After last week’s EGX, this week was always going to feel slightly subdued, but Forza Horizon 4 has at least injected some much-needed frivolity into proceedings. By the fourth entry in the series you’d think that the formula would be wearing thin, but I think that it’s going to really hit the spot, especially if you live in the UK. It is a genuine system seller for Xbox One, even if you can play on PC as well.
I’ve not really had much chance to play anything other than Forza, but I did make a start on Parkasaurus with my Jurassic Park-obsessed son and it’s so far a wonderfully colourful and enjoyable take on the park building formula. I’ve also got in a bit of Labo-ing with the bits of cardboard steadily taking over the house once again, and of course played Final Fantasy XV Pocket HD just to round out the XV world. I think I’m done with it now.
Jason was here first today and he’s involved in a thing called ‘Journalist Simulator”, where he wrote and wrote and wrote and yet somehow still has writing. He also played Wandersong “which was very pleasant” and Mega Man 11 which he says “is a gaaaaaaame”. It seems like he’s also got a broken ‘a’ on his laptop, which is going to make editing his reviews quite interesting.
Aran played NBA 2K19 for review. After last year there has been some progress made, but not enough, “The VC isn’t as in your face but it is still persistent”. He’s also started Metal Max Xeno for review with more on that next week. Ade meanwhile has been playing Fossil Hunters and Stay for review, some Onrush “which, I’m pleased to report, has a lot more people still playing it online than I’d have thought,” as well as going back and playing God of War 3 remastered. Unfortunately he thinks that “GOW 4 has ruined it for me… you can’t go back!”
Gareth has been playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for review. He can’t say anything about it though and hasn’t played anything else due to reality getting in the way. Tuffcub has obviously been busy as he’s only played Hover and Destiny 2, and has also not provided me with any ranting or top bants. I’m sure he’ll be back to normal next week.
Steve has played lots of the “cute but slightly empty” Little Dragon Cafe though it might be his kids that are enjoying it more. Besides that he’s played a smattering of Dragon Quest VIII, Here They Lie and a bit of Dying Light. He’s now hoping the code for Insomnia has been fully updated to finish translations from Russian for this weekend’s gaming. That’s finish not Finnish. It’s confusing enough already.
Miguel has been playing the new Call of Cthulhu game, and digging into the Hot Wheels expansion in Forza Horizon 3 to relax after projects and hype himself up for Horizon 4. He’s also touched a bit more on Hyper Light Drifter on Switch.
Finally, Tef has sprinted through on goal for our FIFA 19 review, reviewed the fantastic first episode of Life Is Strange 2, and played a bit of Destiny 2: Forsaken to finally finish the end of Uldren Sov’s story. This weekend it’s all going to be party time, which he reckons is going to be “super”.
Now, then. What have you all been playing?