The long awaited Death Stranding arrived yesterday, marking the first game from Hideo Kojima since his split from Konami in 2015. We’ve all read the reviews, but how are our readers finding it?
In the News This Week
- Hideo Kojima chats about creating connections in Death Stranding
- Guerrilla Games co-founder Herman Hulst is Sony’s new Head of Worldwide Studios
- PS5 games will be aided by Sony’s new first party studio
- SingStar servers will be shut down in January 2020
- PS Now November update adds Persona 5, Shadow of War & Hollow Knight
- Kerbal Space Program 2 delayed until later in 2020
- Transport Fever 2 is steaming onto PC and Linux in December
- Want to get rowdy? Gonna get a little unruly? Dirt Rally 2.0 has a free trial
Games in Review
Here’s this weeks reviews, with some good ‘uns and some not-so-good ‘uns:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Valfaris – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 8/10
- New Super Lucky’s Tale – Switch – 8/10
- Sennheiser GSP 670 Wireless Headset – Hardware – 8/10
- Afterparty – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 7/10
- Gioteck WX-4 Wireless Switch Controller – Hardware – 7/10
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Switch – 5/10
- AeternoBlade II – PS4, XBO, Switch – 4/10
And we had two reviews in progress, with Dom enjoying Need for Speed, while Jason is having a few problems with Red Dead 2 on PC:
(Reviewed platform in bold)
This Week’s Features
Kicking off the Features, TSA’s Game of the Month for October went to The Outer Worlds, but notable mentions were also given to Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Modern Warfare. Sticking with The Outer Worlds, Aran collected together a tongue-in-cheek look at what settlements would look like if game publishers ran them.
Looking at the previews, the RTS Kingdom Under Fire II impressed Dave, as Jim looks ahead to the latest season for For Honor, which adds a new character and map. Meanwhile, Nic went hands on with Shenmue III, and asked that all important question: is it worth the wait?
Last up, What We Played featured Red Dead Redemption 2, Nioh 2 & Tuffcub checking in from his annual Hawaii holiday (I’m not jealous, honest…)
It looks like it was a quiet week for the community:
- Crazy_Del added his gazillionth platinum to his trophy cabinet with Modern Warfare, and also played some Death Stranding and FIFA.
- Happy belated birthday to MrY, who
- Matthangzhou finished Luigi’s Mansion 3, calling it “bloody brilliant” outside of the water level which he did not enjoy one bit.
- Lastly, TSBonyman describing it as “a blend of Fallout and Mass Effect”.
The Week Ahead
After last week’s busy schedule, this week is looking more focused, but no less packed with big games!
- Rune 2 – PC – 12/11
- Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition – PC – 14/11
- Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – PS4, XBO, PC – 15/11
- Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield – Switch – 15/11
- Terminator: Resistance – PS4, XBO, PC – 15/11
That’s it for this week, I’ll see you again soon!