It feels like everyone is ploughing through the new-gen releases this week, as more and more people I know have popped the Astro’s Playroom platinum, and seen off the Miles Morales story. I’ve been too busy to play all that much this week, but I did clear every artefact and find every jigsaw piece in Astro so I don’t have too far to go there. Otherwise I’ve played some Sackboy with my sons, and they – and I – love it. It’s been a nice and chilled game to get together and play, and the music is fantastic!
Steve was the first to drop in this week, and he’s had a quieter one too, having been on the ‘GaaS’ grind of grading/marking papers taking precedent. “I’ve managed a couple of hours of the intense Visage – review to come – which is a genuine nerve-shredder. Also put a lot of commuting time into Wordament on Android and, despite the cool games I really want to play on Switch, working through the nostalgically retro Goblin’s Sword. Hoping to get stuck into Twin Mirror later after the last batch of papers.”
Meanwhile, Reuben has been having a great one, tucking into the usual suspects of Final Fantasy XIV and Hades, alongside Miles Morales, finishing Astro’s Playroom, ploughing through more of Tears of Avia (review incoming), and getting all emotional over Ori and the Will of the Wisps (as you will too when you play it).
Jason has been playing some Rocket League for a change of pace and has achieved Diamond rank in 3s now, saying it’s “a big old step up from my peak of Silver last season. Other than that I’ve been playing some stuff I’m not allowed to talk about. Exciting.”
After his launch day woes with Amazon, Nic B’s PS5 miraculously turned up letting him smash through Astro to start the week, “which is fantastic.” He then picked up Miles Morales and still had time for the odd game of Magic. Aran is reviewing Immortals Fenyx Rising, but that’s all we can tell you for now.
Jim has mostly been playing Demon’s Souls this week, “slowly chipping away as I improve my character build and fell one boss at a time. It’s a phenomenally obtuse RPG and I’d be very interested to know how it’s done – sales wise – considering how it’s not very casual friendly. I’ve also been hopping between the superb Dirt 5 and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. In the latter, I’ve gone exploring my home county of Oxfordshire for loot while crossing off even more of Valhalla’s quirky side missions.”
Gareth has been playing Chicken Police for review and Watch Dogs Legion of fun. “The latter is taking absolutely ages because I keep distracted by side missions and real life. Found a man holding a cone just walking around Westminster the other day, not sure what he was planning.”
Miguel has been messing around a bunch in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, saying “it’s got an AMAZING story campaign but the multiplayer has been super addictive too! I’ve also been playing a lil Animal Crossing, some Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memories, aaand a little Noita”
And to round things out, Tuffcub has played Destiny 2 and “Hot Beardy Men Do Manly Stuff (aka Assassin’s Creed Valhalla)”, while Tef has been playing a bunch of things off and on, including Dirt 5, AC Valhalla, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5 and more. He’s also terraforming Mars in Per Aspera for a review next week.
Now it’s your turn, what have you played?