This week, the PS4 Attitude team has been playing more Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. Adding some much-needed diversity to the line-up, Matt has also been getting to grips with Lost Dimension, an upcoming Vita JRPG.
Destiny continues to hold my gaze on the PS4. Now that I’ve reached Level 20, and started to gather the equipment needed to hit the upper echelons (I’m currently at 23 Light), I’m doing my best to understand where the game goes now. I’ve joined a faction (Future War Cult, because the bonuses on offer suit my style of play) and I’m gaining reputation through Bounties, Strikes, Crucible engagements and more. Sometimes I get paired up with a couple of 30+ players in a Strike and we literally speed-run the entire thing. Sometimes, however, it is a slog. I’ve even soloed one Strike, and that was tougher than ever, although I’m convinced that the difficulty was adjusted down to allow for the fact I was on my own.
My only gripe so far is the inability to check out the Trials of Osiris, since nobody seems to play that mode and it never has enough players to launch. I suspect I’ll have to put my own team together, so my Destiny-playing friends can expect a call to arms on Twitter soon. Other than that, I picked up the two expansions (finally), on the understanding that both will help me get that all-important gear I need so much right now. We’ll see…
This week I continued to spend time playing Batman: Arkham Knight. I didn’t collect as many Riddler trophies as I had hoped, but I did play Harley Quinn’s DLC chapter for a while. It was pretty cool to play as someone other than Batman, and to use a different set of gadgets; I’m quite fond of her Jack-in-the-Box bomb. I’ve also been playing Lost Dimension on the Vita. It’s a cross between a visual novel and an action-RPG. So far it’s pretty interesting, and reminds me of games like Danganronpa and Zero Escape. I’ll have a lot more to say about the game in the coming weeks.
To be honest, as I’ve pretty much been playing just Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward and Batman: Arkham Knight, I probably could have copied and pasted last week’s PlayTime, and it would still apply. The only real difference is that I’m now approaching the end of Heavensward’s main story, which hasn’t disappointed. By this stage, it’s become obvious that not all plot threads will be wrapped up by the expansion’s conclusion (mainly because there are so many!), which is fine by me, as it suggests that much more content is coming in the future. Batman is still a lot of fun too, although I have to admit that I haven’t played it anywhere near as much as FFXIV this week!