Sometimes you have a really good plan of action. And sometimes, no matter how hard you try to stick to that plan, a monkey wrench gets thrown into the system and your entire plan - as good as it was - goes up in flames. Plans aren't invincible, my friends. And they surely aren't bullet proof against the game called life.
Ok, all that may be a little dramatic to just explain what game I played today. I really did have a different plan in mind, but honestly, my OCD grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go. I got distracted by a game I had no intention of getting distracted by. It's not the first time, and it certainly won't be the last time - especially this year.
So I was browsing the PSN store online today (yes, you can access it from your computer now, buying whatever you want and queuing it up to download the next time you turn your PS3 on). As I was looking, I stumbled upon Jetpack Joyride for the PS Vita - and it was FREE! Now, I had heard it was free, but every time I tried to download it, it popped up as being $3.99. Apparently, the store on the Vita wants to charge you, but if you download it to your PS3 and then transfer it, it is free? I don't understand what the hell that is all about, but whatever. I got a game, with trophies mind you, for free.
So I downloaded it, but as I went to transfer it to my Vita, my Vita freaked out and bricked, stuck on the "Power Off" menu screen. No touch controls worked, no buttons did anything ... it was just frozen. So I let it sit there, for an hour or so, hoping the battery would just die. It wasn't dying as soon as I hoped, so I tried every trick in the book once again. Finally, after holding the power button for about a minute, it gave me the option of rebooting the system. Finally, I was back in business.
I put in a PS3 game after I was done with all that, expecting to play and write about that particular game. However, thanks to the PS3 automatic-install process of every disc you put in the system, I had a lot of time to kill. Plus, the Blazers game was on, so I just picked up my Vita to test out Jetpack Joyride while I waited.
Well, two hours later and a lot of trophies acquired, Jetpack Joyride became the game to write about tonight. Not much to write about, honestly, it is a simple mobile game that has trophies. Now, the trophies are fun to get, and the ones I didn't get tonight are ones you accumulate after many, many hours sunk into the game. But a handful of free trophies are something I will never complain about.
There is a leveling system in the game, where you accomplish certain goals to be awarded stars that go towards ranking up. Simple, yet super addictive system that works when it comes to making you play "just one more time." Man, I don't know how many times I said that tonight.
"Just one more run, then I am done," I would say. The I would run through, accomplish a goal, get some goodies, see the next goal to go after - rinse and repeat. The only reason I put it down was just to write this blog. I'm not rushing back to it tonight, but I'll gladly keep it installed on the Vita for quick on-the-go gaming and trophy whoring.
As far as that other game I was supposed to play? I think it might still be installing. I'll have to check on that.
Oh, and remember that glitched trophy in Far Cry 3 I mentioned yesterday? Yeah, I un-glitched that bitch this morning, meaning I am six co-op missions away from a Platinum trophy in that game.
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