Oh God! It’s nearly Christmas isn’t it? Well, Amazon would have you think that anyway, scaring you into spending all of your money on their ‘sales’. Mind you, it still had me eyeing up the 4K OLED TVs and wondering in what way I could justify it to my wife. The simple answer is that there was no way. Of course the January sales might be a different story…
This week I’ve been playing Just Cause 4, Conduct Together!, and Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV. I can feel a play through of Kingdoms of Amalur might be on the cards as well now that it’s backwards compatible, just in case I wasn’t playing enough stuff already.
At this point, I hand over to my willing assistant, Tuffcub.
We seem to be gaining writers at a ridiculous rate over the past few weeks so we’ve got a lot to get through, starting with Nic who has been shaking it in Persona 5 Dancing in Starlight, dropping blocks in Tetris Effect and a hammering away at Pokémon Go. Thomas has also been tickling Pickahu’s in Pokémon Let’s Go alongisde Darksiders 3, Abzû , and “grinded a bunch of Destiny stuff. I finally managed to pick up the Sleeper Simulant which is a RIDICULOUSLY powerful weapon!”
Jim is absolutely loving Beat Saber, “It fills that Guitar Hero shaped hole in gaming lineup and is quite the workout too when it gets its hooks in,” he says. He’s also playing Until Dawn (again) and a load of downloadable games including Crossing Souls, Sword of Ditto, and Brawlout.
Jason is up next and has changed his opinion in regards to his gaming prowess. “I’ve been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout some more, I’m not good, I thought I was okay, I was wrong.” Oh dear. He’s also been playing Digimon Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory “Which is so good, I love the overly complicated systems and it’s a great RPG,” and another game he saw today but can’t talk about it.
Ade has been playing some Red Dead Online which he rates as “alright”. He’s also played Floor Kids for review – spoiler: it’s great – and started Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, he has a big problem with the game. “What the hell is wrong with Alexios’ arse?! Not to sound too much like a perv but it’s hard to miss his butt whilst swimming underwater. It looks like it’s made of mahogany and consists of two polygons. Clearly little time was spent on bum design.”
Aran is here to save this feature from becoming War and Peace and has played “More AC Odyssey. That’s it”, while Nick has been dancing in Persona 5 Dancing in Starlight, strategizing in Civilisation 6 on Switch, murdering in Hitman 2, and more Blackout.
Next up is all round super hero, sex god and stud muffin, Tuffcub. All of that is true and it has nothing to do with the fact that Dom, who started writing this feature, left it unfinished meaning TC has had to pick up the slack.
“I have played Destiny 2 because.. because it’s easy,” stated the awesome bear. “No other reason, I can get home, turn my brain off, and shoot things. I also played a little more of Spider-Man, which is mightily impressive but has too many button combinations in combat for my tired brain to learn. I also tried Roundabout, which is part of Novembers PS+ games, and deleted it after five minutes.”
Gareth has let the team down, managing only to play Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee on the train, whilst Nicole has been playing ARK’s Extinction DLC and Abzû on Nintendo Switch, which she describes as “a perfect port that shows off all the games brilliance a second time over!”
Leading us in to the home straight is Miguel, another TSA writer who has been getting on down in Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and finally we come to Steve who has been slinging webs in Spider-Man, which he has almost completed, and also “put a couple of hours into the beautiful Iris Fall.”
We presume that’s a game and not Steve’s lady friend.
Now then, what have you played? Any of those Black Friday bargains? Let us know in the comments.