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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Easter Edition 2

Posted by Sammy Barker

Cracking good time

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.

User Comments (33)



sinalefa said:

In the PS front, I will continue playing Bayonetta, I just played the first chapter on Hard.

But mostly, I will be playing 3DS: Yumi's Odd Odyssey, Pokémon X and Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. An hour ago I beat Attack of the Friday Monsters in two sittings. I had to do it since today is Friday.



Punkinhead145 said:

I'm going to continue my progress toward the last two online trophies I need for Assassin's Creed 4 until I can grab that shiny platinum



DrJoeystein said:

Hey everyone! Accidentally missed contributing to this article. Here's what I would've said...

After reaching a point where I'm somewhat stuck in Dark Souls II, I'm going to travel from Drangleic to Seattle this weekend with inFAMOUS: Second Son to catch up on the Paper Trail missions. I'm also replaying the original Spyro the Dragon since it's the subject of an academic paper I'm working on...and no, I'm not pulling your leg.



RaymanFan2 said:

Playing MGS2 also, want to get to Snake Eater ASAP for the third-person camera.



JaxonH said:

Eh em. Tons of games bouncing back and forth, but here they are, in order of how much I'm playing them this long, 3 day gaming weekend:

Vita: Final Fantasy X HD.....Urban Trials Freestyle
3DS: Super Mario Bros 3.....Mario & Luigi Dream Team
Wii U: Metroid Fusion.....Darksiders 2
PS4: Infamous DLC
Wii: Super Smash Bros Brawl (Project M mod)
Gamecube: Baten Kaitos Origins



Madd_Hatter401 said:

Playing Truxton and probably some Push It.. I will definitely be playing some PS3 but idk what game. Have a great weekend guys.



Jaz007 said:

I'll be playing inFamous: Second Son for sure. Been loving and playing it ever since launch. I also might go for some Rune Factory 4 and Mount & Blade: Warband, and maybe some other random game.



Vorlon said:

Free games:
No Heroes Allowed, no puzzles either
Destiny of spirits
Family Guy: the quest for stuff
And maybe some of my PS+ backlog



rjejr said:

@JaxonH - "Gamecube: Baten Kaitos Origins"

When you make it thru the electrified floor hallway on the boss ship near the end can you give me some pointers. Never could find a way. Fast, slow, pattern, no pattern. I made it halfway a few times but never go passed it.

Gonna go see what's on PS Now, just got my beta code.



Ginkgo said:

Was planning on playing FFXIV, but something is screwy with the digital download and I can't log in. SE has gone silent over Easter.



N711 said:

InFamous SS even better after the update. All the usual Lego games some spiderman some batman. On vita some pure Chess and god of war



JaxonH said:


Np, although I might recommend checking a walkthrough on YT. That's what I always do. Btw, what beta code?



rjejr said:

@JaxonH - "Btw, what beta code?"

The PS NOW beta code. I signed up for it a couple of weeks ago after Sony sent me an email to join the beta.

I think I watched a couple of those BKO videos way back when I played the game - man what's that like 7 or 8 years ago? - but I never found a way thru. I never get my full money's worth out of games, thats why I pay for PS+, just play until I get stuck thanks anyway



Punished_Boss_84 said:

PSP to Vita/PS Vita: MGS Peace Walker, Destiny Of Spirits & MGS HD Collection.
PS3: GTA 5.
3DS: Fire Emblem Awakening.



charlesnarles said:

ME2 is tempting me to buy all its dlc. Definitely need to have the Trilogy on PS4. I'm also enjoying FO3 and Civ5. Anxiously awaiting W_D



ztpayne7 said:

@rjejr same here. Just got mine after weeks of being invited.

On topic, I'm finishing my first play through of knack, then starting either Arkham origins, ffx hd, or checking out terrarias new update.



skywalker0794 said:

I got a lot going on right now, Sly Cooper thieves in time on Vita and Rayman Legends. Need to get Platinum on both on PS3, Im short on few trophies on Strangers Wrath and InFamous as well as still plyaing through The Last Of Us!! Thats it for me but when New N' Tasty gets a realease date..all will change cant wait!



adamjramsey said:

Gonna probably finish off Assassin's Creed: Black Flag if I have the time. I've been enjoying it immensely so far



ToddlerNaruto said:

I finally completed Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3), though I still need to go back and choose the good ending.

As for what I'll be playing next, more than likely either Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (PS3) or Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (PS3).



blindndeaf said:

ive been playing call of duty ghost on the nightfall map.can do it quite easy now if you have the right team players but as soon as you get a leroy jenkins it all goes pear shaped .whats up with these people? best online teamwork game in the world I think



AhabSpampurse said:

Finishing Strider and FFX HD. There's also a few digital ps4 games that need wrapping up, but unfortunately there's just not enough time in the day.



Dohv said:

On my PS4 I've been playing InFamous Second Son, I've just got the platinum for it and it was my first ever platinum. I still havent did the paper trail missions yet either so i have that too. And I'll be getting back into Assassins Creed 4. I've had it since last Christmas, but never got around to finishing it.

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