Another week of vague, strange normality as people start to poke their heads out from their homes and wonder if it’s safe to come out. It’s definitely safe to stay in and play games though, so I’m trying to still do that as much as possible.
I’ve been playing a bunch of Wii U games as our 4 year old has suddenly found a love for all things Italian plumber, and the Wii U has an incredible line-up of Mario games, with even more thanks to its Virtual Console. Besides that, I’ve been checking out the unbelievable Genshin Impact, F1 2020, ESO and Othercide for review.
Tuffcub has been playing Destiny 2. I imagine given that it’s coming to next-gen that’s not likely to change for a long while. He did try AC Odyssey, but felt bad knowing what a shit-hole Ubisoft is so he stopped. Tef meanwhile has been playing Rock of Ages 3, Star Renegades, and the reverse horror game Carrion.
Thomas Harrison-Lord played NASCAR Heat 5, saying it’s “fine but nothing more.” So he’s gone back to F1 2020 to play online with TSA readers and finished his second ‘My Team’ season.
Before taking Ghost of Tsushima out of its shrink wrap, Jim challenged himself to bag the Risk of Rain 2 platinum trophy, which was made much easier thanks to the game’s new Artefacts update. “One of these lets you select which power-ups drop instead of them being randomly assigned, making the trophy hunt almost trivial but still great fun. I also dropped into Rogue Company on PS4, the latest game from Hi-Rez Studios and a surprisingly strong rival to Riot’s own tactical shooter, Valorant.”
Reuben has mostly been playing Hades, saying “I can’t get enough of that fine ass Zagreus and the selection of equally hot gods”. Otherwise, he’s been playing Paper Mario: The Origami King and, of course, more Final Fantasy XIV.
Aran has been playing Creaks and Destroy All Humans for review; “Creaks is a decent puzzler with some tricky puzzles that can take a bit of time to get through. Destroy All Humans is Destroy All Humans.”
Jason has been playing a bit of Destroy All Humans too, saying it’s “cathartic”. He’s also been playing a lot of Heroes of Hammerwatch, some more Streets of Rogue where he tells us “I completed a run playing as the comedian and became the mayor because I asked a guy for his hat” and a few other things that he can’t talk about.
Miguel has spent this week playing Ghost of Tsushima, saying “I went in with low expectations so I’m having a fine enough time with it! I also played Necrobarista and Panzer Paladin which are some must-play indies. Besides that, a little messing around with Halo 3, Tekken 7, Apex Legends, and a few rounds of Smite to mess around with those Avatar The Last Airbender skins they added. And my usual Animal Crossing business.”
Gamoc also samurai’d it up by playing Ghost of Tsushima; “I’m really enjoying it. The story is excellent, and who doesn’t love being a badass samurai? Not to mention it’s stunningly good looking, so a nice stroll and the occasional haiku help you unwind between all the fights.”
Finally, Steve finished The Outer Worlds, saying it “was fine but seemed to run out of steam before the end and then resorted to static screen voiceovers for the conclusion. I then started Ori and the Will of the Wisps which is wonderful: challenging, heartbreaking, beautiful stuff. Also had another look at Maid of Sker before filing the review to see what changes have been made from the early build. Was set to play The Last Guardian with my kids but might hold off until I’ve finished Ori as that may be more emotion than I can cope with. Going to combine Ori with some Carrion for a nice change of pace.”
Now then, what have you played this week?