Getting in the mood for Halloween, this week I decided to root through Sony’s dead good digital discounts, bagging myself a pass for Season Two of The Walking Dead. Having fallen in love with the original five episodes, I originally shied away from Season Two, convinced that whatever Telltale pulled out of the bag would pale in comparison to Lee’s journey. I’m glad I bit the bullet, however, given the number of ways Season Two has already surprised me. Although slow-starting, the choices available seem to cut deeper, the developer also doing a grand job of creating well-rounded (and often) divisive characters.
Following last week’s brief tease, I finally decided to jump back into DOTA 2. Unsurprisingly, nothing has changed since I originally decided to pack it in two/three months ago. There may have been a slight reworking of the map and a new character but it’s still the same, carrying the same old problems too. Having played a handful of matches, I’m satisfied that I can now balance DOTA 2 with the rest of the games I play, instead of devoting entire afternoons to it.
Finally, I’ve been playing Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed for the PlayStation Vita. It’s equal parts refreshing and mental, tasking players with bringing down a vampire cult stalking Akihabara. Also known as “Synthisters” they can walk in daylight, thanks to the protective gear they wear. So, how better to defeat them than to strip them down to their undies? I’m sure you want to hear more so keep an eye out for next week’s review!
Our Dom has had a good week’s gaming, courtesy of Insomniac’s Sunset Overdrive:
It’s genuinely one of the best games I’ve played for a while, and I actually wrestled with giving it a 10, despite its few flaws. I also managed to be 23rd in the world for traversals for a brief period, though that was yesterday so I’m probably down in the thousands by now! It’s made my Xbox One purchase totally worthwhile, and having spent more time with it there’s a lot to like about Microsoft’s giant box. In a number of ways it’s beating the PS4, but really that should just help to push Sony to make changes with their system.
He’s also tried his hand at Driveclub although, like many, has had a real issue trying to get the game working online.
Meanwhile, Blair managed to complete Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel:
That was genuinely a lot of fun, as I’m sure I mentioned in my review. I played it on PC, and there’s no local co-op but I managed to find a mod which not only allowed me to play it locally, but on both my screens. I’ve just upgraded my PC, and this mod meant I had to run two instances of the game at once, it handled it really well at 60fps on both screens so I’m very happy with that.
Through a little bit of PlayStation witchcraft, he was also able to play The Evil Within – without even owning a copy of the game! Using the PS4’s SharePlay feature, he jumped into Tuffcub’s pre-existing session, right in the midst of tough boss fight – nice troll, TC!
If you’re not too busy trick or treating, drop us a line and let us know what you’ve been playing.