I Never Finished…Guardians of Middle-earth…Because

Guardians of Middle-earth

Another free PS+ game on this week’s blog, but there’s a catch to this one because I actually didn’t want to download it. Yes, this was coming up on the time where I didn’t actually download every single PS+ game and play it only to have it sit on my trophy profile unfinished. This was one of them. I decided to skip this one because, I know I’m going to lose some geek cred here, I am not a Lord of the Rings fan. Never watched the movies, never read the books, never had any interest to do either. I will say though that I have a few Lord of the Rings based games sitting un-played that I got really cheap, but other than that, no interest what-so-ever. There’s a reason why I downloaded this game though and then never finished, so keep reading to find out why.

Guardians of Middle-earth is your standard MOBA. 10 people split up into two groups of 5 and battle it out. You can pick from your favorite Lord of the Rings characters and it has a really strong emphasis of being a team game. Meaning in order to win you have to be well coordinated as a team. That’s basically all I remember about this game because I only played it a handful of times.

So why play this game if I’m not a Lord of the Rings fan? Peer pressure. Plain and simple. I had a friend and wanted to keep her a friend so I downloaded this game because she wanted to play it and had no one to play it with. Who else to ask but gullible me? According to my friend, you hear a lot about this “friend” who is no longer a friend and there’s this huge story behind it and a lot of other crap but it’s just not the story to tell here. The story is boring and drama filled and ends badly for me. For her? Maybe, I don’t know. Going back to this game that I never finished. It was one of those conversations we had like, “can’t we play something other than Mass Effect 3 or Borderlands,” that was also accompanied by, “it’s free.” So, I downloaded it on the premise that we would actually play the game until we were really good at it and got a decent amount of trophies since I was starting to become a trophy hunter. This got old fast and was played with a lot of sighing on both ends of the microphone as I died, she died, and we lost match after match. Soon, it became one of those games that we didn’t about and I never picked up again.

As you can see from the picture above, I was only able to get one trophy out of the 15 this game has to offer. What was the one trophy that I was able to get? A trophy for dying. Amazing right? Maybe I should have seen it then as a sign of our friendship which was also dying a slow and painful death that just dragged along until we didn’t speak anymore. Anyway there are a bunch of other trophies for doing various things in this game like winning, which we never did so I never got them. They range from easy, if you know what you’re doing, to hard even if you know what you’re doing. This is by far an easy trophy list.

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

I have no desire to ever touch this game again and I leave it on my PS3 so that I can look at it every now and again and remind myself to never be that person that I was in 2013 again. Anyway, this is one of those games that can just sit on my system with 1 trophy out of 15 completed and never be touched again. I don’t even know if the servers are still open for this game or anything and I really could care less.

Now it’s your turn. Are you a huge Lord of the Rings fan and loved this game? Huge Lord of the Rings fan and hated this game? Still actively playing this game? Want to brag that you’re really good at this game? Have at it in the comments section below and now for next week another game I got talked into playing because it was so artsy and it was just the most amazing game in the world. Turns out that it wasn’t and I gave up on it real quick. Join me next time so I can tell you why I never finished Closure.

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Most Anticipated Game for December 2017

December 2017

The final month of the year is upon us and while it’s probably going to be lackluster in the game department, I’m pretty sure there is something coming out. Right? Anyway, not to worry because next year is going to be jammed packed with a bunch of games that will make up for it. Anyway, here’s what’s coming out in December.

*Just as a side note, my list of December 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.*

12/01/2017
DOOM VFR – PS4

12/05/2017
Steep Winter Games Edition – PS4
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition – PS4
Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package – PS4

12/12/2017
Okami HD – PS4
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Gold Edition – PS4

12/31/2017
De Blob – PS4

And that’s it for a super short release schedule for December. From this list, I will tell you that I’m not into the whole VR thing because I don’t think it’s worth it and feel like I will be throwing up every couple of minutes from the motion sickness so DOOM VFR is out for me. So are all these other games which means I’ll be working on my backlog.

Now it’s your turn, picking anything up in December or working on your backlog like me? If you haven’t already picked up Horizon Zero Dawn, now is a great chance to pick it up. It was a great game, you can read my review here, and you get the DLC for it. Win-win in my books. Anyway, let me know what you plan on playing in December in the comments section. Next year is going to be pretty huge for games and I’m super excited to be reporting what will be coming out starting with January 2018.

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I Never Finished…Darksiders…Because

Darksiders

This was yet another one of those free PS+ games. I have to say that I really had no interest in playing this game at all, but this came out at a time where for about a week or so PSN had this weird blackout on certain consoles, and I was one of those consoles, and my friend at the time said that this game was so amazing that I just had to play it. Anyway, with nothing else to play (total lie, had a bunch of things to play), I decided to play this game. Now here it is on my I never finished list. Keep reading to find out why.

In this game you play as War. War is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse who has unfortunately brought the apocalypse to Earth a little sooner then he should have because the seventh seal hasn’t been broken and the other horsemen aren’t there with him. Someone has set War up and this will be his journey to not only find who set him up but also redeem himself.

To be honest, even though this game had an interesting plot I found it to be completely boring. I played the first couple of missions, maybe since there’s not much I could remember about the game, and then gave up. Not because the game was hard or anything but just because I really couldn’t get into it no matter how hard I tried. Sometimes there are games that no matter how good someone else might think they are, they just aren’t to you and aren’t your type of game. I mean this game had all the means to be my kind of game, but it just wasn’t which was why I never finished it.

As you can see from the picture above I was able to get a totally sad 4 out of 43 trophies for this game. OUCH. Being a trophy hunter and not liking a game you’re playing sometimes is hard. Do you power through and get all of the trophies or do you just call it a day and say whatever? With this game I just called it a day as I got some trophies for completing missions and some random trophies as well.

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

I’ve admitted to this in the past that sometimes I’ve been too quick to actually judge a game and have done so wrongfully. This might be one of those games and I could see myself playing this game one day far far far into the future where I didn’t have anything else to play.

Now it’s your turn. Did you love this game? Hate it? Actually finish the game and can tell me that it’s worth giving it another try sooner than I want to? Let me know down I the comments section below and for next week, another PS Vita game that I got for free. I also got it for free on the PS3, but decided to play it on the PS Vita first. Spoiler alert though, I also never finished it on the PS3. Anyway, next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Foosball 2012.

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I Never Finished…NBA Jam: On Fire Edition…Because

NBA Jame On Fire Edition

This was one of those PS+ free games, and usually I would have passed his one up because I’m not really into Basketball or Basketball games. It’s just not a sport that I like or like playing, but I decided to pick this one up for some nostalgic reasons because like many people I played the original NBA Jam on my Sega Genesis. At the time, NBA Jam was the game to play on the Sega Genesis and I was pretty badass at it, but unfortunately, I never finished this game. Keep reading to find out why.

Fond Memories – So I have these really fond memories of playing NBA Jam on my Sega Genesis because there was no online multiplayer and even though I enjoyed playing against the computer, I enjoyed it even more when a family member was around and we would play competitively. I remember being at family functions and we would have NBA Jam competitions where it started off with two people and then whoever won would stay and go up against someone else until they lost. We would spend hours doing this and those are some of the best memories that I have of growing up.

This NBA Jam was different than the one I played on the Sega Genesis. Of course it was different, it was supposed to be different and that’s not a bad thing. This game is actually a pretty decent re-make of a game that I loved and it added in a bunch of new stuff that wasn’t in the original game which was much more simple. There were tours now, quick play, and of course multiplayer. While I enjoyed playing alone, it was the online multiplayer that I didn’t like. Mostly because at the time my online partner really sucked at this game and she knew it. I wasn’t the greatest either, but still. It felt like we were more in competition with each other than the other team which made us lose. Like all the time. Anyway, I gave up on this game shortly after and it now sits on my PS3 system with all the other downloaded games.

As you can see from the picture above I was only able to get 3 out of the 12 trophies for this game. The trophies are a mixture of what the game wants you to do basically and while they aren’t really that hard to get, they require a lot of play time and a lot of grinding in order to do so. Grinding is not a thing that I’m a fan of so I was only able to get three of them. And if you’re curious, no one of the three trophies that I did get was not the trophy that requires you to watch the game credits. This is probably the easiest trophy in the entire game and I didn’t even get it.

Probability of this game getting played again…1 out of 5.

As much as I loved my Sega Genesis days of playing this game, unfortunately those days are over. I really can’t see myself playing this game again for any reason really. I know I could easily get the watching the credits trophy, but I just don’t even feel like doing that. Of course that might always change, but for now this remains one of those games that I probably won’t ever finish.

Now it’s your turn. Were you a fellow NBA Jam Sega Genesis player? What did you think of the PS3 version? Was playing on the PS3 your first time playing an NBA Jam game? Let me know down in the comments section below. Now for next week, another game I didn’t finish. SURPRISE! This is an important game though because it was my first PS Vita game. As you know before this PS+ was only giving away free games for the PS3. Then it started to include the PS Vita. I figured that if it was going to do that, then I might as well get a PS Vita because if not it was like I was wasting my PS+ subscription and not getting the most out of it. Makes sense right? Anyway, next week my first PS Vita game that went unfinished, like many to come after it, and it’s Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

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I Never Finished…Feeding Frenzy 2…Because

Feeding Frenzy 2

This was one of those games that came on disc with another game, particularly Bejeweled 3. I figured since I was already playing Bejeweled that I might as well play this one as well since it was on the same disc and I did pay for all three games on the disc. Funny thing is though that I never did play Zuma, maybe it was because I couldn’t even finish this game. Keep reading to find out why.

This game is about a fish, played by you. You start out as a small fish and you have to eat other fish, that are smaller than you, in order to grow. Once you grow you can eat bigger fish, that are still smaller than you, in order to keep growing. And…that’s about it. So it’s a game about being a fish and eating other fish. You also have obstacles to dodge like bigger fish trying to eat you and some other stuff, but this is the basic concept of the game.

Let’s cut to the chase on why I never finished this game. It’s because five minutes in it made me wonder what the hell I was doing. Was this actually a video game that people enjoyed? What was the point of it? These were questions that I could not answer and that justified me shutting off the game and never turning it back on again. There also might have been a little competition of anything you can do I can do better thrown in there because someone else on my friends list was playing it and I was like “psh, if they can do it so can I.” Competition is a weird thing. Sometimes it’s great and sometimes it just downright sucks. Quick story, I once knew someone who as long as they got 1% higher than me in any game that we were both playing, they were extremely happy and would immediately stop playing that game. It didn’t matter if they liked the game or not, the goal was to get 1% higher than me in trophies. So yeah, this was one of those games and it made me realize that competition isn’t always worth it. So this game ended up never being finished and I learned a lesson.

There are a total of 12 trophies for this game and as you can see from the picture all the way at the top that I was able to get 0 of these trophies. One more game with a big goose egg when it comes to the number of trophies. Another stain on my profile. The sad part is that the trophies for this game are really simple too and basically range from Common to Rare which isn’t even that hard to do as long as you put some time into it. All of the trophies require a bunch of grinding and unless you’re having fun doing the grinding, let’s face it grinding sucks.

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

I gave this game a decent rating on the probability scale because it’s something that could be done if I really wanted it to, and that day might come where I’m tired of looking at the 0% stain on my trophy profile causing me to just hunker down and play this game for the hell of it no matter how bored I am. This of course won’t be fun and it might not ever happen, but it’s a possibility.

Feeding Frenzy 2

Now it’s your turn. What did you think about this game? Did you love it? Hate it? Finish it? Never finish it like me? At least get 1% of the trophies? Let me know in the comments section below and now for next week because this blog is never going to be over, it’s a free game thanks to PS+. I have a lot of great memories playing this game originally on my Sega Genesis before there was an online multiplayer. With this game I had plenty of people to play with and I was kind of badass at it. Next week, you’ll get a personal story on my experience with the Sega Genesis version and I’ll tell you why I never finished the PlayStation 3 version of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition.

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I Never Finished…Anomaly Warzone Earth…Because

Anomaly Warzone Earth

Another freebie from PS+, this game was a little unexpected surprise that I played during the holiday time of 2012 into 2013. It was an unexpected surprise because I actually liked the game and I liked it enough that I actually completed the whole single player campaign. Key words here are single player. Anyway, there is a reason that this game ended up on this list, so keep reading to find out why.

Alien spacecraft have landed in major cities around the globe, and it’s up to you, leader of the 14th platoon, to investigate these spacecrafts. You’ll travel to cities like futuristic Baghdad and Tokyo to do so. You’ll also have to neutralize and eliminate any threat to the area in this real-time strategy tower defense game.

I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but I really enjoy tower defense games. It’s just something about them that makes them fun no matter what it’s for really. There are so many different strategies to use depending on what tower you place where and there are so many possible outcomes. This keeps the game interesting and creative at the same time. Maybe a certain strategy didn’t work the first time, you can always change it up the second time to see what works and what doesn’t. The possibilities are endless. This is the main reason why I enjoyed this game. The story was sort of bland for this game, but that’s what happens with tower defense games. So like I said earlier, I finished the main single player campaign, but I was unable to complete the rest of the game. Two reasons really, first is because the raids are really hard and second because there are some co-op trophies and there’s no online co-op. Yes, I know if I have no one to play with I could hook up two controllers and just use one, but this is extremely difficult. I’ve tried multiple times without success, so I gave up.

As you can see from the picture above, I was able to get 9 of the 14 trophies for this game. Not bad if you ask me since the average completion for this game is 12% and I am way above that with 57%. Still the game isn’t complete though and while I’m missing the two co-op trophies, I’m also missing the two raid trophies, and one random trophy. With the exception of the random trophy, the other ones are a lot harder than you think.

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

I know I gave this one a high ranking on my probability meter, but I really did enjoy this game and could see myself easily getting back into it. Not too sure if I would be able to get all of the trophies for this game or not since I still don’t have a co-op partner, but I could always try again to do it solo with the two controllers hooked up at once. Anyway, if I could fit a game into my schedule, it would be this one.

Now it’s your turn. What did you think about this game? Did you enjoy it as much as I did? Did you ever finish it? Or maybe you haven’t even heard of this game. Let me know in the comments section below and for next week, a truly stupid game. Well not stupid, but a stupid choice of game on my part. This just goes to show you that if you pick up a game disc that has more than one game on it that you don’t have to play them all. Next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Feeding Frenzy 2.

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I Never Finished…The Simpsons Arcade Game…Because

The Simpsons Arcade Game

This game I remember playing originally at Nathan’s Arcade Section. In my younger days, my dad would surprise me with a trip to the arcade at least once a month, twice if I was lucky, and hand me a fistful of quarters. This was like gold to me and every single time I would run to the Simpsons Arcade Game hoping that no one else was playing it. Even then I didn’t want to play with some random person. That must relate to why I don’t like playing multiplayer all that much now. Anyway, I had seen this game on PSN and was tempted because I spent so many quarters on this game but passed it up until a friend asked me to play it with her so that we both had a nostalgia moment since she also played the arcade version. Unfortunately, it ended up on this list so keep reading to find out why.

In The Simpsons Arcade Game you get to play as a member of The Simpsons family including Bart, my personal favorite, Lisa, Homer, and Marge. It’s your job to rescue Maggie who has been kidnapped by Smithers. The Simpsons just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and while Smithers was robbing a bank, a diamond accidently ended up in Maggie’s mouth resulting in Smithers kidnapping her. The family will have to fight its way through various different levels in order to rescue Maggie and bring her home.

I really enjoyed this game, probably as much as I enjoyed it while playing the original Arcade game. It’s a fun, action packed 2D side scroller that has you beating up enemy after enemy in order to save Maggie. While on the Arcade mode, I was never able to make it to the end no matter how hard I tried, I finally made it to the end on the PSN version. I have to say it was well worth the wait that after all those years I was finally able to see the end of this game. Even though I finished it, I still never really finished it and by that I mean I never got all the trophies for this game. So like I said, a friend of mine wanted me to play with her so I did, but I ended up getting ditched and this game ended up being forgotten about as I moved on because I had no one to play with. While I did enjoy playing it, it was meant to play with someone else and when that disappeared so did my enjoyment for the game.

As you can see from the pictures above, I was able to get 5 out of the 12 trophies for this game. It’s not bad and all I really have to do is finish the game in under 30 minutes, play with all 4 characters, play with three other people, and some difficulty specific trophies. Not that many trophies and it probably could easily be accomplished in one day if I really tried.

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

I know my backlog is huge, but I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic lately and I think it’s time to get back to this game and finally finish it because I know that I could. I also think it would be fun seeing that it’s been 5 years from when I originally downloaded it to start all over again and see how well I can actually do and if I can actually complete it to 100%.

Now it’s your turn. What did you think about this game? Did you also play the original arcade version before switching to the PSN version? Are you like me and didn’t finish this game? Maybe you’re looking for a multiplayer partner. If the servers are still active let me know and I’m willing to tag along and play a few games. Now for next week, a game that I really liked and the only thing that’s holding me back from the 100% is 4 trophies. Ugh! Anyway, next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Anomaly Warzone Earth.

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Gaming Goals for the New Year – September 2017 – UPDATE

I swear it feels like yesterday that I posted and update for August and here I am posting an update for September. Next thing you know, I’ll be posting my final update for December and creating all new goals for next year. Anyway, on with my goals and how I did for September.

Gaming Goals for 2017

Have a total of 100 platinum trophies.

– Starting # of Platinum Trophies: 79
– Ending # of Platinum Trophies: 80
At least I was able to get one platinum trophy this month and it was a milestone one with number 80. This was because of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. I enjoyed this game so much that I just had to go back and play multiple time resulting in platinum trophy number 80. I was working on another platinum, but wow is the Shoppe Keep platinum taking a hell of a long time which is probably why no one has it as of yet.

Have a total of 8,500 trophies.

– Starting # of Trophies: 7,711
– Ending # of Trophies: 7,807
Missed that 100 mark again by 4 trophies! Ugh! That is simply just annoying as hell because I was so damn close this time around. I know that 8,500 is far off because the end of the year is right around the corner, but I’ll be happy if I could at least hit 8,000.

Have 150 games completed at 100%

– Starting # of Games 100% Complete: 120
– Ending # of Games 100% Complete: 123
This number went up by three this month and it was because I was able to complete three whole games. That was no easy feat especially with the amount of time I actually had for gaming. Anyway, at the moment 150 is looking farfetched so I’m going to say that if I at least hit 130-140 I’ll be happy.

Have an overall completion rating of 75%

– Starting Completion Rate: 53.57%
– Ending Completion Rate: 53.88%
So I kind of have a love / hate relationship when it comes to this number. After a month of this number dropping drastically, it’s back on the rise again. It’s not where it was a couple of months ago, but I feel like it’s kind of getting there. If I can hit 55% by the end of the year, which I know seems impossible, I’ll be pretty happy.

Complete 10 RANDOM games featured in my I Never Finished…Because…blog

– Starting Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
– Ending Number of Games Played from I Never Finished…Because: 0
Surprise because this number is still at 0. I think it’s going to stay that way no matter how hard I try and it kind of sucks. Anyway, I’m going to have to come up with a better goal next year to get some of these games completed and off of my system. Right now I’m going to say if I can complete one game I’ll be happy.

Play and complete 20 RANDOM games in my backlog.

– Starting Number of completed games in my backlog: 5
– Ending Number of completed games in my backlog: 6
I totally forgot that I had the Hasbro Family Fun Pack: Conquest Edition and there was still a game on there that I didn’t play. I bought this game about a year ago and finally got around to playing Monopoly Plus recently. This was an easy 100% that took me less than 2 hours and it also helped me accomplish a little more of my goal. I probably won’t hit 20 this year since there are a bunch of new games coming out soon, but if I hit 10 I’ll be happy.

Only pre-order 5 new games and save the rest for Black Friday and holiday sales. – FAILED!

– Starting Number of Pre-Orders: 8
– Ending Number of Pre-Orders: 9
Another month, another pre-order and I just couldn’t help myself as I pre-ordered South Park: The Fractured But Whole. I’ve been waiting for this game for a while and knew that I had to have it day one so I put in my pre-order. Still under 15, so I guess it’s kind of a win…

That was it for the month and I’m sure if there wasn’t some stuff I can’t control like Hurricanes and random shit at work that I would have been able to at least get closer to my goals. I’m not saying that I would have accomplished any of them this month, but it kind of seems like the odds weren’t in my favor this month as I tried my hardest to play as much as possible and it just didn’t happen. Anyway, I’ll continue to work on these goals and let you know how I did next month.

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I Never Finished…Retro City Rampage…Because

Retro City Rampage

I picked up this game for free during the holiday time of 2012. Still unemployed after 3 years, I was basically giving up all hope that I would ever find a job which was why I decided I would go back to school. Since it was winter break, I was trying to fit in as many games as possible because that’s what you do when you’re in your late 20’s at the time and have just re-started going to school to try to get a job. Anyway, Retro City Rampage was free and because it was the holiday time my friends were off doing what they did with their families. I never did finish this game though, keep reading to find out why.

Taking place in the great year of 1985, I say great year because it was the year I was born, you play as “The Player.” Very original. You’re a thug for hire and during a bank heist that goes wrong you find a mysterious telephone booth. This booth will fling you into the future where you’ll meet a rip off of Doc Brown who thinks that you’re a hero. You’ll have to help Doc fix his time traveling car in order to get back to 1985. This will get you in all kinds of trouble, plus it throws in a bunch of 80’s references just for good measure. So think, Back to the Future meets Grand Theft Auto.

I used to not really want to say this about games, but I’ve become more comfortable with it now especially when games are horrible so I’ll go ahead and say it. I hated this game. HATED IT. I thought it was the worst game I ever played as I couldn’t find anything that was at least redeeming about this game. I played for maybe half an hour trying to not only figure this game out but get around the city it throws you in before throwing in the towel because I just couldn’t anymore. Good thing I was still heavy into Mass Effect 3 MP at the time and I had much better things to do like work on my leaderboard standings.

As you can see from the picture above I was able to get 1 trophy out of 14. It’s the most common trophy in the game with a percentage of 96.16% of players getting this trophy and it’s the one for committing a crime and getting the police’s attention. To the 3.84% of players who did not get this trophy, how did you not get this? It’s basically the first thing you do in the game. Seriously. Anyway, all of the other trophies range from common to rare to ultra rare and are for things you have to do in the game as well as some stupid stuff thrown in there just to piss the player off.

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

Did you read before where I said I hated this game? Yeah, that means that there is a 0% possibility that I will ever play this game again. Even if this was the last game on the face of the earth that I could play, I wouldn’t play it. That doesn’t mean that it’s currently not sitting on my system just for me to scowl at as I pass it by because it totally is.

Now it’s your turn. Were you one of the many people who were suckered into this game because it was free? Did you end up hating it like I did? Maybe you genuinely enjoyed it and thought it was a great game. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Now for next week, another game during the holiday time. This was a “I’m tired of being with my family and miss hanging out with you, so can you pick up this game for us to play” type of thing. This was when I was still buying games to please other people. Looking back I just shake my head for being so…stupid. Anyway I was pretty familiar with this game because I had spent a lot of quarters playing in my younger days and thought what the hell. Unfortunately, I never finished it and next week I’ll let you know why I never finished The Simpsons Arcade Game.

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I Never Finished…Sonic the Hedgehog…Because

Sonic The Hedgehog

Out of all the Sega games that were I owned, and I owned a lot, I always went back to Sonic the Hedgehog no matter what. It was like my game for the Sega even though I never beat it. I would spend hours upon hours playing this game as I sat in front of my super small TV just shut out from the world. This was where I was at peace, so when this game was free on the PS3 thanks to PS+, I knew that I had to grab it and immediately play it. Sadly, just like my regular Sega version of Sonic the Hedgehog it went unfinished.

Sonic the Hedgehog is about Sonic. Sonic is a blue hedgehog that is super fast and his main goal is to take down Dr. Eggman because he wants to rule the world. How is he going to take over and rule the world? By turning all these little animals into killing machines. It’s up to Sonic to not only stop Dr. Eggman, but to save the animals as well. Can the fast little hedgehog do it? I have no idea because I never finished the game, but I’m thinking that in the end he does.

Although I genuinely enjoyed this game because it was a piece of nostalgia for me and brought back some of my childhood, I just couldn’t play the way I used to. It probably had something to do with at the time I was desperately trying to get as many trophies as possible and I’m pretty sure this got in the way of me actually playing. I have to say that at this point is probably where I became that hardcore trophy hunter. If I couldn’t get the trophies that I wanted, I would move onto the next game and try to get those trophies. I had to keep my trophy count up. I just had to. Anyway, that’s what stopped me from playing the game because I gave up on trying to get the trophies and I gave up on the game.

As you can see from the picture above I did a decent job of getting 4 out of the 12 trophies this game has to offer. Not bad, but not good either. Like I said, decent. Anyway, I only have 8 trophies left that range from beating the game, beating the game without dying, beating the game in under 40 minutes, speed runs on certain levels, and completing levels. Not exactly the hardest trophies, but not the easiest either.

Probability of this game getting played again…4 out of 5.

Since I’ve been playing Sonic Mania on my PS4, I’ve been thinking about this game and thinking about going back and just playing. Not for the trophies or anything, but just playing for the sake of playing. This might happen sooner rather than later as it would be nice to just go back and see if I could take an afternoon and actually beat the game. If I get some trophies in the process that would be great. Here’s hoping that my ever growing backlog allows this sometime soon.

Now it’s your turn. Did you play this game originally on Sega and then pick it up on the PS3? Do you love Sonic? Hate Sonic? Let me know down in the comments section below and now for next week. Next week is one of those games that I picked up because it was free and figured what the hell, I might as well play it because it’s free. Bad choice because it’s on this list so there must be a reason why I never finished Retro City Rampage. I’ll let you know why next week.

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