It’s been a funny old week, but then life is funny (this is the nonsensical British meaning of ‘funny’ by which I mean both horrible, and kind of alright at the same time). I’ve been playing Returnal and it’s brilliant, apart from the crashing and the not saving thing. Hopefully, they’ll fix those things because they are rubbish. Other than that I’ve been playing Knights of San Francisco on iOS which is pretty damn cool.
Nic B has played actual games other than Pokemon Go. He played the hell out of New Pokemon Snap, “which is very good, if lacking in a couple of areas. A few easy changes could make this game truly shine”. He’s also picked up Monster Hunter Rise again (and quickly got bored by Horde mode). He also played a lot of Pokemon Go, as you do.
Thomas died a bunch in space playing Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. Other than that he’s been introducing his housemate to the Yakuza series, and started with 0. Thankfully he’s enjoying it so far. He’s also been hoovering up some final bits on Destiny 2 ahead of the new season next week.
Steve has been mostly distracting himself from the wait for Resi Village. To do so he played through the “fun but overlooked” Splatterhouse reboot on 360, saying it’s “crying out for a remaster to fix the terrible framerate but good bloody fun nonetheless”. Alongside that he played a bit of Streets of Rage 4 via PSNow. “It’s so good but I definitely need to work out the systems as bosses are hitting me with unblockables all over the shop. In line with Star Wars Day I’ve been dipping in and out of Star Wars Pinball VR for review, but still forming my opinion. I obviously ‘played’ the Resi demo but that was more about stress testing graphics settings. Looks like my RTX 2060 can run it with most bells and whistles at my monitor’s 1080p so I’m happy with that.”
Tuffcub played Dark Nights with Poe & Munro, R-Type Final 2, Outriders, Wreckfest, and Tetris Effect. He said, “I dont get what the fuss is with Tetris Effect, even in VR. Sure, it’s pretty and the music is great but it’s still just blocks falling down a screen. Meh.” Obviously, he’s wrong, but it’s lovely to see him playing something other than Destiny 2. Nick P meanwhile has lived and breathed Resident Evil Village, completing it three times on his way to our review.
Reuben has been on a Resident Evil kick this week because of Village. So, he’s cleared Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 3 (2020), and has been plugging some time into RE:Resistance too, “which is great and I would really recommend it. Other than that I played the excellent Rain On Your Parade over the weekend, and got involved with Star Wars Day by notching up a little more progress in Jedi: Fallen Order.”
Aran has been playing a lot of Forza Horizon 4. He tells us, “It is such a good game to unwind with, and I’m discovering new music through the stations which is nice. Also played more Sunset Overdrive, which is bonkers in a good way. Some of the weapons are mad, especially the kitty cannon.”
Tef has finished Quantum Break over the weekend, saying “I rather enjoying the time-twisting story and abilities, even if the TV show elements were very forced. I’ve also carried on with Returnal. I was hilariously overpowered by the time I got to the final boss, and got lucky by having the auto-update disabled when things kicked off with the bad patch on Wednesday. The game is still fantastic.”
And now, what have you played?