This Week, We ‘Ave Mostly Been Playing… #49

Lego Speed Champions

What do you do when you’ve finished playing a video game? Start another one, of course.

With E3 2019 already feeling like a distant memory, it’s business as usual. We’ve have plenty of new releases this week, along with plenty of our old faves calling us back to play. The fun never stops!

Here are the games we’ve been playing this week. Let us know what’s kept you busy this week by tweeting us @game_spew. Have a great weekend, everyone!


Rich: Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry isn’t terrible, but I didn’t have the best time playing it last weekend. Thank god I also had Forza Horizon 4‘s LEGO Speed Champions expansion to dive into, which seemingly always manages to cheer me up. It did distract me from other games I should have been playing though.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was one of those games, but with its Xbox One day one patch delayed until next week, it wasn’t really much of an issue. F1 2019 fell on my lap, too, and I’ve been thoroughly addicted to that because it really is quite brilliant. This weekend though, I plan on putting loads of time into the PS4 version of Bloodstained, as well as continuing to make my way through Collection of Mana. Look out for my verdict on those next week!

F1 2019

Kim: I have put a LOT of time into the LEGO Speed Champions DLC in Forza Horizon 4. As I said in my review, it’s the type of game that’s impossible to play without a grin permanently glued to your face. I’ve been ploughing through all the challenges, but I still have some way to go until I’ve fully upgraded my Master Builder’s house. The downside, though, is that any racing game that doesn’t happen to be made out of LEGO (i.e. every single other one) just pales in comparison.

I’ve also played quite a bit of Dandy Dungeon on Switch, which is coming out next week. It’s a lot of fun – and pretty hilarious. Look out for a review from me next week.

Becca: My best friends got me Super Smash Bros Ultimate for my birthday, so I’ve been playing oodles and oodles of that to unlock all the characters. It’s a little overwhelming that there’s almost 70 characters, but I’m enjoying the process of unlocking them all.

I’ve also been playing Dead by Daylight since the release of the new killer Ghost Face. Playing as him is interesting as you have to be pretty stealthy to pull off his ability properly. Playing against him is even more difficult as you have to be able to pull him out of his ability by looking at him which can be tough. He’s a great addition, especially after his changes on the PTB.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Chris: Judgment has occupied my time this week. I’ve roamed Tokyo righting wrongs and spending way too much time playing the games in-arcade machines. I was a little bit crushed to be sent to a retro arcade in-game, only to discover none of the arcade games there are playable, only the Club Sega ones. I’m considering starting a petition demanding that every single arcade game, in any game, needs to be fully playable.

I also spent too much money on getting a PlayStation VR but my buyer’s remorse went away the moment I loaded up Star Wars Battlefront‘s X-Wing VR mission. Even before I took off, just sitting in the X-Wing, looking around, was a mind blowing experience. I can’t understand why there hasn’t been a full on Star Wars VR game, but I’m holding out hope that we’ll get one when the PlayStation 5 rolls around.

Judgment
Judgment

Stan: After the absolute high of E3 I’ve been on a bit of a come down this week. So much goodness was announced, but it all just seems so far away. But to cure the blues, I started playing Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition on Switch. I haven’t sunk much time in to it yet, but I am loving it. The beautiful art direction and music make me feel so at home, and the gameplay style feels so familiar, even if the game is completely new to me. I can’t wait to play more of it, and I hope it will fill a big gap until some of the E3 goodness gets released.

Tales of Vesperia 1
Tales of Vesperia

Matt: This week I’ve been stuck in the same place I’ve been for the past few weeks. I’ve been really enjoying Mortal Kombat 11 and haven’t felt this confident in a fighting game in a while. Outside of fighting through towers and learning new characters, I’ve been on the Season 7 grind with my friends in Destiny 2.

The Season of Opulence really has been a great batch of content, and we’re getting closer and closer to conquering the new raid. Still a bit wary as to how long this season can keep me interested, but if it fails me, I did start going through Division 2 last week and I can easily see myself getting lost in that looter shooter as well.

Mortal Kombat 11 2 (1)
Mortal Kombat 11