It’s that time of the week again: the end of it. It’s Friday, so it’s the point at which we can start daydreaming about all our weekend plans, whatever they might be. Sometimes no plans are the best plans for a weekend.
But before we get to that, what about the week that was? The week where we snuck in as much gaming as possible? I’ve been a rather busy bee, getting an early first look at Battlefield 2042 and its open beta (which is just about opening up for anyone and everyone to jump into the fray), not to mention reviewing both the lovely, albeit unadventurous Nintendo Switch OLED, and the excellent Metroid Dread.
Aran popped in to remind us that he played and reviewed Hell Let Loose, which has been dropped into PlayStation Plus at launch for PS5 owners – “It’s good but will require on people working together.” He also started Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition, pretty much ignoring the main quest for as long as he can.
Tuffcub has played, you guessed it, Destiny 2! But he also took umbrage with our continued dismissiveness of this, because the current season is coming to an end in a few weeks, and he also watches TV. “I would like point out I just don’t just sit on Destiny 2. In the past few weeks I’ve watched all of Sex Education (v v good), all of Squid Game (meh) and now ploughing through Pose which is also v v good.”
After finishing off Tails of Iron for review, Ade has been playing Hades – “I mean, when you’ve got Hades to play, why play anything else?” – but Nick P doesn’t have Hades to play, he has Back 4 Blood, which he’s able to start reviewing for us as it just went live to early access players. Before diving into that, he’s mostly just been playing Dead by Daylight, which he’s absolutely hooked on.
Jim rocked up with a big update on his gaming habits, and lots of Opinions with a capital ‘O’:
This week I wrapped up my second Final Fantasy game of the year – Final Fantasy IV… the DS remake… on mobile. Coming straight from FF6, it was definitely a step down across the board, from characters and story to art style and battle mechanics. Although After Years sequel sounds like a great follow-up, I think I’m all FF’d out until 2022. My next mobile gaming fix is now Chrono Trigger which has been on the bucket list for a long, long time.
I’ve also been playing Far Cry 6, which I was a little hesitant about going into. Ubisoft has a penchant for creating overwhelming vast open worlds and one look at Yara’s map during the preview event made me nervous. On top of that, I recently played from Far Cry 5 which could never hook me like those past games. I’m happy to report that Far Cry 6 is a fantastic, if sometimes mindless, FPS frenzy. Yara may be huge but you can blitz the main missions if you just want to get at that key story content, taking your foot off the pedal to go exploring whenever you fancy.
Speaking of which, it’s been on Gamoc’s shoulders to review said Far Cry 6. He’s not quite ready to pin a final score and verdict on it, because it’s a much longer adventure than expected – Ubisoft do love to make huge video game time sinks, don’t they? Still, if you want his Far Cry 6 review in progress, you can find that here.
Steve’s been “played my usual eclectic assortment, including – more Garden Story and a bit of the very Sensible Soccer like Super Arcade Football on Switch, Mighty Goose and Psychonauts 2 on Xbox, the lovely tiny Metroidvania Micetopia (only £2 at the moment) on PS4 and a bundle of horror demos on Steam.”
He’s also got a “proper” original model Switch coming this weekend, and is looking forward to the slightly larger screen compared to the Lite.
with that, all that’s left to do this week is to ask what it is that you have been playing? Let us know in the comments below.