Something for the Weekend – 23/02/19

Song of the week.

Making games is a brutally difficult task at the best of times, but when expectations are heaped upon you and you’re venturing into the choppy waters of “games as a service” with a pseudo MMORPG looter shooter? It’s nigh on impossible to get it right on day one. It’s no surprise at all that Anthem has come out of the door a little bit wonky, but here’s hoping they’re able to quickly round off the edges and let us enjoy the best of what this game has to offer.

In the News This Week

Games in Review

So Anthem was the biggest game of the week, but sadly it wasn’t the best game of the week by far. It also wasn’t the worst!

Reviewed platform in bold.

This Week’s Features

There was a good grab bag of features this week, starting off with a look at the rather promising A Plague Tale: Innocencewhich takes an interesting French setting wracked by the Black Death and gives it a supernatural twist.

Five years on from the PS4’s Japanese release on Friday, Alan Wen looked back at a Yakuza game that the West never got: the Japanese period drama Yakuza Ishin.

Meanwhile, off in outer space, Nick went hands on with the 4X expansionism of Age of Wonders: Planetfall, and Tom battled weird looking aliens in the very heavy metal Valfaris.

Miguel and Jason teamed up to give us a quick & dirty guide to all the characters in Jump Force, and finally, What We Played featured Anthem, Titanfall 2 and Dirt Rally 2.0

Trailer Park

The Division 2’s Endgame trailer pits the agents against the Black Tusk

Take a look at some of the highlights from the Dreams beta

The new Detective Pikachu movie trailer includes cute Bulbasaurs and a gross Lickitung

Left Alive’s latest gameplay trailer takes you through the warzone

Check out ten minutes of gameplay from The Occupation

Your Achievements

Time to see what the community have been playing this past week:

  • Crazy_Del’s platinum hunting saw him get his 500th headshot and #368 platinum in Firewall: Zero Hour last weekend. He’s also gone back to SoulCalibur V and is hoping to get the plat for Vikings: Wolves of Midgard.
  • JR. played Resident Evil 2, and while he loves it, he doesn’t love it as much as the original. He wrote a lot of words.
  • It was more Kona VR for TSBonyman, and he also jumped back into Driveclub VR.
  • Also racing in VR was Camdaz, but in Dirt Rally VR. He’s still disappointed that Dirt Rally 2.0 doesn’t have VR.
  • The Division 2’s beta convinced Andrewww to go back and play the first game, where he found all the changes made it tricky to get back into it.

If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.

The Week Ahead

There’s actually quite a bit coming out next week, so long as your a racing, empire building or Lego fan, anyway!

  • Dirt Rally 2.0– PS4, XBO, PC – 26/02
  • Stellaris: Console Edition – PS4, XBO – 26/02
  • The Lego Movie 2 Videogame – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 26/02
  • Trials Rising – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 26/02

That’s it for this edition, have a good weekend and we’ll see you again soon!

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