AWOOGA! Incoming weekend alert! By this point on a Friday you’re probably just making excessive cups of tea, scrolling through social media, and generally bunking off as you daydream of two glorious days off. Or of course you could still be working hard, and this is a gross disservice that I apologise for. Good for you.
Let’s have a ramble chat about this and that, or indeed about what you’ve been playing, because that’d be nice, and also it’ll bring you a few minutes closer to going home as long as your boss doesn’t catch you doing it.
Jim was the first to check in this week, and his didn’t get off to the best start having played Alekhine’s Gun for review, which let’s just say, he didn’t enjoy. While he can stomach a lot – and check out some of his previous reviews for confirmation of that – he had to draw the line somewhere, and blatantly ripping off Hitman 2 was the proverbial line in the sand, or perhaps choke mark the neck.
He also jumped back into The Witcher III, where he’s finally tackling the story after being sidelined by many, many distractions, and is juggling two future Warriors-style reviews with Hyrule Warriors Legends on the 3DS and Samurai Warriors 4: Empires filling up the word count each time he has to write the titles.
It’s been a quieter week for Dave this week, as he’s utterly fallen for Pokemon Blue all over again, though with the punishing ruleset he’s playing by there’s some genuine danger to proceedings, and he’s lost a couple of companions over the past seven days, with Nuzlocke and Spearow biting the big one. However, Wartortle, Pikachu, Digglet, Nidorina, Ratticate and Pidgeotto are leading the charge, and with three gym badges in hand things are going pretty well.
He did find the time for doing a review in the shape of Sadame, and he made a friend in the shape of a grizzly bear in Far Cry Primal. He even went so far as to name it Marylebone, though he pointed out that you don’t actually name creatures in the game, he just likes shouting at the screen!
Tef’s had a tough week as he’s learnt the punishment that Dark Souls III – more on this next week – is capable of dishing out. Despite having got into the swing of things with Bloodborne, his previous, slightly less impressive, Souls abilities have seemingly returned to the fore, but he’s sure he’ll get back into a consistent rhythm. I think he just needs to prepare to die. A lot.
Beyond that he’s also played a bit more PvZ: Garden Warfare 2, and Dying Light: The Following, but mostly he’s been drawn back to Rainbow Six: Siege whenever he’s had a spare thirty minutes. This is despite matches that plain and simple suck due to playing with randomers, but there’s something that just works for him.
Tuffcub had blast of clarity and dropped in with what he’d played, with a few mini, succinct reviews:
“Rocket League – late to the party I know, but loving it. BroForce – utter, utter shit. Finished Everbodys Gone to the Rapture – bit odd. Also been playing MUD – old Motorcross game – on Vita.”
Miguel has had a rough week so he’s only had time to waste money on Nintendo Badge Arcade and play some Swapquest on the Vita for a review. Which can only beggar the question – has he finished with Fire Emblem Fates and Street Fighter V already?!
I’ve had a hectic week really, fitting in reviews for The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Action Henk, contributing to our Pokemon feature – and I’m still playing Pokemon Red – as well as playing some Pokken Tournament for a double helping of those pocket monsters! Other than that, I briefly dabbled with the Playstation Plus offering Galak-Z and considered starting Fallout 4 before putting it back on the shelf for a future week that’s slightly less busy…