The extra long bank holiday has thrown my body’s internal calendar off a little bit. I know today’s Friday, but I’m not entirely convinced it feels like Friday.
I spent a lot of my Easter weekend playing the addictive My Time at Portia, having finally decided that being able to take it with me on Switch is better than having it be a little bit prettier on PS4. I tore myself away from it to review BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!, which was a cute and quirky little puzzler, before grappling with the enormity of Imperator: Rome (unfortunately, I’ve missed the review embargo on this one). Lastly, I dipped in for a bit of Apex Legends, as per.
Checking in with the rest of the gang, we first come to Jim, who’s been playing Days Gone. A lot of Days Gone. It’s OK, but not much more than that: “Even compared to Sony’s recent glut of larger, open world games this one’s a whopper yet bigger doesn’t always mean better. While I’ve definitely had fun with it there’s no overlooking its flaws, from the grab story and characters to needless length and size of the damn thing.” Read more of his thoughts in our Days Gone review.
Nicole was on point for our World War Z review, which landed today: “It’s brainless shooter fun that I’ve grown to have an undeniable soft spot for.” Aside from that she’s “demolished” two more bosses in Hollow Knight, revisited Resident Evil 5 to mop up some trophies and has set aside some time to nab the Steins;Gate 0 platinum.
Miguel spent last weekend inflicting fatalities on all his opponents for our Mortal Kombat 11 review, but put it on the shelf after finishing the review because of the oppressive grind. Instead of that he’s been playing EDF: Iroon Rain and started Dragon Dogma on Switch.
It’s been yet more Sekiro for Jason, who’s written more than enough guides on the game to last a lifetime, and has also moved on to the “fantastic” port of Dragon’s Dogma on Switch. Meanwhile it’s been Killzone HD, some Heaven’s Vault NG+ and some more Snooker 19 for Steve this week.
Sticking to his Switch, Aran finished playing through the eminently enjoyable Super Mario Odyssey, before getting started on Masquerada for a review in a couple weeks time. Speaking of reviews, Nic B wrapped one up for Giga Wrecker Alt.
As usual, Tuffcub played Destiny 2, World War Z and the side-scrolling shmup Black Paradox, but in more interesting What We Watched news, he watched What We Do In The Shadows (5/10) and the Whitney documentary (9/10), before skipping off to see Avengers: Endgame last night. No spoilers from him, though. We’re not even going to give you his verdict!
Bringing up the rear this week, Dom has been recouperating from a busy Easter with Borderlands Remastered, Darksiders Warmastered, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on Switch, Cuphead on Switch and Forza 7 not on Switch.
Now then, what have you played?