It’s been a good few weeks for games, and not just AAA blockbusters. I spent last weekend soaking in Sayonara Wild Hearts and Untitled Goose Game, both of which were brief and brilliant, leaving me with a bit of time on my hands and wondering what else I should do with my time.
So, after bingeing a few things on the telly, I eventually decided to pick up where I left off in Ori and the Blind Forest a couple weeks ago. It turns out I was rather close to the end, and upon checking my stats on the Xbox, I discovered that I’d reached 80% completion with a gameplay time of 8:08:08 hours.
Obviously I’m never going to touch the game again, because that’s simply too good.
Jim’s been juggling a few games, going back to beat Ryse: Son of Rome, whipping throuogh Sayonara Wild Hearts, finishing Witching Tower on PlayStation VR, and settling in to finish off Gears 5’s story.
It was the obvious Destiny 2 for Tuffcub, but he also played Habroxia for review and Batman: The Telltale Series – “That game has some serious issues, frame rate is awful and in one sequence the lighting and textures went totally AWOL!” He also returned to Modern Warfare for a spot of the campaign.
Borderlands 3 is “still great fun despite its story” in Gamoc’s opinion, who also played a bit of Uncharted 4 on a whim, which he thinks is actually starting to look a little bit old now. Meanwhile, Jason has been lots of game crashes with his continued Borderlands 3 time, but he also delivered a couple of quick verdicts on The Surge 2 – “excellent” – and Code Vein – “good fun”.
Jake popped in to tell us that he’s been playing Link’s Awakening on Switch, and with a new Xbox One SAD, he’d races through Super Lucky’s Tale, Gears 5 and Halo 3 and 4 with his mates.
Following the recommendations fo TC and Steve, Ade has been playing A Plague: Innocence, and can “thoroughly recommend it for anyone who’s looking for a compelling single player experience.” He’s also dipped into Nioh in a futile attempt to finish it before the sequel arrives next year.
Speaking of Steve, he finished off Berserk, his first proper Musou game. He’s also got the Dragon Quest and Zelda Musou games for when the genre lures him back in, but aside from that he’s been distracting himself from bad telly with Final Fantasy X on Vita and a clutch of PC games in his review pile.
Aran’s been on a FIFA 20 bender, building up his Ultimate Team and playing the single player seasons, starting off at Charlton and with three goals and two assists in just two matched. “
Finally, Dom’s righted the wrong of not having finished the Gears of War 3 campaign – “I got distracted by Horde mode many moons ago and never went back, but felt bad starting 5 without a complete picture.” It helps that it’s had the free upgrade from being Xbox One X Enhanced.
Other than that, it’s ben a lashing of GRID Autosport on Switch, some Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, more Monster Hunter: Iceborne and some of the Planet Zoo beta, which is “quite lovely”.
Now then, what have you all been playing this past week?