Charity Auction – Mick Foley Authentic Autograph obtained at Spooky Empire 2018

It’s been a while since I posted anything or even sat down to write anything, but this isn’t about that right now. I will provide a minor update and it is that I’m doing a little better and I hope to be posting some content on this blog soon. Today though, I want to tell you about a Charity Auction that I’m currently holding with the help of @TnTTradingCards

TnT Trading Cards is letting me use their eBay store in order to do the first of hopefully many Charity Auctions. This current auction is for an authentic Mick Foley Autograph that I obtained at Spooky Empire in October of 2018. This autograph is personally made out to me, but I’m auctioning it for a good cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to the STOMP Out Bullying (@STOMPoutBullyng) organization and TnT Trading Cards has even offered to pay the shipping costs for shipping out this item. TnT Trading Cards is a great little eBay business that I have the pleasure of running their social media and I’m so glad they were not only willing to help me out but also excited about doing so.

Mick Foley Autograph

The reason for this charity auction is because one it’s for a good cause and second because I have no need for an autograph that has become meaningless to me. To someone else it might mean something and I truly hope it goes to a good home, but for me this is about getting something that I feel is toxic out of my life and helping out a good cause by doing so.

Mick Foley Autograph

I know it has my name on it, but it is for a really good cause and I hope that you guys at least take a look at it and maybe pass it on to a Mick Foley fan. The auction has no reserve and is starting at 99 cents. If this is successful, I plan on doing a few more of these in the future. You can check out the auction here.

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An Update About this Blog

As many of you who follow me and this blog, you might already know that I haven’t been as active here as I usually am. I haven’t posted anything in over a week and I apologize for that. I take my blog writing very seriously because it’s one of the things in life that I truly enjoy doing and it’s helped me connect with so many of you that follow me. Which is why writing this blog is probably the hardest one that I’ve ever written.

I’ve written this blog for years and I realize that I’ve never really told anyone who I am. You know certain things about me like my love of video games, movies, TV shows, and conventions, but that’s about it. You might have picked up subtle hints of things about me like my name because it’s seen on various different autograph pictures that I’ve posted, my age because I talk about really old games sometimes and mention how it shows my age, where I live because I post about local conventions that I go to and sometimes hurricanes, and my sexuality because of my movie reviews and my love of BioWare romances. So, let me formally introduce myself to you after all these years. My name is Toni, I’m in my early 30’s, no girl ever tells her real age you know, I live in Florida, and I’m a lesbian. I also suffer from Generalized Anxiety and bouts of Depression.

My mental health is something that I don’t share with a lot of people because it’s at times embarrassing. People don’t understand why stupid things make me anxious or why I’m so depressed when it’s so nice outside. I don’t understand this stuff either which is why it’s so embarrassing for me. I don’t know why stupid little things make me so anxious to the point where I can’t function sometimes or why when the sun is outside shining all I want to do is stay in a dark room and lay down for hours on end. It’s also hard to find a doctor that doesn’t just want to pump you with a bunch of drugs so that you can be semi normal and just get out of their hair. I’m lucky to have finally found a doctor who wants to help and not just prescribe a cocktail of drugs to me that might or might not work.

This year has not been a kind one to me as my anxiety has worsened and the bouts of depression have become more frequent. This has a lot to do with the current state of my life that I’m not really comfortable talking about at the moment, but I’ve soldiered on though all of this. I’ve missed a few blogs here and there, I’ve even taken some time off to try and rejuvenate, but nothing seems to be working which is why it saddens me to say I’m going to have to step back from this blog for just a little while. I wish I didn’t have to and instead could take a step back from work, but as much as I hate it I need my job. I also need to work with my doctor who actually listens to me when I have a complaint and doesn’t just brush it off as anxiety and writes me a new prescription.

I don’t know how long this is going to take or how long I’m going to be away from this blog, but I will tell you that this isn’t goodbye. I will be back with my normal blogs letting you know about my weekly trophy struggles, why I never finished certain games, what I think of certain games and their DLC, along with my opinions on movies and TV shows. I’m also still going to be active on Twitter where I’ll be showing off my prized platinum trophies and my adventures at some upcoming conventions. I might also stream some games from time to time so make sure you’re following me on Twitch for that. I’ll also be posting some panels from the conventions that I go to so make sure to check out my YouTube channel from time to time to see that kind of stuff.

I want to thank every single person who has ever read my blog, took the time to follow it, and left a comment. From the bottom of my heart thank you, you don’t know how much all of it has meant to me. Interacting with all of you has been such a joy for so many years and I truly can’t wait until I’m able to do it again.

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I Never Finished…Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge…Because

Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov's Revenge

This was one of those free PS+ games, and you just know how I love to download them, play them and never finish them. This one was different though. I really enjoyed the play style and was getting the hang of playing this game. I was sure I would go on to get the platinum trophy, but instead it just ended up on this list so keep reading to find out why.

In Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge, you’ll play as either Orville, once assistant to Dr. Brainhov who’s been turned into a zombie or Dr. Brainhov himself as you try to take over the world and create as many zombies as possible Either way this game is a real time strategy game where you’ll place objects and troops on the board before trying to take over the area. As you go you can change things up if they aren’t working for you and go from there. There’s even online play where you’ll once again play as Orville or Dr. Brainhov and face off against each other.

While I didn’t play the multiplayer for this game, because I never got the chance to. I did play the single player version and was really enjoying it. I was enjoying it because I really enjoy strategy games. They’re just one of my favorite genre of games to relax to and this one was just great for that. Now while I did enjoy the game, what I didn’t enjoy was the constant game crashes that would happen at the same point in the game every time and I could never progress for some reason. I tried deleting my save and starting fresh, didn’t work. I tried deleting my save and the game before redownloading it and starting all over again, and it still didn’t work so I called it quits and put it to the side because I was tired of the game crashing. This is one of those rare occasions with games where it really wasn’t my fault that I never finished it because I just couldn’t get by the constant game crashing that wouldn’t let me progress.

There are a total of 37 trophies for this game and I was only able to get a sad 7 of these trophies. This sucks because like I said, I had every intention of actually finishing this game and getting the platinum trophy, but those damn glitches just stood in the way and I hate when that happens. Anyway, I was able to get some basic trophies but am obviously missing the trophies for the online stuff and the chapter specific stuff along with a trophy for finishing the game because I was never able to.

Probability of this game getting played again…2 out of 5.

The only reason why I gave this game a 2 out of 5 is because I never tried to play this game on the PS Vita. The trophy list is stackable and is the same list for the PS3 and PS Vita so if I were able to get the PS Vita game to work, then I would be able to work on this trophy list. This would of course be awesome, but this is kind of a last resort type of thing for me.

Now it’s your turn. Did you love this game? Hate it? Run into the same problem over and over again like I did? Let me know down in the comments section below. Now for next week, a game that looked like a fun and simple little game that I could just play and finish and get the platinum trophy for. Turns out I was never able to do it so it ended up on this list. I’ll let you know why I never finished Puppeteer next week.

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This Week in Trophies 02-24-2019 – 03-02-2019

This was a really sad week for trophies. Personally this week was extremely busy for me and I didn’t have much time for gaming like I wanted. I really do hate weeks like this and do long for those weeks when I have almost an unlimited time to play games. Anyway, I was able to get some trophies this week so let’s have a look.

Anthem – 20%

Can I say how much I’m absolutely loving this game? Seriously, I did not think that I would love this game as much as I am. I am a little disappointed by the lack of romance options since it seems like everyone at the Fort is just constantly flirting with my Freelancer, but that’s fine. I’m really enjoying the story aspect of this game as well as the short amount of time that I have to play with other people.

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LEGO The Incredibles – 65%

This game is taking me way longer than I had hoped to get the platinum trophy and that’s probably because rather than just playing each level over again, you have to do a specific thing to get a trophy for each level and that’s taking up a little more time than I want it too. I was able to clean up a few level trophies this week and some random ones, but I think it’s going to be another couple of weeks before the platinum comes for this game.

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Tetris Effect – 51%

I’m really enjoying this funky little Tetris game and I have to say that out of all the Tetris games that I’ve played, excluding the original that this is my favorite. While I think this is just one of those games that I’ll play and not get the platinum trophy I’m having a fun time playing and this year was kind of about making gaming fun again so there you go.

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There you have it a sad 15 trophies for the week especially when you compare it to my previous weeks of trophies. I kind of knew this would happen this month going in, so I’m not that disappointed, but still what can you do. Anyway, for the upcoming week, I’m going to work on LEGO The Incredibles a little more and plan to get at least a level a day in so that I can maybe have it finished within the next two weeks, continue to play Anthem any chance that I get, and play some more Tetris Effect. As you can see I still couldn’t get myself to play that second episode of Life is Strange 2. It’s like my mind has a mental block on it. Anyway, I’ll let you know how things turn out next week.

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The Countdown to MegaCon 2019 – Part 2

Since the last time that I posted this blog there have been so many guests announcements that my head is seriously spinning. I mean I was at first a little worried about the guest list, I mean in some ways I still am, but the announcements keep coming so let’s get to them.

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve watched a bunch of different things that Kiefer Sutherland has been in including movies and TV shows, but just because you’ve watched someone doesn’t mean that you always want to go meet them and this is just one of those times. I think it’s great that he’s going to be there, but I’m just going to pass on this one.

Autograph Price – $80

Photo-Op Price – $100

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

So they announced a whole Smaville cast thing and because I’m not a fan of the show this is one that I’m going to have to pass on as well. I do like that they’re getting more casts and more shows that haven’t gotten the attention that they deserved over the years.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Kristin Kruek

Kristin Kruek

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Another actress from Smallville, and once again while I think this is great it’s just not something that interests me so I’m going to pass.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $70

Tom Welling

Tom Welling

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

The final piece of the Smallville puzzle is the star himself. This is really great like I’ve said before and I always think that having as many of the cast of a show or movie at the convention is always great because people want to meet these people in groups so that they can get whatever they want signed once and that’s it.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I’m pretty sure that Stephen Amell has been announced for MegaCon a couple of times now but has cancelled. I really hate people getting their hopes up that this will be the year that Stephen Amell finally comes to MegaCon, so here’s hoping that he actually shows up this time.

Autograph Price – ???

Photo-Op Price – ???

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

Believe it or not, I’m a huge fan of Boy Meets World as it was my whole Friday night growing up. This was a great little surprise and a blast from the past as the whole cast was announced. I’m super excited for this even if they are missing one very special cast member and you’ll know who when I’m done announcing all of the cast that they were able to get.

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

Like I said before, huge Boy Meets World fan and this is my opportunity to meet basically all of the cast members so this is a must for me on MegaCon weekend.

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Ben Savage

Ben Savage

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

This is another yes for me because it’s the actual start of the show and it would just be ridiculous to meet the rest of the cast and not meet the star. Have I mentioned how super excited I am?

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Rider Strong

Rider Strong

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

This one is also a given since he’s part of the Boy Meets World cast and everyone knows him as the goofy yet lovable friend of our main character. This is going to be so awesome. Have I mentioned that I can’t wait?

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Tyler Hoechlin

Tyler Hoechlin

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

So I don’t watch Supergirl or Teen Wolf, although I did watch the original movie with Michael J. Fox, so this is going to be a pass for me. If they had more of the Supergirl cast attending, it might cause me to start binge watching the show like another announcement did, but I’ll get to that in a bit.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $70

Barbara Dunkelman

Barbara Dunkelman

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

The first batch of voice actors were announced as well and even though it wasn’t something that I was excited for, I’m sure it will have Anime fans extremely excited. Here’s hoping that they have more voice actors from major video games.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Kara Eberle

Kara Eberle

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Like the announcements before, this first batch of voice actors are from the same show, which is RWBY, and that’s great. Not only are TV show and movie casts great to have there at once, it’s also great when you can have whole casts of voice actors as well.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Another RWBY cast member and because I don’t’ know her in anything else this is also going to have to be a pass for me.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Arryn Zech

Arryn Zech

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

The final member of the RWBY cast, which completes the whole set of cast members if you’re going to meet them.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Peter Weller

Peter Weller

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge 80’s movie fan because it was all that I would watch with my dad growing up, but unfortunately RoboCop wasn’t one of them. I know this really sucks, but it is what it is so this one is going to be a pass for me as well.

Autograph Price – $45

Photo-Op Price – $50

Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Meh…

I’m not sure with this one yet. Call it another missed opportunity on my part because I never watched Chuck, I have some interest in seeing Shazam and the only other thing that I’ve seen him in is a small TV show called Less Than Perfect. The prices are kind of high so I’m going to use this as a sub in case someone cancels last minute and I have some extra cash.

Autograph Price – $80

Photo-Op Price – $100

Scott Weinger

Scott Weinger

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I’m thinking that the fact that MegaCon is held in Orlando that it has a lot to do with them having some Disney movie stars there every year. This one I’m going to pass on though because even though I was a fan of Aladdin growing up, it’s kind of a passing phase.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $30

Linda Larkin

Linda Larkin

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

You can’t have Aladdin without having Jasmine so there you go, the main cast for Aladdin. Since I’m not meeting Aladdin himself, I’ll be skipping on this one as well.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $30

Patricia Summersett

Patricia Summersett

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

The first video game voice actor announcement was of someone that I wasn’t even excited for so this was kind of a bummer. I know a lot of people are excited since she’s the first person to voice Zelda in the whole Zelda franchise, but I haven’t played the game or am a fan of her other roles enough to meet her.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Ke Huy Quan

Ke Huy Quan

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

Last time I told you that I was on the fence about meeting Sean Astin since I was a fan of the Goonies but I just wasn’t sure if I wanted to meet him, but that has all changed since they also included the cast of the Goonies and this was a major 80’s movie for me so meeting the cast is a definite yes.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $50

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

For me this was kind of a huge announcement because it’s Corey Feldman. This was an announcement that I wasn’t expecting but I’m super excited and I already have my Goonies T-shirt all picked out for the photo-op.

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I think having the voice of Optimus Prime at MegaCon is super cool, but I’m once again not a Transformers fan so this has kind of been the year of face palming as a lot of the people they are announcing just hold no interest for me.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I might not be a Transformers fan, but there’s one thing that I know and it’s that you can’t have Optimus Prime without having Meagtron. So there you have it, both Optimus Prime and Megatron at MegaCon.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Rose McIver

Rose McIver

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

So here’s the thing, I’ve always wanted to watch iZombie because it looked like a cool show, but I never had the time to do so. There were so many seasons that I just decided that I would wait until the show ended then I would just watch all of the seasons and be done with it. Turned out that when they announced Rose McIver, I figured I might not get that many chances to meet the star of the show and have been binge watching iZombie since. I have to say that I love the show and am pretty excited about this guest now.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

I’ve been complaining for years that we never get anyone from Gotham while it seems like all of the other conventions do so I’m super excited that we get James Gordon himself. I might not be as much of a fan of the show as I once was, but I’m still excited for this and can’t wait to start on my Gotham collection of autographs.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $70

Jason Patric

Jason Patric

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

If you’re going to have Kiefer Sutherland at MegaConand Corey Feldman, why not just add in Jason Patric and do a Lost Boy’s reunion as well? This is awesome, but this is also one of those movies that I didn’t really care for so it’s going to be a pass for me.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $70

Cancellations

It’s not a convention unless you have some cancellations and this years first person to cancel was Jason Momoa. I know this is disappointing for a lot of fans especially after the success of Aquaman and seriously, if you’re a fan of Game of Thrones who would pass up the chance to meet Khal Drogo? This is a bummer, but I have to say that it did happen last year and then he came back for one day so fingers crossed that this is what happens again.

As more and more announcements come I have to say that I’m feeling the excitement. For me I just need a couple of more well known voice actors, and maybe a couple of more people from TV shows or movies that I actually watched to be in full blown fan mode, but right now I’m feeling pretty good and am getting ready to go. There’s still a bunch of time to go and I’m expecting a bunch more announcements so come by at the beginning of next month to see who else was announced and just how much more excited I am about the whole event.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – February 2019 – Update

This past month was just great when it came to gaming. I had a bunch of weeks where I was able to get over 80 trophies, I racked up a bunch of platinum trophies, and got a bunch of games out of my backlog. I couldn’t have asked for a better month and just think it was February so it was an extremely short month. Enough of that though and let’s get onto my goals for the year.

Gaming Goals for 2019

Have a total of 175 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 102
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 110
That’s right, I was able to get not one, not two but eight platinum trophies this month. This was thanks to all of the POWGI games that I played that had double platinum’s. This was great. I don’t see this happening next month, but it was a great way to start the second month of the year and to progress on my goals getting me a lot closer to that 175 mark.

Have a total of 10,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 9,176
– Ending # of Trophies: 9,417
I killed it this month in the trophy department as well since I was able to get well over 100 trophies. Hell I even broke my own record and was able to get 241 trophies. This was just amazing in such a short month and it really helped me progress on my goal. I have no doubt that I’ll hit the 10,000 mark this year. Hitting the extra 500 to make it 10,500 might be a little more complicated, but we’ll see how it goes.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 55.47%
– Ending Completion Rate: 56.06%
This goal is also progressing nicely this year as I was able to go up to 56% which was just great. I feel good about my overall completion rating. Sure 75% is still a ways to go, but it’s not impossible and I feel like it’s something that can be reached eventually.

Start and Complete 20 new games that are not in my backlog

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 2
Last month I bought Mixups by POWGI and was able to complete both the PS4 Version of the game and the PS Vita version of the game making me start and complete 2 games that were not in my backlog. I call that a win and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to reach my goal this year even though I don’t really plan on buying that many games. You never know though.

Play and Complete 10 games that have already been started from my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 3
This number was bumped up by two this month as I completed both Word Search by POWGI for the PS4 and the PS Vita and I stated those a long time ago last year. This was great as it helped with this number, I just need to go back into my backlog of games that I already started and finish up a few more for this goal to be achieve for the whole year.

Start and Complete 15 games that are in my backlog.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 0
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 4
Word Sudoku by POWGI and One Word by POWGI were both sitting in my backlog for the PS4 and PS Vita just begging to be played, so I played them this month and was able to finish them as well. That means that I started and finished 4 games that were in my backlog meaning I only need to do this with 11 more games this year. Right now I’m working on LEGO The Incredibles and should be able to add this as completed by next month.

Only pre-order 10 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales.

– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 1
– Starting Number of New Games Played and Completed: 2
I did really good again this month because I’m sticking to my plan of only pre-ordering one game a month if that month has something in it that I want. This time around I pre-order Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. I can’t wait for it to come out and am pretty excited about it.

And that was my month. It was a pretty great month and although I think that things will slightly slow down this month as I have a lot of non gaming related shit going on, I still think that this past month made up for any mishaps I may suffer from this month. Anyway, I’ll let you know how things turned out for me next month.

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The Countdown to Spooky Empire – March 2019 – Part 2

We are now only 22 days away from the March 2019 Spooky Empire show and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m more than ready to go, I’m pretty sure Spooky Empire is done announcing their guest list for this first convention of the year, so let’s go over the final guest list.

The Cast of the Adam’s Family

Adams Family Reunion

With Christina Ricci and Christopher Lloyd already in attendance, Spooky Empire was also able to lock down two more Adam’s Family cast members Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken. This has been the convention of reunions so far and even though I think that this reunion is missing Angelica Houston and Joan Cusack. Cast reunions are always fun though and this should be exciting.

Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong

This was a surprise announcement as I thought that all of the guests were announced with the Adam’s Family Reunion being the last of the guests. This was a great surprise though because I’ve watched Terminator so many times and being able to meet one of the stars is going to be great. I do wish they did a Terminator reunion and were able to get Linda Hamilton, but meeting Edward Furlong is going to be just as great.

Unless Spooky Empire has some more surprises up their sleeves, which does sometimes happen as it did with the last guest announcement, I’m pretty sure this is going to be it. When the panel schedule is released I’m going to post it here and give you the opportunity to let me know what panels you want me to attend since I do tape them and post them on YouTube. My schedule for the weekend is pretty open and I love going to panels and filming them so that people who can’t attend can at least see the panel. I’ll be posing the final part of this blog in a few weeks so start thinking of suggestions now.

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Word Search by POWGI Review (PS4 & PS Vita)

Word Search by POWGI

This is one of those games that caught me by surprise because I just happened to see the trophy list on PSNProfiles.com before the game was released. The cute little doggie in the game picture made me click on the trophy list and the rest was just a given. I purchased this game day one along with my buddy @tjarvinen86 and had a friendly little competition to see who could get the platinum trophy first. He totally won, so kudos to him and after some time, well a lot of time, I finally got the platinum trophy for this game, so it’s time for a review.

Word Search by POWGI is exactly what the title says that it is. It’s a word search game made up of 324 puzzles. All the puzzles are different and you’ll have to find all different kinds of words within each puzzle.

I really enjoyed this game on the PS4, I’ll get to the PS Vita in a minute. This was just one of those games that I could relax and play. Games like this are good for stressful days as you really don’t have to think about anything while you play. For me, the background music got super annoying super fast so that was when I would just turn the background music off and put my headphones on and play. That way I had my own music and a way to destress, not to mention the puzzles were fairly simple.

The playability of this game for the PS4, still getting to the PS Vita in a minute, was super simple. All you had to do was scan the board for the word you were looking for, click the first or last letter, and highlight the word. If you had the right word, you received an orange highlight and you were good to go. There were also no bugs or glitches which was just so relieving after playing games that were plagued with bugs and glitches.

The graphics for this game were super simple. I did find that playing on the PS4 put a little strain on my eyes because of the way the board filled my TV screen, also the orange highlight on the words became a little too much at times and an option to change the highlight color would have been nice.

Both the PS4 and PS Vita version of this game had the same exact 34 trophies to get and all you had to do to get them was play the game and finish all of the puzzles. There were some special trophies based on playing style, but there wasn’t anything super difficult about them making this double platinum game super easy.

PS Vita Version

I also enjoyed this game on the PS Vita. For me, it was a great way to be productive while I watched a really boring TV show or movie. All I had to do was hook up my Vita and play. The game doesn’t really require you to pay that much attention to it so you can multitask while playing.

The playability of this game relied solely on the touch screen and this was one of the games where I wish it didn’t. I suffer from fat fingers and trying to highlight some of the words just didn’t work at times as I just highlighted the wrong word and had to do it again. This made for some rage inducing moments and just the option to use the controls on the PS Vita instead of the touch screen would have been nice.

I found the graphics to be more fitting for the PS Vita version of this game. The sizing for the board was perfect and put less strain on my eyes than the PS4 version. A change to a different highlight option would have been nice for this version as well as there was way too much orange on the screen depending on the puzzle size.

There was no multiplayer for this game, but for the PS4 version, there was some good old fashioned couch co-op for up to 4 people. This was a neat addition, but I didn’t utilize it as I haven’t found my player two yet. I’m sure she’s out there somewhere just waiting to play word search games with me.

Overall I give this game a 4.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ On both the PS4 and PS Vita this is a cool little game that you can play to help destress yourself or to multitask with because it doesn’t require a lot of attention.
+ Playability on the PS4 is good and there are no bugs or glitches on the PS4 or PS Vita version of this game.
+ The graphics for this game are simple and the game doesn’t try to be something that it’s not. The graphics were better sized for the PS Vita though.

What’s Not So Great:
Fat fingers and touch screen only play style on the PS Vita just does not work at all.
The board sizing on the PS4 version can be a little off at times as it tries to fit your TV screen. This made the game difficult to play at times as your eyes start to strain. Not to mention the orange highlight that was covering the found words was just a little too much orange and it didn’t help that the color couldn’t be changed.

For the very low price of $7.99 you get both the PS4 and PS Vita version of this game and that’s great value right there. Especially if you’re a trophy hunter. Even if you aren’t a trophy hunter, this is still a great relaxing game to play. It suffers from a few mishaps, but nothing major. If you’re a fan of word search games or if you’re looking for a small relaxing game, look no further because this is that game.

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I Never Finished…Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch…Because

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

As I said last week, this was my very first JRPG game. Before this game, I had never played one. Not because of lack of interest, just because I couldn’t find one that I liked. This game was recommended to me by my buddy @klorg who I had seen playing for hours upon hours and thought that this would be a good fit since it was still an RPG games and you know how much I love those. Anyway, this game went unfinished and I’m going to tell you why.

In Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, you play as Oliver. Oliver is set out to save his mother who has died from some heart problem after saving him. His tears for her bring a doll that she gave him to life, Drippy, and will introduce Oliver to a whole new world and a way to save his mother. In this new world, Oliver meets Allie who is his mother’s soulmate. Allie needs some rescuing and Oliver figures that if he can rescue her then he can save his mother. That was about as far in this game that I got so I have no idea what happens after that.

I tried a bunch of times to get into this game, but it was just boring as hell for me. The cut scenes were extremely long, the battles were boring, and the main story line and side quests weren’t enough to keep me interested. I thought that it was sweet that Oliver was trying to save his mom and had this child like mentality about it because he was a child, but the heart warming story just couldn’t hold my interest as I tried to find other things to do between the cut scenes. Cut scenes that are overly long and really don’t require player interaction is just a no-no for me and is one of the reasons why I gave up on this game. Also I found it boring and I just couldn’t see sinking hundreds of hours into this game, so now it resides here on this lovely little list of games that I never finished.

There are a total of 34 trophies for this game and I was able to get a sad 9 trophies. I got them for playing parts of the story along with some random trophies along the way. The other trophies are really easy to get and just require you to play the game and do every single thing this game has to offer. It’s not that hard really if you’re enjoying the game. If you aren’t enjoying the game, but still want the platinum, it’s just pure horror.

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

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

I really didn’t like this game at all and I see no reason to torture myself by playing to try and get more trophies or even get the platinum for this game because I just wouldn’t like it. I put about 20 hours into this game and I feel like that was enough to properly judge whether or not this was going to be a game that I enjoyed. Clearly it wasn’t so I’m just going to move on from it and keep it as a reminder that I’m not that into JRPG games.

Now it’s your turn. Love this game? Hate it? Let me know down in the comments section. Now for next week, a game that I really did like and tried to play a bunch of times, but unfortunately it suffers from some game breaking bugs and glitches. I’ll let you know why I never finished Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge next week.

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This Week in Trophies 02-17-2019 – 02-23-2019

Not as great as the past two weeks, which were really great, I played a bunch of different games and got a decent amount of trophies, but the trophy count was much less and I’m thinking that this is going to continue for the rest of the month. This is fine with me as it happens, so let’s get into a breakdown of my trophies and see what I played this week.

Anthem – 14%

So this game has kind of been a running joke for me. I always said that the only reason why I pre-ordered this game was to keep BioWare in business so that they can continue to make Dragon Age 4. When I first started playing this game on Friday, I thought that I wouldn’t pick it up again because it just wasn’t the normal BioWare game that I was used to. Anyway, yesterday I figured I would give it another chance since I did just spend $60 on it and I have to say that I did not put that game down for 6 whole hours. I just couldn’t stop playing as the story began to draw me in and the multiplayer portion isn’t all that bad as you really only have to tolerate random people for about 30 minutes at a time tops. This is great and with the two patches that were recently installed, things are changing all the time. The only thing I really miss in the game are the classic BioWare romance options. Where are those? Stupid T rating. All these characters flirting with my Freelancer and I can’t even flirt back. Sad. Just sad.

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LEGO The Incredibles – 48%

In typical LEGO fashion, I’m just about done with this game and just have to go back now and re-do each level to be able to get all of the trophies and get the platinum for this game. Once that is done I’m done with this LEGO game and LEGO games in general for probably half the year. Anyway, I’m hoping to get the platinum trophy for this game soon.

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Tetris Effect – 35%

I’ve been playing this game on and off this week when I have small periods of time to game. Which actually turned out to be a lot this week. The easy trophies that I was able to get right away are basically done and all that are left are the pretty hard ones. This is just one of those games that will keep randomly appearing on this list as long as I continue to play and a trophy pops every once in a while.

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Mixups by POWGI (PS Vita) – 100%

Another POWGI game done and gone. This was an easy platinum since I wrote down all of the answers. I’m just smart like that. Anyway, my POWGI reviews start this week so you should be seeing this review in about 4 weeks since there are three other POWGI games in front of it.

There you have it, a total of 51 trophies this week. It doesn’t compare to the 80+ trophies that I’ve been getting, but it was something. I can tell you for sure that this upcoming week I won’t even be reaching the 50 mark and I’ll be lucky to hit 10 trophies. This is fine though because I’ve had a great couple of weeks. Anyway, for this week the plan is to finish up LEGO The Incredibles, play a lot more Anthem because I’m kind of hooked, and once again try to get that second episode of Life is Strange 2 in. I just can’t seem to do it, but I will try. I’ll also be playing some more Tetris. I’ll let you know how everything turns out next week.

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