Welcome to What We Played’s fourth year. I’d like to have something new to share but I’m still only really playing Warframe. The best place to read what I think is my comment in response to its recent featuring in TSA’s WeView feature.
Stefan has completed his second play through of Transistor which he says “was just as wonderful an experience as it was the first time”. The impact of that though is that he’s taken to whistling or humming Red’s vocals over the top of the soundtrack, “which sadly doesn’t have them included”. Guess he’s misplaced his copy of SingStar.
He also played a little of GRID Autosport for our preview and then Watch Dogs arrived. He may not be playing it in the way that Ubisoft intended though.
I’m probably playing Watch Dogs like a complete and utter plonker, aiming for a totally stealth approach and barely using any hacking unless I need to. I’m OK with breaking out the melee, but am generally trying to avoid killing.
It also sounds like he might have stopped playing GRID a little too soon with his car-based shenanigans…
I spent a good hour last night just generally pratting about. I was sneaking up behind NPCs chilling out in a park, then scaring them by tooting the horn of the sports car I was in. That kept me amused until I decided to try and get my car up onto the overhead metro system. Sadly, I couldn’t quite get it up the steps, but I did find a tiny little town car that could just about manage to squeeze through, and I then set about chasing after trains.
Playing through Wolfenstein for our review was really enjoyable for Peter, who has always been a fan of “the id Software style of fast shooter with meaty weapons and plenty of gruesome bloodsplosions (™) when you get the shotguns out”. Although he does think that it could have benefited from “a little more time to smooth off some rough edges and build on the excellent characters they introduced”.
He then went straight from FPS to MMO with EVE Online’s appearance in a Humble Daily deal this week. Typically having been given the freedom to do just about anything he can imagine doing in space (in which case he might need an imagination upgrade!) he can’t decide on a career path to specialise in. Expect to hear more about his EVEsploits in the coming weeks.
Last up this week is Aran who reviewed Worms Battlegrounds for us. He calls it “a rather fun title that has an entertaining single player and a nice local multiplayer set up”. He hopes that the clans feature will prove popular and help the game build a thriving community that’ll give the game some legs.
How about you?