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#14219161 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/3: End of Year Sale! $0.99 Ninjin, $9 Dir...

Posted by guardian_owl on 16 October 2019 - 05:16 PM

any thing on sale that's also a quick plat?

I need 3 more to finish up my pass for sony rewards before it gets cut

Range from 2-8 hours, GO would likely be the shortest depending on how quickly you resort to looking up solutions. The others are 5-8 hours and the list is in increasing order of length:

Lara Croft GO $2.49

Black Mirror $5.99

Murdered Soul Suspect $1.99

Wolf Among US S1 $7.49

 

Claire is supposed to be a short one, but I haven't played through it yet.




#14217859 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/3: End of Year Sale! $0.99 Ninjin, $9 Dir...

Posted by guardian_owl on 11 October 2019 - 04:03 PM

I do have to wonder since PSN is apparently so haphazardly cobbled together how much of not allowing crossplay for all titles was a business decision and how much of it was some kind of technical limitation that would have required a lot of effort to fix. I mean it was a herculean effort on Sony's part just to figure out how to implement PSN name changes. 

 

 Maybe I'm just find of the good 'ol days where I felt input was valued. Remember voting on a ps+ game? At least they were trying something new based on input, albeit short lived.

I can understand why they stopped doing that. Since they were 3-way votes, unless one title wins by blockbuster margins, there is going to be more people disappointed that their choice was not selected than people excited that their pick was a winner. If all 3 votes are close, then slightly less than 2/3rds of the voting populace will come away from the experience disappointed.

 

 




#14194834 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/3: End of Year Sale! $0.99 Ninjin, $9 Dir...

Posted by guardian_owl on 31 July 2019 - 05:07 PM

I feel like finding a good guide for an indie or more niche title has always been pretty hit or miss to be honest. Always ends up with me on some random barely filled wiki or on Steam since people actually use the guide feature there.

 

Also unsure which site you usually check but it feels like most of the trophy community prefers psnprofiles these days over anything else. I end up finding a lot of guides on there that aren't on playstationtrophies. Or worse yet is you go to the forum on playstationtrophies and there is a perfectly good guide sitting there but no one on staff or whatever has converted it into a guide. That site in general does not feel very well maintained anymore.

It is much easier to do guides on Psnprofiles as they have templates to enter the information into and format the text, playstationtrophies has pretty specific formatting requirements that you have to do yourself. Also to consider is the volume of indie games coming out has increased considerably it seems every year. When I did one one for the indie game Infernium, psnprofiles said only like 20 users of the site had played the game in the 7 months since its release. The greater the volume of indie games, the fewer the people playing each game, and the less likely there is going to be a person among the player base who will take the time to write one.




#14189717 PSN Weekly Deals - 12/3: End of Year Sale! $0.99 Ninjin, $9 Dir...

Posted by guardian_owl on 16 July 2019 - 03:09 AM

I read that The Bard's Tale Remastered is a poorly done port of the mobile version but I never played the game on it's original console and I'm interested. Anyone have more insight into this, have there been any patches? The price is very tempting.

 

Update: It's in the $1 tier of the PlayStation indie humble bundle, now I'm definitely considering it.

They patched it over a year after release which fixed the trophy glitches and reportedly the problem with water effects causing the framerate to dip a ton on the PS4 version. One of the patch notes is "PS4 only: Fix Random crashes / issues during level transition. Performance Enhancements: Water Simulation & Particles." I played it on vita at release and it ran fine unless there were a ton of effects going on the screen. There were some scripted events which would get stuck and I would have to reload from the nearby save point to fix it or press O to skip the rest of the dialogue. But it's hard to say if that is inherent in the source material or a problem with the port.

 

After it was patched I just opened it long enough to get credit for purchasing maps which were the last trophies I needed for the plat so I don't know if they fixed any of the problems with the scripted events.
 




#14187523 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 10 July 2019 - 07:36 PM

If you are thinking of buying Bard's Tale Remastered on sale for $3 or Grim Fandango Remastered for $3.74, there is a way to get it cheaper than that for the next 13 days. The Humble PS4 Indie bundle has come back around again. That has Bard's Tale Remastered, Grim Fandango Remastered, and InnerSpace in the $1 tier.

https://www.humblebu...n-rebundle-2019




#14172805 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 06 June 2019 - 09:30 PM

Looks like I can finally buy some PS4 games this year.  I really haven't bought anything for six months.

 

Looking at maybe getting some or all of these, wish more VR titles were on sale

 

DARK SOULS III – DELUXE EDITION 21.24

Unless you abhor discs there's little reason to get the digital version at that price. The normal price of the physical DSIII: Fire Fades edition (which includes all the DLC) is $20 everywhere (best buy, amazon, gamestop, etc). I don't know why they are still selling the deluxe bundle for a base price of $85 on PSN as there is nothing extra included like avatars or themes or anything. Better to just get it physical.




#14151567 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 05 April 2019 - 02:26 PM

Do arcade archive and NeoGeo games ever go on sale on psn? It seems Xbox recently started including some in their weekly sales, Ive been buying them all. I just rather have them on my PS4.

They do go on sale infrequently. Some of the older arcade archives have been on sale previously, but not since 2016. Some of the neo geo ones have been on sale as recently as Aug 2018. 




#14150473 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 02 April 2019 - 06:30 PM

Unless you were one of the ones who didn't get it when it was free. Imagine that kick in the teeth. Also, I'm pretty sure it wasn't tied to Plus.

It was tied to PS+, It had the normal discount for everyone above 50% (I think it was like 66% or something) and then instead of putting in a slightly higher discount for PS+ people, they accidentally retyped in the same number as the normal discount so the % discount was greater than 100% and it displayed as something like "-34%" off, making the game bundle free to purchase.




#14150439 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 02 April 2019 - 05:45 PM

There are 3 free pieces of DLC for The Surge which add new enemies, new armor, and several extra weapons to the game.
Cutting Edge Pack - Adds 3 new enemy types, each with a unique armor set and weapon
Fire & Ice Weapon Pack - Give 5 fire based weapons and 5 ice based weapons to enemies in the game, which you can dismember to collect.
Cobalt Control Rod - Start with this staff weapon in your inventory.

 

edit: forgot about one more free DLC, the Creo PS04 Limited Rig is cosmetic DLC that lets you change the look of the exoskeleton to a blue and black color pattern.
 
When I played it after getting the free copy when the price was glitched, I found these videos quite helpful.

 

 




#14141751 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 12 March 2019 - 06:36 PM

How is Just cause 3 is it worth the XXL edition purchase?


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Sale is already over, but I would say if you do get the game, you will want the XXL version. The first DLC (which you can play a couple chapters in) gives you access to a rocket powered wingsuit with weapons that you can use during the campaign which makes it much more enjoyable to fly around. It basically turns you into Iron Man. The 2nd DLC gives you big mechs, which I got less use out of than the rocket wingsuit, but still enjoyable. The 3rd DLC gives you basically  Knightboat, which I did not use much. 

 

Basically you will want to decide at the top whether you want to get the DLC or not, and then play it as they become available in the campaign. Their primary benefit is they provide quality of life improving equipment so If you are going to save them to play at the end of the campaign then you might as well just skip the DLC. Only the first DLC, the sky fortress, has a unique locale. The other 2 are pretty generic locations.

 

edit: Oh, I forgot the 3rd DLC also comes with the lightning gun, that is fun to play around with.




#14130475 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 14 February 2019 - 05:15 PM

Yep, that's what I was referring to. I DL'd Paris and a few others. They don't really list in order they go in, so I just went with a few locales I wanted to check out initially like Hokkaido and Marrakesh.

I'm assuming there's a story order though?

In Hitman (2016) the levels were in story order from left to right and would tell you if you were playing something out of order. If you want to confirm you are playing it in the right order you can scroll down to the bottom of the trophy list, they are in release order (which is story order). The bonus missions are side contracts which take place on a slightly altered maps that aren't really connected to the main story.




#14130074 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 13 February 2019 - 11:04 PM

So... it's like a season pass? Download each chapter?

Is that because it allows people to add as needed? I assume though it's one-way--once they're in, you can't remove the chapters without removing the whole game.

I'm concerned I wouldn't have access to the chapters after March 5th unless I DL them now. I mean, I don't mind, but if I don't have to, I'd rather just add as needed just to save space.

It's like how it handles walking dead seasons. The first episode (or in Hitman's case, the Prologue) is the launcher, and then all the other content is DLC Addons that are accessed within the launcher. After redeeming the legacy pack from inside Hitman (2016) this list of stuff should be in your download list that are addons for Hitman 2:

 

HITMAN™ - Legacy: Paris PS4 3.53GB
HITMAN™ - Legacy: Bonus Missions PS4 7.59GB
HITMAN™ - Legacy: Bangkok PS4 4.85GB
HITMAN™ - Legacy: Sapienza PS4 6.27GB
HITMAN™ - Legacy: Marrakesh PS4 4.32GB
HITMAN™ - Legacy: Colorado PS4 4.76GB
HITMAN™ - Legacy: Hokkaido PS4 4.05GB



#14128949 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 11 February 2019 - 04:30 AM

Anyone know if "HITMAN™ - Game of the Year Edition Upgrade" for $9.99 makes the PS+ game the complete edition and is the upgrade worth the price?

GOTY edition upgrades adds the Patient Zero campaign (4 missions set on existing season 1 maps), 3 new costumes, and 3 escalation contracts (set on existing season 1 maps) that unlock 3 new weapons (a bat, a new sniper, and a revolver). That is the (almost) complete Hitman (2016) package. The GOTY edition is missing 3 suits that were in the definitive edition of Hitman (2016) when it was re-released by Warner Bros on disc. That included 3 suits inspired by 3 of Io Interactive's other projects. https://www.ioi.dk/w...s-1024x1024.png If you care about that kind of thing, there are no new trophies for the GOTY contents.

 

I have not played the Patient Zero campaign since buying the GOTY upgrade for the disc version of season 1 is more complicated and it hasn't been a low of price as I would have liked.

 

Of note, If you own Hitman S1, you can buy the legacy pack from within the Hitman S1 game for free that lets you play all those missions in Hitman 2, you just have to buy and download the free prologue for Hitman 2. https://store.playst...ITMANGAME000002. Once you purchase the season 1 legacy pack for free from within HItman S1, you are able to buy the GOTY legacy upgrade pack that is always $10 which adds the GOTY upgrade contents to Hitman 2. https://store.playst...1GOTYUPGRADE000

 

So what I would probably recommend is redeem the S1 legacy pack inside Hitman (2016). Play Season 1 missions as a part of Hitman 2 (so that you'll already have a bunch of unlocks if you ever buy Hitman 2). Then if you still want more after going through all the Season 1 contents, you can always buy the legacy GOTY upgrade pack at a later date for $10.




#14103885 Playstation Plus - 15 Months for the Price of 12; 4 Months for the Price of 3

Posted by guardian_owl on 14 December 2018 - 07:05 PM

When you renew a code it calls it a "15 month subscription" when you redeem it and in the order confirmation email, but when you compare your old date and your new date it's still only 12 months.




#14082649 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/9: PS Retro Sale! $4 Arcade Archive games,...

Posted by guardian_owl on 15 November 2018 - 05:36 PM

Anyone know if the Hidden Dragon Legend language issue (I guess there wasn't even English text at launch) has been patched and fixed?

Yes, there is English text. The only problem I had post-patches is occasionally the game would crash on certain cutscenes. Had to hold the button down to skip those ones.