After Jim’s more than capable filling in for me over the last couple of weeks the bad news for you is that I’m back at the keyboard again. But rather than dwell on what that means for all of us let’s swiftly move on with what Aran’s been playing this week.
This week there has been some Wolfenstein & Episode 4 of The Walking Dead Season Two. Wolfenstein: TNO gets really tough near the end with lots of bigger enemies to fight against. The story still holds strong and it is still the best FPS of 2014.
Episode 4 of TWD: S2 was just as gut wrenching as the rest. The group doesn’t get a single break really, with things going from bad to worse. And it’s done in such a way that there is hope which is quickly snatched away. Damn you, Telltale.
Stefan’s had a somewhat less than memorable week of gaming but does recall participating in recent Gran Turismo 6 and Battlefield 4 TSA Meets. And he mumbled something about filming himself mooning and how it was his Destiny or some-such nonsense.
The Destiny Beta was always fated to close after too short a period and its loss left Dan J wondering what to play. In the end he chose to return to MotoGP 14 “and comfortably won a few races in career mode”. Show off! With PS4 racers being in short supply he says that MotoGP is worth a look.
While “the track detail may not be great the handling of the bikes is spot on, challenging too.” While he laments that F1 2014 will not be gracing our PS4s he is glad to have some kind of GP racing to fall back on. He’s also reviewed The Swapper which he calls “a lovely game, just over a bit too soon”.
Freed from the shackles of writing WWP Jim used the spare 30 minutes that gave him to play Undead Nightmare. While he says he will go back to it at some point he ended up setting it aside for some Dota 2 and Watch Dogs.
His return to Ubisoft’s latest flagship title “was not that thrilling” which he puts down to having played too much GTA and Red Dead. He still stands by his review from back in May though, despite the game’s repetitive side content outside the main missions.
Perhaps my biggest achievement this week is beating the “Social Lubricant” trophy which requires you complete all of Watch Dogs QTE-style drinking games. Having heard about the infamous trophy, and seeing the player petition to get it updated, I was nervous yet soldiered on and bagged it without a single retry.
For more from Jim check out the choice words he has to say about Sacred 3 in today’s review.
While I’ve been too busy at work for the last couple of weeks, this week it’s Tuffcub’s turn to work the 13-hours days. Predictably he still managed to find a little time for Killzone Shadow Fall and “a LOT of” Borderlands 2 on his PS Vita.
Which just leaves the “incredibly surprised” Dom to wrap things up for us this week.
In some mystical fashion, all the stars have aligned and I’ve been playing lots of computer games this week! I’m incredibly surprised!
The main game last weekend was the Destiny Beta, with a couple of accidental 4/5am finishes. I played all the way until the servers went off, and then sat there wondering what I was going to play until September! Obviously the huge backlog I have has been a comfort in these difficult times…
I’ve continued to put time into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and I can’t get enough of it. Last night though for whatever reason I couldn’t find anyone good to play with, searching room after room. Hopefully the lobby system is more robust in Monster Hunter 4. A special mention has to go to the prize idiot who made me wait ten minutes before venturing out with me, only to run away and hide when the monster appeared! The Wii U gamepad is too expensive to hurl across the room but it was a close run thing!
I’ve nearly finished Ryse now, which I’ve enjoyed a lot, as has my wife who’s watched me play through it. I’ve also been playing Crimson Dragon, which at least with it coming to Games With Gold this month means there’ll be some scores on the leader boards!
So how have you all addressed your post-Destiny Beta/pre-Destiny blues?