We’re still playing games here – in between running around panic buying Christmas things for a small family members who may or may not have been forgotten – but this week has all been about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I won’t spoil it, but if you’ve been a fan of Star Wars since the beginning (it counts if you had it taped on VHS off the telly), then there are various points that are going to delight you. I have no shame in saying I’d teared up within about the first ten minutes, at just how awesome the events on screen were. If you’re going to watch it this weekend, enjoy!
I’ve also been playing computer game quizzes with It’s Quiz Time and it has one of the worst digital characters of recent years. Thankfully you can stop her talking to you, but an option to remove her entirely would be better! I also loved the Monster Hunter beta, putting in some single and multiplayer time and it’s mostly sold me on the new game, even if there are still a few nagging doubts about the scout flies and their glowing trail, and it didn’t seem as though your attacks interrupted those of other players any more (I didn’t think to double check at the time). Still, bring on the end of January!
TC has been wearing his fancy electronic hat again:
Bit of Destiny 2, really didn’t think much of the Osiris DLC. More Sky Force Reloaded, tiny bit of Darksiders 2, again. not that impressed. Also played all five minutes of The Last Guardian VR, which is very frustrating. After lots of messing about with barrels you finally get on Trico’s back and it’s awesome and then the screen fades to black and you’re on the ground again. Riding around on Trico is the obvious thing to do in VR, but they don’t let you do it. Rubbish.
Jim meanwhile has mostly been playing Yakuza 0 and hitting up all the crazy side missions in the game. He’s also been hitting the slopes again in Steep’s Winter Olympics expansion. Aside from that he’s started Undertale on PlayStation Vita and has been trying his hardest to avoid the new Overwatch seasonal event. Aran has played more Assassin’s Creed Origins. “My character is now level 31 and the main quest has been left untouched again. It’s ridiculous how much there is to do in the world. Think it’s my personal fave open world game of this year.”
Steve has played a good few games, though a poorly child may have slowed his progress;
A fair bit of the charming and beautiful Nine Parchments, including some multiplayer with the charming Ade. Would have benefitted from my partner having voice comms as there’s only so much you can communicate through spinning your character on the spot! Put a decent bit of time into the Monster Hunter Beta and am looking forward to the full game now. Also started Mario & Luigi’s Dream Team as I remembered how many 3ds games are sat in my drawer. Still trying to catch up after a few days sunk into the overrated ‘catch the sick from a puking child in a bucket’ which may work better in VR
Miguel has been busy wrapping up final projects for the end of his semester, but he still managed to beat the Splatoon 2 campaign and play about thirty minutes of Wolfenstein 2. Ade though did a bit better and finished up the main quest of Assassin’s Creed Origins after 44 hours of gaming. “It was an excellent experience and it’s not over yet, as I’m now exploring the remaining regions, fighting gladiators and finding (and being killed by) war elephants. Also, from a historical point of view, the culmination and ending of the storyline was very satisfying.” He also played the very pretty Nine Parchments for review, including a little online play with some bloke called Steve. “He was not a considerate partner as he kept insisting on thwacking me with his big staff at the most inopportune times.”
Dave has been playing a ton of Hearthstone’s new Dungeon Run mode, which he’s going to be writing about soon. He’s also played LocoRoco 2 Remastered for review, booted up Fallout 4 VR for a short spell, and sunk a few hours into the Fighting EX Layer beta, which is fun though it “has some balance issues (the Armour Gouji is too good), netcode issues at times, and needs an overhaul in the sound effects department as hits sound like slaps with wet tissues.” It does look good at least…
Tef is last as usual, and he’s been delving back into Destiny 2. Curse of Osiris might not be the game at its finest, but there’s some highlights such as the Eater of Worlds. Similarly, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One and Xbox One X isn’t either console at its best, but it’s just a first and rough round the edges draft of the staggeringly popular game on console. Something he can be more unreservedly enthusiastic about is Far Cry 5 though, which he got to spend over 90 minutes playing earlier this week.
Now then, tell us what you’ve played!