It’s 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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First of all, I’d like to apologise for not posting an Eyes on the Week post last week. I’m honestly in one of the worst places mentally and physically right now and just couldn’t pull together the energy to do one last week.
This week, however, I’ve spent the majority of my time grinding through the Apocolypse Tiers on Outriders with Lewis so we can get one of our final two achievements for the full completion. We’re mixing it up between doing expeditions and the Trial and we’re currently on Tier 20 so only five more to go which I’m hoping we’ll get throughout the weekend. It’s been a fun experience and something I’ve wanted to return to for a while now. We also need to complete our remaining class-related accolades for the other achievement and then we’ll be onto our next game (new or old, currently undecided on this though).
We also jumped on Dead by Daylight for a mere few hours to try out their new ‘Lights Out’ limited-time modifier. How do I put this? It’s pretty damn bad. I appreciate that the developers have given a new game mode a go and hope it doesn’t discourage them from trying out new ones in the future. Unfortunately, this one just wasn’t it for me.
Most interesting news of this week: Other than all the upheaval over Xbox games being released on PlayStation, nothing else has caught my attention.
Looking forward to playing: Finishing Outriders, continuing Venus: Improbable Dream, and starting Edge of Reality.
I’ve been playing (and failing) at Alisa, now that it released on Xbox. I’ve always been a fan of the setting and the fact that it’s a Belgian game is extra motivating, but it’s also very challenging with its old-skool controls. Make sure to check Aaron’s glowing review!
Most interesting news of this week: Obviously the Xbox drama of Xbox “going 3rd party”. I’m in the “wait and see” camp. They asked for a week to make a statement – let’s wait to hear what they have to say.
Looking forward to playing: the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth demo dropped and I’m very eager to check it out!
I’m still playing The Mobius Machine for my upcoming review. As expected from a Metroidvania, I’ve been having some difficulty with it, but it’s still been an interesting game to play so far.
I’m also still playing Like a Dragon: Ishin! and it’s been pretty good, I like this new take on a Yakuza/Like a Dragon game.
Most interesting news of this week: I can only think of the Xbox games releasing on other platforms’ rumor, nothing official.
Looking forward to playing: More Like a Dragon: Ishin! and The Mobius Machine.
In stark contrast to last week, this one has been mighty productive! I saw the end of my first run of Dragon’s Dogma and will be waaaay more careful going into the second one. I also completed my first Deep Dive in Deep Rock Galactic! I guess I’m no longer a greenbeard now.
The ragtag band of misfits got together again in Divinity: Original Sin 2 and this last session could be summarised as “Let’s just see what’s over there and we go back to town.” Spoiler: we went back to town 4 hours and 4 fights later.
As for individual endeavours, I tried YOMI Hustle which a friend kindly gifted me, and I can describe it as the most stylish stuff I’ll be able to play properly in 8 months. I also got the spacefaring itch and did a run on modded FTL: Faster Than Light. It’s amazing how a couple of core mechanics can carry a whole game. Lastly, I have a bunch of demos lined up from the latest Steam Next Fest; everything looks so good this time!
Most interesting news of this week: Since you have by now read about Xbox planning to release games on other platforms, I’ll bring up Spec Ops: The Line no longer being available in digital storefronts due to licensing deals expiring. If you still have a way of acquiring that game, I cannot recommend it enough.
Looking forward to playing: A whooole bunch of demos! And more Divinity: OS2 as per usual.
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!