It’s been another beautiful week, but that doesn’t mean we have spent all of our time outdoors, not playing games, oh no! For one thing, we have numerous Nintendo Switch’s, and for another some of us don’t get on well with the sun. It is not our friend.
I’ve been playing games inside, as God intended, and amongst those I got to review the brilliant Sea of Solitude which is both emotionally charged and a wonderful example of the growth of our industry. Besides that I’ve been playing the creaky Godzilla game with my son as he utterly loves it, as well as some bits and bats on the Switcheroo. I’ve just made a start on the Shadowbringers update for FFXIV so I know what I can expect to be playing this weekend!
Aran has been playing Devil May Cry 5 this week – “The combat feels a little slower than what I remember from previous games, but it’s still decent fun.” – while Tuffcub sounds like he’s pretty much done with Rage 2: “I think I’m gonna give up rather finish it. Pretty much all the tasks in the game are lifted from Mad Max, but it hasn’t got the Mad Max story to back it up, just a generic bad guy wants to take over the world thing.” He’s also played Destiny 2, but that should be taken as granted.
In lieu of an actual holiday, Jim has been playing Vacation Simulator instead. “This sequel to 2016’s Job Simulator has been a nice surprise and feels way more fleshed out than the original game. I also wrapped up Shenmue HD while bagging myself another platinum trophy. It’s a bit of a relic now, though I can definitely see why the series has such a hardcore following.”
Steve started Metro: Exodus after giving in to the temptation of Xbox Game Pass for PC: “I was planning on it just being a one-off month, but they’re adding some of my Steam wishlist, so I might subscribe for longer. I always forget that my PC is now relatively functional after years of being way below minimum specs on games. Other than that this week has been mostly Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Following my review, I’ve got sucked (Boom Boom) into the grind at the end game and am one trophy away from the platinum. Not sure what’s next up afterwards; maybe I’ll try out Detroit.”
Nick P finished Red Dead Redemption 2 this week, saying it’s “A very good story let down my janky gun play and ropey controls. I still think the game is too big and needed to be a little faster paced.” Nick is a good man, since this is the absolutely right take on RDR2! Jason has been playing more Slay the Spire because it’s very good, and has also been hammering away at Destiny 2 some more and polishing off the last few bits of Bloodstained.
Ade finished off We. The Revolution for review, “which, despite its issues, was a really interest take on a fascinating and terrifying period of history.” And he’s also started on Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood for review, which is a text-based strategic spin on the choose your own adventure books. He can’t give you a full review yet, but does think it’s “BLOODY BRILLIANT.”
Gareth has been playing They Are Billions, a review of which is coming soon, a little bit of Spider-Man and some Detroit: Become Human (which is on the cusp of climbing out of the uncanny valley for him), while over on the other side of that big old pond, Miguel has played and beat Blazing Chrome, “which is probably the best Contra-style game I’ve played innnn…. Ever? I also played some more Atelier Lulua, and I played a heaped helping of Super Mario Maker 2 despite still being truly awful at classic Mario.”
Finally, Tef’s mainstay game of the week was also Super Mario Maker 2, whether it was the slightly janky multiplayer versus mode, or some more of the single player levels. He hasn’t played Apex Legends this week, but might head back in now that Season 2 is upon us.
Now then, what have you played this past week?