Time to look back on the weekend! What did Friday, Saturday, and Sunday look like for our writers? What was the biggest news from last week and what are we looking forward to? Our Eyes on the Week(end) article will answer these three questions!
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On Friday, after having this recommended to me during the week, I continued my venture in Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition as I needed another RPG which I could sink plenty of time into again. I believe I have got as far as meeting all possible team members but I’m currently stuck at a boss battle so I have decided to take a break for now and return possibly this week again. I also started Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments and admittedly, I used a guide to obtain all achievements as me and Lewis had already played the game somewhat together; I’ve always liked the idea and concept around these murder mystery titles. Two visual novels joined my weekend also – Blind Men and LoveChoice. I read all the dialogue they had to offer and was pleasantly reminded how much I enjoy these relaxing games that have you make small interactions here and there. Finally, I boosted my gamerscore by playing Energy Cycle Edge and spent the rest of my Sunday playing The Suicide of Rachel Foster. An interesting game that some will find interesting and others would expect more from. I feel in the middle of these but my opinion leans more towards the positive end of the spectrum. A little short for my liking but otherwise enjoyable.
Most exciting news of last week: New target medals on TrueAchievements have now been released for July which means I will be spending some time working towards earning these.
Looking forward to playing this week: Need for Speed Heat, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, Calico, and perhaps Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.
I only played Outriders Worldslayer this weekend but powered through the entire DLC in 3 nights. The story content is exhausted rather quickly, but it does add an interesting new challenge mode in which you can grind for levels and rare gear. I’m still very much in love with the way difficulty works in this game, making it very easy for me to get to grasps with the controls again before slowly amping back up to my previous skill level. You can read my review [HERE].
Most exciting news of last week: The Nintendo switch getting 10 Megaman Battle Network games. I only played two of them on GBA, but absolutely loved them.
Looking forward to playing this week: The same as last week: Final Fantasy 7 Remake on Steam & Fire Emblem Three Hopes, as I didn’t have time for them in the past week. I was busy watching Trifox beta streams every single evening.
This weekend was a bit hectic for me but I did manage to get a couple of gaming sessions in. First off, I played some Dead By Daylight with 2 of our staff writers, Bradley & Colombo. I had forgotten how fun & exciting the game was, and at the same time, how frustrating it can be. We played a few rounds with Bradley being the only one to escape through a hatch, with myself playing as bait. Saturday I finished Sniper Elite 5 which I thoroughly enjoyed. I also started FAR: Changing Tides as that is also a game pass game. As a huge fan of the first FAR game, it was great to see a new setting with some new mechanics added. The game is gorgeous and a good game if you want to chill out without thinking much.
Most exciting news of last week: Even if this turns out to be fake, (it looks incredibly professional though) a leaked Konami shareholder presentation gave a glimpse at a global reveal for Silent Hill which is scheduled for July 12th. This one seems to hit differently so I am keeping everything crossed.
Looking forward to playing this week: More FAR: Changing Tides.
I’m still in the TrueAchievements warboats event so I played the original Gears of War and started The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion because of it. I also continued playing Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition as I’m still not done with it.
Most exciting news of last week: Pac-Man World Re-pac being announced, I never played the original but it looks good.
Looking forward to playing this week: Continue working on the warboats event, and continue playing Danganronpa
This weekend has been all Monster Hunter for me. With the dawn finally breaking on Rise’s Sunbreak expansion, I’ve again taken up arms to help the Kingdom get their affairs in order as monsters native to their lands spill into the neighbouring regions. I’m having a great time, fighting more difficult versions of existing monsters and encountering new and returning ones.
Most exciting news of last week: It was revealed in the Nintendo Direct Mini that the Persona games would be coming to Nintendo Switch as well.
Looking forward to playing this week: More Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak!
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!