Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 16
Posted by Katy Ellis
Doom and gloom
Sadness has befallen Push Square towers. Not only has it been a disappointing week full of game delays, but Christmas songs are already playing on the radio. It's mid-October! To make matters worse, head honcho Sammy Barker hasn't contributed to this article – the swine. But don't worry, you need not fall into a pit of depression, let us know what games you'll be playing, while sobbing quietly over this rainy weekend.
Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor
This weekend sees the return of Liverpool FC to the Champion's League in FIFA 14, as I guide the club to the best season it's had in over a decade. Hopefully my hard work in the virtual space somehow encourages the team to continue their winning streak in real life. Maybe they'll end up beating Newcastle 13-0 in their next match – then I'll know that I'm really making a difference.
Katy Ellis, Assistant Editor
After spending all week carefully devising devious strategies in the gloriously nonsensical SRPG that is Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, I feel I need a well deserved break from Laharl and friends. Instead, I shall turn my attention to El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, which I've neglected lately.
Greg Giddens, Reviews Editor
Over four weeks after Grand Theft Auto V's release – precisely 42 hours, 30 minutes, and 30 seconds of single player play, and 23 hours, 40 minutes, and 24 seconds of multiplayer action – I'm still excited, nay, ecstatic to return to Los Santos. This weekend I will lose several more thousand GTA dollars in ill-placed bets, reckless crimes, and vicious gun battles. I'll see you on the streets.
Ben Potter, Video Editor
As a huge fan of Heavy Rain, I've been waiting eagerly for Beyond: Two Souls for what feels like a lifetime. That being said, David Cage is the embodiment of everything divisive in this world and rather predictably, critics have been divided over the title. Some call it ground breaking, some call it nothing more than an interactive movie, but as it's such a strange beast, I can't wait to jump in and make up my own mind about the emotional emotion displayed by an emotional Jodie Holmes. Emotion.
Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor
It's less than two weeks until Hallowe'en, and as I shuffle towards infecting the brains of as many Push Square readers with an obsession for retro gaming as possible, I'll shiver my way through spooky PSone titles this weekend. The first Resident Evil is creepily calling to me, I need to collect two more chalices for the happier ending in MediEvil, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a certainty of Gothic greatness.
Nathan Michalik, Staff Writer
Beyond: Two Souls co-op has had me absolutely hooked. It's been a long time since I've played a game with such a compelling story. When I need a break from Jodie's heavy moral decisions, my friends and I will be attempting to take down Titan Hard Mode in Final Fantasy XIV: A Real Reborn and finish up our Relic weapon quests.
Orla Madden, Staff Writer
This weekend I'll be cheating on Grand Theft Auto V with a certain Game Freak title that seems to have spread Pokérus (that's the Pokémon virus, if you must know) across the nation. I'm currently in my 17th hour, with only one gym badge – the gap between the 1st and 2nd Gym Leader is Trubbish. If you're also playing Pokémon X or Y, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. [We don't play Nintendo games here, Orla - Ed]
Ron DelVillano, Staff Writer
I was really excited about receiving a free copy of Hotline Miami on my Vita through PlayStation Plus this week. Then my reality was shattered when I realised that I still have to wait a little while longer. If I'm not busy whining and crying about not getting a free download of HM, I'll probably just play some more Pokémon Y. [What did I just say, Ron? - Ed]
Gaz Plant, Staff Writer
This weekend I'll be heading around the world in F1 2013, as I attempt to haul my Sauber into a reasonable position. I'm really enjoying the subtle improvements made to this year's game, and I'm hoping that those improvements will continue to impress me over the weekend – a safety car would be nice to see. I'll also be spending far too much time on FIFA 14, as is tradition this time of year.
So come on then, out with it – we all want to hear what gaming delights are in store for you this weekend. Let us know by typing a few words in the comments section down below.