Even with the shorter week thanks to the Bank Holiday, it’s been a busy week here at TSA Towers. We’ve got plenty of (high scoring!) reviews, as well as a shed load of previews from the latest games fresh out of Gamescom, so let’s get started!
In the News This Week
- Blizzard add more servers to help with huge World of Warcraft Classic queues
- At last, Kojima has explained exactly what sort of game Death Stranding is
- First episode of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Fate of Atlantis DLC is currently free
- Borderlands 3 True Vault Hunter & Mayhem endgame modes revealed
- Untitled Goose Game flaps onto Switch and PC next month, still doesn’t have a name
- Football Manager 2020 will be released in November, coming to Stadia
- Telltale Games is to return and continue stories from previous titles
- Ubisoft say Steam is an unrealistic business model
- Classic 16 Bit platformers Aladdin and The Lion King are being remastered!
- “Black Five” game in production, could it be a code name for SOCOM or Resistance?
And with the pinching and punching of the 1st September tomorrow, here’s what to expect from PlayStation Plus and Games with Gold:
- The September PlayStation Plus games have been revealed!
- September’s Games with Gold includes Hitman: The Complete First Season
Games in Review
As I said, it was quite an impressive week for the reviews with plenty of high scores being dished out!
- Catherine: Full Body – PS4 – 9/10
- Control – PS4, XBO, PC – 9/10
- Wreckfest – PS4, XBO, PC – 9/10
- Astral Chain – Switch – 8/10
- The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Heave Ho – Switch, PC – 7/10
- MXGP 2019 – PS4, XBO, PC – 6/10
- Redeemer: Enhanced Edition – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 4/10
(Reviewed platform in bold)
This Week’s Features
We had a great number of previews this week, all thanks to Stefan and his Gamescom trip.
He kicked off with a look at Shenmue III, but wasn’t overly impressed by the game as it currently feels more like a Dreamcast remaster than a modern day sequel. On a brighter note, he described Streets of Rage 4 as an ‘absolute blast’, and the right way to modernise a classic series.
Need for Speed Heat is shaping up to be the perfect game for the series’s 25th anniversary this year, as you can also see in the video below:
And for the last preview, Tef does a good job in doing what Square Enix have failed to do: explain to fans what Marvel’s Avengers is all about! He describes it as a cross between Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Destiny, while the storytelling aims to be on par with the Tomb Raider reboots. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Last up, What We Played featured Control, Catherine: Full Body and Man of Medan.
Take a deep dive into Cyberpunk 2077’s E3 and Gamescom demo
Here’s what the community got up to this week:
- MrYd started off with a recommendation for the Stanley Kubrick exhibition in London, before sharing his usual gaming sessions of No Man’s Sky, the Assassin’s Creed 3 Remaster, Trover Saves the Universe, and of course, Firewall and some Honor & Duty.
- Crazy_Del has been enjoying Warface and Wreckfest this week.
- And finally, Andrewww enjoyed Subnautica with his kids, and also got hooked on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Week Ahead
As we head into September, let’s see what waits us:
- Catherine: Full Body – PS4 – 03/09
- Final Fantasy VIII Remastered – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 03/09
- Torchlight 2 – PS4, XBO, Switch – 03/09
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy – PC, Switch – 03/09
- Monster Hunter World: Iceborne DLC – PS4, XBO – 06/09
- NBA 2K20 – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 06/09
That’s it for this edition, I’ll see you again soon!