Time to look back on the week we’ve just had! What did the weekdays look like for our writers? What was the biggest news from the week? and what are we looking forward to playing during the upcoming weekend? Our Eyes on the Week article will answer all three of these questions!
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I have to start by mentioning Ghostwire: Tokyo which has recently been released on Xbox and Xbox Games Pass for those who might be interested. I was privileged enough to get early access to the game for review purposes and I’m having an absolutely amazing time with the game. If you have a moment or some spare time, I’d appreciate it if you could read my review which can be found [HERE].
Along with the above, I properly started my playthrough of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy which involves you playing as a defence attorney, proving your clients not guilty of crimes they are on trial for. It plays very much like a visual novel but also requires you to find evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and find contradictions to obtain the not-guilty verdict. I’ve only played through the first game, Ace Attorney, so far and recently started the next one called Justice for All with seventeen and a half hours played.
To wind down, me and Lewis hopped on SongPop Party which I purchased as part of the Spring Sale on Xbox. A fun little game where you ultimately have to guess the correct song name/artist to the song you hear. With a range of categories to choose from, there are tonnes of music that make up the entire content of the game. Jim’s review can be found [HERE].
Most exciting news of this week: Ubisoft+ is finally available to purchase on Xbox but at the somewhat expensive price of £14.99/m, I can’t see myself purchasing it anytime soon. Amnesia: The Bunker is being delayed by a week which isn’t terrible in the grand scheme of things. Finally, of course, the release of Ghostwire: Tokyo on Xbox!
Looking forward to playing: Two visual novels for my next reviews, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and [REDACTED]. Perhaps some SongPop Party thrown in too!
It happened! I’ve finally beaten Wo Long! While I won’t go for 1000G (too many things to use a guide for) I’ll still dive in for some final clean-up on optional side content. A very fun game that I might even go back to for a NG+ at some point.
I also played and reviewed Wildfrost [REVIEW HERE] and was extremely happy with what I played. such a great roguelike deck-builder and super hard to put down. In fact, just talking about it makes me want to go for another run!
Most exciting news of this week: The Super Mario Bros. Movie has broken worldwide records and has become the best-performing animated movie at the box office. Read our [REVIEW] to see what we thought of it!
Looking forward to playing: Resident Evil 4 Remake, now that Wo Long is out of the way ^^
I didn’t get to play much this week, but I played a bit more of Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered again and started Pirates Outlaws for an upcoming review, and so far it’s been a pretty good card-based roguelike. I did play Crash Team Racing Nitro-fueled, Spiderheck, Mortal Kombat 11, a board game, and an Uno copy at a friend’s house last Saturday though.
Most exciting news of this week: The Super Mario Bros. Movie breaking Frozen 2’s record.
Looking forward to playing: More Pirates Outlaws, Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered, and another review game I haven’t started yet
It was quite a normal week for me this time around. Was up to my usual shenanigans in Final Fantasy XIV with crafting endgame gear and catching up on the class quests I neglected to do. Turns out an essential skill is locked away in there, one I need to feasibly do all my crafting combos. I also opened up and got a taste of the Eureka Orthos deep dungeon. I enjoy the look of the place and that I get to use my high-level skills instead of being synchronised to a lower level.
Besides that, I spent some more time with the restless dead in Phasmophobia. Mainly going through all the locations that had easter eggs strewn about the place for the special badge you get from finding them all. We got there in the end, although I’m sure my investigator now has a permanently spiked blood sugar.
I also played some Deep Rock Galactic with friends. What can I say? I just enjoy mining some ores and killing some bugs. For Rock and Stone!
Most exciting news of this week: The final trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was just released and I am succumbing to hype-induced impatience. I need it to be next month now.
Looking forward to playing: After that trailer, I really want to play The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but since that isn’t out yet I’ll have to fill the next month with other stuff. That Mass Effect Trilogy looks quite appealing if I can find a good moment to sit down and get started on it.
I’ve done a lot this week! For starters, I wrapped up my playing and impressions of Terra Nil, which you’ll be able to read in a proper review soon! Once that was out of the way, we checked out the Velkhana update in Monster Hunter Rise with Thomas. I can say that our previous experience with this monster in World has paid dividends.
Furthermore, I’ve been working through Fire Emblem Engage, which is sadly giving me conflicted thoughts. However, there’s still plenty of time for things to develop in any which way, so only time will tell.
For a short one, I tried out a small indie game Stars Die and was pleasantly surprised! I saw it recommended as the closest thing to Pathologic (my beloved) one can find in games, and I can see the logic behind that. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for cosmic horror that doesn’t go to the Lovecraft mythos yet again or to anyone simply looking for something different.
Lastly, I decided to check some of the Resident Evil Remakes, starting with Resident Evil 2 Remake. I don’t see what all the hype was about and I wonder how big a part did nostalgia play in all this. But, once more, I’m still fairly early into the game and things could still improve or worsen in unexpected ways.
Most exciting news of this week: Vincent Livings, CEO of Glowstick Entertainment, has expressed in a tweet that they’re planning on fighting a potential lawsuit from Monster Energy over the use of the word “Monster.” According to Livings, the use of the word in the studio’s game title “Dark Deception: Monsters & Mortals” is “confusingly similar to their energy drink.” Moreover, he goes on to describe the entire affair as nothing more than a tactic to set a precedent so anyone seeking to employ the word in the future will have to deal with them, then describing the drink giant as bullies. One can only wonder why there’s even discussion if a company, in their infinite wisdom, decides to use a singular common English noun as the entire name of their product.
Looking forward to playing: Continuing through Resident Evil 2 and some more Fire Emblem Engage. Might check out some other indies in some free spots.
Hello, I’m Victoria. I’m from the UK and have been playing video games for as long as I can remember; back on DreamCast. I’ve pretty much fallen for Xbox since I was around eight years old and remember BioShock being my first game on the Xbox360. Although I find it thoroughly enjoyable to not only experience gameplay, I also find comfort in getting lost and engrossed in the online worlds that sometimes differ greatly from what we know. Another side of my Xbox passion would be achievement hunting and gamerscore. I thrive when I hear the little sound of one popping up on the screen and I’m always finding ways to work on my backlog when possible. Horror is my favourite genre so if you have any recommendations, don’t be afraid to send them my way!