It’s been a short week on the gaming front for me, not least thanks to driving 800 miles around the Highlands on a road trip which definitely blew some of the cobwebs out of my brain. I did of course take my Switch though, and continued to make my way through The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening which remains as fun and involving as it was when I played it back on my original GameBoy. Besides that I got to go hands on with Second Extinction – more on that next week – and I’ve been checking out Marvel’s Avengers and Madden 21 too.
Aran has been playing Kingdoms of Amalur Re-reckoning for review. All his thoughts will come next week, but he can tell you he’s playing a sorcerer build. Thomas Hughes has hammered THPS 1 + 2, and 100% all levels in a sitting, saying “it’s very, very good”. So good, in fact, that he gave it a whopping 10/10.
Jim recently got back into For Honor again for the umpteenth time following the recent combat design overhaul. “It’s still my favourite fighting game and each time I go back, I like to dabble with a new fighter. So, I’ve been lopping off heads with The Highlander and his sword-handed claymore.” Marvel’s Avengers also went live earlier this week so he’s been pouring some time into that too, saying “I’ve settled on juggling the campaign with some multiplayer missions. It’s fun but those who are suffering from live service fatigue will have to grit their teeth if they want to play as their favourite Marvel superheroes.”
Nick P got the platinum on Ghost of Tsushima which is his GOTY, so far. It’s not all been about Samurai though, as he tells us “I’ve started Captain Tsubasa which is insanely fun and a lot more difficult than i expected. I’ve also started Marvel’s Avengers but I’m not far into it so the jury is out, for now.”
Jason has been playing some Rocket League, some Divinity: Original Sin 2, and some Avengers. “Rocket League is still an immense amount of fun, even if some elements of the community should take it less seriously. I’m mostly playing Divinity to scratch my Baldur’s Gate 3 itch, which doctors say is currently incurable. Avengers is a game.”
Gareth spent the last week continuing Pathfinder Kingmaker for review. Other than that, he played a bit of Beat Saber, some SoulCalibur 5, tried Street Fighter 5, and then lamented that the fighting game genre hasn’t progressed in two decades. I would argue that it has regressed, at least in those two franchises.
Inexplicably, Tuffcub has played Destiny 2. He did apologise but I don’t believe him, so we’ll move on to Nic B, who when he isn’t sucking at Fall Guys, has playing Magic the Gathering. “When I’m not doing that, I’m watching Brooklyn Nine Nine. Working my way through the box set with my girlfriend, who is the biggest Amy Santiago. It’s great!”
Ade and his lady friend are still on with EDF 5, saying that “shooting giant bugs is surprisingly relaxing”. He’s also been playing Shing! for review; “it’s good fun and has managed to add a lot of fresh ideas to the beat ’em up genre. I’ve also started On The Incredibles Lego with my son, probably the best Lego game I’ve played yet; it’s surprisingly unshonky!”
Drea has been reliving her childhood by playing Legend of Zelda and Pokémon Shield, saying “it’s much easier than I remember it being.” Steve meanwhile finished Wolfenstein II main story “and what a ride that was. Gonna have a go at the DLC and postgame next. Aside from that I’ve had a week of pretty poor games up for review so you can all look forward to my trying to find the positives out of those.”
Thomas Harrison-Lord playing WRC 9, for which the review went up for recently. “The long stages in New Zealand when using a steering wheel peripheral are a lesson in concentration and persistence.” On the other side of the pond, Miguel has been playing and “LOVING” 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, but he’s also been playing some FF14, a little Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga, a smidgen of Yakuza Zero, aaaaaaaand…Fortnite.
And finally, Tef has also hopped onto the Marvel’s Avengers train. He thinks it’s pretty alright, but that it feels confused as to what it wants to be. There’s a good solid single player adventure here, but it’s forced to live inside a live service game that riffs off Destiny and Anthem a bit too much. Aside from that, there was some Dirt 5 Playgrounds, which he’ll talk about in future, and some other things that he can’t quite remember a moment.
But maybe you can remember what you’ve been playing? Let us know in the comments below.