Keener, from Iron Man 3, at the end. So nice how they paid homage to the first Iron Man film as this film closes an entire saga. It helps that Jon Favreau is a director and an actor, and super willing to be in these films. It probably also helps that he’s directing Lion King so Disney has his phone number.
I wonder what phase four will bring and what the overall plot focus will be. Perhaps an epic Doctor Doom plot or just Galactus coming? We have to be working towards Fantastic Four and the X-Men being folded in, right?
Heck, this movie gave us a Hail Hydra! So amazing! And America’s Ass! Captain America can do this all day! I must have been grinning so hard during long sections of the film.
We got two amazing parent scenes, with one’s mother and another’s father. Having a child really does put one’s own parents in a different perspective. Might be worst or better but an understanding does occur. There’s a nice balance, as all things should be.
This movie even went as far as to try to make Thor : Dark World matter! Which I would say is by far the worst Marvel movie, even the Earth portions were not great.
Thor : Dark World will be on the top of my ranking of the films. By a lot! But gosh, look at all of those films, all of them are pretty rewatchable! Which is super impressive and the cast of actors we get in this films are astonishing!
I love that if an actor had a free day to film, they got to be in the movie.
We still haven’t seen Captain Marvel but I’m hoping to sneak it in before it leaves theaters.
I was able to text old friend to the blog, and my oldest friend, Greg, some of my thoughts so that was nice to talk to someone about the movie who also loved the film.
He made a comment about the homeless problem probably skyrocketed but I wrote back how with half the population gone, they probably became homefull.
I was on a track about identity fraud and how my chances of being accounted for, even though I vanished, I would still come back five years later to all of my debt still intact, knowing my luck. It would be like 911 times a hundred.
Does Manifest actually get into the minute details of being gone for five years and definitely being declared dead?
Thor was amazing in the film!
They found a way to keep Loki alive that is super clever and the plot to find Gamora is probably going to be the basis of Guardians 3. I love that they got a new team member, the reuniting of Groot and Rocket was super nice too.
Cap back in the 70s, so great! Cap in the finale, was so heartbreaking and beautiful. I love how Agent Carter : Agent of SHIELD mattered with original Jarvis being shown. No hard references to Agents of SHIELD or the Netflix shows, from what I could tell.
There are all of these news reports to a Black Widow movie and I want that to happen too but I’m not sure how. I knew it was going to be her to take the soul stone.
When Thanos’ missiles were firing into the sky, I had forgotten about Captain Marvel and I thought we were about to get a crazy entrance but it was great to see her. Peter Parker introducing himself to her was amazing, as Walker always refers to him as “Peter Parker” so having the name said by both characters made him so happy.
Greg was wondering if the line about earthquakes was a hint to Namor which would have been cool. Otherwise, it was just a line of dialogue for dialogue’s sake.
I imagine besides lines of dialogue, the time jump and real world ramifications are not going to be reference again. Maybe that would be the plot or the backbone to the Disney+ shows.
We knew Hulk was going to be an Avenger as we saw the Pop Vinyl character.
Okay okay, now we’re getting into major major spoilers territory!
oh my! We finally got “Avengers Assemble!” and it was everything I ever wanted! Then we got Captain America holding Mjolnir! I was so happy!
Fun how we got two more Community alums added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Yvette Nicole Brown (who looks like she lost a lot of weight!) and Ken Jeong.
When they were in the 70s, there is this great song by “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” by Harry James and his Orchestra that I just loved the old timiness of it. Apparently, it is their cover to a 1945 song.
Nice to see Hiroyuki Sanada in the film, he was Shingen Yashida in The Wolverine and Akihiko in the film.
The film has a great balance of comedy and drama, and so many people and characters got a moment to shine. They definitely got their moneys worth from Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. Both get such wonderful sendoffs.
We even got Gwyneth Paltrow in the Rescue armor! So many things paid off from previous films.
I know it won’t take any awards besides MTV and Teen Awards and a few technical awards but it really does deserve to be acknowledged next year. Not like it matters but it’ll be nice for the box art.
We really need A Time to Die Hard now!
Just overall, I loved the movie and I want to see it again but I won’t until I own it.
Next stop will be Spider-Man : Far From Home but I can’t imagine we’ll watch it July 5 opening weekend.
This world no longer has Dennis Lee Brannman to kick around!
My father-in-law passed away on April 20, 2019, and I just can’t stop thinking about him. He had Alzheimer’s Disease so he wasn’t himself for the past six or so years. Those first years, were not bad, as it seemed like he was a tad slow on the uptake.
The very first time I ever spoke with him, I was standing in Yuma, Arizona, and he was on the phone in Helena, Montana. My late sister-in-law and her then husband had eloped so I had this big plan to make sure we got married and I was going to ask his permission to marry his youngest daughter. Of course, it was a bigger moment in my head and I had it originally planned completely different.
That summer, it must have been 2007, my future wife was going to spend the summer in Helena and I was originally planned to come up with her and drive back with her. I used Greyhound to come back and to go up there by myself. Secretly, I also had the plan to propose to her on her birthday. Dennis was supposed to be Helena at that time, and I was going to meet him and tell him my intentions. Instead, he had to work longer in Miles City so he didn’t come home until the week after I left.
But I had already planned this silly speech in my head and I also needed to make sure her mother was okay with me staying there during that week. I was still calling her Mrs. Brannman at this stage, which I would continue to do so until like a year ago. Now I just don’t address her by name or I call her Leslie and I feel awkward about it. Anyway, that’s my own dumb hangup about the formality of titles.
I knew he was home but I wasn’t prepared to have that chat with him that day so I waited another day while I knew Kristie was going to be working at Power Townsend so I knew she wouldn’t answer the house line. I called and Dennis answered and I had to super awkwardly introduce himself and quickly spurted out that I would like to marry his daughter and I was getting his permission to do so.
He was nice enough to say that he wasn’t sure how she felt and it would be up to her but if I wanted to, I could ask her. Which made me think that maybe asking for one’s daughter’s hand was only a thing in old movies or television series but with that encouragement, I booked tickets to fly to Helena.
We never got a chance to talk about that exchange nor have I really ever heard anyone talk about it so maybe he just hung up the phone and went on with his day and I briefly told the story to Kristie but that was that.
We eventually met and I’m a pretty different guy than he was. Him being a good ol’ Montana man, served in the Navy, was still working on boilers, he hunted and was super Catholic. I was slowly becoming Catholic and only ever really worked in office environments besides a few summer gigs painting houses. I fractured my right elbow in high school so military service was not an option, though I would have liked to have served at least one tour in the Army, to follow in my mother’s boots.
Dennis and I got along pretty well, I mostly let him talk and try to tell some jokes. It was a polite relationship and I’m sure he was thrilled with both son-in-laws that he was given and neither of us were much like him.
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The other memory I cherish was the first time we really hung out on our own. He had some errands to run and invited me to tag along. I dove at the opportunity to try to impress him with my wit. I’m sure the invite was supposed to be a kind gesture that I was supposed to turn down but that’s what happens when you a take a chance on inviting someone. At this time, he was resorting to writing down notes for himself, which was clearly the Alzheimer’s slowly coming on so that taints the memory in hindsight. But I was there, he told me the plan, and then we went out to run the errands. So he’ll say something like “well, that’s that, let’s go home” and then I would have to remind him we had two more stops to make, he’ll thank me, and then we headed to the next place. Then we’ll repeat that conversation and I’ll tell him we had one more stop. Good times and he would retell the story and I was pretty useful that day.
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He was a staunch Republican, and got me to join the Knights of Columbus. Kristie was still pregnant at the time and I only really attended two meetings. Then Walker Dennis came along and I just got busy and never really went back to the Knights. We gave Walker her father’s first name as his middle name. As soon as she told me that’s what she wanted, I was all for it.
On that morning of his death, Walker Dennis woke up at 2:30am and asked to sleep with Kristie. We were there to bury her grandmother, and there was a chance Dennis wasn’t going to hold out for our return. We sincerely hoped he would make it a few more days but with Alzheimer’s, one never knows and it is such a horrible disease that the person is like a shell of who they used to be. So at least he’s in heaven as a complete person again. So Walker woke up, we switched beds. and then thirty minutes later, Kristie’s sister Dawn called. If Walker hadn’t woken up, Kristie probably would have either missed the call or would have been still waking up to hear the news. Instead, she was pretty alert and prepared. We like to think that was Dennis’ way of saying goodbye to his namesake.
Walker and him got along pretty well. Even those last months, Dennis would instinctively call him Curtis, so he at least remembered his middle grandson, which was always nice to hear him make a connection.
You will be missed Dennis! Thank you for continuing to be a great example of being a loving father and supportive husband. I can only hope to continue in your footsteps.
Ms. Marvel (2015 – 2019) # 1
Shang-Chi : Master of Kung Fu (2009) # 1
Marvel 1602 # 1
I’m not sure what these three have in common at all but I’ve at least read 1602. As I type this, I supposed I could actually read these comics and then give a quick sentence review but maybe next time. 1602 was pretty fun, it probably shouldn’t have been promoted as heavily as it was for what the story turned out to be but it is a fun re-imagining of the original Marvel characters worked into the Elizabethan era.
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I have also earned my 17th Platinum with Polygonal Wolf’s Drowning.
The PlayStation Store was having an Easter sale and I had the thought to myself that whenever there is a sale, and I have the funds, I should just treat myself to the cheapest game and that’s how I came across Drowning. I gave it a lot of thought.
It seemed more confusing than straightforward but the game sounded interesting.
I saw WarisacryGameClips’ review :
and I realized I’m doing a lot of work to decide if I was willing to spend two dollars on a relatively short game.
So purchased it and looked forward to playing it once we were back from Hawthorne, Nevada.
Once I got home, I checked rus199410’s platinum run of the game :
Thanks to both of those YouTubers for hosting such great videos.
I couldn’t believe it was that easy of a platinum and it made the guide make sense too. I had a pretty fun time with the game. I understood what “low-poly environment” meant only after experiencing the game. It looks much better on the PS4 than in videos.
The game has some fun collectibles (like five of them) and some silly trophy things like attempting to walk off a bridge a several times. Once I saw in the second video that there was a trophy for merely starting a new game, I was both excited but also wondering if this would be a shameful platinum or even game on my game list but I really had a good time with the game.
The game is about depression, just to finally come out to say it, and now that I’m writing this, realizing I’m not ending on the high fun note I thought I was going to. The story seems very personal but at the same time, pretty vague. There is an alternate ending with people around a campfire that I’m pretty sure I understand but I wouldn’t have minded getting more information about.
The game looks great, tells an interesting story, and you’ll be completely done with it in an hour. Which felt good to play and beat a game, not in just one sitting, but to successfully complete a game. That was a reward all to itself.
Drowning is typically $2.99 so I only saved a dollar. There is also an avatar for only a dollar, but I didn’t purchase it.
This was also my first “walking simulator” game and I enjoyed it so I should look into other walking sims to play.
Slant’s list includes SOMA and Witness, which I’ve played, and Life is Strange and its prequel, which I own. I should move that game up my list and I should finish SOMA. Witness, I really should commit more than 30 minutes to playing. Detroit : Become Human doesn’t seem like that would fit but I’ll give that a playthrough once I finish Beyond : Two Souls. Heavy Rain is also featured on the list. Those games seem more like TellTale story games along with Until Dawn, and I wouldn’t consider those games strictly walking sims like how I believe the next list of games are mostly like.
Firewatch, Journey, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Abzu, What Remains of Edith Finch, Dear Esther, are all on my wishlist already with Ethan Carter being the most recent addition.
I hadn’t heard of Night in the Woods before, nor Layers of Fear, The Observer, Ether One, or Perception. It makes sense that walking sims and horror games would work together.
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The Bridge was also on sale and I didn’t even remember it being a free PS Plus game back in October 2018. It was a pretty interesting game. I’m only on the third chapter but after needing three YouTube videos for three of the puzzles, I was concern I was just going to watch the videos and burn through the game and that felt cheap so I’m putting the game on the backburner for now.
Thanks to EliteMonkeyGaming for hosting the videos, the short run time made me realized how silly it was to watch a video but I was legit stuck on them.
II – IV, The Pillars
II – V, The Mausoleum
II – V, The Memorial
Watching this videos, reminded me that I also needed help with I – VI, The Nook.
So I ended up needing help with four puzzles which didn’t bode well for me for Chapters 3 and 4 and what I can tell from the trophy list, the Mirror versions of those four chapters.
I’ll come back to this one of these days, probably during the next sale and I see that I have the option to redownload it again.
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I’m currently making my way through Lego Movie’s first game. I just have four of the five manuals in Broadcast News and three of the five in Bricksburg Under Attack, and then I’ll have all of the golden manuals! From there, I’ll let Walker Dennis build the Golden Instruction Builds, he’s already made three of the 15, then once he’s done, we will earn both the Midas Touch trophy, the Everything is Awesome 100% completion trophy, and finally, The Piece of Resistance, the platinum trophy! Feels good to be at least days away from earning it, or whenever he wants to complete it, I suppose. I can patiently wait and it gives him something to do in the game.
What I really want is to buy the Lego Marvel Collection now on Amazon for $40, down from $60! I wished I knew how long this sale is going to last. I imagine it is on sale because of Avengers : Endgame but I know the game is $40 so I can wait until it is at least $40 again.
I haven’t seen the above Lego Spider-Man Far From Home set, which is what I’ve been holding onto my $40 for but it has been burning in my pocket for a few days now. I can’t seem to find a reliable source that states when it is on sale. The game is out July 5th and Amazon says it will be available on April 30, which is a Tuesday and I can see that being accurate. Before, I’ve seen April 26, Friday, as an option, which I can see that being a possibility too, but I can wait a few more days to see what happens on the 30th.
Which reminds me, I still need to get a ten dollar PlayStation card so I can get back up over $20.
After I get myself set up for the Lego Movie plat, I’m fully committing to Batman : The Enemy Within and from there, I have some deciding to do.
Amazon still has it listed for December 31, 2019 but that makes sense.
Thanks to PlayStation Access for hosting their own video!
I saw the beginning of this seven months ago but I wasn’t addicted to their channel then so I was pretty dismissive. Now I’m all about Rob and Hollie and their is a lot of content in this video to enjoy.
I really like the design of the compass decision making interface, that looks really cool.
I wonder if the plan is to still release two games a year? I know the game isn’t supposed to be Until Dawn’s ten hours, it will be more like five hours, and $30 isn’t that bad for what I’m hoping is a lot of content and plenty of replays.
I can see them releasing one game this year and then maybe two next year, once they know what the demand is for the Dark Picture Anthology. I’ll be buying all four games, that part, I’m sure about. Especially if they stay at the $30 range.
I should look into what actually is required to upload game footage as that would be very fun to make a Let’s Play video of my first playthrough.
It does feels like it is only me talking about this game and WhatCulture Gaming
Who ranks the game on their list of 10 2019 Games that will Change Everything!
I still say Man of Medan is my most anticipated game of 2019. Still surprises me that no one has made a subreddit for the game. Maybe once there is an official release date.
Turns out, someone has made a subreddit for the game!
I was about to do it myself but now I don’t have too. Though there was only two posts in there and I’m trying not to flood it with videos but the first post was from three months ago with one comment and another was from a month ago with zero comments so I’m trying to bring some life to it.
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Well, I finally did it! I completed my Ultimate New Game Plus run of Spider-Man PS4! I thought the Doctor Octopus fight was going to be hard but I kept dodging and web attacking and he went down in a quarter of the time it took me to do the first time. The first time, I just kept trying to throw things at him and kept my distance. This time, I stayed close and kept webbing his arms and launching myself at him.
I was going to share the image getting five 100% of the game but I didn’t get all five lines to show up on the same screen. The Main Game / New Game + / CTNS : The Heist / CTNS : Turf Wars / CTNS : Silver Lining.
I figured out how to take a picture of the PS App on my phone. If you want to know how to take a screenshot of your Android phone, press the power button and the volume down button at the same time. Pretty handy!
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I’ve started the second episode of Batman : The Enemy Within. I’m going to have Wayne tell ties and Batman be honest, if those options pop up this time around. Batman fought Bane, and I had the option to call either Gordon or Waller. I choose Waller as it was my first chance to try to make her happy and she said if I played ball, she will put Gordon back in charge once this is all over. He’ll be upset but he’ll understand the situation.
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Still no word on when Lego Movie 2’s DLC is supposed to come. We were playing some of it last night and it is still a pretty fun game. We even played Lego Dimensions for a bit. I still really want to get the Fantastic Beasts pack, it is affordable and it would be a lot of fun. Plus, we have Green Arrow and Flash’s STAR Labs is a secret location and that’ll be fun to explore that area.
It took some searching before I could find someone who will sell it to me for five dollars. Some places wanted five dollars just to ship it and i couldn’t justify that.
I bought it as I’m going to use it as Dogmeat from Fallout 4, and I’m crazy into German Shepards, because of Dogmeat. I was at Walmart and couldn’t find any sets that even had dogs so I had to look online. People highly recommend BrickLink and I totally see why now. Such a handy website!
I originally got the idea after reading this subreddit