This Week, We ‘Ave Mostly Been Playing… #51

Bloodstained 2 (1)

When it’s as warm as this we want to just strip off to our underwear, sit under a ceiling fan and pretty much do nothing.

So, exactly what we do on a regular basis minus the playing video games.

That’s right, it may be sweltering outside – the perfect weather to lounge on a beach or dive into a pool – but we’re in the business of writing about games and it must be done. We therefore just complain about the heat rather than enjoy it. Though to be honest, we don’t enjoy being burnt to cinders just from stepping outside for 20 minutes.

Anyway, it’s that time of the week again, so here are the games we ‘ave mostly been playing this er… week.


Rich: I just can’t stop playing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. After completing it on PS4 I went back to playing it on Xbox One. Then a patch landed that ruined my progress so I started from the beginning again. I just love it. I’ve been playing the Switch version here and there again, too. It really isn’t as bad as people would have you believe.

I’ve had to keep my Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night playing in check though, as I’ve had the privilege of reviewing the PC version of Heavy Rain and the Switch version of Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered this week. Both are very good ports, but the age of each title means they are a bit clunky in ways. Heavy Rain‘s Story is still great though, and it’s shocking that Red Faction Guerrilla‘s destruction still hasn’t been bettered.

This weekend I’m going to be diving into Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle that was released today. I’ll also be playing more of a bunch of games that I’ve been dipping into this week for review. So, keep an eye out for a bunch of reviews from me next week.

Heavy Rain PC 2
Heavy Rain

Kim: LEGO Tower released on mobile this week, and being the LEGO fiend that I am, I’ve spent a fair bit of time clicking away on it. It’s not the most engaging gameplay ever, but it is made out of LEGO, which ultimately gives it the edge over 99% of other mobile games. On Xbox One, I’ve played the gruelling but gripping We. The Revolution, which basically puts you in the shoes of an 18th century Ace Attorney – but one in which you can actually sentence people to be hanged. It’s dark, but captivating.

On Switch, I’ve been playing Super Cane Magic Zero, which is fun in short bursts, but  has far too many irritations to truly be enjoyable. It’s a shame, because its art style is delightful, although its humour comes across as a little try-hard at times.

Super Cane Magic Zero
Super Cane Magic Zero

Becca: This week I played the lovely puzzle/platformer Hue. In the game you manipulate a wheel of colours in order to get through obstacles. The atmosphere is adorable and the gameplay is incredibly fun. I’ll be going back to play this one again for sure.

I’ve also spent more than a few hours trying to master the real time strategy game They Are Billions. It’s deliciously difficult and encourages a lot of trial and error. You’ll be stressing over the incoming zombie horde every moment you’re in the game. And maybe even a little while afterwards. Look out for a review from me early next week.

Hue
Hue

Stan: I’ve been on a top secret undercover mission this week. I can’t tell you about it. Nope. It doesn’t matter how much you ask. Please stop asking. Okay…Okay… You’ll hear all about it next week. Expect a preview, a review, and more guides than a guidebook with many guides in. Excited? You should be. 

I’ve also been delving into the world of the Witcher again – which is just such a great place to visit, especially this time of year. The Witcher Netflix show isn’t too far away now, and I’ve compiled a list of the 10 things we want to see from the series. But, it’s worth noting that the series will be based on Sapkowski’s novels, not the games. So here’s 10 differences between the games and Netflix series you can expect too. 

The Witcher
The Witcher 3