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  1. I think it would take a Christmas miracle on the level of 3 ghosts visiting Ebenezer Scrooge, for Sony NA to actually do something more than a free theme. But yeah, if anyone wants it, there you go: GFNQ-QRN3-J3MK
  2. #420- Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Champion of Champions Obtained all trophies. KYC Review. To sum that up, it's an okay game, but a very long and boring grind for the Plat. Even when not using the MTU trick to find A.I. opponents, the matchmaking takes forever. It may be shorter, but it's still not quick. My theory is it's trying to find two full teams, and there are just not that many players. Saw the same people a lot. I uploaded a video to show just what you'll be doing for the majority of the Plat. And that's when things go right, and the A.I. doesn't camp in the circle, preventing you from damaging the core. Or attacking you, so you can't sit and spam. Matches can easily take 2-3 times longer, and you have to complete hundreds (if not thousands) of them. And something I keep forgetting to mention, is that the newer games only have one representative (not counting DLC). 1-10? Two characters each. 11-15? One.. Most of the time, it's the hero and villain of the story. And while I wouldn't have wanted to see Ardyn again (could have used Gladeo, like FFIV used Kain), it feels like the newer games got the shaft. Platinum image:
  3. Back to normal status updates of completed games? Platinum #420- Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. It was a grind.. I deleted it as fast as I could, so couldn't tell you my exact time. :lol: Well over a hundred hours, though. Mindnumbingly repetitive, so you absolutely need some kind of distraction to get you through. For me, that was playing it via Remote Play on my Vita, and watching sports on the TV. :P

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    2. ee28max

      ee28max

      Well done! 💯 

    3. Ala-Arska

      Ala-Arska

      Sports and Platinums equals time well spent!

      Congrats, mate :yay:

    4. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Thanks, guys. :)

  4. Me: Doesn't think to buy a Best Buy gift card from Amazon, and just order Kiwami 2 + Fallout 4 from them. All Steelbooks sell out before Thanksgiving. 

     

    Also me: Orders a used copy from GameStop, and it's the Steelbook Edition. :lol: Considering Best Buy doesn't even sell a different version, I wonder how plentiful they actually are. :hmm: Pic below:

     

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    All 3 in good condition with original cases and artwork. Can only hope the second order is in just as good of condition. If so, I will be more than satisfied with this GameStop experience. 

     

    Puffy has also taken over my pillow, so I may need to buy another. :P

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    2. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Well, the rest just arrived, and it couldn't be any better. Always a gamble with GameStop, but I just figure that's the risk of saving money. All came complete this time, though. RDR2 even had the map, and an unused preorder code! 

    3. NERVergoproxy

      NERVergoproxy

      Lucky lucky you. I wouldn't had risk it normally but they had what I wanted for b2g1 at the time and figure I could just try to get original cases instore after.

      I think it was you mentioning the cag16 that sealed the deal for me though.

    4. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Yeah, I mean, it hasn't been all that bad in the past for me. Most games arrive in good condition, but I might just not have the artwork and/or blue case. Sometimes I'll exchange them at a store. But the closest ones are 35 miles from me, and they don't always have what I ordered. :lol:

       

      And yeah, Cag16 working was a big reason I ordered as much as I did. That didn't use to stack; I'd have to choose one or the other. Must really want that business..

  5. I got the GOTY Edition from Best Buy for $15, and it's still on sale there and on Amazon. You would be much better off with 4, as 76 is supposed to be really bad..
  6. Well, Ghostbusters is cheaper if you get it from Gamestop's Buy 2, Get 1 Free. Just did that earlier today. Not to say there aren't good deals to be had in this sale, with games there weren't in any sales that I know of (Knack 2 and SotC), but that isn't one at the moment. I would probably be all over the two I mentioned in parentheses, but I don't want to spend any more money for awhile. The sale lasts a long time, though, so we'll see..
  7. Black Friday spending, part 2..

     

    Well... GameStop is still holding it's Buy 2, Get 1 Free sale, and I finally broke down and ordered another batch. ;w; But I don't know when else I'd ever be able to get RDR2 for $13. I waited a really long time for GTA V just to hit $20. $39 (after using the Cag16 discount code) for it, Dragon Quest XI, and Ghostbusters Remastered was just too damn tempting. But I don't think I'll be buying anymore games for awhile. ^^;

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    2. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      @PermaFox Huh, not sure why it's not advertised on the front page. But if you go to any game page, it's there in red text when choosing preowned. Adding 3 to the cart should make one show up as free. 

       

      @HaserPL Wow, nice. 

       

      @MidnightDragon Yeah, I very much had a hard time deciding whether to order these or not. I had some money set aside for possibly a Slim PS4, but they ended up being more than I thought. That money is almost gone, now. :P

    3. KingGuy420

      KingGuy420

      RDR2 and DQ11 are like 2 of my favorite games so this post makes me happy lol. 

    4. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Lol. Really excited to play both. Haven't played a proper Dragon Quest game since 8, with them being portable. And the first RDR was a masterpiece, and I'm not even that into westerns. 

  8. Haha, I think that's the first time I've ever posted there, as well. Don't know if @Dr_Mayus advertised it in the status update section before, since I think I would have seen it. If it's not in the status section, it becomes a crapshoot if I'll see it or not. 

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    2. Dr_Mayus

      Dr_Mayus

      Every december 1st it is posted in my status updates 😁

    3. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Guess I was just too lazy, then. :P

    4. Dr_Mayus

      Dr_Mayus

      I would have to go back and check but that shocks me that either of you haven't.

       

      I know for a few years there was a plat rain happening at this time and the rules were you could post a Plat Rain game even though you hadn't popped it so I thought maybe you would have known about it through that (as I think @Dragon-Archon would always mention it).

       

      also if I don't hurry Quantum Theory up I might have to use that rule for myself...I think I only have like 2 or 3 games actually platted this year :P

       

      lol, I just checked I have 2 platinums this year.

       

      Secret of Mana and that was only because I couldn't plat it before New Years

      Dreaminals which I don't even remember why I picked that game up in the first place...might have been free from plus...no idea.

  9. Piece of Cake: Eventide 2: Sorcerer's Memory. You forgot Artifex Mundi, which I did play one of this year. Probably could pick a number of point and clicks, or even Hellblade which were also easy. But this one was the most Common of them, and probably the shortest. Oh, nooooo, that rarity can be deceptive. I forgot about Conan Exiles, which took about an hour. It's Like Dark Souls: Looking at the ones I did this year, I really don't know. Drawing a massive blank from all of them. Recent memory is telling me the Summon fights in Dissidia NT were worse than any of them. Partly due to facing them at too low a level at first. :/ That will get finished before the year ends, barring any unforeseen circumstances. After beating them and the massive grind involved, I will be pretty proud of that one. Considered making it a milestone even, but I don't want to wait for 30 Plats. Bad Ass Award: Probably goes to Titanfall 2. Becomes the Master is notoriously difficult, and it was for me, too. After so many failed attempts, it was a great feeling to finally get it. Literally had times of 33.70, 33.80, and 33.90 before finally getting 33.50. Grind of the Year: The obvious choice would be FighterZ, but I turboed most of it, so it wasn't like I actually played for 400+ hours. Runner ups are probably Dissidia NT and Rayman Legends. Haven't really played many super long games this year. King of the Internet: Battlefront II, if we're only talking Platinums. If talking 100%s, nothing can really compare to spending weeks with a good group of guys and knocking out Uncharted 2 & 3. It is hands down the single longest and largest group activity I've ever been a part of. Worst Online Experience: Watch Dogs 2. Just seemed like @snakebit10 and I encountered every bug imaginable. Lol. And then kept running into the same guys who were annoying to play against. Sleeper Hit of the Year: Shiness: The Lighting Kingdom, just because I want more people to play it. It's awesome, and a much better JRPG indie than that Earthlock game you recommended. Biggest bomb of the Year: I don't know if I was really let down by anything. There were a few that I felt were awful. Conan Exiles was so bad, I opted to use the debug menu very quickly. X-Men: Destiny was shit. And Jak X just further convinced me the series should have died after the first one.. Best Trophy Image: Shouldn't have asked that. It's obviously going to be the guy I use as my avatar practically everywhere: Goku isn't the only Super Saiyan, you know? Quite a few nice Platinum images already, and that Dissidia NT one with every Final Fantasy protagonist will be another. Hard to choose from those. Worst Trophy Image: I guess the Platinum for Lily: Child of Geos. Not really appealing to me. Best Female Character: In a year where I've played as Senua, Juliet Starling, and 2B I don't know what to answer. Lol. Don't know if I'll finish NieR before the year is up, though. And Senua's story is such a gutwrenching experience, that I have to pick her over Juliet. Don't sleep on Hellblade! Best Male Character: Could you stop? Stop asking these difficult questions. Ugggh.. Oh, wait. I played as Trunks. Boom. Done. I also played as one of my childhood favorites in Duke Nukem, one of my all-time favorite superheroes in Spider-Man, and the badass Cole MacGrath from inFamous. So, really, take your pick. Best Plat of the Year: For me, it was probably Kingdom Hearts 3. Some seemed disappointed in it, and to them I say STFU. After so many years, it finally exists. And I enjoyed it immensely. I will probably never not have fun playing a Kingdom Hearts game. The gameplay in them just hits all the right notes. Well, except for DDD.. Wurst Plat ov teh Yeer: Well, we kinda already covered this in Bomb of the Year. But I'd probably give the award to Jak X. Conan and X-Men were at least easy, and didn't frustrate me like Jak X did. Most Anticipated Platinum of 2020: Uhh.. not sure. I guess since it was the game I wanted to pick up the most from the Black Friday sales, Fallout 4? Once upon a time, I played Fallout 3 and thought it was the greatest thing ever. Probably setting myself up for next year's Bomb of the Year, though. A couple of games that I started for KYC and really liked could also be contenders: Prey and NieR: Automata. But with the latter, I might actually finish it this year. Days Gone is another one I picked up during the Black Friday sales and am looking forward to. Yakuza 0, Steins; Gate 0, the new God of War, and so much more are also in the backlog. So yeah... who knows?
  10. Games played from best to worst: Prey- Creepy space shooter with aliens that can disguise themselves as coffee mugs, among other things. NieR: Automata- Bizarre hack and slash RPG from the mind of Yoko Taro. Tales of Zestiria- Just another entry in a long-running series of action JRPGs. Really enjoyed the first few hours, and hope it continues. I don't know how much I think like other fans, with my all-time favorite being Tales of the Abyss, and thinking the first Xillia was just okay. So we'll see. Mafia III- Fun open world game and trip back to the 60's. Not sure when I'll subscribe to Plus again, though, so I probably won't be continuing it for awhile.. Jydge- Neon Chrome 2.0 sums it up quite nicely. Top down arcadey game. Earthlock- Pretty good indie attempt at a JRPG-clone. Can be a bit grindy. Mary Skelter: Nightmares- Dungeon crawler JRPG with girls based on fairytale folklore. Also pretty good. Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault- A spin-off with a mixture of classic R&C gameplay and tower defense. Decent, and a lot better than the other spin-off. All 4 One may never get completed... Dissidia Final Fantasy NT- A 3-on-3 fighter lacking in content, and held back by a lot of issues. Also has some obnoxious trophy requirements. Whoever thought 300 was a good number for treasure and Ranked wins needs to be wrapped up with a bow and placed under my Christmas tree, thanks. X-Men: Destiny- I love the X-Men, and thought this might be pretty fun for me. But it's as bad as professional reviews made it seem. Play anything else, please. Final stats: Games Played: 634 (+...9? Oh, I think I had X-Men on the list already ) Games Completed: 530 (+2; those two PS3 that turned out to both be pretty short. At least I won't be console switching, now) Trophies Earned: 20,780 (+188) Unearned Trophies: 1,708 (+275) Completion Percentage: 91.49% (-1.11%) Overall, not a bad selection of games. Only one I truly hated. As always, thanks to @voodoo_eyes for hosting and everyone that participated.
  11. Game #10, Final Review: NieR: Automata Well, I fought a naked dude with no genitalia in this game. Never thought I'd say that. Other than wanting to see what crazy shit happens next, the music is the real highlight. Incredible soundtrack. So, you play as 2B, a female android. Joined by 9S, a male android. And I guess you're taking out machines who have been deemed as threats to mankind. But while they're supposed to not have feelings, you start to get the idea that they're wrong about that. The naked dude was basically created by them as a means to protect themselves from being destroyed, when 2B and 9S slaughter a whole bunch of them. The prologue is best played on Easy, trust me. I died and had to restart from the beginning, because you don't have an opportunity to save until it's over. Not a great way to start things. But after lowering the difficulty, I finished it on my 2nd attempt. Gameplay is mostly hack and slash, with some shooting segments in a flying mech. For the hack and slash stuff, you can either get in close, or attack from a distance by shooting with . You can shoot while melee attacking, but it can be tricky to do that and dodge enemy attacks with . You also equip two melee weapons at once, pressing for one and for the other. And you have a special attack that takes time to recharge, and is activated with . The shooting segments are basically fly around and shoot, while dodging enemy projectiles. You can also get in close, and melee attack in the air. You have a special attack for your mech, as well. There are a lot of different enemies, and types of robots. Some with shields, forcing you to melee attack them. Some that fly and fire projectiles, where melee attacking would probably be a bad idea. Animals, that I think you can ride, though I was unsuccessful with my bait. Moose and giant boars. You level up with XP from fighting, and get materials/money from fallen foes. Then you can buy new weapons and upgrade them. Shops also sell healing items, items that provide temporary boosts, and chips. Chips provide different boosts and are permanent as long as they are equipped, but you only have so many slots. A very interesting mechanic, is you will find the bodies of other players who died. And you can absorb them for health and some temporary boosts. Or revive one and have it fight alongside you. When you die yourself, it seems to be a bit like Bloodborne. Where you can get your stuff back by going to where you died. You'll get to fight on top of a moving roller coaster in a theme park, slide around on sand in the desert, and it looks good. And 2B is constantly showing off her... derriere. Don't look at me like that! It's always in your field of view! Especially if you self destruct, and blow off her skirt. Yeeeeah.. You can also fish. It all seems pretty awesome, but there is one thing I'm not a fan of. The map is sooooo huge, and there doesn't seem to be a fast travel option yet. Running everywhere is getting a bit old. There are a lot of sidequests, so travelling is a must. If you can ride those animals, maybe that's how you're supposed to get around faster? But then the map itself is not great. Trying to get to an object on it shouldn't be so difficult. Eventually gave up, after realizing it must be underground or something. But those are pretty minor complaints. Game is at least on par with Prey for my favorite from this installment of KYC. Will be interesting to see which one edges out the other in the end. Score: . Time played: 7+ hours. Trophy progress: 6/48 for 8% and an E rank. Completion Percentage: 91.49% (-1.11%) Hey, I actually lost over a percent this time. I'll probably do a roundup tomorrow.
  12. Well... had to go to Walmart this morning with my old man. Needed new tires after running over a nail yesterday. And I bought something there, so they didn't escape my Black Friday spending. A pillow for two fiddy. Yep. Big spender.

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    2. MidnightDragon

      MidnightDragon

      @PooPooBlast Walmart doesn't have $250 pillows in normal circumstances. xD 

    3. PooPooBlast

      PooPooBlast

      That's one cheap ass pillow :lol:. Here in Canada some people have accents that makes $3.50 sound like "Free fifty." Lol

    4. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Lol. And yeah, I was a little surprised. Not sure if that was everyday price, since today is Black Friday. But figured I'd get one for that amount either way.

  13. I... have probably spent too much money for Black Friday. :lol: But I guess since I decided not to get a PS4 Slim this year, I'm okay. But seriously, this one was nuts. With prices going live on a lot of things well before Thanksgiving. I also placed orders with pretty much every major retailer. Except Walmart. :P List of what I bought and for what prices in the spoiler below:

     



    Senran Kagura Burst Re: Newal- at the Seams Edition- $15 on Amazon. I just happened to get lucky and be awake when this one went on sale. Literally sold out in minutes. 

     

    Days Gone- $15 at Meijer. 

     

    Fallout 4 GOTY Edition ($15), Resident Evil 2 Remake ($15), and Yakuza Kiwami ($10) from Best Buy. Have Kiwami from Plus, but not sure when I'll resubscribe. Had just gotten $5 from Bing Rewards, so it was only going to cost me an extra $5, and I figured what the hell. It'll be nice to own all of them physically.

     

    Indivisible- $15 at Target. I still have the Prototype on my hard drive. Can't wait. 

     

    Shenmue 1 & 2, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and Injustice 2 from GameStop for... ~$9 each? With Cag16 and Buy 2, Get 1 Free it came to $28.50 with shipping. Couldn't pass that up.

     

    Crazy or no? :lol: Boy it looks bad when you add it all up. ^^; Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, and got the things you wanted. :)

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    2. NERVergoproxy

      NERVergoproxy

      Ah its not there. Lucky lucky you.

      54.99 now

    3. MidnightDragon

      MidnightDragon

      @NERVergoproxy I’ll let you know if I see it anywhere else.

    4. PooPooBlast

      PooPooBlast

      Dayummnnn I'm not kidding you when I say this that this is actually larger than my total backlog :lol:

       

      Enjoy!!

  14. Lol. That's an option. Blasting through any past Plus games I might want to play whenever I resubscribe, too, is something I considered.
  15. If only I were that lucky. Lol. But yeah, I have numerous games with multiplayer, so I don't know how long I'll stay unsubscribed. But I also have plenty of single player games to weather the storm, until there are either some better offerings or a better Plus discount. I mean, it's only $5 more than previous years, but I'm a poor and cheap bastard. I imagine some of the value will return once the PS5 launches, and they start giving away games for that. You saw this a lot with the new Star Wars game, too. Respawn really does seem to make some quality games, though. Anyone who hasn't played Titanfall 2 should give it a shot, at least.