I’ve finally hit a tipping point with my backlog this week, after I realised that I’ve not managed to finish a bunch of Sony’s single player games this generation. God of War? Nope. Horizon: Zero Dawn? Nopey nope. Spider-Man? Nooooooo, and what is wrong with me? So that’s my task now, and last night’s extended Spider-Man session was brilliant! Almost like it’s one of the best games of the last few years.
This should mean that I have a good couple of months ahead of me at least, and with the Christmas release schedule not really setting my world on fire this year, it’ll mean I can finally catch up, just in time for the start of the next generation!
Other than Spider-Man, I’ve been playing some obligatory Monster Hunter: Iceborne, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and the lovely Concrete Genie.
Tuffcub has been playing Destiny 2, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, Jet Kave Adventure, and Into The Dead 2, reviews for which will be ready soon – actually they’re in the “to publish” pile already, we’ve just been having some… trying times with our site this week.
Aran took one for the team this week and reviewed Ghost Recon Breakpoint, describing it as “a bloated mess covering a fun experience”, and someof FIFA 20’s pro career mode – “My striker is the top scorer in the Championship so I have that going for me”. He’s also finished Wanderlust for review “which is a very good interactive novel style of game”.
Jason has been playing a game called Minecraft, and thinks it could be a bit of a sleeper hit. He’s also having a bit more fun with Borderlands 3 after stepping up the difficulty to the max – “Why they locked that behind so much gameplay is beyond me, but hey.” – and he returned to the excellent martial arts of Absolver.
It’s been a bit of Castle Crashers Remastered this week and Horizon Chase Turbo with his son for Ade, but he’s spent much of his free time catching up with the insane amount of professional wrestling from last week. “AEW, NXT, and IMPACT were all excellent. Shame about that bloody dreadful Hell in a Cell PPV”.
Nic B has been hunting for puns in Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. “There are more puns in that game than you could shake a stick at. It’s unbeelievable!” Meanwhile, Jake has just been grinding his life away on Destiny 2, and dipped back into Halo 5 to play its single player campaign on Legendary difficulty.
Jim is bouncing from game to game as he readies himself for the end-of-year rush. “Beat Saber has been a constant go-to and I also managed to wrap up Ghost Giant on PSVR which is a great little interactive storybook. I’ve also spent a lot of time with The Last of Us Remastered – the Factions multiplayer, specifically. It’s been many years since that mode first made its debut but it’s still great fun even if a little rough around the edges”.
It’s mostly been Borderlands 3 for Gareth, partly continuing to get better loot for his first character, Flak, and partly playing through again with Zane. He’s found the unskippable cutscenes more than a bit annoying, but has escaped this by heading into VR for Blood and Truth, and playing Star Wars Battlefront II, “because there aren’t any other games where you can play as Darth Maul and destroy a tank by jumping onto and stabbing it.”
Steve has played lots of A Knight’s Quest, but stumbled upon a rather bad bug while preparing our review. He’s also been plugging away at Final Fantasy X on Vita and pottering around in a bunch of PC games.
Miguel has spent this week keeping up with Gundam Battle Operation 2, “which continues to be probably the best Gundam game I’ve ever played”. He’s also been playing a bunch of Legend of Heroes: Cold Steel III as well, and Sonic & Mario at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 “which is just fun as hell, I can’t believe nobody told me these games were good, I’m addicted.”
Joining the Borderlands 3 crew was Nick P, who’s farming for legendaries and crafting endgame builds. He’s also jumped back into Overwatch and had a rip-roaringly good time in Killer Queen Black.
And finally, Tef has re-embraced the grind of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, as he hopes to be able to wrap up our review of the game. When not doing that, he kept his ring fit and felt the heat at some game events. Whatever could that mean?
Now then, what have you all been playing?