It’s been a fairly typical week at Attitude Towers, with PlayTime regulars Bloodborne, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and Zen Pinball 2 all making an appearance, along with new (but technically old) releases Steins;Gate and Ultra Street Fighter IV.
After being absent for the majority of May due to having stitches in my right hand, I’m finally starting to ease back into playing games again. This week I took things easy and just played a little Zen Pinball 2 on the PS4. The new Portal 2 table just came out, which is loads of fun and quite funny too. My hand is still a bit stiff so it’ll likely be a bit longer before I start racking up high scores again, so the rest of the PS4 Attitude team better use that time wisely getting a head start on scoring. Still, it feels great to finally be back.
I’ve been playing Steins;Gate (finally!), Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Pure Chess and Resident Evil: Revelations 2. I wish I didn’t wait so long to pick up the latter, as I’m having loads of fun with it! It’s nice to see Claire and Barry back in action, and Raid mode will keep me busy for ages. USFIV on PS4 has been good fun too, although I seem to only fight either Ryu or Ken online, which is starting to grate on me a little. It’s just hit June, and J-Stars releases this month; that’s one game I refuse to miss out on!
Taking a leaf out of Mitch’s book, it was all about Japanese games for me this week, starting with a return to Yharnam in Bloodborne. I’d been meaning to go back to it for a while, so I finally delved into the Chalice Dungeons, which I’d pretty much ignored until then. As intimidating as they are at first, they’re also hugely rewarding; speaking of which, I now only have a single trophy left until I unlock the platinum. To be honest, I didn’t expect to like Bloodborne as much as I do; it’s easily my favourite game of the year so far, and probably my favourite PS4 exclusive to date.
I also made a start on Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4. Although it’s been labelled as a bad port by the entire internet, I have to admit that I haven’t noticed anything wrong (other than the unfortunate instruction to ‘Press Start’, even though the DualShock 4 doesn’t have a Start button!). Then again, I’m about as far away from an SF expert as it’s possible to get, so I imagine the flaws would be more noticeable to pro players. Either way, it’s still been good fun so far.