There was an eclectic mix of games on the PS4A playlist this week, including Destiny, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, Leo’s Fortune, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul, Super Time Force Ultra, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and more.
I didn’t get a lot of time to play this week, thanks to taking a short break from all things work-related. But when I did get to sit on the PS4 for any length of time, I did so with a copy of Destiny spinning in the Blu-ray drive.
Since the release of The Taken King, and the associated updates to the main game that came with it, Destiny feels better than ever. The new level/Light system fixes a lot of the problems that marred the original release, most notably the ability to move up the ranks while keeping a high level of individuality. In the original game, it was really just a race to be like everyone else, but the new system has fixed that. Thanks to a lack of play time this week, I’ve only reached level 38 rather than the 40 that everyone else has seemingly reached, but I’m maybe 45 minutes of play away from catching up. You can expect me to do that and more in the coming week. I might even put Battlefield: Hardline in the slot for a few hours to find out what my season pass paid for recently.
This week I didn’t have much free time, but I did manage to play a little of Disgaea 5 and Super Time Force Ultra. It’s nice to see the Disgaea franchise finally make its way to PS4, and it looks absolutely beautiful. I’ve only just started playing so I haven’t gotten that far, but I can see myself spending a lot of time with the game. Super Time Force Ultra, on the other hand, is a little bit too chaotic for me. The ability to rewind time is cool but can be somewhat frustrating. It’s just not my cup of tea, unfortunately.
I got a few new games this week but the stand-out one by far is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I never thought it would live up to the hype, but I’m blown away by it, as it’s utterly fantastic. MGSV feels even barer in comparison, but I thankfully sold that on and haven’t looked back. I also bought Far Cry 4 which I’m enjoying, as well as Dragon Age: Inquisition (I haven’t started this one yet) and Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul, which you’ll be able to read my thoughts on soon. Disgaea 5 has had a bit more play time too, and my review for that went up a couple of days ago!
I’ve played Rocket League and The Last of Us Remastered online some more too, and plan to get into a whole lot more of The Witcher and Sword Art Online this week; the latter of which I’m running on hype for since I’ve been re-watching the anime. I think I’ll also play some more Persona 4 Golden with my new PlayStation TV, which I’m very pleased with as it plays most of the games I want it to, although I’m sad that it won’t run Final Fantasy IX.
Once again, most of my gaming time was spent tranquilising (and then Fulton extracting) every single enemy soldier who crossed my path in the incredible Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I’m about a third of the way through the game now, and it’s still just as absorbing as it was when I first began, if not more so. To echo my thoughts from last week, it genuinely does get better every time I play it, and I absolutely can’t wait to see what I discover next.
As well as continuing with MGSV, I also started Leo’s Fortune, an awesome 2D puzzle-platformer, which was created by a former DICE employee. As well as being great fun, it’s also a great example of how to handle a mobile-to-console port, as the PS4 version looks great, and the controls feel perfect with a DualShock 4. It’s also at the cheaper end of the market as far as recent PSN releases go, so it’s well worth a download if you’re a fan of the genre.