This Week, We ‘Ave Mostly Been Playing… #65

Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborhood 3
Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborhood

Another week has passed, and that means we’re another week old, another week wiser, and another week through our ever-growing games libraries.

The release train shows no sign of stopping, with some major releases still set to come in the next few weeks. Call of Duty! MediEvil! Death Stranding! We won’t rest ’til at least Christmas. But we do it for YOU, dear readers. Hope you appreciate it.

Here are the games that have kept us up ’til the small hours this week. Have a great weekend!



Rich: As usual, I’ve devoted every bit of spare time I’ve had this week to playing games. I’ve wrestled fish in the brilliant The Fisherman – Fishing Planet, battled behemoths in Dauntless, and evaded a whole myriad of monstrosities in Stela. The best game I’be played this week by far, however, is Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. With gorgeous graphics and hugely enjoyable gameplay, it’s a must-have for any Plants vs. Zombies fan.

Having spent a large amount of time this week in hotels, the Switch has very much been my friend. Look out for my thoughts on AeternoBlade II, Alliance Alive HD Remastered and more next week.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Kim: Much of this week has been spent travelling and in hotels so my Switch has been a good friend of mine. I spent several hours with Gamefreak’s latest release, Little Town Hero, which has some charm but I was left feeling rather disappointed. I’ve also had a bit of time with Sublevel Zero Redux, and you can read my thoughts on that early next week.

Last weekend I continued putting more time into Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and finally published my review. Tl;dr? It’s a whole lot of fun. I also played The Bradwell Conspiracy, which is a great first person puzzle game packed with British charm. I mean, it’s even got Jonathan Ross’ voice in it. You can’t really get much British than that.

The Bradwell Conspiracy

Diggy: Part 2 of my Blair Witch first impressions video went up earlier this week, which is even more heavy on the spooks than the first half (though just as heavy on the laughs). Other than that I’ve been at a bit of a loose end lately, not really knowing what to play.

I thought maybe I had an itch for a big-budget AAA thing with shooty guns, so I tried out Destiny 2 since it’s gone all free-to-play now. I honestly don’t know what anyone sees in it though, because after a while I was just left bored, confused and resenting the two hours and 100GB of hard drive space I’d used up on it.

Blair Witch 2 (1)
Blair Witch

Chris: I played Rain of Reflections: Episode 1 which was an interesting little cyber-adventure; fun a lot of the time but the repetitive hacking mini-game started to grind. I’d definitely like to see where there rest of the game goes with this story.

I’ve also been dipping back into Red Dead Redemption 2, more to mess about than follow the story. It’s not a good thing when you’re questioning your own character’s decisions and, much as I like the game, I can’t stand how Arthur keeps following Dutch despite his track record of bad decisions.

Rain of Reflections

Becca: This week I played the lovely Felix the Reaper. You play as a grim reaper who loves to dance while he does his dirty job. Though the difficulty was a little overwhelming for me, it’s clear that puzzle-game aficionados will love it.

I also played the fantastic sim game Megaquarium, where you build an aquarium from the ground up to bring in a large audience and make one of the best aquariums in all the land.

My dad and I are also still chugging along in Borderlands 3. I’m a huge fan of Eden-6 and find the varying settings in this title to be a real breath of fresh air. As much as I love Pandora, it’s nice to get a change of scenery. Other than that, I’ve played a few hours of Dead by Daylight in preparation for the upcoming Halloween Event as well as the brand new Archive Mode hopefully coming soon!

Felix the Reaper

Stan: I’ve begun a new journey this week with Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. I am really loving everything about it. The twist on the typical turn by turn combat is so engaging, and the story is really intriguing. But what I love most is the traditional Dragon Quest charm in it.

I’ve also been continuing with my Football Manager 2018 struggles. Portsmouth are barely holding on to fourth spot, and the board is giving me no budget at all to work with. I’m currently including some great younger players who could develop well, but right now they’re not quite cutting – you don’t win anything with kids, as one great manager once said…