Kicking things off with Aran this week he reports that he’s been enjoying his return to the universe of Metro with dashes of added flair courtesy of Metro Redux. Check out his 9/10 review. Having seen it offered for as little as £25 he reckons it’s “well worth that price”. He’s also played Tales of Xillia 2 for a review which you’ll be able to read next week.
What do you get if you mix Stefan, Watch Dogs and remote explosives? This…
He’s played some Olli Olli on PS3 and PS4 which has reawakened his former addiction and he topped everything off with some time trekking coast to coast in The Crew, the video of which you can also find elsewhere on these pages.
Blair has played through “a decent new third person platforming IP”, The Last Tinker, as well as the final episode of The Walking Dead Season 2. “The final episode was devastating and brilliant at the same time, though never quite reached the heights of season one.” He found inFamous First Light to be “really enjoyable despite it being more of the same in most parts”. He feels that the battle arenas bring something new and enjoyable to the franchise though.
The refreshingly honest Dan J reports that he was “absolutely awful” in a few matches of Call of Duty Ghosts. But then the excuses began… “I’m sure the opposing team were superhuman. Their reaction speeds were so fast – of course I blame my internet connection. They were better than the AI set to veteran, so I rage quit.” There’s also been some Football Chairman played on his phone. He’s made it to the year 2083 so far and complains that in those 70 or so years England have only won the World Cup once. The game seems overly optimistic to me.
And that just leaves Dom to see us out:
This week I’ve been mostly playing Madden 15 as I bought into EA’s Access. To be honest, I had bought it for Battlefield 4, Madden 25 and early access to Dragon Age, and really I had no interest in Madden 15 at all.
However, it’s genuinely a huge step forward for the franchise, with playing defence just as much fun as offense. What this ultimately led to was far too much soul searching over whether to carry on on Xbox One, or buy it for PS4 where I mainly play, with the X1 winning out due to having played six hours of it already.
I also played a good bit more of Diablo 3, which is still absolutely awesome. I’ve downloaded the Mario Kart Mercedes DLC too so I’ll give that a go tonight.
What have you played?