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Just a handful of games played by me this week. Starting off with Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly as although I had completed the game and my review, I still had some miscellaneous achievements that I still needed to pick up. All that’s left now is the Cafe Latte artwork for an hour which I’ll slowly chip away at over time.
Secondly, I started and completed Weeping Willow, a visual novel, for review purposes. This will most likely be published over the weekend so if you’re interested, keep an eye out for that.
Finally, I have started the highly-popular Vampire Survivors from Xbox Games Pass and it’s safe to say I’m already addicted. I can see why people get engrossed with its gameplay and I will definitely be slowly working my way through the achievement list when I feel like I need a casual challenge.
Most exciting news of this week: Well, the CMA blocking Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard was a pretty big blow to the system and something which I really didn’t expect. I’m hopeful and positive about the appeal. Also, TrueAchievements has released the details for their May medals which I’m looking forward to completing as per usual.
Looking forward to playing: Light Fairytale Episode 1, Vampire Survivors, and my next couple of review games.
Oh, Friday already? Shockingly came to the conclusion that I hadn’t played a lot of games last week. Only a handful of hours on Ghostwire: Tokyo and Minecraft Legends. It was a week full of music for me with performances of Ramkot and High Hi to name a few.
Most exciting news of this week: CMA’s decision… yeah well. I didn’t expect that… but well what else could you expect from a bunch of incompetent trolls
Looking forward to playing: The Last Case of Benedict Fox
Extremely busy workweek and finding it hard to make time for games. I did manage to review Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Bootcamp, but that’s mostly because I know the original game by heart and found it easy to compare. Be sure to check my review [HERE]!
Other than this I also played a few drafts of the new Magic The Gathering set on MTG: Arena, and I started playing Max and the Curse of Brotherhood, an old game by now, but it still looks and plays great and my son enjoys watching me play.
Most exciting news of this week: We recorded our 100th Bitkroeg podcast on Wednesday, it was awesome!
Looking forward to playing: Advance Wars and possibly Bramble.
This week I’ve unfortunately only played Pirates Outlaws, which you can check my review of [HERE]. I will try playing Unheard Voices of Crime Edition as soon as I can for my next review.
Most exciting news of this week: The CMA blocking the Activision + Blizzard deal.
Looking forward to playing: More Unheard Voices of Crime Edition.
I’ve been eating well on the gaming front this week. Picked up and dove headfirst into Outward, started playing Cassette Beasts, and came back to Phasmophobia and Final Fantasy XIV regularly. I even found some time to squeeze Honkai Star Rail in during some of the downtime.
Onward with Outward then. This action-adventure RPG had been gathering dust in my library for a while now but decided to give it another go when Genethical picked it up on sale. Pretty hard and unforgiving at first, but very satisfying once the systems start clicking a bit more. It doesn’t hold your hand, meaning that during quests you’ll have to read carefully when talking to people, look around you for landmarks to figure out where you are on the map and much more. I’ve not quite settled on a playstyle yet, but we’ll see about that over the next week or so.
Cassette Beasts was released on PC on the 26th, much to my excitement. I’ve been looking forward to it since first catching wind about it on Twitter. It’s a very lively monster fighting game from Bytten Studio and Raw Fury that lets you transform into and fuse the 120-odd beasts that are up for grabs. At the time of writing, I’ve only clocked in a measly 2.5 hours, so besides saying that I’m enjoying myself a lot I’ll hold off on saying more for now.
Which leaves Honkai Star Rail. I’ve always been more than a bit sceptical of mobile gaming, but I have to admit that this is pretty fun. Sure, the anime aesthetic, smooth gameplay and great voice acting help, it’s just that I didn’t expect this to run on a phone. Maybe I should install Genshin Impact as well when I replace my current phone.
Most exciting news of this week: As I write this, a new trailer for Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon made landfall from orbit. It’s giving me a lot of confidence for the future of the Armored Core franchise.
Looking forward to playing: Casette Beasts mainly, but Outward as well.
This week I finished off Ni No Kuni 2. I played a bit of Gems of War and I made a start on Hot Wheels Unleashed. Also, I finished off my two reviews this week, Formula Retro Racing – World Tour and Not For Broadcast, which have both been published and are ready to read now.
Most exciting news of this week: The CMA blocking the Activision Blizzard deal was pretty hefty news rocking the gaming and business worlds alike.
Looking forward to playing: Nothing this week immediately catches the eye. But always on the lookout for something new and interesting.
Can we slow down the time, it is crazy how fast weeks fly by. I have mostly played Let’s Build a Zoo this week and my review will be online soon.
I also managed to get the challenging achievement “Artemis’ emisary” in Bounty of One, that was one of the few last achievements I still was working on, now only the one with the dailies to go, that one was bugged but is hopefully now fixed. I just love the Bullet Heaven genre so much.
And last but for sure not least, I played Mail Time which was released yesterday, what an awesome game! It is so wholesome and cute. It has a few bugs but I knew the solo developer behind this game is working hard to get rid of those as soon as possible.
Most exciting news of this week: The news around the Activision Blizzard deal was the biggest news of this week. I didn’t see that one coming, especially not with the reason for that decision.
Looking forward to playing: There are so many awesome games while having 24h in each day, so I’m not sure what I’ll be playing the next few days.
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!