Eyes on the Weekend (21-22 August)

Eyes on the Weekend (21-22 August)

In Eyes on the Weekend we share what our LifeisXbox team has been playing, most of the time 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! 🙂

Robby (BloodyGoodReviews) | I started playing Twelve Minutes on Friday night and beat it in a single sitting. I was really looking forward to this story-heavy game with a time loop theme, but the execution was somewhat disappointing. The point-and-click gameplay felt awkward, there were a lot of sequences breaking issues and even some bugs that soft locked the game. I did like the story and the top-down camera, which was refreshing, but it could have been so much better. 

On Saturday I played some more Hades and on my 19th run, I succeeded in beating the titular end boss and escape hell. Too bad the achievements didn’t pop (some issue causes by Quick Resume, according to Supergiant Games), and seems like I’ll need to beat the boss 9 more times to get the true ending and epilogue. Considering I’ve already played it for 13 hours, this will take some time. This is a real masterpiece though and shouldn’t be skipped by anyone. Xbox Game Pass is really killing it lately.

Rafael | This weekend I completed Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (not sure if I’ve already said it here, but I’m a great fan of Shonen and Seinen animes), the first of the series, and boy… it was a pain to complete don’t know how many repeatable tasks to achieve 50% of the missions of the game – and thankfully, all you needed for the achievement was 50%. I won’t be seeing its true ending by completing 100% of the missions, but that’s ok for me. I already know what happens at the end of the anime 😉

I tried my luck with the ‘Surprise me’ function of the Xbox Library (with more than 2K games installed, it’s a must-have for me!) and ended up playing two games I’ve never tried before. The first one was Momonga Pinball Adventures – a cute, challenging, and frustrating pinball game. Here you play as a flying squirrel named Momo in a mission to avenge his tribe against the evil owls. The second one was Steel Rats, an original game where a gang of bikers will save the world against sentient monsters made of scrap and junk using their amazing bikes. If you are curious about this last one – as I’m sure you are – know that Alexis reviewed it back in the day (https://www.lifeisxbox.eu/steel-rats/) and like him, enjoyed it a lot!

Mika | This weekend my BF came over, so I didn’t play an awful lot of games. We mostly went outside and enjoyed the lovely weather that is seriously rare here. But on Friday and Sunday when he was on the train I was reviewing this game called: Cave Quest 2 and I am enjoying it so far! Of course, I’m not giving away too much but it is better and has more variety than I expected, so I’m happily surprised. Wanna know more? Check my review coming soon!

VicciVulpix | Unfortunately, I didn’t play much this weekend as my shoulder only currently allows me to play for an hour at the most. I did open many chests on SMITE though as they currently have a gem sale on. I got some pretty cool-looking skins and I can’t wait to try them out. Who knows – might even find a new main to play if I’m lucky as I got some hunter and jungle role choices (very doubtful though)

Orange Spark | Had a light video gaming weekend this time around. Still resting up from the wedding I was at last week I did some chill hunting in Monster Hunter World with a friend I had convinced earlier to play. He’d started earlier this week, and is now in High Rank where we started looking at getting him out of the defender gear into something more colourful. On Saturday I went to an offline Dungeons and Dragons session. I’m playing as a chaotic good lizardfolk Fighter who dual-wields a Warhammer and Waraxe. The ship we were traveling on was raided by pirates, and we were all taken prisoner at the end. Lastly, I played some more of A Way To Be Dead for my upcoming preview. It’s early days for the game, so finding other players in matchmaking proved rather difficult. Luckily there’s still AI to play with.

Aaron | This weekend I dived into some Red Dead Redemption Online as I had never played it before. The campaign was great but I was surprised at just how much content there is for online. 

The bounty missions are great as it allows you to explore all sorts of different locations, traverse various landscapes right by your friends’ sides. You can create a gang & hang out, chase down other real-life players and turn them in for the bounty if they have been naughty! There is a lot of fun to be had online in the west, and this may be my new social game that I play online with friends on a frequent basis.