You can’t see it yet, because embargoes, but the first half of January has been Busy with a capital B. There were a trio of previews last week, of which you read about Metro Exodus, a couple more this week, another pair next week, and there’s still more to come in February. But enough about those games that I can’t tell you about yet, this week I played a bit of Battlefield V, now with more time spent staring at the person who killed you than before (yay?), a spot of Life Is Strange 2’s second episode, and really not much else besides that. I’ll try to make amends this weekend.
Nick beat the Elite Four in Pokémon twice, tore people to shred in Mortal Kombat 11, played Smerrsh, the Resident Evil 2 demo and won some more at Black Ops 4, while Jake spent the week levelling up and doing the latest Destiny 2 raid, while also savouring the charms of New Super Mario Bros. U for Nintendo Switch. It was also D2 for Tuffcub, who says he “spent ages farting about in the Shattered Throne Dungeon only to get to a boss battle which is bloody impossible unless you have three people.” He also double checked that Blue Rider is ridiculously difficult – it is – and played a bit of Spider-Man.
From one grind to another, Ade has been hammering away at Assassin’s Creed Odyssey so that he can be levelled up enough to review the latest DLC, while Miguel spread himself wide to accept Travis Strikes Again:No More Heroes, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal, and Pikuniku! into his embrace. Also the Resi 2 demo, which he “lllloved”.
Also loving it was Tom, who spent the week being terrible at Into The Breach, while Jason entered the weird and wonderful worlds of VR to play Robo Recall, Superhot and Beat Saber. He’s thinking of permanently moving into his headset. He’ll be moving in with Gamoc, who played Resident Evil 7, Borderlands 2 and Skyrim in VR, when he wasn’t forcing himself to play games for review.
Nicole returned to Spyro Reignited Trilogy to grab the platinum for Ripto’s Rage, and while she’s enjoying the series as a whole, the finicky minigames should’ve stayed in the 90s.
Steve has had “a Resi week”, which meant abusing numerous accounts to play the demo multiple times, as well as returning to the original game on PS Vita. He also finished off his Ultimate New Game+ run of Spider-Man and got the platinum trophy, and has been plugging away at a bunch of PC games for review, including the rather lovely My Time at Portia. All of this means that he’s rather low on sleep. He should sleep more.
Finally, we got a postcard from Aran, who’s swanned off for a mini-break in Prague. “Honestly feel like I’m going to be given some kind of quest as it feels like a city that has inspired a lot of RPG ones. Not one quest marker though…”
Now then, what have you been up to this past week? Played anything fun?