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Why This Game?
My decision to go for the full platinum comes down to a couple of different things for Horizon: Zero Dawn. It’s both an awesome game that I was happy to continue playing and the remainder of trophies weren’t that bad to round up in the end. Don’t get me wrong, this shouldn’t be on your short list for easy platinums, but if you’re going to play it anyway, you may as well go the full distance. Considering it’s a game where you fight giant robot dinosaurs, control a complex and badass female character and the story is engaging and interesting, there are plenty of reasons to play it and grab that platinum by the end.
Virtual reality is still a brand new addition to my home and thus nearly anything feels pretty novel. Barreling down the lanes of Thumper and riding the terror rollercoaster of Until Dawn: Rush of Blood are things that just can’t happen in the real world. What about things that can exist in the real world then? Tackling this subject, Sports Bar VR sticks you into a virtual drinking hole filled with the standard fare of games you might find in one of those locations. There isn’t a ton there, but the charm of Sports Bar VR is found in a slightly different kind of interaction.
Local multiplayer is not something I would have thought to be talking about in relation to VR. When the primary player is strapping a headset onto themselves and diving into a virtual world, it’s difficult to imagine others being able to play along. Thanks to the social screen and The Playroom VR, this concept has been thoroughly explored and it turns out to be a lot of fun. The Playroom VR, developed by the same folks who made the similarly-titled launch game for PS4, is a free collection of games that feature fun and clever asymmetric multiplayer. Ranging from a haunted house to a shootout in a saloon, there’s plenty of variety and fun times to be had here.
Why This Game?
This one was a personal vendetta that needed a conclusion. Back when it first came out, I actually made an honest attempt to get this platinum trophy. After running into trouble a few times, I put it on hold for a little while. Then, the unthinkable happened, my PS3 died and took my inFamous save right with it. Picking it back up, since most of the missing trophies were just the evil side stuff, I managed to finally check this one off my list. Continue reading