I’m on the press trip junket today, and you can probably expect a bunch of news stories later coming out of the Final Fantasy XIV Convention in Las Vegas. While I was on my way I had a lot of opportunity to play something new on my Switch, but instead I played Skyrim and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I am rubbish. The rest of the week was spent with a load more Tetris Effect, causing me to daydream about putting shapes together, and a spot of family multiplayer with Chimparty. There was of course some more Jurassic World Evolution as well.
Nick’s week has taken in Hitman 2, Magic the Gathering: Arena, COD Blops 4, Furi, Fist of the North Star, Overwatch and Table Top Simulator, which seems pretty well balanced to me. New team member Nicole meanwhile sunk into World Of Final Fantasy and the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Tuffcub has been playing Destiny 2 and two games of Blackout on COD4 where he died within 5 seconds of landing. He needs some friends to play it with, and for once a bunch of us are actually playing so maybe it’s us!
Ade is not well. “This week I’ve been playing the enthralling game of ‘dying a slow death’. Which is a game that I know we’re all playing, everyday, but mine has felt more observed this week. When I’ve not been considering the content of my lungs thanks to a severe case of man-flu, I’ve been playing Steel Rats for review and I’m still really enjoying Red Dead Redemption 2. If only I was more like Arthur. If he can see off bullet wounds with nothing more than a packet of biscuits, then surely I could see off this virus with a carrot?”
Jake has been diving into Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu which he reviewed and has played around 43 hours of with the Poké Ball Plus and has caught 105/151 Pokémon with it – “I’ve seen 148 though! It’s pretty safe to say that my arms hurt but it’s been a real fun adventure. I also completed The Last Wish raid in Destiny 2 Forsaken for the 5th time and took two newbies through it yesterday, theres also a limited time Exotic quest in the game for The Thunderlord machine gun (My first vanilla Destiny Exotic), so I hopped on initially for that! I’ve dipped into Splatoon 2 here and there too!”
Jason has been playing a lot of Fallout 76. He doesn’t like it. Aran meanwhile has spent this week with Transpose and Road Redemption. “The first is one of the best puzzle games for VR, while the latter could have been a much better love letter to Road Rash.”
Steve made a rude joke about Spyro – which he reviewed – and has now ruined everyone’s childhoods. Besides taming the dragon, he’s also rattled through the “sad and moving” My Memories of Us, did some gold brick hunting in Lego Ninjago and “had an emotional swinging session around New York in honour of Stan Lee”. Thom has been spending more time with Overkill’s The Walking Dead, grinding high level Destiny 2 stuff, and punishing himself with Dark Souls on Switch.
Last but not least, Tef has been playing a fair bit of Battlefield V, in the run up to our review, before turning to Hitman 2 and getting to grips with the game’s tricky assassinations for another review, which will show up some time next week.
What about you? What have you played?