The working week has turned into the week that was, while the weekend is waiting in the wings to whisk us away to rest and relaxation. Whichever way things are going, it’s started raining now, so we definitely need to stay indoors and play some games. I’ve had a great week of gaming, splitting time between Microsoft Flight Simulator (with a cameo from Tef), Death’s Door for review, and Monster Hunter Stories 2, all of which of greatly enjoyed.
Tef was first this week, taking time out to tell me something I already knew: that he’s played Microsoft Flight Simulator with me on Xbox. I’m not the only one of the team to bask in our leader’s glow, as he’s also been playing T’ Ascent to help with Nick’s review, though sadly with Nick playing on Steam and him on Xbox, they couldn’t team up for shooty fun times. Finally, he’s announced that he has successfully played his first match of Halo Infinite, a fact that I’m not jealous of at all.
Nic B has been ploughing his way through Shadowverse, which is apparently a surprisingly long game. Review coming soon! He’s also been trying his hand at the new Witcher AR game, Monster Slayer, saying, “It’s a lot more skill-intensive than Pokémon Go, that’s for sure. Oh, and I obviously played Pokémon Go. Because obviously.”
Gareth has been playing Outriders mostly, but with some Beat Saber and Cotton: Reboot for review. Meanwhile, Ade is preparing for Assassin’s Creed: Siege of Paris by returning to gallivanting around Anglo-Saxon England as a Viking. “Valhalla’s combat is an utter mess compared to the precision battling of Ghosts of Tsushima, but there’s no denying the virtual world Ubisoft have crafted is absolutely gorgeous and a delight to explore. Other than that I played Fallen Knight for review – it’s not the best.”
Nick P has indeed been playing The Ascent for review, which you’ll have to go and read if you to find out what he thought! He continued, “Alongside that, I’ve been cleaning up in Fortnite, getting about six wins this week, and I’ve also been trying the Seven Deadly Sins content in Hitman 3, which I’ve been enjoying. Agent 47 looks great in his new red suit.”
Reuben’s also been on the Fortnite train, trying to get those last few levels out of the season pass; he’s at level 93 so pretty close to that now. Also, he’s been playing Fuga: Melodies of Steel and Dodgeball Academia, both of which have reviews due in next week. Oh and a little Persona 5 Royal, “because that game simply doesn’t end.”
Steve has played a variety of things. Firstly, he’s still tinkering with Monster Hunter Stories 2 and grinding for gear, and started Minecraft Dungeons with the kids, which resulted in also spending an hour playing Fusion Frenzy of all things whilst Minecraft was updating; “it hasn’t aged well”. He rinsed Ryse, “which is better than the feedback it got suggested but perils of being a launch title I guess”. He also played another act of Quantum Break but have to wait to watch the unlocked episode with his daughter. Alongside all of that he carried on getting his sweat on with Ragnarock “which is just my ideal game” and played through the interesting Unbound: Worlds Apart.
Tuffcub has played Fall Guys, “because there’s nothing to do in Destiny 2 for the month and I needed a replacement ‘turn your brain off’ game”. Finally, Aran has been playing more Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, saying, “it is getting tough, but I have an overpowered card in Eyck who helps demolish some enemies. I have also started Returnal. Early days yet, but like what I have played so far.”
Now then, what have you played?