I am not sure why, but for whatever reason, I picked up LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham on the Vita, even though I haven’t touched the game on the PlayStation 4. I assumed, and rightly so, it would be a great little couch game to play downstairs instead of staring at my phone and scrolling through Twitter or Facebook. Each little level took about 10-15 of my time, and none really required my concentration. I could put it down at any time, and it helped my eldest loved watching me play. He liked it so much, he used the last of his Christmas money to buy the 3DS version for himself.
It also gave me a chance to actually use the strategy guide Prima Games sent me (I know, I’m not worthy of their stuff sometimes…most of the time…fine, ever) to lock down each and every trophy, which I did Friday night, as you can see from the date above. So at least for the handheld portion of the strategy guide, the book is extremely helpful in finding every collectible and obtaining every Trophy. There were a few collectibles I could not find, and the collectible detector was less than worthless. There were also a couple of Trophies I couldn’t figure out, or didn’t want to spend the time to figure out like the lazy little bitch I am. One Trophy required that I obtain maximum studs on the tech hacking puzzles in each and every level they exist in. I knew I hadn’t done that in the beginning, since I kind of rushed through them, and if I had read the guide, I would have known not to do that. Instead of playing every single level again, I bookmarked each puzzle mentioned in the strategy guide, and replayed those levels. It cut out a considerable amount of time.
Platinum achieved in 15 hours time, and now I’m back on chasing that Platinum in LEGO Marvel’s Avengers in between reviews. I really wish that I didn’t have these Internet sinkholes in my house where I could use remote play to do the same thing on my Vita I did with LEGO Batman 3. Before you give me all this Internet advice, I really do have Internet sinkholes throughout the house. My bedroom interferes with bluetooth communication, and you can forget about accessing Wi-Fi in the kitchen, even though the access point is just behind one kitchen wall. Gotta love old houses.