It’s Friday! Having kissed Thursday goodbye, and just as we’re ready to dive into the loving arms of Saturday and the weekend, now’s the perfect time to talk about those games we’ve played this past week.
It’s been a hodgepodge of stuff for me, driven in some small way by checking out Nvidia’s Geforce Now streaming service, jumping into Call of Duty WWII to try it out, as its been idly waiting on my Steam account for me to look at. I’ve quite enjoyed it so far, even if it is mostly ‘run towards this barn or bunker full of Germans and see them off’ over and over again. I’ve also reviewed Patapon 2 Remastered, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, started on AO Tennis 2, and tried to finish off Shadow of the Tomb Raider before it disappears from Xbox Game Pass. Oh, there’s also been some Monster Hunter World in there too. Obviously
Jason is first up this week and he’s mostly been playing Hades, “which is an excellent roguelike that also embodies the idea of being horny on main.” He’s also played Legends of Runeterra, which is “less horny but still good.” Jim meanwhile wrapped Hitman 2 up earlier this week, saying “while I definitely enjoyed it, what I wouldn’t give for fast forward/rewind feature. It’s a fascinating, incredibly stylish game though one that can’t quite find that sweet spot between hand-holding the player and letting them experiment fully.” He’s also been tearing his way through Final Fantasy VII ahead of the remake, and would you know, he loves the ability to fast forward. “Being able to speed up battles by 3 times the speed definitely helps, not to mention giving yourself unlimited HP/MP/Limit Break.” I’m sure you’ll all agree that sounds like cheating.
Tuffcub surprises none of us having been playing Destiny 2. However, he’s also been playing a load of Beat Sabre, and a little mobile game called Archero which has become his go-to game for playing on his commute. “I might try and play some new games at some point” he says, but I wouldn’t hold your breath.
It’s been more of Mass Effect Andromeda for Aran. “Think I’m on the last planet so will mop up all the quests there and check back on the others before going full throttle through the main story line”. He’s also played Kentucky Route Zero for review, and made a start on PS+ freebie Sims 4 too.
Steve’s not had a lot of gaming time this week due to illness and lecture writing, but he’s plugged away at the “nicely diverting” Skylink and started the creepy Simulacra 2 on his phone. “I’m hoping all this actual work will pause and give me some quality gaming time soon,” he says, but we all know being an adult sucks, so send him all your best wishes.
Gareth has played some Neverwinter Nights for review, an hour of Beat Saber over the weekend, and thirty minutes of Bioshock Infinite yesterday, which all seems very precise and scheduled. We love a bit of accuracy. Nic B should have probably looked up an accurate runtime for The Witcher 3, as he’s only just worked out that it’s a long haul of a game. Never mind mate, we’ll see you in a month or two.
Continuing the VR love-in, Miguel has been dabbling in PC VR stuff with an Oculus Rift setup he was gifted – lucky sod. “Beat Saber continues to be amazing, and Asgards Wrath is pretty interesting. I’ve also been playing some Rune Factory 4 Special aaaaand my fair, VERY fair share of that Monster Hunter crossover event in Dragalia Lost.”
Finally, Tef cut a path through all those pesky Nazi zombies for our Zombie Army 4: Dead War review earlier this week, and has picked up his Switch to play the melancholic childhood adventure Knights & Bikes.
So, that’s us! What about you? Played anything good?