Our first full working week of the year is at an end, and it’s time to get back to a weekend of chilling the heck out. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels like they aren’t completely back up to speed yet.
I pushed myself to play some games this week though, going through the hassle of plugging my PC into the TV so that I could play Control on the big screen, and having some of the stereotypical teething problems that come from gaming on Windows. Turning my headphones and controller off and on again helped me get past the silent main menu, for one. I’m still just scratching the surface of Control, but loving Remedy’s typically stylish creation.
Dom and Jason have both been hammering away at Monster Hunter World: Iceborne this past week, leading up to the huge expansion’s PC launch.. “Just so much of it, all the time, forever,” Jason said. “It’s so damn good.” The port is excellent, by the way. If you can play on a high-end PC and have friends who’ll join you, then that’s absolutely the way to play.
Meanwhile, Aran’s spread his attentions in a few different directions, completing The Legend of Zelda: LInk’s Awakening (battling past the “super frustrating” Eagle Tower dungeon, and playing Super Crush KO for review next week.
It was a mixture of Beat Saber, Golem, Neverwinter Nights and Control for Gamoc, who’s still finding navigating the world to be more of a chore than it should be. He’s also “never had so much trouble subduing a refrigerator before.”
Steve’s yet to open up his PSVR box that he got for Christmas, thanks to needing to wait for his shoulder to heal up, so alongside prep for a new term of university teaching, he’s rattled through the “low budget Control/Matrix” combo of Past Cure, and has been sinking into the low intensity of Batman: The Enemy Within for its minimal effort and strain gaming.
Miguel got very confused by colons this week, as he beat “Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order: Subtitle: The Game”. Title aside, he thinks it was amazing. He’s also been playing the Atelier Dusk trilogy on Nintendo Switch and started on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (curiously not complaining about the barmy title of this game of Japanese origin), which just makes him wish that Persona 5 was on the portable…
Getting into the WW3 swing of things, Nick P finished off the Modern Warfare campaign and grabbed the platinum. It’s “Fantastic to look at and honestly, not as shocking as I expected but then again, I could be desensitised to it all.” He too is playing Jedi: Fallen Order, enjoying how it ties into the rest of the universe.
It’s been Destiny 2 and Iro Hero for Tuffcub, while we round things off this week with Jim. He’s still hooked by Beat Saber, trying to SS rank a song on Expert difficulty to get a step closer to its platinum trophy, while he’s caught the Stardew Valley bug over Christmas and decided to install Middle-earth: Shadow of War again to try and get the “true” ending.
That’s us, but what about you? What kinds of gaming have you been getting up to over the past week? Let us know in the comments below.