22/09/2020

Thank you PS4

 
With the PS5 looming VERY LARGE & assumming my pre-order arrives, the PS4 Endgame has arrived for me. I completed Final Fantasy 7 Remake at the weekend & have no intention of buying any more physical games. Ghost of Tshushima, CyberPunk, Star Wars Squadrons will all have to wait for the PS5 now.

That leaves me with eight weeks to enjoy games given away with PS+ I started with Erica yesterday a short intertactive film and not really much of a game.

Next is Entwined (another short game by Pixelopus who made Concrete Genie) then Beyond Two Souls.

I've loved the console for the games I have played but I am disappointed by the build quality of the Base PS4/PS4 Pro with regards to cooling, I had issues with controller thumb rot in the first couple of years but thankfully not since. My base PS4 still works, the kids use it to play Minecraft/Fortnite but it sounds like a turbine & even the PS4 Pro is tested at times.

I have enjoyed new experiences like PSVR but I mainly play video games for a good story.

1. Horizon Zero Dawn

The story was good but the combat just clicked for me. Hoping it gets a PS5 remaster so I can play it again.

2. God of War

That story 😃

3. The Witcher 3

Still the best RPG this generation. Cyberpunk out soon can’t wait to play that on the PS5.

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

I love westerns & Rockstar delivered another great experience to enjoy.

5. Last of Us 2

Completed a few weeks ago damm Naughty Dog are at the top of their game.

6. Spider-Man

Easily the best super hero game ever made at least until Miles arrives.

7. Titanfall 2

That single player campaign is amazing, a new twist at every turn and I love Mechs. Another game I hope is remastered on PS5 so I can play it again.

8. Metal Gear Solid V/Death Stranding

I put both of these together because KOJIMA!  

9. Uncharted 4

A fitting way to end the Uncharted franchise although I fully expect a new game to arrive on the PS5 at some point.

10. Destiny

Yeah the story sucks but as multiplayer experiences go this is easily the most fun I have had this generation. Anyone up for the Vault of Glass?

Honourable Mentions

Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Dragon Quest Builders, Stardew Valley & No Mans Sky.

Thank you PS4, I gave you almost all of my time (the Nintendo Switch constantly glares at me to play it) & you rewarded me with some great experiences.

Cheers & bring on the PS5! 

21/09/2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4) & Erica (PS4) - Completed

First lets start off with Final Fantasy 7 Remake which is much better than I expected it to be and I really enjoyed the new chanegs to the campaign. The combat takes a while to gel, I was playing on classic which gives you a slight pause so you can go through and figure out which spell/ability you want to use.

Now begins the long wait for part 2.  

Having completed FF7 Remake I now have no more physical games to play and due to arrival of PS5 in November I'm not buying anymore. Instead I am going to enjoy the many PS+ game I have in my library yet to play.

So Erica was the first I decided to enjoy, it is an interactive film basically with you making the choices. The plot is nothing special but it is short enough to complete in one sitting.

 


17/09/2020

Animal Crossing (Switch) - Completed

I could play this game forever but I don't enjoy games that entice you to play daily or do not have a defined ending. So after seeing the credits and playing for a little bit longer I have decided the game is complete.

Switch focus now to Final Fantasy 7 Remake on the PS4.


01/09/2020

The Last of Us 2 (PS4) - Completed

Completed The Last of Us 2 recently, no surprise that the quality is top drawer from Naughty Dog. The game is however very violent, truthfully too violent for my liking but I very much enjoyed the story it told. The combat was a slight improvement over the first game and playing with headphones the audio was amazing.

Very impressed they managed to squeeze this much out of the PS4.

Next Animal Crossing & Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

05/08/2020

Concrete Genie (PS4) - Completed

Concrete Genie completed, a fun indie title with a unique painting gameplay to summon genies to help you solve puzzles and draw what they desire.



Next is The Last of Us 2.

10/07/2020

iOS/Switch Update

Apart from the PS4 I play my iPad quite a lot, in fact, more than my Switch.
I have updated my Play & Completion section with recent iOS titles.

With iOS the majority of games are never-ending you just keep on playing because there is always new updates, more levels or new events. Games that I have stopped playing I will add to my completion list for example like Clash Royale or State of Survival where I have played in excess of 50 hours plus on each!

So what am I playing currently?
Poker Showdown is my current favourite it is a western style rpg where you use poker hands to do battle reminds me a lot of the great Sword & Poker games.

Motorsport Manager Online, Township, Boom Beach, Score Hero, 8 Ball Pool & Mini Metro are my quick five minute fix games that I tend to play most days.

On the Switch I have been enjoying a fair bit of Mario Tennis & Ring Fit Adventure.

08/07/2020

The Outer Worlds (PS4) - Completed

Feels like a fallout game but so much better with the different planets you can visit & the many characters in the game. Each quest has a good story to follow and always ensures you meet some surprises along the way. There are six companions in the game but you will quickly find the two you like for me that was Parvati & Ellie.

It has a fallout style opening in which you wake up from a hibernation chamber & begin a quest for Doctor Welles. The main questline could have been slightly longer but leaves it with an ending that is sure to have a sequel. There are many side quests, tasks & companion quests to complete.

Here's hoping that the sequel is not an xbox exclusive.

Next to play something a little shorter in Concrete Genie.

03/06/2020

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (PS4) - Completed

A bit late on this post, I completed the game last month. It is a bit rough around the edges but it is easily the best Star Wars game I have played in years. Nothing is more fun than deflecting laser shots or slicing a stormtrooper with a light saber.

It has taken ideas from other action adventures games like Uncharted/Tomb Raider but it's Star Wars so that's ok.

Decent 7/10


Next The Outer Worlds

20/04/2020

Death Stranding (PS4) - Completed

It took me a while but I finally delivered all my parcels to complete the game. Towards the end of the game, there are quite a few episodes of Death Stranding the TV series to enjoy but then this is Kojima and he does like his cutscenes.



The next game is Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.

31/03/2020

Death Stranding (PS4) - Courier Simulation

After I completed DQ11, I started playing Death Stranding. It's Kojima what else can I say?

Dragon Quest XI - Completed

I missed posting that I completed DQ11 back in January, here are 200 videos to enjoy!

18/01/2020

Game of the Year 2019 is Spider-Man

Definitely less time for gaming this year but I still managed to complete 13 games (I did start DQ11 in  2019 but completed it this week).

Inside (PS4)
Burly Men at Sea (PS4)
Spider-Man (PS4)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey (PS4)
Football Chairman (iOS)
Children of Zodiarcs (PS4)
What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
Bulletstorm Full Clip (PS4)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
Mafia 3 (PS4)
Fifa 19 (PS4)
Dragon Quest Builders 2 ( PS4)
Days Gone (PS4)

I enjoyed playing AC Odyssey, Ubisoft finally seem to have the formula perfected, although I do with they would stick to a 2 or 3-year cycle for releases. Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes the formula from the first game & improves with better automation. I need to play more indie titles because they are much shorter but I did enjoy Edith Finch & Children of the Zodiarcs.

I have played family games on the switch with Mario Party & Kart but the majority of my gaming is done on the PS4 or iOS devices. Football Chairman kept me entertained again for a few months otherwise it has been the usual Township & Clash Royale.

I managed to complete a few PS+ titles in the forgetful Bulletstorm & Mafia 3 which I did enjoy playing. Shadow of the Tomb Raider I felt obliged to play only because I have completed the previous two games & a return to Fifa 19 after my 3-year break with Ultimate Team.

Spider-Man is my game of 2019, so much fun zipping around the city & combat is satisfying. I really enjoyed the boss battles & characters, I wish I had waited to buy the game of the year edition though to enjoy the DLC.




2020 then is the year of the new consoles, I expect to stick with Sony and get the PS5 on release especially if it is released with Horizon Zero Dawn 2, Batman Court of Owls or Cyberpunk 2020. There are quite a few releases which I will not play on the PS4 & wait for the inevitable re-release on PS5 like Final Fantasy 7 remake, Ghosts of Tsushima & Last of Us 2.

Having just completed Dragon Quest XI after 135 hours! I'm going to enjoy some indie titles in No Way Out & Steamworld Heist before moving onto the gaming shelf which includes Star Wars Fallen Jedi, The Outer Worlds & Death Stranding. 

21/10/2019

Days Gone (PS4) - Completed

Completed Days Gone recently, here is some intense gameplay taking on a horde!