Well, it’s been a week of new games and some new progress in games that I’ve been playing. I’ve found that there are a few games that I’ve been actually enjoying and having a blast with. Let’s delve into this week’s topics!
inFamous (PS3) – This week I actually got a stunt unlocked that I’ve been trying for months to get. It’s called “Splash & Crash”. Basically, you have to jump off a building, hit an enemy with a lightning bolt, then do a Thunder Drop on the same enemy. For some, this is pretty easy, but it’s been a PAIN to get! Of course, now that I got it, it’s so far along in the game that I probably won’t get the last 2-3 stunts to get my Stunt Master trophy. *sigh* – guess I’ll be doing another run-through. At least I’ll get my “Hard Finish” trophy, so that’s one closer to completion.
If you have not played inFamous, I highly recommend it. There are a total of 4 games out: inFamous, inFamous 2, inFamous: Festival of Blood (all PS3), and of course, inFamous: Second Son for the PS4 – SO worth the time and expense!
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS3/PS4) – I pre-ordered this title some time ago for the PS3, then I picked it up, but hadn’t played it yet. I then ran across some articles that say if you get this and have a PS4, you should get it for this above any other platform, SO…..I took it back to the game store and was able to swap it for the PS4 version. Yay me! I started playing it, and it’s a good FPS game (not sure if you can switch to 3rd-person view like some other Bethesda titles), but the graphics are solid, the sound is great, and the controls are solid. I think I’m going to give this one its fair shake and see just how far I can take this fight with the Nazis in the alternate-timeline 60’s.
Watch Dogs (PS4) – How can you not love games that have you hacking and taking control of stuff? Well, if you have played GTA or Saint’s Row, then you are familiar with taking stuff that’s not yours, only Watch Dogs throws a cyber-twist into the mix. You can literally hack into anything within your reach on the ctOS network, such as ATM machines, street lights, bridge controls, hacking personal information – just about anything is up for grabs. Nice crisp graphics, tight controls, and a good story so far lead me to believe this one is a keeper. Oh…and the playmap is MASSIVE. For a plus, get the Season Pass – and if you have an Android device, get the free Watch Dogs ctOS Companion app – it’s free, and lets you take control of the city to fight against players! So far, I like this one!
Skyrim (PS3) – I tried this one before, and while it takes a while to set up your character (you have a TON of options), it does seem to deliver a pretty solid story. I was put off at first due to the first-person perspective, but then found out from my friends that you CAN switch to third-person view by toggling the R3 button. So now I picked up the Legendary Edition since it’s cheap, and will give it another go. I’ll have more to report on this later on.
Touch My Katamari (Vita) – I have enjoyed all Katamari titles since the PS2 days (although Beautiful Katamari on the 360 left me cold as you paid for the game, only to find out you had to pay MORE to unlock the REST of the game!), but this one lends a new twist to the game as you can smoosh and stretch the katamari to different shapes in order to achieve your goals. The Vita makes good use of the dual-analog sticks, but also lets you use the touch screens to your advantage as well. Yup – it’s a keeper!
Yes, I favor mainly Sony products, even though I do have a first-gen Xbox, Wii, and some older systems, so I’ll do my best to throw in some other stuff as I get through playing my ever-growing list of games I’ve started and have yet to finish. I hope this helps somewhat if you are thinking about any of these games. Feel free to comment, leave feedback, subscribe to my blog for other randomness, and I hope to see you again soon!