It’s such a lovely time of the year, as we’re able to legitimately refuse to go outside and can instead curl up in front of our brand new consoles. This week has remained a busy one, but I’ve still snuck in some more Dirt 5 and Sackboy, both of which are already amongst my favourite games this year. Other than that I’m hoping to get in some time with Fenyx in Immortals Fenyx Rising this weekend, while wondering about whether adding my to my backlog with Cyberpunk is a good idea.
Tom Harrison-Lord was first in line this week and he’s been playing Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on PS5 and “getting into the swing of things (ho ho).” He’s also been playing Liftoff Drone Racing which “is very tricky so far.”
Steve meanwhile has been a busy bee playing games for review on his PC, telling us, “I clocked the terrifying Visage which left me somewhat scar(r)ed, Morbid The Seven Acolytes which was more than just alright, enjoyed visual novel ALTDEUS virtually on my lovely Oculus, was a pretty grumpy sod about Twin Mirror by DontNod, and then finally, began to play The Call of the Sea.”
Aran played Immortals Fenyx Rising for review and enjoyed his time with it. That’s not all he told us though; “I’ve also been playing Miles Morales, and just need to complete the game on NG+ to platinum it. I’ve really enjoyed it and excited to see what the next game in the series will be like.”
While he had high hopes for it, Nic B was unltimately a bit disappointed by Phogs, thanks to “how buggy it is and how repetitive the puzzles are.” Gareth finished Watch Dogs Legion, “which was fun”, and some Rocket League. Sadly he always says “I’ve also been playing the “Got the Money for a PS5, but no PS5″ game, which gets 0/10.”
Rolling his way through the week, Jim’s either been on four wheels in the superb Dirt 5, or a growing ball of nonsense in Katamari Damacy Reroll. He says, “Dirt 5 has been great fun, straddling the line between arcade racer and racing sim. There’s an obvious smack of MotorStorm to it and although I probably won’t throw myself into the online crucible, I’m having loads of fun simply dipping in for a few career races at a time. Katamari has been just as enjoyable. A joyfully silly remaster that everyone needs to play. There’s something extremely therapeutic to rolling your Katamari around each stage, consuming as many objects as you can and watching it balloon into a kaiju-sized monster.”
Reuben has been sharing his time between Miles Morales on PS5, “which is gorgeous and such a heartwarming game,” and NieR on PS3, “which is less gorgeous and has combat that is so clunky I want to hurt myself. Loving them both though.”
Nick P has mostly been playing Demon’s Souls this week, saying he’s “enjoying it a lot so far. I also got the plat on both Spider-Man games as well as putting in some time into MK11 Ultimate – really enjoying Mileena and her awesome face.”
Ade has been throwing all his free-time at the unbelievably massive Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, saying, “It is totally Thorsome and probably my favourite Assassin’s Creed yet.” while Miguel meanwhile has been playing a lot of Black Ops Cold War. He then played some Apex after being away from it for a few weeks and had a very rough time readjusting. He continues “I’m also getting a bit back into Fortnite now since the new season has started up, but I’ve been falling off of Yakuza Like A Dragon a bit because I’m really not a fan of the combat, but I did plow through the entire Management minigame over the weekend, aaaaand I’ve been getting back into Genshin Impact after the new update introduced a very “explicitly designed for Miguel Moran” character in the form of Xinyan the fire guitarist.”
Tef spent most of the week playing Per Aspera, which is a really cool management sim about terraforming Mars that’s just let down a bit by how easily the dialogue can get jumbled up and out of order. Finally, Tuffcub has been playing Destiny 2 and Valhalla, and says we should expect this to be his new default. Hooray for variety!
Now then, what have you played?