Dragon Quest Builders 2 – GOTY!

So much fun, lots of quality of life improvements over the first game make it a joy to play.

Completed – Mafia 3 (PS4)

Not posted in a while, I'm still gaming & completing lots of games!

Just look at this list! 36 Games completed! I have been forgetting to add mobile games that I have played in the past.


Mafia 3 finished this weekend, driving is real fun in this gmae & it has no fast travels points which I liked. Set in the 1960s with racial tensions & gang violence you play as Lincoln Clay who returns from a tour in Vietnam to the city of New Bordeaux.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is out soon so I will be spending a lot of time on that otherwsie it is a lot of Fifa 19 with a little bit of Horzion Turbo Chase & Infamous Second Son.

The Sparta Kick!

One of the most fun abilities in video games, I give you the Sparta Kick!
That satisfaction when looking at your foe fall to their doom.

Gaming Update

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I'm still gaming, since my last post I've completed The Division (the claptrap boys PMG game that has taken us an age to complete), Assassins Creed Origins (an excellent return to form for the ubisoft series), Telltale Batman (the telltale engine is really showing its age lots of technical issues & crashes but hey it's Batman) & Dragonball Z Dokkan Battle (I had completed the main campaign & started to focus on the events to upgrade my deck but my ipad decided to die on me & unfortunately there is no cloud save feature with DBZ & I have lost my progress. Lesson learnt I will not play any iOS game that does not have a proper save feature be it local or icloud).

I have just completed Mad Max this weekend which was good fun, I really enjoyed the bleak open world with the convoy missions being a particular favourite. Next is Ni No Kuni 2 where I have played a few hours, gone is the turned based combat in favour of a more free-roaming affair. It is gorgeous in 4K with it's Ghibli inspired art style.

Until the next update enjoy your gaming.

52 Games in a year

I spent way too much time last year enjoying films instead of playing video games, I am going to try and reverse that this year by playing more video games in fact I am going to try for 52!

This is going to be almost impossible looking at the number of completed games in previous years. 2017 (13), 2016 (22) & 2015 (17) but I am up for the challenge.

I've started with Battlefield 1 (Campaign mode) enjoying the war stories. The tank & plane missions were good fun but the game also shows the horrific side of war. Surprisingly I also watched Dunkirk yesterday (can't totally give up on watching films just limiting them to 1 or 2 a week).

On my list so far I have Prey, Flower (which I have never completed), Wolfenstein 2 & Abzu.
DLC content does not count it will have to be a full game.

2017 Review inc Game of the Year

It has been a pretty bad year for gaming with only 14 games completed (excluding DLC)

Lego Star Wars - The Force Awakens (PS4)
Destiny - Rise of Iron DLC (PS4)
Tiny Rails (iOS)
World of Final Fantasy (PS4)
Tiny Troopers (PS4)
Costume Quest 2 (PS4)
Firewatch (PS4)
Titanfall 2 (PS4)
Letter Quest Remastered (PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
Steamworld Dig (PS4)
Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4)
Destiny 2 (PS4)
Lego Avengers (PS4)
Uncharted Lost Legacy (PS4)

It has been very difficult to find any time for gaming & it does not help when that time is wasted playing broken games like XCOM2 or games that just go on forever & I got bored of playing them like Persona 5.

I purchased a PSVR unit in June and have played various smaller games & experiences which are not on the completed list. PSVR has been a breath of fresh air & I am utterly amazed at the technology & experiences it can deliver.

From the list above Firewatch, TitanFall 2, Horizon Zero Dawn & Ghost Recon Wildlands have been the most enjoyable experiences this year but it is Horizon Zero Dawn which I have enjoyed the most this year. Aloy's adventures in a post apocalyptic world overrun with robotic creatures is a pleasure to explore & the combat is challenging with a range of various weapons that you need to switch out depending on your foe.

I have enough on the shelf already for 2018 but it is Red Dead Redemption 2 & Dragon Quest 8 that I am most looking forward to playing.

Lego Avengers (PS4) – Completed

Apart from the Lego games there really is little much else to play in local co-op with the children. There needs to be an easy way to swap characters with the other player instead of one dropping out so the other player can switch.

I fully expect these Lego games to go on forever next on the list is Ninjago or Jurassic World I think?

Destiny 2 (PS4) – Completed

Main campaign completed, story is much better this time round & has some enjoyable moments.

Now the grind begins !

I've not played Persona 5 for a few weeks need to get back to it otherwise I will forget what I am doing!

Monthly Update – It’s E3 season

Looking forward to the E3 conferences even though I only have a PS4 I'm still interested in what Microsoft & Nintendo have to show. I can't see my buying an Xbox One or Scorpio but I am interested in the new Mario game for the Switch.

Red Dead Redemption 2 getting delayed is a bit disappointing but on the flip side it gives me time to complete more games this year. Hoping to see more on Ni No Kuni 2, Borderlands 3 & Dragon Quest XI.

Enjoyed the Destiny 2 reveal can't wait to get stuck into that game come September. I enjoyed Shadow of Mordor but the sequel is out late August and too close to Destiny 2 so will have to pass on that for release. Pick up maybe at xmas sales or next year if a GOTY edition is released.

Not quite sure what else is due out later this year that I might be purchasing maybe the new Assassins Creed game? They have had a year off so hopefully will have revisited the game with a more fresher look. I do wan to purchase Mass Effect but not until I have finished off what is on the shelf.

I completed Horizon Zero Dawn which has been a brilliant experience, one of the best games I have played on the PS4. The open world was a joy to explore, the combat was satisfying, tough in places but you have a lot of tools and weapons at your disposal once upgraded to take on even the mighty T-Rex.

Spent a few hours playing Steamworld Dig, last boss fight was a three-stage affair in which if you died you were back at stage one. After an hour of trying I gave up on it but have still marked it as complete.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is my summer game I'm playing with the boys, it is good fun much better than The Division & Bolivia is huge !!

I picked up Prey to add to the shelf, I was getting Deus Ex/Bioshock vibes from it. So that is Final Fantasy XV, Persona 5, X Com 2, Abzu, Prey & Star Ocean on the shelf to play including a stack load of PS+ giveaways I've not touched.

On iOS nothing new just the usual games, until next month keep on gaming.

Monthly Update – Completing Games

I was not distracted by Destiny, in fact I did not play it at all over the Easter break. Firstly an update on Watch_Dogs 2, I like to play video games using the soundbar plugged into the TV & not a headset, Watch_Dogs 2 has a lot of adult language which made it very difficult to play with the kids around so I decided to scrap it in favour of the following, I completed Tiny Troopers & it's DLC before moving onto Costume Quest 2 which continues the fun gameplay from the first game & adds new costumes to enjoy.

Firewatch was next on the list, another walking simulator game but with a very good story & nice visuals to enjoy. Much better than the last walking simulator game I played Welcome to the Rapture.

Next it was some mech action with TitanFall 2. I have not played a FPS campaign for a long time & with the added bonus of a mech it was great fun to enjoy.

Brilliant level design, especially the time travel level & a nice short concise campaign.

I also finished off Letter Quest Remastered which is perfect for those short periods of time to complete a level or two.

My current game then is Horizon Zero Dawn, it is an open world adventure set in a future where humans have regressed back to tribal factions & robotic creatures roam the land.


The game reminds a bit of the recent Lara Croft games in gameplay due to the main weapon being a ow & arrow, campfires being your save points & hunting animals for skins but the setting & visuals are completely different & stunning. Especially in 4K, this is the most beautiful game I have played thus far on the PS4.

The robotic creatures are unique in each type having their own attack style & weakness. You have various weapons to use to your advantage, the tripcaster is my current favourite which you can use to lay tripwires for the creatures to walk through & shock, blast or catch fire.

I've played quite a bit of the game currently level 20, the main plot is about Aloy finding out why she was outcast from the tribe at birth? Who is her mother? What happened to the land to cause the creatures to roam? & lots more questions which the game slowly drip feeds you the answers.

There are various different tribes in the game, all having their own agenda which make the game more interesting, I am very impressed with the game thus far, this is on the same level as The Witcher 3 yes potential Game of the year material!

Nothing new on iOS, the usual &  I'm back playing Disc Drivin hoping a sequel is announced soon, a tease by developer may have hinted something.

I purchased Star Ocean & Persona 5 to add to the shelf which includes XCom 2, Final Fantasy XV & Abzu. E3 next month so we should find out what titles are coming out for the remainder of this year, Red Dead Redemption 2 please!

Until next month, keep on gaming!