I finally got around to completing what I wanted to complete in Star Wars Battlefront II, so here is my article.
Call of Duty WWII was pretty fun. I was enjoying the first two story missions and could see myself going back for more. The multiplayer was nice, I got my first ten kills, and got a trophy, and felt I experienced it enough.
Star Wars Battlefront II on the other hand, I had a lot more fun with. I am no good with the spaceship missions. I completed two of the story missions, it starts with some space battles, and then we land into another ship. That was when I wanted to try multiplayer. I did all of the arcade modes for the training of it all. Then I did all of the multiplayer options until I won one of each for those trophies. Some of them took much longer than others, probably because I was on their teams, but I feel like I was getting better at it, as I was playing.
Both games are off of my PS4, which freed up a bunch of room.
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I’ve been playing a slew of games again.
Lego Worlds, I have completed the first three tutorial levels, and explored an icy world. Walker Dennis has really taken to the game, he spends a lot of time on the Monster World.
World of Warships : Legends, I’m not sure what made me stumble across this game, I was searching for something else, and saw this free game. I looked into it for the USS Arizona, and if I bought the Firepower Deluxe $30 combo pack, I could get a slew of great upgrades and ships, including the USS Arizona. $30 is way more than I want to spend on a free game, and we could earn in-game currency to buy it, but that specific currency is a very slow earn. Which I completely get, as there is a $30 combo pack that needs buying. I played for a decent amount, I unlock Standard battles, which would be the PvP aspect of the game, but I really enjoyed the PvC aspect. It felt like a team effort, and I wasn’t being shown up by veterans of the game. I was able to pull my weight, which I appreciated. The game looks amazing, and the learning curve is not steep at all. Unfortunately, there were two games where we were being blasted out of the water, were down to two ships, and neither ship was even playing. Which was irritating, but it was good experience.
That’s You, I was reminded PlayStation Access played this game and I recall how I bought this game for 25 cents at the GameStop in Missoula. Walker Dennis was nice enough to play with me. I went for some easy trophies, and we had a pretty decent time. The game was over in like 20 minutes or so, it was very fast.
Lego Dimensions, I got the Scooby Doo and Shaggy team pack, with the Mystery Machine. There are 27 gold bricks in the Scooby world and I was able to get 25 of them. The two I am missing is a dumb car racing one, and another is a dumb flying one. I tried so many times, and then I remembered I have a backlog of games (that I’m adding too, all of the time!), and just gave up. 25 out of 27 is pretty good, I’ll write. Such a fun world and I loved how it got me using characters I haven’t used in forever. I was clearing the underwater gold bricks and ended up using Slimer, Evan Hunt, and a Cyberman. There was a Portal gold brick and a Ghostbusters good brick as well.
It really made me want to put aside some more money and buy more characters, but I need to start saving for a bigger item, I think.
36 Fragments of Midnight, is a game that is currently 89 cents, and is on many lists for easy platinums. Which I am super annoyed by, as clearly, I am not going to be able to earn this easy platinum. I can get up to 29 fragments, and then I fall apart. Either the map is too big and I’m not used to it yet, or I’m rushing it as there are two timed trophies. One is to beat the game in ten minutes and another is to beat it in six minutes. But I clearly cannot even get the final seven fragments, but I keep trying. It really is a pleasant platformer and a real mellow experience.
King’s Quest, I subscribed to the King’s Quest subreddit, even though I mostly only like King’s Quest IV with Rosella. I heard she was in the PS4 version, but in the later chapters. Like, The Council, the first chapter of five, is free. So I downloaded it, and I had a really great time with it. We play as King Graham, voiced by legend Christopher Lloyd. He’s retelling his earlier adventures to his granddaughter. If the collection ever drops below ten dollars, I’ll buy the rest of it. Wallace Shawn is another voice actor in the game, and they worked in his great scene from The Princess Bride, with the poisoned cups.
Grand Theft Auto V, I started playing this again an obvious reason I will get into below, and having a pretty good time again. I have been playing the Kifflom mission with the Epsilon Program. It is the last non-story trophy I believe I will earn. I’ve been waiting to start this quest and it feels good to do it, it is very long. I am about to do the five miles in the desert mission, so I am pretty close to completing it. While wearing the robes for 10 days, I bought the helicopter pad, stole a helicopter, and flew around the map and finally earned the sight seer trophy.
Walker Dennis has been really into Back to the Future, watching the trilogy, taking a day break from it, and then starting it all over again. That first movie really is a perfect movie. We’ve been playing in the Back to the Future world in Lego Dimensions and I even took the time to find a Ruiner in GTA V and bought a red vested suit.
So that has been a lot of fun. Walker started the TellTale game and has gotten decently farther into the first episode than I did, earning a few additional trophies. So now I want to at least catch up to him on my own file, so I have it on my list to at least play and complete the first chapter. It is very different than the other TellTale games I played, there is a lot of back and forth and exploring and going back to areas. It isn’t as straight forward as the Batman games. But now my playthrough should be much quicker now that I know where to go.
For the big sale that is happening, I did buy The Council, and keep wanting to jump right into it, but I put these games first to get out of my system. I also bought Metal Gear Solid V Definitive Edition, so now I feel like I can properly say I’m a fan of Rob from PlayStation Access. Not a super fan yet, as I would need to have bought Skyrim.
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We were treated to the big PS5 presentation on June 11.
The system looks amazing, but I really want a classic PlayStation black edition, or another limited edition. The white is nice, but I feel like it is going to be a real dust collector.
Thanks to PlayStation for hosting their own presentation.
Below are my Top 10 game moments from the presentation! I’m just going in the order as presented.
GTA V is going to join the ranks of Resident Evil 2 and Skyrim, and be on as many consoles as possible. PS4 owners of GTA V will be given a million dollars for GTA Online each month until the PS5 is releaed. As I enjoy free money, either real or digitally, I figured I’ll take advantge of it and play the game. I want that Kifflom trophy, then I will do one additional mission, and then probably put the game onto the back burner until next month.
Interesting choice to start with a PS3 game, but I think it was a good transition from the PS4 to PS5.
I am fully committed to waiting a solid year for Black Friday 2021 to buy a PS5 (or have that be the earliest I will buy it) as I want it to drop a $100, as there is now it will be released between the $300 to $400 range. But seeing Spider-Man : Miles Morales, oh boy. I want a PS5 so much! I know waiting a year is the right play, plus all of these amazing games will be a tad cheaper by then, but gosh, this teaser looks amazing!
People keep saying it is going to work like Uncharted : Lost Legacy, where it is a smaller game, using the bigger game’s engine, but improved graphically, and a bold new story. So I am here for this! I really should add Uncharted 4 to my list of games to reinvest time into.
I deleted Call of Duty WWII and Star Wars Battlefront II, as I needed room to play all of the games I was inspred to play. One of those was Ratchet and Clank, which I plan on playing for at least a level, after I have completed my current fun with GTA V.
I’m also a fan of the title, Rift Apart, such clever word play.
I’m not sure what Stray is about, but it looks super intriguing. Developed by BlueTwelve and published by Annapurna Interactive are bringing us the game, and I’ve been wanting to do a deep dive into other Annapurna Interactive games after really enjoying What Remains of Edith Finch. Donut County, Ashen, and Kentucky Route Zero, all look pretty interesting. They also published Flower and Journey too, so a name I should trust.
Seeing the robots in this game, inspired me to reinstall Detroit Become Human, so I’m going to at least play another chapter of that game. My main focus right now is playing chapters of games, and just having a fun time with it.
Sackboy A Big Adventure had a very fun opening, as I was like “Tony the Tiger, the Game?” Then I saw the zipper on his chest, and I knew we were in for a good time.
Kena Bridge of Spirits, looks like a lovely platformer in the same vein as Rachet and Clank. It looks amazing. Ember Labs is the developer and publisher of the game.
Miles Morales is my clear favorite of the list, but my very close second will have to be, Goodbye, Volcano High. It just looks super interesting, and I just want to know more about it! It is being developed by KO_OP.
Solar Ash gave me real RiME vibes. This game is also being published by Annapurna Interactive. The game is being developed by Heart Machine, so no connections to RiME, besides my initial reaction to it.
Hitman III is coming to PS5! I really wish I was better at these games, but they are so big that I sort of get lost in all of the options, but I really should commit to playing the first game again.
Horizon Forbidden West is coming to PS5! So I’m predicting now that at some point this year, Horizon Zero Dawn will be a free PS+ title. Which probably isn’t saying much as I’ve been predicting it for a while, but it has to be now, right?
Solar Ash is more of a bonus item, but of course, none of these games will be possible without . . .
The PlayStation 5!
I’m mostly looking forward to getting some truly amazing games for the PS4 through PS+, and then some incredible indie games for the PS5, if they run the program like they did when the PS4 originally came out, with smaller PS4 titles and bigger PS3 titles.
What are you mostly looking forward to?
YouTuber, 6BURGH Gaming, was nice enough to write the following time stamps for the presentation of the 26 games :
GTA V – 3:50
Spider-Man Miles Morales – 5:49
GT7 – 7:30
Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart – 10:08
Project Athia – 15:49
Stray – 17:01
Returnal – 20:48
Sackboy A Big Adventure – 23:10
Destruction All-Stars – 25:20
Kena Bridge of Spirits – 27:32
Goodbye Volcano High – 29:54
Oddworld Soulstorm – 31:50
Ghostwire Tokyo – 34:10
Jett The Far Shore – 36:10
Godfall – 38:34
Solar Ash – 40:00
Hitman 3 – 41:47
Astro’s Playroom – 44:28
Little Devil Inside – 45:23
NBA 2K21 – 47:39
Bugsnax – 49:01
Demon’s Souls – 52:10
Deathloop – 54:17
Resident Evil Village – 57:50
Pragmatic – 1:01:00
Horizon Forbidden West – 1:03:35
CONSOLE – 1:08:31
These are exciting times!