Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 17
Posted by Sammy Barker
Well, this is your last chance. The next time that we post a ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend?’ article, the PlayStation 4 will be available in North America. That means that this is your final opportunity to clear out your backlog before the next generation officially begins. In order to celebrate the occasion, we’ve compiled a gaggle of Push Square staff members for a good old chinwag. But, as always, this isn’t a one-way conversation – make sure that you join in on the fun in the comments section below.
Sammy Barker, Editor
I’m going to be glugging grog and testing out my clandestine cutlasses on unsuspecting seafarers in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s multiplayer component this weekend. I’ve always been a big fan of the stealth series’ online suite, and I’m having a lot of fun with this latest instalment. When I’m not in the Animus, I’ll be stressing out over a certain looming next generation launch.
Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor
What's that noise? Oh, it's just the sound of me screaming as I plummet off a cliff in a sports car in Grand Theft Auto Online. To be brutally honest, I don't think that 2013's most popular game's multiplayer mode is very compelling, but with friends, there are certainly moments of utter hilarity to be had.
Katy Ellis, Assistant Editor
Grand Theft Auto V hides a lot of secrets, and this weekend it's my job to discover them all. I'll be riding down the wide dirt tracks of Blaine County and strolling down Vespucci Beach in order to crack each and every Easter egg that the game has to offer.
Greg Giddens, Reviews Editor
Hallowe’en and the retro review of Resident Evil: Director's Cut has inspired me to replay Capcom’s classic, and possibly Resident Evil 2, too. Both titles utterly absorbed me when I first picked them up, and now I can play them on the go thanks to my PlayStation Vita.
Ben Potter, Video Editor
This weekend I'll be power slamming, mud stomping, and hell raising my way through WWE 2K14's 30 years of WrestleMania mode. I've always enjoyed WWE's video game offerings, and trust that this will live up to my expectations – even if the character models look like slightly melted plastic versions of their real life selves. Look out for a review sometime next week.
Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor
It's a tough life reviewing classic PSone games. I'm away this weekend, so not only must I pack my Vita, because Castlevania: Symphony of the Night deserves the pristine presentation of its OLED screen, but I also need to charge my PSP. I require Sony's classic handheld to play and research the original PC Engine CD-ROM Rondo of Blood on The Dracula X Chronicles UMD. Bazinga! I'm just kidding, of course – Symphony of the Night is possibly the mightiest Transylvanian treat of a title to cover in over four years of reviewing retro releases.
Orla Madden, Staff Writer
This weekend I'll be setting up my good ol' PSone for some Crash Bandicoot action. I’ve never actually completed the game – even though I’ve tried and failed many times. With a day off on Sunday, that's what it's all going to be about.
Geez, give it a rest, guys – it’s the readers’ turn. What are you planning to play this weekend? Are you taking a break from gaming ahead of the PS4? Sound off in the comments section below.