It’s my birthday, and while there is always an option on crying should I want to, I decided instead to spend time with my family and play some video games instead. Primary amongst those games has been NEO: The World Ends With You and Monster Hunter Stories 2, both of which are filling my world with cel-shaded anime-style wonder. I’m just waiting out Samurai Warriors 5 and the trio will be complete.
Gareth arrived first to tell us he’s played a bit of FIFA, some Sniper Elite VR, and some Minecraft. He tells us, “Sniper Elite is good though it takes a while to get used to using PS Move to hold a rifle and their tracking means it’s always a bit off.”
Steve has played some more Monster Hunter Stories 2 and several Game Pass titles for reward challenges, of which Quantum Break is staying installed for a full playthrough. He’s also played Night Book and RagnaRock for review. Aran meanwhile has been playing Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales. He says, “I’m liking the mix of RPG and CCG the game has, and the focus on the wider world of The Witcher. The battles are varied and offer good challenges.”
Nic B has been pogoing hard as part of the impromptu anniversary stuff, and ahead of this weekend’s Go Fest. “I’ve also put a lot of hours into Shadowverse. The preview is up, and can’t say more than that, but the first few hours certainly left me wanting more!”
Ade has been playing Ghosts of Tsushima Legends mode, the online co-op thingy, and says, “it’s excellent! Ghosts of Tsushima really is the gift that keeps on giving. Other than that I played Where the Heart Leads for review and it was ambitious but also kinda boring for too much of its play time. And I’ve just had a go with the new Streets of Rage 4 DLC, the survivor mode is fantastic – an absolute bargain for a fiver!”
Miguel has been my gaming soulmate, playing Monster Hunter Stories 2 and NEO The World Ends With You as well, while he’s snuck in the Cotton Reboot, and a little bit of Apex Legends!
Finally, we come to Tef, who’s been playing something that he can’t tell you about yet, but will be able to on Monday. Putting that slice of covert gaming to one side, he’s also played just a tiny bit of F1 2021 since publishing our review of Codemasters’ latest racing game on Monday.
Now then, what have you played?