Another week in the bag, and another step closer to those next-gen consoles we’ve been banging on and on and on about for what feels like forever.
I’ve been whiling away some of that time by digging through my back catalogue a bit, as well as some games off Xbox Game Pass. I’ve got a few hours into Psychonauts for the first time, savoured the chill atmosphere of Lonely Mountains: Downhill, and had my eyes glaze over when looking at the map of stuff to do in Forza Horizon 4.
Aran has also been diving into some older games, checking out Yakuza 4, which he’s immediately preferring to Yakuza 3. Tuffcub’s been “trafficking hos” in Saints Row the Third Remastered, alongside his typical Destiny 2
It’s been a mixed on for Reuben, who’s mostly been playing (and failing) at Hades, but he’s complimented that with Super Mario Galaxy and Genshin Impact. That’s, obviously, alongside the 5.35 content for Final Fantasy XIV.
Steve snagged the platinum trophy in The Last of Us Part II, enjoying the encounters more thanks to skipping past all the cutscenes. Then again, he had turned infinite ammo on! Next on his list is Final Fantasy VII Remake, but keep an eye out for reviews of Pumpkin Jack, Remothered and Amnesia in his spooky review queue.
Gamoc and Nic, kept things a bit quiet, with No Man’s Sky for the former and stolen moments with Genshin Impact, Spinch and Double Pug for the latter (and MTG Arena, of course). Nick P couldn’t manage much better, with just two hours dedicated to Baldur’s Gate 3 and a couple wins in Warzone.
Miguel has been playing more of 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim, some Genshin Impact, a little Fall Guys (got me first one!) and a bunch of Phasmophobia!
And finally, Jim played Moving Out: IRL edition. It went pretty well, aside from managing to put a foot through his TV, for an added… microtransaction? So his gaming has largely been restricted to Final Fantasy VI on mobile, enjoying its battle system so much that he thinks it might be his favourite in the series.
Now then, over to you. What have you been playing this past week?