A week down, and it’s firmly in the half-term books, with everyone at home playing video games. Hooray! I’ve been mopping up all the collectibles and side quests in Spider-Man 2, sneaking in some Quest 3 action with NFL Pro Era II and Beat Saber, playing even more gridiron in Wild Card Football and half enjoying Hellboy Web of Wyrd.
Tuffcub has been playing Transformers: Earthspark Expedition which actually surprised him even if it is for younger gamers. Gamoc has been playing Ghostrunner 2 and Trepang2 for review, as well as the usual Baldurs Gate 3, where he’s mopping up every single last bit of content he can get his hands on still.
Aran has played UFC 5 for review and is moving onto Football Manager 2024 now. Ade has almost finished Midnight Suns (DLC and everything!). He says, “It’s my second favourite Marvel video game ever, only narrowly pipped by Spider-Man”. He also polished off my review of Achilles Legends Untold which you can find out about next week, and he’s started on Robocop and has enjoyed surprising his partner by shouting ‘Dead or alive you’re coming with me!’ at random moments.
Nick P has been playing the simply sublime Alan Wake 2 for review, as well as a little bit of Spider-Man 2, FC24 and Dead by Daylight. Nic B has played more Monster Hunter Now! He’s also dabbled a little in the Metal Gear Solid collection too; review to come this weekend.
Steve has been immersing himself in Edo period Japan with Like A Dragon: Ishin “which is superbly accurate up to the point of having a karaoke minigame”. For review he’s been living his beardy best life in LOTR: Return to Moria “which is solid but somewhat lacking played solo”, and he’s set to scare himself silly with Stray Souls. Alan Wake 2 will also be up next but he’s balancing whether to pick it up on PS5 or PC.
Rounding out the week, Tef also made a start on Alan Wake 2 to help produce our review video, and while he’s not normally a survival horror kinda guy, he’s loved the tone and vibes of the opening chapters that he’s played through so far.
What about you? What have you been playing?