This Week’s PSN Sale Recommendations

Another Tuesday, another batch of sales over on the PlayStation Store. This week offers discounts on 505 Games and EA published titles, along with various PS2-to-PS4 releases for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Let’s get down to the recommendations, shall we?

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Catch Up on Critical Successes and RPGs in this Week’s PSN Sale

This week’s PSN sale is a potpourri of critical hits, handheld RPGs, and EA published games. From heavy hitters like Destiny to lesser known gems like Crimson Gem Saga, there’s bound to be a little something for everyone.

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CA! Radio Episode 117: Feeling Nostalgic – Switch News, Nostalgia, and the Labor of Love of Self-Running a Game Site

Yesterday I joined Chuck Zodl from Counterattack Games to discuss our current gaming plans, the latest Nintendo Switch news, new games that make us feel nostalgic, and the labor of love that comes with self-running a small video game site in 2017.

This podcast is something we’re trying to make a regular weekly thing, schedules permitting, so if there are questions you’d like us to answer on the next recording, leave it down in the comments and we’ll give you and your gaming outlet a shout out. They can be civil or bizarre, game related or not, it doesn’t matter. We’re not shy. Ask away!

If you do listen to the podcast, we hope that you enjoy it as much as we did recording it. In the link below, there should be the option to share the podcast on social media, and if you like what we’re doing and want to show some support, consider spreading the love to your own friends and followers. We’d highly appreciate it.

Thanks for listening!

-Brad

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PlayStation Black Friday Sale Highlights

With the busiest shopping day of the year steadily approaching, why not forgo the pushing and shoving and shop from the comfort of your own home? The folks at PlayStation have a pretty great sale going on, along with a coupon code for an additional 10% off your entire purchase.

A full list of discounts can be found here at the official PlayStation store.

Looking for recommendations?

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PlayStation’s First PS Plus Lineup Since the Price Hike is Pretty Damn Good.

Now that the cost of PlayStation Plus is up to $60 USD per year, it’s safe to assume that we’re all hoping for a more reliable, improved online experience, along with a higher quality of incentive titles offered month to month.

October is also synonymous with Halloween, so my fingers were crossed for some sort of horror tie-in. It looks like my superstitions were answered.

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REVIEW: Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Publisher: Aksys
Available on: PlayStation Vita (reviewed)
Price: $39.99

Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate for the PlayStation Vita marks the fifth entry for the series over its 20-year history, although it’s only the third to reach North American shores. The punishing rogue-like began as Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer on the Nintendo DS back in 2008, which was a remake of the 1995 Super Famicom release that was exclusive to Japan. Later in 2010, Mystery Dungeon – Shiren the Wanderer 3: The Sleeping Princess and the Karakuri Mansion made its way stateside on the Wii as simply Shiren the Wanderer.

Although I dabbled in the Wii version a few years back, I have no attachment to the series whatsoever. I’ve played my fair share of rogue-likes in the past, and while they’ve never been my favorite genre, I’ve always understood how they’ve managed to carve out a niche audience looking for games that are deep, punishing, and rewarding.

Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate is no different, offering an experience that’s complex, dense, and somewhat rewarding, while also infuriating me to my wit’s end. No matter how many times I tried, how many 30-minute breaks I took, I just couldn’t connect with the diabolical nature in which it punished my failures, but there’s no denying its sheer amount of content, beautiful sprite work, and wonderful soundtrack.

It may not be for me, but I do understand the series’ appeal a bit more.

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