It’s that time of the week where we look back at the games we’ve played and wonder where the last seven days has gone. I’ve been continuing to finish off my Halo Infinite review after having had to restart the whole thing again. It’s still very good. Other than that I’ve spent some time with Wartales for a preview, returned to Planet Zoo and made a start on Chorus for a review. The whole ‘u’ looking like a ‘v’ and turning it into Chorvs thing is very annoying and silly, isn’t it?
Aran finished Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart which was “very enjoyable with a good story”. He also played through The Gunk for review which you can read to get his full impressions. Finally, he’s returned to the Yakuza franchise after a year-long hiatus and is diving into Yakuza 5. He tells us, “Just took down the Devil Killers street gang, but the driving is pretty janky. Also the pedestrians running in front of the car during taxi missions is downright infuriating. Stupid virtual pedestrians.”
Nic B has been playing the new Yu-Gi-Oh Rush Duel. He says, “It’s… very Saturday morning cartoons. Full review incoming!” Of course he’s also played Pogo. This is not surprising.
Having now finished the main story of Deathloop, Nick P said, “Ending was a little flat, but I still really enjoyed the general gameplay loop… sorry. Going back to polish off trophies for it, now. Played a bit of the new Warzone map and only lasted a couple of games before I got bored and uninstalled Warzone. The new map might be nice, but they’ve not fixed any of the problems Warzone us which turned me off in the first place.”
Gamoc played After the Fall for review. He’s also played Back 4 Blood (because one co-op zombie shooter wasn’t enough), Beat Saber, and UFC 3, where he’s been experimenting with destroying all stamina bars for the opponents body parts. Apparently, the hardest one is their back leg. Good to know!
Jim is due to move house in January and during the clear-out he discovered that he had in fact not flogged his Xbox One a couple of years ago. So, he hopped on a £1 Game Pass deal and has since been hammering his way through the sublime Halo Infinite. He tells us, “It’s been an age since I’ve properly got stuck into one of these games – come to think of its, not since Halo: Combat Evolved on PC.” He’s also doing some clearing up in Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS5. “I’m approaching the point of no return so figured I’d complete the optional side quests before advancing.” Finally, he’s started a new playthrough of Dead Space. He says, “Unsurprisingly, it holds up incredibly well and I’ve also been reading the Dead Space novels to get me in the mood for next year’s remake.”
Miguel started Inscryption this week and is “ADDICTED”, which I guess is American for he quite likes it. He also returned to Judgement for a bit, played some Fortnite and Apex Legends, and futzed around with FF7R Intergrade on PC.
Last but not least, Tef’s continuing to catch up on the Halo series and is halfway through Halo 5’s campaign, which is… fine? It’s still rather pretty and there’s some big battle arenas, but 343’s first two Halo games were just a bit too dependent on story from outside the games and bonus co-op modes for casuals to know what’s going on. Aside from that? Well, it’s been Halo Infinite multiplayer, of course!
What about you? What have you played? And are you trying to clear some space for new games/consoles over the holidays?