It’s been another week where I feel like I’ve just been flinging emails back and forth, but I do vaguely remember playing some games as well. Age of Wonders: Planetfall was most of my weekend, as I blazed a trail to try and get our review finished in time, and I did rather enjoy having a big 4X game on console.
I also returned to Just Cause 4, to have a quick gander at the upcoming Danger Rising DLC. Fun fact, this was originally called The Agency Strike Back, but I feel it’s evoking a very different 80s film sequel, what with Rico channelling his inner Marty McFly with a rather Back to the Future Part II hoverboard.
Jim has been trying to clear some hard drive space on his PS4, jumping back into Days Gone to have a ride around for one last time – “It’s a fun game and Deacon is unintentionally likeable through Sam Witwer’s goofball performance. That said, Days Gone is way too bloated – I’ve had way more fun dipping into its challenges, one of which turns the game into a post-apocalyptic Crazy Taxi!”
With one game deleted, he’s now moved on to Metro: Exodus, another game that he’s enjoying despite its rough edges, has returned to Monster Hunter: World ahead of its colon shift with the Iceborne expansion release in September, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
Also playing Fire Emblem is Jason, who’s been enjoying it much more than he has Destiny 2 and Fortnite. He’s also been convinced to return to Anthem for the Cataclysm update and event. He wishes he hadn’t.
It’s been more Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Aran, who’d now hit 130 hours of playtime and yet only 80% of regions uncovered. Ripping him out of Ancient Greece, he also reviewed the rather relaxing Gravity Ghost.
Jake has been cobbling together his first level in Super Mario Maker 2 –
Both Ade and Gamoc took advantage of took advantage of Sniper Elite 4 being on PS+, but to different degrees. Ade was simply reminded why he doesn’t like 3D stealth games, so consoled himself by going to grab the platinum trophy in Spider-Man, while Gamoc enjoyed its over the top kill cams and pretty good sniping, before popping a PSVR on his face and playing some more Blood & Truth, Trover Saves the World, and Wipeout VR. Oh, and an “obnoxious” amount of Trials Rising.
Miguel just messed around in Tekken 7 and a bit of Rainbow Six Siege, while Tuffcub just played Destiny 2. Obviously.
Finally, Dom has played a cocktail of Madden 20, Pawarumi and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, as well as enjoying a spot of Empires of the Undergrowth and Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator with his son. “He’s now a total member of the master race by picking to play on the PC at every given opportunity!”
Now then, what have you played?