As we come to the end of another working week, it’s our regular check in to see what we’ve all been playing over the past seven days.
My personal gaming started with a boatload of Halo Infinite over last weekend’s technical preview, and had a lot of good things to say! I also carried on with a little more of The Ascent, which has a really great style to its action RPG shooting, and plan to get stuck in with Back 4 Blood’s beta this weekend.
Mr. Nick Petrasiti was the first to reply, regaling us with the fact that he’s caught up with the Hitman 3 Seven Deadly Sins content, and had “a blinder” in Fortnite to get five wins in a single play session. Crikey!
The other Nic – the one without a ‘k’ – has been playing Black Book for a review, calling it “an intriguing little indie about Russian folklore set in the 19th century.” That’s been joined by Shadowverse, and yet more Pokémon Go, though he’s now set to join the global boycott over Niantic’s decision to reduce the interaction distance to pre-pandemic levels.
Aran’s spent his week with Thonebreaker: The Witcher Tales, enjoying the story and the varied battles in the deckbuilding spin-off. He’s also started Eldest Souls for review, and continued his managerial journey through the lower tiers of Football Manager’s League 2, having been sacked by Ebbsfleet and exacting his revenge by poaching his star striker for new team Chester.
Building up a bit of a sweat with Synth Riders in VR this week, Gamoc has also been playing Winds and Leaves for review, and the kicking back with some Outriders and a “good amount” of Ghost of Tsushima, grabbing the platinum in the process!
Steve has been bouncing back and forth between different platforms, going through puzzle platformer Unbound and the “awesome Metroidvania’ of Grime. He sprinted through Omno before his Xbox One X threw a wobbly with a broken “retimer chip”, though that’s thankfully being fixed and returned. There was also Legends of Eternal on PS4, and some time planning what he’s going to play on Switch over the weekend.
Miguel’s been playing Apex Legends, Disgaea 6, NEO The World Ends With You and a bunch of Fuga: Melodies of Steel, which contrasts with Ade’s singular journey through Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, galavanting around England on a giant wolf.
And last but not least for this week, Jim’s been tucking into a bunch of multiplayer games. For its first birthday, he’s found Fall Guys to be a more challenging and skill-based game now that it’s not as chaotic and filled with newbs. He’s been juggling Splitgate and the PS Plus game Hunter’s Arena: Legends as well. The former is full of “slick arcade shooting with a clever Portal twist”, while the latter is “a strange beast”, though one he’s enjoying.
Now then, over to you. What have you been playing this past week?