To think we’re hitting the big six-oh-oh with this weekly feature, and yet it nearly didn’t get posted on the scheduled day! It’s been eleven and a half years of us telling you what we’ve played and then asking you to extend us a similar courtesy, and through all this time we’ve resisted the temptation to ditch the number as we go along. Will it ever end? Will we stop at 1000 or (perhaps more appropriately for the site’s name) at 666?
This week’s gaming has been interrupted by an almighty wave of boxes reentering my life, each one of them with a sometimes rather deceptive label that makes it feel like I’m running a mystery unboxing YouTube channel. However, before that happened, I was playing Stranded: Alien Dawn for review, and also Age of Wonders 4 (alas, it was this game that was most interrupted).
Gamoc’s week of gaming has considered of the “fantastic when you’re not platforming” Doom Eternal. He’s reaching the end of the FPS journey, but might have a little less time for gaming with a new gig on the horizon.
Similarly played by platforming that “could have been a bit better” was Aran, who reviewed Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. He did rather enjoy it though, and the broader exploration is particularly good… even if it’s dependent on platforming. Thankfully he was playing on PS5 and not the maligned PC port…
It was the Pokémon adjacent Cassette Beasts for Nic B, who strongly recommends it to anyone that likes Pokémon and the 1980s. He’s also getting excited for the next Pokémon Go Fest London, which is in August.
Ade played Nuclear Blaze for a review, and reckons it’s the “best action adventure firefighting puzzle game”, which is both high praise and very, very specific.
It was the Street Fighter 6 demo for Nick P, who’s very much looking forward to the full game release, but he joined it with playing Showgunners for review, while Miguel has been playing OTXO for review, Honkai: Star Rail, some Apex Legends, and some Mega Man Battle Network 3.
And we’ll round things out this week with a rather verbose feeling Steve:
“This week I have been playing a trio of indie games for upcoming reviews – Kaku: The Ancient Seal, Arto, and GunJam. All should be revealed early next week. I combined these with a quick play of the Destroy All Humans before it leaves Game Pass. Love everything about the game apart from the stupid escort and defend missions which have not aged well at all. With The Last Case of Benedict Fox and Bramble the Mountain King out this week I’m well stocked with indies to tide me over until Zelda.”
Now then, what have you been playing?