We’re on the cusp of the weekend once again, and as is usual for this time of year, there’s a fresh batch of big games that are releasing. From Mortal Kombat 1 and The Crew Motorfest to Trombone Champ on Switch, Super Bomberman R 2 and Dune: Spice Wars, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, it feels like.
Not only that, but yesterday was a 1-2-punch of a Nintendo Direct and a PlayStation State of Play! We got some great new announcements, like Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remaster and a fresh look at Spider-Man 2’s open world. What stood out for you?
Looking back on our week of gaming, Steve was the first to reply, reporting in on the “fun but clunky” Daymare 1994: Sandcastle, and the now “increasingly toxic” Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He’s also been disappointed by Starfield – “It’s certainly got a lot of stuff in it but it’s more all you can eat buffet than haute cuisine. It’s not offensively bad and it works well as a chill out game whilst listening to podcasts etc., but not worth the hype.”
Alongside some more of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Aran’s been playing NBA 2K24 for a review that will be going up later today. In short, it’s “A good game mired by microtransactions and 2K will keep getting away with it as there is literally no competition in the market of basketball games.”
Gamoc has been playing Under the Waves for review, and working on an impressions piece of Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 for us – “The latter is an actual masterpiece, game of the year, and all that. I picked up and threw a live hyena at an enemy the other day.” He also played a bit of it in co-op using Share Play, which is a little bit laggy when switching between characters, but he was shocked that it worked at all. The only downside is the one hour time limit that’s put on this core PS5 feature.
It’s been his usual batch of Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter 6 and all that for Nick, but he’s been carrying on with Armored Core 6, “which just gets better and better”, and our Mortal Kombat 1 review, which he remarked is a bit like Avengers: Endgame.
Ade bundled together the continually brilliant Midnight Suns with Trine 5 for a review, while it was Dom who delivered our first thoughts and impressions on The Crew Motorfest, and all its Forza Horizon wannabe-isms.
Finally… me! I’ve played a good batch more of Starfield, and will one day slap a score on that review in progress that’s still hanging around on the site. Aside from that? Well… it’s stuff I can’t tell you about. Yet.
Now then, what have you been playing?