It’s been a very short week, but I blame that on having travelled back from Las Vegas and losing about twelve hours in the process. I had a great time at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, and perhaps there’s little surprise that I’ve returned to playing the game again. I can’t wait for Shadowbringers next year, so now’s the best time to get caught up on what’s been going on! Besides that all the travelling meant that I played some Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as well as some Into The Breach, and Tetris Effect has probably snuck in there somewhere as well.
Nick P has been skirting the start of an investigation after proclaiming that he’s “murdered Sean Bean”. Of course he means he’s been playing Hitman 2, right? In a completely unrelated note, has anyone seen Sean Bean lately?
From one potential criminal to another, Ade is still playing Red Dead Redemption 2, which is easily up there as one of his GOTY, and he finished off Steel Rats for review. Thom has been playing Darksiders 3, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and lots of Destiny 2, managing to get the coveted raid bow and fusion rifle in a single drop; “RNG Jesus blessed me on that day”.
Nicole managed to wrap up the platinum for the first game in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy “and had a total blast doing so”. She’s also been enjoying ARK’s latest expansion, saying it’s “the first bit of dino DLC content I’ve enjoyed in a worryingly long time”.
Jason has also been playing Pokemon and thinks that “the lack of random battles genuinely improves the game for me”. And it’s no surprise that Jake has also been continued catching ‘em all in Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu!. “I’ve spent my time since catching shiny Pokémon,” he said, “which I’ve been stupidly lucky to find at the most random of times.” Aside from that, he completed 30% of Spyro The Dragon from the Reignited Trilogy in about an hour and a half, “I’m impressed that my muscle memory has allowed me to do this so well!”
Steve has been playing lots of small bits of games for an all-new review clinic feature, some Underworld: Ascendant before realising it was basically unplayable. Putting that to one side, he finally got back into the lovely Spider-Man, “which is spiffing. Well, until the Stan Lee cameo which made me have feelings”.
It’s been a spot of Spidey DLC and some Diablo whilst on a train for Gareth, while Aran has been playing a bit more AC Odyssey; “I was attacked by one of my targets whose existence I was oblivious to until I was hit off my horse. At least that’s another cultist down and another legendary gear piece”.
Jim has now completely sacked off Red Dead Redemption 2. Instead he’s been playing some of the “shockingly under-appreciated” Laser League as well as Until Dawn, which he’s hoping to platinum very soon. “I’ve also spent a fair chunk of time with Battlefield V. It’s fine, I guess, but doesn’t really do anything inventive or exciting which is a shame”.
Tuffcub has played Destiny 2 and “about ten seconds of Spider-Man”. That doesn’t seem like quite enough to count as playing the game, so he gets a D- for effort. Even with Thanksgiving travel to consider and being away from his PS4, Miguel managed to use Remote Play to play some Persona 3/5 Dancing and some Black Ops 4! “I was super surprised by how lag-free the experience was”. He’s also been playing some Gensokyo Defenders for review.
Finally, Tef has played Hitman 2 for review, which is “a great game, especially with the Elusive Targets and Ghost Mode” – another Sean Bean clone bit the dust, I see? He also returned to Shadow of the Tomb Raider for the co-op DLC, had a few quick rounds of Overwatch, and is back to Surviving Mars and Battletech on PC.
Now then, what have you played? And have you spent all your money in the Black Friday sales?