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 have committed most of my time to playing Dead by Daylight. As a community and solo, the Twisted Masquerade Tome is complete and now I’m just getting as many bloodpoints as I can while the event is still in progress. I have over 1000 ‘Terrormisu’ offerings and have Yui currently at Prestige 97 so she’ll be 100 by the end of tonight!
As Powerwash Simulator got its new SpongeBob Squarepants DLC, me and Lewis went and completed all the cleaning jobs on there but as we played with Lewis hosting, only the miscellaneous achievements counted for me meaning I ended up going through and completing the jobs again.
As for achievement hunting, I have been playing levels on Active Neurons 3 – Wonders of the World while completing the recent title updates for Project Starship and Pity Pit too.
Most exciting news of this week: Details for Diablo IV – Season One have finally been announced and I’m more than ready to get back to the chaos and start grinding the content available.
Looking forward to playing: Dead by Daylight and games for reviewing.
A decent week for gaming this week with 3 review games down which all kept me busy. Minabo: A walk through life can be found [HERE] while AEW: Fight Forever and The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales reviews are pending but keep your eyes out for my overall thoughts on these.
Apart from this, I’ve also managed to finish Final Fantasy XVI and also finish Aliens: Dark Descent. Dark Descent was a surprise hit for me because I’m not usually a fan of RTS games, but I adore the Alien franchise. What we have here is a game rooted in its mechanics that makes every aspect of it fun and enjoyable. Between each mission your marines need rest and medical care, you can assign physicians to them to speed up their recovery. On top of this, you also need to research new weapons and tech, repair your ship and keep your crews’ mental health in check. Failure to do so can give the enemy the upper hand and cause your marines to gain negative traits which ultimately impacts their performance.
It’s been one of those games that really grabbed my attention and for a few days, I forgot about any and all responsibility.
Most exciting news of this week: A goldfish has done what many of us couldn’t. Beaten Malenia from Elden Ring. The goldfish would swim to certain areas of the tank and would register inputs on screen ultimately beating Malenia.
Looking forward to playing: Arcade Paradise on Xbox Games Pass.
I’ve been playing Ghostwire: Tokyo this week, it’s been pretty interesting, but doing a bunch of sidequests is currently making it feel a bit tiresome, so I will try to focus more on the main story to finish it soon.
Most exciting news of this week: I haven’t seen anything worth mentioning here so far.
Looking forward to playing: More Ghostwire: Tokyo and maybe something else, not sure what yet.
I finally got all the achievements in Army of Ruin. What an awesome and addictive game. I was also impressed by how smoothly the game runs. No hiccups, no stutters, nothing like that. That feels so impressive for a Bullet Heaven game.
I also played Tuttle: Star Flower Harvest a rogue-lite farming kinda game in which you plant and harvest as many flowers as possible while the garden gets attacked. Funny game and I love the options you get before starting a run and that you can change those every run. I’ll not be able to unlock all the achievements as I just suck a juggling IRL, but even more in this game and it has achievements for keeping a seed in the air for x amount of hits.
Started with Wall World this morning, and what an awesome and addictive game. I hope the grind for meta progression doesn’t get too boring, but for now, I’m totally enjoying this game.
Most exciting news of this week: I have no idea, was there any gaming news this week?
Looking forward to playing: More Wall World and I should also pick up and continue with Mark of the Ninja: Remastered because I stopped playing that without any good reason.
I have survived the (first half of) the Summer Sale. I bought many things, most of them being indie games or some old games from my youth; though I also got the Orange Box for like $2 out of which I have only played Portal and Half-Life 1 before!
As for what I’ve been doing, I tried out two games this week! I dipped my toes into Wonderful 101 Remastered. Very charmful and quirky little game, but I was having some technical issues with my PC that night so I’ll give it another proper go this week. Other than that, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has hooked me hard. The beginning was dreadful: I got quite screwed by RNG drops and some of the generated captains (which I’m already planning on bullying now.) But after grinding through story missions and acquiring the essentials, I have fallen prey to the ‘one more turn’ trap, this one being ‘one more captain.’
Most exciting news of this week: Quiet week for once! Nothing to report.
Looking forward to playing: More Shadow of War, Wonderful 101, and I haven’t forgotten about Watch Dogs 2.
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!