As much as the rules have changed, life hasn’t felt all that different for me this past week. Maybe that’s because my haircut is only booked for next week?
My game of the week has been Halo: The Master Chief Collection – really it’s a smorgasbord of six games. Hoping to get fully up to speed before Halo Infinite’s release later this year, I’ve started a co-op run through Halo 2: Anniversary. Some of the level design now feels rather dated from the original Xbox, but the remake still looks pretty spiffy in a lot of places. I’ve also been hooked by the game’s multiplayer, and while I suck in comparison to many players out there, I’m enjoying myself.
Checking in with the rest of the team, Nic B finished off our review of Oddworld: Soulstorm: “It’s absolutely massive, and a great sequel to New ‘n’ Tasty. Though it’s a little rough in places, it’s a lot more grown up than the first game, and you really can tell that a lot of love went into this game.”
It was trophy hunting for Nick P, who finished off the Yakuza: Like a Dragon platinum and is sad it’s all over. From there he jumped back into Hitman 3 for a few challenges and leaderboard score chases, and more Fights in Tight Spaces.
Also playing Hitman 3 was Aran, who’s really enjoying exploring the environments and finding ways to complete the missions. He also played a little Outriders, but given the game’s issues, he put it to one side while People Can Fly patch things up.
Jim fired up the Diablo II Resurrected technical alpha last weekend, which did a whole lot more for him than Diablo III did, and has been playing more Crash Bandicoot 4 on PlayStation 5 – “While easier to get a handle on compared to the PS1 classics, developer Toys for Bob have still worked in some fiendishly frustrating platforming sections,” he says.
Though he still hates the lack of waypoints, Tuffcub is enjoying Control a whole lot more on his second attempt with the game. Oh, and he played Destiny 2, of course.
Miguel’s been “drowning” in Atelier games as he played the new Mystery DX trilogy. Alongside that, he’s played little bits of Fortnite, Apex Legends and Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War. Still, he’s trying not to play too much because he’s saving himself for the NieR Replicant Ver. 1.3893u9823401920y32ui4pr2e… when it releases later this month.
Speaking of which, Steve has finished off playing all the endings of NieR Replicant Ver. 1.4978y37r2389139712384293… for our upcoming review and reckons that Miguel is going to love it. Following that up he raced through Gato Roboto, played the “utterly excrable” Magus from PS Now – “It’s so bad that it’s too bad to be good but utterly brainless fun” – and reviewed Ashwalkers.
Gamoc was relatively lucky not to have too many issues as he played through Disco Elysium: The Final Cut for our review, but wasn’t so lucky with Marvel’s Avengers. “It’s a weird combination of high and low quality, it’s full of bugs and poor design decisions but the cutscenes and the story are quite good. Mostly it just makes me frustrated at how good it could have been.”
Jason played Before Your Eyes and is now “an emotionally exhausted husk” after finishing the most touching game he’s ever played, and finally, Dom’s had a busy week in the real world, so he only managed to sneak in some time with Spider-Man: Miles Morales. He’s not played it for a while, but said it was nice and easy to drop back into.
Now then, what have you played?