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What We Played #306 Puyo Puyo Tetris, Farpoint & Injustice 2

Pre-pre-E3.

Well, there’s another week in the book. We’re edging ever close to E3 and the cavalcade of information that it brings, and so to are we getting some of the pre-event information out of the way too. Sure we could probably have expected another Far Cry sequel, but the Crew 2? Obviously Ubisoft’s ongoing support for the game has ensured a decent community has built up around it, and maybe the second one will see it truly find its way into the hearts of gamers.

I’ve been having fun with a sequel this week, with Injustice 2’s story mode drawing me away from plenty of other things I should have been doing. Besides that I finished up Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia, which feels both reassuringly familiar to long-time fans and refreshingly new at the same time. For those who’ve yet to make the jump to Switch it proves that the 3DS still has plenty to offer, despite its now deeply humble specifications. Besides that I had some fun with NBA Playgrounds, and played some Final Fantasy XIV to boot.

I also asked the team what their favourite console was this week – just for the crack – and surprisingly most of them were able to answer this pretty easily! Mine still remains the Sega Saturn, the first console I ever bought myself, and it came at the perfect time to sink ridiculous hours into Sega Rally, Daytona USA, Virtua Fighter 2 and Guardian Heroes. Sure, there are much better machines, but as with any console, it’s all about the games.

Steve was the first to drop in this week, and he remains enamoured with the SNES to this day;

Finished Resi VII and, perhaps controversially, really liked the closing section and its ties to the series as a whole. Also cleared Last Stitch Goodnight for review and played a chunk of the enjoyable but ludicrously long-titled Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Enhanced Edition on PS4; although I am still confused as to why they didn’t just release the full Final Cut. Finally rattled through a few levels of Spellspire which takes the core gameplay of Letter Quest and puts it in a tower attack game a la Mortal Kombat’s old arcade mode.

Jim meanwhile has had a pretty good week of gaming;

This week I played a fair bit of Farpoint for our review on-site: a solid VR shooter that proves not every virtual reality action game needs to be on-rails! Aside from that I’ve dabbled with the surprisingly therapeutic Shadow Warrior 2 while also playing some Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada and VR Karts (more on those next week).

I also took a sledgehammer to the backlog too, smashing my way through 95% of Batman: Arkham Knight which I’ll hopefully finish over the weekend.

It’s been a DC week for Aran who’s been working on Injustice 2 for review, having finished the story and now he’s delving into the Multiverse and multiplayer side of things. He thinks that the face animations in the cutscenes may just be the best in the business. On top of that he’s also been going through his backlog and has been playing Batman: Arkham Origins which he thinks has a better plot than Knights. Finally a mobile title called A Dark Room. It’s a basic strategy title done in text where you build up a town and explore, though it’s seemingly pretty addictive!

Dave meanwhile has played more of The Surge, as well as Ultra Street Fighter II and Disgaea 5 Complete for the Nintendo Switch. He’s also going to be playing several classic Sonic games tomorrow for 24 hours, in case you didn’t know, for an extremely good cause. It’ll be the first time he’s properly played all of them to completion since having his favourite console – the Sega Mega Drive.

Tuffcub has been attempting to have another scary gaming week, as besides Titanfall 2, he’s also been playing Among The Sleep which is the game in which you play as a baby. It starts off really well, very spooky and tense but apparently you soon realise nothing is going to hurt you (killing babies is a bad idea) and you can zip through the game very quickly. As usual he decided to be awkward and choose the Amiga 1200 as his favourite console, but, you know, that’s alright, we like computers with keyboards too!

Tef was the last to pop in this week, and he’s been trying to play Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Switch. However, while Tetris is fine, Puyo Puyo remains an utter mystery to him. Perhaps some Youtube videos might help! Besides that he reviewed the Mass Transit DLC for Cities Skylines, going further down the city-building rabbit hole.

Now then, what have you played, and maybe you’d like to tell us your favourite console too?

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  1. tactical20
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Wildlands. Just over half way now. Proper slog!

    Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 17:17.
  2. Crazy_Del
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    For Honor…. still trying to get that stupid pesky broken online trophy that I bloody well deserved!
    *rant over*
    Bought Injustice 2 today and been playing it since ^^
    Loving the style and the fights so will be playing this more often.
    Hopefully continue DeadNation with Tony since I have returned home.

    Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 18:08.
    • Tony Cawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Sounds good to me mate, though Sunday night will be the first chance I get for dead nation, got very busy weekend ahead.

      Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 20:21.
      • Crazy_Del
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        That is cool man ^^

        Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 22:12.
  3. Andrewww
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Well, the main media event of the week for me was outside of gaming, as I yesterday went to see Alien Covenant, down here in Gigers lovely home town, together with the in-crowd, his former wife happened to sit in the same row just a few seats away.

    Of course, the movie is nowhere nearly as good as the first 3 or 4 Alien movies, and that’s not a problem, as we all knew that before.

    Still, I’m a bit undecided what to make of it. No doubt, there’s beautiful carnage to be seen. And some questions that haunted me for the last 30-something years seem resolved, just not in a way that feels right. Or, maybe I’m just completely overwhelmed, and still got to figure out what it all means for my life from now on. I’ll definitely watch it again sometime.

    Favourite console? Any in the Playstation universe on which Alien:Isolation runs.

    Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 18:11.
  4. MrYd
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    Finished off the campaign for Battlefield 1 last night. Surprisingly good, and did a good job of avoiding anything that could be classed as inappropriate or glorifying war, which was probably a good plan given the whole 100 years ago thing. Until the final non-playable epilogue, which just seemed out of place.

    Now I just need to play it all again and get all the trophies I missed. And deal with the dreaded R2 bug. (Can’t fire certain weapons with 1 of my controllers)

    And there may have been a certain amount of Skyforge. More classes to unlock, and I’m at the point where I can do harder versions of things and not make a fool of myself trying the 10 player missions. Which are nice and chaotic. Still not found anything that really forces you into paying though, which is good.

    Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 18:14.
  5. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    A little bit of Carmageddon Max Damage this week, which is fun but I’m not feeling the addicts compulsion to keep sneaking in more and more. A lot of research into Elite Dangerous, including a quick go on my mates Oculus, can’t wait to play this on PS4!
    My favourite console is my PS3. The range of top quality games, big and small, was immense and the open world behemoths like the GTAs were especially impressive. And it did all the amazing media stuff, maybe still more than the PS4? Who cares, it’s lovely.

    Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 18:20.
  6. Tony Cawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Lots of different things for me this week. Started with some Overwatch with my boy, got very close to the alienation platinum, just got to finish my hardcore character off, played 2 of the episodes of tales from the borderlands which I’m really enjoying, and we’ve downloaded Paladins, which is very good for a F2p, even if it is the biggest possible rip off of Overwatch you’ll ever see.

    Wow, that sentence is far too long but I can’t be bothered to edit it.

    I’ve sent a lot of people invites to Paladins, apologies for spamming you all with that but if you download it and give it a go, I get In-game money. I recommend it anyway regardless of the free currency for me because it’s actually very good fun.

    Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 19:37.
  7. Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Usual suspects for me this week; bit of Zelda, bit of Mario Kart, bit of Puyo Puyo. All still great fun.
    Downloaded the Disgaea5 demo this evening so will be firing that up shortly. Haven’t played a Disgaea game before but, from what I’ve seen, it seems like a perfect game to play on the go.

    Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 20:07.
  8. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I picked up Skyrim remaster really cheap so i’ve started playing that. It holds up pretty well in terms of gameplay and structure but i wish they had injected a bit more colour so it didn’t look so washed out. I’m trying to see how much of the game i can play without doing any of the side missions. I’m also painfully learning to use the save option more frequently.
    And another chunk of Neverending Man’s Sky.

    Comment posted on 19/05/2017 at 20:32.

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