It’s hot! Today may not be the day for blasting more heat into your living room via your PC or console fans, as you might melt into a puddle of goop, but I’m sure you’ve had some opportunity elsewhere for playing some games.
We certainly have, and after last weekend’s Pokémon Go Fest, me and the kids have carried on catching pocket monsters this week. I also really enjoyed the tactical Rogue-like Othercide, and found a few moments to play Trials Rising, Halo Wars 2 and Halo Reach along the way.
I was joined in many of these escapades by Tef, who’s also been hooked by Pokémon Go once again and joined me for some Halo Wars 2, but he’s spent a lot of this week sampling preview builds of Project Cars 3, WRC 9 and Peaky Blinders: Mastermind.
Speaking of racing games, Thomas Harrison-Lord (to give him his full name) popped in to say he’s been playing more F1 2020 online, where he’s going to go for the Platinum trophy, and then went back to Project CARS 2 again, saying “I’ve decided that it’s still a game with potential, but ultimately flawed. And who the heck asked for frozen lake circuits?”
Steve finished Ori and the Will of the Wisps which was “beautiful and emotional – a shame another one looks unlikely with Moon moving away from Microsoft”. He also had an enjoyable time with the dated but solid Terminator Resistance, saying “it felt and played like a forgotten 360 game, but the typical bonkers time travel story was fine and the climax where you storm Skynet with a soaring orchestral mix of that classic theme tune left me smiling (not to mention the awful sex scenes)”. He’s now onto the Last Guardian alongside a barrage of PC stuff for reviews and previews, chief among these being the “wonderful” Röki.
Gareth has been playing Superliminal for review and Ghost of Tsushima, telling us the latter “is pretty great, although at the moment I’m mopping up side missions before finishing and some of them are a little samey. I suppose that’s to be expected though.”
Finishing the Doom Eternal campaign was a bit of a struggle for Aran, who said it took a while for it to click for him, “but when it did it was good fun”. He’s now gone back to Yakuza 3 to finish that off next as he clears his backlog (impossible, but worth a try!)
Miguel started the Titanfall 2 campaign, played some more Ghost of Tsushima, a bunch of the Fairy Tail game for review, a little Animal Crossing, and a few hours of the open beta for Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON.
Also joining the Ghost of Tsushima bandwagon were Nick, Jake and Jim. Jim found the opening hour a bit of a slog, but he’s been having good fun since bumping the difficulty up to Lethal and sorted out his HDR settings.
Aside from that he “started the week off right by dipping into the Fall Guys beta. It’s a platforming-focused, gameshow-y take on the battle royale formula and one I can’t wait to see people try when the game hits PlayStation Plus next week. I also played a few more hours of Rogue Company.”
Jason has been playing more Heroes of Hammerwatch, saying it “continues to be one of the most intelligent roguelikes I’ve ever played”. He’s also been playing Fae Tactics, “which is perfect if you’ve been missing Final Fantasy Tactics Advance”.
And finally, Tuffcub has played “nothing.”
Now, what have you played? If you’ve played anything, that is…