As another one comes to a close, I’ve had a great week of gaming, managing to fill it with games that I’ve really enjoyed. Hot Wheels Unleashed was top of the toy racing pile, and I’ve really enjoyed diving into the online multiplayer in a few quieter moments. I’ve also finished up The Artful Escape, which is fantastic, and quietly enjoyed Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, which has probably shown that they simply got it right to start with and probably shouldn’t have tried to do too much else.
Let’s kick things off with Steve to test the rippling waters of the unknown, and he’s very much enjoyed his time spent with In Sound Mind and got through a bit more of the delightful audiovisual experience of The Artful Escape. “I was pleasantly surprised to see The Dandy Escape on Game Pass, which looks like a fusion of Hades and Slay the Spire – not that I’m going to hold it up to those games’ standards.
“I’ve also disappeared into a retro hole and have spent several evenings reacquainting myself with the Amiga operating system to set up a virtual hard drive for fun emulation, and Cannon Fodder is still so good. I’ve also played some Streets of Rage with my daughter who has emerged from her usual Stardew Valley lair to enjoy ‘punchy punchy face’ as she calls it – she’s 14 btw.”
Gareth has been playing Diablo 2 Resurrected for review. He seems slightly nonplussed, saying, “It’s Diablo 2 in 4K and with fancier lighting.” Tuffcub has of course played Destiny 2 and seemingly nothing else, while Nic B continues in the vein of people stuck on their favourite things as he has been playing yet more Pokémon Go. If you’ve found your jam, why search for a marmalade?
Aran has continued to gallop through the expansive Mass Effect Legendary Edition. He also played A Juggler’s Tale for review saying, “it’s decent if short.” Miguel has been on a bit of a light week as he continues to settle into his new apartment, but he did play some Aragami 2, a little Fortnite, and had an afternoon of Guilty Gear Strive and Tekken 7.
Ade also had a quieter one, though he did finish up the brilliant rat ’em up’ Tails of Iron for review. He said, “I highly recommend giving it a look, it’s my favourite game I’ve played for review so far this year.”
Finally, Tef says he’s been playing a light lashing of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania and something else that’s quite dreadful, but that’s all he’ll say for now. Maybe he’s talking about the newly released eFootball?
What about you? What have you played?