Completed Game #33: Marvel's Spider-Man [PlayStation 4]
This is the second Spider-Man game I own for my gaming collection (Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro from the original PlayStation was the first) and I was blown away by how much effort was put into this. I honestly was not expecting to have this much fun playing the game in a very long time and that's says a lot by how good it is. This is a completely original take on the Spider-Man source material taking place 8 years after Peter Parker gets his powers so we are essentially going straight to the point which is for the best considering we have already witnessed his backstory numerous times through the Sony films.
The controls feel great and the combos you can make work really well, especially the dodging mechanics and how brutal it can be if you mess up and get hit. The best part is actually swinging around because it does make you feel like you're Spider-Man in a sense, though the wall climbing is a bit broken (wall running works great which is a plus). The game is an open world sandbox of sorts so you have the choice of going around finding collectibles, spotting danger alerts which are optional and of course proceeding with the story. The story is one of the best parts of the game because it's really investing especially during the third act.
My only issue with the game is the stealth parts during the story. Without going into spoilers, the stealth is very hit or miss. Sometimes they are great but at times the pacing is put to a halt and can ruin the experience especially when you make mistakes, but thankfully there's quite a lot of auto-save checkpoints throughout so it won't be a complete nightmare to deal with. The game did crash on me one or two times but like I mentioned the auto-save did fix that problem. You can manually save progress if you want to of course.
Overall I placed probably around a good 25 hours into 100% the base game and acquiring the Platinum trophy. There are no difficulty trophies except for the Ultimate difficulty which is a DLC/Patch trophy update but you do have New Game+ so hopefully that won't be a complete pain to deal with. The only gripe when trying to get through the base game for the trophies are the danger alerts in each district where you need to fight the enemies. Fighting them isn't an issue, but trying to make one spawn is and it's pretty time consuming. So if you're someone who wants to complete the game, I highly recommend that you sort out the danger crime stuff as soon as you spot one to save yourself the hassle during post-game.
And there we go, this was the last completed game for 2018. As you can expect I have a lot of games to go through for 2019 so there's something to do lol.
My backlog so far:
Nintendo 3DS: Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson
Tales of the Abyss
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Eternal Sonata Folklore
Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Lollipop Chainsaw Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank 2
Ratchet & Clank 3
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
Soul Calibur V
Tales of Xillia 2
Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord
White Knight Chronicles
White Knight Chronicles II
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune
Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Gal*Gun: Double Peace
GOD EATER Resurrection
GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-
.hack//G.U. Vol.1: Rebirth
.hack//G.U. Vol.2: Reminisce
.hack//G.U. Vol.3: Redemption
.hack//G.U. Vol.4: Reconnection JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
New Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash!
Shining Resonance: Refrain
Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
Tales of Zestiria
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
Yakuza Kiwami 2
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
Bullet Girls Demon Gaze
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
Superdimension Neptune vs SEGA Hard Girls
Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky First Chapter
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter
Ys Chronicles I
Ys Chronicles II
Completed Games Collection of 2018:
#01 | Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3)
#02 | Saints Row 2 (PS3)
#03 | Sengoku Basara HD (PS3)
#04 | Sengoku Basara 2 HD (PS3)
#05 | Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4)
#06 | Corpse Party: BloodCovered Repeated Fear (Vita)
I've moved onto mostly buying my games digitally now, but I still have a load of physical games hanging around, unfinished. In 2019, I want to focus on getting most/all of them finished off, so I can get rid of them.
I'm currently on Muv-Luv (Vita) and Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PS4). I'm still relatively early into both of them, but I'm enjoying them both...they were both very slow starters, but I've got more into them as I'm going along.
I'm also playing My Hero One's Justice (PS4). It's a bit of a frustrating game and as anime fighters go, it's definitely not one of my favs, but I'm sticking with it.
Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4. So far so good, mainly been combing NY for backpacks and various other collectibles and have barely touched the campaign. The combat took some getting used to but once I get a rhythm going it’s not too hard to dispatch the various mooks causing chaos.
I put Marvel’s Spider-Man on hold a few days ago to catch up on Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Dream Drop Distance and A Fragmentary Passage as well as the cinematics for Re:Coded and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover.
Doubt I’ll finish it all before III comes out though.
Finished P4: Dancing all Night and the associated DLC content now it's been made available for the PS4 version. Will clear my first playthough of Tales of Symphonia this evening and move on to clearing ToS: Dawn of a New World before returning for playthoughs 2+ for trophy purposes.