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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 22

Posted by Katy Ellis

Back to school

Guess what? There are only 305 days until Christmas! More importantly, though, there are only ten days until everyone's favourite time of the year – Pancake Day. Here at Push Square, we're all about forward-thinking, and that's exactly why we're letting you in on our gaming plans for the weekend. But in between your sudden rush to buy eggs, milk, and flour, do let us know which wonderful titles you'll be booting up this weekend, too.

Sammy Barker, Editor

I’ve got so much that I want to play this weekend that I don’t really know where to start. I suspect that I’ll probably be cuddling up with my plushy EyePet and polishing off Outlast on the PlayStation 4, but I’d also like to give Strider a go, too. As for the PlayStation Vita, my backlog has now become so big that I’m spending more time trying to decide what to play than actually, y’know, playing anything at the moment. I should probably stop doing that.

Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor

I'll be finishing up my Oni slaying duties in Toukiden: The Age of Demons this weekend. Getting those rarer raw materials can really start to suck away your time, meaning that getting the most badass armour sets possible is an exercise in extreme patience. Thankfully, jumping online with strangers usually provides a nice, friendly way of murdering monsters, especially when you're all running around performing ridiculous gestures at each other.

Katy Ellis, Assistant Editor

While – shock horror – I'm still level grinding my way through a rather lewd Persona 4 Golden dungeon in order to beef my team up enough to defeat Shadow Boss No. 6, I've also been doing a spot of PC gaming this week, building a strong Shaman deck in Hearthstone and stamping countless entry tickets at Grestin Border Checkpoint in Papers, Please. Glory to Arstotzka!

Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor

The original Strider has a guaranteed place in my top ten games of all time list, as the Mega Drive conversion was a technical showpiece in 1990. Consequentially, I'm eager to enjoy a Strider marathon, as I'm close to beating the new Strider, and while appreciation of Strider 2 may have become stifled by the sands of time, it deserves my attention this weekend.

Brett Young, News Reporter

Despite having a huge pile of shame to work through, especially on my Vita, I'll be pulling out the original Strider this weekend before downloading the reboot from Double Helix. I'll also be taking some big strides on the Amiga after recently acquiring The Carl Lewis Challenge. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the section on the use of certain, ahem, cough medicines in the manual.

Edwin Garcia, News Reporter

This weekend I will be spending a lot of time with some Ultimate students, as I delve deeper into the hallways of Hope's Peak Academy in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. I am also trying to figure out if I should love or hate that crazy teddy bear and all his beary great puns. Seriously, though, that teddy bear is wicked.

Kell Anderson, News Reporter

My recent completion of the Metal Gear Solid franchise has left a hole in my heart that only a manically murderous teddy bear can fill. That's right, I'll be spending most of my weekend digging into Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. If I get the time, I might get a start on Toukiden as well. As the old saying goes, a Vita owner's work is never done.

Alex Stinton, Reviewer

In an attempt to fill a Mech-shaped hole left in my life left by the end of the Titanfall beta, I'll be polishing off Ys: Memories of Celceta. If I manage to finish my romp through the forest, I've also got Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc waiting in the wings to keep my Vita in action.

Ben Tarrant, Reviewer

I've spent this week depressingly distant from my beloved PS4 due to work. I aim to make amends by settling down for an emotional evening with Ellie and Riley in The Last of Us: Left Behind. However, noting the brief three hour runtime, I'll more than likely end up shifting back to The Last Of Us' fantastic multiplayer action – mostly to mop up some of those hard-to-get Trophies, but also because it's just so damn good. [Wait a minute, that's a PS3 game? - Ed]

Graham Banas, Reviewer

I've been dipping onto Battlefield 4 at various times every day this month. I can't say no to free battle packs, plus the next map pack came out, so I definitely want to spend some time with that. I might also take a stab at the Final Fantasy XIV beta, and I'm considering picking up Strider as well.

Joey Thurmond, Reviewer

After returning to The Last of Us to play Left Behind earlier this week, I would like to play Dark Souls this weekend if I have the time. It's brutal and unforgiving, but the pay-off for achieving victory is so worth the time and patience. Time to die and praise the sun!

Marcello Apostolico, Reviewer

This weekend isn't about focusing on one game, but rather three games. My girlfriend got me Need for Speed: Rivals for Valentine's Day, and then surprised me a few days ago with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. If racing through Redview County or swashbuckling across the Caribbean Sea wasn't enough, I'll be slicing and dicing my way through Double Helix's superb Strider reboot, which I intend to Platinum by the end of the weekend. Cars, pirates, and ninjas – sounds like a great gaming weekend combination.

Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer

This weekend I will be returning to the front lines in Battlefield 4. I will be joining the second assault on maps like Operation Metro and Operation Firestorm in epic 64-player matches.


Will you be praising the sun like Joey this weekend? Whatever you're up to, we'd truly love to hear about it, so make sure that you leave us a comment in the interactive space below.

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User Comments (41)

Diddy_kong

#2

Diddy_kong said:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and local co-op Diablo 3 with the girlfriend.

banacheck

#5

banacheck said:

I'm playing DK:Tropical Freeze & Strider, I almost forgot about the FFXIV Beta so I might try it out.

Good thing I dropped in here.

ReigningSemtex

#6

ReigningSemtex said:

The last of us left behind and donkey Kong country tropical freeze are my games of choice.
And set up the Sega Saturn recently so might have a go on Saturn bomberman :D best Bomberman ever!

Madd_Hatter401

#8

Madd_Hatter401 said:

KoA.. I miss my PS3 so I will be giving my backlog some play. I actually have a question for you guys... I am a huge fan of western RPGS not at all of JRPGs, with that said for someone with my taste would Persona 4 be worth a go?

FullbringIchigo

#9

FullbringIchigo said:

I'm playing Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII on PS3 and the Final Fantasy XIV Beta on PS4 this weekend (14 is a lot of fun by the way)

FullbringIchigo

#10

FullbringIchigo said:

@Madd_Hatter401 in all honesty if you don't like JRPG's then there is a very good chance you will hate Persona you could give it a go but chances are you won't like it, it is very much a JRPG

gr8apeb8

#11

gr8apeb8 said:

I need to finish pesona 4 on my vita, and ac4 on my ps4. Its the weekend of 4 for me. ; )

get2sammybAdmin

#12

get2sammyb said:

I don't know whether to give Final Fantasy XIV a try or not. I fear I'm going to get addicted if I boot it up. Still wish it was free-to-play.

charlesnarles

#13

charlesnarles said:

@Madd_Hatter401 lol it's pretty "J": school/dating sim over card game over dungeon crawler over murder mystery with a calendar deadline (did I miss anything?). Honestly, it's really fun and not too confusing. I'm gonna play it more too!
I really liked the first hour of Metro on hardest, so there's that. MHP3rdHD was too Japanese for me to understand (come oooon English patch!) so I'm playing MH3U on 3ds (don't kill me, it's merely in English!). I wanna start Rune Factory ToD too cause those games rule. And BF4 Premium gives access to the new(old?) maps early so me and the other p2w'ers will be practicing pissing y'all off : )

3Above

#14

3Above said:

Ill be jumping from game to game, from Knack (yeah I know, but it has trophies at least) to Resogun to Contrast to Flower. Ill try to stream as much as I can. Ever since a save error deleted significant progress I made in mincraft PS3 iv avoided it out of resentment lol.

Artie

#17

Artie said:

EDF! EDF! EDF! Earth Defense Force 2025 on PS3 AND Toukiden and Earth Defense Force 2017 on my vita!

Gotta save Earth from the Ravagers and my village from the oni!

FullbringIchigo

#19

FullbringIchigo said:

@get2sammyb yeah I wish it had a free to play option but that's why I'm playing the beta as a FF fan I owe it to myself to at least play the game while I can (still now FFXIV is out they should make FFXI free to play at least)

Manic7Muppet8

#20

Manic7Muppet8 said:

Picked up Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for my Vita today - can't wait to start playing it later. Probably try to get some more time on Persona 4 Golden over the weekend also.

JavierYHL

#21

JavierYHL said:

danganronpa school mode now waiting to plat den will start either toukiden or finished up my dragon crown :)

Sanquine

#23

Sanquine said:

On my vita i'm solving a mysterious game about murder. Dangonronpa trigger happy havo.

Im also hunting on ONI on Toukisr age of demons with @DesmondMayer and Andi

Playing persona 3 FES with my Girlfriend

N711

#24

N711 said:

Lego movie game, lego harry potter, Uncharted, God of war.. Tried Bioshock infinite but too weird for me and Im not a FPS fan

NorthLightSuplx

#28

NorthLightSuplx said:

Beat 3d world & 3d land Friday. Been playing dk: tropical freeze all morning on the verge of having a heart attack on some of these levels. Awesome soundtrack!

jmburks

#29

jmburks said:

I have been switching between harboiled chiken and gun slugs. both are fun and addicting. my back log is huge on my vita right now so i have a lot of catching up to do!

RaymanFan2

#31

RaymanFan2 said:

Good to see someone else playing some TLoU multiplayer again thanks to the recent DLC.

Tasuki

#32

Tasuki said:

Well this is the last weekend of the Olympics so still not too much gaming for me this weekend. If I get time I might play some Strider. I also just bought Double Dragon Neon on XBLA cause I have been having the urge to play a Double Dragon game, so I might be playing this one with my on as well.

ToddlerNaruto

#34

ToddlerNaruto said:

I've started playing Red Dead Redemption (PS3), I just completed Mission 03: Obstacles in Our Path.

iSolipsistJudas

#36

iSolipsistJudas said:

I'm playing Resogun to get Platinum and Warframe. I played the FF Beta but it's a bit much just for PS4. I will play the Beta after an update of it.

TNLGUY

#37

TNLGUY said:

I know how you feel, Sammy. I've spent too much time just staring at my backlog instead of chipping away at it. However these days I'm playing through Trails in the Sky for PSP since it was announced that the sequel will be released this year. I hope that one of you will be reviewing that for us before long! I'm also playing through Ys I from Chronicles on nightmare mode just for kicks. I've just been in a Falcom sort of mood lately.

Gamer83

#38

Gamer83 said:

Strider, and counting down the days until Thief is out.

On Vita, I've really been enjoying Street Fighter x Tekken, probably never would've played that version if it wasn't made available for free thanks to Plus, and that would've been a mistake. I actually think it plays better on Vita than PS3.

Twoblud

#39

Twoblud said:

Well this weekend I'm playing FF XIV beta on the PS4, love the way the game plays actually considering subscribing when it launches.

JaxonH

#40

JaxonH said:

My PS4, Vita, and 3DS pretty much took a backseat this weekend to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. That's ok though, games this good don't come around often, and I'm savoring every last ounce. Think I might pick up speed running DKC as a new hobby now that online vids can be posted in-game. Only the best of the best can speed run these games, and I feel I'm up to the challenge...

Bought Strider this weekend, but haven't played it yet. I'll give it a whirl soon as I'm done with my DKC...

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