I thought this Castlevania spiritual sequel looked fantastic, so I wanted to buy it. It isn't out in for Scandinavian PS4s yet for some reason, but I wanted to try buying it on my US account instead. First, I tried to add my Visa card to the US account, but it needs a US address, and a couple of years ago I tried buying something with a fake address, and my credit card got blocked, so I'm not doing that again. Then I tried my paypal account, but it failed with a confusing error about username or password being incorrect. According to people online, your paypal account is also tied to a region and you can't buy games from the US PlayStation store with a EU paypal account. That left the option of buying a pre-paid gift card for the US store. As the game was 9.99$, I bought a 10$ card on pcgamesupply.com (using paypal), which showed up in an e-mail after a few minutes. I was able to enter it into my US account, but I had failed to realize that there is a 0.82$ tax on the game, so I had to buy a second pre-paid card.
OK, bought it, and the game is downloading.
So for future reference, buying a US-only PS4 game:
Check the price and make sure to add a little bit for tax,
And yes, after downloading it, the game is playable on my danish account.
Assuming I'll never spend the rest of the 20$ I added to my account, this game cost me 133.50 DKK. It'll better be worth it.
completed the game on Normal difficulty (Veteran).
Erik and I completed the game, and Anders joined in for a little while towards the end. I unlocked 'Nightmare mode', where Zangetsu is dead and you play with the 3 other dudes. We learned online that you can kill the other characters to gain power-ups for Zangetsu and beating the game after killing all the other characters unlocks 'Ultimate mode'.
completed the game (Nightmare).
Zangetsu was a tricky boss, but I learned his pattern, and after a couple of triple beheadings, understood that the final sequence was about protecting the two other buddies while the alchemist was powering up.