Do you ever get the feeling you’re always waiting? You’ll hold off buying a game, a console or a TV until it’s in the big sale, but in so many cases you’ve missed the boat. Everyone else is onto the next big thing, the new and improved experience, and while a quality single player game won’t be harmed by waiting six months, multiplayer games are a different kettle of fish. In the case of poor old Battleborn, even selling for £3.85 isn’t likely to suddenly populate the servers – and that’s assuming they’re still a plural. Look at Evolve, which has seen heavy discounting become simply giving it away and eventually abandoned, and really if you didn’t experience it early on before all of the DLC nonsense happened then you probably won’t capture any of its real entertainment value.
Sure, we don’t all have the luxury of simply buying whatever we want, when we want it, but sometimes if you don’t get in at the start you’ll miss out entirely, particularly in computer games. Just maybe though, Black Friday is the time to jump in!
I’ve been playing a lot of Titanfall 2, and really it’s a great step for the franchise and amongst my top games this year. As a pilot you already feel powerful, and jumping into your titan make you even more so. Besides that there’s been a great deal of LEGO Dimensions played, with the new releases including an awesome-looking Sonic level set – check back next week for our review!
Jake was the first to check in this week, and besides being addicted to Pokémon Sun, he’s found time to be productive… which means he’s played Halo 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider as well. Steve has found a good point to discover Nathan Drake, with Uncharted: Golden Abyss filling up his Vita play time. Besides that he’s played Tyranny, Darkest Dungeon and Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity some of which are for review!
Dave is still stuck into Pokémon Sun – though less than last week – as well as dabbling in Planet Coaster and Titanfall 2 where he found time to team up with both Tuffcub and Tef. Speaking of Tuffcub, besides Titanfall 2 there’s been Skyrim on PS4 and Blue Rider which sounds like it is the most excruciatingly hard game this side of the 1980s.
Jim discovered a new console this week, though he’s not keeping it;
This week I decided to finally give the Xbox One a spin. I’ve played it before for various games like Forza Horizon 2, Ryse, and Sunset Overdrive though this was the first time I had one at home. Overall, it’s a nice bit of a kit though I’ve no intention of keeping it for myself – I’m just too used to the PS4 UI and the admittedly better suite of first party titles.
My time with Gears of War 4 was pretty good in the end. Its new cast of characters aren’t exactly brilliant (bar Oscar, of course) though there are enough cameos and throwbacks to make it worthwhile. That last act is pretty fantastic too!
Aside from that, there’s been some Ezio Collection and Overcooked.
It’s been a hectic week for Miguel who’s played Shadow Tactics and Steins;Gate 0, Overcooked, Lethal League, the new Gauntlet, Assault Android Cactus – which is now one of his favourite games – Killer Instinct, Paladins on PS4 as well as a spot of Overwatch and Dark Souls 3. Phew!
There’s been a smidgeon of Cities: Skylines for Tef, who’s now got his hands on the Natural Disasters DLC. There was also the latest episode of Batman – A Telltale Series, some more Rise of the Tomb Raider’s online co-op mode, and he was wowed by how big a difference the HDR patch managed to make for The Witness.
Kris has been playing the distinctly OK Uncharted 4, which is “just fine”, and has subsequently been trying to argue with everyone else about it in the world. Besides that it’s been the thrill-fest that is Microsoft Solitaire on iOS.
Now then, what have you played? And what did you get in the Black Friday sales?!