It’s been a pretty standard week for the PS4 Attitude team; by which I mean we’ve been solving puzzles on a mysterious island, sneaking around North Africa in a cardboard box, and shooting Nazi zombies in their smug faces. Yep, nothing out of the ordinary there.
Slowly but surely, thanks to a heavy workload at the moment, I’m making it through Metal Gear Solid V’s single-player missions and side-ops. I wish it wasn’t taking me so long, but the fact is that I can’t spare more than about 3-5 hours each week right now, and that doesn’t get you very far in Snake’s world. Some missions can take thirty minutes to complete if you want to do them “properly” – in stealth mode, not being discovered, setting off alarms, or raising even a single exclamation mark above an enemy’s head.
And now that I’m deep in the African wilderness, I can tell the difficulty level is starting to spike, so I expect some of these will take even longer to complete. Of course, I could just load up on rocket launchers, assault rifles, and powerful side-arms to run-and-gun my way through, but where’s the fun in that? I’m a purist when it comes to MGS, so you can expect me to keep on blabbing about the game for a few more weeks yet. I haven’t even touched MGS Online yet, and a certain Mr. Drake is just around the corner too.
This week has seen some new additions to my play time, including Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, which I can’t talk about yet, although the review will be going live soon! I’ve also picked up Among the Sleep after being interested in it for a long time; having completed it in one sitting, I absolutely loved it and will be starting the DLC soon. I highly recommend it!
I’ve bought the season pass for Black Ops 3, mostly for the zombies maps, and the return of Der Riese from World at War is great fun as that was arguably my favourite zombies map to date. Star Wars Battlefront is still huge fun and I look forward to getting the season pass for that sometime too, which is odd as I’m not a big FPS fan, but I’ve found two I really like.
I played a little Pure Pool, some more Rocket League and the Street Fighter V beta (but not too much as the full game is out really soon), along with some Aeterno Blade, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and Amplitude. I’ve kept myself busy and had a lot of fun gaming this week and, with February now upon us, I’m looking forward to what will surely be one of the best months in gaming for me!
As I mentioned in last week’s PlayTime, Tuesday saw the release of The Witness; a game I’ve been looking forward to playing ever since it was shown at the PS4 announcement event three years ago. Strangely, I actually felt very overwhelmed when I first started, due to the game’s sheer ambition and complete lack of any sort of tutorial. However, slowly but surely, I’m gradually beginning to understand its intricacies, so no doubt I’ll have much more to say about it in the weeks to come.