This week, I ripped hundreds of demons a new one in DmC: Definitive Edition, Matt somehow managed to survive in the harsh world of Helldivers, Dolph was forced to settle for a quick burst of The Order: 1886, and Mitch unsurprisingly played a bunch of games I can’t even pronounce.
I had ambitions at the start of last week to burn the candle at both ends, burn the midnight oil, and burn through my burgeoning back-catalogue of PS4 and PS Vita games. Instead, I just crashed and burned; real life and travel getting in the way, once again. What was supposed to be a glorious week of gaming turned into a hasty session in The Order’s version of London. I only popped in to keep things moving forward, because I still haven’t had time to complete it. I wish I could have played more – everything from Transistor to Driveclub to GTA V are on my hit list (either because I missed them the first time around, or new content) – but alas, it wasn’t to be. You could say ‘I’m burning to play more on the PlayStation 4’. Hey – that rhymes!
With Awakened Fate Ultimatum coming out next week, I’ve finally gotten near the end of Guided Fate Paradox! I loved it, and in fact it’s had me enthralled the past few days, as I easily clocked in an extra 15 hours towards my playtime, and counting!
The Vita has seen plenty of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation action, and rhythm play in the form of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F and Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit! Other than Fate, I’ve been playing Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters and Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea, as well as Mortal Kombat on PS3, in preparation for Mortal Kombat X next month – I’m happy to see Sonya return, as I mained her in MK9!
I’ve finished and platinumed The Order: 1886, which is genuinely a solid game. It’s short and I experienced absolutely everything there was within less than ten hours, so I’d never attempt to justify full RRP for it as I’d have been gutted had I not borrowed it. However, the actual game (ignoring the price) was good fun. I’ve played Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare online a little too, but I’m not a huge fan of FPS games so don’t tend to spend too long on them at any one time.
This upcoming week sees the release of both Awakened Fate Ultimatum and Final Fantasy Type-0, the latter of which I’m getting the collector’s edition for, so expect to see those in next week’s PlayTime!
It’s been another week of Helldivers getting all my attention. I’m happy to say that I’ve gotten a lot better at the game, even managing to complete a few Level 6 planets all on my own. I can’t begin to imagine what a Level 12 is like. Smart use of strategems is the key to the game. My personal inventory always includes an ammo resupply, mech, distractor beacons, and a turret. So far I’ve had pretty good luck with that setup. Also, shotguns are the way to go in the game. Their power is amazing and you can upgrade them to get a decent firing range, too. I can’t wait to dive into more Helldivers this week!
Like Mitch, I too am getting the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector’s Edition this week. I never played the game when it first launched on the PSP, so I’m excited to try it out. I’m also really looking forward to the Final Fantasy XV demo that comes with it; maybe even more than the game itself.
As I touched upon last week, I’ve been playing a lot of DmC: Devil May Cry – Definitive Edition. I loved it the first time around, but the PS4 version is even better, and more than earns its ‘definitive’ moniker. From a technical standpoint, it holds up remarkably well, which is a testament to Ninja Theory’s superb art direction. Textures and lighting have been significantly improved, to the extent that there are times when you forget that the game originally released on PS3 two years ago. It’s also a great poster child for 1080p 60fps visuals.
As well as including all previously released DLC, there are even several new gameplay features, such as Turbo Mode, which increases the speed of the game by 20%; and it wasn’t exactly slow-paced to begin with! DmC is easily one of the best PS3-to-PS4 ports so far, and is only behind the likes of Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us: Remastered in terms of overall quality. I thoroughly recommend it to all hack-and-slash fans, even if you played the original.
And, at the risk of sounding like an echo, I am also getting the Collector’s Edition of Final Fantasy Type-0 this week, which I’m ridiculously excited for. Between Type-0, the FFXV demo, and the fact that I’ve recently become obsessed with FFXIV: A Realm Reborn all over again, I predict that the franchise will appear in my weekly PlayTime for the foreseeable future!