Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 35
Posted by Sammy Barker
Shake off the work week blues
The problem with running WAYP on a weekly basis is that your humble host is invariably going to forget to put together the article from time to time – as this issue evidences. Your editor needed a firm reminder from news reporter Nicola Hayden, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this in the first place. To be fair, it’s impressive commitment on her behalf, seeing as she’s not even supposed to be working at the moment.
Sammy Barker, Editor
I’m taking advantage of the slow summer months to really clear out my backlog – and I’m actually making progress. LittleBigPlanet Karting is currently the title that I’m trying to clear, which, honestly, is a bit naff.
Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor
A week ago, I decided to try out the free trial of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and now I'm completely hooked on the full PS4 release. As a result, I'll probably be spending far too many hours in Eorzea this weekend, culling innocent wildlife and accepting quests from adorable furry dwarves.
Ben Potter, Video Editor
As the crushing realisation that I'm no longer on holiday slowly sets in, much like Sony, I've once again started to completely ignore my Vita. As such, I can give all of my love back to my PS4, so this weekend I aim to find the time to leap into The Last of Us Remastered's amazing multiplayer offering. Hopefully, I'll bump into/snipe some of you there.
Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor
I love SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 and Metal Slug Anthology on the PS2, but I'm like a kid gorging on sweets and can’t help but flit between games on compilations, so I'll concentrate on PSone Metal Slug X instead. Wistfully, I'm an SNK fan without a Neo Geo AES, which is comparable to being into Nirvana and not owning Nevermind.
Kell Andersen, News Reporter
Due to a truly embarrassing lack of planning on my part, I am currently running a bit late on the game that I'm reviewing, so that means that my weekend will be spent hastily completing the title, and then attempting to write some coherent sentences about it. I won't tell Sammy if you don't. [Too late – Ed]
Nicola Hayden, News Reporter
After returning from my holiday, the first thing that I did was hug my copy of Tales of Xillia 2 [Most people make a cup of tea, but whatever floats your boat – Ed]. I’ll be playing that with my hubby. I’m also enjoying CounterSpy, which is a bit of a sneaky surprise.
Alex Stinton, Reviewer
My love of quirky and odd games has led to me acquiring a copy of Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed to play this weekend on my Vita. While I sometimes end up regretting these purchases, the premise of stripping clothes off 'vampires' to destroy them was too crazy to ignore, even if it does seem like it could end up in the same innuendo laden territory that forced me to abandon my playthrough of Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars.
Edwin Garcia, Reviewer
This weekend, I will be ripping people's clothes off as a 17-year-old Japanese teenage boy [Bloody hell – Ed]. Before you cringe in disgust, I am just talking about Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed [Phew – Ed]. This wacky RPG has me hooked.
Graham Banas, Reviewer
As we march closer and closer to the release of Destiny, I'm getting ever more excited for it. But, alas, I can't play it just yet. So, what am I going to do in the meantime? Well, as a big Metro fan, I'm going to be diving into the PS4 version of Metro: Redux.
Joey Thurmond, Reviewer
After making the immense life decision of choosing who I'll play as in Mass Effect last week, I've actually put about 13 hours into the game as FemShep and am amazed at its insanely detailed, engrossing universe. That's what I plan to play this weekend, but I would also like to make some progress with Transistor and BioShock 2 before I start selling my soul and time next week to the fall semester at my university.
Nathan Michalik, Reviewer
Warframe Update 14 just hit with a bunch of new content, so you'll be able to find me farming in the void for some argon crystals and various blueprints. I've also dusted off the old PS3 for the awesome sequel Tales of Xillia 2.
Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer
Phew, that’s another issue complete. Can you believe it’s already been a week since last time? Time flies when you’re having fun and all that. Speaking of which, what are you playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.