Storm Hannah has put a fairly swift end to the spell of good weather we were all enjoying, but at least last weekend was warm and sunny and we can hide away in cinemas watching Avengers: Endgame. Remember not to spoil it for people, OK?
Time now to see what happened on TSA over this shorter week…
In the News This Week
- PlayStation 5 will not launch until at least March 2020, PS4 sales hit 96.8M
- Apex Legends’ success means the next Titanfall game has been “pushed out”
- F1 2019 will feature Formula 2 and gets a special Senna vs. Prost Legends Edition
- World War Z outbreak sees the co-op shooter pass 1 million sales
- UK Charts 20/04/19 – World War Z zombie pyramids its way to the top
- Nintendo Switch passes lifetime N64 sales, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now the best-selling fighter ever
- The developers of the emulator powering the Capcom Home Arcade are not happy
- You wait ages for a Peaky Blinders game and then two show up for 2020
Games in Review
It was a rare occasion this week, whereby a Sony AAA exclusive didn’t earn itself widespread acclaim. I can’t remember the last time we had such a mediocre reception for a game like this.
- World War Z – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! – Switch – 8/10
- Mortal Kombat 11 – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 7/10
- Giga Wrecker Alt. – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 7/10
- Days Gone – PS4 – 6/10
- The Padre – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 5/10
- Moero Chronicle Hyper – Switch – 5/10
- Tom Clancy’s The Division: Broken Dawn – Book Review
- Bloodborne # 10 and #11 – Comic Review
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
Alongside all the reviews, Dom revisited Cuphead and Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster as they both recently debuted on Nintendo Switch, while Ade cooked up a storm in the Overcooked 2: Campfire Cook Off DLC.
Through all of that, you won’t be surprised to read we didn’t manage to get through any previews this week. However, Tef did find some time to spend with the Lead Designer of Insurgency: Sandstorm to check up on how the game is fairing on PC – and ask about when we can see the console version.
Last up, we finished the week with What We Played, featuring World War Z, Mortal Kombat 11 & Days Gone.
Checking in with the community:
- MrYd ploughed more hours into Stellaris, and managed to kill the #1 Firewall player – quite an achievement!
- JR. has been enjoying AC:III Remastered, enjoying the styles of the older Assassin’s Creed games
- Crazy_Del got stuck into his new games this week: World War Z, Mortal Kombat 11, and Day’s Gone. Good luck with the trophy hunting Del!
- doomsday619 had a varied week including Jupiter and Mars, Table of Tales Crooked Crown, Quivr, Suicide Guy and last but not least Day’s Gone!
- Andrewww thinks Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is his favourite from the series, and even called it “10/10 best game I played this year!”
The Week Ahead
It’s a quieter week as we head into May for the releases…
- UBOAT – PC – 30/04
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – Switch, XBO – 30/04
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas – PC – 30/04
- Table Top Racing: World Tour – Switch – 01/05
Enjoy your weekends and I’ll be back again soon!