What We Played #405 – Judgment, Crash Team Racing & Super Mario Maker 2

With tomorrow looking like it’s going to be ridiculously hot for us Brits – we’re truly the Goldilocks of weather tolerance, aren’t we? But this past week’s already been pretty muggy and hot. Has that stopped us playing games yet? Not exactly.

I’ve been enjoying my Nintendo Switch a fair bit. Wargroove is very much my strategy jam at the moment (though personally, Into the Breach is just that little bit more moreish), but I’ve also been busily reviewing Super Mario Maker 2 – catch the review here – and got to visit Nintendo at the start of the week to catch up on some of their E3 demos.

Dom’s been off on his holidays this past week, and when he’s stopped visiting Welsh beaches, he’s played a bit of Kingdom: Two Crowns, a little spot of Fallout Shelter, and started with Dark Souls Remastered on his Switch.

Also on his recently purchased Switch is Nic, who’s been savouring The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. “Bit behind the times I know,” he said, “but I’m loving it nonetheless.”

Jim says he “Could have easily spent the week playing Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled,” but instead took a break from break-neck racing to grab the God of War platinum. This despite deleting the game in a huff last week because of the dumb collectible hunting. Elsewhere he’s found seamen and drove a forklift truck on his way through Shenmue HD, hoping to wrap up the first two games before Shenmue III is released later this year.

Shenmue’s descendants have been on Aran’s playlist, as he’s been dipping back into Judgement to mop up some of the side activities and complete some game challenges.

It’s been Slay the Spire, Bloodstained, and Destiny 2 for Jason – “All of which are very good” – while Ade has simply confused himself to the point that he thinks he’s enjoying We. The Revolution. I guess we’ll have to wait for his review to find out if his eventual thoughts.

Nick grabbed the platinum trophy for Days Gone, before trading his metal horse for a fleshy one and going back to Red Dead Redemption 2. He’s planning on finishing it this time. He’s also carried on with reviewing Etherborn, but can’t say much more yet.

Finally, Tuffcub has been playing Rage 2: “It is beyond generic (so much lifted directly from Mad Max) but mindless shooty stuff.” Oh, and he’s been reviewing Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry. A hot and sticky game to go with the hot and sticky weather. Perfect.

Now then, what have you all been playing this past week?

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  1. This is hardly indicative of what can be achieved with the toolset but here’s a sampler of what i’ve been up to in Dreams..
    Do be aware there are occasionally flashing/strobing images.. !


    • Cool! You seem to have quite a productive phase… ;-)

      • Thanks, it’s lot’s of fun. i never got to grips with LBP create mode but Dreams is very enabling for an amateur experimenter like me and wonderfully satisfying when you get something to work!

  2. Meanwhile Bloodborne has really clicked with me. I’m currently finishing off boss after boss, started to play the DLC which I got ages back, Th Old Hunters. It’s really fun to play, challenging but possible, but given I slaughtered the first boss there in my first attempt, I cannot help wondering what’s going on, whether meanwhile they patched the game to be much easier (very unlikely) or my leveling up pays off (more likely). From my past experience, I’m more used to giving up on Souls games at some point, but like this I enjoy Bloodborne enormously.
    Oh, and I couldn’t resist and got myself Dark Souls 2 and 3 in the sale…

    • The old hunters provide a cool challenge, make for more interesting fights as you make your way about. I hate the frigging man-spider things though – can’t remember what they’re called but the same ones as outside Cainhurst – always got the better of me! xD

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