It’s been a short week for most lucky people – not me, but it’s OK, I’m not bitter about it – so a weekend full of gaming is once again already on the cards. I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun this week, as I’ve been drowning myself in old shooters by returning to the original Borderlands and Rage, both of which still hang together really well. Besides them I also played Tales from the Borderlands (are you sensing a theme?), as well as Monster Hunter World, FIFA 18, Dragon’s Dogma and Final Fantasy XII.
Tuffcub has settled into more Black Paradox, Destiny 2, Anthem (though only for an hour before he sent it back to the rental company), and A Plague Tale: Innocence which you can find out his thoughts about next week!
Booting up his PC, Tom has played a bunch of Yakuza Kiwami 2 on PC, reviewed Fade to Silence, and added to this with Akane, Rocket League and another failed attempt at a flawless Last Wish raid in Destiny 2. Fingers crossed for next time, eh?
There was a bunch of stuff on Steve’s review bench, as he played the “polished and Bioshocky” Close to the Sun, the “chuffing hard” Dark Deception, and the “freaking terrifying” Darkwood. He also found time for the first Guacamelee and inFamous.
Jason started playing and enjoyed Terraria and Final Fantasy XIV, while Nick has be doing a lot of grinding this week. He’s “kompleted” over 100 towers in MK11, and been grinding skill points in Sekiro so he can finally nab the platinum trophy for it.
Jim also played Sekiro this week, but for the first time. Thankfully it clicked with him immediately, in a way that FromSoftware’s games haven’t since the original Demon’s Souls. It’s largely down to how straightforward the game is compared to the intervening games. He also booted up Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed while he impatiently taps his oversized red sneakers waiting for Team Sonic Racing.
Nicole restrained herself from picking up Days Gone, and so has ventured into the Commonwealth of Fallout 4 instead, as Aran tucked into his second season managing Ebbsfleet to the League 2 title in Football Manager 19 on Switch. There was also some more Metro Exodus, but he’s not been as ensnared as he was by the first two games.
Gamoc kicked back and relaxed with some Tetris Effect, a bit of Saints Row The Third on Switch and Quar for review, and a lot of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (now hitting the 60 hour mark). Jake’s relaxation was more enforced, as he’s been unwell and hibernating to get better. That’s kept him from hunting down a shiny Aipom on Pokémon Go, but he has been enjoying his time with Days Gone and has already grabbed the Outbreak Perfected exotic from the latest Destiny 2 content update.
Miguel has been playing more VA-11 Hall-A on Switch and Dragon’s Dogma on Switch. His roommate then joined him for a couple hours of Baba Is You, also on Switch, and he’s been dabbling with the Nintendo/Cygames mobile game Dragalia Lost thanks to the Fire Emblem crossover event and all the big quality of life changes they’ve made recently.
Finally, Tef has been playing Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, getting in his regular doses of Apex Legends, and switching on his Switch for some Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy cases and some The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse.
Now then, what have you played?