Have any of you played games this week? Or have you been outside in the – gasp – sunshine? It’s a real killer for playing games when it’s sunny outside, and even Switch owners will likely have had to find a shady spot if they wanted to see the screen. That said, I’ve been indoors playing lots of games, though mostly at night when the sun went down. I didn’t have a good time with AO International Tennis, had some fun with Trailblazers (which hopefully gets a good patch soon), checked out the Pirate Warriors 3 port to Switch, enjoyed myself with Project Nimbus: Code Mirai and have continued to Labo away with my children.
Jason doesn’t seem to have been outside at all, tucking into Pillars of Eternity 2, which was “wonderful”, Suicide Guy which was “terrible”, Wizards of Legend which he’s not allowed to say about yet, as well as City of Brass, Destiny 2, and finally Dragon Ball Fighterz, which he’s really bad at online! Gareth played and completed God of War over the weekend, saying “It has a few small issues but is otherwise pretty fantastic”.
Aran played through the CoD: WWII campaign which was “alright”. He also started Beyond Two Souls but is kind of wishing that he went for the chronological option as “it is all over the place in its original state”. Meanwhile, Tuffcub had a bash at the Destiny 2 Warmind expansion, which took a couple of hours, but there’s nothing there to make him start playing it again.
Jim played a shit ton of Into The Breach. He also looped back to For Honor during the free weekend which was “great” before diving into Killing Floor: Incursion, which he called “a great VR shooter that could give Arizona Sunshine, DOOM VFR, Raw Data, and Farpoint a run for their money.” Oh, and he tried some Elite: Dangerous: “It’s an intriguing game though one that requires you to sit through hours of user-made YouTube tutorials just to understand what’s happening.”
Steve played through the rest of Red Faction, a bit of Telltale’s Batman which started off way more violent than he was expecting, and rattled through the fun Fox n Forests for review next week. He also played some Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze with a poorly son.
Despite some clunky dialogue, Ade found A Way Out to be rather emotional and affecting. “It was refreshing to find a game that embraced co-op play to the extent it did”. He’s also just started on Viking Squad, which is Castle Crashers set in Norse Mythology and is seemingly as brilliant as it sounds. He’s also been carrying on with Horizon Zero Dawn and once that’s done it’s on to God of War!
Jake has played Destiny 2’s Warmind expansion and liked the new weapons but hate the “Destiny format” of doing things at this point in time. He’s also dipped back into Assassin’s Creed where he’s been working towards killing all the targets and finding any excuse to ride his camel across the gorgeous Egyptian landscapes.
Dave has had a bit of a nostalgia binge, as well as reviewing a few new games and remasters. Firstly there’s Dragon’s Crown Pro, as well as Robocraft Infinity which “isn’t very good to be, honest despite its good ideas”. He then went and binged the entire Streets of Rage trilogy for the Xbox 360 on his Xbox One since it’s on Xbox’ Games With Gold at the moment, which led to ironically getting Raging Justice – “it’s no Strees of Rage!” Finally he spent a fair bit of time over the past few days playing Laser League, which is really really good!
Trying out both Assassins Creed Origins and Far Cry 5, Miguel found that neither of which seemed to hit the spot. He also messed with Battletech a little bit, played a touch more Monster Hunter World, and about 20 minutes of Elite: Dangerous.
Last but not least, Tef played a mixture of the not terribly exciting Destiny 2’s Warmind expansion, the quite brilliant Laser League, the charming but flawed Forgotton Anne and a really great game with Donkey Kong in it.
Now it’s over to you. What have you played this past week?