Community Round-Up: 13/08/16

The Olympics are in full swing, and so is Team GB’s big push for medals. Which events so far have been your favourite, and which of you will be staying up late tonight for ‘super saturday’?

While Gamescom is starting up next week, let’s take a look back at the last seven days on TSA in this week’s Community Round Up!

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For the reviews, in first place we had Kelvin and The Infamous Machine. Despite being a little short, Aran loved this adventure game that has great humour as he gave it a 9/10. Next up on an 8/10 we had ‘Journey, but underwater’. Abzû looks fantastic, and with it’s colourful visuals and breathtaking atmosphere, Jim certainly enjoyed it.

Slipping down to a 7/10, we had Tricky Towers. Dom explained how the game takes inspiration from Tetris, adds in some local and online multiplayer and creates a solid game to laugh away a few hours. Also on a 7/10, Gal*Gun Double Peace was described by Miguel as “fun, funny, and easy to pick up and play for countless quick sessions”, even if it is very niche.

Our last game sat on a meager 4/10, also reviewed by Miguel. Overall, he said that while Heart&Slash has some good ideas, it simply can’t pull them off and is therefore difficult to recommend.

A lot of people have been talking about this week’s big release: No Man’s Sky. Stefan shared his first impressions of the game, followed up by some video highlights of his space exploration. Now that the dust has settled, how are you getting on with it? The internet’s reaction to it hasn’t been what I’d expected for one of the most anticipated games of the year. Jim blogged about how even though he was enjoying the game, he couldn’t shake the feeling that the multiplayer aspect wasn’t quite what we expected.

Elsewhere, Tef looked at how Titanfall 2 is introducing single player to the series, and how Hue looks like a ‘delightful puzzle platformer’ from Curve Digital.

From the Blogs, Jim ranked the best games so far of 2016 – do you agree with his list? What would your top ten look like?

Finishing up, the Chronicle’s Hot Topics talked about PS VR demo disks and the HTC Vive’s price increase thanks to Brexit. Meanwhile, What We Played #266 featured Worms, Tricky Towers, and of course, No Man’s Sky.

Time to open up the Forums and have a look!

  • McPhatty asks who else has No Man’s Sky, and how are they getting on with it?
  • And TSBonyman finds loads of Amiga games are available to play in your browser, for free

I’m on Chronicle duty tomorrow as Tef is swanning off to Cologne, so have a good Saturday and I’ll be back tomorrow!

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3 Comments

  1. OOOOOOOO! GAZZAGB! YOU SHALL BE LOADED ONTO THE ROCKSSHIP OF THE CHORNICLE! FILLED WITH WORDS! FILLED IT UP WITH ALL THE WORDS! AAAAAAAAAAAHGH SKRONK! :P

    Or i’ve decided to do a random ULIMATE WARRIOR impression.

    Not watching the olympics as well, it doesn’t appeal to me but have heard about the green pools. Although, the Women’s Volleyball is something that most men will watch. Not that I would ever watch it for pervy reasons.

    What? If i want to be a perv, i’ll google image! What? I lack access to proper porn. What? I’m a grown man. I can do this!

    Ah, shut up!

    :P

    • Surely there’s got to be at least one sport that appeals to you in the Olympics? D:

      • For pervy reasons, women’s volleyball.

        For civilised reasons, nothing.

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