What We Played #587 – Dead Space, Season & Hi-Fi Rush

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We’ve got some of the first big, huge game releases of the year, with Dead Space remake out today, Microsoft surprise announcement-release of Hi-Fi Rush from Tango Gameworks and, of course, the return of the golden child of gaming, GoldenEye 007. There’s bound to be a lot of people checking these out over the weekend, but what about the week that was?

With the DualSense Edge in hand, I spent last weekend flitting between different games while draining its surprisingly small battery. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for the immersive haptics and trigger use, Modern Warfare 2 and Overwatch 2 for the competitive scene and a few other games that took my fancy – there’s always Halo Infinite on Xbox, for example. With half an eye to the launch of PSVR 2 next month, I’ve been playing Thumper (albeit just on a TV) and downloading some games that will be getting upgrades, for the comparison’s sake. And Dom and I muddled through some more puzzles in We Were Here Forever.

Speaking of Dom, why not start with him? When I haven’t cajoled him into playing games with me, he’s been playing Season: A Letter to the Future for a review that will appear later today, and he immediately jumped into Hi-Fi Rush upon its release, which is a game that’s almost a perfect fit for him.

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Tuffcub and I leapt onto a typo in our Slack group and started coming up with game names with hats in them – Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Beanie Machine and Monster Hunter Tricorne were my best, while he came up with Trilby and the Forgotten Land and The Evil Pith-in, both of which are excellent. He’s been playing Destiny 2 and the opening hours of God of War: Ragnarök.

God of War is what Aran’s been hooked on as well – “Just spending my time exploring every area I can thoroughly and doing the side quests that pop up. The game is so well crafted.”

Alongside his usual Pokémon Go and Marvel Snap, Nic B has been “Forcing” his way through Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is “the Revengeance of Star Wars.” His fellow Snap-er, Jim has otherwise had a Warhammer 40K themed week with plenty of Darktide and Space Marine on his Steam Deck. He’s also planning to hook up the PSVR this weekend to play Beat Saber before it makes way for the PSVR 2.

PGA Tour 2K23 Putting

Gamoc played a rather precise four hours of Beat Saber, four hours of PGA Tour 2K23, and a little bit of Cyberpunk. He has some rather pointed feedback for 2K Games to take on board: “I like golf games it turns out. Haven’t even touched the course creator yet… but it’s going to be addictive. Although I will say that season passes and stuff in golf games can shove themselves all their way up their own bums, and they can take the ‘being booted to the main menu when resuming a game because it disconnected from the completely pointless and superfluous servers that only serve to aggravate someone who could, instead, be playing Everybody’s Golf’ with them too.”

Reu’s been playing more Tales of Arise, which has been frustrating him for the singular reason that he didn’t play it sooner, while Steve has cleared Octopath Traveler, but bemoans final boss rushes without save states – he was up until 4AM to beat it! He also played through the new SpongeBob game for next week’s review, and will be spending this morning sat by the door waiting for his postie to deliver Dead Space.

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And so we finally come to Nick P. Sure, he’s played a lot of Monster Hunter Rise on PS5, but who cares about that when he was on duty to review Dead Space? “It’s SO GOOD!” he said, and I don’t really need to add more about that here, when I can just point you straight to our Dead Space review.

Now then, what have you played?

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