As predicted, I ended up playing a different list of games for Four in February than initially planned. If you recall, I decided on Megadimension Neptunia VII, MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies, Freedom Planet, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. That definitely didn’t happen.
However, I have managed to finish four games! Well, there’s that asterisk up there for a reason, so I guess I should explain.
I did finish Megadimension Neptunia VII and followed it up with the beefy open-world RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition. The latter happened to come with all three DLC packs, which run 6-8 hours in length (basically the duration of an average game). Thus, I have no problem counting them.
The first DLC chapter, Jaws of Hakkon, takes the Inquisition to the Frostback Basin in search of the last living Inquisitor, who mysteriously went missing over 800 years ago. It’s very much just more Dragon Age: Inquisition, where your party is dropped in to a brand new expansive area and left to explore and quest at your leisure. This kept me occupied for nearly 8 hours, which is why I’m counting it.
Hell, if The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Blood and Wine DLC can win numerous RPG of the Year awards, I can count Dragon Age DLC in my Four in February!
The second DLC, The Descent, takes you down in to the Deep Roads where a mysterious string of earthquakes is not only disrupting Orzammar’s lyrium trade but flooding the Road with Darkspawn. As expected, there’s more than initially assumed.
This DLC hearkened back to Dragon Age: Origins, forgoing Inquisition’s fade rifts and shard collecting in favor of a shorter linear dungeon crawl with tons of combat, mazelike corridors, and boss fights. Its lack of party banter was disappointing, considering Jaws of Hakkon was full of it, but the overall story was rad and I’ve always loved Dragon Age’s Deep Roads lore.
The Descent was a bit shorter, clocking in around 6 hours. Still, that’s not a bad length, which is, again, why I’m counting it.
So by the end of Four in February, my list looked like:
- Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon (PS4)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition – The Descent (PS4)
With two and a half weeks left in February, I’m sure I’ll finish another game or two. I still have Inquisition’s final DLC, Trespasser, which I hope to finish up tomorrow. Outside of that, I’m mostly playing MMOs.
But hey, here we are on February 11th and Four in February is over. I’ll take it as a personal win.
What about you folks? How is your Four in February progress going?