Even without a steady stream of international football to while away the time, this week has flown. How is it already Friday? How did I get so little tangible stuff done?
In truth, there’s plenty of behind the scenes stuff that’s happened with TheSixthAxis. For one thing, we’ve made some long overdue backend changes which you may or may not have noticed. The once broken pagination has now been fixed, so you can browse back through time in our reviews and features, a bunch of embedding issues have been sorted, and more. It’s just the start of what we have in mind for the site in the second half of this year. Stay tuned!
My week saw me travel up to visit Firesprite in Liverpool to play The Persistence. You might not have heard the name before, but they’re a studio whose work is on literally every PlayStation 4, as they developed The Playroom with Studio Japan. They were also founded by a group of former Studio Liverpool staff, which should be enough to make a fair few people sit up and take notice.
Aside from that, I shared my thoughts on the spiritual successor to Theme Hospital, Two Point Hospital, and I’ve continued to play Octopath Traveler on Nintendo Switch and not a lot else. It’s a lovely game and I’m finally coming to the end of my time with it, at which point I’ll serve up our review of the game.
Tuffcub’s continued to tuck into his regular of H1Z1, but complimented it with Detroit, Red Faction Guerrilla multiplayer, Defiance 2050, Tempest 4000 and finished of the “v good” A Way Out. He also downloaded Hungry Shark World on his phone, which kind of invalidated the need for him to buy it on PS4. It’s got blood on mobile, but not on PS4, for some reason.
Ade kept things simple this week, finishing some side quests in God of War and hunting Valkyries, while Gamoc had an interrupted week that only let him review Mothergunship and a little of Castaway Paradise, which he can’t talk about yet.
It was also Mothergunship for Jason, which he described as “wonderfully frenetic”, and has been playing Semblance and Dead Cells for review, “both of which are definitely games.” Good to know. Thanks, Jason!
There’s been a lot of games in Miguel’s life, as usual. He reviewed Shining Resonance Refrain, beat God Hand, finished off Superhot and got in a bunch of time with Monster Hunter World. He’s also been taking his first dive into the Contra series with Hard Corps Uprising.
Finally, Dom’s been having fun with missing trains today, but aside from the stress of having to drive up to Scotland instead, he battled through the disappointing Earthfall, the much better Danger Zone 2, and played Mooseman on Switch, which is “different”. He’s also continued to play Jurassic World Evolution (or J-World Evo as I call it), treated himself to Octopath Traveler, and he’s got a weekend of stealthy horrors ahead of him, as he’ll be reviewing The Persistence for us.
But what about you? What have you played this past week?