I have, just as last week, played an awful lot of virtual reality games in the last seven days. Some have amused me for a short while, others have made me want to see more, and there’s been some genuine surprises along the way. Audioshield was one that really stood out, and so did the Budget Cuts demo, which was quite excellent.
Obviously, you’ll be best served heading over to read our review content, with the hardware itself, and then, count them, one, two, three, four articles about the games currently available for the system. I’ve a few snippets of video as well, that I might pull together into a showcase some time next week.
Aside from VR, the most time I spent playing games was with Overwatch, which I sunk a good few hours into. Though there’s 21 heroes to choose from, I’ve literally only played as Mei in the 4-5 hours I’ve played. I just love being an annoying little git, slowing people down to a halt, blocking their paths with ice walls, and even doing the occasional bit of counter sniping. She’s the best.
Starting with Tuffcub this week, he’s been playing Just Cause 3 and thoroughly enjoyed blowing stuff up. The same can’t be said for Alienation, which he found very disappointing at the end, as well as a dash of Bubble Bobble and Rocket League with the husband.
He also returned to Wander, just to see how it fared:
Version 1.0.2 (they seem to have made just two updates) brings day and night cycles, clouds, and has fixed a lot – but not all – of the horrendous pop up. Technically it’s a much better game, but actually there still is no game, nothing to do apart from run across identical islands without a soul in sight.
Aran can’t tell you about Soul Axiom just yet, but he’s been diving into The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine. He’s spent most of his time just exploring Toussaint instead of following the main plot, but he’s just encountered who he thinks is the main villain of the piece.
Jim’s reviewed Dangerous Golf and briefly returned to Dead Island for its remaster, but his thoughts are also in Toussaint, having spent a little time polishing off the Hearts of Stone expansion before seeking new adventures. Before that, he turned to his backlog and played a bit of Thief. He’d hoped to beat it this past week, but found a handful of good ideas let down by poor guard patrols, rubbish combat and a dumb story. “I’m starting to accept that sometimes it’s better to let them go,” he said of his stack of unfinished games.
No such desires for Kris, who has returned to Killzone: Shadow Fall, in an attempt to finish it once and for all. He’s nearly through he things, but might be done with it, if he hadn’t been playing the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game on iOS. It’s the fighting from a turn-based RPG, but with a bit too much XP grinding for his tastes.
Dave’s been a busy bee, reviewing Hard Reset Redux and Anima: Gate of Memories – this for next week – as well as playing Overwatch and Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright. Oh, and he even found time to be thoroughly disappointed by TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan.
Finally, we turn to Dom, who enjoyed his time with One Piece: Burning Blood, but found it rather exclusive to One Piece Fans. His internet-less void – that has thankfully come to an end – also saw him playing Monster Hunter Ultimate 3 on the Wii U, with his son acting as monster spotter and potion alerter. Even without his son for backup, he reckons he’s sunk over 300 hours into various version of the third game, and would still be happy to be stuck on a desert island with nothing else to play.
Now, what have you been playing this past week? Let us know in the comments, but if you’ll excuse me, I have Mirror’s Edge Catalyst to go and play…