Raise your hands if you’re a bit sleepy today because you had to stay up and watch all of The Game Awards last night? Oh, just me and Tuffcub was it? Oh… Well, that just means that you’ve got a huge amount of catching up to do, and we’ve got a handy ‘Everything from The Game Awards‘ post to help you do just that!
Aside from a stream of adverts masquerading as an awards show causing me to lose sleep, this week has been all about the Halo. I played a good chunk of Halo Infinite to support our launch content and comparison videos, have continued to lose myself in the very enjoyable multiplayer (despite the challenges being awful), and have now decided to go and play 343’s earlier games. From the first mission alone, Halo 4 is the most 2011 game I think I’ve ever played…
Aran was the first to pipe up this week, regaling us with his playthrough of the “odd by charming” Donut County, and then recommending that everyone plays The Forgotten City, because “it is very well put together and the story is really good.” He also reviewed White Shadows and made a start on Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart, “which looks stunning.”
Nick P has been all about the multiplayer this week, playing Halo Infinite, Dead by Daylight and the new season of Fortnite. The one exception was Deathloop, “which I’m REALLY enjoying so far. It’s such a fun game with opportunities for creative combat. I can see why it got high praise.”
His K-less namesake Nic has been roaming the streets of London to play Pokémon Go, as per usual, and Tuffcub has also played his usual amount of Destiny 2. Gamoc outdid them both by playing two games: Solar Ash for review and some Back 4 Blood.
Jason has continued on with Dragon’s Dogma, but fears that his obsession with it will end in a few days, despite enjoying it a great deal. Alongside that it’s been more of Clone Drone in the Danger Zone and Archvale.
Having taken a short break from it, Jim has returned to Final Fantasy VII Remake and jumped into side quests, combat and character progression instead of focussing on the story. He also reviewed Heavenly Bodies, “a strange space puzzler I managed to complete despite some genuine nausea-inducing moments.”
Steve’s busy week or real work meant that he’s only had time to survive the Terminator: Resistance Annihilation Line DLC campaign, and then “endured absolutely sucking” at Century: Age of Ashes.
It was a mixture of his old reliables for Miguel this week – Apex Legends and Fortnite for his battle royale fix – but that was joined by Dragon Quest 11, Halo Infinite MP, and a review of the very anime Wolfstride.
And last but not least, Dom has restarted his playthrough of Halo Infinite with the release build of the game. “You know what? It’s great,” he said. “So many games I’d be feeling like crap having to restart, but I’m genuinely quite happy with Halo.”
I’d probably agree, but I’m going to force myself to get through Halo 4 and 5 again before I return to the Infinite campaign.
Now then, what have you played?