It has been another fairly solid week of gaming with a huge surprise that came in a form of NBA 2K17 which I got after trading some of the older games I or my son would not play anymore. I don’t know what exactly but something keeps me in hoops mojo so it was low risk purchase as I paid no money and I know it’ll hold trade in value fairly well until K18 comes around.
As always with NBA 2K, there was huge patch and huge install but after all of that there was huge of everything and I felt overwhelmed as normal when playing this title. I decided to take it slow and try to evolve My Career mode first before perhaps setting up a custom league with the Bulls of the 90s and some other teams from that era… Time will tell.
Good timing really meant that Madden 17 got very little love this week. I played my last game of third season in HPL League and I could use the off season (with 6-10 record I didn’t make the play offs) time to get better at basketball.
The star of the week continues to be Dishonored 2 and as I’m playing High Chaos with Corvo and Low Chaos with Emily I start to see how certain areas of the game change according to my actions.
I wish there were more games that face players with some moral choices that actually affect the gameplay (a bloodflies filled apoartment in Corvo’s play through was an easy walk in Emily’s as there was simply no annoying bugs thanks to no kill approach…). There were others bits and pieces in the gameplay that varied between these two approaches as well as different means to finish a chapter and playing one alongside the other gives me that greater sense of getting to know the characters and the story with a lot of optional tasks to complete. I’m going to miss Emily and Corvo once I finish the game… That’s for certain.
Mobile gaming took a huge hit this week partly to the uninspiring weekly events in Gems of War that saw me struggling to assemble a competitive team so I barely played PvP but did some Treasure Maps for extra goodies.
I also got my first Mythic Troop so it wasn’t all that bad really.
I spent a bit of time on NBA 2K17 companion app getting stressed out with the face scan feature that finally work (do it in daylight people) to some extent plus I’ve been earning some VC there.
CBS FF Manager has been checked in twice a day, getting closer to unlocking tier 5 current players finally.
Weekly trophy count stands at 17 bringing 2017 total count to 70