And we’re done. That’s the end of Christmas 2018, the end of New Years, and here we are in good old 2019. We’ve barely worn it in and the world is already more vibrant thanks to the arrival of Greggs vegan sausage rolls and the colourful complaints that have accompanied it. Wonderful.
I’ve been playing plenty of games to see in the new year, with a good chunk of time going to the Definitive Edition of Tales of Vesperia so I can review it next week. Besides that there’s been lots of Monster Hunter: World where I’ve been slowing teaching my son the ropes, much more Spider-Man, as well as some Mutant Year Zero which is already utterly brilliant.
Jason finally finished EDF “which was great. I’ve been crushing friends in Smash Bros too.” Other than that he’s been playing Double Cross for review. Jim meanwhile finished up Tomb Raider: Legend before moving onto Anniversary; “Glad that I went back to play these older games as I much prefer them to the new Tomb Raider trilogy.” He also hopped back on Onrush for some ranked play. “Being on PS+ has bolstered the number of people playing considerably so I’ll be dipping in and out, hopefully snapping up that platinum trophy in the process. Speaking of platinum trophies, I’m almost 100% done with Spyro The Dragon”.
Aran finished his playthrough of Gris which was “a lovely looking game with some decent puzzles”. He also finished Shadow of the Tomb Raider too, “which was a good entry to the series though didn’t find the plot as compelling as previous”. With everything done he started Warframe on Switch building a Mag build with sword, bow and throwing knives, saying that it’s “pretty good so far”, before hopping into a spot of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Tuffcub played yet more Destiny 2, some Spider-Man, and has been reviewing Borderlands 2 VR. Meanwhile, Nick P finished up Fist of the North Star and he got into Horse Simulator 2018. To give it its proper title, he “played a bit more Red Dead – got a haircut then spent an hour and a half playing poker!” He’s also put “a colossal amount of time” into Pokémon where he got the base three to final evolutions. Finally, he tooted his own trumpet a little by stating “I continue to get wins in Blackout because I am great”. Which would be annoying if he wasn’t obviously good at it.
Tef saved the world at the eighth attempt in Into the Breach, protected lots of the little dudes in Pixeljunk Monsters 2 “despite the ridiculous load times on Switch”, and finished the first season of Battlefield V’s Tides of War levelling and missions. Ade picked up the platinum for Overcooked 2 and started on the surf and turf DLC; “I’m going to start using water pistols to clean my dishes at home, it looks much more fun than the regular way!” He’s also been playing through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and is “trying to avoid freaking out at the sheer scale of it”.
Last up, Steve finished off Gravity Rush on Vita and the campaign mode of Titanfall 2. He started My Time in Portia “which is a lovely life sim with an unfortunately innuendo laden name. It’s like Yonder but with far more substance.” He also started Digimon Cyber Sleuth on Vita and had a quick tinker with Amplitude pointing out that it’s free on Plus for PS4 if you add the PS3 version on the store. And it’s well worth it!
Now then, what have you been playing to begin the new year?