Lars

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  1. A bit late, but for everyone. A happy new year!

    My new year's eve was very rough. My biggest wish came out this year with me having a girlfriend. I though she was everything i needed and that we fitted perfectly. Unfortunately she doubted that too much and broke up with me on the 29th of december. 

     

    My goals for this year are the following:

    • Game less, let it be a hobby instead of a fixed therapy or even a job
    • Still keep good contact with her, it will be difficult but we both want to try it.
    • Expand my contacts and social life. 
    • Get some more general life experience, how to do most things in home for example to prepare for me living on my own.
    • Get my financial situation where it should be

    TBH though, this really broke my heart. I'm 22 now and i never had a girlfriend. My home situation wasn't ideal and it was my biggest wish to have that. I always thought i would be alone for all of my life. I'm so happy that this hasn't happened, i hope i can look back at this very short relationship (1,5 months) in a positive way still. This will be difficult though because i didn't saw it coming at all. So dealing with the break-up will be a challenge but i feel that i can get out of this stronger then i was before.

     

    For me gaming less will be a challenge. I want to set a time clock on the PS4 to limit my time on it to 2 hours per day. If anyone knows how to do that it would be great. 

     

    1. Harley Quinn

      Harley Quinn

      Happy New Year!  Sorry to hear about the breakup and I applaud you on trying to keep the contact neutral, maybe a bit of space will do the trick.  Definitely a hobby of some sort to keep you busy.  Finances can really bring you down and limit what you want to do with life - anything you can tweak there?

       

      I've had breakups before and they hurt; I guess it is just part of life.  I have set up a small list of stuff I need to accomplish each day before I can game and that is what works for me.  Good luck and if you need to vent, a lot of us are here to listen. :)

    2. Lars

      Lars

      @Harley Quinn, thanks for the support. That is exactly what we are doing. Just keep some contact via app and just try in a month or so to do something together. The difficulty sits in the fact that it was my biggest wish to have a long relationship. I never had a girlfriend or something and i really wanted to have one. So to finally accomplish it was magical. It were the happiest months of my life. Since meeting her (tinder does help) and seeing her for the first time, and then actually getting into a serious relationship was a rollercoaster which consisted of only happy times. So to see it end after no fights and just 1 serious talk (final one) really hurt me. But i feel that i'm still a different person now because i now know that there are women out there who can love me which already makes me feel good.

      And for the financials. I haven't had a job for half a year. So i couldn't save any money. So now i'm just scraping by because i was buying too many games. So last week i already sold some ( i did that for her, but still). I want to be more then somebody who games 7 hours per day on a free day.

    3. Spaz

      Spaz

      "TBH though, this really broke my heart. I'm 22 now and i never had a girlfriend. My home situation wasn't ideal and it was my biggest wish to have that. I always thought i would be alone for all of my life. I'm so happy that this hasn't happened, i hope i can look back at this very short relationship (1,5 months) in a positive way still. This will be difficult though because i didn't saw it coming at all. So dealing with the break-up will be a challenge but i feel that i can get out of this stronger then i was before."

       

      You are still young. You have plenty of time to decide when you're going to have a girlfriend. I'm sorry that things didn't work out the way you wanted them to.

       

      In my opinion, dating someone who is 16 - 24 years old is more of a learning experience than it is trying to build on a long relationship. In my experience I had one girl cheat on me, and there's absolutely no justification for cheating. If you or your girlfriend does something that you or she doesn't like, then talk about it. Don't let it slip. The moment I found my girlfriend cheating on me I automatically dumped her. I don't tolerate that bullshit, and it's sad whenever I hear about it.

       

      I advise to stay away from video games if they're keeping you from progressing as a person. Having a steady job, finishing up college and meeting a girlfriend who has the same credentials is a lot better than going in unprepared. As I said you're still young so you have time to decide what's best for you.

       

      I sympathize with you, but I can't say I'm all too surprised.

  2. Today i cleaned out my game collection by selling some games i definetely won't be playing anymore or games that i have finished. In total it got me €50 which was more then i expected. I bought back the Spyro trilogy and Just Cause 4. They refused a couple of them. If anyone here wants to buy them from me then that is possible. I ask €15 per game. They are:

     

    Monster Jam: Path of Destruction

    Mayhem 3d (both for PS3)

    Tachyon Project Limited Edition.

     

    So if you're interested please let me know, be aware though that shipping costs are for you. Because otherwise the margin for me will be pretty low, don't be hesitant to tag anyone. The games are all easy platinums

  3. Top 5 favorite platinums: Far Cry 5 Red Dead Redemption Just Cause 3 Doom Saints Row IV Top 5 least favorite platinums: Little Adventure on the Prairie Path of Motus Slyde Perfect Angle Eekeemo
  4. I think it is an easter egg. There is a hidden poster somewhere, if you shoot that the track will start. Just look up just cause 4 easter eggs and it will probably be there somewhere
  5. Long time since i posted here. My first good news point is noticeable in my trophy log though. But since 16th of november i have a girlfriend, since that time i had hardly any time to play some games and i couldn't care less to be honest because time with her is 10x more fun. As she is on holiday this weekend i had some time on my own. And i just filled that time with getting one of my proudest plats of the year. Just platted Just Cause 3. I had far less trouble with the wingsuit challenges as i expected in the beginning. The most difficult one i passed that on my 6th try. All the others took me 1 or 2. Great game although a bit grindy, and i'm really looking forward to playing 4 if i ever get to that. 

    1. Spaz

      Spaz

      Is the series worth playing?

    2. Lars

      Lars

      I haven't played Just Cause 2 that much. The games are great fun though but they are very repetitive. I believe Just Cause 3 has 121 locations and in everyone of them you have to do the same. Destroy everything. It is fun though, you can play it without any introduction because story doesn't matter. I really enjoy it though, colorful world, great destruction. Crazy scenarios and loads of possible physics based situations you can create with the tools you have at your possession. I will buy Just Cause 4 definetely 

  6. A summary of all the platinums i got in the last week. All easy ones #161: The Path of Motus This is a very easy platinum but also a very boring game. Boring combat and puzzles that are stolen from a mobile game (Connect 'em) A platinum that can easily be achieved within 2 hours but it isn't fun. Difficulty: 1/10 Enjoyment: 2/10 #162: Full Throttle Remastered This is a game like Days of the Tentacle. A point and click title that is fairly easy to platinum with a guide. It has some fun humor and a nice story so this one is definitely a recommendation for people who enjoy easy platinums but also want to have a good and fun time getting one. Difficulty: 1/10 Enjoyment: 8/10 #163: The Little Acre This one is an amazing game, i played it quickly for the trophies and i still had loads of fun. Such a little charming gem that everyone needs to experience. It is short and has a bit of a weird story but has some great humor in the game. If you play this blind and interact with everything i'm sure you laugh out loud sometimes. Great game and a very easy platinum. Difficulty: 2/10 Enjoyment: 10/10 #164: Sigi: A Fart for Melusina This is a platformer that is pretty fast paced and fun. But you also need some luck to pass the levels. The game is fun but it shouldn't have been longer. Game is really easy but the final boss is really cheap and can kill you easily. Difficulty: 2/10 Enjoyment: 6/10 #165: Tachyon Project This is a fun little game that is very comparable to Geometry Wars. It is much easier to get the platinum though because you're not required any crazy trophies. The game is pretty easy because powerups can be used more often, the game is fast paced but not as fast paced as Geometry Wars. These 2 things combined make the game much more easier. It is a very fun game though but i don't know if the platinum version is still on sale because it is a limited version only. Difficulty: 3/10 Enjoyment: 8/10 #166: Life is Strange I don't know why but the plat image is completely white so no idea what happened there. This is a story driven game about a girl that can use the power to influence time which leads to some puzzles. Furthermore i can't say anything about the game without spoiling. But the game has a great story which is quite emotional especially towards the end. Great story driven game which plays a bit like a telltale game. Difficulty: 1/10 Enjoyment: 8/10 #167: Monster Jam: Path of Destruction With this i platted every Monster Jam game. one thing that i question myself about is that why all these games have absolutely horrendous controls. In this game it isn't different but it is the most fun Monster Jam game of all. The game has some fun varied events that are all very easy. Same counts for all the trophies. They are all easy to achieve and most of them don't require any effort Difficulty: 2/10 Enjoyment: 7/10 Sorry for the long post and the short reviews. Didn't have any time to write 1 review per game
  7. I've decided this month will be a month in which i want to clean up many of the easier quick platinums that are still on my list. To clean up a bit of my backlog before all the black friday sales in which i inevitably will buy 4-5 AAA games that came out recently. 

    I already earned 138 trophies in 7 days because it is easy to complete 1 game per day which is about 20 trophies per day. So my hands will hurt from spamming the most recent platinum section

    1. The Shopkeeper

      The Shopkeeper

      "spamming the most recent platinum section", is that what the kids are calling it these days?

    2. Lars

      Lars

      Yes, and i'm not even a kid anymore so it's getting worse and worse. No but seriously, i always like to give my view of a finished game, and because i probably finish more then usual i will post there often

    3. Spaz

      Spaz

      To be frank, I didn't care at all about completing my games as a kid.

       

      This was of course before Xbox Achievements and Playstation Trophies existed, but I was never a kid who went for 100 percent in games. I don't think any Nintendo game apart from maybe 1 or 2 I ever bothered to complete beyond the story or when I finished all the levels.

  8. On my PS4 update 1.06 just started. So it could be that this update finally solves the problems that the trophies had
  9. I think it is quite a nice trophy list except for the grindy trophies. But the game looks like loads of fun and that is the most important bit about the game
  10. #160 and my 10.000th trophy: Saints Row 4 Platinum and 100% With this game i have now finished the entire Saints Row franchise that has trophies at least. So that is Saints Row 3,4 and Gat out of Hell. This game and Gat out of Hell are exactly identical except for the setting and that Saints Row 4 is longer. In this game you still play as the Saints and you have entered the white house and are president of the United States. Then the creativity of the story team went a bit out of the window because suddenly there were aliens. An alien invasion enters the earth and all characters are captured by the main antagonist Zinyak. They are trapped inside a simulation of Steelport. Because this is a simulation the characters can have all kind of things that are normally not possible, mainly the superpowers. When you enter the simulation you almost immediately are able to use superpowers. These consist of a blast, a stomp (ground punch kind of thing), telekinesis and buff. Buff is an area attack around you. So for example for a short amount of time everything that you get close to is caught on fire. Telekinesis is not fun to use though, and more annoying even. These superpowers can be used next to loads of weapons. these consist of the regular weapons like an assault rifle and a shotgun. But after a while and after completing some main and side missions you get access to alien weapons. These are really overpowered. There is an levitating weapon, a blackhole gun. The really fun dubstep gun. These all have a special feature which makes the regular version of the weapon, for example Bounce Gun instead of a normal assault rifle, completely unnecessary. In this case the Bounce gun has more powerful bullets and they bounce of walls and enemies so you can hit more enemies per shot. The game consists of main story missions, and side activities. There are also side missions but the objectives are always a collection of side activities. Except for loyalty missions, these are short side missions. The main mission are really fun and varied, although most of them consist of loads of over the top action and carnage or over the top NSFW jokes and settings. Every mission has the same goal, save yourself and friends from Zinyak and kill loads of aliens. The side activities are varied and loads of fun, they differ from mayhems, superpowered time trials and for example fight clubs . They are used to get XP and money. XP doesn't really have a goal here, the only thing that it does is give you upgrades to buy with the money you earn. But they are behind a level cap then, that level cap is the only thing you unlock with the XP. Money is easy to get but you need loads to unlock everything because you can unlock personal and weapon upgrades. Aside from the different activities you can also amuse yourself in the map. Because just causing carnage is great. Next to the attack superpowers there are also movement superpowers, these consist of a flight mode and a super sprint. These make vehicles completely unnecessary. The world is also filled with collectibles. These are statues, audio logs and data clusters of which there are 1200. These can be used to upgrade the superpowers. That is basically it, the game is really fun to play and literally a blast. You can cause carnage with crazy weapons, superpowers and vehicles. I really enjoyed it myself except for the fact that after a short amount of time the game gets really easy. With all the upgrades to attack and defense it is almost impossible to die. And the game is pretty glitchy which really annoyed me. It hard crashed on me 3 times and the game got stuck really often. Also in the DLC missions the game is even more glitchy, especially in the christmas DLC there are some missions that just get stuck or become impossible to finish. The DLC's are fun to play though and have some really easy trophies as well. Difficulyty: 3/10 Enjoyment:9/10
  11. Today was an amazing day, i had my first date of my life, and it went really well despite me being very nervous.

    Together with that i'm only 2,5 hours of idling away from my Saints Row 4 platinum, and my 10.000th trophy. I actually finished everything in the main game in about 27 hours which went really quick. All in all an absolutely amazing day, with a trophy milestone a never expected to get and especially, a life milestone which i really hoped would come

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    2. ee28max

      ee28max

      Congrats on your great day! 

    3. Lars

      Lars

      Thanks for the compliments guys, the platinum just popped so my profile looks great now! I'll write my review for the game later this weekend

    4. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      Congrats on all that!

  12. I made some great progress the last two days in Saints Row 4, i only have to finish up a couple of challenges and the story and then idle for a couple of hours. So close to that 10.000th trophy, after that the hunt is still on for my other goal this year, 2500 silver trophies before the end of the year.

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    2. kingdrake2

      kingdrake2

      saints row 4 is definitely worth a play. enjoyed the DLC especially plus it has gone on sale relatively cheap several times during the years.

    3. Lars

      Lars

      @Spaz, depends on what you like, the game isn't like other saints row titles because here you get superpowers. The game is also really easy because of this, after about 7 hours chances are that you won't die until you finish it. There are also some annoying bugs and glitches. But, i really enjoy it, the powers are really fun to use, good map with some good side content. Useful collectibles. It is just carnage everywhere. Great game if you enjoy that

    4. ee28max

      ee28max

      Wow, you really are almost there. Good luck! 

  13. Today i set it up so that Saints Row 4 platinum and 100%, so i have to do the dlc before the plat, will be my exact 10.000th trophy

    1. Vanilla

      Vanilla

      sweet choice

    2. Lars

      Lars

      Thank you, at first i wanted to try Project Cars but i would like to have it done before the end of this year

    3. ee28max

      ee28max

      Awesome set up 👍

      I love all sorts of set ups for milestones. Always render a good feeling. 

      Have fun on your journey ☺

  14. @snakebit10, for me it is Killzone Shadow Fall, i started the multiplayer grind a while ago but it is so horrendous that i decided to quit that for now. Don't know if i will get back to that. Impressive platinum to have
  15. Finally found some time to make my review for this game #159: Prototype 2 This is another really fun open world superpower playground of which there are some more, mainly the Infamous series springs to mind when playing this one. I liked the Infamous series more because the powers were a bit more fun to use and mainly because the main character was a bit more easy to control when flying and climbing. The controls in Infamous were more fluid then in Prototype. I didn't play Prototype 1 because of my massive backlog and the difficulty of that platinum. In this game you play again as a prototype human which has some special qualities in a city which is haunted by a massive virus that kills of many people. I'm not 100% sure if Heller (main character) is also infected with that virus but he is at least an evolved human, therefore he has all those superpowers. Hellers main power is to consume other people, this way he can shift between himself and the human he consumed, this can be used to do things stealthy or to use these people to enter closed facilities. There are also important people/enemies that can be consumed for new powers,extra xp or to get new side missions. Story isn't that interesting with Heller wanting his daughter back from an organisation. The gameplay is fun, you feel that Heller is getting stronger and stronger everytime you upgrade a level or a power because the upgrades are good and noticeable. The different powers are also very fun to use against enemies. When you have Heller fully upgraded the game is really easy because Heller is really overpowered then. All the powers make short work from the different enemies, they are Claws, a Blade, a ground spike, a sort of leash which is very powerful and an attack that you can fire of at enemies which then sticks them and bangs other items into the enemies. These can all be upgraded. The open world is decent, most buildings are pretty general but it is still fun to traverse it with your movement powers, you can fly,wall run and hover your way around the city. You also can use tanks and helicopters. Next to your body powers you can also use the weapons that are dropped by military enemies, generally these are assault rifles, rocket launchers or grenade launchers. In this game it is also advised to go for collectibles because every small set that you complete gives you an upgrade choice so that is an easy way to upgrade your character. Also a very good use of collectibles. The trophies are all very easy to get because the hardest difficulty one can be done on new game plus with OP Heller. Difficulty: 3/10 Enjoyment: 9/10