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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 23

Posted by Katy Ellis

Zombies ahoy

It's evident from the Push Square staff blurbs below that now is definitely a good time to be a PlayStation gamer. Whether you're an RPG, shooter, puzzle, visual novel, or action-adventure fan, there's something for everyone this weekend. Of course, this isn't a one way street, so don't forget to let us know which titles you'll be sinking your teeth into, too.

Sammy Barker, Editor

I’ve developed an unhealthy addiction to the Real Madrid table in Zen Pinball 2. This cheap and cheerful digital download reminds me of Soccer Pinball on the Commodore 64. Similarly to the Codemasters classic, you need to hit ramps to take out defenders and then get your shot away in a second elevated playfield. My Cristiano Ronaldo rarely misses a chance on goal, so it’s clearly realistic, too.

Katy Ellis, Assistant Editor

I’ve been kidnapped, but there’s no need to call the cops. Indeed, I’m actually quite enjoying my imprisonment at Hope's Peak Academy with the Ultimate students – aside from all the murders, anyway. That's right, I'm playing the wonderfully unsettling Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and boy am I enjoying it. Well, apart from the fact that all of the new friends I'm making are dying – that bit kinda sucks.

Ben Potter, Video Editor

Following a hands-on session with a new title that features a certain eye patch-wearing operative, I'll be crawling, sneaking, and scratching my head through the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on the PlayStation 3. It doesn't matter how efficiently I complete Snake's various missions, however, as the meaty cut-scenes will surely see this venture last much longer than the weekend.

Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor

Hopefully I'll find the time to tie together some loose ends in two recent PlayStation 4 titles, as I aim to finish the final two missions of Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition and discover if I eradicated 10,000 zombies. Also, after completing Strider, I declined to save my progress, because Double Helix didn't include a New Game Plus option, so I'll vacuum up any remaining upgrades.

Brett Young, News Reporter

After having a great time with the fast paced action of Strider last week – so much so that I stuck in to get the Platinum – I'll be blasting away at the not so shambling hordes in Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition. It'll be interesting to see what's been improved since its PS3 incarnation, and give me a chance to double up on Trophies. And in case I run out of things to fire at, I'll be giving the classic shoot-em-up Project X a run out.

Kell Anderson, News Reporter

I recently started playing Persona 4: Golden for the first time, which I'm absolutely loving. Unfortunately, I also recently restarted university, which I'm slightly less taken with. This leaves me with a tough choice: do I spend my weekend tirelessly studying Aristotle's four causes, or do I focus my efforts on helping the sleepy village of Inaba? I think the answer's pretty obvious.

Nicola Hayden, News Reporter

With the fate of the Stick of Truth settled and order returned to the land, I'll set off on my annual alchemy binge with Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. Basking in JRPG goodness, my true quest is to pummel the most powerful foes across the land, continuing the plot only when absolutely necessary.

Alex Stinton, Reviewer

This weekend I'm finally going to make a start on Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc after putting Ys: Memories of Celceta to bed. When the battery eventually dies on my Vita, I'll also be partaking in the quirky madness of Rayman: Legends, as well as the crude madness of South Park: Stick of Truth. Hopefully I'll keep my sanity intact.

Graham Banas, Reviewer

I'm going to be spending most of my time thinking about what I did or didn't do right in the latest episode of The Walking Dead, and then I'll probably succumb to giving the episode another go. I've also still got to play the second episode of The Wolf Among Us, so it's going to be a very Telltale kind of weekend.

Joey Thurmond, Reviewer

It's the last stretch of my university's spring break, so while I wait to return to classes and for Dark Souls II this coming Tuesday, I'll be playing a hodgepodge of games like Dead Space 3, Dark Souls, and Vessel. I might even take Outlast for a spin to see if it's as horrifying as everyone says it is.

Marcello Apostolico, Reviewer

This weekend I'll be focusing on a variety of games. I'll still be clocking in a ton of time racing through Redview County in Need for Speed: Rivals, but will finally start up Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and will also try out Putty Squad. Oh, and when I'm not playing any of those, I'll be doing some serious work on my favourite PSN exclusive of all time, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition.

Nathan Michalik, Reviewer

I had planned to start my second playthrough of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, but after the ending, I'm not sure I want to spoil the experience yet. Instead, I'll be playing Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition to hold me off until Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD.

Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer

This weekend I will be raiding tombs and blasting zombies with the latest PlayStation Plus freebies. With Tomb Raider on PS3 and Dead Nation on PS4, there is no room for cluster migraines. Sadly, that's exactly what I have been diagnosed with recently. [Get better soon, Simon! - Ed]


That's it for us, so now it's time for you to share your weekend gaming plans. Will you be booting up your handheld or home console? Let us know in the comments section below.

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User Comments (37)

Punished_Boss_84

#2

Punished_Boss_84 said:

Well i'm currently charging through the Phases in Toukiden offline at Phase 2, solo (at times) on PS Vita, apparently further progress is needed to have more options in regards to online. I'm also playing DBZ Battle Of Z and despite its flaws i enjoy it for what it is. Might play Killzone Mercenary sometime soon as well.

On PS3 i have played the The Last Of Us again after a hiatus, still enjoy it. I'm still invested and interested in GTA 5's Online component after being turned off at some point, mostly playing survival and completing gang take overs, car requests and crate drops. I'm also rob jets at the military base in attempt to gain bounties faster and general mayhem.

charlesnarles

#3

charlesnarles said:

I just bought the hardcover guides for TLOU, FO:NV, NNK, D3 and MGS4, so I'm trying for various new trophies. TLOU still has the auto save bug, so if I miss ANYthing, I have to start COMPLETELY over. Balls!

Splat

#4

Splat said:

I'm working on my second play through of South Park: The Stick of Truth as we speak. I knew it would be good for some laughs but the combat is surprisingly really fun.

FullbringIchigo

#5

FullbringIchigo said:

just going to replay some metal gears to prepare me for Ground Zeroes I should get at least one game done by the 21st :-)

BornOfEvil

#6

BornOfEvil said:

I'm gonna try to get back into GTA V and I'll also be serving up some Justice to needy criminals in Arkham Origins, I may play some more The Last of Us if I have time.

Iamsam78

#9

Iamsam78 said:

Starting on my second play through of South Park: The Stick of Truth and maybe a little bit of Toukiden: The Age of Demons.

rjejr

#10

rjejr said:

Brothers and Bioshock Infinite. Gotta finish that up b/c I really want to play Tomb Raider. I think PS+ can have nothing I want for the next couple of months and I'ld be fine.

Sanquine

#11

Sanquine said:

@rjejr i salute you! Bioshock has my vote for the worst bioshock i played. Boring shootfest! Plasmids > Vigors

JavierYHL

#15

JavierYHL said:

finishing dragon crown and playing toukiden while waiting for destiny of spirits or starting south park :)

Bliquid

#17

Bliquid said:

Glad to see most of the staff is going to plunge into the incredibly addictive Dead Nation.
I'll continue to plunder the seven seas on the Jackdaw while finding out what message Iota has for me.

banacheck

#20

banacheck said:

Dead Nation I think it's a really good game until Dark Souls II this week, but the week after it's Infamous & Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes have them all on pre-order. Obviously I cannot play them all at the same time, but I have tryed before in the past not a good idea especially if it's story driven. Still haven't played my Lord of Shadows II that I've got for the PS3,

divinelite

#22

divinelite said:

Platinum ing danganronpa, just made it. Tokiden, gundam musou and project diva will be main primary this weekend

N711

#23

N711 said:

As often very eclectic, Tomb raider, Brothers, Dead or Alive 5, Lego movie, Lego harry Potter and maybe Unit 13 on Vita

Shaunms401

#25

Shaunms401 said:

I have about 7 ps+ games to play! Really want to start tomb raider. May end up playing Crapfield 4 as well just to get pissed before I go to bed.

LDXD

#26

LDXD said:

Finnaly got me a ps4 got resogun and dead nation to play and also playing tropical freeze also picked up south park for my ps3 not sure when I'm gonna get to it because come Tuesday I'll be playing dark souls 2 and every other game will have to be pushed aside for months

TasukiStaff

#27

Tasuki said:

Well I get to play the moving game this weekend. Which means all of my systems will be packed up for my move on Monday. The only thing I wont be backing is my 3DS but I doubt I will get time to play any thing on that.

ToddlerNaruto

#29

ToddlerNaruto said:

I've been playing Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition (PS3), I just completed Mission 04: Joker's Lair.

Punkinhead145

#30

Punkinhead145 said:

I'm trying to hammer down that blasted Platinum fir Battlefield 4. At the moment, I've only got 2 multiplayer trophies left (reach rank 25 and get 45 kills with the m1911), so now it's just leisure play to unlock them

JaxonH

#31

JaxonH said:

PS4: Stryder
Wii U: DKC Tropical Freeze
Vita: nothing (waiting for FFX)
3DS: Zelda Link Between Worlds

rjejr

#33

rjejr said:

Finished Brothers last night. I'm not a big fan of crying during my video games, or anytime really, but it was well done. I wouldn't mind playing a full blown JRPG or a Jak and Daxter platformer in that world. I think I'm burnt out on cyberpunk since FF8 and Jak 2.

Looking forward to Cosmos tonight, and finishing up watching DBZ season 3 - Namek has to blow up eventually, so Bioshock Infinite will have to wait.

KAPADO

#34

KAPADO said:

If the girlfriend lets up.I will be diving into the Killzone ShadowFall new maps for hours on end.

FullbringIchigo

#35

FullbringIchigo said:

I still have Lightning Returns to finish not to mention Tomb Raider (ps3), Sleeping Dogs (360), Splinter Cell Black List (Wii U), Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag (ps4), Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle, Bioshock Infinite (ps+),Zone of the Enders HD (ps3), Gears of War (my mate gave me a download code for it), God of War Ascension, Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z (ps3) my new playthrough of the Mass Effect Trilogy (360) and my Metal Gear Solid series Replay to prepare for Ground Zeroes in 2 weeks that's not to mention if I can keep off Skyrim (pc) long enough to do them

I think my time is full

Reverandjames

#36

Reverandjames said:

Played Persona 4 golden, Tomb Raider and GTA 5 this weekend hoping to finish one of them....I failed

artemisthemp

#37

artemisthemp said:

Spend majority of my time on South Park: The Stick of Truth but, I got some time into Dead Nation on PS4 (Crash every new mission)

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