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Something For The Weekend – 15/09/18

Quite direct.

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


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?

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.

Still working through all our Gamescom coverage, I also shared thoughts on Overkill’s The Walking Dead and Cities: Skylines on Nintendo Switch.

Finally, What We Played featured Black Ops 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Nintendo Labo.


Trailer Park

Check out AC Odyssey’s TV spot:

Get excited for Train Sim World and the West Somerset Railway!

And from Nintendo Direct we have the Luigi’s Mansion 3 announcement:

And Animal Crossing:


Your Achievements

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!

3 Comments
  1. Crazy_Del
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    JR’s review was an interesting read this xD

    Comment posted on 15/09/2018 at 13:28.
  2. Andrewww
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Ha..! I’ve actually discovered a change of behaviour of my PS4 due to the new firmware..!

    During login, if you’re on the screen where you enter the code, and then press circle, previously it switched the controller off, and the screen returned to the simple startup message without interactive options.
    Now, the controller stays on, and the screen returns to the selection with which account you want to login.
    As I always get the wrong account login page at startup, this at least saves me the pain switching my controller on twice every time I start up the PS4.

    Great stuff, Sony, massive improvement, and it fully warrants the numbering 6.0…!

    Comment posted on 16/09/2018 at 10:09.
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      There are definitely some speed improvements with 6.0 too.

      The TV & Video thing now takes less time to load. Almost instant, rather than waiting several seconds. Still can’t remove ones you don’t use though.

      And downloading stuff seems to happen at much better speeds now. But that’s based on a single 20GB download (Persona 5 on sale for a decent price), so that might be a fluke. It was going about twice as fast as it usually does though.

      Comment posted on 16/09/2018 at 13:49.