It’s been a pretty big week, with a few of us venturing out into the wide open world to attend video game events. Personally, it was a trip to Hamburg for a hands on preview event with F1 2019, which is shaping up rather nicely as one of Codemasters’ most expansive efforts yet. The Nintendo Switch kept me company on the flight, but I struggled to settle in on any one particular game, flitting back and forth between Portia, Yoshi’s Crafted World and a few others.
Dom’s had an even more adventurous week, having jetted off to LA for the Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal event. Unfortunately he got stuck in Atlanta passport control and missed a connection, making him an even sleepier boy than usual. Still, he liked what he saw at the event and got to play plenty of Final Fantasy XII and Dragon’s Dogma on Switch while travelling.
Jason also enjoyed a bit of Dragon’s Dogma on Switch, supplementing this with Risk of Rain 2 and [redacted], while Gamoc played Super Blood Hockey for review, Borderlands The Pre-Sequel, KOTOR on his phone, and finished off South Park: The Fractured but Whole, which he said “was very funny, at least as offensive as it is funny, but fell apart story-wise towards the end.”
It was a second run through of Heaven’s Vault for Steve, a “fairly random” playthrough of Bard’s Tale Remastered and he got started with Darksiders III. He’s now off to a medieval reenactment this weekend, so will have to deal with digital withdrawal symptoms for a few days.
Tuffcub played Destiny 2, “cos like obvs”, but is hoping for more new content soon. Aside from that he’s been enjoying The Surge, had a love (and slightly hate) relationship with Black Paradox, and has just started A Plague Tale: Innocence, but can’t talk about it just yet.
Dragon’s Dogma was also on Miguel’s playlist, “and this time I swear I will actually play the full game and not stop after I create my pawn like I did the last 3 times!” He also played and reviewed one of his all-time favourite visual novels, VA-11 Hall-A, and has been dabbling with more Mortal Kombat 11 and EDF: Iron Rain.
Deciding to go off the genre deep end, Ade’s playing a Vietnam War-based RTS called Radio Commander. All you have is a radio and basic map, so you have to extrapolate where your units are, figure out where the enemy is and more with almost no visual stimuli. It’s due to be the basis of a new Playing with History article soon.
Nic’s continued with Giga Wrecker Alt., having reviewed it last week, and Aran played Masquerada on Switch and started Metro: Exodus. He’s enjoying it so far, but needs to conserve his ammo a bit better.
That’s us, but what about you? Let us know what you’ve played in the comments below.