It’s been a week where, despite being British, I’ve honestly had no complaints about the weather. Sure, Monday was heckin’ windy, but that was just to blow away all the rubbish weather of the last week and pave the way for the nice, chilled summer feel of the days that followed. A little bit cloudy at times, but plenty of sun as well.
Personally, I’ve kept my time glued to keyboards, controllers and screens pretty low this week. I dabbled with Back 4 Blood last weekend, and enjoyed it, even if i was disappointed to learn that there would be no versus mode campaign. I then took to the link of Mario Golf: Speed Rush (or whatever it’s called) for the new Ranked mode. It’s OK. It matches you up for quick three hole competitions, and there’s a tiny bit of strategy over when to use specials, but it’s sorely lacking in any kind of stakes.
By contrast, Nic B has “been glued to my Switch, playing Black Book and Shadowverse. I’m also back on Pokémon Go, after the day’s boycott last week. Not sure how Niantic’s lip-service response will play out, but it hasn’t been warmly received, that’s for sure!”
Jim ventured into the fantastical fictional kingdom of Wakanda to go hands on with the upcoming War for Wakanda expansion coming to Marvel’s Avengers next week. See his preview here, where he said, “the opening to War for Wakanda almost feels like a standalone Black Panther game as we learn more about the character and his legacy.”
Aran played Eldest Souls for review, which was “alright”, got in more time with his Football Manager 2021 career, and then ran out of motivation for Returnal – “I did like it, but got a little bit bored so have dropped it for now.”
Gamoc has had to take a break from VR, “as my hand swelled up after bug bites,” which sounds like literally the worst. Still, he managed to play Greak and Winds and Leaves for review, snagged the platinum for Ghost of Tsushima, and discovered just how good Hades is before forcing himself to stop so that it wouldn’t completely consume him.
After bouncing off a few titles found in Game Pass, Steve is hoping that the batch of new indie game releases – Garden Story on Switch and Boyfriend Dungeon on Xbox – can keep him entertained. He also finished up his review of the “wonderful but super tough” GRIME.
Ade popped up with the promise of a Fort Triumph review in the near future – “it’s an intriguing X-COM and Dungeons and Dragons mash-up.” He’s also been playing the “fantastic” Hades, which is a “ruthlessly addictive” exception to his rule of hating roguelikes.
Despite always playing Destiny 2, Tuffcub has not actually played Destiny 2 this week. Instead he played Terminator Resistance Enhanced Edition on PS5. Here’s his impromptu verdict:
You know what? I enjoyed it. Yes, the facial animation is from 15 years ago, yes the first person sex scenes are cringey, and yes, there’s only ten enemy types, but it really gets the Terminator aesthetic, the lighting is great and it does feel like creeping around the post apocalyptic warscape briefly seen in the films. Also it lasts about 15 hours, as all good games should. V.Good,
Seven Woofs out of Ten.
And finally, we come to Dom. He’s been playing Wreckfest, more Monster Hunter Stories 2, and is polishing off a slightly late review of Death’s Door. Expect to be able to read that on Monday.