With another gaming-free week under my belt it is a good job that the others have not all been put off gaming by overdosing on Gamescom videos otherwise there would be nothing for me to tell you about.
Blair finally got around to playing Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes this week, I guess in preparation for the expected Gamescom info-burst on The Phantom Pain. “I did expect it to be short, but what I didn’t expect was that it would be so shocking!”, he says before adding that, “All in all, it was good and set up the next game quite well – I can’t wait to have a go of the side missions soon.”
He goes on to tease that he has played a “Secret Game” that is not out for a while and he cannot tell us about yet anyway. Sometimes information is useful and other times it is not.
Having boots firmly on the ground at Gamescom Stefan hasn’t been short of things to play.
I’ve played and seen basically all of the games. Your Assassin’s Creeds, your Batmans, your Until Dawn and on and on.
Personal highlights are tricky, but I’d keep an eye on The Tomorrow People going forward, definitely. A barmy concept that’s very cleverly put together.
I’m not done yet though, and my first appointment for today is with the Dead Island games.
Tuffcub meanwhile has been hammering face buttons as hard as he’s been hitting spreadsheets.
Killzone Shadow Fall, and I am back coming top in every game, as witnessed by some TSA’ers.
Metrico, Proteus, Fez and Road Not Taken – this months PS+ – all of which annoy the hell out of me for various reasons – grid based movement, pixel graphics, instant-deaths, no instructions, whatever. I know it’s summer so they are pushing out smaller titles but it’s the first time I haven’t liked a single game.
P.T. (aka Silent Hills) -which was awesome, if a little confusing.
Borderlands 2 Vita – I’m still working my ass off so B2 is getting a hammering every day to and from work, and sometimes at lunchtimes too. It is brilliant and I can see it keeping me busy for many more commutes. It is the shame the frame rate goes a bit wonk now and then, but you do have to remember this is a end of cycle PS3 game squeezed on to a hand held. You can pick it up for £20 and I highly recommend that Vita owners should buy a copy, how can you refuse the charms of a Claptrap in your pocket?
Dan J has had a week filled with clicks and jumps.
I’ve played more of The Last Of Us, and finally dipped into the multiplayer. I much prefer the survivors game mode where you only have one life each round, as it encourages everyone to work as a team, which is really vital to doing well on it. Of course, you still get those players who go off and do their own thing and get killed instantly – when will they ever learn?
I’ve also finished off my first season in MotoGP 14, which I’m still a big fan of, but I have had the difficulty on easy the whole time, so I think it’s time to bump it up and see how challenging it really gets.
In the last few days I downloaded the P.T. Demo, or Silent Hill thing, which I really liked the idea of, and it gave me quite a jump too. But it was too confusing working out how to progress through the doors.
Last up this week and getting all excited about early September and HDD maintenance is Dom.
This week I’ve completed Ryse, and made a start on Metal Gear Solid – Ground Zeroes. Neither of these experiences is likely to change my life, but they’re both good fun.
I’ve also been clearing my hard drives out, having reached capacity on both my PS3 and PS4 ones – I think I’ll have to get used to regular maintenance of them this generation. It was all in preparation for Destiny. There’s a fun countdown on the download list now – I can’t wait!
What are your own gaming highlights and lowlight of this week?