Community Round-Up: 07/03/15

All eyes this week have been on GDC, with plenty of news about games and hardware whetting our appetites for the rest of 2015. What were your highlights? Were you more interested in the game news, such as Elite Dangerous or MGS V, or perhaps Steam Machines and hearing about more VR hardware has got you excited? Drop us a comment, but not before you’ve read this week’s Community Round-Up!

This week on the meets, there will be the usual GT6 on Monday and Battlefield on Friday, with GTA V possibly occurring on Tuesday.

If you’d rather play something else, you can add your own Meet to the list, provided you have more than 250 TSA Points.

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There were just two previews this week, so let’s get them done and dusted. The Swindle, or Smash & Grab as Teflon calls it, is a game where you burgle houses and attempt to get away with as much loot as you can carry, while avoiding cameras, guards, mines and much more in a Steampunk take on 19th century London. On top of that, Stealth Inc. 2, originally a Wii U title, is now making its way to other platforms. It’s looking better than ever and luckily there’s not too much of a wait.

Onwards and upwards, the top review this week was for OlliOlli 2, which was awarded an impressive 9/10. Blair thinks the game as improved in almost every aspect, resulting in a “much faster-paced, better flowing, and downright addictive game”. Another game that was released on PSN this week was Helldivers. The co-op, top down, twin stick shooter earned itself an 8/10.

That’s the same score given by Dom to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2. In this episode, the fear factor gears up with more and harder enemies, along with a couple of bosses that prove to be some tough cookies. Zombie Army Trilogy was awarded a 7/10 by Stefan, who found that the first two campaigns are now showing their age. That said, he enjoyed the third campaign and found the co-op good fun too.

The last two scored reviews earned themselves 6/10s. Dom wrote about the Xbox exclusive, Screamride, which he described as a mix of Rollercoaster Tycoon, Trials Fusion, Angry Birds and Burnout. Sadly though, the game is let down by poor controls and a ‘woeful’ camera. Jim thought Dragon Ball Xenoverse had plenty that existing fans will enjoy, like loads of content and a good dollop of nostalgia, however others might find it extremely repetitive.

Blair looked at the new Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and the new guns, maps and modes that it brings. Mobile Watch returned with a look at Tempo, an iOS game from Splash Damage that isn’t what you expect it to be, while Matt blogged about what he thinks lies in store for Steam Machines.

Meanwhile on WeView, Assassin’s Creed Unity had a mixed verdict, although most of you still said Buy It, while The Crew is also getting a mixed reception. Teflon re-took over the reins of the Chronicle, and looked at reasons for buying new-gen consoles, Driveclub’s PS+ edition, and Dying Light’s £250,000 special edition.

Episode 171 of the Podcast saw Kris, Kev, Lewis and Carl chatting the usual nonsense, while What We Played #193 featured Zombie Army Trilogy, Dying Light and Resident Evil.

The Forum has had a quiet week, perhaps we need to use a defibrillator on it?

  • Youles wants to know your views on Dying Light as he’s currently enjoying it (just not the bugs!)
  • And people are still talking about The Order 1886, and how long it’s taken them to complete

It looks like spring has arrived, with temperatures soaring into the mid-teens so I think I’m going to try to make the most of it while it lasts! I’m off next week, so I’ll see you when I return, bye!

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4 Comments

  1. Surprised you didn’t mention the March 15th kick off….or spin off. Really looking forward to 2015 F1.

    • Oh damn, I forgot that was only a week away! Shame I’m going to miss it, but I think I’ll be able to avoid the result until I get back and will catch it then.

      Is anyone on TSA interested in doing a F1 Fantasy League again?

      • I haven’t done an F1 Fantasy League before, but I’d certainly be interesting in doing one if other TSA’ers are.

      • I probably won’t be able to find and set up one before Australia, but could do for the next GP unless someone else wants to go ahead and create one

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