Most Anticipated Game for September 2017

September 2017

With all of the games that came out for August, which was just a weird month of a ton of games coming out, it’s hard to imagine that September would be the same. It’s even harder to imagine that the year is basically over because once you hit September, the next thing you know you’ll be seeing a blog about my most anticipated game for January 2018 before long. Anyway, here’s what’s coming out and what I’ll be looking forward to.

*Just as a side note, my list of September releases is not perfect. There might be some missing, or some dates may change. If you have anything you want to add feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll include it in the list.*

09/05/2017
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth – PS4 / PS Vita
Knack 2 -PS4

09/06/2017
Destiny 2 – PS4

09/12/2017
PES 2018: Pro Evolution Soccer – PS4 / PS3
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash – PS4
NASCAR Heat 2 – PS4
INSIDE/LIMBO Double Pack – PS4

09/15/2017
NBA 2K18 – PS4 / PS3
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider – PS4
NHL 18 – PS4
NBA Live – PS4

09/19/2017
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite – PS4
Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2 – PS4
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbith + – PS4
Road Rage – PS4

09/22/2017
Project CARS 2 – PS4
LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game – PS4

09/26/2017
EA Sports FIFA 18 – PS4 / PS3
Blue Reflection – PS4
Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition – PS4
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony – PS4 / PS Vita

09/29/2017
Gundam Versus – PS4

And that’s everything for the month of September, excluding downloadable games only. It’s a pretty solid month coming off of a month that was also solid so things are looking good for the peak holiday time of gaming. This probably means that I’ll be broke as usual, but so will a lot of people. Anyway, I’m going to be skipping the releases this month and working on my backlog. I’m really interested in Knack 2 and Road Rage. Knack was the very first game that I played on my PS4 and it holds a special place in my heart. Road Rage on the other hand reminds me of Road Rash which I used to play on my Sega Genesis all the time while listening to Motely Crue. I know, I was awesome. Anyway, while both of those games look interesting I’m fine with holding off on them until a sale.

Now it’s your turn. Which games will you be picking up for September? I know a lot of you are going to be playing Destiny 2, but I’m going to be skipping it since I wasn’t at all impressed with the first Destiny which I played for a week before giving up on the grind of a game. There are also a lot of sports games coming out this month, so let me know in the comments section what games you’ll be picking up if any or if you’ll be working on your backlog.

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Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2 – Episode 1 – Hero in Residence Review (PS4)

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2

I really didn’t want to pick up this game after last season. This is one of Telltale’s mediocre games and I wasn’t happy that after playing the initial 5 episodes that they added DLC to wrap up the story. This also wasn’t the game that I was hoping would be coming out so quickly, since I was hoping for The Wolf Among Us season 2. I know we’re finally getting this game after so long, but I figured it would come before Minecraft: Story Mode. Anyway, I’m a sucker for sequels and second seasons especially if they have the same character so I picked this one up.

Picking up basically right where Season 1 ended, Season 2 starts with Jessie being the big hero that she is and she basically has lost touch with her friends. Moving up in the world, Jessie has her own, town or village, whatever you want to call it, that she runs with her new intern. While everyone seems fine doing their own thing, Lucas is off writing books, Axel and Olivia have their own places to run, it’s Petra that’s having the hardest time with the transition. Petra misses the old adventuring days and asks you to come adventure with her. She has some ulterior motives to why she needs you and will eventually need your help, but not before you find a new and mysterious portal and a glove that just won’t come off your hand. Making some new friends along the way you’ll go on another adventure to get this glove off your hand, making extremely difficult choices as you go, like what to write on a sign. Anyway, by the end of the episode you’ll have a new nemesis and a new threat to your booming town.

I have to say that I found this first episode to be interesting. I liked being able to walk around a town that was my own and interact with the people that chose to live there. Also there was a big festival celebrating Jessie so that was pretty awesome. I also enjoyed the character development between Jessie and Petra and learning about how while everything seemed fine, Petra was actually suffering from the groups new found fame and fortune. I did find the story to be a little on the cliché side though as of course there’s another big bad that you’ll have to fight in order to save the world of Minecraft once again. I know that every game has to have its big bad to fight, but it just seems like, “I guess I have to save the world again.” Other than that I thought it was a pretty solid episode, and a good start to a season that will hopefully be better than the last.

WARNING! This is nothing major, but I just wanted to put it out there that if you’re like me and you beat your games, then delete them, especially if they’re digital, and then transfer over your saved data into the cloud, that the game will not pick up your saved data from the cloud. At least not on the PS4. I had to reinstall the first season, reinstall my data, without the game being installed you can’t reinstall the data, and then start season 2. Not a big deal, but a little hassle that you can avoid.

This game is basically the same thing as the first season, so the mechanics are the same, but there was some more building and some more crafting and I found that to be some of the more interesting things. The first season had some of this, but the second season seems to give you a little more freedom when it comes to this type of thing. I found the fighting scenes to be a little off a times as they mixed up the quick time events with some actual fighting mechanisms. For these types of games, I think the quick time events work a lot better and they should stick to that. This was a bit of a problem last time around and I would have at least though that it would have been fixed and it would have been just quick time events, but it’s not. Other than that the game ran smoothly and there were no bugs or glitches when I played.

The graphics were the same as last season, and just like last season they work because it fits into the whole Minecraft universe. This is a big thing when it comes to the Telltale games. The graphics have to feel like they fit into the genre of game that they’re developing and this is one of the games where it works, and it works well.

Play this episode from beginning to end and you’ll earn yourself 6 trophies. Gone are the trophies from last year that make you do specific things so you can just play how you want and no matter what you’ll get the trophies. At the end of the season you’ll be getting yourself another platinum to add to your growing list of Telltale platinum trophies.

There is no multiplayer for this game, which I am eternally grateful for, but there is crowd play. Being that I’m lazy and still refuse to setup a Telltale account I haven’t tried this feature yet. If you have feel free to tell me how it works down in the comments section below.

Overall I give this episode a 4 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ Strong start to the season, even though this was the case last season before it went downhill.
+ It’s nice being the big hero that everyone looks up to and as Jessie you kinda get to do this.
+ Bug and glitch free, which is nice since with a Telltale game this can go either way.
+ Graphics match the overall Minecraft feel and really work for the game.

What’s Not So Great:
The story, while there has to be a bad guy, seems a little cliché and copied and pasted from the last season.

At the moment, I’m excited to see where the story for this season goes and how things will wrap up. I’m hoping that it will wrap up without the edition of DLC. I would say that if you’re a fan of last season that you’ll want to play this season and see how your story continues. If you didn’t play last season, you’ll probably want to play that one first to get a better understanding of what’s going on. I would say that you also need to play the DLC as well since it helps. If you weren’t a fan of last season and basically have no interest in this game you’ll want to skip it.

Spoilers! Below are the choices that I made for the first episode.

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2

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The LEGO Batman Movie Review

The LEGO Batman Movie

I first seen the trailer for this movie about a year ago when a friend of mine had showed it to me. We watched it together and I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever seen. Being a fan of LEGO games and The LEGO movie, I figured I would give this one a try. Being a PS+ member, I was also able to rent this movie for $.99 so I couldn’t go wrong. Keep reading to see what I thought about the movie.

This is basically a Batman movie, just with LEGO’s. I wouldn’t call it a children’s movie because there was stuff thrown in there for the adults watching, but it had a simple enough story to follow for a child. As everyone knows, Batman, played by Will Arnet, is always the hero and Joker, played by Zach Galifianakis, is basically always the enemy. Unwilling to admit that Batman needs Joker to be the hero that he is, he tells Joker that he doesn’t need him and that he could still be Batman without him. This leads to Joker turning himself in when Barbra Gorden, played by Rosario Dawson, takes over as city commissioner for Gotham. This will lead Batman down a dark path and an unexpected one as he unknowingly adopts a young Robin, played by Michael Cera. Manipulating Robin, Batman gets a hold of Superman’s projector to send Joker to the Phantom Zone. Doing this turns out to be a huge catastrophe as he unwilling releases everyone in the Phantom Zone. Batman must learn to work with others no in order to save Gotham one more time.

This is another one of those movies where the trailer was much funnier than the movie itself. A lot of the times I found myself sitting there watching the time go by or looking for my phone to see if I could do something to keep myself awake during the movie. This is never a good thing for a movie when you can’t keep your audience captivated for more than 10-15 minutes at a time. If as an adult I couldn’t stay focused for this long, I don’t think a child would either. I also thought the movie was way to long and dragged on for more time than necessary. I was truly disappointed with this movie because it was one that I wanted to see, looked funny, and even interesting, but turned out to be boring and uninteresting.

The only saving grace of this movie is the actors themselves as they play each part to perfection. Wil Arnet reprises his role as Batman from The LEGO movie and it’s the same Batman that was in the LEGO movie so when he was funny, he was funny. The rest of the cast also does a good job of bringing the movie together and trying to make it work as much as possible.

Overall I give this movie a 2 out of 5.

I was expecting a lot more out of this movie and was sadly let down. For $.99 it wasn’t bad though and it was a nice way to kill some time, but other than that it wasn’t as funny as it was supposed to be and just felt like a lot of things were missed that could have been funny. Unfortunately this kind of misses the mark on a lot of things and turns out to be not so funny and not so interesting. Unless you have kids that you want to try and keep entertained, I would recommend skipping this one.

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I Never Finished…Payday: The Heist…Because

Payday: The Heist

As I said last week, I was supposed to play this game with a group of friends, because this game was free and we were looking for something other than Mass Effect 3 that we could play. Why not play this one? Turns out I was the first and only one to play this game and thanks to that it ended up on my I never finished list. Keep reading to find out why.

Payday: The Heist, puts you in the role of a bank robber. Donned with a clown mask, I hate clowns, you’ll play as either Dallas, Hoxton, Chains, or Wolf as you attempt your first heist which is supposed to set you up for life. Even though it does, the game encourages you to continue robbing other places because once you start you really can’t stop. You’ll go on robbery after robbery taking hostages, pissing off the cops, killing hostages, getting your teammates killed, and various other things. Sound like a ton or fun doesn’t it?

Sadly it’s not a ton of fun and it’s the main reason why I never finished this game. It wasn’t because I didn’t have anyone to play with, believe me there have been many times when I had to play alone and it doesn’t bother me one bit, it’s because this game really just sucks. The graphics are horrible, the actions and commands are difficult to learn, and the AI is just plain crap. I couldn’t even get past the first level of this game and after trying a few times no longer had any desire to at all. It’s just a really bad game with bad game design.

As you can see from the picture above I was able to get 2 out of the original 35 trophies. There were another 6 trophies added through DLC and you can probably already tell that I didn’t bother with the DLC. I probably got the 2 easiest trophies in the game and sometimes there’s no shame in that since all of the other trophies are either rare, very rare, or ultra rare. This is one of those games that I hate having on my trophy profile more than the games with 0 trophies because I was kind of suckered into playing this game.

Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.

I can honestly say that I will never play this game again. Even if I had a co-op partner, even if I had a group of people that totally rocked at this game, and even if it was the last game on the face of the earth to play. It’s just a really bad game and I have no desire of ever playing it again. That being said, it still sits on my PS3, kind of as a reminder. I like to do that a lot if you haven’t already noticed, but anyway it’s one of those games I keep there and scowl at every time I pass it by on my list.

Now it’s your turn. What did you think about this game? Are you in the same boat that I was in and get suckered into playing this piece of crap? Or did you love this game and tried to get other people to play with you? Let me know in the comments section and next week I’ll let you know why I never finished another game. This one wasn’t a freebie and it was actually a birthday gift. It’s nice when you’re unemployed and family members know that you love games and that you can’t afford them so they go out and buy you games. Anyway, this one I actually wanted because it was from a franchise that I loved. Next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Assassin’s Creed III.

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This Week in Trophies 08-06-2017 – 08-12-2017

This was an interesting week as I was bogged down by work and felt like I barely had time to play anything even though I did get two episodic games in and finished the main content of a game, excluding the DLC, that I’ve been working on for over 10 months now. That being said, the reason why I feel like I barely had time to play because I’m currently working on my 80th platinum trophy which I really want to be Falllout 4, but it seems like every time I picked it up to play I had to put it down and do something else. I’m pretty sure platinum # 80 won’t be Fallout 4, but I’m at least willing to try. Anyway, I did better trophy wise then I did last week so let’s take a look and see how I did.

Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2 – 20%

You know how I hate to say too much about games that I’ve finished, so there’s not much to say about this game here, but my full review of the first episode of this game will be up this Wednesday, so be on the look out for that, and until then if you’re interested to see how my first playthrough went you can watch the whole thing here.

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Gems of War – 95%

I finally finished the main trophy list for this game, which means time for a review! It also means that I won’t say much about it here other than the fact that I’ll be continuing to play this game as I try to finish up the DLC for this game. There’s only one trophy left and I’m pretty sure that I can do it, I’m just not sure when.

Gems of War

Batman: The Enemy Within – 20%

Yes this was the week of episode games as they were kind of easy to play and helped me make some content for my YouTube channel. While once again I’m not going to go into this game much here, you’ll see my full review in a couple of weeks you can take a look at my first playthrough of episode one here.

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And that was it for the week. A total of 13 trophies, which was an improvement from last week. Not a whole lot of improvement, but something. As for next week, I plan on continuing to play Gems of War as I’m involved in the whole Guild Wars thing, start the next episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, and start Sonic Mania when it comes out on Tuesday. I’ll be doing this while trying to fit Fallout 4 in my busy schedule which may or may not work because this upcoming week is also tattoo time. I’ll let you know how things work out next week.

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Penny Dreadful Season 3 Review

Penny Dreadful

There are some pretty big spoilers coming up from season 2, so if you didn’t watch season 2 I would suggest not reading this blog.

As much as I’ve grown to love this show, knowing that this was the final season was a little hard to believe. It felt like there were so many more stories to tell and more things to explore, but I guess all good things must come to an end and the producers felt like this was a good time to end the show. Keep reading to see if I was pleased with the final season of this show.

Picking up right where last season had left off, Ethan left Vanessa basically breaking not only her heart but her soul. This can be seen in the final episode of last season as she pulls her cross down from her wall and tosses it into the fire. Lilly and Dorian are leading their weird immortal life and Sir Malcom has gone back to Africa to give a proper burial to Sembene. Dr. Frankenstein is barely living his life as a morphine addict as he tries to come to terms with the fact that Lilly will never love him, while John Claire has recovered some of his memory and is looking for the family he lost. Not wanting to see Vanessa the way she is, broken and alone, Mr. Lyle recommends her to see a therapist. Her therapist turns out to be no other than Patti LuPone, who isn’t Vanessa’s mentor from season 2, but an ancestor who looks exactly like Vanessa’s friend. With the help of the good doctor, Vanessa will try to mend herself only to find out that she’s being hunted by Dracula again as the battle over her soul has never really ended. Ethan on the hand will be taken off to America to pay for his crimes when his father intervenes and Sir Malcom is also convinced to journey to America in order to find Ethan and lead him on the right path. Lilly and Dorian will gather up a group of women, the used and abused prostitutes of London, and turn them into killing machines as they take back from the men that broke them. Dr. Frankenstein on the other hand will work with his old college buddy Dr. Jekyll as he tries to find the perfect serum to make Lilly love him again. Having recovered his memory, John Claire will be on the search for his family and for the love that he so desperately seeks.

Another Strong Vanessa-centic Episode These have become a staple of sorts for this series as it delves into Vanessa’s psyche and tells you more about her. This time she’s hypnotized by her therapist in order to relive a time when she was in the mental hospital. This was when Dracula and the Devil himself both approached her each one wanting her for different reasons. It also shows the kindness of a certain someone before he became who he was.

I really enjoyed this last season, but it did feel a little rushed as everyone’s story line was wrapped up into a nice and not so nice package. While I wasn’t expecting happy endings for everyone, there were some things I expected but didn’t see happen. While this was a little disappointing it wasn’t hard to understand why things had to be done the way they were. I really do believe though that out of all of the seasons this was the weakest and could have done with at least another 3-4 episodes in order for it to not feel as rushed as it was. Other than that I thought it was a decent ending to a show that had me on the edge of my seat most of the time while watching.

Once again the cast works together amazingly and this was one of the best part of the series. Patti LuPone becoming a main character this time around instead of just a guest appearance just felt right and by the end of the show it felt like she belonged with the rest of the company. I have to say that throughout the series the acting was consistent and it really made the show. Without the extraordinary cast, this should wouldn’t have been as good as it was.

Overall I give this season a 4 out of 5.

While this was a good season and a decent way to send off the show, it just felt a little rushed. Knowing that everyone’s story had to be tidied up into a nice little package made them concentrate on some characters less and let other characters story just drag on for way too long. This was the only down point of the series and while I didn’t like how the main plot of the show end, I understand why it had to end that way and I can respect that. Overall this was the most tamest of the three seasons for this show and that was surprising, but it also shows that the whole series didn’t need to go overboard with the nudity and sex scenes would have still been good. If you watched the first two seasons, this one can’t be missed as you just have to see how it ends. If you haven’t watched any of the other seasons, why the hell are you reading this blog in the first place! Anyway, overall I was really pleased with this show overall and would definitely give it my recommendation.

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Frequently Asked Convention Questions – What are Famke Janssen Photo-Op’s like?

I noticed this question start to pop up a lot when it was announced that Famke Janssen would be attending Fan Expo Canada. Since I had the chance to meet her earlier on in the year, you can read about my autograph session with her here, and I did purchase a photo-op with her, I figured this was a good question to answer.

Submitted by Anonymous What are Famke Janssen Photo-Op’s like?

Before we go into what her photo-op was like along with some do’s and don’t’s, I want to say that all photo-op’s are extremely quick. They go by in the matter of seconds for everyone because they want you in and out. Don’t think that you’re going to get a lot of time with this person or even interact with them in any way because usually you aren’t. When I was at MegaCon, this particular photo-op was completely sold out meaning that there were a bunch of people that they had to get through. If you’re a VIP great because it means that you get to go first, if not you’ll have to wait on a huge line. The line usually goes by pretty quick once it starts moving. Anyway, onto the photo-op.

Here’s the thing with Famke Janssen, the first thing you should remember is to not touch her. She has a thing about being touched and it’s a really simple request that you should be respectful of. You’ll be stopped before entering the photo booth and be specifically told not to touch her. Please listen to the people at Epic Photo-Op’s. I heard from someone who did touch her, made her freak out and in turn had to have a bunch of re-takes of his photo done and I’m sure the people after him didn’t get a great photo either. Don’t be that one person who ruins everyone’s experience.

The second thing is that she’ll be sitting the whole time and will stay in the same position for photo after photo. She’s not going to be doing any crazy type photo-op’s, you aren’t going to get on Epic’s Photo of the day with her photo, do don’t go in there expecting that.

Lastly, treat her like a person. When I attended her panel she mentioned that she didn’t understand the whole celebrity culture that everyone was obsessed with. I know it’s kind of like, well then why attend conventions when people are basically going to be freaking out that you’re there and the simple answer is cha-ching money. Anyway, when you get into the photo booth say a quick hello, they asked you not to touch her but you can still speak to her. Smile and pose for your photo and be nice when you’re finished and offer a quick thank you.

This is basically what I did when I went for my photo-op and I got a pretty great photo from it. So, I hope this answers your question and gives you a little insight on what to expect if you purchased a photo-op.

Have a convention question that you want answered? Go ahead and leave your question in the comment section below and I’ll make sure to add your name into the blog that features your question. If you prefer to be anonymous, then go ahead and type your question into the search box. I’ll be able to see it and maybe one day you’ll be able to see it on this blog. I do want to remind you that my expertise is kind of limited to MegaCon at the moment, but I’ll try to answer as many questions as possible.

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The Big Sick Review

The Big Sick

It’s been a really long time since I actually went to the movie theater to see a movie. Like so long that I can’t even remember what the last movie that I actually saw in the theater was. Anyway, there was a new local theater that everyone was raving about and I had seen the preview for this movie on TV probably over a million times at this point that I just figured why not. Keep reading to see what I thought of the movie.

The Big Sick tells the story of Kumail, played by Kumail Nanjiani, who is basically trying to be a good Pakistani son in order to please his parents, played by Anupam Kher and Zenobia Shroff. Doing this means that he basically lies to them and tells them that he’s going to law school and he let’s his mother parade in week after week different Pakistani women to setup an arranged marriage for him. What they don’t know is that he’s trying to break into the world of standup comedy and has basically fallen in love with Emily, played by Zoe Kazan. Emily and Kumail will go through this love / hate relationship until they break up and Emily gets really sick. This will introduce Emily’s parents, played by Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. Throughout the movie Kumail will bond with Emily’s parents and try to find out if he should live his life trying to please his parents or follow his heart.

Movie Theater Experience: My new local theater just happens to be an AMC theater and I’ve never been to one of these before so when I walked in I was surprised that it felt like I was lining up for MegaCon. There was a VIP line and a normal people line. While this is acceptable for MegaCon, it’s not for a movie theater. I also wasn’t pleased with the seating and the lighting in the theater itself. Even before the movie started and after the movie ended, the theater was pitch black and I had to turn on my flashlight to see where I was going. Not fun. Needless to say I will not be attending this movie theater again.

As for the movie itself, I found it to be extremely boring and long. This is never a good combination. The funny parts shown in the trailer were few and far in-between for a movie that is supposed to be a comedy. Also the back and forth between Emily and Kumail gets to the point of annoying at times. I understand the whole wanting to please your family aspect that Kumail is going through, but it wasn’t presented as funny or even touching. It was just plain boring. Even after Emily gets sick and her parents come to take charge of her care, the movie still drags along as it becomes a really bad and really boring episode of Grey’s Anatomy. At least with Grey’s Anatomy something is bound to happen that will either be touching or funny. The fact that Kumail feels the need to lie to everyone, not only his parents, which is understandable, but to Emily and then Emily’s parents just makes it feel unreal and really unforgivable.

This cast does not work well together at all. Kumail’s family doesn’t even feel like a family, but a group of people just thrown together and the audience being told that this is a family. Even the relationship between Kumail and Emily seems forced as the two actors have absolutely no on screen chemistry which is crucial for a romantic comedy. Then the relationship between Kumail and Emly’s family also feels forced and at first that was fine because Emily had told them about Kumail and what happened between them, but even after getting to know him and even liking Kumail to some extent, there was no chemistry. There was no reason to even route for Emily or for the relationship that Kumail tries to save.

Side Note: While this isn’t for everyone, just us Mass Effect: Andromeda players, I couldn’t help but think about Jarun Tann every time Kumail spoke. Whenever Kumail spoke I could see his Salarian character with his big eyes staring back at me even though I wasn’t playing the game. I sometime have this problem when watching a movie with Mila Kunis. Every time I see her on screen it just makes me think of Meg from Family Guy.

Overall I give this movie a 1 out of 5.

I know that this is based on a true story about Kumail and his now wife Emily, but it was just boring as hell to sit through. Two hours of what could have been funny and sweet turned into something that was boring and ended up being a waste of money at the movie theater. I will give it credit for having some funny parts, but it just wasn’t funny as it was promised to be and this was a big problem for me. When you have a movie that is advertised as a romantic comedy I want to be able to laugh a lot and feel connected to the movie in some way. This movie didn’t provide that and if I were you I would skip this movie and spend your money elsewhere.

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I Never Finished…NFL Blitz…Because

NFL Blitz

There were two reasons why I played this game. The first one was because of course I got it for free thanks to PS+ and the second was because while I was a fan of NFL games on my PS2, I had never tried one on my PS3. I figured why not since it was free and I used to like NFL games. Of course though, I never finished it so keep reading to find out why.

Unlike a Madden game, this is completely different. Yes it still features your favorite NFL teams, this is an over dramatized version of the Madden games that I had known and loved on my PS2. Think of this game like the NBA Jam just with football. That’s the basic breakdown of the game.

Fun Fact Time! This game is actually part of a long standing series of arcade games and other releases with similar titles, but in 2005 the NFL didn’t want any part of this over dramatized and violent game so they took away all NFL rights to the game. The game then became Blitz: The League. The first Blitz: The League was released on the PS2 with Blitz: The League II releasing on the PS3. If you frequent this blog, you can read about why I never finished Blitz: The League II here. Anyway, moving onto 2012, the NFL decides they want the game back and take it. The changes that were made when the NFL took it back were that the fictional teams of Blitz: The League were gone and back were the NFL teams that everyone knew. Gone was all the other stuff that went along with Blitz: The League.

I’m not going to lie, I played this game for maybe, maybe, 10 minutes before shutting it off. I just didn’t like it. I didn’t like the arcade style and it really wasn’t what I was looking for. Seeing that this is basically the same game as Blitz: The League, I have no idea why I didn’t like this game. I was especially surprised because it is like NBA Jam which was my game way back on the Sega Genesis. This wasn’t really my style of a game anymore and I just never finished it or went back to it after my 10 minutes of playing.

Another Fun Fact! Remember how I said I used to play NBA Jam on my Sega Genesis, I was also in a local NBA Jam competition at my local Blockbuster when I was around…10? My dad would take me to Blockbuster every Sunday for a month, I would play my rounds and have my score added up. While I didn’t win the tournament, I did come in 5th place. Not that bad, right?

As you can see from the picture above, I didn’t get any trophies for this game. None at all. Why? Probably because I only played for 10 minutes, but they also range from having one common trophy, which I’m sure if I would have played more than 10 minutes I would have gotten to rare, to very rare, and then finally the majority of trophies are ultra rare. These are some difficult trophies and I think even if I did enjoy the game, I wouldn’t have gotten all of the trophies.

Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.

I’m never going to play this game again. Never. I mean even if it was the last game that I had to play, I still wouldn’t play this game. I have no interest in going back and even though I know that I should probably give this game a chance since I really didn’t I just don’t have the time or want to actually play. Even though it’s still on my PS3, it can just sit there so that it’ll be one of those games I look at occasionally and grumble about.

Now it’s your turn. Did you get this game because of PS+ or did you buy it? Maybe you loved it or hated it. How about my fun little fact? Did you already know about that? Let me know in the comments section and next week I’ll tell you why I never finished another game. This game though, I was supposed to play with a group of friends because it was free and why not since we were all going to get it. Turns out things didn’t work out that way and that’s why Payday: The Heist ended up on this list. Even though my friends didn’t play, I played, so I’ll let you know why I never finished it.

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This Week in Trophies 07-30-2017 – 08-05-2017

Believe it or not, but this week was worse than last week when it came to trophies. I thought I was going to be able to pop out a bunch of trophies this week since it seemed like I had a simple week, but it turns out that every single time I think I have a simple week it just goes to hell. Anyway, this was one of those weeks where I really didn’t have that much time to game and there was also the fact that Guild Wars started again with Gems of War. I have to represent my almost full Guild and participate, which when you have limited time to game takes up a lot of time. Anyway, take a look at the trophies I was able to get this week.

The Long Dark – 7%

I started this game the day it came out and seriously could not put it down for most of the week. I was even documenting my episode one playthrough, until I ran into some trouble with the third chapter. Since the latest update the game keeps crashing every 30-40 minutes and has become unstable. Because of that my recording, since I use the record feature on my PS4, has become unusable and I feel like I wasted a bunch of time especially since I have the first two chapters of episode one on my YouTube channel. I have to say that while I am enjoying the game, the constant crashing has gotten on my nerves just a bit and I might shelve this game until it’s fixed. I really hope this game gets fixed soon because it was totally worth the money that I spent on it and have already dumped a bunch of hours into it.

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And that was it for the week, making this a short blog. For the upcoming week, I’m going to hold off on playing The Long Dark until this crashing issue gets fixed, but I am going to start Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2, because even though I wasn’t really that much of a fan of the game as a whole when it ended last season, I have to see where this one goes, I’ll also be starting Batman: The Enemy Within when the first episode drops this week, and I might try to finish up a couple of other games or start a new one. I’ll let you know how things work out next week.

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