It’s nearly Christmas! Less than two weeks till we open all those presents – maybe if you’re lucky and there’ll be a console or some games in there – and maybe we can forget all about politics and other depressing things for a couple of days and enjoy spending time with our families (results may vary depending on how nice your family are).
I’ve been getting back into gaming after my loooooong bout of flu, and I’ve got stuck back into playing Overwatch. I got stuck into the competitive season, though it highlights just how much of a difference playing in a set team with your friends can be over the horrible randoms that just seem to run off and do their own thing. Maybe you should wait for everyone to respawn instead of throwing yourself into a hail of bullets? Where do these people come from?
Besides that I’ve been playing the lovely Jurassic Park DLC for Jurassic World Evolution, some Darksiders Genesis and a spot more Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Legion.
Jason played some Terraria, “which was chilled”, and some GTFO, “which is horrifying but also quite good”. Aran is playing Spider-Man and loving it, saying “The world is nicely designed, new content is added gradually so things don’t get stale, and it’s written really well. If there’s a sequel I’m on board day one.” bit late to this party, but we’ll let him off.
Getting in the obligatory Destiny 2 since the start of the new season, Tuffcub also played a little bit of Nioh where he died a lot. I expect he’ll be going back to just Destiny 2 next week then. This has reminded me that I decided to play Destiny 2 on my PS4 instead of my Stadia, only to find I didn’t have enough space on my hard drive and have to wait an eon for it download and update. In one fell swoop I proved to myself that Stadia can be moderately good.
Jim has been juggling Death Stranding with some Disco Elysium this week which sounds interesting. “Both very different games but easily among some of the best 2019 has to offer. Also dipped back into some more L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files which has had me thinking about the original game a lot.”
“Life after getting the plat on Death Stranding just isn’t as exciting anymore,” Nick said in a quiet week of gaming. “I want back to some old stuff to soothe my souls, stating with Street Fighter V, Overwatch and finishing with the more recent NFS Heat.”
On the other hand, Steve meanwhile went straight from getting the platinum on Shadow of the Colossus to the cosily nostalgic Lost Sphear. “While it is super generic and by the numbers it’s just the ticket for the long, cold winter nights. I also started the Vampire Masquerade VN which is nicely written thus far, and installed the latest PES lite last night to try to get my kids interested.”
Gareth played Golem for review and Metro Exodus. “The latter features a section where you go underground into a spider infested hell hole which was quite stressful. The hand-sized spiders that kept crawling about my arms did not help at all, but they’re not as bad as the dog-sized spiders that kept trying to eat me. Ew.”
Miguel has been playing Pokemon Sword a bunch. “I also re-bought Tekken 7 on PC to play with some other friends so ive been dipping my toes into that again. And I played a heavy contender for my game of the year, Frog Detective 2. I also played Halo Reach on PC for the first time since my E3 demo and it was fucking magical. I was playing grifball while my friends stream audience blasted Vocaloid songs – I was truly back in middle school!”
And finally, Tef hasn’t played much this week. In fact, outside of pushing himself to his level 100 in the dying days of Destiny 2’s last season and doing another level of Halo Reach last weekend, he’s not played any games and has instead been wrangling our Game of the Year efforts.
That’s enough about us, what have you played?