Another week has raced by into the rear view mirrors, but not for being supremely busy. Instead it feels like we’re in the eye of the storm.
June’s bonanza of E3 replacements is now long behind us, the glow of the PlayStation 5 reveal fading a little, but now we’ve got the prospect of Ubisoft Forward and Devolver Direct this weekend, before all eyes turn to the Xbox Games Showcase on 23rd July for Microsoft to show off Halo Infinite and everything else they’ve been working on.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t games coming out right now. I’ve personally been reviewing both Paper Mario: The Origami King, with its puzzling twist on the series’ active RPG battling, and I’ve made a start on Beyond a Steel Sky, returning to Revolution’s classic point & click adventure world. You can expect my reviews of both next week.
Keeping his review slate a fair bit cleaner, Aran has been reviewing Ghost of Tsushima, and just Ghost of Tsushima. Similarly focused was Nic, who’s passed the 20 hour mark in The Last of Us Part II. Not too much further to go!
Dom has had a very busy and rather stressful week, but when he has been able to get away from real life, he’s been playing Orcs Must Die! 3, Let’s Go Pikachu and The Legend of Zelda: The Claymation One.
Grabbing the platinum trophies for Control and Medievil, Steve has now moved on to Rise of the Tomb Raider, and said “it’s pretty good”. He’s also had fun this past week upgrading his PC with a new motherboard, RAM and Ryzen 3600 CPU.
Jim has been juggling a few games this week, but not the big budget bangers he’s typically playing. He’s been enjoying Dontnod’s Vampyr, “despite a fair amount of clunk”, and chilling out with Hardspace: Shipbreaker, but mainly been playing Risk of Rain 2, which is up there as one of the “top three favourite games I’ve played this year.” High praise indeed!
Jake’s been dipping into a diverse set of games, playing Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Pokémon Shield, Halo 5 and Destiny 2. Meanwhile it was D&D for Tuffcub. That’s right, Destiny 2 & Darius.
When not wistfully scrolling through the Steam sale, Jason played a lot of Rocket League and Streets of Rogue – not rage. He’s still patiently waiting for his youngling to grow enough so that he can savour the same experience that Ade enjoyed this week.
Ade and his son finished their first video game together, playing through Lego: Ninjago. You can practically hear him beaming as he wrote, “The game was average but the experience was anything but – very special!”
Finally, Miguel’s regular check-ins on Apex Legends, Animal Crossing and Fortnite were joined by some dabbling with Muse Dash and a return to Tekken 7.
Now then, what have you played this week?