Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 13
Posted by Katy Ellis
Ready for the weekend
It's that glorious time again where we round up as many staff members as possible and ask them to detail what wonderful gaming delights they have in store this weekend. In this edition, Push Square's head honcho Sammy Barker also unveils his not-so-secret obsession with a certain pop star. While we don't expect you to follow suit and detail your own guilty pleasures, feel free to drop us a comment to let us know what you'll be playing this weekend.
Sammy Barker, Associate Editor
I'm preparing myself for a very mucky weekend. Like Christina Aguilera, I'll be getting downright dirrty with Farming Simulator on the PlayStation 3, and I genuinely can't wait. I don't know what it is about this series, but I find it bizarrely compelling – even if the games aren't particularly good.
To cleanse my palette (and overalls), I’ll also be hopping my way through Rayman Legends, which is every bit deserving of its Game of the Month accolade. This is an utterly gorgeous platformer that continues to astound me on the basis of its inventiveness alone.
Katy Ellis, Events Correspondent
I've fallen back in love with Disney all over again thanks to Disney Infinity and the mystical powers of those soft plastic figurines. The Toy Box feature is great fun to experiment with thanks to its utterly bizarre physics and wonderfully obscure in-game items. Collecting Lums is also high on my agenda with Rayman Legends, but not before I go and sell my kidneys to Disney in exchange for that sweet Lone Ranger and Tonto Play Set...
Robert Ramsey, Staff Writer
I'll still be unleashing my plundering powers in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 this weekend. After browsing YouTube for gameplay videos, I was stunned to come across players who had completed stages on the brutal Super Hard difficulty – without taking any damage whatsoever. Now feeling horribly inadequate, I too must strive to reach this pinnacle of excellence.
Ben Potter, Staff Writer
This weekend I'll be skulking through The Last of Us' new multiplayer mode. I'm still to complete all of the challenges for either multiplayer faction, and my attention was diminishing somewhat, so this'll certainly rekindle my interest. Bring on that Platinum Trophy.
Ron DelVillano, Staff Writer
This weekend I'm hoping to get in some time playing Dead or Alive 5 Plus and Muramasa Rebirth on the PlayStation Vita. I bought them both via the PlayStation Network during the summer sale, and still haven't had time to touch either. I'll probably be spending too much time on Disney Infinity this weekend as well. My Toy Box isn't going to fill itself.
Nathan Michalik, Staff Writer
Jamie O'Neill, Staff Writer
It was not Mizrabel the Witch but a review in Mean Machines magazine that cast a spell on me and prompted me to adore the Mega Drive version of Castle of Illusion in 1991. I'll fill my yellow boots with nostalgia via the HD re-imagining on PSN this weekend.
Will you be joining Ubisoft's limbless hero in platforming heaven this weekend? Have you got something even better on the cards? Let us know in the comments section down below.