I’ve continued to spend this week playing a game I’m not allowed to talk about, though I took time away from it for some FIFA 21 on Stadia, so that I could bang on about Stadia some more. I’ve also been playing a little bit more Dirt 5 and I nabbed Overwatch on Xbox so that I can start from scratch all again, though I’ve been constantly annoyed that my unlocks haven’t jumped platforms with me. I’ve had to play all of my main characters with the standard skins! Yuck!
Nick was the first to appear, loving his time through the upbeat adventure of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and dipping his toes regularly into Street Fighter V, Call of Duty: Warzone and Fights in Tight Spaces.
Playing a different COD was Aran, who blasted through the Black Ops Cold War campaign, as well as Black Legend for review, while Gamoc added some BOCW multiplayer to round out the COD trifecta, and added Far Cry 4 and Days Gone into the mix.
Jim dove into Crash Bandicoot N. Sant Trilogy to replay Crash Bandicoot 2 – “Such a great trio of remakes – want to wrap them up so I can try out Crash 4 on PS5!” He’s also been enjoying some Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath, continuing to enjoy the crazy story the game has cooked up.
Jason informed me that he’s been working out, and then he said something rude about games that I won’t be repeating. I’m sure he didn’t mean it, because he’s been playing loads of Apex Legends, Rocket League, and Nioh 2. He also told us, “I keep dipping in and out of Barotrauma too, which is fun, but I find it far more entertaining when I’m killing off my friends, and I don’t think that’s very helpful.”
Ade’s had a week of weird games, playing a game with his ears, Blind Drive, for review, and Space Cats Tactics for preview, saying that it was “a game that has more cat-related puns than I could mentally process”.
Steve has mostly been playing the “excellent” Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which was exactly what he wanted from a Star Wars game. “It felt like a natural successor to the Jedi Knight and Force Unleashed games,” he enthused. He continued, “Would have gone for 100% but the map is a bit too unwieldy to try and hunt those last few collectables. Alongside that I’ve been plodding through some more Loop Hero (the perfect game to play whilst catching up on TV), played through the interesting Lust for Darkness ready for the newly released sequel (and thinking about games and their depiction of sex) and explored some fantastic free games on Steam. Recommend checking out Press Any Button, Tadpole Tales and Rogue Glitch for some excellent gaming for nowt (can write a blog on those if that appeals…) I also started Savior’s Gang on PS4 which is silly meme stuff but the frame rate is utterly abysmal.”
Miguel mostly just played his regular multiplayer stuff like Apex Legends and COD Warzone. He says, “the new Fortnite season started so I’m also messing around a bit with that. I tried out Hollow Knight for the first time, boss fights are fun but it isn’t really hooking me yet, don’t know if I’ll end up continuing much with it.”
Meanwhile Thomas has played lots of CarX Drift Racing Online, telling us “it’s an old racing game that lets you tandem drift with friends. It’s a lot of fun. I’ve also been diving into Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity after a friend got it me for my birthday. It’s made me want to see more developers work with the Zelda license if I’m honest.”
Tuffcub has been playing Destiny 2 obviously, but he also took a shot at Watch Dogs Legion for about twenty minutes, “which was more than enough. Loading screens every ten seconds, sweary computers, looks terrible compared to Valhalla, and they butchered London so the roads are not in the right places. No thank you!”
Finally, Tef has dipped into a motley assortment of games. He checked out Fallout 4 on Xbox Series X to see how FPS Boost has affected things, playing a mixture of Halo 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection multiplayer while clips were rendering (and getting rather muddled with controller layout changes). He also decided to finally play Wolfenstein: The New Order, enjoying the action and rediscovering that the 2014 game actually runs at a slick 1080p60fps from the base Xbox One! Lastly, a quick dip into Taxi Chaos revealed how shallow a Crazy Taxi mimic it is.
And so, it falls to you to tell us what you’ve played!