Thankfully, for me anyway, the releases have stopped and now its time to work through some back log games. 2018 has been an incredible year for games and I’ve played a majority of the major releases, that I can think of.
In my Spider-Man PS4 review I mentioned that I was excited to get back into the game. I wanted to explore the digital version of NYC and web some bad guys to buildings. In my search for the platinum trophy, I did both of those things. I think in excess.
I should have stopped playing the game after beating it. But, I like going for cool platinums or platinums that don’t have ties to difficulty. The platinum trophy for this game is easily obtainable, just time-consuming. The more that I played the game the more apparent some of the issues became.
I’m glad I got the platinum trophy. I am not going to play this game again. At least for a while, I am a bit soured on the experience after completing the game 100%.
Playtime: 18 Hours-ish. Almost the perfect length for a story, but there is a ton more to accomplish in the game.
I originally didn’t want to play Spider-Man on release. However, when I heard about the length of the game on twitter from Insomniac Games, the developer, I jumped in right away. I’m glad I did. I find it hard to stay invested in longer games, but Marvel’s Spider-Man is just right. The game delivers on an enjoyable experience from start to finish without overstaying its welcome. In fact, it’s one of the few games I can’t wait to get back into directly after finishing. And I will as I search for that platinum trophy.
I feel like its important to point out I don’t follow the comics. I only follow the Marvel films, so my expectations for a Spider-Man story might be different than a comic reader.
TL,DR: At the end, as per usual. No Spoilers.
Early Access: SCUM versus Escape From Tarkov
I was originally going to write about SCUM and how I thought the game was poorly made and going to fail, citing lack of interest in early access titles and inability of some creators to understand the community and desire for a specific type of game. I thought the game looked bad without playing it and the complex menu system would ultimately doom the game to become the next DayZ.
We are about a month away from the chaos of fall gaming. The three month period of September, October, and November is the most contentious time in gaming. Most major new games come out in that period, usually yearly releases with some big names. I get it. Publishers need to get everything out before Black Friday and Christmas to increase sales.
At the end of 2017 I talked about a few of the games I was looking forward to in the coming year. But, I didn’t really mention a couple games that I’m looking forward too for whatever reason. Let’s talk about Spider-Man and Dragon Quest XI.