While the weather outside is weather, and you’ve watched too many superhero movies dressed in pleather – rhyming is fun – there’s every chance that you’ve received some gaming related presents over the last week. In our house the most popular present has been Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, and the co-op mode is great for playing with your younger children. Our littlest boy is too little though, but he’s more than happy to play with an unpowered Joy-con and ‘throw’ the Pokeball with the rest of us when catching Pokemon. It’s not only cute, it’s the first time he’s ever been tricked by a controller that doesn’t work so… that’s a parenting win, right?
Jason was the first to give us his festive deets, and he’s been playing Smash Bros. “because it’s the best game this year”, though we’ll all argue with him till New Years and then he can’t be right anymore. He’s also been playing Nippon Marathon “which is a very strange, very fun game”, as well as Ashen, “which is good, but is so derivative it borders on the absurd”. Besides that he’s also enjoyed finishing off Digimon Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory.
Miguel has spent the week plowing through Spider-man on PS4. He also played Gitaroo Man for the first time and he “LOVED it. It’s a weird, silly, 2 hour rhythm game. 100% my kinda thing”. He also played some Smash Bros with friends, some Overcooked 2 with his girlfriend, and some Black Ops 4 with “the paaallss” who we must assume are different from mere friends – or they drink too much Bud.
Aran got a Switch for Christmas – woohoo! – so he’s been playing Mario Kart 8 and Gris. “Trying to fully complete MK8. Gris is a very nice looking game and quite fun. Only started it so we’ll see where it leads”. He’s also been playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, “just mainly going through the story and only really doing side content if it pops up in my path. Haven’t properly explored the hubs. Decent though”.
Nic B has played “A whole tonne of VR. Finished Astro and Tetris. Then my PS4 broke so I’ve ordered a new one.” It seems like there’s a moral to this story… is it that we should all buy new consoles? Yes, that’s the one. Ade meanwhile has only had time in his life for Overcooked 2 multiplayer and he’s “almost got the platinum baby! Just have to catch another couple of hundred thrown chunks of food and put a lot of food in the bin”.
Both Nick and Jake have also been on the Nintendo hype train as well, with some festive Pokemon and Smash to boot. Everything’s coming up Nintendo!
Finally, Steve has been hitting the Vita hard whilst the family have been monopolising the TV. “Got the platinum on the lovely Tearaway and played a whole chunk of Gravity Rush. Enjoying Scintillatron 4064 more than I thought I would – Geometry Wars mixed with the rules of English pool. Also got a few hours on Titanfall 2 which is a surprisingly excellent FPS. Finally I picked up some replacement RAM so hopefully will have a functioning PC again”
So then, what is it you’ve played?