It’s been a few weeks since our last What We Played, which came before we took a bit of a break for Christmas and the New Year. With that in mind, there’s plenty of gaming time to cover, and I’m sure you’ll be bursting with achivements and game completions in the comments below.
Personally, I took the opportunity to play through the rather charming Affordable Space Adventures with my brother. It’s a delightful co-op game that makes excellent use of the Wii U’s gamepad screen so that my brother could pilot our little space craft, while I was busy trying to toggle all of the ship’s engines and abilities.
I also rather enjoyed the latest episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, ground my way through Fat Princess Adventures, battled through some Gauntlet in co-op, and got going with a co-operative playthrough of Black Ops 3 in “realistic” difficulty. I’m sure I’m forgetting some things, as well…
Tuffcub, meanwhile, played and awful lot of Fallout 4, doing a ton of side missions before finishing the main story quest at level 85. The side missions got a little tiresome, so he moved on to Nihilumbra on PS Vita, before playing Life Is Strange both by himself and to share gaming for the first time with a friend who’s visiting. That and ultra competitive brick hunting, as they play through LEGO Jurassic World together.
Aran’s also been a busy bee in the world of Fallout 4, wandering around the Commonwealth and battling with everything in sight. He’s also played a rhythm game called Beyond the Echo and Shovel Knight, which became the first game he completed this year.
Dom’s Christmas brought a bunch of gaming gifts, so he’s been cracking on with Rise of the Tomb Raider, which he says has been awesome, and hammering the drums in Rock Band 4, having got a new set of cymbals. He’s also spent some quality time with his son, Noah, playing Tearaway Unfolded, with the ability to create things on the iPad and send them into the game a standout feature.
Noah’s also been totally in awe of the dinosaurs of Ark: Survival Evolved, which Dom previewed over here.
Dave’s gaming time over Christmas was fairly minimal, and so he focussed on reviewing Starpoint Gemini 2 and Stone Tales – the latter of which you’ll find on the site next week. He did manage to find the time to play through Undertale’s inventive take on the RPG genre, and he got a new gaming laptop over the holidays as well, but he’s yet to really put it through its paces.
Last but not least for this week’s What We Played, Jim’s had little time this week for anything but some The Banner Saga, which is out on console next week. However, over the Christmas break, he sunk dozens of hours into The Witcher 3, took a nostalgic trip back to Super Star Wars and enjoyed a bit of Driveclub and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
Now it’s over to you. What have you been playing recently? Were there some games tucked under your Christmas tree, of have you found yourself trying to clear some of the backlog from 2015?