OMG! It’s E3 this weekend! And I’d say that’s still exciting, even if Sony have decided to keep all of their toys to themselves. We’ve been talking about what should be there, what we want to see, but now there’s time to live in the past for this week’s What We Played.
I’ve been reviewing a mobile phone and playing a bunch of mobile games, though my favourite was Monster Hunter Stories, which I can almost certainly play elsewhere. Besides that I’ve had the double card clashing due of Golem Gates and SteamWorld Quest, one of which I’ve written words about. More words to come next week.
Aran played and finished Metro Exodus’ campaign, saying it was enjoyable, even if he did get lumped with the bad ending. He also went back to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which he said, “May be among my favourite games this generation.” Steve meanwhile has played lots of Super Magic Cane Zero, a smattering of the nice Effie, much more A Plague Tale: Innocence – he’s still not finished though – and a chunk of a game that he doesn’t think he can talk about yet.
Ade has played a whole lot of EDF Iron Rain for review which was “a load of big, stupid fun”. He’s also been racing with his son in Horizon Chase Turbo and started on Firewatch. “Oh, and lots of Nioh – which I’ve started, kinda, to actually get good at!”
It’s been the inevitable dose of Destiny 2 for Tuffcub, but not enough that he can rate the new content. “Steep has been taking up space on my hard drive since it came on PS+ and now that I’ve played it, well, it’s not for me. I also played some DayZ with Jim. Well, tried to, what an awful game.”
Jason tried out a game called VR Dungeon Knight which is a really cool dungeon crawler but in full VR. The combat feels pretty good and there are even classes and co-op too. He also played some Fortnite and some Magic the Gathering: Arena, “both of which are good games” in his opinion, and he’s been joined in playing the latter by Nic B. He’s just been grinding along as he’s “kinda fallen hole on that one…”
Nick P hasn’t played too much this week aside from the Blackout summer update; “which is very… summery,” and has been doing a few missions in Days Gone.
Gareth has also spent this week trying to play Days Gone, but in the end just got bored – “I can forgive any fault in a game other than being boring” – so to gee himself back up again, he played some Warlocks 2: God Slayers for review, some Dead Cells after the arrival of the new DLC reminded him of its existence, about 45 minutes of Stardew Valley, a bit of Jurassic Park Evolution, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and finally dipped into Skyrim VR for a bit as well.
Finally, Tef has mainly been playing Apex Legends when not wrangling the site in new directions to set up our E3 hub and other bits and bobs for the future!
Now then, what have you played while waiting for E3 to get started?