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Everything posted by drahkon

  1. It's a new dawn, it's new day, it's a new life year for me us, and I'm we're feeling good. Well, that didn't really work. Anyways, here's the 2022 edition of the Gaming Diary thread. I'll start: I've finished two games on my PSVita already. And both from my backlog. First one: It was a PS+ title back in 2014. It's actually a PS4 and PSVita game but I'm counting it as completed on the latter device Aaaaand it was mediocre. A tower-defense game that relies more on quick actions than actual strategy is not a good tower-defense game. Second one: Oh yes, it was finally time to play this one. A launch title for the PSVita back in 2012. I bought it, played it for a bit but haven't finished it until today. Can't remember why I stopped, but something must've gotten in the way back then. It's definitely the worst entry in the Uncharted series, but still a solid game. Pacing is a little weird and the PSVita features overstay their welcome, but it's Uncharted...it's fun Also: It looks absolutely gorgeous. For a game from 2012 on an outdated handheld it still holds up 10 years (!!!) later. Framerate dropped to low 20s at times, but with a lovely overclock plugin it managed to stay at 30fps for most of the game. There's some great music, as well. Yeah, it was a fun ride Next up: Killzone: Mercenary on...you guessed it, the PSVita It was a PS+ game in 2015 and it's gonna be my second Killzone game after Killzone Shadow Fall, which I barely remember.
  2. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Good to know. Wanted to give it a go today, but I may hold off on it. If I enjoy it and wanna go for the Platinum...don't have time for a grindy trophy thanks to Hotshot Racing. Holy hell, the grind is real. I had to finish a GP with every car (32 - I've done that yesterday) and I'm not even close to the end of the grind. There's challenges for every car (they're all the same) and you need to acquire a lot of money to buy all the cosmetics. Got today off, but I doubt I'll be able to finish it Don't remind me. Thanks to PS+ Ultra Mega Super Edition, Nexomon: Extinction has left my PS5 main screen
  3. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Why not, it's an easy 1 hour Platinum DO IT! I can't be arsed to do that, though. One-and-done
  4. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Gotta agree with you: It's a fantastic puzzle game. Well worth your time
  5. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Just played the first stage and I thought: "This is gonna turn into a Star Wars game any minute" The soundtrack is waaaayyy too epic for a game like this
  6. Been talking about my childhood/teenage summers with one of my oldest friends recently, and we actually remembered that we didn't play a lot of games in the summer times back then. We just...went outside, played basketball, went for a swim, rode our bikes And when we did play video games, it was either Super Smash Bros Melee, Diablo 2 LoD or CS 1.6 for most of these years. But if I had to choose one of my summer games from back then...it's probably: Played this to death. I remember pre-ordering this in a local store...I guess this was my first pre-order ever. We got a call once it was available for pickup and I nagged my dad to pick it up that day (I wasn't 16, yet, then). He just came back from work and was not pleased. But because he was a good dude, he picked it up for me That was my summer sorted. So yeah...there are really no "summery" games for me. I just play whatever I feel like
  7. Netflix

    All caught up and holy shit, Season 4 is on a different level. The "ending" was masterfully executed. Can't wait to see how it'll end with volume II (which apparently has only two episodes, but they will run at a total of 3 1/2 hours) on Friday. Yeah, I'm not gonna socialize that night
  8. Playstation Plus Free Games

    @Hero-of-Time I guess it's time to give the Crash 4 Platinum a try Oh and, Arcadegeddon? Always been interested in it, but not the Early Access. The PS+ release comes at a perfect time, as it is set to get its full release soon. Anyways, it's a rumour but basically 99% real, 'cause the leaker is the real deal And if it's real, it's a hell of a month
  9. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Just gave the Extreme GPs another go and what do you know...first try. Being sober makes all the difference
  10. Don't go back. It's a game you either love or hate. And you seem to hate it, so move on.
  11. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Yeah, 90% of the corners require drifting, and you need to drift to gain boost. On Expert that is mandatory. And you need to use your boost strategically. It's not that easy. But I like drifting in games, which is why I'm having fun. I guess the game's not for you, then, as it relies heavily on drifting. Edit: I'm just gonna say "drifting" again: DRIFTING!
  12. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    I'm inebriated, so take this with a grain of salt (to the Tequila), but I like it. Been going for the most difficult trophies (that is win all 4 GPs on the hardest difficulty and win a GP on the hardest difficulty with all drivers) these last two hours and when I was 100% sober, it wasn't too bad. I actually liked the rubber banding. It made for some pretty intense racing and finishes. Now...not so much. I still need to win with three drivers and I cannot for the life of me get it done. Much to the amusement of my friends sitting next to me I don't know what it's like on lower difficulties, but as it stands now: I thoroughly enjoy it. The driving/drifting is perfect.
  13. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Don't drink and drive, people. My performance on Hotshot Racing has declined rapidly in the last two hours.
  14. The Last Of Us

    If I may interject: I'm a wuss when it comes to the horror genre, but I had no problems with both TLoU games. A few shock moments here and there, but they are really not that intense. It is creepy, though. Some sections get very tense.
  15. Oh nooooo, the clunkiness will probably annoy me a bit when I start my Ape Escape journey later today
  16. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    First game with the new PS+ sub: Minit Short, old-school Zelda-style adventure with a 60 second time loop. A solid 7/10.
  17. Fair enough. But it would be worth it, if the service just had 3-4 games you haven't played, yet, which would cost 15-20 bucks each You can't tell me you've played all of those
  18. Personally, I don't give a shit, but the people complaining should be pleased.
  19. Will you stay subscribed to Essential? If so, wouldn't it make sense to upgrade to Extra for 40 bucks more a year? And depending on the classic PS1 games coming at certain times, upgrade to Premium for a tenner that particular month? I know you prefer actually buying games, same as I, but there's no denying that it's ridiculous value given the amount of games on the service.
  20. Classics: Ape Escape Syphon Filter Wild Arms Probably going to play Ape Escape first. And when I'm done with that and Nexomon: Extinction (so probably in a few weeks ) there's gonna be something from the list I made: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Balan Wonderworld Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! Concrete Genie Cris Tales Death Stranding: Director's Cut Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Ghostrunner Killzone Shadowfall (+ Intercept) The Wonderful 101: Remastered South Park: The Stick of Truth South Park: The Fractured but Whole Hotshot Racing Indivisible Minit Saints Row: The Third Remastered Greedfall Got enough to try out the service until January and decide probably in November/December whether I'm going Extra or Premium
  21. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Bought it, played it for a few minutes and it already improves so much on the first game. It's great
  22. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Having one will be even better
  23. good stuff thread.

    Well...I'm the groom's best man First wedding I'll ever attend No idea what to do, no idea how to do that.
  24. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    It's on my list but not something for the near future, unless it'll be available on Sony's new PS+ sub.