October has sprung upon us, and it’s brought the big’uns of the gaming world with it. The latest Assassin’s Creed instalment was released yesterday, and next week sees the annual Call of Duty behemoth arriving. Are you planning on picking up any games, or are you holding out for a certain cowboy game later this month?
In the News This Week
- Cross-Platform Play On PS4: Sony, Microsoft, And Activision Comment
- Footage Of A Harry Potter Game Leaks, Might Be From Rocksteady Or Avalanche
- Nintendo Reveal Next Week’s Additions To Switch Online’s NES Game Library
- Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game Has Been Successfully Kickstarted
- Developers Suggest PSN Name Changes Will Soon Be A Reality
- PS4 Took 63% Of All UK Software Sales Last Month, Spider-Man Thrashes Uncharted 4
- The Dreams Beta Is Still Happening This Year
- Telltale Games Lays Off Part Of Its Remaining “Skeleton Crew”
- People Aren’t Happy At Battlefield 1 Guns Being In Battlefield V
- Valve Forgot How Not To Sound Racist Last Week
- November’s PlayStation Plus Games Have Been Leaked By Sony
Sunday Streaming Hour
This weekend’s Sunday Streaming Hour will feature Aran and Gareth headed to Greece for a bit of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Make sure to catch them at 7pm tomorrow evening!
Games in Review
Another big week for the reviews, which this time see’s Ubisoft’s first major release of the busy season:
- Mega Man 11 – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 9/10
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Fossil Hunters – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 8/10
- The King’s Bird – PC – 7/10
- Super Mario Party – Switch – 6/10
- Transference – PSVR, Rift, VIVE, PS4, XBO, PC – 6/10
- STAY – PS4, XBO, PC – 4/10
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
Jumping straight into the previews, Teflon looked at how Dirt Rally 2.0 aims to fill the void that DiRT 4 left for many fans. He also spoke to Codemasters about how they’re adding more authenticity for the simulation based players, and whether the game will finally have VR.
Elsewhere, Dom had a look at the ‘rougelite’ Beacon, which has recently launched into Early Access but is already impressing lots of players, while SoulCalibur VI also impresses with it’s new origin story and top-notch combat.
Last up from the previews, Tef played 11-11: Memories Retold, which sees WW1 “brought to life by the vivid art style that’s quite literally painted before your very eyes.”
Finally, What We Played featured Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey & Mario Party.
There’s plenty of busy gaming this week, as we check in on the TSA community:
- tactical20 is getting stuck into spiderman, although is finding the combat a little tricky.
- Another person who’s enjoying Spiderman is gernboes, who also got the platinum for that and Metropolis.
- TSBonyman sampled the Unraveled 2 demo, amid some GOW 3 and No Mans Sky.
- Other than Firewall, MrYd, also spent time on NFS Payback, and found the PS+ games disappointing.
- “Just Tomb Raider for me this week.” says JR (and posts some lengthy thoughts on the game!)
- Crazy_Del is ‘loving’ Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, with 20hrs already sunk in.
- Resident Evil Nemesis on Vita took up most of aerobes‘ time, but there was also PES19, Persona 5, Persona 4 Golden, Fallout 4, Battlefront 2 and Gran Turismo Sport. Phew!
- GeneralJeeb edges closer to completing Persona 5, and played some Far Cry 5 with Jag.
- Ron introduced his girls to Lego Force Awakens, who are slowly getting to grips with analogue sticks. I’m willing to be analogue sticks will be a thing of the past when they get older!
- Last up, doomsday619 completed Assassin’s Creed Origins, and also found time for The Crew 2, Creed Rise to Glory, Rec Room, and has now moved on to Assassin’s creed Odyssey.
If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.
The Week Ahead
It’s that time of the year where the release dates look like review scores! But what do you think the actual scores will be?
- Mark of the Ninja Remastered– PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 09/10
- WWE 2k19 – PS4, XBO, PC – 09/10
- Stranded Deep – PS4, XBO – 09/10
- Space Hulk: Tactics – PS4, XBO – 09/10
- Call of Duty: Black Ops IV – PS4, XBO, PC – 12/10
- Luigi’s Mansion – 3DS – 12/10
Enjoy the weekend and we’ll catch you next time!