It’s been a lovely old week of playing games, and it’s felt like a genuinely fresh start to the year round here, even though alongside the entirely new Journey to the Savage Planet I’ve also been indulging in Patapon 2 Remastered and continuing to plug away at Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I know I’ve been late to the party on that one, but it is exceptionally good, giving my previous favourite Black Flag a run for its doubloons.
Aran delved into Stories Untold for review this week, saying “It’s a very good compilation of horror/thriller stories.” He also spent more time with Mass Effect Andromeda and started the intriguing Kentucky Route Zero.
Jason managed to find some time in his ridiculous schedule to boot up Hades and apparently that’s all he wants to play forever. Which would be fine if he wasn’t, you know, a games journalist. However, he also played Skellboy which was “aggressively mediocre” and Bookbound Brigade “which was worse”. On the plus side, he’s also lost a lot of time to Legends of Runeterra.
Nick P is deep into Judgment. “Really enjoying my time in Kamurocho getting distracted by the abundance of mini games and silly side missions on offer. I’ve been ticking off each food place on the list by eating every item on the menu and doing each owner’s personal requests when I can. It’s definitely one of the best games released last year!”
By contrast, Tuffcub has been playing Google Analytics with the site, saying “It’s addictive” as he watches you come and read news stories and features – creepy, right? He also finished a raid in Destiny 2 which was “totes fun”, and finally got his PSVR back from the friend he loaned it to about six months ago. He seems to be enjoying it as his next input was that “BEAT SABRE IS AWESOME!!!” though Astro Bot Rescue Mission isn’t quite as good as everyone said.
Meanwhile, Steve polished off Bookbound Brigade for review, which he liked a bit more than Jason, even if the flaws did eventually overshadow his enjoyment. He’s also managed a playthrough of Steamworld Dig on Vita and started Starlink which he picked up cheap in the sales: “it’s totally not what I expected (in a good way). I thought it was going to be more Starfox, but instead there is a really immersive sense of exploration and some beautiful planets to faff around on!”
Finally, Tef has been playing more Zombie Army 4 for our review next week, while keeping his brain well and truly trained with a daily dose of Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch.
How’s about you then? What have you played?