There’s another week in the bag, and another set of games played! I’ve been trundling through Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition as well as the shiny new Windows Edition, and I’ve yet to tire of Noctis and his pals. Admittedly I have changed to the Japanese voice tracks at some point for a bit of variety, but it’s still impressive!
I’ve also been enjoying Vermintide 2 with Tef and Dave, though the revelation that it couldn’t simply update from the beta and wanted to re-download the whole game at launch yesterdayhas caused some minor annoyance (meaning we were all livid).
Besides that I made a very silly mistake and bought something twice – once on Xbox One and once on PS4. For some games that might not be too bad, but when you’ve bought NBA Live 18 twice you have to start worrying. Seriously though, I’m really quite enjoying it, and getting on with it better than NBA 2K18!
I also caught up with Ade and Steve to record a pubcast down the pub. Beer is good.
Jake has actually had some proper free time again for the first time in weeks, so he took the time to get the platinum trophies for A Hat in Time and RiME. He’s also started and almost platinumed Assassin’s Creed II from the Ezio Collection, which has made this a very productive week of gaming!
Miguel has been putting “big” hours into Yakuza 6. He’s also been playing a bit more Dragon Quest Builders in-between classes and whatnot. “My roommate busted out his PS2 and original Xbox earlier this week, so me him and the other roomie sat down and started playing Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, which is secretly the best Castlevania ever.
Steve has played lots of Geometry Wars 3 “to try and fire up my decrepid synapses”. He also thinks he’s working towards the end of World of Final Fantasy and has a few bits and bats of games to review. Meanwhile, Tuffcub has finished The Witcher III, though it “had far too much talking and the ending wasn’t quite as epic as the mid-story battle.” He still said it was “very good” though.
Dave has mostly been playing Kirby Star Allies (review inbound next week), as well as Vermintide 2 with Tef and me. He’s also dabbled with another game called Castle of Heart on the Switch, though he’s not too far into that one.
Jim has had a mixed week of gaming;
“This week started off pretty crappy with the very disappointing Bravo Team. With a glut of great shooters now out on PlayStation VR it’s baffling to see Supermassive and Sony lend their names to such a sub-par game. Aside from that I’ve been smashing my way through Final Fantasy XV, another beastly sized RPG clogging my backlog. I’m on the final chapter and I’ve had fun though it isn’t quite as good as the pre-XIII games. I also watched the Kingsglaive movie to get a feel for the setting which was decent enough.”
Aran has played a little bit more of Persona 5 and is building up to fight the fourth boss. He’s also played the first episode of The Council with a review coming next week. Ade then has been playing Slice, Dice and Rice for review which I think may have detrimentally affected him:
I thought it was a cut above the rest. It didn’t make me throw a paddy. It made me feel both naughty and rice. It was slicely too short. It made me want to roll a D20 and instruct my wizard to cast a fireball spell. I’m all out of puns.
Finally, Tef, if you hadn’t gathered already, played Vermintide 2 with Dave and myself! He also got in a few matches of Overwatch, got into the Xbox One X Enhanced back catalogue with Forza Horizon and Crackdown, and waved goodbye to Max and Chloe in Life is Strange: Before the Storm’s Farewell bonus episode.
Now then, what have you been playing this past week?