Eyes on the Weekend (10-12 December)

Eyes on the Weekend (10-12 December)

In Eyes on the Weekend we share what our LifeisXbox team has been playing, most of the times we have our hands full with review games. Some of those have embargo’s so we can’t always openly share what we are playing. What is interesting for us is to see what YOU have been playing! Be sure to let us know on social media! 🙂

Dae Jim | My weekend was all about The Gunk, preview embargo is finally over so I’m allowed to talk about it and I LOVE IT. There’s still a review embargo in place but this will be a high-scored game on LifeisXbox! Besides the Gunk, Serious Sam 4 and Halo Infinite had some memorable moments too. I recently purchased a Nintendo Switch and on Saturday and Sunday half an hour went into Ring Fit Adventure, so much fun to do fitness while progressing in the RPG-like story!

Robby (BloodyGoodReviews) | I didn’t get to play a lot this weekend. On Friday I did check out The Matrix Awakens, that awesome tech demo that showcases what will be possible with Unreal Engine 5. I’m seriously impressed with how lifelike the lighting looks and how a partly AI-generated Manhattan still looks so believable. Definitely check this out if you own an Xbox Series X|S or PS5. and if you don’t you can always check my video: https://youtu.be/rdfWSa9Q044

As for my daily achievements, I played Woodle Tree. Not exactly a game I’d recommend to anyone, but at 0.99€ and an Easy 1000G, I just picked it up to have 10 days’ worth of achievements. At least it’s kid-friendly and my kids liked watching me play it… Lastly, I’m still playing Chorus, a Gorgeous open-world spaceflight sim with great combat and even better visuals. Surprisingly big, and I’m not talking about the space, but the number of things to do. You can check Jim’s review [HERE] .

Aaron | Nothing to add for this weekend.

VicciVulpix | My weekend only consisted of playing two games – Code Vein and SMITE. I’ve managed to reach Lvl. 72 on Code Vein and I’m pretty invested in the story, combat, and overall style of play. I never thought it would be the type of game I’d enjoy but I’m absolutely hooked on everything. Yes, even the inevitable death after death experience it provides. I only played two games on SMITE as the first was rather infuriating and the second we had an opposing team that was playing all over the place like they were playing any other mode but conquest. Looking forward to Atlas being released on Tuesday and of course all the new shiny skins and events just in time for Christmas.

Maui | I ended up getting sucked into the world of Wytchwood for the most part of my weekend. I scored the game 93% so I think it’s pretty obvious that I really enjoyed myself with this crafting adventure. Absolutely everything about this game is so much fun, it definitely surprised me! I also played some more Rune Factory 4 Special, another game I’ve been really enjoying but that I’m behind on a little because of my time in Wytchwood and you know, life happening.

Michael | This weekend I played some more RuneScape 3. In case you didn’t know yet, this is really my go-to game when I’m behind my computer. I also played a board game called Hogwarts Battle with Maui, a cooperative deck-building game. It’s a huge game so we’ve only played a little, but continuing this week and looking forward to that!

Orange Spark | I’ve used the weekend to progress a number of the games I’ve got going and revisited one I left to get further developed from the start of the year. In no particular order, I made sure to get some actual progress in Deathloop. I love how with each loop the story further unravels just a tiny bit. I feel like the end is in sight, so I hope to finish it this week. I also played more Pokémon Shining Pearl. Here as well, I made sure to make a good dent in the story instead of constantly finding convoluted ways to quickly build a kickass team. In the end, I cleaned house and swiftly put a stop to Team Galactic’s plans. You can read Maui’s review of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond [HERE]. As for the game I revisited, that was Everspace 2. I got some cravings after seeing Robby and Jim enjoy Chorus. Everspace 2 is the open world brother to it’s roguelike predecessor. The space combat looks very similar to Chorus, except Everspace 2 is entirely open world. Not really anything of worth to note, except that I started it and I’m loving it.

Colombo | Besides playing the usual Microsoft Solitaire Collection while listening to music, I’ve also started playing GrimDawn: Definitive Edition on Xbox One for an upcoming review. So far it’s a pretty good game but I’m not gonna talk much about it before my review comes around though. I’ve played a little bit of The Binding of Isaac Repentance on PC, started a save from scratch, beat Mom’s Foot and enabled mods for the first time. There are some pretty useful mods and those are the only ones I enabled. Also played a few matches of Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer, I don’t know why I insist on playing competitive multiplayer games, all it does is get me stressed 😅

Bradley Delaere | I haven’t played that many video games this weekend. On Saturday I was focused on completing the story for Serious Sam 4 and the achievements. My review for it is coming soon! On Sunday, I had just been drawing some more Spyro fan art; I’m finally starting to get the hang of it!