Even with my move coming up this weekend, I’ve still managed to squeeze in some gaming over the few days. More specifically, let’s talk about what’s been going on for the last 24 hours or so. I’ve managed to be thoroughly bested to my highly skilled spouse in iPhone game Threes, snuck in a little of inFAMOUS: Second Son both on my PS4 and web browser and continue my quest for a platinum trophy in Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on the Vita.
Value is one of the most subjective concepts in the world and thus can be difficult to nail down. Something that might be of great value to one person can just as easily be a terrible deal for someone else. Spurned by the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, this is a topic that has been discussed frequently in the last week. There is a system which I use to judge how much value something has in relation to the amount of time is spent enjoying it. I’d like to share that with you today, but know that you may not agree with it, and that’s perfectly okay, it’s just something that has worked for me in the past.
The perfect formula for DLC is a particularly hard one to nail down. Diving back into the main story of the game is difficult if it’s already been wrapped up, but creating something completely new may not feel true enough to the original game. This balance, though difficult to achieve, is not impossible and can result in a great way to revisit the worlds of our favorite games for a short time. Naughty Dog hit the bullseye with their DLC The Last of US: Left Behind by taking us back and providing a bit more context for some things described during the main story. Please make sure you’ve played The Last of Us before reading this review as there will be spoilers for the main campaign ahead.