It’s 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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To start with, Guazu was the first game I played this week. Although seen as ‘An easy game for gamerscore’, I have been trying to play through a level a day because I find it fun. A simple concept of getting all the keys in the level to progress but the title update requires you to get three stars on each level (All coins, all keys, no damage) which makes it ever so slightly more challenging because damn, are those hitboxes questionable at times.
However, the game that has made me find love within gaming again this week is Diablo IV with its recent Season of Blood update. I will be writing a review on the content which I’ve been playing. Playing rogue for the first time for my seasonal character, I’m having tonnes of fun! I’ve completed the seasonal quest line, am currently making my way through the campaign chapters, and levelling. I’m currently Level 61 in World Tier III and wouldn’t be surprised if this is the one I get to Level 100 in time.
Most interesting news of this week: It’s almost time for The Game Awards and the nominations were shown to us this week. I’m not hugely surprised by many of the nominees but saddened to not see Hogwarts Legacy didn’t show in even a single category. On the other hand, I’m over the moon that A Space for the Unbound got selected as one of the titles for the Games for Impact category! Make sure to vote if you haven’t already.
Looking forward to playing: More Diablo IV of course! As well as Truck Driver: The American Dream and other review games,
A busy working week with the Press Release of Please, Touch The Artwork 2. I’ve hit a new record for the largest amount of revisions 😁
I mainly spent my free time on playing Inscryption, and I think I’m about 2/3rds through the main story. I also beat Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 and have almost all achievements, so it was finally time to get started on my review. You can read it [HERE]
I also received a review copy of Let’s Sing 2024 and the playlist is amazing. Together with my wife and daughter, I’ve been singing the evenings away. My vocal cords will be hurting before the weekend even starts.
Lastly, I’ve played some Mario Kart 8 again on Switch, as the latest set of DLC tracks has arrived.
Most interesting news of this week: The Game Awards nominations, pretty predictable for the most part. But Dave the Diver getting nominated for Best Indie Game is beyond ridiculous. It’s made by Nexon.
Looking forward to playing: Super Mario RPG, a Nintendo-themed RPG made by Square Enix? Sign me up!!
I’ve taken a bit of a break from playing Final Fantasy XIV this week because Cyberpunk 2077 called to me. A call I decided to answer to. It’s no longer my first rodeo in Night City, so I kind of blasted through the early game with the intent to learn the newly revamped systems the 2.0 update and Phantom Liberty DLC bring to the table. This time I’ve opted for a Netrunner build as I’ve never really done that before. I found it rather “meh” until I wrapped my head around the crafting and upgrading system and how to reliably get crafting components. At the time of writing, I’ve just about unlocked the start of the Phantom Liberty DLC, which I’ll dive into probably next week.
Honkai Star Rail released its 1.5 patch on Wednesday bringing with it a new limited-time banner. Huohuo is the healer we’ll be able to pull for the next couple of weeks. She is adorable, but I have to skip her since I’m fresh out of stellar jades to turn into pulls. Luckily for me, the new zone they introduced and the event that takes place there will provide me with ample jades for upcoming characters.
And lastly, as of writing this I just downloaded and put half an hour into Persona 5 Tactica. Love seeing the gang again and I’m looking forward to how their next adventure will pan out.
Most interesting news of this week: The Game Awards nominations are taking votes now from the public and have to say, the competition will be fierce. I’ve already cast my votes, have you?
Looking forward to playing: Persona 5 Tactica and Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty.
My week has been basically the same as previous weeks. I’ve mostly played My Time at Sandrock for my upcoming review.
Last weekend I restarted A Plague Tale Requiem to see if I can beat it before it leaves Xbox Games Pass, but haven’t touched it during the week.
Most interesting news of this week: The Game Awards nominations.
Looking forward to playing: More My Time at Sandrock and A Plague Tale Requiem.
I started playing Cuisineer at the beginning of this week. What an awesome game but it is so challenging. I’m glad that the devs mentioned in a dev log that they will look into the monsters because I’m already having trouble with the first few floors in the first dungeon, that doesn’t look promising for me with beating the game, but who knows.
I have also played the newest DLC for DREDGE, The Pale Reach. It always feels weird to get back into a game after not playing for a while. Figuring out the controls, and what you have to do again. I don’t link that part and when I don’t finish a game and later get back into it.. 99% of the time I’ll start a new save file because of that. However, this DLC is great and gladly the controls for DREDGE are easy and very well written on the screen so it wasn’t hard to get back into the game. The DLC contains a new island with a main quest, side quests, and new fish to catch. It was nice to be back!
And I’ve started and finished I Am Future: Cozy Apocalypse Survival. This game looks awesome since it was announced and it didn’t disappoint. It is in early access, so you won’t get the real ending to the game but it looks so promising. There is so much humor and that artwork looks just great. I’m glad it offers options for how many of the survival elements you want in the game.
Most interesting news of this week: The Game Awards… How can Dave the Diver be an indie game? It maybe has the looks of it but it isn’t. Also, why are there multiple games in Best Independent as well as in Best Indie Debut.. it feels like that defeats the purpose of having those two categories separated. And last but not least, where is Hogwarts Legacy? Zero nominations for that game feels so weird.
Looking forward to playing: More Cuisineer and maybe more Ooblets, as I haven’t finished that one yet.
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!