It was 17°c this week! That’s practically tropical up North! While I did indulge in some outdoor activities in the sunshine the cold wind and rain soon swept back in to ensure that much gaming was achieved. There’s some fantastic looking games lurking on the horizon, from Uncharted 4 through to Fire Emblem Fates, but right now it feels a little lean which has meant delving back into the pile of shame and trying out a few games I missed the first time around.
Primary amongst the games that I’d missed was iOS MOBA Vainglory, which I’ve found myself playing at 1:30am in the morning, much to the chagrin of my wife. Given that I’m not a PC gamer, MOBAs have up to now passed me by, but with entries that you can play on your iPad, and console games hoovering up various MOBA mechanics, it seems like this year is set to be the one that drags me into the fray.
I love the tactical team play, and alongside Vainglory I’ve been playing a great deal of Paragon during its early access. I obviously can’t say how it’s third-person action benefits or limits the MOBA action, but it’s thus far a fantastic experience that I’m enjoying immensely. I’ve also returned to Witcher 3, though I think I’m just going to have to start again from the beginning as I’ve completely forgotten how to play it, what I was doing, and what the story is! Finally I’ve started Star Fox Zero, with a review set to arrive next week, as well as Star Fox Guard, a unique tower defence games where you’re pitted against some wascally wobots!
Tuffcub was the first to chime in, and again the gym’s torturous pleasures have been central to his week, and which is now clearly classed as a game. He’s also been playing Cubase, did a raid in Destiny and utterly adored Ratchet & Clank awarding it a coveted 10 out of 10!
Out and about, Kris was at Rezzed this week, checking out an array of new indie offerings with particular highlights The Turing Test, Seraph, Strength of the Sword Ultimate and Tokyo 42 standing out. Beyond that he’s also playing the Train Valley German DLC, which has surprised him by being very different to the main game. One level is set during World War 1, and you find the track is bombed! I imagine that makes it quite hard to make the trains run on time…
Miguel has been playing two of the most opposite games possible, with Banner Saga 2 facing off against Battleborn, while Aran got to play The Collider 2 in VR as well as making a start on Wolfenstein The Old Blood. Sounds good!
Adam meanwhile has finished Telltale’s The Walking Dead, getting a pretty rare ending to boot, though now he’s started wondering if he made the right choice… guess he’ll just have to play it again! Besides that it’s been Battleborn, which is concise review of the beta states that it is “pish”. That good huh?
Dave’s been a game playing writing machine this week, with more Dark Souls III after his review, Yo-Kai Watch for a review in the not too distant future, and Eisenhorn: Xenos for a…. preview. Well, I guess I’ve just lost the match-3 TSA article pool!
There’s been a bit of jet setting for Tef this week, who visited Boss Key Productions and Cliff Bleszinski to see how LawBreakers is shaping up. You can expect to see, read and hear all about that next week.
But now you have to tell us what you’ve played! Well… you don’t have to, but it’d be nice. Oooh go on. Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on…