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  1. Update from me. I've now completed the following: The Bunker ☑️ Late Shift ☑️ The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker ☑️ The Shapeshifting Detective ☑️ SIMULACRA ☑️ The Complex ☑️ While I'm here, is the PS5 version of Ten Dates permitted for this project? I have both that version and the PS4 version on my store wishlist so I was just curious.
  2. #44 - The Bunker Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 2 hours #45 - Late Shift Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 3 hours #46 - The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker Enjoyment: 5/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Total Game Time: 8 hours #47 - The Shapeshifting Detective Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 4 hours #48 - SIMULACRA Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Total Game Time: 9 hours #49 - The Complex Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 3 hours I've been on a bit of a Wales Interactive FMV binge for the last two weeks so I thought I'd drop them all in one post. The Bunker was my favourite and it follows the daily routine of a man living in isolation in a fallout shelter following a nuclear war. I thought it was really good. SIMULACRA was a pleasant surprise as I expected it to be the weakest of these games but the story had me hooked and I found the mobile phone style interface pretty immersive. Late Shift and The Complex are very similar not in terms of their story, but in the way you're essentially watching movies but making choices that dictate what direction they take. Enjoyed them both. The Shapeshifting Detective put it mildly. You play a detective who (you guessed it) has the ability to shapeshift and the player is tasked with investigating a murder whilst impersonating all of the suspects one by one in an attempt to crack the case. The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker was my least favourite. The player assume the role of a psychiatrist attempting to solve the murder of his predecessor Doctor Dekker by questioning his former patients to try and piece together the details of his final days. The only thing I wasn't a fan of was typing questions out (and there are a lot of them) using the DualSense controller. It felt like a bit of a chore and you have to be careful with spelling or the questions sometimes don't register. I feel like this game could have benefitted from a companion app to enable typing on smart phones or tablets. Next Platinum: It's milestone time so I've chosen The Last of Us Part I.
  3. Yes to both and I have quite a big backlog for them.
  4. Just finished The Bunker so I'm now at the Movie Lover level. Will update again when I reach the requirements for the next category
  5. #41 - My Big Sister Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 2 hours #42 - Just Ignore Them Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 2 hours #43 - Red Bow Enjoyment: 5/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 2 hours This was an enjoyable enough trio of retro looking top down horror games, all of which were produced by developers Stranga. My Big Sister was the pick of the three but Red Bow was my least favourite. They play very similarly with an RPG adventure style. Just Ignore Them plays more like a point & click game but with a similar trippy horror style to the other two. One element all three games have in common is the use of visual novel style text boxes that move the story along. Next up for me are some Wales Interactive FMV games 🍿
  6. I got the platinum in Sonic Origins yesterday and got at least 12 hours of gametime out of it but my profile is still displaying as Less than 1 hour played. F1 22 also for me has stopped tracking at 3 hours. It's really irritating
  7. #40 - Sonic Origins So for my 40th milestone I decided to go for a collection of games that were very dear to me as a child and this platinum is definitely one I'd been planning on saving for a milestone. New to this collection is the Anniversary Mode, which presents the games in 16:9 format for more modern TV's and the extra lives pickups in game are replaced with coins which can be exchanged as currency to use unlocking items in the Museum. The games are also presented in their 4:3 format for those who prefer that. Also available are Missions which add bite size challenges against the clock where you can earn additional coins depending on the rank you earn. S, A, B, or C. I thought these were a nice touch and added additional replay value to the games. There is also a Boss Rush mode and Mirror Mode available too. I didn't make use of the debug menus because where's the fun in that? Not to mention you can't use them in Sonic CD anyway. Retrospective thoughts on the games: Sonic 1 was one of the very first games I ever played when I received a Mega Drive (my first ever console) for Christmas back in the day. It's always a nostalgia trip for me when I replay it. Sonic 2 was and still is my favourite Sonic game and for me probably the toughest as well (slightly more so than the first game). The peak of the franchise. Sonic CD to this day remains an underrated little gem in my opinion. For me, the easiest of the four games too. Sonic 3 & Knuckles was always my least favourite of these four games but that's not to say I don't like it. I just prefer the others. At the time of writing, I'm actually still playing the game as I want to unlock all of the items in the Museum If you're a Sonic fan like myself, then I highly recommend taking a trip down memory lane by adding this collection and platinum trophy to your collection. Enjoyment: 10/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Total Game Time: 12 hours
  8. #39 - Dirt 5 1,500th Trophy Milestone: Up to 1,500 trophies with this, my 39th platinum. I had fun and thought it had a nice variety of colourful looking tracks/locations, vehicles and event types. It had a nice playlist of songs in the soundtrack too. The lack of customisation options for the vehicles beyond changing the paint jobs was a shame though, and I wasn't a fan of the rubber banding AI who are very easy to catch up to then suddenly started matching my pace when actually leading races. I went the somewhat unconventional route of clearing the DLC trophy packs before concentrating on the main campaign. This made the main set of races feel like a breeze as the DLC ones are a fair bit more difficult and you also need to collect all the stamps in the DLC's unlike the main set of events. Sonic Origins next up for my 40th milestone. Enjoyment: 9/10 Difficulty: 3/10 Total Game Time: 32 hours (DLC trophies included)
  9. #38 - Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Really enjoyable point-and-click adventure. I'd never played a Broken Sword game before and whilst there are references to previous titles, no prior knowledge of them appeared necessary to enjoy it. I was a big fan of the graphics and the voice acting. Enjoyment: 8/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 6 hours
  10. I played Magus and Ride To Hell: Retribution on my old account and those were awful games, especially the latter. So I'd have to go with those.
  11. #37 - Metropolis: Lux Obscura This is a visual novel with Sin City style characters and visuals mixed with Match 3 gameplay. The gameplay portions were more enjoyable than the story which I felt like I'd seen before. The voice acting was decent though and the artwork was really stylish looking. Next platinum: Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Enjoyment: 6/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 4 hours
  12. I'm interested in joining. I own all of their games apart from Bloodshore and Ten Dates, both of which I have on my store wish list. Haven't actually got round to playing them on PS4/PS5 yet but I know I'll have fun working towards this having enjoyed a couple of them on Switch.
  13. #36 - Virginia I enjoyed this surreal Twin Peaks style interactive crime thriller which has quite a unique approach to story telling in that there are no spoken words from any of the characters, and the game's story is conveyed through their gestures and facial expressions, along with subtle changes in the backing music. For those reasons I needed to pay close attention to what was happening, and I was appreciative of having to do a second playthrough for the platinum as it gave me an enhanced understanding of the story. Really good stuff I thought. It kept me guessing. Next platinum: Metropolis: Lux Obscura Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 1.5/10 Total Game Time: 3 hours
  14. #35 - Sagebrush Was really impressed with this lo-fi style walking simulator game set on the abandoned compound of a religious cult. The premise of the game grabbed me right away before even playing it as I enjoy narrative driven titles like this where I can explore my surroundings and piece together the story. It was a bit on the short side though and I actually wouldnt have minded if it were a bit longer. Next up for me is Virginia and I'm also having fun chipping away at Dirt 5 playing a few events a day. Enjoyment: 7/10 Difficulty: 2/10 Total Game Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  15. #8 - Virtua Fighter 2 #9 - Sonic: The Fighters #10 - Detuned #11 - Linger In Shadows Some quick and easy ones here just to clear some of my PS3 backlog. They took me about an hour or so combined. Virtua Fighter 2 is a great fighting game I played in arcades back in the day but never on console. Sonic: The Fighters I'd never played before but it seemed like a fun game. Detuned was an interesting concept. Linger In Shadows was bizarre to say the least and has some very lengthy trophy descriptions