Twas the night before E3 and the madness of dozens of trailers and game announcements landing practically all at once. I hope you’ll all be joining us for for all the news coming out of LA over the next few days, but before we get to that, let’s have a look back at the week that was and the games that we’ve been playing.
I spent last weekend diving into Onrush, the marvellous new arcade racer mash up from Codemasters Evo, as well as finding myself wrapped up in Destiny’s compelling but numbing grind of progression. There’s also been a bit of MotoGP, but alas I’ve not yet spent enough time with the game to deliver any real kind of verdict. My current thoughts on it are a little mixed, at least.
They’re not so mixed on Hitman: Sniper Assassin, for which code appeared out of the blue last night alongside the Hitman 2 announcement. It’s a fun little pre-order bonus that’s good for a few hours of Hitman-esque waiting, whether you play by yourself or with a friend.
In my case, that friend was Jim, who also spent a bit of time with me in Onrush last weekend. Aran was there as well, but they replaced me with Dom when I forgot my review disc at home… Sad times.
Outside of Onrush, Aran also reviewed Vampyr, which he felt could definitely have been quite a bit better, while Dom has been playing Just Shapes & Beats and a game with dinosaurs in it. His son is, quite understandably, over the moon.
It’s been just one game – H1Z1 – for Tuffcub this week, and Jason’s been playing Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr for review… then he had to start all over again after a dumb mix up with code distribution. He did find time for more Dark Souls Remastered, tied out Trials Fusion and XCOM 2 from PlayStation Plus, and has been enjoying Dragon Ball Legends on mobile.
Can you guess who else has been playing Dragon Ball Legends? If you guess Miguel, then you should probably have a stab at our E3 Bingo! Alongside that, there’s also been Granblue Fantasy on mobile, as a gifted iPad saw him careen straight down into Japanese mobile game hell, while on console it’s been The Witcher 3, Rainbow Skies, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle and The Banner Saga 3.
Steve cleaned up his review backlog, including Runner3 and The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and then so spent his free time with Crash Bandicoot – AKA Crash MuthaFing Bandi-cheating bastard jumps-coot – God of War, and the roguelite Monster Slayers.
Sadly it was just a bit of Rayman Legends for Ade, who finished it off in co-op and continues to be surprised that he hadn’t played it before. Finally, as far as I’m aware, Gamoc literally just played Far Cry 5’s Hours of Darkness DLC and spent the rest of his time feeling a little bit disappointed by it.
Now it’s over to you. What have you played these past seven days?