I’m a glutton for punishment.
Not content to busting my wallet on the Xbox One E3 sales, I decided to take a peek at Sony’s Days of Play sale on PSN. Lo and behold…there were tons more bargains I couldn’t help but partake in.
In other news, my wallet and bank account really hate me now.
But hey, at least I came out of the deal with more games! That’s always a good thing.
What I bought from the Sony’s Days of Play sales.
Remember, you can get all of these deals online, through the SG PSN. I’m not listing the PS Plus prices for the sales just in case you’re not a member but if you ARE, then you can expect a 10% discount on top of the sales price.
You can also head over to PSNTrivia (a special website meant for the Days of Play promo) to win a 10% off code by playing the trivia game.
PS Plus (12 Month Membership).
Original price: $49.90
Sale price: $30.73
Do I really need to explain why this is a good deal? ANY deal on a Playstation Plus membership (which is required for online play) is a good deal simply because you NEED the service if you’re playing on the PS4.
Sure, Sony bills it as the key to online multiplayer, but with a PS Plus sub you also get cloud saving, free games monthly and discounts on games and add-ons.
While Sony’s online service leaves much to be desired compared to Game Pass Ultimate, it’s still the only choice anybody has when it comes to online gaming on the PS4.
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise.
Original price: $74.90
Sale price: $37.45
It’s Hokuto no Ken meets Ryu Ga Gotoku! What more do you need? Heads will explode, chakras will be punched! It might not be based on the Japanese Underworld like Yakuza is but this retelling of the Fist of the North Star is still just as awesome.
This is the cheapest the game has gotten…EVER. It’s also exclusive to the PS4 so if you’re a multiple console gamer (like me), you’re definitely going to want to have this in your PS4 library.
Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection.
It’s 3 (THREE) great rhythm games in one bundle.
If you’re a fan of Persona and/or its music, you’re going to want this bundle, which packs in all of the Persona Dancing games in one handy pack.
Yup, that’s right. You get Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, Persona 4: Dancing All Night and finally, Personal 5: Dancing in Starlight with all DLC up to this point.
The only other way to get all the games together would be to get the physical bundle, which is USD$99.
Hasbro Family Fun Pack – Super Edition.
Original price: $59.90
Sale price: $8.98
You’d be nuts to pass on this deal, which contains digitized versions of board games you’ll (hopefully) be familiar with. You get Battleship, Boggle, Trivial Pursuit Live, Monopoly Plus and two different versions of Risk.
It’s fun for the whole family, especially if you need to distract youngsters for a while.
Besides, who doesn’t enjoy Monopoly or Boggle? Only downside is Scrabble is missing from the collection.
Dragon’s Crown Pro.
Original price: $54.90
Sale price: $27.45
Dragon’s Crown is arguably one of the best beat ’em ups…ever!
It isn’t hyperbole, even when comparing it against greats like Bare Knuckle 2, Double Dragon III, Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow over Mystara, Guardian Heroes or Aliens Vs Predator.
It is really that good and now it is dirt cheap.
It’s a pity that the PS4 version doesn’t offer anything new (content wise) over the PS3 version, but it’s still a great multiplayer game, especially if you’ve never played it.
Yakuza Kiwami 2.
Original price: $64.90
Sale price: $38.94
There’s a reason why the Yakuza series has spawned 7 games (not counting the spin-offs like Kenzan or Online). This is what Shenmue should’ve (would’ve) been had Yu Suzuki remained with SEGA.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 has the distinct honor of being the last Yazuka game SEGA will remake. While they’re going to be bringing Yakuza 3 – 5 over the PS4, those games will just get HD remasters and some tweaks, not a complete remake like Yakuza 2 did to become Yakuza Kiwami 2.
The Yakuza series’ trademark goofy humor is front and center in the game, though its also balanced out by the melodrama of Kiryu’s plight. Exploring Kamurocho (based on Tokyo’s Kabukicho) is still as interest as ever and playing in the arcades (this time Virtual On makes the cut) will offer you countless hours of fun…and this is without even doing the other side missions or main story!
And…..those are the games I recommend you guys nab during Sony’s Days of Play 2019 event. They’re awesome and well worth the cash you’re shelling out for them.