Another week, and yet more games played. For me it’s been a toy-tastic seven days playing Starlink: Battle for Atlas, while I was slightly less impressed with SoulCalibur VI. I’ve also been getting into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, and actually made it my first launch buy of the series. I really like sneaking my way into the top ten, but so far have only made it to second place. Other than that there’s been some Labo Vehicle Kit play, Jurassic World Evolution, and Forza Horizon 4.
Jim managed to strike two games off his backlog: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Assassin’s Creed Origins. “Struggled to beat them and although there are good things to say about both, they just felt a bit ‘meh’.” He also isn’t feeling like grabbing the new AC game; “It’s fair to say that I won’t be getting Odyssey. The combat in Origins is alarmingly dull and as much as I love Ubisoft’s world-building in this game, there’s way too much for me to enjoy. The series just hasn’t been the same since moving on from Ezio.” He also played Black Ops 4 (getting his first Blackout win!) as well as For Honor’s Marching Fire expansion.
Jason has managed to play some games, though he’s soon to embark on the a new and very long RPG called ‘Fatherhood’. First up was Starlink: Battle For Atlas “which was great”. He also snuck in Dark souls Remastered “which is a bad version of a good game”. Soul Calibur VI was apparently a lot of fun for him but he agrees that the single-player was naff. On top of that it was Skyscrappers on Switch which is a fun little multiplayer shindig, Blackout which is a mode in the new COD game and is far better than he was expecting and finally some Bloodborne because it’s nearly Halloween.
Ade is playing something that he can’t write, talk or – quite possibly – even think about till next week! Miguel meanwhile played some Warriors Orochi 4 on PS4 and a little more Marble It Up on Switch! He’s also been playing Dragalia Lost since it came out and its been…fine.
Jake’s been playing Destiny 2: Forsaken on and off, even after completing the latest raid. He’s also dipped back into Assassin’s Creed Origins, which has sat at the top of my backlog list for the good part of this year. “I’ve just assassinated the woman known as The Hyena, so I’m just over half way (I think).”
Though there’s newer game, Steve has been playing the Lego Ninjago Movie Game with his son “which is alright, but feels quite linear and stripped back compared to the better games in the Lego series. Doesn’t help that I don’t really have any affinity with the characters, but Xander is enjoying it so it’s a success”. He’s dug out his old DS carts for a spot of 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors to kick off a playthrough of the Nonary series having ‘finished’ Dragon Quest VIII – he gave up on the final boss after multiple party wipes and then looking it up to find that he would need to spend hours grinding for levels or alchemy pot equipment to beat it.
Aran has played through Zoink’s Flipping Death which was apparently a very humorous game. “Don’t think it was quite as comedic as Stick It To The Man, but definitely worth a playthrough”. He’s also started AC Odyssey and chosen to play as Kassandra as he explores the digital Ancient Greece.
Tuffcub has played Destiny 2, and Bubble Bobble while waiting for Destiny 2 to install it’s latest patch, and also gave We Happy Few a go. “I love the premise of the game, I love the art, the story. but bugger me sideways that game is janky. Texture pop ins, audio stuttering really badly, sidequest bugs etc etc. Such a shame.”
Gareth has played a tiny bit of Odyssey, which continues to be impractically large but a delight, and a little Shadows Awakening for review. Due next week!
Finally, Tef was the one who reviewed Black Ops 4 this past week, getting a ‘fishy dishy’ (a win) on his very first attempt at solo Blackout mode, and being part of the team with Jim and Jambo that streamed last Sunday and won with the final game. He’s also been playing Reigns: Game of Thrones, got hands on with Diablo 3 on Switch, played the surprisingly promising World War Z, and made a desk!
What is it that you’ve played, eh?