Four in February is Complete!*

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.

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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!

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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.

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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?

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19 thoughts on “Four in February is Complete!*

  1. I think I’ve played too many RPGs… You said the DLCs were 6-8 hours in length like an “average game” and I sat here thinking, “What games are that short??” haha

    Good for you! I’m still working through Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag :)

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    1. I mostly play RPGs, but an average game or modern indie is probably 3-9 hours (at least for the ones I’ve picked up on received to review). 6-8 hour RPGs though lol… that might actually be kind of nice!

  2. “Rules” are meant to be tweaked, haha. Congratulations! I’m proud of you. For FF IV, I defeated the Giant of Babil and I’m in the Cave of Trials optional place now. I’ll down the bosses there before going after the final dungeon. Game number 2 might be done soon! *crosses fingers*

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  3. Wow, great work knocking out four games at the halfway point! Could probably turn this into an eight in February if you pushed hard enough!

    So far I am quite to close to completing Hue, a terrific indie game I got in an Indie Box, and then I’d like to knock out a few shorter indie titles. Axiom Verge comes to mind. Oh yeah and Final Fantasy X, although I’ve been told I’m about 6-8 hours from the end.

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  4. As I said on the Twit, beast mode was activated dude! That’s awesome, and it looks like your list mostly consists of Dragon Age. I did start Journey yesterday, but was only able to play for an hour, because I have this stupid motion sickness thing for games that have wacky camera angles. I can watch them just fine, but playing them myself makes my already dizzy head spin. I think I’ll still be able to finish it before the end of the month since it’s a short game. I ran into another player, too, and that was cute and fun. I’m hoping I get a longer scarf so I can fly further, and oh boy, am I going to have fun writing a review for this one aka babbling about what I think is going on.

    Methinks I’ll dive into fLOw sometime this week since that’s sitting in my downloads, too.

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  5. Congratulations on getting through your four! It was a great idea, and I’m glad you were able to follow through with it! I’ve pretty much beaten four games too, between the ones I’ve had to review this month. Between Fire Emblem Warriors (don’t even know what constitutes beating that game), Road to Boruto DLC, Atelier Sophie, and Dragon Quest VIII for 3DS, my favorite is definitely the last one.

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    1. Nice! Dragon Quest VIII is pretty meaty, so that’s a HUGE win. I hear the campaign quests in FE Heroes aren’t necessarily long, but I’ve only managed to put an hour or so in to it. I’m just not happy with my hero pulls, so I quickly lose my drive to keep playing (and refuse to spend money in-game). Congrats to you as well!

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