There’s a surprising number of games coming out considering it’s June and we’re just stepping into the E3 weekend. It’s certainly not doing my bank balance any good, as I’ve nabbed Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart and Guilty Gear -Strive-. Here’s hoping I find some time to actually play them this weekend, but I’ve got an essay that sadly won’t write itself. Thankfully, it’s the last one I’ve got to do before I can graduate, so here’s hoping my brain is actually capable of spewing words onto the screen one last time. I have at least played a little more via Apple Arcade, and the tiniest spot of Dirt 5 and Biomutant.
Nic B has only played Pokemon Go. That is it. He says, “Work is still manic. Send more coffee. Thanks.” Gareth played mostly Mass Effect 3, where he’s about to take down Cerberus. He’s also played some Knockout City which is “pretty good. Not sure how much staying power it’ll have but it’s fun for now.”
Nick P spent most of his time on Persona 5 Strikers which he’s really enjoying. He continued, saying “I’ve also been on the new season of Fortnite, Cartel Tycoon and Guilty Gear Strive!”
Reuben meanwhile is still playing Persona 5 Royal as his main game, and completed the third Palace last night. Otherwise, he’s been playing Fortnite, because “that’s what I do now and Season 7 started this week”, or continuing to level alternate jobs in Final Fantasy XIV. I’m not sure where all this Fortnite play is coming from, perhaps I should join in and try to remember what all the fuss is.
Steve finished his Village of Shadows playthrough of RE8, with just some mopping up to do and then the Mercenaries mode. “Alongside that I pumped a lot of hours into Edge of Eternity which I have enjoyed even if it doesn’t do much new. Randomly fired up Hollow Knight for some relaxing evening playing too, and it makes a nice contrast to the turn-based JRPG.”
Jim went back and finish the Ratchet & Clank 2016 remake. He tells us, “With Rift Apart out today, it was the perfect excuse to scoop up those last dozen or so trophies for the platinum. A great trip down memory lane though the weapon XP and bolt grind towards the end was a bit dry.
“I have also been playing plenty of Chivalry 2. It’s a much less daunting game than the original, as well as more finicky melee games such as Mordhau and For Honor. Where Chivalry 2 succeeds is its huge siege battles and how the devs have embraced their sillier side. Nothing beats killing a knight in full plate armour by headshotting them with a loaf of bread.”
Not too much gaming for Ade, though he’s also had a dabble with Chivalry 2, which he’s enjoying greatly. “It’s a very very silly game and all the better for it. There’s some brilliant lines of dialogue, my favourite is when my foot soldier charges into battle and yells ‘I’VE SOILED MYSELF AND NO-ONE CARES!!'”
Tuffcub has played Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – he’s now on his third run – and Destiny 2. Meanwhile, Miguel got through an incredibly stressful series of Apex Legends matches that fried all 3 of his remaining brain cells, and then took a break from that game to dig into the rest of Nier Replicant. He’s also been playing more Guilty Gear -Strive- and some Virtua Fighter 5 and a little bit of Knockout City!
Finally, Tef has been playing Overboard! by Inkle, a cunning reverse murder mystery puzzler, where you have to get away with shoving your husband off the side of a transatlantic cruise… Oh dear!
That’s all for this week, but tell us what you’ve been playing in the run up to this weekend’s E3 shenanigans?