I have been driving my rally car. Well, I’ve been playing Dirt Rally 2.0, and that’s basically close enough. Besides that I’ve also been fighting with Anthem, which I genuinely want to like, but it’s not making it easy. I’ve actually now played the introductory mission three times, with a fourth (and hopefully final) go through it tonight. I could tell you a lot about the intro. It’s a good intro. I imagine I’ve played some other things too, like returning to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 to do some side mission stuff that I’d missed out, but it’s mostly been a week of fighting with Anthem.
Kris played a game called Geometry Work on iOS. “You solve geometry puzzles, like making constructions with a ruler and compass. I am very boring. I’m going to try and play Apex Legends though maybe, I hear it’s good. I bought a Plus sub and everything.” The answer is that it is very good, and that both he and you should be playing it. Hell, it’s basically free (if you’re not counting that Plus sub).
Aran has been playing Football Manager Touch 19 and has “got Ebbsfleet up from the national League in the first season, top of League Two in my second season so far.” He’s also a bit further into King’s Bird and Yakuza Kiwami, which is nice. Nick P has been doing speed-runs of Resident Evil 2 while bedding into his Battle Royale niche. “Managed to cut it incredibly close, finishing Claire A scenario on hardcore in 2 hours 29 minutes and 55 seconds! No item box used either because I’m a sadist. I then tried Tetris 99 because BRs are my thing now. I’m a bit rubbish but I will practice. Got my first win in Apex despite spending most of the match dead. I’ll take it though. I also jumped back into Blackout because the new update told me to.” He also managed to fit in some Titanfall 2 with TC, as well as Planetfall and Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove.
Ade played Attack of the Earthlings for review “which was a lot of fun. Who knew that hunting down, killing and then converting soft squishy humans into biomass could be such fun? And… erm… that’s it actually. Just the one game? Must do better.” Tuffcub meanwhile has played Destiny 2 and Titanfall 2, “because it’s way better than Apex Legends”, and that’s it.
Jim has been mostly playing Dirt Rally 2.0; “while I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Codemasters’ latest racing sim, but it’s been a punishing ordeal at times. It really doesn’t pull its punches and where some racers have handy crutches to fall back on, Dirt Rally 2.0 boots them away. On one hand it almost creates this weird sense of elitism or gatekeeping but at the same time Codemasters is doing something a little ballsy. You can either fully immerse yourself in this racing experience or you can get lost.”
Steve has spent a lot of time on his Vita nursing his fractured ankle. “Finished off the surprisingly good Digimon: Cyber Sleuth which continued to feel like Persona-lite throughout. Then rattled through the very silly Roundabout which was perfect for handheld. And now I’ve started Iconoclasts which seems interesting. Only an hour in so not that sure yet. Finally I played some stuff for the next Game Clinic.”
Miguel played Horizon Shift ’81 for review. He also messed around with an indie fighting game called Koyohime Enbu Ryo Rai Rai, “which is a mouthful but also a really good time”. Nic B has mainly been playing more Metro!
Finally, Tef played Anthem. As with the rest of us, he really wanted to like it and he kind of does, but you can read his review here for why he can’t.
What have you played?