This Week, We ‘Ave Mostly Been Playing… #18

Red Dead Redemption 2 1-min

What’s that game that came out today? Red… something?

While it may be hard to believe that other games exist other than Red Dead Redemption 2 at the minute, they do! And we’ve still been playing them. There’s more out there than cowboys and horses. But only just.

Here’s the games that have kept the GameSpew team busy this week.


Rich: It’s a simple one this week. All I’ve played is pretty much Red Dead Redemption 2. In fact, I’ve played so much Red Dead Redemption 2 that I began to dream about it and questioned my sanity! It’s just a good job that it’s such a good game, really.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Header-min
Red Dead Redemption 2

Kim: I had a hell of a lot of fun exploring the galaxy in Ubisoft’s Starlink: Battle for Atlas. The story wasn’t quite as long as I hoped it would be, but with several planets still to explore, I’m left with plenty of end-game content to keep me exploring for several hours more. I’ve also played The Room, which recently released on Nintendo Switch. It’s a tough puzzle game, but one of the most nicely presented.

In fact, Switch has basically been my format of choice this week, as I’ve been playing a lot of Picross S in my down time. Sometimes you can’t beat a straightfoward puzzle to pass the time with. I think I’ll need to counter it with some Red Dead-ing this weekend, though.

 

Starlink Battle for Atlas
Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Stan: My odyssey is over, guys. On Wednesday I finally completed the main story in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Wow. I was just blown away by all it had to offer. Far from a Tragedy, Odyssey may well be deserving a top place in the five best Assassin’s Creed games of all time. The difficulty level increases drastically near the end of the main campaign, with forts and hideouts being full of high powered enemies. Following the guide on how to succeed in every fort in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey I managed to make quick work of these areas and focus on the highly compelling plot. It’s an odyssey that’ll long live on in the memory.

My time outside of the Animus was spent cooking up some great dishes with the rare monster parts from the creatures I’d hunted earlier (yes, in a game, I haven’t suffered from the Animus Bleeding Effect yet). Battle Chef Brigade: Deluxe is a hack and slash story-driven game based around a cooking contest. It sounds bizarre, but the combination works so well – like chocolate and orange together. It’s also one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever played. The hand-drawn style is stunning, and it’s such a charming and magical journey.

Battle Chef Brigade

Jack: It’s been a FIFA week for me because of my night shifts. I’ve still got loads of Spider-man and Divinity Original Sin 2 to play but haven’t been in the mood or the energy to get through them this week. Today is Red Dead Redemption 2, and I think I’ll be back next week to tell you I still haven’t decided what console to get it on yet!

FIFA 19
FIFA 19

Chris: Despite having Red Dead Redemption 2 sitting on my hard drive, I’ve yet to dive in. Though I’m looking forward to loading it up and doing the stupidest things I possibly can.

Reigns: Game of Thrones has been entertaining me and while I’ve only played a couple of characters so far, I’m determined that Arya Stark will take her rightful place on the Iron Throne. Whereupon she’ll remove her face to reveal The Actor Kevin Eldon.

Reigns: Game of Thrones