What We Played #608 – Final Fantasy 16, Aliens: Dark Descent & Pikmin

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With the arrival of Final Fantasy XVI we’ve finally got one of the summer’s biggest tentpole releases. Nic thought it was very, very good, and while I’m only four hours in so far, I’m more than willing to believe him. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it this weekend.

Tuffcub has apparently been playing Destiny 2, but he’s not been very well this week so I think it’s more likely that he’s recuperating. Get well soon buddy!

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Wyvern

Aran has been dividing his time between Psychonauts 2 and Tiny Tina’s Wonderland. He tells us, “I’m enjoying both with their different brands of comedy, and they’re fun worlds to wander in. I’m about halfway through Psychonauts and only done a few hours in Wonderland.”

Ade celebrated this week as he’s actually finished some games! He says, “I polished off A Plague Tale: Requiem and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Enjoyed them both hugely, though in very different ways!”

Jason has been playing a lot of Diablo IV, but he’s not quite as happy about it as some, “I’m not as high on it as a lot of people. It feels like it’s a fun game, but the story is fairly cliche, and there’s too much reliance on gear for build viability.”

Final Fantasy 16 Chocobo

Nic B has purely played Final Fantasy 16! So much Final Fantasy 16! He liked it!

Meanwhile, Nick P has surprised no one by playing more Street Fighter 6. He did mix things up a little by finishing up Jedi Survivor as well which he really enjoyed!

Gareth played Diablo IV and Dead Island 2, mostly the former. He also dived into the PS+ catalogue update this month. His rundown goes like this, “Elex 2 (already deleted, dreadful), Redout 2 (it’s Wipeout), and ive downloaded a few others I cant remember the names of, though one is a vineyard/winery simulator. I also Played the FFXVI demo which is very good.”

Aliens: Dark Descent door breach

Steve has been juggling his time between the world of Hyrule in TOTK and the xenomorph infested corridors of Aliens: Dark Descent. He tells us, “The former continues to be overwhelming but I’m finding a path sticking to the shrines, roots, and story quests rather than getting too bogged down in side adventures. The latter was a really pleasant surprise that nails the feel of Aliens, even if the very last level goes a bit too Prometheus for my liking… I’ve also spent some time with my traditional demo immersion in Steam’s Next Fest and cleared a bunch of hard drive space ready for the Adventures of Clive on PS5.”

Bringing up the US contingent, Miguel has been playing some Eternights, a bunch of The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie, some Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX, and a few random dabblings in nthe shape of We Love Katamari REROLL and Pineapple On Pizza. Like Steve he’s also been dipping into a bunch of Steam Next Fest demos – so far I’ve checked out Little Kitty Big City, Dragonspire, Cuisineer, El Paso, Elsewhere, Stunt Derby, Olliefrog Toad Skater and Nour: Play with Your Food!

Finally, Tef has played some of the original Pikmin games now that they’ve arrived on Nintendo Switch, but there’s also been some secret bits and bobs that you’ll be hearing about soon!

What about you? What have you played?

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  1. Not a lot in this heat, just some Dreams and i forgot to mention the Viewfinder demo which i quite enjoyed a week or so ago.

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