Let’s get straight down to business, eh? I’ve had a rather jam packed week, with a handful of game events to keep me more than a little bit busy, but what you’ll have seen plastered all over TSA today actually came from last week. I got to spend a good few hours playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, finding a game that builds upon its predecessors in some pretty neat ways. Catch our preview, our listicle video, and a good long interview that starts off talking about Predator. I also got to post the most ridiculous of Strange Brigade interviews.
Alongside those features, I nipped over to Paris to play Insurgency: Sandstorm, a modern Middle Eastern shooter that straddles the divide between hardcore tactical shooters and more arcadey affairs like Battlefield and Call of Duty. It’s holding a pre-order beta this weekend, and you can expect our thoughts and impressions early next week.
A bit of airport time meant I also played some Overcooked 2 with a Switch precariously balanced on a pile of backpacks, and got some Wario Ware Gold silliness done on my 3DS.
Jason popped up first to say he finished off Resident Evil 5 with a mate, played and reviewed his favourite game of the year, Dead Cells, and also played and reviewed the less digestible We Happy Few. He also returned to Destiny 2 and said “it’s definitely still a game…”
Jim’s been enjoying Assassin’s Creed Origins a bit more, now that he’s accepted that they’ve gone for a Witcher-style RPG, has pumped some time into Rainbow Six Siege, reviewed Overcooked 2 and picked up the battle pass for H1Z1, so has been crossing off those daily challenges.
Naturally, Tuffcub’s also been playing H1Z1, and he’s actually on duty to review it now that it’s hit a full release. He’s also gone back to Destiny 2 for a bit of grinding and said it was “sort of fun,” damning it with faint praise!
Aran’s continued to muck about in Far Cry 5 and is playing The Wardrobe for review, which sounds like a game about keeping clothes safe from moths and spiders. Alongside this, it’s been the puzzle game Yellow and Civ-like grand strategy of Polytopia, both of which are on mobile.
Indulging in some Cold War themed turn-based strategy, Ade’s been continuing on with Phantom Doctrine for review – e would tell you more, but then he’d have to kill you – while Steve found Remothered: Tormented Fathers to be pleasantly horrific, Insomnia: The Lost Ark to be quite promising, Chasm to be metroidvania-tastic, and playing Knack II with his son to be mighty.
Gamoc decided to try out his old 60 hour save in No Man’s Sky, to make a change from the new one he started after the NEXT update, but he got a second ship and then could no longer summon his first ship which had a huge amount of filled up cargo space. “It’s been a bad week in No Man’s Sky.”
Savouring the painterly visuals, Miguel revisited Okami HD on Nintendo Switch, before switching over to Overcooked 2 and Puyo Puyo Tetris with his other half. Almost certainly unrelated to playing Overcooked, he also played a bunch of Blazblue Cross Tag Battle and Street Fighter V, to mess about with the new characters.
Finally, Dom’s been throwing long balls in Madden NFL 19, returned to the most excellent Monster Hunter: World on PC, playing Jurassic World Evolution with his son, and savouring the excellent Dead Cells.
Now it’s over to you. What have you been up to this past week?