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’ve spent plenty of time this week finishing up my full playthrough of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy and really enjoyed all the murder cases I had to solve. Defending my clients with definitive evidence, false testimony, and contradicting facts while trying to find out who really committed the crime. There were some quite ‘out-there’ cases that I struggled to come to terms with but I had fun with each game nonetheless and the unique characters.
Obviously, I have also been playing Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly for both my own enjoyment and for review purposes. It’s extremely reminiscent of the first game and my first playthrough was an absolute pleasure. Of course, I do intend on playing through again to experience every separate scenario the game has to offer. If you have a moment of spare time, I’d appreciate it if you could read my review which can be found [HERE].
SongPop Party also made another appearance in my week as me and Lewis explored more playlists and artists. Just saying the ‘Worst Songs’ playlist is completely untrue to what it claims to be unless it’s for meme reasons. You can’t expect Umbrella by Rihanna to be there… We did find fun with the Video Games playlist but the BioShock music was an instant giveaway each time.
Most exciting news of this week: The release of Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly has to be the main highlight of the week for me. Yes, visual novels aren’t for everyone but there is something quite special about this series. I guess it’s also worth mentioning the announcement of Harry Potter: Quidditch Champion, which I think should have just been included in Hogwarts Legacy, but we’ll see how un/successful it ends up being eventually.
Looking forward to playing: Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly, Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and perhaps another longer game to sink some time into.
Been a while since I participated with Eyes on the Week. Busy times for me, but not for good reasons. Anyways, a darker period in my life is over so I can focus on gaming again. Have been playing Ghostwire: Tokyo and Minecraft Legends lately and enjoying them both. Expected more from Minecraft Legends so I don’t see myself finishing it, but you never know.
I’m catching up on a few review games so you’ll see a few next week!
Most exciting news of this week: Nothing to report here.
Looking forward to playing: Nothing to report here.
Let’s see, I played some more Wildfrost and still love it, but happy to hear they will be balancing things so it’s easier to progress further every run. And I also managed to leave Wo Long behind me now that I did most of the optional stuff, rated it pretty highly and will surely go back to it in a few years or when there is a content update. You can read my recent review [HERE]. Finally managed to start playing Resident Evil 4 Remake some more because of this and it is fantastic. I’m a long shot away from a full review (I always complete the games close to 100% first) but it’s a 10/10 game so far. Simply amazing!
Most exciting news of this week: Breachers is an absolute hit! Nice to see a Belgian game performing so well. Now I regret not having a VR headset at home.
Looking forward to playing: Advance Wars Rebootcamp is out today, and I’ve been waiting for this game for 2 years now!
This week I played through The Library of Babel for a review which you can read [HERE]. The game has a beautiful art style and decent music, but sadly it’s a bit of a miss for me in every other department.
Other than that, I managed to get around to playing and finishing The Devil In Me by Supermassive Games. I am a huge fan of the Dark Pictures Anthology, so I was super pleased to get that done. I also managed to start The Quarry but got no further than the main introduction.
I’ve also been on a movie binge this week and wrote several reviews for those if you fancy something different to read.
Most exciting news of this week: Unrecord, a game I have been following for a while now, finally got a gameplay trailer, and an in-editor video shown off, and the game looks stunning. Can’t wait to see more of this in action.
Looking forward to playing: The Quarry.
As usual, I haven’t been able to play much this week, but I did play the two games I’ll write reviews about as soon as I can. One being Pirates Outlaws, and the other being Unheard – Voices of Crime Edition, both have been pretty good and fun in their own way.
Most exciting news of this week: Dead Island 2 finally releasing this week, after 9 years of it being originally revealed.
Looking forward to playing: More Pirates Outlaws and Unheard Voices of Crime Edition and maybe Ni No Kuni if I have the time.
At the beginning of this week, I finished another playthrough of Kingdom: Two Crowns, this time with my colleague. We had a lot of fun and I love this game, just not those last few hardcore achievements.
I also played some more Bounty of One, working there on one of my last achievements as well but I’m struggling as you need to win 3 games in a row on the highest difficulty. And another achievement seems bugged, but I’m almost there with unlocking all the current achievements. I love this bullet heaven kind of game… speaking of those types of games… I also played + finished the new DLC for Vampire Survivors. Just another great addition!
Most of my time this week went into Let’s Build a Zoo. Great game. I have unlocked the “good zoo” achievement and now working on the “bad zoo” one, but it a bit harder as my workers leave their job all the time as I can’t pay them enough if I want to unlock that achievement. As soon as I’ve reached that I’ll instantly start paying them more to make things just a bit easier.
Most exciting news of this week: I have lived under a stone this week, as real life is crazy at the moment, so I have no clue what the biggest news would be for me.
Looking forward to playing: More “Let’s Build a Zoo” and also hope to be able to play through “Bugsnax” because it will leave GamePass, but I tried it out around the release and got motion sickness, but will give it a new try because it looks so much fun!
My week has been mostly taken with RL developments, but I still found some time to invest into some games.
Vampire Survivors had its second DLC and, not only is it as addictive as that game has always been, it is the perfect candidate for a ‘drop-in, drop-out’ game when you’re busy. Overall, I’ve been having a blast just figuring stuff out on my own, only having to check one weapon evolution so far as I simply couldn’t find it.
Other than that, I’ve had some Co-op outings in Phasmophobia and Outward Definitive Edition. The former is well-known in my usual group, so we’ve been steadily increasing the difficulty and going for even wilder shenanigans. The latter has turned out to be an incredibly charming adventure game with stamina-based combat and surprisingly in-depth survival elements. We’re only scratching the surface, but what I thought was a pond might turn out to be a trench.
Most exciting news of this week: Atelier Marie Remake, a new take on the very first game of the Atelier series, now officially has a price on Steam. Sadly, as it has become more and more commonplace, fans in third-world countries and less affluent regions are understandably upset with the asking price as it barely provides any benefit over the officially converted price.
Looking forward to playing: Diving even deeper into Outward! I’ll also try to finish my run on the Resident Evil 2 Remake.
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!