We’ve been playing an excessive number of games this week. I suppose that’s because a) we need to write about them, and b) some of us have small children to keep entertained. The top child-friendly choices are pretty much any Lego game, whether it’s got naughty dinosaurs in it or a party of dwarves eating an unsuspecting Baggins’ food. When the small people (not Hobbits) have gone to sleep, I’ve been playing some more Gears Tactics, the awesome demo of Project Triangle Strategy, Warframe, Guilty Gear Strive, Destruction AllStars, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, some more FFVII Remake – though I’ve definitely hit a lull there – and some EVE Online too.
Meanwhile Jim has dabbled in some Valheim and Rocket League though most of his time has been spent dungeon-crawling in Moonlighter. He tells us, “It’s a perfect game for dipping in, completing a dungeon run, and then selling your loot to the punters that visit your shop before logging off. I’m reaching the end so can hopefully cross it off the backlog before moving onto something else.”
Aran has played more Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, saying “I tried River Raid mode which is decent enough for a free add on. I think I’m over the halfway point in the main game. Have 100% in most of the regions now.”
After playing an outlandish number of PC demos, Steve played some Early Access Rustler, telling us “it’s a fun medieval take on old top-down GTA”. He also died many times in the sadistic Green Hell, finished the charming Blue Fire after some patching, and immersed himself in the wonderfully weird life of Simon Foreman through some Astrologaster.
Ade has been playing Cyber Shadow for review “which absolutely isn’t so hard it makes me cry. Other than that I’m still on with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. I’ve gotta be getting close to the end of the main story by now, right? RIGHT?!”
Miguel has been playing a bunch of Apex Legends, but also got back into Overwatch for a hot second over the weekend, saying “I forgot that game was really fun!” He’s also played some Ys IX, some 30XX, and a wee bit of the Guilty Gear Strive beta.
In a clear step for regular programming, Tuffcub has played Destiny 2 and seemingly nothing else. Nick P has been smashing through Hitman 3, completing every challenge, telling us, “I’m about two trophies off the Plat. Then I’m moving on to do all the legacy content as well. I’ve set some pretty decent records too, placing top 50 in some of the global leaderboards.”
Gareth played Borderlands 3, after buying a season pass in the sale and has subsequently been playing “the Handsome Jack’s Casino Heist one, whatever it’s called”. Memorable then? Seemingly, it is; “It’s really, really fun. I’ve also replayed some Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order which is fun despite inexplicable frame rate drops during cutscenes and that damn map. I also tried Star Wars Squadrons prologue in VR, which was fantastic but I had to stop there because the rest wasn’t included in the trial I was playing. Oh, I also played a bit of the PS4 re-release of PS2 game War of the Monsters, which is about giant monsters fighting in cities. Pretty fun.”
And finally we come to Tef. The standout game that he played this week was Knockout City, taking a seemingly very simple foundation of dodgeball, and spinning into a quirky multiplayer game. His plan is to play Project Triangle Strategy this weekend though – he’s downloaded it at least.
How’s about you? What have you played this week?