Well, here in the UK, Easter may have come and gone, but there's absolutely no sign of Spring. All the more reason to cosy up in doors with some video games, eh? As if you needed an excuse!
I've been a fan of anything relating to Strider since the 1989 original — from the Mega Drive port, through to the PS1 conversion of Strider 2, plus I loved PS3 Moon Diver and the 2014 Strider reboot too — so I was chuffed to see Cannon Dancer - Osman live up to many years of expectation.
I finally rolled credits on Resident Evil 4 (it was excellent), and still have Dead Space to clean up, but I might take a break from survival horror. I'm planning on checking back in with Horizon Forbidden West in anticipation of the Burning Shores expansion!
Another weekend, another few days to play Octopath Traveler II. I've been at this thing for like three weeks now and I'm not even halfway through!
This weekend I plan on wrapping up a couple of Platinum Trophies I’ve been working towards. I’ve got just a few episodes left to secure the Life Is Strange 2 Platinum and a couple more blinking trinkets to collect in Before Your Eyes. I also might finally start Moss; if I continue to write this every weekend it’s going to be right eventually, right?
Aside from a game I'm currently playing for preview, I think I'm going to take this weekend to make a dent in Sifu. I made a start a little while back, and the game is super tough, but I'm looking forward to trying to master it.
It's another month without any duplicate games from our team — just amazing. Of course, we always look forward to reading what you're playing. Just what's on your agenda? Let us know in the comments section below.
50 plus hours deep into 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝟐 now and really enjoying it. It reminds me why I fell in love with JRPGS in the first place all those years ago.
The sense of exploration, the occasional frustration of being lost. The trepidation of finding a dungeon.
Really connecting with the eight travelers too. Some stories are better than others, occasionally it's corny but always charming. Even the NPC'S little flavour text paragraphs are interesting, funny or sad.
The difficulty is spot on so far. Hard enough to be challenging but not so much to be frustrating. I did hit a spike on one story boss but, once I'd formulated a strategy and used the parties toolkits better, I overcame it and the sense of achievement was great.
The 2D HD graphics are wonderful. The amount of attention that's gone into the sprites is amazing.
A special shout out to the soundtrack which is just perfect.
If they can just tighten up the party mechanics should there be an OT3 we'll have a perfect modern old school jrpg.
I finally got my StarCraft 64! This weekend (and probably many more) will be mostly about StarCraft 64. I would love to go through the WHOLE original campaign. Next week I will get my N64 expansion memory pack and I could play the Brood War campaign
Other than that, I will casually play Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance and try something new, Maid of Sker.
I beat Moss Book II last night. I openly wept three times playing through it.
I started my second RE4 run straight after. I'll probably spend today farming snakes.
After that, Jedi and the Horizon expansion are on the way. The Elden Ring expansion isn't far off. TotK and FF won't be long coming either.
Then there's my current backlog:
My SSD comes today too (on a Saturday! Madness), so I'll probably copy Destiny back over from my external drive.
I've cut Wo Long for now. Something had to go.
There aren't enough hours in the day.
Just Evil Dead The Game for me.
PS5: Just platted Hogwarts Legacy. Waiting on Burning Shores!!!
Switch: Fire Emblem Engage DLC.
Series: Halo Infinite and Ghostwire Tokyo, loving it so far!
A CDPR obsessed friend passed about three weeks ago and I've started a Death March playthrough of The Witcher 3 as a tribute, he constantly wanted me to give it another go and I was waiting for them to patch the new gen version before starting with him as a co-pilot, but he's gone now but a promise is a promise.
I’ll probably get my Hardcore S+ playthrough on RE4 remake done today. Want to jump back into forbidden west to do a couple of side quests I didn’t finish to get back into the swing ready for next week
Enjoying my run as a Corpo in Cyberpunk on the PS5 in anticipation for the Phantom Liberty expansion. With Dead Island 2 only a week away I’m not in the mood to start anything new in the backlog. 😉
With all the talk of the Diablo 4 beta over the last few weeks, I’ve delved into the backlog to give Diablo 3 another go. Tried it as a Barbarian a few years back and it just didn’t click… it’s clicking for me as a necromancer this time though. Gonna get some co-op in with an old work colleague today.
Still on the Witcher 3, at 155 hours I finally 100% completed the base game + Hearts of Stone DLC clearing every single quest, every objective marker, all scavenger hunts, made all alchemy recipes and made Geralt cheat on Yennefer with Shani. All in all my favorite Western RPG of all time. I've barely started Blood and Wine but I think I'm all Witchered out for now after putting in 70 hours in 2 weeks lmao. I might take a break from the game for a while, but the more likely event is I'll be hopping back into Touissant in a couple days😁
@Mintie I’m very sorry for your loss but I’m glad you’re able to honour and pay tribute to your friend through gaming.
I'm playing "RE4" on the Gamecube. It's pretty good.
I sunk a lot of hours into Far Cry 6 yesterday, the game is great.
I guess Resident Evil 4 or MW2 today or tomorrow.
Making my way through Mass Effect (1) via the legendary collection.
Also will try to get back to The Messenger at some point.
Monster Hunter Rise. Feels like a huge downgrade from World thanks to the stinky Switch. That said there is still fun to be had. It's just not the true PS5 MH experience I want.
WWE 2K23 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake for my PS5 fix.
I shall be playing Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection. Bought Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, so I think I’ll be playing it for quite a while!
Still playing steelrising. I did not think this game would have kept me playing this long as it keeps switching it up..brilliant. have a good weekend folks 👍
I'm working my way through all the mainline Metal Gear Solid games and am currently playing MG Rising Revengeance. I needed some bloody cyborg action as a palette cleanser to all the non-lethal stealth. I'm really tempted to pick up Ghostwire Tokyo again now that the new update is out, but I'm trying to focus on MGS.
PGA tour has just been delivered so I'll be playing that and more of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. I'm also downloading the XDeifiant beta to give that a try later.
Really enjoying my first run of Horizon Forbidden West. WHAT A GAME.
Playing sackboy too from time to time
This weekend I’m not sure if I’ll play anything. I’ve been in a reading mood as of late. That said, I did manage to beat Signalis (Xbox Series X). It was fantastic, and one of the best survival horror games I’ve played in a long time, aside from RE4 Remake and Dead Space.
If I do play anything it will be Ryse: Son of Rome on the Xbox Series X. It’s been in my backlog for a long time, so this should tide me over until Star Wars: Jedi Survivor releases. From what I played, it’s pretty fun. I don’t expect much from it, but that’s okay for a short 6-8 hour experience.
As for what I’m reading comic(s) and graphic novel wise - TMNT: The Last Ronin has me hooked. I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds, and how it fares in the AAA gaming space. I’m also going to be reading Batman: Court of Owls.
In terms of Batman stories, I have only read Frank Miller’s Batman Year One and The Dark Knight Returns. It’s an incredibly well written story, with superb artwork. I’m probably going to dive more deeply into his work, particularly with Daredevil. That said, next up on my reading list will be his take on Ronin.
I’m still a beginner, and learning the in’s and out’s of comics, runs, series, omnibus, and what-have-you; but I am learning and have finally come to a somewhat comfortable understanding of how things work in this field. I’m looking forward to when I can have good conversations about my new hobby, and possibly passion.
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter 5
been playing my fighting games with a friend who i’m going to texas showdown 2023 with
Im playing Resident Evil 4 Remake. Im taking my time and just finished chapter 5. I beat Final Fantasy Stranger which was a decent mix of souls and Final Fantasy I thought. Im looking at getting Dredge looks interesting
Finally got Resident Evil 4 this week. On chapter 3 and loving it!
Just got the plat for Creed Championship Edition last night so I’m looking for some new games. Will probably get moss 1&2
Edit: yep, just did. Might also get Cult of the Lamb due to the sale and the bobble head lol
Tried Scorn on Series X earlier this week but bounced straight off it.
This weekend will be playing Hitman Trilogy and Kena: Bridge of Spirits.
I played PS4 games. 😊
1. Ratchet & Clank
Once again, Octopath Traveler II. This game is never ending. No chance of finishing this before Pixel Remasters drop
REmake 4, for sure. Just finished Chapter 8. I’ve had so little time to play, so I’m hoping I finally get a block of game time to sink into this title. I mean, I preordered it and I’m halfway through.
On Switch, I’d like to start Belle Boomerang and Melon Journey as well
I'm now on chapter 13 of Resident Evil 4 Remake and loving every second!Funnily enough when I played it all those years ago on the GameCube I always thought it was a bit overrated but now it's become my fave Resi game.
I'll also be playing more of Powerwash Simulator.I can't believe I have spent over 50 hours cleaning things lol
Octopath Traveller 2 is also on my gaming plan for the weekend.25 hours in and loving it!
I managed to finish RE4 this week and it is one of the few times I honestly just wanted to start it all over again straight away! I think I will do a few more runs later in the year but I've got to crack on with back log now before Jedi Survivour.
Need to finish off Metroid Prime on the Switch and get back to Dredge on the PS5!
Happy gaming folks
Almost at the end of GoT, great story, fantastic combat, the open world gameplay however is too bland. Valhalla's open world gameplay is far superior, overall I'd say Valhalla is just better comparing these two. Finding gear and upgrading them feels valuable in Valhalla compared to Odyssey or Origins. Btw who else feels they should have made Ivarr suffer more, guy was fackin annoying from the start.
Started Ghostwire Tokyo this week, very intriguing game!! Will continue in Japan and play more Yakuza 0 too, and depending of the free time, mop up the remaining Deliver Us The Moon trophies, Assassin's Creed Origins or Dragon Quest XI S. Have to clear some time, as soon HFW Burning Shores and Star Wars Jedi Survivor will be among us, and I will play both!!
I have a lovely week off from work and I’m planning to finally get through some of my recent purchases. I’m planning to play Persona 3 for the first time after falling in with the series with Golden.
Im playing 2 of the best jrpgs ever in ni no kuni remastered wrath of the white witch. and persona 5 royal.ni no kuni is a instant classic masterpiece.the art style is amazing.oliver is one of the best protagonist ever.and mr drippy is so helpful and funny.the gameplay is really good.boss fights is amazing.and the story is excellent.and im playing wonderful persona 5 royal.easily one of the best games ever made.this game is so stylish just like ni no kuni wrath of the white witch remastered. The art style is excellent.the gameplay is amazing.joker aka me Gregory netus is a excellent protagonist.the boss fights is amazing.the story is wonderful.morgana and ryuji so far have been a very helpful sidekick.im watching the nba playoffs 🏀. My boston celtics 💚🖤 is playing today.i will be watching legendary sitcoms 📺 tv shows in Sanford and son.good times.the Jeffersons.saved by the bell.and the wayans brothers.word life.word to god.word is bond.word to your mother.word up son
@TheArt haha I loved that AC bossfight. I actually quit and replayed it three times just because I enjoyed spearing him over the cliff so much and the humour in the fighting style But I also liked the character, and enjoyed the whole thread in that chapter leading to what eventually happened while we were away investigating.
I don't think the two games compare though, they are so different in tone. I love AC and their dedication and passion for history, and how they take history and make it fit their games in an interesting, entertaining and incredibly silly way.
And GoT was just a much more serious, art focused drama where you don't really need much by way of side quests or collecting stuff. The side activities I liked most were the ones that made you basically take time to look at the beautiful world, and quietly reflect. I don't think collecting armour or anything like that particularly fits the game. Climbing a mountain path, however, a great way to kill some time and take in the world.
Beat Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Final Fantasy IX last week and I’m currently playing Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee on the Switch and Tchia and Ghostwire: Tokyo on the Ps5
I'm at chapter 17 of FFVII Remake, so I plan to finish it this weekend. Boy, did I have fun playing this game. I feel all hyped and warmed up for the release of XVI. My friends are starting to get annoyed with me showing them every new trailer and artwork piece. Guess they'll just have to buy the game in June to get rid of me. Sorry, not sorry.
Horizon Forbidden West in anticipation of Burning Shores! Think my bow skills are a little rusty....
Two weeks holiday and a touch of COVID have resulted in 92 hours of Death Stranding directors cut (yikes!). I’ll finish off Octopath 2 after I’ve finished it. Oh, and just discovered Junji Ito was the model for The Engineer in it which was a cool little Easter egg, I knew about a few of the others, lots of Kojima’s mates and Conan O’Brien)
I'm playing the hot new game everybody is talking about: Breath of Fire 3 on the PS Vita 😅
On PS5 i have started the Ghost of Tsushima DLC and will continue with Fairy Fencer F
On Switch I've got the last dungeon of Zelda Skyward Sword HD to do and I will continue with Harvestella, I've also bought Bayonetta Origins which is coming today so I'm looking forward to trying that.
On xbox I will be playing some more Atomic Heart and Ghostwire Tokyo using the backbone one.
@TheArt I I haven't played Valhalla yet, but already beaton AC Odyssey and Ghost of Tsushima DC, so, my take: GoT is really beautiful, the story is artful and deep, the open world is visually and conceptually amazing. The battle system, while quite engaging and well crafted, is limited. We can max the character half in the game, and even the DLC brings few additions. The game is much more repetitive because of this.
Odyssey for me is a superior game. The gameplay is much more varied, the DLCs adds lots of moves, new places and concepts. There are so many gameplay options, we can make diverse builds with the character. he world, while not as artistical as GoT's, is breathtaking too. Full of life, variety and history.
Sucker Punch must be commended for the incredible job they made with GoT, but Ubisoft are already masters of their craft. Anyway, loved both games. Now I'm playing Origins, them I will move to Valhalla.
I'm very busy with life at the moment, so whenever I am able to sit down, I need some comfort food which is why I am currently replaying L.A. Noire which I love dearly. That 40s atmosphere just sucks me in and it's just a chill experience.
Dipping in and out of games that have appeared on the PS Classic.
Switch - Continuing Persona 5 Royal and starting Fire Emblem Engage this weekend!
3DS - Nothing on here this weekend.
PS5 - GTA Online with friends later tonight and Cyberpunk 2077 before then!
PC - Nothing on here this weekend.
Have a good weekend everyone!
@Ravix They tricked us into thinking he's another Trevor of GTAV, but he's a much more of an a-hole than Trevor ever was.
The collecting gear thing I'm actually comparing to Origins & Odyssey and not GoT. My biggest issue with GoT is the mindless spawning of enemies interrupting your journey, it's so Far Cry. Yet he's able to take a hot spring bath in the middle of all that chaos. Yet can't rent an inn to sleep and forward time realistically. Movements from walking to jogging, from the horse cantering to galloping can be clunky. The guiding wind can be extremely misleading. Valhalla on the other hand learnt a lot from RDR2 and it's therefore the most immersive AC. Guards on the roads ignore you and don't attack mindlessly. You're able to chill and take in the scenery. The whole England and Norway are beautiful with all new assets far different from the other 2 ACs. You don't have silly mercenaries breathing down your neck and interrupting missions. They're instead in the form of Zealots who you can go face when ready. You have a settlement to return to and build. Open worlds where your character is on the move 24/7 is extremely unrealistic to me. Valhalla just does things they way I like my open world to be, it's nowhere near RDR2 level of immersion but comes closest.
Still playing Resident Evil 4 remake.
After putting in 1500 hours on PS4 and almost a 3 year hiatus, I'm back on Destiny 2 on PS5 and have to say it's as unfathomable as ever but still feels amazing to play. Here's to the next 1500 hours Have a good weekend all!
@freddquadros I enjoyed Origins and Odyssey and was swerving Valhalla because the internet would have you believe it's the weakest. Playing it for myself and I feel it's the strongest so far. Don't know bout you but I'm more into realism and Valhalla does it best. Animations are slick, from walking to jogging to running feels natural. First I thought they couldn't beat the wonderful outfits in Odyssey but Valhalla's as sophisticated with intricate details like Arthur's RDR2 outfits. I mean you go fishing, there's a dice game I still don't understand lol, horses with nice saddles. Valhalla doesn't pinpoint everything even with your raven, you're supposed to find everything yourself. What else is there to do in GoT apart from fighting mongols at every turn, maybe should've been linear. Not to mention the horse gallop animation is awkward.
Football Manager. Although I think I'm gonna wrap it up soon. 4 seasons: League Two Title. League One Title. Championship Title. 4th in the Premier League and won the FA Cup
My board goals for season 5: Be competitive in the Champions League - Avoid Relegation from the Premier League 😂
I just wanted to be in the championship and slowly develop from there. But everything is happening too fast, players I signed for my championship goals I still play in the Premier League with 2 star ratings or loan out or let leave. I'm now at a point where Luke Offord will probably have to play some games against Real Madrid, and he's "a good championship player playing at his full potential" 😁 he's still club captain, despite every season thinking I've got to move on from him (but not being able to afford to) and he always comes back into the team and performs well, but I can't build around him for the future!!
I built a nice squad but I'm under no illusion the only reason I did well in my first Prem season was the very lucky loan of Endrick from Madrid. He won nearly every award imaginable other than Haaland who was top scorer beating his 39 by two. But now all Loans cost so much, so I can't do that for any potential wonderkids.
Conor Gallagher is living on the release clause edge, Wolves made a bid but he rejected them as they only offered equal wages, and you know, I'm in the champions league lol. But I can't afford to give him a new contract to remove the clause
Jobe Bellingham is living on the release clause edge. He is starting to think about a new contract, which I probably can't afford, unless I adjust budgets and go all in and hope that the payout for TV in champions league is monumental???
I made about £80m profit first year, and bank balance is £60m but my wages are growing having to build a squad to play in many more matches per season and I don't dare tap into the funds yet. I don't want to risk spending more as I still want to make a profit each season to actually establish the club.
The board cancelled the latest stadium expansion. Now they are trying to set plans to build a new stadium instead, seeking investment. So when that happens, who knows..
I've signed some potentially nice players, and some pretty basic squad players (Reo Hatate) And I'm in a situation where Endrick and his goals are currently replaced by Takefusa Kubo playing False 9. He looks decent, but I dont think his previous clubs got the best out of him and he's stagnated. He's not exactly going to carry me to 4th.
My squad still isn't big enough and a few players have decided to have recurring tight calves and groin strains and two are just total injury nightmares now (at least Callum Wilson retired 🎉) So I'm going to see what happens on deadline day to see if I can luck myself into another loan or two. And then maybe just hide from the game. I enjoy building squads, but feeling like I have to rebuild it entirely every year is getting a bit boring. Especially while Newcastle sign everyone I scout, but they just throw money at transfers and I watch them all go to probably not play in their team. The desire to finish above them with my squad of free transfers, misfits, once good injury prone strikers (I've learned my lesson after Wilson and Milik now, and will not get tempted into signing another) and my £91k signing youth player I've had since league two who somehow get better ratings than half the league, is maybe what will drive me this season haha 😫
Not much for the next two weeks tbh, snooker started today so watching that for the next two weeks 😁😁. Got tickets to go on wednesday and thursday so will finally get to go to the cruicible cant wait. So in between snooker some vr but honestly probably not too much.
Hoping yo wrap up my playthrough of Dark Cloud. Haven't played it since PS2.
Knee deep in RE4. I’ve decided RE4 is more fun, but Dead Space nails that survival horror atmosphere like no one else.
Beyond that Marvel’s Midnight Suns in small bursts. The gameplay is amazing but the amount of dialogue has me contemplating skipping through the story.
Beyond that I’m itching for some OCTOPATH Traveler 2 but with Burning Shores coming up I don’t see it happening.
Baldur gate dark alliance, man this game is as addicting as I remembered. Years ago I played as the swordman on ps2, now I'm playing as the magician, it's super fun 😃
@TheArt yeah, I didn't really treat GoT as an open world in a way, it was more just a linear story, but I could go and climb stuff and write haiku's at times. I didn't sink a huge deal of time into it, cleared some camps for the combat and story of liberation, but mostly it was just follow the main path, and stare at the beautiful landscape on the way, with a little deviation at times. Whereas RDR2, AC there can be a lot of deviation. I love all three games, RDR2 the most, of course, but I don't really compare them all. I definitely believe AC gets too much hate, but I do get why in parts. But AC are definitely the best historical fiction, GoT is a fantastic atmospheric story, with hints of being inspired by AC. And RDR2 is just pure RPG brilliance with the most immersive world and it's the game that probably affects people the most, especially us lot who like to fully immerse and go slow, not treat it like it's GTA on a horse 😁
@TheArt That's great to know, as I'm eager to play it for ages!! Even bought the complete edition already!! I see so many people complaining about Valhalla, and can't see why... To tell the truth, as I played almost all ACs, minus AC1 and Val, and never understood the grip people have with the action/RPG ones. Odyssey is a masterpiece for me, Origins is going great too. I'm sure I will love Valhalla as I really enjoy the Viking thematic and this kind of immersive and huge open world to get lost in.
Resident Evil 4
Going through Chapter 9. The game has frustrated me off and on with some of the piling on of difficult situations almost right after I got through one, but it's been fun otherwise.
@Ravix I only wish RDR had more sidequests, tasks to do, sidestories like the Witcher 3. The sidequests it has are too sparse, the collectibles are almost impossible to find without a guide. I explored a lot, the world is really well crafted, alive and intriguing, but there isn't really a lot to acomplish. The Witcher 3 finds a nice balance in that regard.
I try to play It takes two but need somebody to join somebody adult and reliable because I want to play from start and finish it about 1-.2 weeks time.
Onto chapter 3 of legend of Dragoon
Got my first win on the tour this morning in EA PGA Tour Golf... and promptly missed the cut in the next event! With the right settings this game presents a real challenge and the graphical fidelity, coupled with the TV style presentation, makes it a fantastic experience overall.
Horizon forbidden west playing through it again before the burning shores dlc next week have a great weekend everyone
RE4 and Ghostwire for me this weekend, while waiting for Horizon DLC and SW Jedi the week after.
@freddquadros yeeeah, I never really noticed, honestly 😁 but maybe, come to think of it. Either way, RDR2 and TW3 are easily 300 hour games. AC's are probably 150 hour games, and GoT is like 60-80 hour game. I can't remember ever being bored in RDR2 either, even if the quests weren't as involved as TW3 quests. RDR2 was a game where I just couldn't wait to play a couple of hours each night, a couple of yellow missions and some exploring, the odd white blob with a question mark, but just seeing how the world reacts to us being there, and how it goes on without us too, was so special in RDR2. If you could merge RDR2 and TW3 I'd be very happy, either a historical set fiction or a fantasy game, but with the living world of RDR2 where quest givers have a life outside of the set quest, but with the quest details and depth of TW3 (or KCD)
You realise KCD:II (if we're lucky) could be that exact game, because there is no hand holding in quests, the characters are interesting, the world could, at times, just function without our involvement, and the world was beautiful, chaotic and immersive. If they double down on what they do well, plus learn from those other successful games, we could be in for a real treat. With lots of bugs, but who cares 😁
Megaman Battle Network 5, which is a nice nostalgia trip from childhood.
And Trails to Azure after which I’ll finally be able to continue the series chronologically again.
Bayonetta 3. Yes that's it.
@Ravix I agree, the only tedium I ever felt in RDR2 was when I tried to find the collectibles without a guide. TW3 I'm in the 3rd playthrough (because the PS5 version came and it's my favorite PS4 game).
Must play KCD someday, keep hearing great things about it. I imagine it must be quite the commitment, but I will brave it one day.
Out of town, so gonna try to pitch a wizard's sleeve up a new birds chimney, oi!
Really impressed by BF2042, I can’t find fault with it other than the F***ing sticky grenade launchers and there being no BF4 maps. I miss collapsing skyscrapers
@PSXDave no surrender, two day bender!
MLB 23 the show, still some re 4 remake, and good old slay the spire!
@Marquez man I’m thinking of picking up ea sports pga tour! Loved pga tour 2k23
Loving Kena so far and just started RE Village. Having a great time on both so far
@Mgene15 It’s great, cosmetics are a bit loot-boxy (because EA) but honestly there’s so little I can find fault with.
I’m glad to say I’m over my gaming rut from last week 🙂 I’m mainly playing The Witcher 3 (second play through, first on PS5), some Gran Turismo 7, and also Ni No Kuni II (on GamePass) .
After finishing my 4th playthrough in The Last of Us Part 1, and 2nd playthrough on The last of Us Part 2 in the last couple of weeks, this weekend I plan on wrapping up Resident Evil 4 Remake... already in Chapter 10.
And that will be it for survival horror for a while, ready to change the genre with Horizon FW - Burning Shores when it launches next week.
Happy gaming everyone!
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. I wanted to see if the game is for me and whether to look forward to Survivor which looked really good. So far I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying it. Its still very early in but I love that it's controls and camera feel less restrictive than something like Hogwarts. I'm not really being slowed down to a crawl with the camera at a certain angle for a cinematic view. Like I can movement Cal however I please and the camera is really fast and the world around him still looks great anyway
Still way too early but great first impressions already, looking forward to continuing
Still wandering the Lands In Between in Elden Ring and loving every minute of it! The scale and depth of this game is ridiculously incredible!
Just kicked off Horizon Forbidden West. Pretty stoked. Missed this world.
I've started a 6th playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077 in preparation for Phantom Liberty so I'll be in Afterlife ordering a Jackie Welles.
I’ll be playing some more Octopath 2, 51% complete according to the PS5 Home Screen at around 45 hours. I don’t think it’ll take another 45 hours to get to the end, as I am going to make an effort to work through some chapters at a steady pace now. Enjoying the game a lot, but I always worry about burn out and would hate not to finish it.
Gonna have me an indie weekend! Dipping in and out of Dead Cells, Dredge and Olli Olli World.
All great games for pick up and play mini sessions
@BlackMayge great to hear your diving into Miller, everything up to 300 is incrediable...then after that the quality falls off a cliff, just be warned. On a side note, Jeph Loeb's Batman: A Long Halloween, and Haunted Knight, are great sequels to Batman Year One...worth a read as well.
For the first time in forever I’ve found myself with nothing to play 😫
Just waiting for Dead Island 2 next week and Jedi Survivor the week after.
Really not looking forward to the gaming drought in between Jedi Survivor and Spider-Man 2. I might have to actually leave the house and see how much the world has changed since last time 😂
@freddquadros the best description I ever read about it was KCD is like the Witcher without Witcher senses 😁 it's a really great game, especially if you like historical fiction. It has its quirks, but it's one of those where you don't mind, as it's a great experience
Anything at 60fps, wanted to watch movies but couldnt as i found out most are at 24fps.....what a life 😵💫
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita) - Chase and I are on our own now...
Hitman GO (Windows Phone) - Finally on the last three levels I need to complete.
Still grinding in Destiny 2. Got The Witch Queen cheap. I’m moving soon, so don’t want to get stuck into a narrative single player game, and D2 is perfect for short or long sessions.
@Splat I agree that Rise feels like it's missing something. I played it for awhile and then dusted off my copy of MHGU. Generations proves that Monster Hunter can work on a potato, so I think the problem with Rise is that it's just too easy.
I’ll be playing resident evil zero inventory and cult Indie darling battlefield 2042
Love the classic Strider cover art! Man it's so awful. I shelled out $70 I think for that genesis game
More RE4 Remake mostly for me, though I've not played in several days. Getting towards the back half of the game now but I'm taking a surprisingly long time over it. Even though it's a lot less scary than 2 and 3, in fact it's not really scary at all on the whole, I still find it quite intense so struggle a bit with longer sessions. Ideally I'd wrap it up before the HFW DLC drops but I doubt that's feasible.
GOW Ragnarok in PS5
Gta 3 on Switch
Hive busters in Gears of War 5 Xbox
Just restarted Horizon FW on my 4ker.... Wow! When you see that amount of detail in performance mode, you can't really argue with the price.
Top tier gaming nosh nosh
Maid of Sker is such an underrated game. The N64 port of Starcraft was also technically impressive. The N64 had a surprising number of decent ports of PC games.
Finished RE4 yesterday. It was beautiful. As usual with RE games, I find the industrial final section a little bit of a drag but I’d still give it a 9. The plat trophy looks intensely demanding so I have no interest in that.
I’ll mostly be watching the snooker at the weekend but I’ll fiddle around with GT7 (yet to find myself getting into it) and Planet Coaster (same goes for that really).
I finally got my platinum trophy in Castlevania Advance Collection last weekend and beat Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. This weekend I’m back to Kena: Bridge of Spirits trying to clean up the last few trophies for the platinum. Master difficulty is down, I just need collectibles. It’s all just killing time before Final Fantasy XVI!
Still Hogwartz Legacy. One of my favorites in many years. I have done a replay of Chrono Trigger or FF7 (OG) in a while...been getting that itch again. Also maybe some even more retro. Super Mario World and Ninja Gaiden carts have been staring me in the face for a minute lol
Like A Dragon: Ishin!
The typical excellence from this studio, plus it has to be said, these guys are the best storytellers in the industry.
Celeste on Steam Deck and Hogwarts Legacy on Series X
I just finished Yakuza 4. Going to clean some trophies up while watching some NBA/MLB during my downtime. Relaxing weekend here
@ApostateMage 6th!? 😳 I take it you played it all the way through the PS4 version more than once before transitioning to the native PS5 version? 😝
@Link41x Good luck with the final stages of Hitman Go. You’ll have to play it again on the Vita so you get the trophies. 😉
Just finished DREDGE. Fantastic game, highly recommended.
I have a 10 hour demo of EA PGA tour golf on xbox. I only put it on because people said it looked spectacular, and some still shots look ok, but the engine, lighting and attention to detail are all minimum effort, even if the scanned geometry for the courses is really good. I may not have been blown away by the engine, but the game sucked me in and kept me playing till the early hours, which is not something I would have predicted for a golf game!
I'll be buying this once it's in a sale
@Daleaf enjoy the crucible! It‘s really great!!!
Cheers m8, cant wait. Been to york few times like it there, but cruicible is the main one. Got tickets for masters in jan as well, so will have done the 3 then 😁
I am slowly (intentionally) progressing my nostalgic replay of AC Black Flag, 80% complete, 80 hours played, and I am apparently around the 14,000th richest pirate in the game, which will be down to all the money made in the fleet mini game with my many man o wars. I might be one of the few that will buy Skull and Bones when it eventually appears
Been playing Skyward Sword HD on Switch and has reminded what what I enjoy in Zelda games, not the open world but dungeons, metroid style item progression, and the carefully constructed environment puzzles. Was never a overly fan of the motion control in this one, so the standard controller options are good to have.
Also picked up Aggelos on sale as heard that its it's a good Wonder Boy style game. Definitely getting Master System vibes of the graphics and Sound, which makes nice a change as so many modern retro style games take the NES as their reference point. Have encountered some frame drops on Switch though, which is a shame for a retro style game.
@astro911 Indeed. All 3 life paths on each gen console. Obviously the PS5 version, especially now, is fantastic to play but that very first playthrough on the PS4 blew my mind, despite the mess it was in.
@ThorsHammer Good to hear! I have The Long Halloween already. I might just jump into that now that I finished TMNT: The Last Ronin. I’ll definitely look into the Haunted Knight.
Well I got my anime goals from last week accomplished so 🎉. This weekends been mostly loads of megaman. Probably continue that trend tonight tho I did mix some RE4 in last night and probably will mix some Mass Effect 2 or Sherlock Holmes Chapter 1 in tonight. Or god maybe even signalis I seriously need to start that. As for anime I finished all my winter ones last week and got to start the awesome Hell’s Paradise yesterday so who knows maybe more of that and Urusei Yatsura or more Yamada at LV999. Have a good weekend everyone.
The wife and I are running through Borderlands 3 on PS5.
@astro911 I've actually beaten it on the Vita before!
Finished Octopath 2 plat a few days ago so taking a break with retro games and Super Mega Baseball 2 before diving into Metroid Prime.
@ApostateMage Yeah it’s definitely an amazing game, warts and all. I’m looking forward to getting the platinum all over again! Enjoy your time in NC. 😝
@Loftimus And it's one of the games that is fine playable in both modes. He runs great both ways.
@Link41x Nice! Respect you for going back for more. 😎👍
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