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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It’s been a busy old week for me. Celebrating Lewis’s birthday and our year anniversary along with plenty of video games. I started Hogwarts Legacy but haven’t progressed too far yet – I got to the sorting hat and chose Ravenclaw as well as completed my first defence against the dark arts class. I don’t want to rush the game as I want to experience every little detail. I also started a game I never thought I would in my entire existence… GTA V and this decision is still setting into my nervous system. It’s something me and Lewis have spoken about playing for the longest time and we agreed as long as he funds my clothing obsession, we could do heists and missions together. I’ve put some more hours into Chained Echoes but I’m currently stuck on a specific boss fight which is a little problematic. However, I’m hopeful I’ll pass it soon so I can finish my review. I continued The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series with season 3 which I hope to finish over the next couple of days so I can move on to the final season – the only season I am yet to play. Finally, me and Lewis returned to Fallout 4 which is a game I’ve always disliked but I have said recently I wanted to get some more progress with the story and achievements. Lewis has been doing this for me and I can’t thank him enough because it feels like the biggest chore to me.
Most exciting news of this week: Coming across the news that Blumhouse, movie producer of M3gan and Insidious, is expanding into making horror games for various platforms is incredible. I think it’ll be interesting to see what they decide to produce.
Looking forward to playing: More Chained Echoes, GTA V, and Hogwarts Legacy.
We went to Arnhem for a few days for my birthday. Visited Burger’s Zoo, you might know that Zoo from the TV show. Had some good meals and lots of different beers too. Didn’t have the time to play some games. So I’m cutting this Eyes on the Week shorter than usual.
Most exciting news of this week: Forza Horizon 5 Rally DLC!
Looking forward to playing: Going to catch up on a few games.
I was sick all week, running a high fever, but luckily I had some games to keep me distracted. I rediscovered the fun of making my own constructed deck in MTG: Arena and kicked ass with it. I beat Shadow Warrior 3 in only a couple of sittings and really enjoyed my time with it (great achievement list too!) and started playing Atomic Heart, which feels very much like another take on Bioshock and something I’ll have a great time with. I also want to make some progress in Fire Emblem Engage, but it seems like keeping it just before bedtime isn’t the best approach because I keep falling asleep.
Most exciting news of this week: Phil Spencer visited Brussels this week and met with some local game dev. MS also signed a 10-year contract with Nintendo and promises to bring Xbox games to Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform.
Looking forward to playing: Honestly, some more MTG. Really hooked on that again and when feeling sick, it’s a nice game to play for a few minutes and then rest.
This week I focused on playing Persona 5 Royal, I know I’m getting close to its end now, not sure how many hours are left but I’ll get there soon. Other than that I did play a little bit of Grapple Dog, a game I was supposed to have reviewed a while ago, but it turned out that it wasn’t installable on my Xbox One at the time, now it showed up as installable so I plan on still writing a review of it.
Most exciting news of this week: Shinji Mikami retiring sounds like a pretty big deal, apart from the Microsoft Activision shenanigans, and Like a Dragon Ishin’s release.
Looking forward to playing: More Persona 5 Royal if I don’t finish it by Sunday, Grapple Dog, and I’ll possibly be starting Ni no Kuni or Danganronpa V2 this week, depending on my free time.
I’m happy to report I’ve had a rather filled week in gaming. I went to the Moon in Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, found my bearings in Wild Hearts and continue what is likely to be my final Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild playthrough.
I’m usually rather tight-lipped on what happens in Final Fantasy XIV‘s story but today is different. Your trip to the moon has been widely shown in trailers and such, so this I don’t mind. What happened up there was definitely a wild ride.
In Wild Hearts, I feel like I’ve taken off and found my footing with all the game’s systems. I’m still trying to get a grip on the weapons. Bow and Katana have been my bread and butter so far, but I’d like to find out how to make hammer supply the big ouchies.
And in Breath of the Wild, I’ve decided this playthrough will be one where I do absolutely everything and try to roleplay as much of it as I can. With a bit of luck, I’ll be at that point come early May.
Most exciting news of this week: There’s a Pokémon Presents heading our way next week which I’m looking forward to. Some news on possible Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC is what I’m hoping for the most.
Looking forward to playing: More Wild Hearts for sure, and I’m also keeping my eyes peeled for news on Kerbal Space Program 2. Performance-related mostly yet not exclusively.
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!