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We’re in the eye of the storm. Next week marks the release of the last few big holiday titles, and then it’s back to relative silence until the New Year. As such, this is another condensed issue of WAYP from our staff’s point of view – but we bet that you’ve got lots to talk about in the comments section. Without further ado, then, let’s get to it.

Sammy Barker, Editor

I’m renowned for my appreciation of bad games, so it’s probably no surprise that I’m enjoying Assassin’s Creed Unity more than I should. For the record, I don’t think that Ubisoft’s latest sandbox is bad in the traditional sense, but it’s clearly got a lot of problems. The setting – along with the lead character – has succeeded in pulling me in, though, and I can’t wait to play more.

Kell Andersen, News Reporter

This weekend I plan on digging into the big games that I missed because I was too busy writing stupid Uni essays. Of course, that's assuming that I even make it to my local game shop. My hometown is currently in security lockdown as we're hosting the G20 summit, and you can't look sideways without getting unlawfully detained. Shadow of Mordor might have to wait.

Nicola Hayden, News Reporter

I'm still playing Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord (yes, it is that massive) which is a happy distraction as I finally regret my decision to let my other half play Tales of Hearts R first. I'll be using the time, too, to use the Dragon Age Keep, so all of my mage's legacies will live on forever.

Joey Thurmond, Reviewer

This is a weekend that will have me mired in the soul-draining land of studying and research. However, I did finish Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's campaign recently and it's a big improvement over Ghosts’ story and action. And despite the naysayers, I think that the exosuit changes Call of Duty enough to make it fresher than it's ever been since Black Ops. That includes the multiplayer as well – which I'd like to sneak some time with over the weekend if possible.

Nathan Michalik, Reviewer

I'll be working to reduce my Freedom Wars sentence and make my way up to Code 5. Otherwise, if I have time, I'll try to learn a couple more songs on Rocksmith 2014.

Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer

I’ve been playing The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth for the past week and have only reached the end twice, so I'll be trudging through those gory dungeons again this weekend. Also, if I have time, I may try to prestige again on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Which of the Christmas blockbusters are keeping you busy this weekend, or are you desperately trying to clear your backlog ahead of next week’s big titles? Talk until you’re blue in the face in the comments section below.