Another week has raced on by, and so it’s our very well-established habit (for more than a decade) to look back on what we’ve played over the past seven days. After the Splatoon 3 Splatfest last weekend, I’ve had to think about catching up on games before their sequels come out. With that in mind, I made a little progress in Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (though I’ve no idea where in the story I am), and have a fresh start to A Plague Tale: Innocence to make. I also played a little of WRC Generations thanks to a studio visit at KT Racing. Look out for some articles from that very soon!
Nic B got kicked right in the nostalgia nuggets by the excellent Return to Monkey Island – see his review here – while his differently spelled namesake Nick P started playing the fantastic Inscryption. That was because he got pretty bored by the samey feeling bosses of Steelrising, and so had some time between his regular Dead by Daylight and Fortnite sessions.
Gamoc has been playing Civilization VI, which is the first time playing the series since Civ IV, and he’s finding that the series has lost none of its time-bending powers – “You decide you’ll have an hour to play and then six hours later you come back from a fugue state and look around in disbelief wondering why it’s so dark outside.”
Aran’s been hard at work on our FIFA 23 review, but before getting stuck in with that he managed to complete a run through the 2D action platformer Guns, Gore, and Cannoli 2, and also returned to Chorus’ space combat.
Jim has promised himself that he wouldn’t start a Final Fantasy IX replay until he’d finished Final Fantasy X, so he’s been glued to his PS Vita this past week and making his way up to the final act of the game. Meanwhile, Tuffcub has remained glued to Destiny 2, as per usual.
While the real world housing market has proven frustrating for Steve – “everything feels like the real Dark Souls” at the moment – he’s been playing retro FPS Prodeus through Game Pass, as well as enjoying the super tough Moonscars with its monochrome aesthetic, even if it relies heavily on parrying which he continues to feel overly difficult.
Miguel’s dipped into the back catalogue to finally start playing through God of War 2018, has been dipping into his usual Fortnite gaming, and played a bunch of Splatoon 3. He also handed in his review of The DioField Chronicle this past week. And Ade and his partner discovered Alienation, with the sci-fi co-op shooter coming to dominate their gaming time – “It’s just so damn good!”
Now then, what have you played this past week?