It feels like the weather took a turn this week, as temperatures plummeted towards the lower end of the thermometer. On the bright side, that means it’s the perfect excuse to wrap up warm and get some decent gaming in this weekend!
In the News This Week
- Get A First Look At Mortal Kombat 11’s Gameplay & Time-Bending New Characters
- Is Troy Baker Suggesting Death Stranding Will Be Out This Year?
- EA Have Canned Their Already Rebooted Open World Star Wars Game
- Ubisoft’s Pioneer Seems To Have Been Cancelled
- IO Interactive Open A Second Studio In Sweden
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission Announced For Switch And PC
- You Can Probably Guess The Twenty Most-Played Games On Nintendo Switch Last Year
- Dataminers Dig Up Mentions Of SNES Games For Nintendo Switch Online
- Play Rocket League With Xbox One And Switch Players Now As PS4 Cross-Platform Goes Live
- Unity Backs Down In Spat Over Improbable’s SpatialOS
- Firewall Zero Hour Gets A Free Weekend
- The PlayStation Store Has A New Games Under €20/£16 Or Under €10/£8 Sale
If you weren’t paying attention at the start of the week, you’ll have missed out on the opportunity to get one of 25 copies of Octahedron for PlayStation 4. The winners have now been announced and contacted via email, so make sure to check the original post to see if you’re name is on the list and keep an eye on your emails (and spam box!)
Games in Review
I think it was one of the busiest weeks we’ve had for the reviews, partly due to Dr Steve’s Game Clinic featuring six games and TSA’s new comic reviews!
- Ace Combat 7 – PS4, PSVR, XBO, PC – 9/10
- My Time At Portia – PC (PS4, XBO & Switch coming this Spring) – 9/10
- Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal – PS4, PC – 8/10
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – Switch – 8/10
- Onimusha: Warlords – PS4 – 7/10
- Just Deal With It! – PS4 – 4/10
- RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride – PS4, PSVR – 1/10
- Thrustmaster Ace T.Flight Hotas 4 – Hardware
- Marble It Up! -Switch, PC
- Super Hydorah – PS4, PS Vita, XO, PC, Switch
- Super Pixel Racers -PS4, XBO
- Scintillatron 4096 – PS4, PS Vita
- Phantom Halls – PC
- Tanglewood – PC, MegaDrive
The Pull List (Comic Reviews):
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
For the previews, we started the week with a look at that Resident Evil 2 1-shot demo. Steve was hooked, saying “I just want to be able to play the whole game, damn it!”, while Nick was similarly full of praise for Mortal Kombat 11 after going hands on at the gameplay reveal this week.
Elsewhere, Tef took the time to visit the Caspian desert in Metro: Exodus, saying the open world design is the perfect change for the series, while for the Second Episode of Life is Strange 2, he says that the suspense is starting to build and he can’t wait for the next episode. He also returned to the excellent puzzle platforming of Octahedron, now that it’s come to Nintendo Switch.
Time to see what the community have been playing this week:
- tactical20 has got to a ‘stupidly’ difficult bit of Mario Bros U Deluxe.
- MrYd finished Episode 3 of The Walking Dead, polished off a bit more of Odyssey, and of course, lot’s of Firewall.
- Crazy_Del had a busy week getting up to 97.5% completion for RDR2, and hopes to bag the plat for that and Firewall this weekend.
- TSBonyman’s PSVR got plenty of use this week with The Persistence, Ultrawings, and Kona making appearances.
- Just Cause 4, and AC Odyssey’s DLC were what kept JR. busy this week, although he found the uproar surrounding the later disappointing.
- Andrewww broke out the PSVR again with the kids to play Moss, and also found time to finish HZD.
- Eldave0 called the Resident Evil 2 demo “amazing”, Resident Evil 7 “still amazing”, and the Resident Evil 2 board game “super amazing”. I get the impression he’s a bit of a Resident Evil fan!
If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.
The Week Ahead
It’s a more subdued week for the releases compared to last week, but I suspect a lot of people are looking forward to Friday:
- A Fisherman’s Tale – PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive – 22/01
- Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal – PS4, PC – 22/01
- Switchblade – PS4 – 22/01
- Wandersong – PS4 – 22/01
- Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 – PC – 24/01
- Life is Strange 2 – Episode 2: Rules – PS4, XBO, PC – 24/01
- Resident Evil 2 Remake – PS4, XBO, PC – 25/01
Enjoy your chilly weekends and I’ll see you again soon!