With a few of our writers on their way to EGX 2016, next week’s instalment of WWP will hopefully be crammed with plenty of new and upcoming releases. In the meantime you’ll have to stick with me, so pull up a chair, lend an ear, and be sure to let us know what you’ve been playing in the comment section below.
Taking the helm for this week’s edition, I’ve been doing an awful lot of gaming. To start the week off, I found myself firmly entrenched in Ni No Kuni, the wonderful Level-5/Studio Ghibli mash-up that came to PlayStation 3 back in 2013. Although I have long fallen out of love with the genre, there’s an undeniable charm that continues to draw me in. With Ni No Kuni 2 currently in the works, that’s enough of an incentive to see the original game through.
Adventure games are another odd bunch I rarely have time for. Strange, then, that I managed to blitz through the superb Virginia, as well as Microïds’ Syberia. Released in 2002, it definitely falls in line with older point and click titles, though intrigues with its peculiar plot and cast of characters.
Overwatch continues to sit on the bench with Star Wars Battlefront temporarily taking its spot next to Uncharted 4 in my daily dose of multiplayer action. We’ll have more about both games next week, including their recent Death Star and Bounty Hunters expansions.
Tef’s been getting a little confused this week, having played some “Destiny: Rise of the Tomb Raider”. What he means, of course, is that he’s been sampling the latest Destiny expansion, Rise of Iron, coupled with the upcoming return of Lara Croft to PlayStation 4. Our other resident Guardian is Jake, who has also found himself with little time for anything outside of Bungie’s ever-growing sci-fi shooter.
Tuffcub has also been suffering from this spate of single game syndrome, having played and review The Bunker. Although not everybody’s cup of tea, its FMV thrills were enough to smudge over some of the game’s downsides.
Meanwhile, Aran’s had a lot on his plate these past couple of weeks, especially when it comes to reviewing sports titles. With PES under the belt and FIFA in the pipeline, he’s also been playing NBA 2K17 which he says is a bit grindy and not quite as good as last year’s instalment.
It’s been a fairly light week for Dave. He’s been playing some Mario Party: Star Rush before settling down with BioShock: The Collection. Having just bought a new PC, he’ll no doubt have more to report next week, once he manages to get it to boot up properly, that is.
Finally we have Miguel, who’s been playing some lesser known titles on PlayStation 4. Alongside Tohou and Psycho Pass, he’s put some hours in SMITE, the deity-duelling MOBA from the folk at Hi-Rez.
And now it’s your turn. What have you been playing this week, chaps?