The long Easter weekend is upon us, which means that this editor will be spending his lie-ins hoping that Jessica Rabbit hops by with a chocolate heart. Curious fantasies aside, it’s been over a year now since we started the ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend’ series, meaning that this is the second Easter Edition that we’ve published. Last time around, we were mostly playing BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider. Doesn’t time fly?
Sammy Barker, Editor
This weekend I’ll be banging my head against our very own Simon Fitzgerald’s impossibly difficult Trials Fusion track. Seriously, this level is so outrageously difficult that he spent over 180 lives trying to complete it – and he designed the darn thing. If I need a break, I’ll be relieving my frustration with the tragically overlooked No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either, MotoGP 13, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. And if Jessica Rabbit does drop in, I’ll be more than happy to whip out that old copy of We Dare...
Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor
It's multiplayer madness this Easter weekend as I team up with some buddies to tackle the likes of Killzone: Shadow Fall's online modes and Dead Nation's co-op campaign. Sharing the experience with good friends usually makes for a relaxing, enjoyable time, but there's always the risk of frustration when taking the fight to other more skilled players. Luckily, I'll have plenty of chocolate eggs to smash into pieces should the rage levels rise too high.
Katy Ellis, Assistant Editor
Who needs hollow chocolate eggs when you can spend the long Easter weekend being chased by a giant Pomeranian through the picturesque backdrop of Mount Fuji? Seeing as I'm reviewing the wonderfully bizarre Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day at the moment, I'll be spending most of my time with Ranko and her chums, playing through each stage several times in order to maximize my high score and take home all of the Trophies. It'll be a challenge, but then again, when are Suda51 games every ordinary or easy?
Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor
In keeping with the theme of the Easter weekend, I’ll reminisce about games starring rabbits, and have another reason to revisit Jumping Flash! on PSone. I’ll also wish that I imported a PC Engine in 1990, because there was a side-scrolling bunny shmup called Rabio Lepus Special by Video System which I never got to play. Lastly, I’ll burn some chocolate egg calories by wildly flinging PlayStation Move controllers in The Fight: Lights Out.
Brett Young, News Reporter
The PlayStation Store Easter Sale has inflated my Vita pile of shame to Biblical proportions. This is no bad thing as, due to working all weekend, the entirety of my gaming time will be spent on the handheld. As such, I'll be tip-toeing my way through Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and gurning frantically in Jeff Minter's hypnotic shooter TxK.
Edwin Garcia, News Reporter
This weekend will be dedicated to all things Batman. Now that sounds a bit odd for an Easter weekend, but I have been pretty obsessed with the Dark Knight Trilogy lately. I will be working my way through the movies, and right after that I will be playing Batman: Arkham City. This is one of my favourite games on the PS3, and I am pretty stoked to get back into that world and find all of the secret Eater eggs. Yup, that just happened.
Kell Andersen, News Reporter
This weekend will see me attempting to clear out my indie Vita backlog. My main focus will be trying to finally complete Hotline Miami, Thomas Was Alone, and OlliOlli, but I'll probably throw some Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark into the mix as well. Oh, and Trials Fusion. So, so much Trials Fusion.
Nicola Hayden, News Reporter
My weekend's future is still undecided as I tackle No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either. Dependant on the time left after my hero slaying ventures, I seek to carry on my royal quest in New Little King’s Story and finally finish Uncharted: Drakes Fortune.
Alex Stinton, Reviewer
This weekend it’s going to be all LEGO, all the time. Not only have I finally got around to starting LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, but I've also got LEGO The Hobbit waiting in the wings. Who knows, I may even get around to finally assembling that LEGO kit I got for Christmas back in 2012 as well. What I can be certain of, though, is that this weekend everything is awesome!
Ben Tarrant, Reviewer
With several wonderful days off work, it’s a prime opportunity to give my new PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset a spin as I polish off the remaining collectibles and missions in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. I should really go outside and make use of the rarity that is the Great British sunshine, too. I guess it’s sunny in Black Flag’s West Indies, though. That counts, right?
Graham Banas, Reviewer
I'm preparing to face-plant over and over in Trials Fusion. As a long-standing fan of the series, I'm so glad there's a new entry to feast on, and I plan on playing a lot of it. I'll also probably dig into my backlog a bit, and finally get started on Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. I want to get into the franchise, and considering the only one I've played is the first instalment, I think it's about time that I carried on with the series.
Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer
Easter weekend brings lots of gaming time with it for me, so I’ll be playing Trials Fusion and inFAMOUS: Second Son. I’ve already Platinumed the latter, but the new update looks epic, so I’m hoping to capture some stunning screenshots.
We’re off to indulge in fattening extravagances now, so we’ll leave you to share your gaming itinerary in the comments section below. Try not to leave any crumbs lying around, though. Thanks.