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Game Collection Roundtable 01/10/2016: Amplitude (PS4), Volume (PS Vita), Persona 4: Dancing All Night, Mount Your Friends

Every week, the Diehard GameFAN team adds new games to their collections. Sometimes they are new releases, physical or digital, DLC or full games, but they are all building blocks in our greater collections.

Mark B.

Tharsis – PS4
Amplitude – PS4
Mount Your Friends – PC
The Jackbox Party Pack – PC
The Jackbox Party Pack Vol 2 – PC
Infested Planet – PC

I normally don’t go on big shopping sprees early in the year, but all of the above games are a bit of a special exception in one form or another. Infested Planet and Mount Your Friends are Steam gifts from friends, the former being a Christmas gift, and the latter being a gift for a multiplayer livestream session I’m going to run sooner rather than later. Both of The Jackbox Party Pack collections were also purchased for the same livestream purposes, so basically, I’m going to run a stream where people behave poorly for hours and it’s either going to become a hilarious experience or a massive abomination, and I’m… not sure which yet.

Amplitude was a game I picked up entirely because I loved Frequency and the original Amplitude and was hopeful that it’d be a return to form for that series (which it is for me because I love EDM). Tharsis, meanwhile, was a review copy provided by the developer, and I love it to a point, as the review posted on the site shows, but it’s a hard game to recommend unless you love RNG-based experiences.

I also received two Yakuza shirts from Sean and Matt, as well as a vial of T-Virus from Crystal, for Christmas, and while they’re not games, they’re gaming related enough that I think they count.


I caved at the end of the Steam sale and grabbed:

Goosebumps: The Game
City Quest
Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome

The ones on the top and bottom are the only ones I’ve played. Goosebumps is OK, but is fairly obtuse at parts. It also seems lo love the process of trial and error. Still, it’s pretty darn faithful to the spirit of the books. Dorian Gray, on the other hand, I played a few years back for review. I absolutely loved it then, so I figured owning a copy on Steam was a good idea.

Steven got me Mount Your Friends for reasons I perhaps don’t want to know. At least it looks amusing.

For my ever growing Disney Infinity collection, I grabbed up the Cars Play Set and Francesco. I already had Mater because I found him on sale for three bucks one week. I’ve been playing around with the set, and the racing bits are solid enough that I’ve had a little bit of fun. It’s just unfortunate there are so many aspects of DI that the Cars characters can’t interact with. Not being able to fight is a problem.

Finally, I grabbed Suits off of Steam about five seconds before I started writing this. It looks like an amusing RPG, and it was only about sixty cents. I was able to sell a few trading cards and basically get the game for free.


Mount Your Friends 4 pack; because I am an enabler. I have watched it played tons, but now I get to myself, and it is about as silly as it seemed.

Suits; a gift from Mr. JackAaron, because he is an enabler.

Yoshi Woolly World; because it is so cute I could plotz.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin; because I dig Souls games and it was uber cheap.


It took me a while but I finally have Persona 4: Dancing All Night, and for some reason the Launch Edition. I had held off buying it because well… I was really bitter that the tracklist isn’t too impressive. During the Holidays I was watching the game on Amazon for the price to drop low enough so I could pick it up at long last. It only had just gotten to me this week. I need time to recover now, I hope the rest of January is quiet (it won’t be. I know this).


hey everyone! i picked up volume for ps vita today as i already had the ps4 version. plus the ps plus games which are largely bad except for grim fandango which i already had.