Tuffcub’s been all over the shop this week, flitting between games on a number of different platforms. From Angry Birds Transformers on iOS and a “little bit” of Skyrim to Shadow Fall, it sounds like he’s been having a busy week. Even when on the move he’s been putting some time into his PlayStation, revisiting both Tiny Troopers and Minutes to break up the regular commute, two game he dubs as “mini marvels”.
Of course, it wouldn’t be “What We Played” without a bit of Destiny now, would it? Both Tuffcub and Aran haven been plugging away the hours as they tear through Bungie’s co-op focused endgame content. Teaming up with a ragtag band of TSA regulars, they took to the Vault of Glass once again in search of loot and glory. Tuffcub even snapped this rather poignant victory photo – great work Guardians!
Aran has also had a chance to try his hand at a spot of orc-hunting, courtesy of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Much like myself and many who have try this gem, he found himself delving into the side content as soon as he was able, chasing down captains and watching as his actions impacted the world around him. He also reviewed Chariot earlier in the week, a lovely looking puzzle platformer.
Also trying to wean himself off Destiny is Tef who has spent much of the week playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. He’s been awfully busy reviewing the game and making videos about it – which he says it would be great it a few more people watched – but now has the chance to put his feet up for a bit and enjoy it in regular conditions, pumping plenty of time into its multiplayer section. One thing he wasn’t too keen on, however, was the game’s co-op survival mode though, overall, it does little to dampen the whole package. Matt also answered the call this week, praising Sledgehammer’s subtle yet fantastic changes to the series’ staling gaming.
If two big-name shooters weren’t enough, this week Peter took a trip down memory lane with the masterful Master Chief Collection, available on Xbox One next week.
It’s a great package of the four main line Halo games and all the multiplayer stuff from all of them. They’ve even included the Halo: CE multiplayer maps that weren’t in the console version or with the Anniversary Edition from a couple of years ago. Over 100 multiplayer maps and 45 campaign missions that you can attack in any order. It’s a very well put together library of Master Chief’s story so far and when it launches and the links with Halo: Nightfall and the rest of the Halo Channel are fully functional, it’ll be quite special for Halo fans.
Finally, eschewing recently-released shooters for something still off in the future, Blair gave the Evolve alpha a quick crack only to find that he couldn’t connect most of the time. With a cohort of TSA chums in tow, they decided to hop on DriveClub instead which Blair thinks is quite impressive though, like many, he would have preferred a new MotorStorm. On top of that he’s been playing this month’s marquee PlayStation Plus title, The Binding of Isaac, and you can check out his beginner’s guide that went up this morning.
Now it’s over to you. What games have you been playing this past week?