The overwhelming majority of TSA’s writers have swanned off to EGX Rezzed today, to wander round playing pixel art roguelites and the like – they’re Tuffcub’s favourite, after all. I actually went yesterday, checking out RAD from Double Fine, one of the lesser known Games Workshop licenses, the car-based strategy game Dark Future, and a smattering of other things. When not at Rezzed, Apex Legends has remained the gaming mayonnaise to my life, amidst a handful of games I’m gradually working on reviewing.
I say gradually, because you might have noticed a few subtle tweaks to TSA’s site design. Comment counts are now all over the place once more, we’ve fixed pagination in places, tweaked font sizes that had escaped us before, and made thumbnails actually work properly across the board. There’s also the foundations for some exciting things to come in the next month or two.
Jason dropped by first to tell us that he’s played more Sekiro – he’s about 90% Sekiro at this point – a game called Photographs and Risk of Rain 2. Meanwhile, Nic B locked himself in a bunker to try and get through Persona 5. He’s nearly there, but then had to head to Rezzed yesterday, as did Nicole.
Steve is finally done with Ni no Kuni, having done everything but the grindiest of collection trophies, so he’s moved on to messing around with some Shakespeare related games for a public lecture he’ll be giving in Manchester.
Having never had a Dreamcast, Jim has played Shenmue’s remaster – “The story is far from ground-breaking and the voice acting is unmistakably of its time yet I’ve fallen in love with just how immersive the game is,” he said – before stepping back to Patapon Remastered on PS4 and Crash Team Racing on his Vita.
It was finishing off Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for Aran, while Tuffcub has been picking his Rezzed outfit, playing RICO and (obviously) Destiny 2.
The third and final Nick has also been playing Sekiro, but braggart as he is, he said, “I don’t get why people think it’s hard.” Alright, Nick. He’s also played the new Alcatraz map in Black Ops 4 Blackout and is enjoying the change of pace.
It’s been more Sekiro for Rebecca, as well, while Ade played the other Japanese soulsbourne game, Nioh, which he’s using to research for a new Playing with History, while Miguel has played a bunch of Under Night In Birth and Street Fighter 4 with his roommates, and Mechstermination Force.
Last but not least, Dom’s been winning “pub pub” awards and playing a heady cocktail of Monster Hunter: World, Mechstermination Force, Anthem, Cuphead, Bow to Blood Last Captain Standing, “and probably more Tomb Raider, but I’m finding it so by the numbers I can’t remember if I did or not.”
Now then, what have you all played this week?