With the majority of the UK being covered by Met Office weather warnings on top of the national lockdown, there’s not much else to do this weekend except wrap up warm and catch up on some TV and gaming.
In the News This Week
- Disney revive Lucasfilm Games brand for all things Star Wars and video games
- Ubisoft are making a Star Wars game with Lucasfilm Games
- Wolfenstein developer MachineGames is making an Indiana Jones game – could it be an Xbox exclusive?
- Take-Two officially drop their bid for Codemasters, clearing the way for EA
- The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is reportedly out this March
- Cyberpunk 2077 free DLC and PS5 & Xbox Series X|S upgrades delayed as CD Projekt co-founder apologises for launch debacle
- Capcom’s Pragmata delayed until 2023
- Ubisoft has delayed Riders Republic to later in 2021
- Elite Dangerous: Odyssey launch delayed to spring for PC and autumn for PS4 & Xbox One
- Hogwarts Legacy delayed until 2022
- Final Fantasy VII Remake, Star Wars Battlefront III, and GTA 6 rumours are circulating, do they ring true?
Games in Review
Here’s what we reviewed this week, have you picked any of these up?
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 9/10
- Wildfire – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 8/10
- Rhythm Fighters – NSW, PC – 8/10
- Space Invaders Forever – PS4, NSW – 7/10
- Super Meat Boy Forever – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC, OSX, Android, iOS – 7/10
- Jurassic World Aftermath – Occulus Quest 1 & 2 – 7/10
- Art Sqool – NSW, PC, OSX – 7/10
- Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ – NSW, PC – 6/10
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Wolf – NSW, PC, Linux, OSX – 6/10
- Marvel Realm of Champions – Android, iOS – 5/10
And from our hardware reviews, we have something for your ears, and something for your bum!
Turning our attention to the previews, Nic went hands on with Persona 5 Strikers and came away thoroughly impressed with the spin-off continuation of the excellent Persona 5 (but not Royal), while Steve shared their thoughts on Little Nightmares II, the sequel to hit horror-come-puzzle-platformer.
With the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC featuring some epic gaming crossovers, Mahin took the time to rank each of the DLC fighters so far, as Emma attempted to answer some of the questions we were left asking after the Dragon Age 4 reveal.
We also concluded our Most Wanted in 2021 articles. Although we haven’t seen much of our top two game so far – in fact, we don’t even really know the name of our #2 pick! – it’s not hard to imagine that Studio Santa Monica and Guerrilla Games’ first outings on the PS5 is going are impress us all. We can’t wait!
- Our Most Wanted Games of 2021 – #4 Halo Infinite
- Our Most Wanted Games of 2021 – #3 Monster Hunter Rise
- Our Most Wanted Games of 2021 – #2 God of War Ragnarok
- Our Most Wanted Games of 2021 – #1 Horizon Forbidden West
Playing out the week, What We Played featured Persona 5 Strikers, Back 4 Blood & Jurassic World Aftermath.
Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:
- willbuchanan grabbed the platinum trophy for Uncharted Golden Abyss and is nearing the Far Cry 5 platinum too.
- Poorly Crazy_Del has been recovering with some Skater XL and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Get well soon!
- MrYd finished the FF7 Remake, and then moved onto The Last of Us 2 and Surviving Mars among other things.
- Andrewww finished the “excellent” Resident Evil HD, so naturally started on Resident Evil 2.
- And between the crashes, bugs and a feeling of emptiness, TSBonyman has been battling to enjoy Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 Pro, so he’s moved on to “Metro: Lamp Extinguisher” (AKA Metro: Exodus), and been finding plenty of bugs and issues there as well!
I hope you have a good weekend and I’ll see you again soon!