There was plenty going on in games this week, from the continuing spat over loot boxes to everything surrounding the delayed Nintendo Direct. So let’s get stuck right into the weekly round up.
In the News This Week
- First up, you can catch up on all the news from the Nintendo Direct, featuring Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion, Switch Online and much, much more.
- You will need to connect to the internet once a week to play NES games on Switch
- Splatoon 2, Pokémon Let’s Go & more won’t support clourd saves via Switch Online
- PlayStation 4 System Software 6.00 is out now, but can you guess what it does?
- Report: “Brexit is sabotaging the British games industry”
- EA will see Belgium in court after failing to remove FUT packs from FIFA 18 & 19
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Is Being Remastered For Switch & PS4
- Assassin’s Creed III & Liberation Remastered coming in the AC Odyssey Season Pass
- Battlefield V’s profanity filter is blocking unoffensive words like ‘Titanfall’, ‘DLC’, and ‘eat’
- The Witcher’s Ciri to be played by BAME actress in the Netflix series. Showrunner leaves Twitter due to backlash
- Feeling steamy? Valve now allow uncensored porn games
Games in Review
There were some great games on our review list this last week and some absolute stinkers. Can you guess which is which out of Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Senra Kagura Reflexions?
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 – Switch, PS4, XBO, PC – 9/10
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10 (Video Review)
- SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy – Switch, PS4 – 8/10
- Azure Reflections – Switch, PS4, PC – 7/10
- Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS – PS4, PSVR, PC – 5/10
- City of the Shroud – Chapter 1 – PC – 4/10
- Senran Kagura Reflexions – Switch – 3/10
- PDP Cloud Remote – PS4 – Hardware
- Star Wars Pinball: Solo Pack – PS4, XBO, PC – DLC, No Score
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
There weren’t just tons of reviews this week, but also a handful of previews and features. After last week’s release, Jake opined that Destiny 2: Forsaken finally feels like the sequel that the original game deserved, before Dom and I reported in from the Black Ops 4 Blackout beta, which is a damn good Battle Royale.
I got an early look at the initial Early Access release of Assetto Corsa Competizione, with Kunos building up their sim racer from scratch.
Finally, What We Played featured Black Ops 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Nintendo Labo.
Check out AC Odyssey’s TV spot:
Get excited for Train Sim World and the West Somerset Railway!
There’s plenty of busy gaming this week, as we check in on the TSA community:
- It was Spider-Man for single player and Destiny 2 for multiplayer in the world of gernboes, with Danganronpa V3 saved for his holidaying.
- MrYd’s been completely absorbed by Firewall Zero Hour on PSVR, but he’s also played around 60% of Rainbow Skies and a bit of the Trials Rising beta.
- Not having a spidey-tastic time, aerobes rated the new Spider-Man as “Enjoyable story, unnecessarily complicated combat and tedious traversal.” Ouch!
- Tactical20 and his son are loving Hungry Shark World.
- JR. basically reviewed Spider-Man in his comment.
- TSBonyman jumped on the God of War 3 remaster from PS+ and Fated: Silent Oath on PSVR.
- It was a Spider-plat for Crazy_Del, who’s also been sucked into Firewall: Zero Hour on PSVR.
- ron_mcphatty’s only complaint about Everspace is that boost in on L3!
- Andrewww crossed his fingers the new 6.00 system software could solve a weird log in issue on his PS4…
- Jag also nabbed the Spider-Man platinum this week, before returning to AC Origins’ DLC and trying out Forza Horizon 4’s demo
If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.
The Week Ahead
No all conquering games coming out this week, but there’s plenty to look out for if you enjoy your gaming niches.
- The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrow’s Deep – PC, Mac, Linux – 18/09
- Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 18/09
- Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk – PS4, Switch, PC – 18/09
- Scribblenauts Mega Pack – PS4, XBO, Switch – 18/09
- Undertale – Switch – 18/09
- Steins;Gate 8-bit – Switch – 20/09
- Steins;Gate Elite – PS4, Switch, Vita – 20/09
- Broken Sword 5 – Switch – 21/09
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country – Switch – 21/09
Enjoy the weekend and we’ll catch you next time!