It looks like it’s going to be sunny this weekend, and it’s a Bank Holiday. That can’t be right though, can it? It certainly doesn’t sound like something that happens in the UK. When we have the inevitable rain and grey skies that we’re more accustomed to you’ll have an extra day to play games though so it isn’t all bad!
I’ve been steadily filling our house with cardboard contraptions while I work through the Labo kits for review, and on top of that I’ve been playing Project Nimbus: Code Mirai and plugging away at God of War, which is pretty good. For all the eye candy, the gameplay is pretty standard in my opinion, but maybe it’ll open up more as I get further.
Jason was the first to drop in this week, and he’s played Frostpunk which is “amazing but depressing”, Battletech which is “slow but okay”, and Saints Row 4 which is apparently the “best superhero game ever”. He’s obviously forgotten about Superman 64. Crawl is also “possibly my favourite local multiplayer game at present” which sounds good! Tuffcub has played a bit of Fortnite, saying “I still don’t think it’s all that as a single player game”, and finished Mad Max, which he thought was very good.
Gareth has been playing more Rise of the Tomb Raider, which is seemingly pretty good, and some Middle Earth: Shadow of War. “Whilst I’m still looking forward to the patches that remove the microtransactions, the game is still pretty fun. I still haven’t found an enemy worth calling a nemesis though, which is kinda the whole point of the nemesis system, I suspect.” Miguel just poured all his time into Monster Hunter World this week, steering clear of everything else.
Aran tried a little Fortnite this week and sadly he failed miserably each time. On top of that he sunk some time into Rayman Legends which is “just perfect”. On the flip side, he tried Knack and deleted it after a couple of hours. Steve meanwhile has found himself drawn back into Kingdom Hearts to grind for synthesis materials. He also spent an evening playing the PS4 version of Red Faction which “holds up relatively well”. Aside from that he’s holding off whilst waiting for a copy of God of War to borrow… off me.
Dave has been looking at two ports or remasters. While one is embargoed until next week, the other is Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which is apparently a very good upgrade from the Wii U version. He also found himself playing Donkey Kong Country: Returns 3D “to remind myself that the 3DS can’t do 60fps on a Wii game…”
Jim decided to sack off the Nier: Automata platinum after deciding he wasn’t a fan of its multi-playthrough approach. Things did get better though, “In fact, I was in a bit of a malaise this week until I found Into The Breach. It’s condensed strategy title somewhat akin to Advance Wars but much more puzzle-y. I also gave Banished a spin on PC – used to love Age of Empires and The Settlers. It’s a slow burner to say the least but I’m digging it.”
Finally, Tef returned to Overwatch for a few matches and decided that he would finally play something other than Mei, because he was basically playing Mei as though she were a tank anyway, so might as well be Winston instead. He also returned to Battlezone Gold Edition, as it ditched the need to play with a VR headset strapped on his face, booted up Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Wii U to supplement Dave’s Switch impressions, and dove into Laser League for a few matches in Early Access before its launch next week.
Now then, what have you been playing? And what’s in store this weekend?