A busy week in the bag, and we’re seven days closer to the arrival of the Xbox Series X|S and the PS5. It’s hard to ignore the next generation on the horizon, but there’s still a bevy of games to come for those consoles we’ve come to love in the past few years. I got to play Star Wars Squadrons this week, and it sets out its stall as a Star Wars simulator in emphatic style. I’ll be popping a score on it after a weekend of blowing the Empire (or the Rebellion) right out of the sky. I’ve also made another start on Genshin Impact, and think it’s one of the best free-to-play games I’ve encountered.
Aran finished Final Fantasy VII Remake this week and has really enjoyed it, telling us he can’t wait for the next parts. He’s also played Genshin Impact :”which has really dug its claws in. It looks great and it’s mad that it is free”. He finally played some Among Us too, saying “I really need to work on my persuasion skills…”
Gareth has been playing Port Royale 4 and Going Under for review. Outside of those, he’s played some Minecraft VR, saying “it’s pretty great.” He also tried the “promising” Genshin Impact out and said that Beat Saber, Pistol Whip, and Iron Man VR are all awesome.
Nic B is yet to play anything that isn’t MTG Arena this week, but he’s looking forward to playing some Genshin Impact this weekend though having heard good things. Reuben meanwhile has continued his playthrough of Spider-Man, saying that he’s “reaching the end of it now and really kicking myself I didn’t get on this sooner. Otherwise I’ve been grabbing more Stars in Super Mario Galaxy (best thing on the 3D Stars collection, don’t @ me) and dipping my toes into Genshin Impact, which I’m yet to make up my mind on.”
Steve has had a throwback week as he got Serious with Sam 4 and then was back with the marsupial behaviour with Crash 4: it’s About Time. “In between, I was disappointed with The Walking Dead Onslaught and baffled by Commander ’85. Only managed another hour or so on Last of Us 2 in amongst that and finding it slow going. Oh, and after half an hour on PS4 I decided to download Genshin Impact on PC and that took a whole day…
Thomas Harrison-Lord has been playing Ride 4 and Monster Truck Championship for review, both of which we can talk more about soon. Nick P has been mostly playing Avengers and Call of Duty: Warzone, as per usual. On the side he’s been playing WWE Battlegrounds which is “an utterly terrible, poor excuse for a game. Rush job if I ever saw one!”
Jason Coles has been playing more Hades “because it’s really good and also Dark Souls 3 because it soothes my soul, and Rocket League, where people are either the best or the worst.” Miguel meanwhile has spent this week playing 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim, Genshin Impact, a little Apex Legends and a splash of Street Fighter V.
And finally, Tef has been playing the new Super Mario Bros. 35 battle royale and realising that he’s kind of rubbish at classic Mario, he’s been sleuthing it up in some Among Us sessions, found himself somewhat disappointed by Crysis Remastered on PS4, and dabbling with Microsoft Flight Simulator some more to check out the quirkiest mods and addons that we’ve found.
Now then, what have you been playing this week?