I’ve had a fairly full week of gaming this time around. There’s been the retro-styled Metroidvania of Headlander, the retro-styled hacking of the charming Quadrilateral Cowboy, the oddity of Human Fall Flat a bit of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, and I’ve been sampling some of the games that feature in the Help! The Game collection of gamejam games, which were created in aid of the War Child charity. These and more secretive gaming time means I’ll have plenty to talk about next week.
Dom’s been playing We Happy Few in its Early Access form, and thinks it offers a huge amount of promise in its twisted vision of a psychotropic vision of the 1960s. He’s also picked up and given Dangerous Golf a quick blast, finished reviewing I Am Setsuna, and has finally returned to Uncharted 4, which he’s shamefully not completely yet!
Kris’ jury duty has meant that he’s had little chance to play games, but he has thoughts to share on Battlefield 4’s single player, saying that “the story is a mess. I actually enjoyed the way BF3 was framed, but BF4 is just utterly nonsensical.” I couldn’t agree more.
Also away for the past week was Dave, how had a “mini-moon” in the West Country after his wedding last weekend. The happy couple enjoyed a bunch of arcade games in Looe, while Dave’s Pokémon hunting was stymied by poor mobile reception. However, this gave him ample opportunity to figure out what on earth is going on in Mega Picross from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Picross.
Speakin of Pokémon Go, Jake’s managed to snag over half of the little things, with 86 now in his Pokédex. He’s also been playing Halo 4, but hates the campaign and is glad that there’s just two chapters left to get through.
Masquerading as a policeman, Aran’s building up a case file on This Is The Police, and will be submitting the formal paperwork for his review next week. “It’s tough being a police chief,” he said, but this particular police chief kicked back with Riptide GP: Renegade, with just a few decisions keeping it from being a top arcade racer.
Finally, Jim’s been keeping up his daily visits to Uncharted 4’s multiplayer, but has found each day more and more challenging. “Since Naughty Dog’s recent changes to the matchmaking,” he explains, “my last twenty or so games have been against organised teams of five. As a result I’ve witnessed some horrific losses and hope Naughty Dog establishes a “mercenary” style playlist for those who aren’t matchmaking in groups.”
He also reviewed Obliteracers earlier this week, and you’ll have to keep an eye out for the Sword Coast Legends, King of Thieves and Overcooked reviews that are in the pipe.
Now it’s over to you. What have you been playing?