Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 504 1

Well, we hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a not-too painful Black Friday. Most of the major blockbusters are out now in what has been a particularly packed holiday release schedule, so we suspect many of you will be falling back into your bulging backlogs this weekend.

Jaimie Ditchfield

I won’t have much time for games this weekend, unfortunately, though I am planning to finish Alan Wake 2 if I get the chance. So far, I have been enamoured with its story, characters, and worldbuilding. Remedy has made something truly special here.

Jamie O'Neill

I want to be as fair as possible to PS5 Flashback 2, so despite my path to completion still being hindered by gameplay wrecking bugs, I'm determined to see everything by achieving its Platinum, before deciding on either a below par or poor Mini Review score.

Khayl Adam

This weekend I’m planning on finishing up Small Saga, an incredible little indie RPG, before trying to tame the backlog, time permitting. Alan Wake 2 needs completing, and I managed to miss Final Fantasy XVI and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 entirely; there aren’t nearly enough hours in a day!

Sammy Barker

After being lucky enough to visit Disneyland last week, I'm on a bit of a Disney binge. I might spend some time familiarising myself with Disney Speedstorm and Disney Dreamlight Valley, then — especially ahead of the latter's big update.

Scott McCrae

I beat Marvel's Spider-Man 2 last weekend so it's time to start playing Alan Wake 2! But also I bought Street Fighter 6 on PC on Black Friday so I'll probably mostly play that and The Binding of Isaac because I'm a parody of myself.

Stephen Tailby

I recently remembered that I have the PS4 version of Ace Combat 5: Squadron Leader, which was the first game in the series I played back on PS2. I’m very tempted to blast through that this weekend, despite a handful of beckoning backlog games.

That's what we're playing this weekend, but what about the rest of you. As always, share your gaming itinerary in the comments section, and be sure to let us know.