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Aug08
Low Quality
In a hideous state of affairs I seem to have become addicted to playing games that, to put it kindly, aren't at the top end of the range when it comes to quality.

Having spent far too long (close to 40 hours all told) on a slightly "perverted" JRPG in the shape of Nights of Azure 2 a short break from gaming... and then... well it went downhill a little.

First up was "Fimbul" on the PS4, which is a melee combat based in Norse mythology as you try and avenge the death of your father and the giants in Jotunheim which is a simple three to four hour completion... but isn't that good.

You can't control the camera, and when you pass behind a tree or rock crop then it displays a white outline of where you are... but this happens far too often... it never happens in combat, but that brings up the next issue... combat.

It's really, really dull and repetitive... there are thrown weapons, stabbing weapons and your usual swords/axe melee combat... and that's it through the whole game... it's this point where you are thankful the game can be completed in under 3 hours.

Occasionally there are boss battles where the enemy has a huge health bar... and if you thought the combat was a drag against normal enemies you haven't seen anything yet... these battles are terrible... long winded affairs, often against several enemies much bigger than you... patience (something I am notoriously short of) is a must.

If you're getting overwhelmed though, run left or right in an arena so the bosses are off screen... if you're lucky (and we're talking 50/50 lucky) then one or two of the bosses will get caught up on the scenery so you aren't overwhelmed.

Once you've completed the game (and if you have looked at the Trophy list and planned ahead) most of the 13 Trophies on offer will have been collected at this point, basically spare all the Trolls you fight first time through so they lend a hand in the overly long final boss battles... all you need do in the second run is decide the fate of your brother again (kill him or spare him depending on your first choice) and then kill all the Trolls second time around.

Under 4 hours for a nice Platinum Trophy... it's on Ebay naturally, listed as a Rare Physical Copy as TrueTrophies.com lists the game as Digital Only and it only cost me £9.85 in the first place.

If that wasn't even of a drop of quality then my next PS4 adventure dropped it even further.

ArcaniA 4: Gothic was an RPG that I played on the Xbox 360 many, many, many moons ago and was a game you couldn't complete due to a bug in the recipe collection part where the recipe you start the game with cannot be learnt because you already know it... it was fairly dreadful then, but I stuck with it, collected most of the collectables and finished the game.

On the PS4 it looks dreadful, the lack of variety on character models is more laughable (when the quest giver has the same character model as the person you have to kill to complete the quest it is not a good sign) and the eyes on every character makes them look spaced out to hell.

It really wants to be a Skyrim type but hasn't got the charm, combat is simple, dialogue appalling... and there is no weight restrictions on what you can carry... so after clearing a temple out my character was carrying around 30 swords, shields and bows from the fallen foes... no problem.

I can't see myself going for all the collectables this time around, but I am working on others I missed on the 360 so I'm taking enemies out with the crossbow when I can now, am attempting to use flurries to finish them off, and I already have the Trophy for jumping 1,000 times, and spending an hour sat on a stool or asleep in bed so some of the drudgery is already done.

And yet... for all it's terrible combat, dialogue, character models... I'm having fun with the game... and at the end of it that's all that matters surely?

Additional: In just over 2 weeks my PS Plus subscription expires... and I'm of a mind not to renew, I never play online on the console, and with the last few offerings on the free game front being stuff I wouldn't normally go near anyway it seems a waste of £40-50 each year.

Sure I'll lose a few games from my backlog (which is now down to 37 games) that were part of the PS+ offerings in the past... but if I haven't played them by now then I probably won't miss not playing them in the future.

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