There’s been so much going on this week that I’ve really had to focus on just a few specific games. As such it’s mostly been about Lost in Random with a side portion of American sports through NBA 2K22 and some more Madden. Hopefully, I’m going to get some time with Eastward this weekend, but we’ll see about that!
Aran has played Deathloop which, if you couldn’t tell from his 10/10 review, he thinks is completely and utterly fantastic. Jim, on the other hand, dipped into the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta while it’s been available. When it’s not, he’s been flipping between Ghost of Tsushima: Legends and Marvel’s Avengers. He tells us, “I’m still very surprised at how Legends somehow manages to translate GoT’s gameplay to online multiplayer. The new Rivals mode is great fun and gives players another way of unlocking that top-tier loot. Marvel’s Avengers has been a fun romp too though there are niggling things around its mission design and limp loot that still hold it back slightly. Will definitely be swinging back into it for the Spider-Man DLC.”
Nick P dipped back into Fortnite as the new season kicked off, and he’s also been putting more time into Dead by Daylight, learning the ropes as a survivor. He’s enjoying it, saying “I still can’t believe I haven’t played this sooner!”
Nic B has been finishing off the Pokémon Sword/Shield DLC, in anticipation of Legends of Arceus and Diamond/Pearl coming out later this year and the start of next. Oh, and it almost goes without saying but he’s played a fair amount of Pokémon Go. Eagle-eyed Londoners may spot him roaming the streets this weekend looking for an Oshawott on Sunday’s community day!
Stepping back onto the review train, Jason has been playing Lost Judgment saying that it’s “absolutely incredible so far”, as well as Paradise Killer, “which is weird, good, and horny”. Finally he’s also spent his alotted time with Rocket League, where people apparently seem to be getting even more toxic, which is impressive.
Steve finally got the 1000gs for Hades and so he’s walking away now. He definitely enjoyed it though, saying it’s a “possible game of the decade there”. That game completed, he’s hopped back onto his PC, with The Shore “really nailing the feeling and scale of Lovecraftian horror before descending into the inevitable running around dark mazes and unsatisfactory ending”. Apparently it’s worth a look for those opening couple of hours though. He also played the “weird” Tree of Ranchuria. He says, “It’s a lovely walk around a beautifully rendered landscape with some not so well translated philosophical musings on justice and being”. To top the week off he’s exploring Gamepass new and old with Ikenfell getting played before it leaves and Flynn: Son of Crimson being installed the second it landed. He also really needs to get back to Psychonauts 2 too!
Gareth has mostly played No Man’s Sky all week, but with the added difficulty of stick drift on his right analog stick. Now he’s playing the waiting for an email from Sony game. Thankfully he can borrow a Dualsense from a friend who has a spare or he’d be demoted to only playing VR games that use Move.
Tuffcub has reverted to type and played Destiny 2 while Miguel has had a light gaming week because he’s in the middle of moving to a new apartment. The new Fortnite season started though so he spent a couple of mornings chilling and playing that before it was time to pack his PC up!
Finally, we come to Tef, who has continued to unpack things. This week, he’s set up his 55″ TV in a room that doesn’t really suit a 55″ TV, hooked up his PS5 to it to download all the updates it needs after the last couple weeks, and set up his desk and PC. Has he played any actual games, though? Well, he’s dipping back into WarioWare here and there, is about to start his journey through Sable, and has been able to sample some super secret things that you’ll hear about in the coming days and weeks.
Now, what about you? What have you played?