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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 20

Posted by Katy Ellis

Weekend wonders

Issue 20? Wow, time flies – it feels like only yesterday that we began this feature. Nevertheless, things haven't really changed much since then, as the majority of us here at Push Square towers will be once again using our weekends to start new adventures, continue old quests, and shoot stuff. Except one of our writers, who has decided to put himself through gaming torture for no rhyme or reason. We're looking at you, Ben.

Sammy Barker, Editor

I purchased Mexican-themed Metroidvania Guacamelee on launch day last year, but it’s shamefully been part of my backlog since then. Fortunately, I’ve finally delved into the World of the Dead, and I’m having an absolute blast. This game’s vibrant art-style, tight mechanics, and light-hearted narrative provides the perfect palate cleanser for Grand Theft Auto V, which, try as I might, I just can’t seem to enjoy.

Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor

After finishing the highly enjoyable story of Sleeping Dogs earlier in the week, I'll be donning my Bruce Lee inspired yellow jumpsuit once again as I scour Hong Kong for collectibles that I missed. I just wished that Wei Shen's buttocks weren't so prominent when wearing the iconic costume.

Katy Ellis, Assistant Editor

Persona 4 Golden is still firmly lodged in my PlayStation Vita, and it's not looking like I'll take it out any time soon. I'm a few dungeons in now, my party is slowly coming together, and I'm finally getting the hang of this fusing business. The game may be gradually taking over every second of my life, but when day-to-day business in Inaba is this good, who cares?

Ben Potter, Video Editor

This weekend I'll be subjecting myself to some of the worst games that the PlayStation 3 has to offer. I do this about once a month with a friend, and having just returned from a 'successful' trip to GAME, we'll be struggling through Lair, Mindjack, Shellshock 2, and the Beijing 2008 Olympics video game tie-in. Have fun with your mainstream games, you posers!

Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor

Two Killzone games released within three months was generous of Guerrilla Games, between Cambridge and Amsterdam studios, so Sony's sci-fi franchise has been fresh in my mind recently. Killzone: Shadow Fall has demanded most of my gaming time, but I’ll return to Killzone: Mercenary this weekend.

Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer

This weekend I will be frolicking in fields full of flowery fragrances. I am, of course, talking about the highly rated Flower. With a drought of software on the PlayStation 4 recently, I thought that I would give this title a try.

Nathan Michalik, Reviewer

I just reached the level cap on my Dragoon in Final Fantasy XIV, so, as always, I'll be spending a lot of time gearing up and getting ready for the next big batch of content in the 2.2 update. Reaching day 100 in Don't Starve is another weekend goal, but winter is coming and I'm not prepared.

Graham Banas, Reviewer

I'll be hanging on in the driver's seat in Need for Speed Rivals. I've played it more than anything else on my PS4, and I'm almost at Racer Level 60. I'll also be playing Twisted Lands: Shadow Town, the likes of which I have a review lined up for in the coming days. Oh, and Netflix. Lots of Netflix.

Kell Anderson, News Reporter

Since there isn't a great deal happening in the next few weeks, I've decided to fill out the empty time by replaying all of the console Metal Gear Solid games. I'm trying to justify this by saying that it's in preparation for Ground Zeroes, but I'm really not fooling anyone. If I get sick of Raiden and Rose's endless codec calls, though, I might indulge in a bit more of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Alex Stinton, Reviewer

This weekend will be spent continuing my first adventure with Adol Christin in Ys: Memories of Celceta. I've heard so many good things about the series over the years that I thought that it was about time that I found out for myself. Since I also love a swords-and-sandals epic, I'll be checking out Ryse: Son of Rome [Traitor - Ed], which surely can't be as bad as people say. Can it? Finally, ruining my plan to only play games with colons in their titles, I'll be sneaking in a crafty game or two of Battlefield 4.

Joey Thurmond, Reviewer

After recently finishing Assassin's Creed III, I can finally move on to the other games in my backlog. Beginning the Crysis 3 campaign sounds fitting to tackle next, and some Dead Space 3 co-op is definitely in order – lots of "threequel" games here. But if I've really got some time to burn, I'd also like to start playing Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus. From what I've seen and heard, I think it's going to be another stellar title from Insomniac Games.

Brett Young, News Reporter

This weekend will be mainly dedicated to plundering and pillaging the last few sequences of Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag. Once I've gorged myself on rum and shark meat, the rest of the weekend will be dedicated to a crash diet in Don't Starve. I'll need to be fit for all the running away I'll be doing in Outlast next month anyway.

Mat Growcott, Reviewer

After finishing the story in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, I'll probably start working towards that Platinum, and the Double XP weekend will help with that long free run to Level 55. Ah, who am I kidding? I'll sail around for eight hours straight, joining in with the sea shanties and hoarding rum and sugar. ARRR!

Nicola Hayden, News Reporter

Having been without my trusty Internet for most of the week, I plan to make up for lost time on Soul Sacrifice. I could have played solo but there's a level of co-operation, self-sacrifice, and backstabbing that good old artificial intelligence just can't deliver. While I'm not slaying Archfiends, I'll be slaying Templars in Assassin's Creed III instead. I love the Assassin's series, but I also like shiny chests, feathers, and optional side quests, which is why I'm not sailing the seven seas just yet.

Job done. We've told you our plans, now it's your turn. Let us know what you'll be playing this weekend in the comments section below. What are you waiting for? Off you go, then.

User Comments (29)



Epic said:

Beating Borderlands 2(AGAIN) with a friend with the mechromancer.
Just when I thought Krieg was OP, just discovered that the mechromancer can shoot people without actualy seeing them xD



InsertNameHere said:

I've been neglecting my PS3 lately, so I'm going to spend some quality time with her and resume Tomb Raider, Batman: AO and maybe some GTA V.



N711 said:

Mass Effect, Batman, Spiderman, Lego Marvel superheroes,Lego Batman, Madagascar 2, MGS +Mini Ninja and Ratchet and Clank my daughter willing to kill my PS3



Splat said:

I'm working on my 3rd go around with Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. I really want the platinum. I only need 3 more trophies.

Also Sleeping Dogs is freaking awesome. One of my favorite open world games. I recommend the Nightmare In North Point DLC.



617Sqn said:

Trying to get some decent combos in OlliOlli(trying but keep falling on my face!)



rastamadeus said:

Finished Lego Batman 2 last night on PS3 and that's now five Platinun's this month - four of which (Lego Batman 2, Sleeping Dogs, Minecraft and Assassin's Creed II) I only started this year. My word I'm sad. Now I want to find another one to Platinum before the end of the month to further increase my lack of social life.



charlesnarles said:

TR:DE is getting it's first play-through. So is Valkyria Chronicles 1 which is blowing my mind and making me wonder what other gems I've overlooked (found out VC is the world record holder for best RTS RPG on ps3, no joke).
I also can't get my gf to stop singing Everything's great at your Junes



Jaz007 said:

I'll be playing Rune Factory 4, and maybe some Don't Starve.

@Confused_Dude Lair's actually not a bad game, for a cheap price I found it to be an enjoyable dragon adventure that made intresting use of the Dualshock's gyro sensors. I definitely wouldn't say it's one of the PS3's worst.



HairyDyke said:

My PS4 arrived yesterday, 1 month early! Blown away by the console, well worth the wait. Yesterday was a mix of Resogun, Don't Starve, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Warframe. Today has mostly been KSF, definitely looking into Warframe tonight, fantastic game.



Tasuki said:

@Epic: I know what you mean I just started playing Borderlands 2 with my son playing Kriege and I am playing Gaige we are just plowing through enemies lol.

With that said on the PS4 front I have been playing Lego Marvel (with my son) and Don't Starve. On the 360 front I have been playing Borderlands 2 and on PC I might sneak in some rounds of Hearthstone.



Madd_Hatter401 said:

Just got Killzone mercenaries so ive been playing that quite a bit.. on the PS4 im playing madden 25, on the XB1 im playing forza, and im thinking about playing on my PS3 today.. catching up on my massive backlog possibly finishing a game I want to never end mass effect 2.



JavierYHL said:

still playing beyond and maybe starting ys memories of celceta soon...still waiting for toukiden



Punkinhead145 said:

I actually got back out the trusty ps2 to play through the Jak series. I'm currently toward the end of Jak 2. Then after that playthrough is done I'm going back to dome good old Don't Starve.



JaxonH said:

PS4: nothing (still waiting for Tomb Raider)
Wii U: Super Mario 3D World (just wrapping the last 2 worlds up)
Vita: Tearaway
3DS: Zelda: Link Between Worlds



Reverandjames said:

Infamous 2 and Persona 4 golden for me. Trying to clear my backlog before March where I will be undoubtedly buying a PS4 with Infamous: second son. I didn't finish 2, so started again, and having an absolute blast with it.



Jairo_MC said:

I played a lot of The Wonderful 101 on my Wii U and Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Milleniun Girl on my 3DS. I'm at the very end of both games, so I didn't play much of anything else this weekend even though I finally got GTA V cheaper.

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