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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As I’m currently focusing the majority of my time writing up my current reviews to be published, I spent my weekdays finishing my story playthrough of As Dusk Falls and started my initial playthrough of Watch_ Dogs 2 after seeing it had recently been added to Xbox Games Pass. As Dusk Falls was a fantastic game of choices and consequences that had me doubting if I’d made the appropriate decision. I went with my natural instinct and was pretty happy with my overall outcomes for each character. I have to recommend this for anyone who uses Xbox Games Pass. Also, make sure you read the review for it [HERE] by Dae Jim. After completing the story for the original Watch_Dogs, I’ve wanted to play Watch_Dogs 2 and seeing as it’s been available long enough, I couldn’t say no when it appeared on Xbox Games Pass. I hope to talk more about this next week when I have more game time.
Most exciting news of this week: The Annapurna Showcase 2022 announced five more games are set to be joining Xbox Games Pass in the coming year. Along with this, for me anyway, will have to be the release of the new monthly TrueAchievement Xbox Targets for August. Something to aim towards again!
Looking forward to playing: Back to PowerWash Simulator, As Dusk Falls, and Twin Mirror to clear up any achievements I’m yet to unlock. I’m also hoping to continue with Watch_Dogs 2. Oh, and Escape Academy!
I only played Powerwash Simulator this week, and only for a few hours as I have been sick since Monday. A gift from 10 days Gentse Feesten, if you don’t know what that is: a city-wide festival. I hope to feel better soon so I can continue playing some Xbox games and keep LifeisXbox’s socials active!
Most exciting news of this week: I haven’t been keeping an eye on gaming news, so I will have to skip the week’s biggest news.
Looking forward to playing: The first step is not being sick so I can enjoy the hours.
For the daily achievements, I played Beat Souls – a game I still really don’t like and that makes all the wrong UI choices with flashy effects and hides the most important on-screen elements in a random corner. It’s a music game and it doesn’t even have good music… What it does have, are easy achievements and that was apparently enough to keep me playing. For review, I played Live A Live on the Nintendo Switch. A remake of an old RPG that never made it to the west before and which kind of took me by surprise with how cool it is: 7 chapters (and 2 bonus ones) and not even that long of a game to beat. Sign me up! I love how approachable this makes it and how much easier it is to pick-up-and-play.
Most exciting news of this week: The Belgian Tax Shelter for games finally got approved on the European level! This will give some much-needed financial breathing room to a select few Belgian game studios and I’m excited to see how it will evolve from here.
Looking forward to playing: Some more Live A Live and Forza Horizon 5 on the side!
I played Legends of Kingdom Rush for my last posted review, it had been a little while since I played a strategy game but I really enjoyed playing through it. I continued playing GTA IV, but not that much, mostly because I’ve been focusing on my review games in my free time. I also played Super Ember Kaboom for an upcoming review that’s going to be featured in a tidbit, it was a pretty short platformer but it was pleasant to play through it. I managed to play a little bit more of Dead by Daylight and also some MultiVersus with a friend; it’s quite a fun game to play.
Most exciting news of this week: Frogwares announcing a new Sherlock Holmes meets Lovecraft game. It’s apparently a remake and I had no idea this game existed but I’m intrigued by the concept.
Looking forward to playing: More GTA IV, Dead by Daylight, another review game, and maybe some more MultiVersus.
Coming out of a busy weekend I started the week quite knackered. Luckily, gaming doesn’t take much energy, so that’s what I did. I finished off the story of Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak for my review and began the grind for an ever higher master rank to challenge ever tougher opponents. At the time of writing, I’m nearly at MR50, the next new monster. I’ve got a review for Sunbreak in the works, so look forward to that in the near future. I’ve also continued my adventures in Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward. The story here continues to blaze on at a draconic pace, but I’ve found a peaceful moment to put it on hold. The reason I’m not pressing on currently is that my Dark Knight hit the level cap, so I’m levelling up a paladin until she can take on main story quests. Be it briefly, I also played a bit more of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in preparation for Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Most exciting news of this week: I didn’t pay much attention to the gaming news this week, but the Belgian Tax Shelter for game for games getting further approval is big news. I’ll be interested in seeing what good it will do for our studios.
Looking forward to playing: More Final Fantasy XIV and Elite Dangerous Odyssey. I’ve already spoken about FFXIV, but in Elite the galaxy is focused on the battles fought in the HIP 22460 system as the Azimuth saga nears its end.
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!