Normally writing What We Played is pretty straightforward, but thanks to an influx of new writers this week everyone has turned Slack into some sort of “conversation” where everybody talks to each other. Luckily I’ve been playing games and I know myself so I can write down my own words right now before I trawl through some hilarious banter about anime, how to spell the world “colour” and Tuffcub being confused about all the new people like an elderly relative you haven’t seen in a while.
I’ve reviewed Tetris Effect and it’s one of the best things I’ve played this decade let alone this year. I’ve also been playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and trying not to accidentally kill everyone I come across. Besides that there’s been a load of Diablo III: Eternal Collection, Jurassic World Evolution and some Plants Vs Zombies 2 with my son.
Steve replied promptly, so his response was easy to find in a very busy Slack chat, though he’s had another fairly quiet week as term time teaching ramps up. He got the platinum on Lego DC Super-Villains with his son and has now gone back to Ninjago World. He also finished off the Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics campaign “which had a fun final boss but never really got going narratively”. Finally, he started Spider-Man but hasn’t really made any progress story-wise; “just swinging around collecting all the backpacks and photographing all the landmarks”.
Tuffcub has played Destiny 2 solidly since 4am on Thursday morning thanks to jet lag and cleaned up an entire weeks worth of activities in one sitting, which seems little penance for the photos of beautiful Hawaii he’s flaunting. Ade meanwhile played 11-11 Memories Retold for review, which he really enjoyed despite some gameplay issues that hampered the experience. He’s then moved onto something new: “I’m on with Steel Rats for review at the moment, my initial thoughts are that it’s bonkers; proving to be a thematic mash-up of Biker Mice From Mars, black and white film and a robot apocalypse, with gameplay that is 2D shooter meets Trials. It’s also a whole lot of fun!”
Jason got the platinum for Odyssey, so he’s now a little lost. He ended up turning to Legend of Evil, which he’s pretty sure doesn’t actually work past level 5, before jumping into Bulletstorm again as it’s on PS Plus. “It’s so much fun, though parts of the dialogue haven’t aged brilliantly”, he said.
New chap Nick has been mostly playing Blackout in Black Ops 4, although he’s also been dipping his toes back into Fist of the North Star and Overwatch. He’s got the Shapeshifting Detective from the guys at Wales Interactive through the other day too, so will be trying that this weekend.
Thom is also new and has been trying to play Overkill’s The Walking Dead for review, “athough the game really does try it’s hardest to not let me play.” He’s also chugging through Dark Souls on his lunch times at work and trying to get his character to a light level of 600 on Destiny 2; “I’m only 3 levels away currently!”
Aran has been playing more AC Odyssey. “After 35 hours I finally started exploring Athens, killed a few more cultists and raided some forts. I’ve also been playing Transpose for review, which people will be able to read about next week.”
Swanning off to Stockholm for a few days, Tef played far too much Battlefield V within 48 hours to get us on the path to reviewing it. That came after a sporadic exploration of Ingress Prime last weekend, was followed by getting to touch a PlayStation Classic – his thoughts will be live on Monday – and getting his first hit in on Hitman 2.
So, after all that, what have you been playing?