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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My review for Another Crusade is finally out and ready to be read. If you could take a moment to read what I thought of the game, the link can be found [HERE]. It’s a strange one for me as I don’t often play turn-based RPGs but it certainly has its pluses and negatives. Perhaps one for people who enjoy SMRPGs?
I have decided to start the campaign in Gears of War 3 again as I’m yet to finish it even once on my current profile; I only ever played online. I’m on Act III right now but I’m taking my time so I can roam around and look for collectibles and COG tags for my achievements. I’m only playing solo on normal difficulty at the moment but I will attempt hardcore and possibly insane at some point in the future.
Finally, I have gone back to Dead by Daylight for their Haunted by Daylight Halloween event. I’ve completed the entire tome except for killer challenges so I can’t see myself playing much more now that I’ve completed it to my standard. We’ll see though – maybe it will intrigue me back again.
Most interesting news of this week: Alan Wake 2 and Stray Souls have been released this week. Two horror games to add to the agenda! Also, Dead Space Remake is on Xbox Games Pass for those who haven’t played either it or the original before.
Looking forward to playing: Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express. I might try to squeeze Dead Space in too if I have time but I’m quite busy with review games right now.
Not much game time this week. Just came back from a trip to the Belgian coast. I did play Super Mario Bros. Wonder on Switch and Warm Snow on Xbox, both excellent game experiences.
Most interesting news of this week: Many (deserved) promotions are happening at Xbox. Sarah Bond has been a new face for Xbox for a long time now. Glad to see that she moves up and can mean more for Xbox.
Looking forward to playing: I’ll be glad with a few hours of gaming time. I have another busy non-gaming week.
Continued playing Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic for my review and had a lot of fun with this Belgian hidden object game. You can find my review [HERE]
Also finally made it past the first boss in The Lords of the Fallen, which is proving to be a lot more challenging than Dark Souls or Elden Ring. Having a hard time with it, but I’ll keep pushing on!
To unwind, I’m playing some chill games like Super Mario Wonder and Hot Wheels Unleashed 2, both of which lend themselves well to pick up & play for just a few levels per day. You can expect reviews for both of these soon.
Most interesting news of this week: I’d like to use the opportunity to mention that the Belgian VR hit Breachers has been nominated for two Unity awards. Best VR and Best Multiplayer, so go vote for them. https://awards.unity.com/
Looking forward to playing: I’m going to beat Detective Pikachu first and then Super Mario Wonder while I’m away on holiday.
I was travelling to London last weekend into Monday to go see the Eorzean Symphony Final Fantasy XIV Orchestra concert. I’d gotten tickets for it since I didn’t manage to snag any for the FFXIV London Fanfest that was held last weekend. And I’m glad I talked myself into going because it was an unforgettable experience to hear a selection of the in-game soundtracks performed with such expertise by the BBC Orchestra. I even shed a tear at the performance of Dragonsong and Flow.
But being away for 3 days, packing my schedule as full as can be around the concert, left me with little time to play games when I got home and had to catch up to my life. I can only really tell you 2 noteworthy things this week, the first being that I restarted and got through the prologue of Cyberpunk 2077. Now that the 2.0 update is here and I’ve got the Phantom Liberty DLC, it seemed like a good time to bite the bullet and go for that long-promised full playthrough.
And ever being the thing that fills up the dead moments of my days, I played more Honkai Star Rail. I only really did some daily missions and gathered materials to prepare for Topaz and Numby’s banner to be released. I managed to pull her from the banner, twice even. (I misclicked and got another copy 2 pulls after the first time) Now to build her up and try to get good gear.
Most interesting news of this week: Final Fantasy XIV will start its Fall Guys collaboration on 31/10. I can’t wait to play through these courses with my Free Company.
Looking forward to playing: Cyberpunk 2077.
I’ve been really busy as of late but managed to squeeze in a couple of hours of Kickback Slug which just released on Steam & Nintendo Switch. You play as a slug called Slippy who must make his way across levels filled with increasingly difficult obstacles by using only the kickback from your weapons. Collect parcels, deliver the goods, and defeat bosses on your way.
The game is made by Kittens in Timespace & they have some gorgeous 2D animations & and an amazing soundtrack. All in all it’s a really fun game that I’m definitely going to be finishing up over the next few weeks.
Most interesting news of this week: Seeing the in-game engine work for MGS Delta: Snake Eater. That looks great!
Looking forward to playing: Kickback Slug: Cosmic Courier.
I’ve been back into gaming after a very busy period irl. I’ve finished Cattails: Wildwood Story this week, was a fun and addictive game! I wasn’t sure what to expect from it but I got hooked.
I have almost finished the new upcoming game by GameHouse: Delicious – Cooking and Romance, only a few levels to go. I’m a sucker for this type of time management game in which you have to complete orders. I prefer this type of time management over removing roadblocks ones.
And I recently won Ooblets in a Twitter giveaway. It is awesome that it finally released on Steam and it is amazing. I’m having so much fun playing it. The game is just so adorable and cute.
Most interesting news of this week: As pointed out by Genethical, this week was mostly sad news with City Skylines 2 and the Metal Gear collection. Especially that last one sucks. I hoped to replay MGS1 and maybe even play the other games in the series. On a more positive note, so many awesome games are coming to Xbox Games Pass. I’m looking forward to playing Mineko’s Night Market soon.
Looking forward to playing: More Ooblets!
This week I took a step back when it comes to games. I had many real-life events take up my time and leave me with a very sporadic and interrupted time availability. As such, it’s no surprise that I went for two easy drop-in drop-out games in the shape of Guilty Gear Strive and Noita.
Other than that, we finally finished Borderlands 2! Aaaand then we realised we still have at least one more DLC to go. Funnily enough, only now, after about 100 hours of gameplay and after seeing a short YouTube video, I decided to question that the game maybe shouldn’t be running at 40-50 FPS… I legitimately thought it ran like that for everybody due to being old and unsuitable for modern hardware. But thanks to the Linux community, I applied a DirectX to the Vulkan translation layer and now it runs beautifully.
Most interesting news of this week: The Metal Gear Master Collection vol. 1 is now out and Konami is rightfully being called out on their laziness. There is no end to the amount of problems the collection in general has, and I recommend anyone looking to buy it to pay heed to the Steam reviews, or to look up some articles and videos on it. Oh, and Cities Skylines 2 is out and only about 4% of the player base can run it properly. I’m so tired.
Looking forward to playing: Borderlands 2, now that it runs fully smoothly!
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!