Something for the Weekend – 04/02/23

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It’s been an unusual week in the games industry, the past seven days striking an unusual balance between good news and bad. There’s been game announcements, there’s been game delays, and there’s also a rash of companies announcing the shut downs of free-to-play games.

In the News This Week

Games in Review

There might not have been big hitters like last week, but we still had a couple of long-awaited games in the form of Deliver Us Mars and SpongeBob SquarePants’ return. The scores might not be super impressive, but the reviews are worth reading for the context.

And we had another controller review:

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Heading into Early Access and Game Preview this week, the medieval marginalia tactics of Inkulinati really captured Steve’s imagination. Meanwhile, I had an extended hands on with The Great War: Western Front and its authentic recreation of trench warfare and the whole theatre of war.

I also played a bit of GoldenEye 007 last weekend, and found myself strangely disappointed in comparison to the enhanced Xbox 360 port that leaked last year. Jim also looked back on the first Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, which he reckons has held up better than you might remember.

Rounding out the week, What We Played featured Deliver Us Mars, Dead Space and Inkulinati

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Amnesia: The Bunker is set to be released on May 16

Hogwarts Legacy gameplay launch trailer features plenty of wizarding action and story

The Great War: Western Front release date set for March – Steam Next Fest demo revealed

Does Sony’s new “Live from PS5” tease Uncharted 5?

Your Achievements

  • Andrewww checked in to share his progress in Spider-Man – he’s button-mashed through around 50% and is enjoying it more after restarting. Between spidey-sessions, he played more Metro Exodus, but wasn’t all that impressed, and so gave Book of Unwritten Tales 2 a go, but found the tutorial annoying, and so settled back into the brilliant Pixeljunk Eden. There was also plenty of FIFA 23 with his son.

Right. That’s all for this week, so enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you again soon!

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