That’s another week in the bag, and we’ve been playing games (and reading books, and watching movies and various other things too). I’ve been hammering my head against the wall that is our Xenon Racer review. It could be a great arcade racer, but is not. I’ve also been enjoying the latest Tomb Raider, even if it does feel like it’s going by the numbers and that it’s cribbing from Uncharted at the same time. There’s also been a little room for Valkyria Chronicles which I’m now playing yet again, but this time on the Switch, because it’s the best game of all time. For me at least.
Jason has played even more Sekiro, but other than that he’s had a good week from the sounds of it; “I’ve played Outward which is what happens when you take the feeling that staring at a huge pile of washing up gives you and turn it into a game. I played Space Junkies which is quite possibly the best multiplayer VR game around; it feels like Doom in space. Finally, I lost 3 hours of my life to Risk of Rain 2 last night and its exceptional.”
Aran has played a lot of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. “I’m on the final world now but will probably go back and mop up some collectibles. The game has really scratched my strategy itch.” Steve meanwhile finished Ni no Kuni and is pootling about with endgame stuff. “Not going to grind for the platinum, but not quite ready to leave Mr Drippy behind yet either”. He’s also had some Space Invaders fun with Super Destronaut DX and Titan Attacks. “Both cheaper than a cup of coffee and fun for a couple of hours blasting if you’re after some trophy boosting”. He also played Submersed on PS4 for review and downloaded a few PC games to start, also for review.
Gareth has played plenty of Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered and some RBI Baseball, both for review. “Other than that, I got a sudden urge for some Minecraft after seeing an image with years of update summaries on it and realised how much had been added since I last played (hint: LOTS). I am yet to see anything new beyond retextured wood and stone.” Tuffcub has played Destiny 2, obviously. And RICO.
Nick P had a little time on Sekiro at the start of the week. “Loving it so far but I’m super behind everyone else in terms of progress. I’m just starting to get the hang on combat. I’ve also been on the MK11 beta which is very, very, very good. Kabal has one of the best finishers in the game.”
Jake has also been playing Destiny 2. “I’m farming out kills while being under levelled and killing people above my level in Iron Banner. I have 425 kills so far and I need 500. Aside from that, I’ve been playing through Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee during my commutes.”
Ade has finished off Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst this week, which he thoroughly enjoyed. “I can’t imagine seeing the Platinum for it however, as one trophy demands you perform the following sequence: Vault, Slide, Jump, Wallclimb, Turn, Jump, Wallrun, Turn, Jump, Skill Roll. The thought of even attempting that scares me. I also did our Warparty review which, despite having dinosaurs in it, was pretty meh, and my son really got into Onrush this week. For a three year old he has excellent taste!”
Miguel has played Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon, which is super cute and super fun. He also started playing that new Atelier spinoff game Alchemist Nelke which is apparently a little less fun. He also played a little bit of When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, Legrand Legacy, and Braveland Trilogy. “Uhhhh i think I played a little bit of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition, too, which is a Japan-only fighting game from the studio that made Under Night and Melty Blood”. And those are real things folks.
Lastly, Tef has been playing a bit of Generation Zero for review, which is very atmospheric but a bit too sparse for his liking, went ‘Thum’ and ‘Hmmmmmmmmm’ a bajillion times for our Yoshi’s Crafted World review, a bit of Space Junkies, though he’s not as enthusiastic about it as Jason, plenty of Apex Legends and a bunch of games at an ID@Xbox showcase earlier this week.
What about you? What have you played?