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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This week, I played two games. As continued from last week, I have recently finished the season ‘A New Frontier’ on The Walking Dead: The Definitive Edition and what a season it turned out to be. Even though you didn’t play as any of the main characters from previous seasons, it still carried the story along and included Clementine. I can’t wait to play The Final Season now as it’s the only one I have never played but I will be holding off on that for a bit.
I’ve also been semi-grinding GTA Online every day as I’m desperate to get the money for my own Auto Shop after seeing Lewis do the jobs it gives you. I’ve been playing around will loads of different outfit ideas and finally, understand how to do my warehouse business successfully. Had a couple of people being rude online and killing me for no reason but I knew what I was signing up for – each to their own at the end of the day; whatever makes you happy. Thankful for private sessions!
Most exciting news of this week: Seeing that Dead by Daylight is getting a movie adaptation is amazing and I can’t wait to see what it turns out like. It’s definitely something I will be keeping a close eye on for any development updates.
Looking forward to playing: GTA Online, Chained Echoes, Akka Arrh, and Hogwarts Legacy if I get time.
I’ve been playing Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe mostly, really needed another pink fluffball game in my life right about now and Nintendo delivered! Just look at it!
I also built a new three-color planeswalker deck in MTG: Arena and have been enjoying it a lot. such a fun build!
Biggest news of this week: Just heard Ubisoft Benelux is closing its doors. End of an era. too bad to see the local games PR market get fewer and fewer materials to work with. I don’t like this trend.
Looking forward to playing: Wo Long is arriving shortly and I’ve heard nothing but good feedback from the people who have played the demo.
This week I spent most of my time stranded on site 2. For those of you who are unaware, my helicopter crashed and left me stranded for 12 days on an island inhabited by cannibals.
Sons of The Forest has been on my radar for quite some time. Since the developers Endnight decided to drop it a month early, I couldn’t resist picking it up. It’s a little janky in places, and it still needs some work, but it’s an incredible survival horror experience overall with great crafting and building mechanics. Multiplayer is where it’s at though. Teaming up with your friends on a seemingly deserted island to protect your camp at all costs and survive the horrors of the night. Really unforgettable stuff. I did manage to complete the single-player campaign already thanks to the included map they now give you from the start. This highlights lots of areas of interest from the get-go. Not really something I would recommend using however as the first forest game was fun to really explore.
Other than this, I picked up Metal Gear Solid Rising Revengeance as this was its 10th anniversary week and was on sale for £5. Great game!
I managed to squeeze in around 6 hours of Atomic Heart also, something I didn’t think I would enjoy too much but it’s really good overall. I preferred the indoor facility sections compared to the outside areas. They seem kind of lifeless. Oh well.
Most exciting news of this week: Hi-Fi Rush reaching 2 million players. Amazing stuff for a stealth drop game. Well done to the studio involved.
Looking forward to playing: More Sons of the Forest and finishing Atomic Heart
I haven’t been able to game much this week, I’m not even sure if I played Persona 5 Royal during the week but I did finish the original game, currently on the January part of the game.
Most exciting news of this week: I don’t remember anything interesting happening gaming-related this week.
Looking forward to playing: Persona 5 Royal.
I’ve played a lot of Final Fantasy XIV this week, because when do I not? I’ve reached quite the personal goal of getting all of my crafting jobs to the max level, meaning the time has finally come to start making money instead of spending it all on items for materials to level with. I’ve also done the next zone’s worth of main story content and had my mind blown by how well it’s all done.
I also spent even more time with Wild Hearts when I could. It’s clearly set itself apart from Monster Hunter in my mind now. Mostly for good and unique things, but also with some shortcomings. My review is coming up soon, however, so keep an eye out.
I’ve also spent some more time with Pokémon Violet and the two new paradox pokémon that have appeared. Walking Wake and Iron Leaves now safely sit inside their poké balls until the time comes to train them for the upcoming DLC.
Most exciting news of this week: Without a doubt, the Pokémon Presents that aired on 27/02 and the news about the Scarlet & Violet DLC that came with it. Oh, and Elden Ring’s first DLC: Shadow of the Erdtree got announced with a teaser image.
Looking forward to playing: I’m probably most looking forward to continuing the story in Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker since I’m nearing the end of the story.
I’ve gone back to No Man’s Sky as I really needed a game I could take at my own pace. I have mostly been catching up with the many loose threads I had left behind last time, so I’m still not even started with the contents of the new update. It might be a bit repetitive, but props to the devs, they have really showered us with stuff to do. I’m glad that I have been satisfactorily wrapping up my projects in the game, faster than I expected even.
Most exciting news of this week: Nothing to report this week.
Looking forward to playing: Re-playing more accurately; I bought the Prince of Persia Sands of Time trilogy on the Ubisoft publisher sale that started today. That one’s probably the first whole series I remember considering a favourite in its entirety. I doubt I’ll replay the whole three games, but I’ll be diving into one at the very least.
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!