It’s going to be weird watching the Formula 1 this weekend not knowing if we’ll ever see Jules Bianchi drive again, let alone drive for Ferrari, which is where he was destined for before his crash last weekend. On a more positive note, it’s also going to be fascinating to see who gets to grips with the new Sochi circuit fastest, and if the circuit will throw up a twist to this year’s already turbulent championship.
Turning our attention to TSA, and if you thought last week was busy for Previews, you’ve got another thing coming! So if you’re after an unhealthy dose of previews this Saturday, stand at the ready for this week’s Community Round-Up!
For the TSA Meets this week, we’ll be having some of the usual GT6 on Monday and Battlefield 4 on Friday for you to sink your teeth into.
If you want to play something else, you can add your own Meet to the list, provided you have more than 250 TSA Points.
The big Review of the week was Driveclub. The game seems to have had its fair share of mixed reviews, and hasn’t had the smoothest of launches with the PS+ edition being delayed. Nevertheless, Stefan gave it an 8/10 before these problems emerged, saying that you’re given “the purity of competing against the times and records of friends and rivals, the stunning scenery and the joy of driving cars absolutely on the limit.”
It was then joined by Aran’s 9/10 review of PIX The Cat, Jim’s 9/10 for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor with its stand out Nemesis system and Dominic’s return to Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, giving it a nice 8/10 and heartily recommending it to those who have yet to experience it.
Moving over to the Previews, of which we have plenty, we can begin with Ash, who looked at Nidhogg, a 1v1 sword fighting game, while Kris previewed Mortal Kombat X, a series that he has very fond memories of.
Aran looked at Minutes, a minimalistic challenging puzzle game, and Never Alone, a game about an Iñupiat girl and her pet arctic fox that’s looking like something we don’t usually see. His last piece from EGX was from when he sat down for some co-op’ing in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.
There was also a double dose of Indie Focus from EGX, with several writers sharing highlights of games they played on the show floor in parts 1 and parts 2, while Sam took on Playback this week and looked back on Final Fantasy XIII.
In last weekend’s Chronicle, Stefan explored your comments on Xbox One’s sales, PSN downtime and Driveclub’s steering wheel support. A Sale It Verdict was given to Watch Dogs, as Murdered: Soul Suspect seems to be headed towards a Buy It verdict as it’s already at quite a good price, judging from the comments.
Finishing off the Round Up as we always do, the Podcast’s Episode 156 talked about Alien, Destiny, Mortal Kombat and Indies, while you can see what the gang have played this week in What We Played #176.
A quick thanks to Tef for tidying up the Round-up, and as usual, I’ll see you next week – bye!