With Christmas now well and truly over, half of the PS4 Attitude team found it difficult to fit in much gaming time. That said, as a group, we still managed stints on titles such as Amplitude, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Destiny, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power.
A return from the holidays means a reduction in gaming time, but thanks to a little email I received from Bungie this week, I put those precious minutes to good use.
You see, everyone in Destiny (if they play between certain dates) is getting some extra free goodies on the 12th January, and I needed to put in a few sorties to qualify for the complimentary – albeit virtual – stuff. I also picked up my Motes of Light and Strange Coins from the Postmaster, who happened to have a stack-load of them waiting for my return. Of course, with reduced gaming time available, it means that Snake, Vader, and Vault Boy all had to wait in the wings for their next opportunity to shine, but I’m sure they won’t be hanging around in the shadows for long.
It’s been a great week for gaming for me, with hours clocked in on The Witcher 3, Star Wars Battlefront and the recently released Amplitude which is proving to be an excellent rhythm experience with a great soundtrack.
I’ve revisited Rocket League, which is still great online with friends, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is keeping my attention; I’m glad to see that it is rumoured that Ubisoft is skipping it this year in favour of keeping up this quality. I’ve also revisited Fallout 4 after being far from enamoured with it, but I’m getting into it a bit more now.
The Vita has seen more Persona 4: Dancing All Night and a lot of Trails of Cold Steel, the latter of which you can expect a review of shortly.
In what can only be described as a miracle, this week I played some games other than Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward; I know – I was surprised too! I’m currently in the middle of a week’s worth of holiday off work, so I’ve been catching up on some of the games I’ve missed.
First up is the PS4 version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which remains one of my favourite games of all time. Few games present such an utterly captivating world, with memorable characters and an incredible soundtrack. The quality of the port itself is solid, with upscaled 1080p graphics and support for all major PS4 features such as Trophies, Remote Play and the Share button.
I’ve also made a good start on Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, which I’m hugely enjoying. Although in some ways it feels like a step back for the franchise (mainly due to its short length and lack of RPG elements), the new 3D gameplay works extremely well. As you’d expect from a Trine game, it also looks fantastic, so I’m looking forward to seeing the game’s later environments.