Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 2 – Shadow Heritage DLC Review (PS4)

Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade

Eager to continue my journey as Kassandra once more, I jumped into this second episode as soon as it came out. Although there was some trepidation because I had seen all about the controversy surrounding the second episode, I still had to see it for myself and judge it for myself as everyone should do. After adding another 3 hours to my already over 100 hour playthrough, I was able to get all of the trophies so that means it’s time for a review.

Taking place right after episode 1, Hunted, which you can read my review of here, you’ll continue as Kassandra or Alexios and run into Darius and Natakus or Neema while exploring Achaia. Realizing that no matter what they do they’ll always be on the run, Darius needs your help once more to escape Greece and get away from another section of the cult and the leader of this section, The Tempest. Will Darius finally be able to escape with the help of Kassandra or Alexios in this intense naval focused DLC? Or will Darius and Natakas or Neema finally find a place to call home?

The Controversey

Many Spoilers will follow

As you may already know Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is based heavily on choice as this franchise moves on its way to becoming a full blown RPG. Part of the choice that you can make pertain to your characters sexuality. Play Kassandra and Alexios as you want, straight, gay/lesbian, bi, or even asexual if you choose. This choice is thrown out the window in this DLC as no matter what you choose your character will enter into a relationship with either Natakas or Neema and produce a child. That is not how an RPG works and Ubisoft’s half-assed apology really hit a nerve as they said it had to be done for story reasons and “bloodline” reasons. The whole “bloodline” story basically ended years ago and makes no sense in the timeline seeing as Odyssey comes before Origins and Origins was about Bayek avenging the death of his son. After the death of his son there were no other children meaning no more bloodlines. I understand that Odyssey comes before Origins and this has to be linked, but does it have to do that by taking away the players choice? Being a part of the LGBTQ community, I played my Kassandra as a full blown lesbian who bedded every female character she could. To see her turned into a doe eyed idiot over some man in this DLC was just disgusting as I had no say in it. Did I break Natakas heart in the end by telling him I only wanted a family, yes since this was my only option. The only choice I had in this DLC that pertained to my heavily choice driven style of playing. There were so many different avenues Ubisoft could have taken for this major part of the story and their lack of doing so was just lazy. While they promised to fix this, I don’t see how they can and this did sour my opinion of this game and any other so-called RPG they make in the future.

Although I liked the overalls tory for this DLC, it was a little underwhelming. The cliffhanger at the end that will come into play in the final episode of this DLC was an interesting one, but not one that made this DLC worth it. The only interesting thing I could find about this DLC that was good was the increased naval activity and the new naval toy that was added to the Adrestia. All of this was over shadowed by the lack of choice and once again the briefness of this DLC.

The playability of this game remained stable once more as a few new skills were added to enhance your playing style, but that was it. Although the new naval toy is fun for the DLC, who will this come into play later on in the game especially if you’ve already completed the game? I can’t see myself going back out in the water just for fun to burn a bunch of ships. If the last four installments don’t concentrate on naval battle then it’s pointless. Notably, game breaking bugs and glitches were back as I had a complete game crash when trying to manually save. Everything was fine and nothing got corrupted as I was able to start the game again and pick up where I left off, but it is worth mentioning that it happened and needs to be fixed.

The graphics, while the same, were a little underwhelming as Achaia is no Macedonia and there wasn’t anything that I felt like I missed in this area during my initial playthrough. Also, there seemed to be facial problems this time around as when Kassandra went to express emotion it felt off and forced, just how I felt when going through each awkward scene.

There are another 5 trophies for this DLC and as with the first episode before it, the trophies are easy to obtain. All you have to do is complete the DLC, easy, use your new skill and naval toy, easy, use a weapon given to you in the game, easy, and eliminate the new branch of the cult, also easy. With the trophies being this easy there should be no reason why you shouldn’t be able to fully complete this DLC and get all of the trophies.

This game is still a single player game so there is still no multiplayer.

Overall I give this DLC a 2 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ Kassandra and Alexios’s adventure lives on as you find yourself helping Darius once more and are left with a cliffhanger of an ending.
+ New skills and naval toys to try out and play with until you eventually get bored with them because you can only burn so many ships and laugh manically before it becomes a little overdone.

What’s Not So Great:
Another DLC on the short side. The story is a quick one and felt a little rushed. Hopefully the final DLC for this adventure will be a little more fleshed out and contain more choices.
Beware of glitches that cause game crashes and underwhelming graphics.

This wasn’t the greatest DLC for this game in so many ways. A main way was that this so-called RPG game turned into a standard Assassin’s Creed game since important choices were taken away. What I’m looking for going forward is to see how Ubisoft rights their wrongs and to just complete this episodic adventure before moving onto the next. At this point I would say that unless you want to pick up the season pass to get Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed Liberation for free to do so because it’s a good value, but if you’re looking for something enjoyable to continue Odyssey and then maybe hold off to see how things progress with the DLC going forward.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 1 – Hunted DLC Review (PS4)

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Because sinking over 100 hours into the main campaign of this game wasn’t enough, I decided to buy the season pass and play all of the DLC for this game. I’ve already played the first of 6 DLC’s planned, along with some additional feats that have been added, and got all of the trophies for this DLC. So, that means it’s time for a review.

In Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 1 – Hunted, you continue your journey as either Kassandra, have I mentioned that she’s my personal favorite, or Alexios. During this time, you’ll encounter Darius. Darius is the first person to wield the hidden blade that fans of the franchise know so well. During this DLC you’ll also encounter Darius’s son Natakus if you’re playing Kassandra or Darius’s daughter Neema if your playing Alexios. This change up of if Darius has a son or daughter will make more sense in episode two of the Legacy of the First Blade DLC. Taking place fully in Macedonia, you’ll learn about a new cult, which seems to be a common theme in Odyssey, and learn about the first member of the Assassin’s order.

By the time this DLC came out, I had already finished the main campaign of the game which meant that the DLC was available to me and I was way over leveled for it which was fine by me. If you’re playing for the first time, the DLC won’t be available until you reach level 28 and chapter 7 of the main campaign. Anyway, even though I found this DLC to be a little on the short side, I thought overall that it was an enjoyable addition to a story that I desperately wanted to continue. I liked how this DLC basically stuck to one part of the huge Assassin’s Creed Odyssey map instead of making you traverse through all of Greece to find your quests. The fact that you stayed in one area made you appreciate that area a little more as it may have been a little underappreciated throughout the main campaign of the game itself.

The playability of this DLC was exactly as it was for the rest of the game, but some new skills have been added to the skill tree for you to try and see if they’re a good fit for you and your character. While all of this was good, I was expecting to be able to finally wield the hidden blade as I realized that I didn’t get a chance to do so throughout the whole main campaign or the DLC and kind of missed it, but was sadly disappointed as the DLC ended and no hidden blade was awarded to Kassandra. I’m sure by the last episode this will be rectified. Other than that this DLC was totally flawless as the various different patches that have been released from the time the game has come out began to clear up some of the bugs and glitches that I mentioned in my initial review of the game.

The graphics for this DLC match the main game and are just simply stunning. The graphics for this game and the DLC continue to impress me and will continue to do so until the game is finished.

There are a total of 5 trophies for this DLC and they are all easy to obtain. All you have to do is finish the DLC, assassinate the new cult members that have been added, and do some random things. None of these are missable and just require you to make the most out of the DLC.

There was no multiplayer in the main version of this game so I really didn’t think it would be added on for the DLC, and it wasn’t.

Overall I give this DLC a 5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ You get to take a quick journey with either Kassandra or Alexios and get introduced to the Assassin that started it all.
+ Various patches and this DLC itself fix some of the pre-existing bugs and glitches within the game itself making the DLC run flawlessly.

What’s Not So Great:
I found this DLC to be a little on the short side and that’s with doing all of the side missions and getting all of the trophies.

Overall this was an enjoyable but short addition to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I liked how it introduced the first Assassin and added to the already existing story. That being said, I’m currently playing the second episode and will be weighing in on the controversy surrounding that episode soon. For now, I would say that if you finished the game and want to continue your journey to pick up the season pass since you’ll be able to play the DLC right away as you should be way over level 28. If you haven’t finished the game, I would say to hold off on the season pass for now until you finish the main game because you are going to need the best weapons and armor for this DLC. Also, depending on where you stand with the controversy surrounding the second episode you may want to wait and see how Ubisoft plans on redeeming themselves.

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This Week in Trophies 01-20-2019 – 01-26-2019

After last week’s lackluster show of trophies, I knew I had to amp things up a little this week, even if I didn’t have a lot of time to play. Working, taking on extra side work, and getting tattooed all in one week take up a lot of time that I would usually spend gaming, but I think that I did a decent job this week so let’s take a look at the trophies I was able to get.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 89%

I completed the second episode of DLC for this game this week, which means I can’t speak of it here and took on some additional feats in the process which gained me a few new trophies for this game.

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season – 48%

While I finished the episode, I didn’t get all of the trophies for it. Not really a big surprise as it seems like this game will have to be replayed to be able to get all of the trophies anyway. I really enjoyed the episode though and if you want to watch me play it and see what choices I made, you can do so by clicking this link.

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Word Search by POWGI (PS4) – 73%

I’m so close to finishing this game and I really can’t wait to get the platinum. I feel like not getting the platinum is holding me back from finishing Word Sudoku because for some odd reason I feel like I should get the platinum in this game first before moving onto Word Sudoku. I said it was weird, I never said it made sense.

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Word Sudoku by POWGI – 76%

I played a little bit more of this game, but as I mentioned before I’m staying away from the platinum for now until I can get the platinum in Word Search. Overall though I am enjoying this game and find it both challenging and enjoyable at the same time.

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WWE 2K19 – 91%

I won my PPV event thingie and got the trophy that I’ve been waiting over a month to get. I know I’m only four trophies away from the platinum, but I really feel done with this game. That can always change and it usually does, but we’ll just have to wait and see how I feel about this game going forward.

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Word Search by POWGI (PS Vita) – 79%

I’ve become bored with Gotham and am pretty glad that it’s in it’s last season so while I watch I’ve been playing this game slowly. There have been a couple of oh shit moments on Gotham, but not enough that I want to put down my PS Vita completely and just watch. Anyway, I was able to get a few trophies this week because of that.

And there you have it, a total of 25 trophies for the week. A nice decent week considering that I only got 7 trophies last week. I want to do better this week and I really hope that I can. My plan is to continue with Word Search on both PS4 and PS Vita hoping that either this week or next week I can get the platinum so then I can get the platinum in Word Sudoku. I also plan on playing the new episode of Life is Strange 2 and continuing to play some Fallout 76. I might even start a new game this week so I’ll let you know how everything turns out next week.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Review (PS4)

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

I have to tell you that when I first seen this game at E3 last year, I was way overly hyped for it. I knew that I should be because if there has been a franchise that has let me down in the past the most, it’s been this one. The fact that Assassin’s Creed was moving in the direction of becoming a full blown RPG with a female lead and romance options really hit the mark for me though as I was desperately missing a good BioWare game that would do this in 2018. Did this game live up to my incredibly high expectations? After putting in well over 100 hours, I was finally able to get the platinum trophy for this game so that means it’s time for a review.

Taking place in 431 BC, that’s 400 years before Assassin’s Creed Origins for those of you trying to keep track of the timeline, you play as the descendant of King Leonidos. Playing as either Kassandra, my personal favorite, or Alexios you are a misthios. Of course this isn’t exactly by choice as both Kassandra and Alexios are quite literally thrown into this lifestyle. Things are looking up though when you’re hired by a wealthy man to kill The Wolf of Sparta. This will lead you on a journey to finding out who you really are, trying desperately to reconnect with your family, and trying to put a stop to the Cult of the Kosmos. All of this takes place in the beautifully crafted ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War.

I don’t know how many times I’ve said this already, but I absolutely loved this game. Loved it. It was a new and refreshing addition to the franchise and the RPG elements only enhanced the game as it showed how certain decisions, not all decisions, really did matter and shaped the world around you. For example, without going too much into it, one of the first major decisions you’ll make is whether or not to let a family who may or may not be carriers of a plague die. Choose to be a good misthios, or a bad misthios depending how you look at it, and let them live along with letting them keep their money for themselves and refuse to get paid and you’ll come back to a Cephalonia that has been destroyed. This is also the first Assassin’s Creed game where I really cared about my character, how she acted, and the people around her because I was the one calling the shots. This made a huge difference for me and makes me continue to play the game as this is the first Assassin’s Creed that I actually bought the season pass for. Because this is an Assassin’s Creed game, you will play some parts in the future as Layla, who returns from Assassin’s Creed Origins, and I have to say that I can care less about these parts of the game and the modern day war that rages on between the Assassin’s and the Templars. There was a modern day twist that takes place and if Ubisoft is smart, they’ll run with it. Overall, I thought this game as a whole was highly enjoyable and can see myself sinking another 100 hours into the game as new quests and DLC are added.

The one thing that is consistent through all of the Assassin’s Creed games are the playability. They are basically all the same with some change ups here and there to keep everything fresh and relevant. Most of the fighting techniques first deployed in Origins follow you into Odyssey and that was just fine with me because it was a major improvement from the other games in the franchise. While the climbing is still a bit sketchy, even though this is a huge part of the game, gone is the insta death from falling off a building that is too high. I call this a win as the falling insta death was always rage inducing for me. Also, the naval battle! Let’s not forget about that as it borrows heavily from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and even manages to make that better. While all of this is good, there are still the occasional game breaking bugs and glitches that you’ve come to expect from an Assassin’s Creed game. Disappearing people, floating people, random game crashing, I’ve had them all happen. While annoying, for a game this huge they’re to be expected. At least they were few and far in between so it wasn’t something that was happening often.

The graphics have always been a highlight for me when it comes to this franchise. Ubisoft takes you to ancient places and turns them into a living, breathing, sandbox for you to run around and explore. I couldn’t think of a better setting for this game and ancient Greece was everything I expected it to be and more. Ancient Greece is beautiful and alive with people and the main characters of this game are simply flawless. Kassandra is absolutely breathtaking and sculpted perfectly while Alexios resembles what you would expect from a man of that time period. The cut scenes for this game are also beautifully done as your characters face is responsive to the situation and actually show signs of emotion.

Even though the trophies are there I did not play this game for them. There are a total of 51 base trophies and a growing number of DLC trophies as new free missions are patched in and there are six episodes of DLC planned to be released for this game. Right now, the total number of trophies is at 74, but I expect this to grow to at least 100 by the time the game is fully completed. The trophies are what you could come to expect from an Assassin’s Creed game and will take you through the whole game. There are mission trophies, location trophies, sunken treasure trophies, and of course some random trophies thrown in there for fun. Throughout the game there is only one missable trophy, Aphrodite’s Embrace which requires your character to spend the night with another character. Good thing there were plenty of available women for Kassandra and I can say that my Kassandra happily bedded them all, even the bad ones.

The tacked on multiplayer that has been present in far too many Assassin’s Creed games is gone for good, fingers crossed, as Odyssey is yours alone. With so many NPC’s that you can interact with, it never really feels like you’re alone and makes the need for multiplayer disappear.

Overall I give this game a 5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ This is the first Assassin’s Creed that is basically a full RPG where the decisions that you make matter.
+ The story is an interesting one that has a ton of twists and turns and will keep you intrigued and continue to play to see how it ends.
+ The playability for the franchise continues to improve as fighting techniques get better and falling insta deaths are removed.
+ Ancient Greece is the perfect setting for this game and is just brought to life on the PS4. Every inch of the map is beautiful and the characters, both playable and NPC, are crafted beautifully.

What’s Not So Great:
Assassin’s Creed can’t seem to stay away from the bugs and glitches. Though they are few and far in between, which is a huge difference from other games, they still exist.

This is a must play game. It doesn’t matter if you’re a huge Assassin’s Creed fan, a moderate one, or not a fan at all. This is just one of those games that as a gamer if you don’t play you’re missing out. This is coming from someone who hasn’t always been that praise worthy of this franchise. To be honest, this franchise had more downs than ups, but playing this game is something that you will not regret. Without the presence of a full new Assassin’s Creed this year, I would say that this is the perfect time to pick up this game and play. For once, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Assassin’s Creed.

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These Past Three Weeks in Trophies 12-02-2018 – 12-22-2018

As you might have already known, it’s been three whole weeks since I posted a trophy blog. I’ve basically been sick these past three weeks with a really bad case of bronchitis that also turned into a really bad ear infection, which caused me to miss a bunch of work, then work while I was sick and miserable because everyone is just miserable when they’re sick and who really wants to work, and it caused me to miss a lot of blogging and a lot of gaming. I am feeling a little better as the bronchitis starts to go away and the ear infection has basically cleared up, so why not start blogging again. Anyway, here’s a breakdown of the trophies I was able to get within the past three weeks.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 82%

I finally got the platinum trophy for this game! Which means that I can’t say anything about this game here, and my reviews are really backed up so it’s going to be a while before I can actually tell you guys what I thought about the game. I will say that for the first time ever, I did actually buy the DLC for this game and even finished that, so I also can’t talk about that here. I promise that the new year will be filled with reviews though.

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Dying Light – 28%

Thanks to my buddy @tjarvinen86, I was able to get some trophies for this game within these past three weeks. I want to say a big thank you to him for playing this game with me while I was sick because I was really sick and he had to hear all of my coughing and sneezing and all that other gross stuff over the microphone, but he stuck with me and helped me progress in this game.

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GWENT: The Witcher Card Game – 18%

I’ve been wanting to play this game for a while and when I seen that this game finally had trophies, I downloaded it for free and started playing. Thanks to this game I was able to get my 9,000th trophy which was a huge milestone for me. I have to say though that I’m really enjoying this game and I really like playing when I get the chance to do so.

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WWE 2K19 – 35%

This is the first WWE game that I’ve played in a really long time, I bought it on sale during the holiday sale time and decided to play it. It’s also my first 2K WWE game and I have to say that from what I’ve played in the past, this feels like a huge downgrade. I’m really not enjoying this game and it feels like an absolute chore to play. I like to call this my angry game because it either makes me angry when I play or I play it when I’m feeling angry for whatever reason.

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Tomb Raider – 55%

Here’s a blast from the past because the last time I played this game on the PS3 was when it was released. I played this game when my buddy @tjarvinen86 needed some MP trophies that I also needed. Another big thank you to him for playing this game with me because I was so sick when we played and he had to endure all of my sickness.

There you have it, three weeks, a total of 53 trophies, a new platinum trophy, and a milestone 9,000th trophy. Not bad for being sick and taking breaks between sleeping, working, and being miserable in order to game. For the upcoming week, I plan to continue to play some more GWENT, WWE 2K19 so that I can finish it up, and some other games that I have left unfinished because I refuse to start a new game until the new year. I’ll let you know how things worked out for me next week.

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This Week in Trophies 11-25-2018 – 12-01-2018

I don’t know what happened trophy wise this week. I feel like I got off onto a great start, but then just went downhill somewhere with the trophy count. That being said, the whole week wasn’t a loss because I did hit my 100th platinum trophy. Which was amazing, I expected balloons to drop down from the ceiling, but I guess that doesn’t happen when you hit that kind of milestone. Anyway, let’s take a look at my final trophy count for the week.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – 100%

Not only did I hit my 100th trophy thanks to this game, it was also pretty cool that this was a milestone platinum for me seeing how my 10th platinum trophy was Borderlands 2 on the PS3 and that I was able to get it at the exact same time as my buddy @tjarvinen86. It’s like we planned it or something. Anyway, it only took a little over three years for me to get this trophy so it’ll take me a little time to review this game as I continue to work on my backlog of reviews. Until then I’m going to keep quite on this one.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 65%

I’m still enjoying this game way too much as I make my way around ancient Greece. The trophies are coming a little slower now as I grow closer to getting the platinum for this game, but I’m fine with that because I’m enjoying this game so much that I think this might be the first Assassin’s Creed game that I actually keep and buy all of the DLC for. Now that’s saying something.

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There you have it, a sad 10 little trophies for the week, but what makes up for all of that was the fact that one of those trophies was my 100th platinum. I could have just gotten the 100th platinum trophy for the week and still have been a happy camper. Now for the upcoming week, I just got a bunch of games in because of holiday sales and I have to say that I’m eager to play each and every one of them. I know this is going to kill my completion, but this week I plan on playing some more Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, especially with the new DLC coming out, some more Dying Light when I get a chance, and I’ll probably start my first WWE game that I’ve purchased in years, along with Vampyr. I’ll let you know how things worked out next week.

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This Week in Trophies 11-18-2018 – 11-24-2018

This week has been pretty good. I made a lot of progress on some games that I’ve been playing and some progress on some games that were just sitting in the backlog list just waiting to be played. While I didn’t finish anything this week, I was happy at what I was able to get so let’s take a look at the trophies that I got this week.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 53%

I have officially finished this game, meaning that the story for this game is done. I’m not done with this game though because I’m having way too much fun exploring Ancient Greece and there’s still a bunch to do. I have to say though story wise, that I think this is the best Assassin’s Creed game hands down. I loved how the game ended and I’m excited to see where the franchise goes next.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – 95%

It’s been three whole years since this game has been on my blog and it’s all because of @tjarvinen86. After he got his Borderlands 2 platinum, he went back to this game so naturally I also went back to this game and we’ve been just getting as many trophies as possible and are both pretty close to getting the platinum trophy. This is some exciting stuff since I really didn’t expect to ever get this platinum trophy.

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Dying Light – 23%

Another game I never expected to finish or even play again, but when @tjarvinen86 offered me some help with the game, I couldn’t turn down the chance of adding another platinum trophy to my list and getting another game finished. So far I’ve restarted my story since I have no idea where I was before or what I was doing, and it’s coming along nicely. I got some trophies out of the way and now have a bunch of random ones and story ones to go. We’ll see how it goes.

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While I was only able to get 22 trophies this week, I feel like I made a lot of progress. I finished a game that I’ve been playing and streaming for over 70 hours now and I went back to two old games and finally started playing them again. I would call that a successful week. For the upcoming week I plan on trying not to start a bunch of games that I got on sale during the holiday time and concentrate on finishing up Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Dying Light. I’ll let you know how things turn out next week.

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This Week in Trophies 11-11-2018 – 11-17-2018

This week had its ups and downs. While I was able to acquire two platinum trophies this week, yes two, I did go without internet for a while which meant that I wasn’t able to stream and I couldn’t play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey as much as I wanted to. This put a little damper on my gaming, but I think I recovered nicely, so keep reading to find out what trophies I was able to get this week.

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected – 100%

I finally got the platinum and 100% for this game this week and it’s all thanks to my buddy @tjarvinen86. I won’t say much about the game here, because everything will be in my review. As you probably already know, my reviews are backed way the hell up so it’s going to be a little while, but please be patient with me as I promise that a review for the whole game as well as the DLC Enter the Dominatrix will be out soon.

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Burly Men at Sea – 100%

My second platinum trophy for the week, which is always a rare but welcomed occurrence. I can’t say much about this game either which just kills me because I want to talk about this game. This review will also be coming out soon, so just bear with me as I try to get everything out as soon as possible.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 31%

So I was able to get one trophy for this game this past week and I’m fine with that. What I’m not fine with as that my internet was down again so I couldn’t stream this game and didn’t play. This has made me come to the sad conclusion that I just won’t be streaming open world games anymore making this my last open world game that I stream. They just take too much time to play and stream that it’s just not working for me. I do love this game though and will continue to enjoy it as I slowly make my way through it.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – 7%

So I’m still not able to get into this game and I just started chapter 3. I’m not sure if the game picks up from here or what’s going on, so at this point I’m a little disappointed and would have rather that I waited to get this game on sale or purchase Fallout 76 instead. I’ll continue to play this game as it seems I have no choice, but I’m not really all that happy about it.

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A total of 30 trophies for the week, which basically cuts last week’s total in half, but I did get two platinum trophies so that has to count for something right? I’m also close to hitting the 9,000 trophy mark which has me really excited as I should hopefully be able to do it before the end of the year. Now for the upcoming week I plan on playing some more Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2, and some Dying Light in co-op with my buddy @tjarvinen86. I’ll let you know how things go next week.

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This Week in Trophies 11-4-2018 – 11-10-2018

I have to say I had a pretty damn good week when it came to trophies. I was able to get one platinum, which was a given and thanks to my buddy @tjarvinen86, I was able to come really close to getting a platinum trophy in a game that I’ve been ignoring for the past two years. Anyway, onto the trophies.

Goosebumps: The Game – 100%

Just as quickly as I started this game, I also finished it. That means that I won’t be saying much about this game here and you’ll have to wait for my review of this game which should be out in a few weeks. I have a lot of game review and DLC content coming out within the next few weeks so be patient with me as I try to get everything posted.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 36%

Can I tell you how much I still love this game? Yes it’s true, I’m totally in love with this game and I play every chance that I get. It’s an amazing game and I can’t stop playing it. That being said, the trophies are coming really slow and that’s fine with me because the one thing I love doing in this game is exploring.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – 4%

So I’m slowly coming around to this game, probably as slowly as this game is progressing. I’m not spending a whole lot of time with it, but I am spending some time with it and I still feel like I’m learning the ins and outs of it.

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Saints Row IV: Re-Elected – 93%

After finally being able to get a co-op session in with my buddy @tjarvinen86, this was the game we decided to play and because of him I’m one trophy away from my platinum trophy and I was finally able to finish Enter the Dominatrix. While I won’t say much about the DLC or the actual game since reviews on both of those will come in time, I will say that I had a great time co-oping this game with my buddy and this is one of those games that works better when playing with friends.

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What Remains of Edith Finch – 100%

I didn’t know what to expect going into this game. All I knew was that it was short and I could basically get it done in one sitting. So I did all of that, got all of the trophies and before I talk more about it, you’ll have to wait for a review.

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That was it for this week and are you ready for my total? A total of 60 trophies this week! How awesome is that! Pretty damn awesome for me. Now for the upcoming week, I doubt I can get another 60 trophies but I plan on finishing up Saints Row IV: Re-Elected once and for all, playing and finishing Burly Men at Sea, and of course playing some more Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2. I’ll let you know how things turn out next week.

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These Past Two Weeks in Trophies 10-21-2018 – 11-03-2018

These past two weeks have been crazy. Not just in the trophy department, but in general. As you may have known by now, last weekend I attended Spooky Empire, which not only put me behind on my gaming, but also blogging. Totally worth it though, as most conventions are and it did give me some more time to try and get more trophies then I normally would, so let’s check them out.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 36%

I absolutely love this game and think it’s the best thing to ever happen to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. I love the RPG elements, I love the exploring elements, and I just love the story of this game. It’s an amazing game and I really can’t stop playing it. It’s my go to game and even though you don’t have to explore every single location in the game. It’s just like, why not? This is probably also why it’s taking me so long to finish the game, but I’m not complaining.

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I, Zombie – 100%

This is one of those little games that I picked up on sale for Halloween and actually finished it which means I won’t say much about here, but once I get my shit together I’ll have a proper review of it up.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – 2%

I was so eager to play this game and when I couldn’t play the game I got to the point that I was bummed at Spooky Empire that the game came in and I couldn’t play it! When I finally did get a chance to play it I was even more bummed out because I just can’t get into it. I’ve spent a few hours playing and for some reason I just can’t get into this game. I don’t know if it’s me or the game, but I really loved Red Dead Redemption, so I’m going to give this game a big chance and continue to play even though I feel like I’m forcing myself to at this point.

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There you have it, two weeks, 22 trophies. This is pretty sad and I hope to be on a climb when it comes to trophies for the next couple of weeks, but we’ll see how things go. For the upcoming week I plan on continuing to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, try to get into Red Dead Redemption 2, and probably work on a few other games that are in my backlog as I try to get my stats up for the end of the year. I’ll let you know how things go next week.

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