What We Played #602 – Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom & Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

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We could get used to these four-day weeks at TSA Towers. Whatever week it is, it’s nice to have that Friday feeling come around just a little bit sooner, especially when it ties in with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. I’ll be heading to Game later to pick up a copy, but I really do need to finish off my play-through of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order that I’ve desperately been trying to complete in order to justify buying Jedi: Survivor. Maybe I’ll just come home with two games?

Besides that I’ve been fallen under Grindstone’s hypnotic spell on PS5, indulging in some Black Desert on PC, played more Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp, and I’ve been thoroughly wowed by Call of the Mountain VR on PSVR2. If this is the quality of VR games going forwards, I think the silly hat will be on my head far more often than the last one!

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor double lightsaber combat

That could be why I originally asked “hat have you played?” to the team, which led to Gareth telling me that he’s played one of those beer hats that you can put beers in, but with slushies. “Talk about brain freeze!” he quipped. After this ‘hilarious’ misunderstanding, he eventually told us, “I’ve also played Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which is very good, but isn’t polished enough, is buggy, and has some shockingly cheap mechanics in it that stop it being great.”

Nic B has gone back to perfecting his RE4 speedrun, inching towards the platinum whenever I can find a spare half-hour. He says, “I will have to put it down soon though, as Zelda is just around the corner and that is going to absorb all of my free time!”

The second Nic of this week goes to Nick P who’s also been continuing his own Jedi: Survivor run, saying, “I’m very much enjoying it – the combat is fantastic and I’m loving the different stances available.” On the side he’s also played his usuals, Dead by Daylight, Overwatch 2 and Marvel Snap!

Aran has played a bunch of titles this week, starting with Disco Elysium The Final Cut which he liked overall. He tells us, “Good storytelling and decent gameplay lead to all sorts of interesting outcomes. Also played Astronaut: The Best for preview and it is an interesting game. Started the Gears 5 campaign and will look to complete that over the next week, including Hivebusters. Once that is done that will be every Gears campaign completed”

Steve has played some more Bayonetta Origins which looks beautiful but isn’t really grabbing him! He says,  “I’m about 30% in and feel like I’m going through the motions a bit. I started the surprisingly dark FUGA for daily achievements and tried out the promising demo for Daymare 1994: Sandcastle. Finally I’ve started a review play of Darkest Dungeon 2 which should make for an interesting side dish to the main course of Zelda. I’m hoping my copy will arrive tomorrow as I’m working all weekend and would like to at least have a head start on it.”

Finally, Tef has played and reviewed Tears of the Kingdom, and it’s fair to say it’s a bit good. There’s even a video of him telling you it’s a bit good. So… it’s pretty good!

What about you? Will you be picking up Tears of the Kingdom? Or is there something else you can’t put down?

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TSA's Reviews Editor - a hoarder of headsets who regularly argues that the Sega Saturn was the best console ever released.


  1. After a few months of jumping between different (mostly old or updated) games i picked up Hogwarts Legacy. Early days yet but i’m enjoying it so far and it all looks quite nice.

  2. Playing Kona, before it leaves Plus in the upcoming days, and I like it so far.

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