This Week, We ‘Ave Mostly Been Playing… #17

Assassin's Creed odyssey

Help us, we’re drowning in games!

Our Xboxes, PS4s and Switches can’t cope with all this overwork. They’re begging us for a break, but they’re not going to get it. Just as we’re finishing up with one game, we hear our consoles breath a quiet sigh of relief… but before they know it we’re shoving another disc in their drive or downloading something else on their overworked little hard drives. No rest for you, consoles. Not for another month or so yet!

Ahem.

Here are the games that we’ve been playing this week. Have a great weekend, everyone!


Rich: Guess what? Forza Horizon 4 has still been taking up my time. I just can’t resist putting it on everyday to complete any new Forzathon challenges that have been added. Plenty of other games have been taking up my time too, though. I’ve been having plenty of fun with Soulcalibur VIit really is the best single-player fighting game for some time. New Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC also gave me a good reason to go back to that game. The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon may be quite short, but it certainly is fun. And yeah, I’m still playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. I feel I’ll be playing that for a very long time.

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Forza Horizon 4

Kim: Despite being very sceptical about it before release, I’ve been playing Starlink: Battle for Atlas this week. And actually – it’s bloody good. I’m having a lot of fun flying around numerous planets and blasting through the galaxy at hyperspeed. There a lot of elements of this being a typical Ubisoft open world game, except this time I’m a ship, rather than an assassin, or a hacker. I mean that in the best way possible – I’m a sucker for a good open world, and so far Starlink has really been scratching that itch.

Stan: This week I’ve been continuing my odyssey through Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. I absolutely adore this game! The story, though not hugely unique, is engaging and enjoyable. The supporting characters are engaging, and that setting is just incredible. Just travelling through Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is such a joy. And, of course, it’s always great to have a brilliant protagonist to travel through the environment with, and Kassandra is just awesome. Badass, tough and brave – obviously a reflection of all the choices I made for her…

I’ve also been loving taking to the seas in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Following the walkthrough for naval combat, my Andromeda must now be the most feared ship in all of Ancient Greece. Quite honestly, I’m a little worried I’m drowning in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and I’m a little concerned I won’t be finished it for when Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out…may the gods be with me.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Chris: I’ve continued to sail and stab my way through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and still loving it, though I’ve decided I’m being far too nice so a second “evil mercenary” run is definitely in my future.

I played and reviewed Space Hulk: Tactics which is a lot of fun. Playing as the Genestealers (basically Alien’s xenomorphs) is a real blast, more so than being the space marines themselves. That said, I’d love to see an updated version of Space Crusade which, freed from the shackles of Warhammer 40,000 canon was free to mix things up. You’d just as much chance of running into a Genestealer as you did rounding a corner and having your face taken off by a giant ED-209 style robot.

Space Hulk: Tactics

Jack: Divinity Original Sin 2 has been really the only game I’ve played this week – albeit not very much. It can be difficult when you come home from work at 3am and sleep till 2pm to get much gaming time in, but I did three separate saves on Original Sin 2 this week.

The first time because it became apparent that playing an Origin character might be the way to go (I chose Lohse), and the second because I wanted to be a Cleric to have the other origin characters fit their classes a bit more. So far it’s me as Lohse, The Red Prince and Fane in a party and I’ll most likely take Sabille as my fourth. It’s spent most of the week on my mind because I think there’s a lot of promise there for me, but I need to have a proper sit down 6+ hour session with it.

Divinity Original Sin 2