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’ve spent some time with two games from the same series this week – The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes and The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me. After completing my first playthrough of The Devil in Me (three survived, two died), I felt the sudden urge to go back to House of Ashes and complete my remaining achievements – all of which are relatively time-consuming. I will be chipping away at both of these fantastic games when I have some free time.
The only other game I played this week was Swordbreaker: Origins for one of my next review titles which should be online soon but this is highly dependent on how my allergic reaction recovers.
Most exciting news of this week: Seeing Dragon Age: Dreadwolf popping up in my feed again was a surprise. It was only to mention that the game won’t be released until at least April next year but just putting it on my radar again was exciting. Might even check out the new State of Decay 2 update that promises to make things even more immersive.
Looking forward to playing: Swordbreaker: Origins, Saga of Sins, and additional review games.
I played some games! Ravenlok arrived on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass last week and it’s a quick 4h completion. Gorgeous game, but the combat falls flat. Want to read more about this “Alice in Voxelland”? Check my review [HERE].
I also received a physical copy of Lost in Play to review on the Switch. It’s a game I’ve been eyeing for some time and I’m happy that Super Rare Games helped bring it to a physical cartridge. Videogame preservation is important! Review coming soon!
Lastly, I played some BeatBeat on PC, a rhythm platformer that doesn’t quite know what it wants to be visually, but has some pretty solid gameplay ideas.
Most exciting news of this week: we hit the 50K stretch goal with our Kickstarter for Realm Architect. TTRPG fans: go check it out! Oh, and some game named Zelda or something released. It’s supposed to be good 😏
Looking forward to playing: I want to dive into Planet of Lana and After Us, 2 great indie games.
Not gaming much lately. I played one attempt at a run in Roboquest and a little bit of Gunfire Reborn last weekend.
Most exciting news of this week: I haven’t kept up with gaming news this week.
Looking forward to playing: Although I have some interest in finishing Ni No Kuni and I also need to finish Unheard Voices of Crime Edition, can’t say I’m too interested in playing anything right now.
“It’s Zelda week over at my place” I say as I lift up a rock to check for Korok’s. I’ve fully immersed myself in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in preparation for Tears of the Kingdom on Friday. This playthrough continues on the back of what I started but dropped a couple of months ago, but have now decided to kick back into gear. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all saw a great beast liberated from Ganon’s evil clutches and ready to blast the calamitous beast to Kingdom come. As I was readying myself to tackle the Champion’s Ballad DLC on Thursday I got a very timely text message. My copy of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was ready for pickup.
So like any gamer with little need for sleep and Friday already booked off I did what was only reasonable. I played from about 20:30 until felt the sun rising. Here is the part where I tell you to not do this often, get up and move every hour or so, and look into the distance for 20 seconds every 20 minutes to stay healthy. Back to Hyrule, I’m blown away by what I experienced so far. I’m not going to detail ANYTHING I’ve done so far for those that, like me, want to go in fresh knowing as little as possible. Yet how they managed to make such a familiar place feel so new is magical to me.
Most exciting news of this week: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom releases today.
Looking forward to playing: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom as if there was any doubt.
This week I’ve been completing my 2 review games, more on those coming soon. I’ve completed Chained Echoes, played some Grid Legends and made a start on Coffee Time 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly which I am enjoying immensely so far.
Most exciting news of this week: The new Zelda game launch has been the talk of the gaming stratosphere.
Looking forward to playing: I haven’t started on Ravenlok but many have said great things about his game so I shall see for myself in due course.
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!