It’s been another week of Monster Hunter: World here at TSA Towers, though I’ve also found some time to review Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Sadly it doesn’t quite hold up to Capcom’s uber-hit, but there’s fun to be had for Final Fantasy fans. I’m following not up with a helping of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition and I’ll be writing about it over the weekend. Hopefully it’ll be slightly more thoughtful than “It’s so cuuuuuutttteeeee”!
Tef was first to drop in this week, and he’s still resisting any urge to buy Monster Hunter: World. He doesn’t know what he’s missing out on, but he’s kept himself busy playing Bayonetta 2 on Switch, revisiting Total War: Arena, digging into the co-op Dwarf ’em up of Deep Rock Galactic and playing Overwatch in stunning 4K on the Xbox One X, which he says put the level of support the PS4 Pro has to shame.
Speaking of Overwatch, Jim’s been managing his multiplayer
addiction action by hopping back and forth between Overwatch and Monster Hunter: World. He’s also been getting stuck into Dynasty Warriors 9 for our upcoming review, and he’s played some PS2 classics thanks to his backward compatible PS3.
Although it still looks great for a game of that era, The Getaway controls are a trainwreck compared to modern day standards, so much so that I couldn’t even clear the first gunfight! I had way more fun poking at the original Yakuza and the English dub isn’t that bad to be honest. I wanted to get at least an hour under my belt, so I could directly compare it to Yakuza Kiwami.
It was more time in LA Noire on Switch for Jake, where he’s been promoted to Vice after solving “like a million homicide cases.” He also started Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 and enjoyed jumping back into A Hat in Time.
There was a lot of excitement this morning when we actually heard Miguel’s voice for the first time, which was not what any of us were really expecting. He might lend his voice to a video or two on TSA down the line, but in the here and now, he’s been reviewing Seven Deadly Sin on PS4, dabbling with Dandara on Switch, and racing around on a motorbike in Breath of the Wild.
Another to be ensnared by the “claws, fangs, talons, tentacles, tendrils and proboscis” of Monster Hunter: World was Steve, who’s largely been playing solo, but still making some good progress and feels like he’s finally found a Monster Hunter game he can live with. There was also a fair bit of Immortal Redneck for an upcoming review, World of Final Fantasy and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 with his son.
From monstrous games to monstrous software, Tuffcub’s been playing with Cubase 8.5 when he hasn’t been continuing with AC: Liberation on Vita and The Witcher 3, while Dave reviewed Dragon Quest Builders on Switch, Sairento VR for Vive and went to Hever Castle to play Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom.
Ade played a whole lot of co-op in Aegis Defenders, and went on to give it a glowing review. To sum it up here, he says:
It’s an awesome game and has resulted in a bunch of ‘punch the air’ moments. Usually because we’ve only just survived a massive onslaught with some last minute improvisational defence.
Finally, Kris played the three year old Cut the Rope: Magic on iOS. “I like the Cut the Rope series though,” he said. “Good puzzle games, well done for mobile.
And now it’s over to you. What’s been on your playing rota this past week?