It’s February and it’s freezing! If that wasn’t a good enough reason to try and stay in your PJs all day, then the fact that an amazing bunch of games came out in the last few weeks and you could be playing them right now should put you over the top. My personal choice has to be the wonderful Wargroove, and it’s not just because I’m some sad Intelligent Systems dotard who gives the time of day to anything remotely similar. It is in fact one of the most generous indie games ever, and you should all be making cute fantasy fiction cutscenes with dogs in.
I guess I’ve also played some God Eater 3 for next week’s review, a spot of Ace Combat 7, Monster Hunter World and some New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, which I’m probably nearly done with.
Nick P leaped in and told me he’s been playing “RESIDENT EVIL 2” which means he’s shouting, possibly from a mixture of excitement and fear. He’s on his fourth(!) run but sadly failed a speed run halfway through. Tef was much quieter than Nick, and has played about an hour of Resi 2, a few hours of Battlefield V for the Tides of War, OlliOlli, and something super secret which we’re not even allowed to hint at.
Aran has played a lot of Yakuza Kiwami 2. “Just enjoying doing the substories and attempting to win the Cabaret Grand Prix. That’s between tackling the more serious crime story.” While Jason has finished Superhot in VR, which is a must play – “Everyone go and play it!” – He’s played a few things for review, the best of which was Downwell on Switch and he’s also finally got Kingdom Hearts 3, so he’s now ploughing through that in between other review titles.
Ade is, to the surprise of no-one, still playing through Assassin’s Creed DLC, “It’s vast and filled with even more people to kill.” He’s also got some How to Train Your Dragon to play for review, read a book about Shovel Knight, is writing up his recollections of playing Weedcraft Inc., and is cracking on with The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
Nicole booted up her trusty PS3 in a desperate attempt to cast aside her utter disappointment with Ratchet & Clank Q-Force and procure its platinum. “I’ve also had a hankering for a good multiplayer so I’ve turned to Overwatch. I always find I have a more profound appreciation for it when returning after a hearty hiatus. Plus, it’s always super gratifying getting loot from the Chinese New Year event – my absolute favourite.”
Steve played some more Resi 2 and made a start on Kingdom Hearts 3. “After decades of waiting for them, they go ahead and get released in the same week! KH3 takes an awfully long time to get going but is warming up now, so hardcore playthroughs of Resi will have to wait for now.” He’s also rattled through Conarium, the PS4 Bard’s Tale, and carried on with Digimon: Cyber Sleuth on the Vita.
Nic B left work early yesterday because he wanted to go home and play Beat Saber – “I love feeling like a music Jedi. It’s epic.” – while Tuffcub has played Destiny 2 (obviously), and a bit more Spider-Man, but nothing much else.
Jim slipped in and out of the Anthem beta. “While not a complete turn-off there isn’t enough there for me to justify that day one purchase. It has potential to blossom into a solid Destiny substitute, but I think I’m better of waiting a few weeks for the price to inevitably drop and EA/BioWare to shown its hand in terms of planned future content.
“Kingdom Hearts 3 is obviously the highlight of the week which feels weird having just come away from Resident Evil 2. It’s a strange beast of a game and I haven’t played enough to definitely say whether it has been worth the wait. Flashy yet shallow combat, stale dialogue, and a convoluted story have dampened my first impressions though hopefully it sinks its hooks in soon.”
Last, but by no means least, Miguel also boarded the Capcom hype train by playing the RE2 remake, as well as a little more Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal. He also “suffered” through a bit of the Anthem demo, played some Arcade Spirits and even dived back into Monster Hunter: World and Let It Die!
Now then, what have you played?