Since Journey is probably the game I’ve heard the most about since it came out on PS3, I was really looking forward to trying it out. Maybe it was because it was so hyped but I wasn’t overly enchanted with it. People always describe it as this amazing emotional experience, but honestly I felt much more of that with ‘Bound’ and ‘Entwined’. I’m definitely going to keep playing it once I’ve gotten through my list, apparently it only takes an hour and a half to get through it, but that’s probably if you know what to do lol. I’d probably add a few more hours on for my playthrough, with my habit of running around looking at everything and trying to figure shit out.

 

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Haha omg Just Cause 3 has the best opening scene in a game, that cover of ‘Firestarter’ just made it for me. I didn’t play much because I got stuck early on and have since gone hunting on Youtube to see if I was doing anything wrong, so I’ll need to jump back in and keeping going, but I will probably start a whole new game just to go through the opening again lol. From what I’ve heard this is a good game to just run around and do crazy things, I’m looking forward to getting into it. I’ve never played any other Just Cause game but I’m not worried about that, I’m not taking it too seriously.

 

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That was all for the Js, and I only have a few Ks too, starting with a game I knew nothing about until starting it up – Killing Floor 2. I’m not usually a fan of first person shooters, but I can usually play them, that wasn’t the case here. The controls were awful, when I used a gun it took forever to reload so I was quickly swarmed by gross zombie things, I just didn’t like it. I found it really annoying to play, I might watch someone else on Youtube play it to see if it has an interesting story or whatever, but otherwise I probably won’t touch this again.

 

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The next game was another one I knew nothing about, and I wasn’t pumped for it based on the name and icon – King’s Quest. I believe it’s either  a remake or a kind of sequel of sorts to a much older game of the same name. Turns out it’s an episodic game and Playstation Plus only offers the first episode – which is now free for everyone anyway, so as far as value goes I think it’s BS. That said, I had LOADS of fun playing it, it’s funny, charming and I really enjoy the imaginative gameplay. I didn’t finish the first episode because I was playing for awhile and needed to go to bed, but I see the full game is on sale for a really low price at the moment so I’m definitely going to grab it.

 

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Knack is one of the first games you could get for the PS4, but I was never interested in getting it back then, it looked like some kiddie thing I wouldn’t get into, but when I saw that it was in the lineup for PS Plus I was pleased. I had seen a trailer for it and it actually looked really cool, and I was looking forward to checking it out. Two hours later I was still playing, I’d gotten through multiple chapters and would have happily kept playing except I knew I had to move on to the next game. In other words, it’s a thumbs up from me!

You play a character whose name is Knack (funny that), he’s not human, he was basically put together in a lab, using old ‘relics’ and he can get bigger or smaller depending on what the situation calls for by adding more relics to his body, or removing them. It’s definitely a unique experience, and I’ll definitely be back for more.

 

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Even though I’m not into fighting games, I was itching to try Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, because come on – who wouldn’t?

Sadly I just got my ass kicked over and over LOL. It’s got me hooked though, I wanna keep playing.

 

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It’s hard to describe the next game – Laser Disco Defenders. I really like it, the art style, the aesthetics and the music, along with the fact that it’s fun to play. Basically you’re floating around in ‘caves’ with the aim of destroying certain things with lasers (and then avoiding those same lasers because they ricochet off the cave walls for infinity once you fire them so you have to try and float around them) until you open up a porthole to float into so you can move on to the next level. I made it to level 3 but I haven’t managed to get past that. I will though! *shakes fist*

 

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I’m a huge fan of Lego games, ever since they came with actual voice acting at least. I completed ‘Lego Marvel Heroes’, platinum trophy and all – on disc, and the platinum requires you to basically complete every single thing in the game so I have no reason to play it again. That’s why I was really happy when they came out with Lego Marvel’s Avengers. I waited until it was on sale on the PS Store and have had it sitting in my library since. I think it was the memory of just how big Marvel Heroes was that has kept me from starting it up, but the mission required it so I dove right in.

From what I can tell it’s based on the Avengers movies, I completed the first level and it kind of covered the beginning of Age of Ultron, very loosely. It was never going to be a matter of whether I liked it or not since I knew I would, it was going to be when I was going to get around to actually playing it! The idea of trying to get the platinum seems kind of exhausting after Marvel Heroes, but I at least want to finish the game. I also need to pick up Marvel Heroes 2!

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How have I never heard of Letter Quest (Remastered)? I had an appointment today and I kept having to check my watch to make sure I would leave the house in time, because I couldn’t stop playing this game. It’s like a combination of RPG and Scrabble, you run along and have to fight monsters, but this is done by spelling out words from a random combination of letters given to you. The better the word, the more damage you do to you opponent. You unlock all kinds of things you can purchase using gems rewarded for defeating monsters, power ups that do more damage, steal health, give bonuses for double letter words etc. It’s just so much FUN. I think I will have trouble staying away from this, I’ll likely download it to my Vita so I can play it on my breaks at work etc.

 

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Last but certainly not least, I’m going to put these games together like I did Infamous SS and FL – Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before The Storm.

I don’t feel I need to say much, my friends know how much I love the first game, one of the most memorable games I’ve played and an outstanding soundtrack. It’s a game I highly recommend to anyone who loves a good story, as long as you don’t mind becoming emotionally invested in the characters. I have started Before The Storm, but I’ve yet to finish it. I haven’t been able to quite get into it like I did the original, but I’m sure I’ll get there when I really get into the story.

 

The rest of L will come in the next entry!

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