PS3A PlayTime: 22nd-28th Apr 2013
We know you won’t believe it, but this week there’s been a massive shakeup at PS3 Attitude and we’ve all been playing completely new games that haven’t been featured in PlayTime ever before! Oh, actually scratch that; on closer inspection, it looks like we’ve all been playing exactly the same games that we played last week. It’s an easy mistake to make – sorry about that.
I’m starting to sound like a broken record. Of course, anyone under the age of 17 won’t understand what that phrase means without looking it up on Urban Dictionary or Wikipedia, but suffice to say I’m a creature of habit. Yep – Virtue’s Last Reward has continued to dominate my game-playing life as I sink hour 15 into the title, with probably another 15 hours left before I ‘complete’ it. I’d be a lot further back if Stefhutch hadn’t told me there’s a ‘skip’ option for the story parts you’ve seen before. Oops – I’ve already said too much. You’ll just have to play it to understand what I’m on about… Other than that, I’ve been catching up on the exploits of the Five-O division; keeping Hawaii safe, one villain at a time.
This past week I’ve still been working on the Soul Sacrifice demo. I’ve been building my character levels and stocking up on abilities in preparation for the game’s full release later this week. With players able to carry over their save from the demo, I’m hoping to have a nice little head start. This has honestly been one of my most anticipated games on the Vita so I can’t wait to play it.
I’ve been playing Persona 4 Arena a lot. And by a lot, I mean I’m tearing myself away around 3-4am each night to get to sleep. You’ll be able to read the PS3 Attitude review shortly, so keep an eye out for that! I’ve also been playing Ni No Kuni, having finally gotten immersed in it, as well as Persona 3 Portable, Assassin’s Creed III King Washington DLC, 3D Dot Game Heroes and Injustice: Gods Among Us (which I feel bad for neglecting recently!). I recently picked up Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen so I plan to get started on that soon. I’ve been watching Persona 4: The Animation as well as reading a few game related books such as The History of Sonic and the Persona 3 and 4 artbooks; I may marry Persona at this rate.
Not content with being my favourite game of the year so far, BioShock Infinite could potentially be my favourite first-person shooter of all time (well, unless Portal 2 counts!). Every new location adds so much to the game’s lore and immersion, and I really can’t wait to see how the story ends! As well as Infinite, I’ve been playing the superb Thomas Was Alone (expect a full review later this week), and started a fourth (yes, fourth!) full playthrough of Final Fantasy XIII. I’ve also sunk more time than I care to mention into the Rayman Legends Challenges App on Wii U, which is frighteningly addictive and bodes extremely well for the full game later this year.