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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I only played a small handful of games this week. I have continued my adventure in Lies of P and also published my review for it which can be found [HERE] if you have some free time to give it a read – I’d greatly appreciate it. I plan on sticking to it so I can eventually say I’ve completed a soul-like game. Plus, with a game that looks as incredible as Lies of P, I don’t intend on stepping away any time soon.
I’ve also started the TrueAchievement Trick-or-Treat event which started on Monday. The first of the games I returned to was Need for Speed Heat for a single achievement for my first treat. Then I chose the trick option and had to earn three achievements in open-world games, instigating my return to Hogwarts Legacy and let me tell you something – I haven’t stopped playing since I restarted. I’m enchanted with the world but I’m currently stuck on a trial for my main quest which I aim to complete over the weekend so I can progress the story. As it was released this year, I’m hoping it will get noticed and recognised at the game awards in December.
Most interesting news of this week: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III – getting to watch the gameplay for multiplayer and zombies was interesting and incredibly nostalgic for me due to the maps from Modern Warfare 2 being shown in all their beauty. The horror game Stray Souls has a release date of 25th October and I can’t wait to see what they have created. Finally, with Season 2 of Diablo IV, more content is being included in World Tier III/IV and the XP grind is being reduced which I’m thankful for.
Looking forward to playing: Hogwarts Legacy and Diablo IV alongside my review games – Another Crusade, Deflector, and DE-EXIT – Eternal Matters.
Past days have all been about Forza Motorsport and Bang-On Balls: Chronicles. Two very different experiences but both of them are really fun to play. I recently received Assassin’s Creed Mirage, I think I played three hours so far and you’ll read my review early next week!
Most interesting news of this week: Layoffs, layoffs and layoffs. We’re in prime time for gaming with lots of fantastic experiences. You would expect that game studios are doing well but that’s far from the reality.
Looking forward to playing: Continuing Starfield and Mirage.
I was going back and forth between various games all week, from Pokémon to The Crew, from Mortal Kombat 11 to Bang-On Balls: Chronicles and I even played some yet-to-release games for work which I can’t share anything about. The biggest highlight for me was completing Bang-on Balls’ story and I’ll probably go back to get the 1000G (which requires farting, in various circumstances)
Most interesting news of this week: All those jobs getting cut. Team 17, Epic Games, Mediatonic, Crystal Dynamics, Creative Assembly… it’s so sad.
Looking forward to playing: Lords of the Fallen is almost out.
It’s been a week dominated by Final Fantasy XIV for me. On Tuesday we got treated to patch 6.5 titled “Growing Light” which continues the main story and adds a host of side content. I’ve primarily focussed on continuing said story, but have also joined my Free Company (my guild) in clearing the last of Endwalker’s alliance raids. It’s a satisfying time to play, as lots of stories are getting wrapped up and I’m looking forward to whatever they have in store for us with Dawntrail.
When I wasn’t studying or being the Warrior of Light I spent more time in Honkai Star Rail where, for once, nothing of note really happened. There are no big special events going on anymore as we’re nearing the release of patch 1.4, so I’ve mostly just farmed materials and built up Fu Xuan whom I unlocked last week.
Most interesting news of this week: Sadly on the layoffs spring to mind. I can’t wrap my head around how one of the biggest industries in the world has such issues despite all the money that goes around in it.
Looking forward to playing: Another Crab’s Treasure has a demo available on Steam since this week and I can’t wait to try this Shoal’s-like.
This week I got to play a tiny bit of Everhood Eternity Edition for a review, but I wasn’t able to get far into it, as almost every time I try to open it, I’m not allowed to get past the main menu for some reason.
I also played a few hours of Lies of P and surprisingly I’m enjoying it quite a bit, despite not really being a souls-like guy up until now. I may play other soul-likes in the future thanks to it.
Most interesting news of this week: Nothing comes to mind, other than layoffs happening on multiple videogame companies.
Looking forward to playing: More Lies of P, hopefully, I’ll be able to play Everhood Eternity Edition and also get back to replaying Kingdom Hearts III.
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!