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Games I’ve Played In 2017 (So Far)

Persona 5

Persona 5 is one if the most stylish JRPGs around.  It looks amazing and has an awesome soundtrack.  There’s loads of game mechanics to learn and enjoy and a whole load of interesting characters to get to know. Building relationships between your character and his friends is an important part of the game as it can open up new skills during the palace crawling areas (same thing as dungeon crawling but they’re called palaces}.  If I had one gripe it’s that the talky cut scenes can go on and on and on and on etc.  However it’s a very enjoyable way to spend 90+ hours.

Zelda Breath of the Wild

A new Zelda game is always a big thing for Nintendo fans and this one is no different.  Set in a massive open world you once again take on the role of Link, the hero who has saved Hyrule many times before.  This time he wakes from a very long nap with no little to no direction and is thrown into a beautiful world.  The game revolves around exploring the landscape completing shrines to upgrade your health and stamina, and of course going after the evil Ganon. The first big exclusive on the Nintendo Switch is indeed amazing but in my opinion it is not the awesome game that some thin it is.

Prey

Set aboard a space station orbiting Earths Moon, experiments on an alien life form inevitably go wrong.  Prey is sort of metroidvania meets System Shock, you have go back and forth between different areas of the station unlocking new areas and completing quests.  All this while fending off the evil Typhon, some of which can mimic objects in the world.  This game is pretty awesome, it has an interesting story and some cool game mechanics that kept me hooked till the end.

Mass Effect Andromeda

The fourth game in the Mass Effect series is more of  a spin-off from the main story.  Set somewhere between Mass Effect 2 and 3 it sees Arks full of humans, Turians, Krogan etc sent out to the Andromeda galaxy to find new homes, naturally things go wrong.  A new alien race called the Kett start causing trouble and it is up to the Human pathfinder and his or her team to stop them and at the same time scouting out potential base locations on other planets.  I found ME:A a little disappointing at first, it unfortunately didn’t live up to the original trilogy.  However once I got a good few hours in to the game it really grabbed me and I started enjoying the setting and the new characters and missions.

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition PS4

Diablo III was released on the PlayStation 4 back in 2014, however the game is a few years older than that since it was previously released on PS3 & Xbox 360 in 2013 and PC way back in 2012. So why am I posting about what is essentially a 4 year old game? It’s because it’s an awesome 4 year old game and I’ve gone back to playing it again recently.

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My Monk kicking some bottom by dropping pillars on Skeletons.

Diablo III is an action RPG set in the world of Sanctuary and beyond.  You can play as either a Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Monk, Crusader, Demon Hunter or Wizard.  Each class offers different skill trees and styles of play and can easily be tailored to your play style.  The Barbarian, Monk and Crusader are primarily melee based characters, the Wizard and Demon Hunter mostly rely on projectile based attacks and the Witch Doctor allows you to summon different creatures to aid you.

The game takes place over 5 act being split up over many different areas complete with their own set of monsters and bosses to battle.  During the game you will pick up various books giving you some back story on the world and progressing the story.

I don’t want to spoil the story but it revolves around Diablo and his fellow evil doers continuing battle against the forces of heaven and the humans who live in Sanctuary.

During the game you will be picking up lots of loot.  This loot will be dropped by enemies and can also be found in chests and various other containers in the world.  You will be picking up weapons, armour, gold, gems and crafting materials. Weapons and armour can be upgraded by attaching gems or enchanting them to alter the magic attributes.  You can of course sell them for extra gold or even salvage them for additional crafting materials.

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This area is literally Pandemonium.

Diablo III can be played by up to 4 players both online and in local co-op.  Having the ability to have 3 of your friends around the same TV to play a game together is rare these days and is an option only available on the console versions.

The console versions of Diablo III have been expertly tailored to the console gamepads.  Each equipped skill is on a different button, you move with the left stick and can roll out of the way with the right stick.  It’s a great system and makes the game simple to play.

Diablo III is one of my favourite games on the PlayStation 4.  I keep coming back to it over and over and am still finding new things do, apparently there are still events that I haven’t come across yet and I have been playing it on and of for 2 years.