We do love to play some games here at TheSixthAxis, and we certainly have been doing that as the autumn game releases rain down on us like tiny plastic boxes of joy falling from the sky. I’ve spent a load of time with Star Wars Squadrons and I’ve really enjoyed it, though it’s a shame to hear that we might not get any extra DLC or updates in the future.
Besides that I’ve started to play Ring Fit Adventures, and Baldur’s Gate 3, all the while waiting for access to the Oculus Quest 2 we’ve been sent. I just put it on my head for ten minutes a day to listen to the tranquil 3D audio of the start-up screen at the moment. But that’s all I can do.
Jason started us off with a string of expletives since he didn’t believe it was the end of the week. In amidst that he also forgot to tell me what he was playing, but I can tell you now he probably enjoyed a Rogue-Souls-CCG-like which was both very tough and very pretty.
Nic B also swore at me, but he did at least remember the question, telling us “I’ve played a lot of Ring of Pain. Review embargo is the 15th, but first impressions embargo was yesterday so I can say it’s a cool card-based roguelite dungeon crawler which is a fascinating idea. I also went to see Akira 4K in a cinema.”
Jim spent most of his gaming time racking up a few wins in Fall Guys, making the most of the double Fame event before the Season 2 launch. He’s also managed to hit a milestone in Final Fantasy VI, having progressed further than his original corrupted PS1 save from many years ago, saying “I can definitely see why it’s a fan favourite with some interesting battle mechanics and characters.”
Tuffcub tried to play Destiny 2 for about half an hour, but he’s been too busy for games, which is a bit of a shame. Come on world, this man just wants to play Destiny 2! Aran did find time for games though, and spent it reviewing FIFA 21, saying “it has some improved parts over FIFA 20 but it isn’t that much different”. Alongside that he’s playing through the campaign of Modern Warfare.
Also on the review path was Tom Lord, who has been playing a lot of Ride 4 for review. He’s been browsing through the dealerships and ogling at motorcycles which is super satisfying, but the on-track action less so. Ade meanwhile has been playing the strategy game Warsaw for a console review, saying “It’s a pretty unique game, but as the player is doomed to lose, there’s no way you can win! Whilst this is fitting considering the history of the Warsaw uprising, it’s also a bit… unsatisfactory. Anyway, more of all that in the review. I’ve also been playing Cake Bash for review which is pretty much Fight Club for sweet treats. Finally I’ve been playing some more Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which is probably Lara’s best game yet.”
Nick P has been playing Baldur’s Gate III this week which has been “bloody marvelous”. And of course he’s played a bit of Warzone on the side, for a change. Gareth has been mostly playing the amazing-sounding One Finger Death Punch 2 and The Survivalists for review, though he’s managed to squeeze in an hour or two of Minecraft VR alongside them.
Miguel has been playing a lovely mix of things, spending time with Genshin Impact, 13 Sentinels, Animal Crossing and Apex Legends. Steve was the last of the latecomers and told us “this week I finished TLOU2 which is a landmark in terms of cinematic gaming and technical achievements but is still rooted in the past in so many ways. Could have been a few hours shorter and been just as effective. That being said it is one of the most important games of the generation. Other than that I’ve played a bunch of PC titles for review and tinkered with Oculus Link for lots of SteamVR fun.”
Finally, Tef dove into the weird and slightly unsatisfying Super Mario Bros. 35. It’s Super Mario smushed into the Tetris 99 formula for battle royale and doesn’t quite pull it off, but is sure to get better and more varied as the players get better at it.
Now then, what have you played?