I got Uncanny Valley as a free game in January 2018, in my second month with my PS+ subscription.
I meant to play it a few months ago but I did not do that. I was looking through the deals (prior to the Halloween deal that is currently happening right now, more on that below!) and came across Uncanny Valley and I immediately decided to redownload it to my PS4.
I essentially faithfully followed Velvet’s 100% Walkthrough over at the PlayStationTrophies.org forum. Essentially as I did foul up the Charm trophy as I completely missed two big steps.
The game is relatively fast, with one playthrough barely taking an hour but I bet it is faster if you have the guide printed out and can cross off as you go.
The game’s plot does seem all over the place and I am not entirely sure I got it and I did it four times but I enjoyed my time with it.
As I was about to start my third playthrough, I realized the game did not have a Platinum attached to it, which killed some of my buzz but I powered through that silliness and kept going.
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I got a notification that Darksiders 1 Warmastered Edition was only four dollars so I quickly bought that as I now own all three Darkriders games. There is a fourth one coming out, like a side sequel from what I understand about it. II was free my first month of PS+and III was just free in September.
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Also on the Halloween Sale is all of the Life is Strange episodes, and I have that game on disc so I gave that a try. I completed the first chapter, of five, and captured all of the additional photos. Not a bad game, I liked playing it. I know the story eventually gets intense and the story itself takes place leading up to Halloween, just like Batman : Arkham Knight, now that I think about it.
I started the game while waiting for Darksiders 1 to load, which again, I had to delete several games off of my PS4 so I really need to start looking into either deleting some of the bigger games on there that I plan to eventually get back to or Walker Dennis really enjoys still goofing around in such as Arkham Knight or Spider-Man.
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As I was stumbling into another game rotation, I finally played SOMA enough to earn the Plan B trophy. That section was pretty intense and I started working towards the Killed the Dream I Dreamed trophy but the game saved and I saw my chance to try other games. I forgot how intense the game could get.
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So from SOMA, I went straight into Man of Medan. Such a good game! I liked playing with the direction to make all Heart choices. I read it was going to be a shorter playthrough but it didn’t play like that. Everyone lived until Julia died at the end from decompression during the credits. I played on Party Mode and with the Curator’s Cut, which some things felt different but I am not sure if that was due to the choices I was making or the Curator’s Cut. I will play again but only making Head choices in my next playthrough.
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While trying to figure out if I could get a PS4 controller to sync with my phone, and I cannot, I asked reddit for any game suggestions that works well with the onscreen buttons. Games that are slow and maybe not require using the sticks.
One game that was recommended was Prominence Poker. It was a free game and I remember enjoying watching Bravo’s Celebrity Poker, so I am familiar with how to play and some strategies.
It being free was the real selling point, free and with a proper trophy list.
I got a slew of trophies too! It did not work as great on my phone as it really does require the left stick but there is enough time to make the stick point in the general direction I want it to be. What ended up happening the most was I was raising the bets too high. Games also take a long time to complete, which makes sense but at a few different points, I was just going All In so that I could end the games quicker. I won hands but ended up losing the four games I attempted to play.
I got 20% of the trophies in relative no time. I completed a Challenge (there are many challenges), I went All In without looking at my cards, I completed the Tutorial, I bought 10 outfits, and I played one Ranked game, and I made a male character based on myself and then a female character based on my lovely wife, and just committed to playing as my wife, which I usually play female characters, if given the choice.
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I also attempted playing Dauntless, another free game, but without that many trophies. I earned the Craft Services trophy, for building a weapon out of a Behemoths – the general name for their giant monsters. I was pretty committed to playing as my female slayer (again, based off of my wife), until my entire squad died and then I was ready to play some horror games.
It was a pretty fun game, with plenty to do, almost too much to do, but it was all laid out on how to do it all.
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I keep getting the feeling to play Dead by Daylight and I am not sure what is really keeping me from doing it. Mostly, it is not wanting to lose my place in another game, but then I keep getting to great stopping points but then I load another game.
Dave from PlayStation Access, attempted a second round of The Last of Us on Grounded Mode and I am even more convinced to not attempt to try that. I do want to do a proper Normal + and I think that would transition nicely into an Uncharted 4 playthrough, so I might plan on that closer to the end of the month.