It’s been a funny old week. People heading back to work, the cold settling in, and all of the Christmas decorations coming down to make the house feel slightly colder and slightly emptier has meant it’s the perfect time for hunkering down with some of those sweet sweet games. I’m still trying to play the games I got as Christmas presents, but that won’t happen while Monster Hunter: World keeps happening. A big problem with it is that I keep turning the PS4 on to find my 7 year old has left a quest half finished, and used my character, so I can’t possibly just cancel the whole thing and throw away his hard work, can I?
Tuffcub’s succinct reply tells us that he has played Destiny 2. This is both very clear, and very unclear, but perhaps that’s as it should be. Aran has been playing Onimusha Warlords for review, a lot of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and a bit of Mario Kart 8, where he wants to complete 200cc.
Nick P, by contrast, has spent most of his time playing Red Dead Redemption 2. “I camped out in the woods for about two days looking for pristine Elk so I could take their skin. After gaining some confidence, I went Bison hunting with my good friend Charles. We got distracted along the way and decided to scare off some poachers. On a side note, my Pokémon adventures continue. I’m on badge 6 and have 74 in the Pokédex. Go me.”
Having wrapped up the platinum for Cat Quest, Nicole moved onto the Harry Potter Collection, and dabbled in a little Firewatch in the hopes of mopping up the last of its trophies. “It’s safe to say that even after countless playthroughs, Firewatch continues to captivate me with it’s breathtaking vistas and stellar voice acting.”
Miguel has been heading further down the rabbit hole this week playing the new Suda51 joint, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. He also played a bit of the new Senran Kagura, watched a friend get up to some absolute lunacy in Hitman 2, and played a touch of Tekken 7 and Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. “I also beat all the levels in Katamari Damacy Reroll! Aannndd uuuh, I’ve been up to my knees in filthy anime gatcha phone games, but I’m healthy and I’m not spending money, I swear mom, I swear!”
Though he reviewed the not-so-great Battle Princess Madelyn, Ade is still playing Overcooked 2, but it’s apparently pretty much done now. “So if Ghost Town could release some more DLC that would help temper my inexhaustible addiction for cooking.” Nic B, meanwhile, has been lucky enough to play Metro at the event this week, but there’s embargoes on all that. He’s playing God of War when he’s at home.
Jason played Double Cross which is “good fun. Everything which is weird, philosophical, and I don’t know how I feel about it”. He’s also been playing Fitness Boxing which he really likes, as well as starting Birth By Sleep in preparation for the end of the month.
Jim spent a surprising amount of time with Onrush these past seven days, putting the online ranked grind to one side in favour of the single player challenges and grabbing another shiny platinum. Speaking of which, he blitzed Spyro the Dragon for another platinum, which was “a relaxing little romp down memory lane.”
The emotional heft of Rime left Steve feeling ” a bit winded to be honest”. He also completed Hue which was is “a great little puzzler”, and spent some more time in My Time at Portia in preparation for review next week, though now he’s disappointed it’s not as rude as he first thought the title was! He’s also looked at a fair few games for the next Dr Steve’s Game Clinic and spent a couple of bus journeys with Digimon: Cyber Sleuth. “Oh, and I resurrected my PSP Go as my youngest wants to play the original Ape Escape and that was the easiest way”.
Rebecca has been exploring the dense jungles in Shadow of the Tomb Raider; “after waiting to see public reaction to the final game in the trilogy I’m loving what the game has to offer. Puzzles feel fresh, the world feels deadly and Lara’s character development feels complete.”
Finally, Tef saved the world another couple times in Into The Breach last weekend, skipped, hopped and jumped his way through New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for Nintendo Switch (or NSMBUDfNS), and then started on a disco-infused adventure with a bit of Octahedron on the handheld. That and he’s been busy at events previewing Rage 2, Metro: Exodus and Trials Rising. More on those soon!
Go on, what have you played?