This was a really sad week for trophies. Personally this week was extremely busy for me and I didn’t have much time for gaming like I wanted. I really do hate weeks like this and do long for those weeks when I have almost an unlimited time to play games. Anyway, I was able to get some trophies this week so let’s have a look.
Anthem – 20%
Can I say how much I’m absolutely loving this game? Seriously, I did not think that I would love this game as much as I am. I am a little disappointed by the lack of romance options since it seems like everyone at the Fort is just constantly flirting with my Freelancer, but that’s fine. I’m really enjoying the story aspect of this game as well as the short amount of time that I have to play with other people.
LEGO The Incredibles – 65%
This game is taking me way longer than I had hoped to get the platinum trophy and that’s probably because rather than just playing each level over again, you have to do a specific thing to get a trophy for each level and that’s taking up a little more time than I want it too. I was able to clean up a few level trophies this week and some random ones, but I think it’s going to be another couple of weeks before the platinum comes for this game.
Tetris Effect – 51%
I’m really enjoying this funky little Tetris game and I have to say that out of all the Tetris games that I’ve played, excluding the original that this is my favorite. While I think this is just one of those games that I’ll play and not get the platinum trophy I’m having a fun time playing and this year was kind of about making gaming fun again so there you go.
There you have it a sad 15 trophies for the week especially when you compare it to my previous weeks of trophies. I kind of knew this would happen this month going in, so I’m not that disappointed, but still what can you do. Anyway, for the upcoming week, I’m going to work on LEGO The Incredibles a little more and plan to get at least a level a day in so that I can maybe have it finished within the next two weeks, continue to play Anthem any chance that I get, and play some more Tetris Effect. As you can see I still couldn’t get myself to play that second episode of Life is Strange 2. It’s like my mind has a mental block on it. Anyway, I’ll let you know how things turn out next week.
This is one of those games that caught me by surprise because I just happened to see the trophy list on PSNProfiles.com before the game was released. The cute little doggie in the game picture made me click on the trophy list and the rest was just a given. I purchased this game day one along with my buddy @tjarvinen86 and had a friendly little competition to see who could get the platinum trophy first. He totally won, so kudos to him and after some time, well a lot of time, I finally got the platinum trophy for this game, so it’s time for a review.
Word Search by POWGI is exactly what the title says that it is. It’s a word search game made up of 324 puzzles. All the puzzles are different and you’ll have to find all different kinds of words within each puzzle.
I really enjoyed this game on the PS4, I’ll get to the PS Vita in a minute. This was just one of those games that I could relax and play. Games like this are good for stressful days as you really don’t have to think about anything while you play. For me, the background music got super annoying super fast so that was when I would just turn the background music off and put my headphones on and play. That way I had my own music and a way to destress, not to mention the puzzles were fairly simple.
The playability of this game for the PS4, still getting to the PS Vita in a minute, was super simple. All you had to do was scan the board for the word you were looking for, click the first or last letter, and highlight the word. If you had the right word, you received an orange highlight and you were good to go. There were also no bugs or glitches which was just so relieving after playing games that were plagued with bugs and glitches.
The graphics for this game were super simple. I did find that playing on the PS4 put a little strain on my eyes because of the way the board filled my TV screen, also the orange highlight on the words became a little too much at times and an option to change the highlight color would have been nice.
Both the PS4 and PS Vita version of this game had the same exact 34 trophies to get and all you had to do to get them was play the game and finish all of the puzzles. There were some special trophies based on playing style, but there wasn’t anything super difficult about them making this double platinum game super easy.
PS Vita Version
I also enjoyed this game on the PS Vita. For me, it was a great way to be productive while I watched a really boring TV show or movie. All I had to do was hook up my Vita and play. The game doesn’t really require you to pay that much attention to it so you can multitask while playing.
The playability of this game relied solely on the touch screen and this was one of the games where I wish it didn’t. I suffer from fat fingers and trying to highlight some of the words just didn’t work at times as I just highlighted the wrong word and had to do it again. This made for some rage inducing moments and just the option to use the controls on the PS Vita instead of the touch screen would have been nice.
I found the graphics to be more fitting for the PS Vita version of this game. The sizing for the board was perfect and put less strain on my eyes than the PS4 version. A change to a different highlight option would have been nice for this version as well as there was way too much orange on the screen depending on the puzzle size.
There was no multiplayer for this game, but for the PS4 version, there was some good old fashioned couch co-op for up to 4 people. This was a neat addition, but I didn’t utilize it as I haven’t found my player two yet. I’m sure she’s out there somewhere just waiting to play word search games with me.
Overall I give this game a 4.5 out of 5.
What’s Great: + On both the PS4 and PS Vita this is a cool little game that you can play to help destress yourself or to multitask with because it doesn’t require a lot of attention. + Playability on the PS4 is good and there are no bugs or glitches on the PS4 or PS Vita version of this game. + The graphics for this game are simple and the game doesn’t try to be something that it’s not. The graphics were better sized for the PS Vita though.
What’s Not So Great: – Fat fingers and touch screen only play style on the PS Vita just does not work at all. – The board sizing on the PS4 version can be a little off at times as it tries to fit your TV screen. This made the game difficult to play at times as your eyes start to strain. Not to mention the orange highlight that was covering the found words was just a little too much orange and it didn’t help that the color couldn’t be changed.
For the very low price of $7.99 you get both the PS4 and PS Vita version of this game and that’s great value right there. Especially if you’re a trophy hunter. Even if you aren’t a trophy hunter, this is still a great relaxing game to play. It suffers from a few mishaps, but nothing major. If you’re a fan of word search games or if you’re looking for a small relaxing game, look no further because this is that game.
Not as great as the past two weeks, which were really great, I played a bunch of different games and got a decent amount of trophies, but the trophy count was much less and I’m thinking that this is going to continue for the rest of the month. This is fine with me as it happens, so let’s get into a breakdown of my trophies and see what I played this week.
Anthem – 14%
So this game has kind of been a running joke for me. I always said that the only reason why I pre-ordered this game was to keep BioWare in business so that they can continue to make Dragon Age 4. When I first started playing this game on Friday, I thought that I wouldn’t pick it up again because it just wasn’t the normal BioWare game that I was used to. Anyway, yesterday I figured I would give it another chance since I did just spend $60 on it and I have to say that I did not put that game down for 6 whole hours. I just couldn’t stop playing as the story began to draw me in and the multiplayer portion isn’t all that bad as you really only have to tolerate random people for about 30 minutes at a time tops. This is great and with the two patches that were recently installed, things are changing all the time. The only thing I really miss in the game are the classic BioWare romance options. Where are those? Stupid T rating. All these characters flirting with my Freelancer and I can’t even flirt back. Sad. Just sad.
LEGO The Incredibles – 48%
In typical LEGO fashion, I’m just about done with this game and just have to go back now and re-do each level to be able to get all of the trophies and get the platinum for this game. Once that is done I’m done with this LEGO game and LEGO games in general for probably half the year. Anyway, I’m hoping to get the platinum trophy for this game soon.
Tetris Effect – 35%
I’ve been playing this game on and off this week when I have small periods of time to game. Which actually turned out to be a lot this week. The easy trophies that I was able to get right away are basically done and all that are left are the pretty hard ones. This is just one of those games that will keep randomly appearing on this list as long as I continue to play and a trophy pops every once in a while.
Mixups by POWGI (PS Vita) – 100%
Another POWGI game done and gone. This was an easy platinum since I wrote down all of the answers. I’m just smart like that. Anyway, my POWGI reviews start this week so you should be seeing this review in about 4 weeks since there are three other POWGI games in front of it.
There you have it, a total of 51 trophies this week. It doesn’t compare to the 80+ trophies that I’ve been getting, but it was something. I can tell you for sure that this upcoming week I won’t even be reaching the 50 mark and I’ll be lucky to hit 10 trophies. This is fine though because I’ve had a great couple of weeks. Anyway, for this week the plan is to finish up LEGO The Incredibles, play a lot more Anthem because I’m kind of hooked, and once again try to get that second episode of Life is Strange 2 in. I just can’t seem to do it, but I will try. I’ll also be playing some more Tetris. I’ll let you know how everything turns out next week.
I can’t believe that we’re already going to be in March already. I feel like this year hasn’t even scratched the surface of great games that are coming out. I’m super excited for this year in gaming and am still keeping my promise to only pre-order one game a month if that month has something in it for me to play and work on my backlog if not. Let’s see what’s in store for March.
*Just as a side note, my list of March 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.*
Dead or Alive 6 – PS4
Left Alive – PS4
Devil May Cry 5 – PS4
RICO – PS4
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – PS4
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – PS4
One Piece: World Seeker – PS4
Fate/EXTELLA LINK ‘Fleeting Glory’ – PS4
American Ninja Warrior Challenge – PS4
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – PS4
The Princess Guide – PS4
Generation Zero – PS4
MLB The Show 19 – PS4
There you have it, the games that will be coming out in March. For me, this is kind of a bland month so it’s not that difficult to see that I’ll only be ordering Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. I enjoyed the first game even though I didn’t finish it and feel like I bought it too late in order to be able to play it with friends and so on. Anyway, I’m not waiting this time and I’m going to get the sequel day one.
Now it’s your turn. What game are you looking forward to this upcoming month? I know a lot of you will be playing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, but there will also be a lot of you playing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which I really have no interest in. Let me know down in the comments section what you’ll be playing in March and I’ll see you next month to go over the games coming out in April!
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?
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.
Another interesting week in trophies for me as I started some games, finished some games, started some new games. This was even one of those weeks where I feel like I just didn’t game that much. We’ll take a look at my stat’s and see just how much I did or didn’t game this week.
Mixups by POWGI (PS4) – 100%
So I bought this game this week and even finished it so that means that I can’t talk about it here. I swear that all of these reviews for the POWGI games are coming, it’s just that I can’t keep up with them because I complete them so quickly.
LEGO The Incredibles – 28%
I continued to play this game this week and am just about at the end of playing this game. I think I have one more short stream for this game and then I should be done and go on my trophy hunting way to get the platinum trophy for this game. I’m missing a bunch of trophies so far and that’s ok because I’m sure I’ll have tons of fun going back and getting all of the collectibles and what not from each level and around the town. Sarcasm.
Tetris Effect – 31%
I’m enjoying playing this game casually as this isn’t one of those games that you just play for hours and hours on end because it’s that great. It’s just one of those games I use to kill some time when I need to and don’t want to get into a heavy story based game. Even though this game is still super trippy, it’s a fun one.
Word Sudoku by POWGI (PS Vita) – 100%
I was also able to finish this game this week and get the platinum trophy for it. I’ll be including the PS Vita versions of the POWGI games reviews in with my PS4 reviews just to keep things simple and that way it won’t be all that repetitive since the main game is basically the same and it’s just the playability that’s different.
One Word by POWGI (PS Vita) – 100%
I started this game this week and finished it. This review will also be combined with my PS4 review which I swear is coming up soon!
There you have it, a total of 89 trophies for the week. Definitely a good week and for a short month this is great. I’m not sure I’ll be hitting this number again for the upcoming week as I try to finish LEGO The Incredibles, play some more Tetris Effect, start Mixups by POWGI on my PS Vita and try to get in that second episode of Life is Strange 2. I’m having a really hard time playing that game. Anyone else? Anyway, I’ll let you know how everything turns out next week.
I started this game way back in 2016 and it wasn’t until last year, at the urging of my buddy @tjarvinen86, that I picked it back up and started playing again. Even though I now had some consistent help, it still seemed to be one of those games that would end up on my I Never Finished…Because blog. I busted my ass though and did a major grind on this game and even went as far as setting up a gaming session to get the platinum trophy. With the platinum trophy proudly mine for this game I can finally say, it’s time for a review.
In Dying Light, you play as Kyle Crane who is an undercover agent for the GRE. Quite literally dropped off in Harran, Kyle’s initial mission is to find rogue politician and newly established war lord Rais. That is until Kyle gets bitten by a zombie. Rescued by Jade, Kyle will be taken to the Tower to be treated and see first hand what’s been going on in Harran. Working with both the Tower and the GRE, Kyle will have to decide if he’s going to continue working with the GRE or go rogue himself and help the people of Harran.
I initially bought this game because even though I don’t enjoy horror games, I do like zombie games. I had already played both Dead Islands on the PS3 and this promised to be something different. Perhaps a better, more worked out version of Dead Island. Not all that different though in the end because if you’ve bashed in the head of one zombie using a wrench, which you totally have to do for a trophy this time around, it’s basically the same no matter what game you play. What this game did add though was a first person parkour to it making this this basically Mirror’s Edge with zombies. I did think the game was a decent one even though the story was a little stale and the main character was unlikeable. I found Kyle to be just as unlikeable if not more unlikable than L.A. Noire protagonist Cole Phelps. Kyle was just a guy that I couldn’t root for and by the end I really didn’t care about him.
The playability of this game was just awkward. There just something about first person parkour that just never seems to work out right. The initial button mapping was awkward and I found myself constantly falling off something, a radio tower, a bridge, a roof, you name it and I fell off of it. The only thing that worked really well in this game was the melee. Bashing in a zombie’s head or slicing off a limb with a sharp object was just glorious and a highlight of this game. The gun play on the other hand needed some work as it was basically just shooting from the hip the entire time. While this worked sometimes, it didn’t work all the time. Other than that the game suffered from some bugs and glitches, but nothing too extreme.
Graphic wise I would say that while this game was impressive in 2016, in 2019 it’s pretty lackluster. Zombies and people besides the main characters become repetitive and so did the environment in the two different area’s of this game. While they aren’t the worst graphics, the slow motion when getting a good kill was a nice touch, they aren’t the best graphics either and have not held up well at all.
There are a total of 51 trophies for the base game and another tacked on 18 trophies for the DLC. While the trophies aren’t all that difficult, they will require a major grind especially for random events and at least three other people to play with. I had the biggest problem with the Homo Homini Lupus Est trophy, which had me saving 15 survivors from Rais’s men, because this is the least likely event to spawn. This was the last trophy that I needed for the platinum and I had to play the same mission over and over again to get it. This took me around an additional 10 hours to finish the game which was not fun.
The first time I played this game, I played with some random dude who then became my random stalker. The next time I played this game was with my buddy @tjarvinen86 and I had a blast with the co-op. This game was meant to be played with other people and it’s sad that the servers for this game are kind of dead and if you want to play with people you will have to setup a gaming session. Quick shout out to my gaming session buddies Coco, Eagle, and Hitman. There’s also a “Be The Zombie” mode, but I didn’t pay attention to it.
Overall I give this game a 3 out of 5.
What’s Great: + The story, although a little cliched is a decent one and better than Dead Island. + The slow motion melee is just glorious at times, especially when you get an awesome kill on a random zombie. + When you can find people to play with, the co-op is pretty fun even though you’re all basically playing as Kyle Crane.
What’s Not So Great: – While in 2016 this game probably looked great, the graphics don’t really hold up to today’s standards and already look outdated. Not to mention the environments are stale and repetitive. – First person parkour games rarely work out and this is a first person parkour at it’s worst. There’s also the face that while the melee is a highlight, the gun play is not. – Kyle Crane is extremely unlikeable and it makes the game as a whole suffer because no one wants to play as a douchebag.
While this is a huge step up from Dead Island, it still wasn’t the zombie game that I was looking for. I wanted something with more story, with more depth to it, and this just didn’t have it. I feel like this game could have had so much potential, especially if it had some more RPG elements added to it. That being said, I will say that I’m pretty excited for Dying Light 2. I hope that the mistakes made in Dying Light have been rectified and Techland has learned from their mistakes. I would say that if you’re desperate for a zombie game that I would choose this over Dead Island any day. I’m not sure if you’re going to have to play Dying Light in order to understand Dying Light 2, but so far it doesn’t look like it so I would say if you want to play Dying Light 2 that you can just skip this game since you aren’t missing much.
As many of you know, I took a little mental health break this week which meant that I didn’t blog at all. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to, but it was because I needed it. There are so many things going on in my life right now that I just needed a break from something. I hate that it had to be from blogging because honestly, I love doing this stuff. I love writing about games, movies, and everything else and this isn’t the real stress in my life. It’s actually a mixture of a lot of other things that are unavoidable and unfortunately those are the things that pay me to continue to blog so while I had to keep doing those things, the blogging had to be taken a break from. I am back this week and will continue on with my normal blogs, starting with this one because it’s been one hell of an interesting trophy week.
Word Sudoku by POWGI (PS4) – 100%
Let’s start with my first platinum trophy of the week. Yes, there were more than one. My reviews are completely backed up now but since I got the platinum trophy for this game I can’t say much about it but I promise the reviews are coming and I’ll let you know what I think about the game when my review comes out.
One Word by POWGI (PS4) – 100%
My second platinum trophy for the week. There’s still one more to come. I played this game in a day so I really can’t say much about it here. I know it sucks because I want to talk about these games, but I also want you guys to come back for my review so my lips are sealed until then.
LEGO The Incredibles – 22%
I wanted to start something new this week and I did. It felt like forever since I last played a LEGO game and decided to give this one a go because of my love for The Incredibles. So far, I’m finding this game to be really short as I should finish with the main story in one more gaming session before going back and getting the rest of the trophies. Hopefully the rest of the game will actually take a little more time.
Tetris Effect – 27%
Because I had already finished two games, I figured why not start as many games as I finished. Makes sense right? It does to me anyway. So Tetris Effect. I feel like I get suckered into every single Tetris game that comes out because of my love for Tetris and everything Tetris and this is one of those games. Don’t get me wrong it’s a new and interesting take on Tetris that has both regular play and VR play, but this game is trippy as hell. I have no idea how someone would actually play this game in VR. I mean seriously, I can play maybe an hour at a time tops before this thing starts to really bug out my eyes and I have to stop. That being said, I am enjoying playing this game in small does.
Word Search by POWGI (PS Vita) – 100%
This is my third and final platinum for the week and it was one that was a long time coming. Since I’m so backed up on reviews I won’t be doing two separate reviews for the PS4 version of this game and the PS Vita version. They’re both identical games just played on different platforms, but I will be adding in a PS Vita section into my review of the game so that it won’t be left out.
Word Sudoku by POWGI (PS Vita) – 25%
Since I finished my current PS Vita game, I needed a new one and this was it. While I know all the basics about this game because I played on the PS4, I’m still getting used to the controls and it’s taking me a little while to get this game completed. I found Word Search to be a little more easier to play on the PS Vita, but I’m still having a fun time playing this game between bouts of boring TV.
There you have it, a whopping 83 trophies this week, 3 of them being platinum trophies. I’m really happy with this number as I spent a lot of time gaming this week and it not only showed but it paid off. Now for the upcoming week, I plan on finishing Word Sudoku by POWGI on the PS Vita and then starting and hopefully finishing One Word by POWGI for the PS Vita. While I’m doing that I’ll have one more stream of LEGO The Incredibles to finish the main story in stream before going off and finishing that game away from stream. I’ll also get in some more time for Tetris Effect and hopefully have just as an exciting week when it comes to trophies to tell you about next week.
There really wasn’t a lot of time to game this week because once again life just gets in the way. I really feel like I need some time to just be able to game and relax, but that doesn’t seem like it’s going to be happening any time soon. I’ll get whatever I can get though and this week I got a platinum trophy, so let’s take a look at my trophies for the week.
Word Search by POWGI (PS Vita) – 85%
This remains my game of choice as I watch some episodes of Gotham every once in a while or some other boring TV show that I feel the need to watch but not really pay attention to. Anyway, I was able to lock down two more trophies for this game and should have the platinum trophy soon.
Word Search by POWGI (PS4) – 100%
I finally got the platinum trophy for this game this week, so that means that I won’t be saying much about this game at all until my review. This is still a few weeks away and I’m hoping that I can get the platinum for the PS Vita version at the same time so that I can combine the reviews.
There you have it, a total of 12 trophies for the week, but at least one was a platinum. I want to make solid gaming plans this week, but I just can’t. It’s really impossible for me to lay out any kind of schedule for gaming at this point in time so I’m just going to take it as it comes and I’ll let you know how I did next week.
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.