It’s expensive being a gamer! This past week saw Assassin’s Creed: Unity and PES 2014 being released – and Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox fans – and next week we’ve got GTA V, Far Cry 4, and Dragon Age 3: Inquisition appearing on the shelves. How many of this month’s games are on your shopping list?
If maybe you’re not totally sold on a few games and want to check out this week’s reviews and previews, then you’re in the right place, as we start this week’s Community Round-Up!
Beginning with the TSA Meets and this week, we’ll be having some of the usual GT6 on Monday, Red Dead on Wednesday, and Battlefield 4 on Friday!
If you want to play something else, you can add your own Meet to the list, provided you have more than 250 TSA Points.
Similar to the Previews, things appear to be slowing down on the Review front as we edge nearer to Christmas, though there are a few big titles yet to receive TSA’s judgement. Anyway, this weeks high score award was shared by Toybox Turbos and BlazeRush, both with 7/10s. Peter enjoyed Toybox Turbos, with his memories Micro Machines reignited, while Dom described BlazeRush as “a fun time-sink”.
Next up was Freedom Wars, for which Jim enjoyed the combat, but felt it was let down by the story and some pacing issues in his 6/10 review. Dropping another point to 5/10 was Randal’s Monday, described as a point & click adventure with “too many ludicrously convoluted, multi-stage puzzles” by Stefan, while Jim thought Akiba’s Trip was worthy of only a 5/10 due to its tasteless tendencies, bland combat and repetitive design.
From the Previews, Stefan looked at Battlefield Hardline, which while a big change compared to Battlefield 4, may not a bad thing for those looking for something a tad different to the usual Battlefield games. Sam looked at Dragon Age: Inquisition ahead of his full review, while Aran went solo in The Crew.
Jim explored How To Survive, and how it’s adapted to the new generation, while Blair writes about wasting time (in a good way) in The Binding of Isaac. Lastly, Blair also looked at Mario Kart 8’s DLC – and you can watch 90 minutes of racing from TSA’s live stream – and Stefan blogged about how Driveclub was faring one month after its messy release.
From the usual features, Advanced Warfare’s Companion App featured on Mobile Watch, and sticking with the Call of Duty theme, Ghosts appeared on PlayBack. The Community articles saw Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty received a solid Buy It Verdict, which is more than can be said for Metro Redux right now, which is getting a very mixed response as it sits in the spotlight.
The Chronicle featured talk about GTA and SharePlay in Hot Topics, while Episode 161 of the Podcast was Peter-less, but he did make an appearance in What We Played #181, which saw the likes of Mario Kart, COD and FIFA being played.
Popping into the Forums, let’s take a look at what’s on offer:
- Tactical20 wants to know if AC Unity looks like being worth a purchase.
- Forrest_01 sought some clarification about ranking up the Vanguard, Crucible and factions in Destiny.
- There’s more game-based shenanigans being captured and uploaded to the shameless self promotion thread.
- And Halo 5 is being discussed in ONYXofDOOM’s thread, although it’s not quite to Shepanator’s tastes.
That’s the Round Up complete, and I’m looking forward to another weekend of cracking rugby matches, which is more than satisfying my appetite for sports, as F1 heads to it’s nail biting conclusion next week! Let me know if you’ve got anything good planned, and I’ll see you next time. Bye!