It’s been a funny old week for me. I was away on Monday, went and played Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot on Tuesday, a game with zombies in it on Wednesday, and suddenly it’s the weekend again. It feels like I’ve barely touched any games (though I’ve obviously been to two game preview events that you’ll hear more about soon), though I played a spot of Steamworld Dig 2 while on trains and booted up Halo: Reach to play its opening half hour.
I’ll have to get some proper gaming done this weekend.
Nic B popped up first to answer the “What have you played?!” call, letting us know that he’s played a tonne of Pokémon. Joining him in Galar was Jason, though he’s mixed pocket monster hunting in with some Darksiders Genesis, which just released yesterday.
Also on the review path was Gamoc, who’s played some Golem and Last Labyrinth. Outside of that, he dipped into Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, God of War, and Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package. Can you guess which one of these fared worst? “You’d think dressing as Chun Li and killing zombies with a lightsaber wouldn’t get boring,” Gamoc said.
Yet another reviewer, Ade was playing Story of Gladiator – “Which is awesome even though the game hates me by repeatedly orchestrating my violent death” – and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine on console – “All I can tell you is that it’s a game” – and Tools Up! – “Which, although it sounds like a porno, is actually a really fun multiplayer co-op thingy.”
Keeping a few weeks in rotation this week, Jim’s main focus was Audica, which he enjoyed but felt paled in its inevitable comparison to Beat Saber. He also played a bunch of Star Wars Battlefront II, but now fears that he’s had enough of it, just as new content is about to drop…
Steve found himself as underwhelmed by Woven as he was whelmed by the excellent Shadow of the Colossus. As he mops up trophies, he said it’s “so atmospheric and infused with a melancholy rarely felt in games.”
It was a week of disappointment for Tuffcub, who decided The Sinking City simply isn’t for him, and has binned Control as well, finding the gameplay to be very “basic.” Ouch.
And finally, Dom’s been rather poorly this week and only managed to play about an hour of Halo: Reach and some Destiny 2 on Stadia, simply because it let him play in bed.
Get well soon, Dom!