It’s been a busy week away from home for me, so my gaming has been rather limited. When I have snatched some opportunities to play something, it’s been a game filled with wonder… and that’s all I’ll say about that for now. I will say that I’ve got a busy weekend of gaming ahead of me, because it truly is the silly season out there.
Steve has been playing the rather lovely Cocoon for a review that went up earlier today, but his other review is the far more unusually titles Bang-on Balls – yes, really. Alongside that he’s been delving into the horror demos featured during Steam Next Fest, as well as the “surprisingly decent” RoboCop, and restarted Astral Chain for a bit of anime shenanigans.
Gamoc has been playing Trepang2 for review, alongside his usuals of Baldur’s Gate 3 – “which is great” – and Starfield – “which is increasingly frustrating.” Aran has also been sticking with an old faithful in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
It’s been Assassin’s Creed Mirage for Ade, but he can’t quite decide if he likes it or not: “On the one hand, the digital recreation of 9th century Baghdad is phenomenal, the graphics are gorgeous, and the free running is the best it’s ever been. On the other, combat is a chore, glitches are plentiful, and there’s block moving puzzles that plain just don’t work. Block moving puzzles in 2023, why is this even still a thing?!”
Mr. Nic B has been playing Monster Hunter Now, or as he’s now nicknamed it, ‘Monster Hunter Later Because I Need My Health To Regen’. He’s also getting hyped for Alan Wake 2 later this month by playing Control.
And we round out this week with Mr. Nick P, who’s been playing his usuals of Street Fighter 6, FC24 and Dead by Daylight, but also had Star Trek: Infinite on the go, which he thoroughly enjoyed for all the 90s Trek nostalgia it threw his way.
Now then, what have you been playing?