We’re coming to the end of the week once more, and it’s been a heckin’ hot one once again (at least it has been in the south of th eUK). Thankfully the weekend looks like it’ll give us a little respite, so that our gaming rooms won’t just end up being insufferable hot boxes from all the hot air our consoles and PCs and kicking out.
I braved the sun-trap of a room that my PS5 is in to play a fair bit of Gran Turismo 7 this week, checking out some of the newer additions to the game with patch 1.17, but I’ve also been reminding myself what Forza Motorsport 7 is like, played a little bit of Celeste on Switch, and hopped into Roller Champions to see if it has much staying power. Quite the menagerie of games.
For the rest of the motley crew at TSA, we’ll start with the most salacious duo, as Nic and Dom have been playing [embargoed] in the bungalow. Nic’s also been playing Pokémon Go, but that can Pokémon Go with out saying these days, can’t it?
So let’s move on to someone more tangible and interesting! Reuben has been playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge and is “absolutely obsessed with the damn thing. It’s like Dotemu have condensed my childhood into a single nostalgia soaked experience. Really fun to play with tonnes of references to the cartoons and the comics.”
Separately but with people, Nick has also been playing TMNT Shredders Revenge, doing so in a bustling group of five. Alongside that he started the horror adventure of The Quarry, and the usual Dead By Daylight, Fortnite and a bit of Cyberpunk 2077. He’s got a new PC, and needs to see what it can do!
Seeing what his space ship can do, Tom has been travelling all across the Milky Way in Elite Dangerous. “I’ve come across a black hole orbiting a pulsar, two planets in a very close orbit and I’ve slowly made my way to the horse head nebula which sits some 900 light years away from the primary bubble. I’m going to see how far out I can travel!”
Could be that he needs one of those rescue crews that play the game to save him if he goes too far out!
Aran finished his run through of the Gears 4 campaign and had a grand old time with it – “I felt the new leads were good characters and some of the levels were really well designed.” – He also enjoyed the “proper nostalgia hit” of TMNT Shredder’s Revenge which was a proper nostalgia hit, and would definitely recommend it and started on Quantum Break to see how it fed into the action packed gameplay of Control.
Tuffcub played Destiny 2, the video game, and then “played” Cubase – “I know I said I’d play something else. Cubase counts, right?” I don’t know… does it count?
Like everyone else, Ade’s played TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge and thinks its brill! Just as brill was the interactive narrative adventure of Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! for review, and on Aran’s recommendation he picked up Agent Intercept, which is “Perfect arcade nonsense. ”
Can you guess what Steve played? If you guessed Shredder’s Revenge, then you get 5 points for your house. He loved the nods to Turtles in Time to it, in particular. Alongside that it was Last Stop before it departs Game Pass, a “stupid number of demos” from Steam Next Fest, an indie horror game called Last of Lazarus, and he’s made a fresh determination to play some of Horizon: Forbidden West.
Gamoc got in a little more of Metal Gear Solid V and an hour or so of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, returning to it after more than a year. And we’ll round things out with Miguel, who’s been playing an awful lot of the excellent Neon White – see his glowing review to find out why! – doing his usual rounds in Fortnite and Apex Legends and he finally, finally started up Fire Emblem: Three Houses!
Now then, what have you all been playing?