Somehow we’ve made it through a week in the games industry without a big hoo-hah. Don’t worry though, as I’m sure one is brewing just round the corner. While we all wait for the inevitable tidal wave of hatred or gross ineptitude, we do at least have some games to play.
I’m currently hard at work on reviewing Journey to the Savage Planet, a space exploration game that I can’t tell you anything about until Monday (that’s a 2pm embargo, fans!). Besides that I’ve played yet more Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, as it’s the game that keeps on giving. I’ve also been thinking of returning to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate afterwards for a change of pace, but it may just be easier to go back to Monster Hunter Generations. Not that I have a problem at all. No, it’s the monsters that have the problem.
Nick P was the first to drop in this week and he, perhaps unwisely, started two very long Japanese games: Judgment and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore. He’s at least having fun with them saying, “I’m enjoying them both very much but feel starting two lengthy games at once might have been a mistake.”
Keeping his coins untossed, Nic B has returned to The Witcher 3 and thus Gwent. “A fair amount of Gwent. One might say I Gwent to Vizima to collect some cards. My work here is done. Toss a pun to your editor, oh meme of plenty.” If you can imagine us using a stick to drag Nic off stage now, you’re about right.
Aran has been playing more Mass Effect Andromeda and is on a mission to complete all of the tasks, saying “The story has kind of grabbed me but there are some very similar beats to the original trilogy hitting here.” He’s also checking out Stories Untold on the Switch, marvelling at how scary some of those tales could actually be, especially with a pair of headphones in tow.
For some reason Jim decided to go back and play Middle-earth: Shadow of War after the ditching the game post-launch. “I hoovered up all the remaining collectibles while wading knee-deep into the Nemesis system and Siege battles to grab that platinum trophy!” That’s not all he did though, continuing “I also bagged a copy of Hitman 2 for a fiver so have been rinsing that this week. As much as I enjoyed the original and how jaw-droppingly stylish these games are, the downtime spent waiting for things to happen in each little sandbox definitely drags.”
Tef visited Bandai Namco earlier this week and, amongst other things, played a bit of Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. It’s shaping up to be a good bit of fun, if his preview’s anything to go by! Less fun was Rugby 20, though he kind of wants to keep playing it through the wonkiness of the gameplay. He’s weird.
Jason also played Captain Tsubasa, but has mostly started playing EDF 5 again on PC. “I love it, it loves me. It’s kind of perfect. I think that’s it though. Been a busy one.” That’s fair. He did also review the rather good The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, which looks like one to bookmark for all PSVR owners.
Dr Steve has been making his way through Bookbound Brigade on PC with a little Doom and SteamWorld Dig on the side. He’s still waiting for the start of term mania to calm down. Tuffcub meanwhile has played Destiny 2 but under the influence of alcohol to mix things up. Sounds more like the activities of an Asgardian than a Guardian.
Besides being very jealous of all the boys playing Captain Tsubasa, Miguel really lucked out when his cousin basically gave him his Oculus Rift, “I’ve spent the week learning the ins and outs of that thing and setting it up. Played some VRChat, played a bunch of Beat Saber. Played The Lab.”
Sounds like he’s had quite the time, but he’s also dabbled with a little bit of Grandia 2, Borderlands 3 and the third-person mode in Apex Legends.
Wait, it looks like I spoke too soon. Thanks Psyonix!
Oh well, what have you played this week?