It’s EGX! Maybe you’ve been here for the last two days, in which case today is clearly hangover day, or perhaps you’re heading down to Birmingham this weekend to try and get your hands on with some of those fancy fancy games.
While I’m sure you’re going to queue for a bunch of things, it’s definitely worth checking out Soundfall, What The Golf, The Bradwell Conspiracy and Beacon in the Rezzed and Leftfield collections. Besides being in Birmingham and playing loads of stuff – Soul Calibur 6 is very pretty, while My Hero One’s Justice surprised us all by actually being good – I’ve also dived into Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country on Switch as well as a tiny, tiny amount of Spider-Man. It’s kinda good.
Steve has had a very eclectic week of gaming.
Alongside several games for review I finished Anima: Gate of Memories and the atrocious Troll and I, the latter as a potential text for some work on the cultural significance of trolls. It is about as bad as our review for it suggested, but I’ll get more for both it and Anima than I paid when I trade them in so no financial issues with playing either. As for the cultural bit it is interesting seeing a proper Scandinavian take on a friendly troll but I didn’t really get any further insight from playing it through.
I also rattled through the lovely My Brother Rabbit too with the review ready for reading and continued with Dragon Quest VIII which is both the best and worst bedtime game as the 3DS continues to keep me awake much later than I intended. Oooops! Lastly, I stuck the disc in for Dying Light Enhanced Edition, so that should be updated for my next couch based gaming session. I’m looking forward to the joys of terror filled parkour.
Aran meanwhile has started playing NBA 2K19, though his review is still probably quite a while away. Gareth has been very busy so he’s only squeezed in a couple of hours of Spider-Man and a small amount of time with Shadows Awakening for review.
Miguel however has played a bunch of things:
I squeezed a little time in with Yokai Watch Blasters and dabbled with Black Clover Quartet Knights and Hyperlight Drifter a bit. I also went down a very deep rabbit hole of making lists of PS1/Dreamcast/Saturn games I want to play at some point.
Oh, and I finally managed to start playing Spider-Man! I love it!!!
Despite having several games to review Ade hasn’t found much time to actually play them yet – which is worrying. He has at least started on Fossil Hunters and Stay for review, while sneaking in bits of Guacamelee! 2, Phantom Doctrine and the awesomeness that is Onrush. Tuff has been playing “Desti-grindey 2” (and Bubble Bobble whilst angrily waiting for Destiny 2 updates to install) and has started reviewing Hover which will appear very soon.
I’ve been joined by Jason at that EGX, getting stuck into Soul Calibur 6, Jump Force, My Hero One’s Justice, Vanguards, Wargroove, and many more, but Tef skipped the trip to Brum this year, preferring instead to be disappointed by Nintendo Switch Online, play Broken Sword 5 and Cities: Skylines on Switch, and get a small amount of time into Two Point Hospital.
Enough about us though, what have you played? And are you heading to EGX?