Here we are again, another week just about put to bed, and a weekend of potential gaming ahead. People seem to be finishing up Far Cry 5 or are still tinkering with Ni No Kuni 2, but it’s now God of War that’s on everybody’s minds. It’s funny how many of us approach gaming these days, like people who ask what’s for tea while eating their lunch, but then is that just because we’re such a forward looking medium? Perhaps, though in my own case I think it’s a combination of a game deprived childhood being superseded by the ability as an adult to buy the games I want. At least that’s how I justify adding yet another game to the insurmountable pile of shame.
I’ve been working through bits and pieces from GDC, though I did find the time to watch Ready Player One which was OK, though so different to the book that I came away a bit underwhelmed. Gaming-wise this week I’ve played some Sea of Thieves with Tef, as well as some more Star Wars Battlefront II, while returning to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition for some RPG kicks.
Tef surprised me by being the first to drop in this week. He went back and played more of Mario + Rabbids, where he’s still only a couple of worlds in and got some time with the impossibly named Warhammer 40K (colon) Inquisitor (hyphen) Martyr, “which is an interesting new take on the action RPG via the 40K universe”. He played even more Sea of Thieves as well as a bunch of cool independent games; “I sought revenge on a couple of pirates that sunk my ship and stole a ton of my loot in Sea of Thieves (but really just followed them around a bit and rammed into them a couple times), and I was playing Below, Wargroove, DayZ and Robocraft Infinity on Xbox One at an [email protected] event yesterday.”
Steve has been enjoying having the kids at home for Easter, and has been replaying Kingdom Hearts on the PS4. He’s also polished off Unfinished Swan, saying it’s a “really nice experience with interesting links to Edith Finch,” as well as the main game of Little Nightmares with the DLC to follow. He’s also working on Minit and Azure Saga: Pathfinder for review too. Finally he’s giving a paper at a horror conference this weekend, so needs to look at Resi VII again.
It’s been a quieter week for Tuffcub who’s been sufferig from game apathy with nothing really taking his interest. He said, “I tried Final Fantasy XV but it took so long to get going, and then had a lot of running about through empty maps. I have finally got round to playing Blasters of the Universe on PSVR though and that’s great.” Meanwhile, Aran got through the grind of the finale of Persona 5, having sunk a total of 73 hours into the highly regarded JRPG, and has continued to plug away at Extinction, with his review due next week.
It’s literally just been Octahedron for Dave this week, so he could finish his review, while Miguel has been playing Regalia on PS4, carried on with Never Stop Sneaking on Switch, and messing around some more in Yakuza 6. Oh, and he’s been playing a game called Super Daryl Deluxe, in which he might slightly be voicing the main villain!
Ade’s another on who’s struggled a bit for solid gaming time this week, but has been finishing up Adventure Pals for review – he says more games need a “green trumpet” for farting at will – and started on Rogue Aces, which features some great intro music and lots of sublime moustaches.
Finally, Jim meanwhile has been plugging away at Rainbow 6 again and a game that doesn’t have IV in the title, but does have God of War in the title.
Now then, what have you played?