This Week in Trophies 12-03-2017 – 12-09-2017

This was a pretty light week when it came to trophies and I can only imagine that it’s going to get worse with the holidays right around the corner. Holiday time means less gaming time and less gaming time means less time for getting trophies. Anyway, I did get some trophies this week, so let’s get into it and see what I was able to get.

Assassin’s Creed Origins – 40%

So I’m pretty sure I’m at the final mission for the main game, but I’ve just been running around and trying to level up and get all of the side quests done. I’m still enjoying the game play but I’m waiting for there to be some kind of a huge twist at the end. There has to be right? Anyway, this will stay on this list for a while because I do plan on getting the platinum sometime soon.

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Doom – 4%

So it’s been over a year that my friend has been bugging me to play this game. He’s gone on and on about how amazing this game was and even offered to buy it for me because he said I was missing out. I told him that if I could find it on sale that I would get it this holiday sale time and I did and kept my promise. So, turns out my friend was totally right and this game is pretty amazing. I’m having a really fun time getting through the levels and taking down all of the demons in the most gruesome way possible

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Jeopardy – 68%

Although I have some mixed feeling about this game, it’s becoming one of those games that is going to take a long time to actually beat especially because the multiplayer is completely dead. If anyone out there is playing, drop me a message and we can play together and get the trophy so that we can both finish this game.

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The Sims 4 – 16%

This game is still a glitch and lag fest, yet I can’t get enough of it. It’s The Sims and I’ve loved The Sims since it was first released all those years ago and I used to play it on my PC for hours. Anyway, I’m only playing when I have some down time and trying not to devote to much time to it since it’s a mixture of half of the time I’m having fun and half of the time I’m just waiting for the lag to go away and getting annoyed.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – 5%

After playing Wolfenstein: The New Order, you can read my review of that game here, I knew that this was an immediate play for me because I loved The New Order. I’m also loving this game. It’s just amazing in every way and I can’t get enough of it when I’m playing. Sure, I might die 100+ times, but it doesn’t damper my enjoyment of the actual game one bit.

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There you have it for the week, a sad 14 trophies. Not a lot, but I’m at the point with Assassin’s Creed Origins that the trophies aren’t coming as quickly as they were before. Doom and Wolfenstein II are still new so the trophies are coming as they come. The Sims 4 and Jeopardy are both tedious and require a lot of attention. Anyway, I’ll be playing all of these games and probably some more this week as I try to make time to game and hopefully stick to my streaming schedule. I’ll let you know how everything went next week.

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Tentative Streaming Schedule for the Week of 12-10-2017 – 12-16-2017

Last week I stuck to a pretty tight schedule except for the last two days and that just couldn’t be helped. I was supposed to stream today from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, but that’s not going to happen so I’m going to be streaming today from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Anyway, let’s get on with my streaming schedule for the up coming week:

SUNDAY12-10-2017

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Doom

MONDAY12-11-2017

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

TUESDAY12-12-2017

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Wolfenstein II

WEDNESDAY12-13-2017

No Stream

THURSDAY12-14-2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Doom

FRIDAY12-15-2017

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

SATURDAY12-16-2017

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Wolfenstein II

That’s my streaming schedule for the next week. I’m still going to be playing Doom, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and Wolfenstein II. I’m at the last mission with Assassin’s Creed, but I’m trying to go back and do some side mission and all that other good stuff before doing the last mission. Other than that I’m having a great time playing Doom and Wolfenstein II. Once I finish Assassin’s Creed, I might add something new to the schedule but I’m not sure yet.

BIG THANK YOU! I want to give a big thank you to the people that followed me on Twitch this week and who actually stuck around to watch me play. I will admit I’m not the greatest when playing Doom and Wolfenstein II, but thanks for sticking around and watching me die a million times and then some. I’m planning my first Twitch give away in the upcoming weeks, probably the start of the new year so stay tuned for more news about that.

I am always looking for suggestions on what you want to see me stream. I’m even open to doing a co-op stream if anyone is interested let me know and we can set something up. Also, if you miss any of my live streams, you can now catch them on my YouTube channel.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Review (PS4)

Wolfenstein: The New Order

I bought this game on a holiday sale so long ago that I don’t even remember when I actually bought it. What got me around to actually playing it was that I watched a buddy of mine play it for an hour using the PS4 Share Play. I thought the game looked awesome and I wanted to be able to play it myself, so I did. I started the game about a week after I did the Share Play thing with my buddy, and three weeks later I had the platinum trophy and then this game was ready for a review.

Wolfenstein: The New Order, puts in you the role of BJ Blazkowicz in an alternative universe where instead of the US and their allies winning WWII, the Nazis win. After a major battle that leaves BJ basically useless for years, he’s finally back and ready to take down the Nazis and restore the world to what it should be without their influence. To do that he’ll need some help and he’ll find it in an underground resistance that will help him out and give him missions along the way in this action packed game.

Generally I’m not a big fan of FPS games where there’s a lot of action and a lot of things going on at one time, except for a few games like Borderlands and BioShock, but damn this game was amazing. I loved the intense in your face action, the overall well thought out story that fit this game perfectly, and just about everything else that came with this game. This game, which is basically 10-15 hours of shooting Nazis, actually made me care about certain characters and what happened to them. Not only did it do that, but it also gave you villains that you just couldn’t wait to take down. Throughout the game I felt like I was feeling what BJ was feeling and when a game can do that, you know it’s a good one. I liked the fact that while the first time I played for the story and was totally into it, so into it that I felt that swell of accomplishment when I took out the final boss, that the other times I played it, to go back for collectibles and play on Uber, that I felt like I didn’t need to concentrate on the story that much. I could just enjoy the intense action that each and every chapter offers. Yes there were some cut scenes that couldn’t be skipped even in those playthroughs because I felt like even though I was playing just for the action, I still felt like I had some attachment to them. Overall, I can’t say enough good things about this game.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to like the playability of this game because of the whole sometimes sneaky, some times just go out there and shoot everything on sight mechanics that this game had, but I have to say that it worked out perfectly. There was a perfect balance of when you could be sneaky and when you just had to go out there and be super loud. The duel wielding guns was also an amazing perk that just made this game even more fun. The only problem that I had was that on Uber mode, things got a little laggy. I don’t know if it was because of the amount of enemies or everything that was going on at once, but I did notice that lag and died a few times because of it. While this wasn’t a major problem, it still exists inside the game and it was a little annoying.

I really enjoyed the graphics for this game because they just looked amazing on the PS4. Every single environment was detailed, the cut scenes were just flawlessly created, and the facial animations were dead on. I mean wow, this game graphically blew me away. I don’t know how many times I’ve said that I’m really not a graphics person, but this is one of those games that is just so visually amazing that I have to be in awe of it.

Finish this game and you’ll get yourself a new platinum trophy and 50 other trophies to go with it. The trophies are basically a standard list that include playing the game, making certain choices, finding collectibles, solving codes, leveling up your perks, and playing on the hardest difficulties. It sounds like a tedious list, but really it wasn’t and because I had so much fun playing this game, I didn’t mind going back and grinding to level up my perks or finding the collectibles. I’m usually not a fan of the whole playing on the hardest difficulty type trophy, but with this game I thought it was a challenge and a real blast to play. When I got the platinum I felt a real sense of accomplishment.

This is strictly a single player game and I applaud Bethesda and MachineGames for doing this. Mostly there could have been a tacked on multiplayer that would have basically been like Call of Duty. Instead the focus was on single player and for that they get some bonus points. So good on Bethesda and MachineGames for making this a strictly single player game because there are still a lot of us out there that actually like a single player experience.

Overall I give this game a 5 out of 5.

What’s Great:

+ This story of this game revolving around an alternative universe where the US didn’t win World War II and you playing as a soldier who joins the resistance to take down the Nazis’ is just genius.
+ There is great character development in this game making you care about each and every character that is in BJ’s life. This also makes for some great villains that you can’t want to take down.
+ The switch between being sneaky and being all out guns blazing is flawless and it’s all based on how you want to play. There are also some bonus points thrown in there for the dual wielding weapons.
+ Amazing graphics that were just crafted to perfection as everything works for this game including the environments and facial animations.

What’s Not So Great:

The only problem was that when playing on Uber mode the game became a little laggy because there was so much going on at once.

This game was such an amazing game that I really can’t praise it enough. It has everything that you want from a game. A hell of a lot of action, a blockbuster story to back it up, and some pretty amazing graphics. I had an awesome time playing it and even going back and doing some grinding. I couldn’t believe that this game actually made grinding fun. Anyway, if you’re a fan of the Wolfenstein series, then this is one of those that you can’t miss. If you’re new to the series like I am, then this is a great starting point. I never felt like I was lost or didn’t know what was going on. If you’re looking for a game that has a great story and in your face action, then look no further than this one.

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This Week in Trophies 11-26-2017 – 12-03-2017

This was a pretty good week for trophies considering that I was able to get a total of 24 trophies this week. It’s not a great amount, but it’s not a bad amount either when you consider the fact that one of those trophies was a platinum trophy. Anyway, on with what trophies I was able to get this week.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole – 100%

I finally finished this game this week. Everyone by this time knows that my reviews are backlogged, just like a lot of my games and you won’t be seeing a review for this game for a while, but I swear one is coming. Overall it was an OK experience playing this game but I’ll get into more detail in my review.

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Assassin’s Creed: Origins – 38%

I’m still have a really fun time playing this game and streaming it any chance I get. Exploring is one of my favorite parts of this game just because I really love the whole setting. The story line of the game is a little iffy at the moment and I’m waiting to see who backstabs who as I approach the final mission of the game. I want to try and get as much done as possible before that happens because I’m not really sure if you can go back and finish up after the game. If anyone knows and can drop me a line in the comments section it would be much appreciated.

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Jeopardy – 54%

This was one of my holiday impulse buys. I told myself I would not play another Jeopardy game since I’ve been playing them since the SNES. That didn’t stop me though as I picked up this game and Wheel of Fortune. It’s like an addiction. I will say that this game is a little more boring than the PS3 version and the online section is already dead. If anyone is playing and needs someone to play 10 games in order to get the trophy for that let me know and I’m more than willing to help.

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Star Wars Battlefront II – 43%

After finishing the campaign which was a little disappointing, I jumped into the multiplayer for this game this week and found it to be basically the same as the last game with a few differences here and there. It’s the standard multiplayer and I’ll have fun playing it from time to time.

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The Sims 4 – 13%

As much as I love this game, it is glitchy as hell and trying to run a household is just a pain in the ass. It’s like seriously if you have more than two people, the whole game has no idea what to do. It’s a complete glitch and lag fest as after a certain point it just stops working. I’m either going to grit my teeth and try and get through it or wait for a new patch.

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And there you have it, my week in trophies. Now for next week, it should be some more of the same with the addition of Doom and Wolfenstein II, which I’ve been eager to play. I’ll try to get some other random games thrown in there for good measure, but we’ll see how the week goes especially with the busy holiday season coming up.

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Tentative Streaming Schedule for the Week of 12-03-2017 – 12-09-2017

Last week went a little haywire with the streaming because of life events that just couldn’t be helped. I had a bunch of extra work after my actual work and then I had to take my little guy to the vet. Some minor setbacks, but I’m hoping that I can get back on schedule this week. Even though there will be some Assassin’s Creed: Origins, I will be adding in some new games that I picked up on sale.

SUNDAY12-03-2017

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Doom

MONDAY12-04-2017

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

TUESDAY12-05-2017

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Wolfenstein II

WEDNESDAY12-06-2017

No Stream

THURSDAY12-07-2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Doom

FRIDAY12-08-2017

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

SATURDAY12-09-2017

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Wolfenstein II

There you have it. I added in two new games this week, Doom and Wolfenstein II. I picked both of these games up on sale and I just have to play Doom because according to my friend it’s the best game ever and I’m also really eager to play Wolfenstein II after playing Wolfenstein: The New Order a few weeks ago.

I am always looking for suggestions on what you want to see me stream. I’m even open to doing a co-op stream if anyone is interested let me know and we can set something up. Also, if you miss any of my live streams, you can now catch them on my YouTube channel.

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 2 – Brave New World Review (PS4)

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Because the first episode ending in such a fiery way, get it fiery because of the fire? Anyway, I was super eager to play this second episode and did so the week that it was released. Like a lot of people who are playing this game, I wanted to know more about Chloe before Max comes back into her life and what makes Chloe into the Chloe that you see in Life is Strange. I always wanted to see more of the developing relationship between Chloe and Rachel Amber. This episode not only delivered that, but a little more mystery to it.

Episode 2 picks up the morning after the events of episode 1, it had to because of the way the first episode ended. This is a pretty important episode in the world of Life is Strange because this episode shows how Chloe got expelled from Blackwell and how it cements the relationship between Joyce and David because of Chloe’s actions. You’ll also get to see how Chloe got her oh so famous truck that she drives around town in Life is Strange and there’s also a lot of foreshadowing of things to come in the episode. You’ll also be able to get a little more involved with Rachel Amber if you choose to go the relationship with her route and you’ll get a peek into her explosive home life and even more explosive personality. You’ll also get tangled up with Frank in this episode which probably leads to the life or death situation that Chloe finds herself in when you start off Life is Strange. All of this accumulates into another cliff hanger ending that will make you want the next episode to be released as soon as possible.

What if… Instead of going the way that this game seems to be going, what if it was done differently? I don’t normally do this type of thing because games are made a certain way because that’s just how it is, but I was thinking that instead of the story that this game is telling what if each episode was a year. Hear me out. This game takes place three years before Max comes back to Arcadia Bay. There are three episodes. Three being the key here. Each episode could have showcased a year in the life of Chloe and Rachel Amber, leading up to Rachel Amber’s demise before Max re-arrives in Arcadia Bay. Just a thought. It doesn’t mean that I don’t like the way things are going now, it just means that maybe this game could have been handled a little differently.

So I’m kind of split on this episode because I really want to love it as much as I loved the original Life is Strange game, but part of me was just bored with it. I think this has a lot to do with the fact that I feel like I have to play Chloe a certain way. I mentioned this in my last review and this is probably just a me thing. Anyway, the episode was a little long in my opinion and it wasn’t all that exciting. You see Chloe becoming more of the Chloe that she is in Life is Strange and while that’s great it’s also not so great because you already know this. Maybe it’s just me. Anyway, I did enjoy the foreshadowing that took place in this episode and it’s probably the most thought provoking part. Although Rachel Amber is basically put on a pedestal in Life is Strange because of her “disappearance,” in this game you can see her basically for what she is which is kind of two faced. She’s basically a born actress meaning that she’s phony. At this point I kind of regret making her and Chloe more than just friends because I feel like this kind of leads Chloe down an even darker path because she’s willing to do anything for Rachel. Don’t get me wrong though because I am a huge Pricefield shipper and have always been one, but I just feel like Rachel isn’t right for Chloe.

The playability of this episode is the same as last episode which means that the controls are still a little wonky. The walk around and looking around thing is weird and doesn’t always respond properly and it just makes the game a little frustrating to play at times. Other than that I had no problems with the game. I do have to say I kind of miss the rewind time thing. I know it was Max’s thing, but sometimes it just feels like I should have made a different decision than the one I did and if I had the rewind time power, I could have. Anyway this game isn’t about that so that’s on me. I will say that using Chole’s sarcasm is tricky at times because you really have to listen and you have to pick up on key words that the other person is saying to use it against them. It’s a fun little puzzle to solve but it’s time limited so you have to think on your feet.

The graphics for this game are the same as they were in Life is Strange and the first episode of this game. They aren’t bad graphics and are more cartoonish style which is fine with me because it’s what they did in the first game. Like I said before the graphics are just there and are nothing to write home about.

Finish this episode and graffiti your way through the town again in order to get yourself another 11 trophies closer to the platinum trophy for this game. The graffiti this time around was a little more trickier as I missed 4 of them even though I looked just about everywhere and did a ton of exploring. It wasn’t a problem going back though through collectible mode and finding which ones I missed so that I could easily get all of them.

There is of course no multiplayer for this game and there doesn’t have to be.

Overall I give this episode a 3.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ This episode doesn’t leave you wondering and picks up right where the first one left off showing you how Chloe gets expelled from Blackwall and how she gets her truck.
+ You’ll get an inside look into the life of the Amber’s and it shows that they just put on a front just like a lot of people.
+ The foreshadowing in this episode is strong and thought provoking.

What’s Not So Great:
A different side of Rachel kind of comes out during this episode and it’s a little unsettling.
The controls are still a little wonky and moving around and looking around aren’t as fluid as they should be.

Even though this episode got a little bit of a lower rating, I’m still looking forward to seeing how this game wraps up. I seriously don’t think that three episodes is enough because it only shows a short glimpse into what’s going on with Chloe and Rachel Amber and not the whole story. This might change in the last episode, but I kind of doubt it. Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see what the last episode and the farewell episode have to offer. I’m going to say that if you’re a Life is Strange fan that you’ve probably already got the whole deluxe edition for this game and are happily playing it. If you held off on getting this game, I would say to hold off a little longer until the full game is released and go from there. If you’re not a Life is Strange fan, I’m going to say and skip this one because obviously you didn’t like Life is Strange. Haven’t played either game? Then I’m going to say just stick to Life is Strange for the moment because that game is awesome.

SPOILERS! Below are my choices from the second episode.

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This Week in Trophies 11-19-2017 – 11-25-2017

This was a pretty exciting week for trophies because I finally reached my 8,000th trophy. That’s some pretty exciting stuff, hitting a trophy milestone. It make the rest of the week just seem like you can basically do anything when it comes to trophies. Let’s get into my weekly breakdown so you can see what I played and what trophies I was able to get.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins – 27%

This game is just huge and it’s taking me forever to get through. I’m seriously not complaining though because I am genuinely enjoying every second of it. I think that this is a great game that has a bunch of exploration, a super story to go with it, and just a lot of things that were fixed from previous Assassin’s Creed games. I’m enjoying it so much that I’ll be streaming it all week.

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Batman: The Enemy Within – 60%

The third episode for this game came out this week and I was able to play it. I can’t say much about it because I leave that for my reviews, which as you know because I tell you all the time, are seriously backed-up.

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – 52%

There’s only one trophy this week for this game, but it holds a special place in my heart because it was my 8,000th trophy. I went from hating trophies to loving them to getting to 8,000 of them. Anyway, at the moment I’m trying to level up as many characters a possible and working on the Barbarian. I’m not having a lot of fun with her and really can’t wait until she hits level 70 so I can move on.

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Star Wars Battlefront II – 33%

I finished the campaign mode this week and wow…that was really short. I mean I wasn’t expecting something of epic proportions but seriously it was only 10 hours at the most. Not really a campaign mode if you ask me. Not to mention the last mission completely glitched on me. Like glitched where I had to re-start the game and then when I restarted it my system completely crashed. Databases had to be rebuilt and it made me want to smash my controller into little tiny pieces.

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That was it for this milestone week. 26 trophies to add to my collection. Next week is going to be a lot of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, but I’ll also be trying to finish up South Park: The Fractured But Whole as I’m playing my mastermind difficulty playthough. I’ll also try to get into some Star Wars Battlefront II multiplayer while playing some Diablo III: Reaper of Souls and getting back into the Sims 4. It’s going to be a busy week and I’ll let you know how things turn out next week.

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Tentative Streaming Schedule for the Week of 11-26-2017 – 12-02-2017

Last week was a little rocky with the streaming schedule that I setup. In the middle, I finished my campaign of Star Wars Battlefront II and canceled one streaming session, but other than that everything ran pretty smoothly. With Star Wars Battlefront II campaign mode being completed, this week I’ll mostly be concentrating on Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Anyway, here’s my schedule for the week.

SUNDAY11-26-2017

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

MONDAY11-27-2017

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

TUESDAY11-28-2017

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

WEDNESDAY11-29-2017

No Stream

THURSDAY11-30-2017

6:00 pm – 8 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

FRIDAY12-01-2017

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

SATURDAY12-02-2017

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Assassin’s Creed: Origins

There you have it. My schedule for the week. I don’t think I’ll be finishing Assassin’s Creed: Origins any time soon so that’s why it’s on the schedule for the whole week. While I’m not streaming, I’m trying to finish up some games that I’ve already streamed and once I do that then I’ll be adding a new game into the mix.

I am always looking for suggestions on what you want to see me stream. I’m even open to doing a co-op stream if anyone is interested let me know and we can set something up. Also, if you miss any of my live streams, you can now catch them on my YouTube channel.

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Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series – Episode 4 – Who Needs You Review (PS4)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

After not liking this game series all that much in the beginning, it started growing on my the past few episodes to the point of where I was actually looking forward to this episode. That was mostly because of the cliffhanger ending to episode 3. When this episode finally came out I was pretty excited and made sure to play right away. You can watch my full playthrough of this episode here. Anyway, on with the review.

Episode 4 picks up right where episode 3 left off. You, as Peter Quill, either decided to power up the forge or destroy it. This can make your episode go in two different directions. Deciding to power up the forge myself, I quickly found it taken away by Hala, leader of the Kree. She’s going to use the forge to basically wake up an entire Kree army and take over the galaxy. After that you’ll find yourself in another choose me no choose me situation between Gamora and Rocket. You’ll once again have to make the choice of following your friend or following your potential love interest. It’s another no win situation as no matter what you’ll do you’ll piss off someone and potentially break up the guardians for good.

This was a pretty heavy episode that was pretty awesome. It had the crucial death of possibly two characters, which was shocking during my first playthrough, and it also told the tale of Drax and his daughter. The scene with Peter seeing inside of Drax’s memory was very poignant and it made a decision later on in the game either become very complicated or very simple depending on your own opinion and how your scene with Drax played out. This was probably the highlight of the episode as the rest of the episode was the usual deciding between Gamora and Rocket which seems to have become a staple point in this series. While this is getting a little over played and gives you some sigh worthy moments, the rest of the episode makes up for it with its action and adventure sequences. I think Telltale is best for really botching up their forth episodes and they don’t really do a good job of setting up the fifth and final episode, but this episode wasn’t like that and it was a pleasant surprise.

Unlike the decision problems that have been plaguing Batman: The Enemy Within and Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2, this episode had no problem keeping up with the decisions that were made in previous episodes. This was a good thing and in a game where decisions matter, this is really crucial in the gameplay and playability of the game. The Quicktime events, like the episodes before worked great, even though one final Quicktime event did trip me up because it happened really quickly and I wasn’t sure what it wanted. There was a bit of a problem with the loading times unfortunately with this episode and loading times were longer and the game felt like it was going to stall during these times. By now you would think that these issues would be non-existent, but it seems like while the first few episodes come up strong and have stellar performance, the later ones suffer. I don’t know why it doesn’t this and can’t offer any insight, but it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. Other than that the game ran bug and glitch free.

While playing I felt a little less critical of the graphics this time around. They’re the same graphics that have been there since the first episode, but by this time I’ve pretty much gotten used to them to the point where they haven’t been affecting my gameplay at all. So for the first time in three other reviews, I won’t be complaining about them and just taking them for what they are.

Finish this episode and you’ll get yourself another 6 trophies closer to getting the platinum trophy for this game. Just one more episode to go and you’ll finally have the platinum. Just play how you want and follow the story and you’ll be good to go. I know these are easy trophies, but I feel like they’re easy because Telltale wants you to actually concentrate on the story they’re trying to tell and not worry about the trophies. The trophies are just an added bonus for playing. If you think of it like that then it makes the platinum trophies seem less cheap.

As always, there is no multiplayer, but there is crowd play. Use it if you want or go the route that I do and completely ignore it all together. Either way the choice is yours.

Overall I give this episode a 4.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ Great story for this episode that ends on a what the hell kind of moment and sets up the final episode for this series.
+ Your decisions for this game actually matter as they carry over successfully from episode to episode.
+ Also the scene with Drax and his daughter was just done to perfection and setups one of the most toughest decisions of the series.

What’s Not So Great:
The loading times have taken a turn for the worst as not only was there an overload of them, but they seemed like they were going to stall the whole game out at any moment.
The constant choose me no choose me moments between Gamora and Rocket are becoming a little tiring.

I really did enjoy this episode though and am looking forward to the conclusion for what I’m assuming is only season one of this game. I think that it’s been successful enough that they’ll be making another season and there are so many possibilities to explore that it seems feasible that this will happen in the near future especially with The Walking Dead coming to an end. Anyway, since this game is so close to being finished, I would say that if you want to give this game a try this is probably the perfect time since if you take each episode slowly by the time you finish you’ll probably be getting ready to play the fifth episode since each episode release for this series has been consistent. If you want to wait for all five episodes to be released before playing, that’s totally understandable. I would say that if you’re a Guardians of the Galaxy fan you’ll want to pick this one up and even if you aren’t, like I was at first, you still might want to give this one a try.

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

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

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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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