It’s horribly sunny, muggy and warm in the UK about now. It’s almost too hot to actually do much of anything right now, beyond sit with a fan pointing at your face or with the AC cranked up. With that in mind, we’ve also asked our writers what they’ve watched in addition to what they’ve played.
I have been playing games this week though. Obviously there’s been some Fall Guys, which is great despite its rocky start, but I also got to preview PGA Tour 2K21, sample the gorgeous survival game Windbound, and be disappointed by the optimisation (or lack thereof) of Horizon Zero Dawn on PC. I’ve accompanied my gaming with occasional episodes of Snowpiercer, which has helped cool me down.
Aran’s been watching The Good Place (which is something I should really come back to for the final season!), and finished off the story of Yakuza 3 with a side of Fall Guys.
Meanwhile, it was Lost Wing and Void Terrarium reviews for Ade, to compliment his EDF 4.1 with his girlfriend and Lego Ninjago with his son. They’re trying to unlock the Golden Ninja, with a daunting 152 Golden Lego Bricks to collect! Oh, and the decidedly un-PC early seasons of Midsomer Murders, as they’ve started watching the long running murder mystery series from the very beginning.
There’s been a mishmash of Ghost of Tsushima, Dauntless, Fall Guys and Marvel Ultimate Alliance for Jim, who’s looking forward to Marvel’s Avengers, having got to play it early last weekend. Meanwhile, Reuben has been reviewing Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, playing Final Fantasy XIV ahead of next week’s patch, and used Rise of the Tomb Raider as a palette cleanser after all those JRPGs.
Nic’s Netflix-ing has taken him to the darkest depths of reality TV with the “surprisingly watchable” Selling Sunset. That’s helped him get through the process of packing for a house move this weekend, which has meant putting his PS4 away in a box. Luckily he finished off The Last of Us Part II just before he did that!
A different kind of darkness from Tom Lord, who’s been watching The Salisbury Poisonings in lieu of playing Fall Guys. Apparently it “Makes you paranoid,” which maybe isn’t the most ringing of endorsements…
The other Tom fell head over heels for the psychadelic speed-running roguelite FPS Post Void this week, which also ended up on Miguel and Steve’s playlists. Speaking of Steve, he thoroughly enjoyed The Last Guardian despite its wonky controls, and got to vent while playing through Carrion. His week of telly has featured Doom Patrol on Starzplay, but he’s having to wait for his daughter to catch up on Umbrella Academy.
No problems with slow children for Nick, who’s finished off Umbrella Academy season 2, and cannot wait for season 3. His gaming has been dominated by Ghost of Tsushima, where he’s just reached the second act.
Next we come to Miguel. He played Fall Guys for a bit, kept up with Animal Crossing, played Tetris 99 for the Paper Mario theme, and dipped into COD Warzone. He also picked up a cheap Xbox One X, where he’s hopped into Forza Horizon 4 and Halo 5, and when his internet died after a tropical storm hit NYC, he decided to watch Kaiji, Arakawa Under The Bridge, and Girls Und Panzer to name a few shows.
And finally, Tuffcub played (not watched) Fort Boyard, for some reason. His internet went down as well for a bit, so he played The Last Guardian and got lost with a complete lack of waypoints until he could play Destiny 2 again.
Right. Now it’s over to you. What have you played and watched this week?