Each week we’ll give you the low-down on the games that have been keeping the GGS Gamer staff busy on their consoles, PCs and handhelds.
Here’s what we’ve been playing this week …
- Destiny 2 (PS4) – Because I don’t know how to play anything that isn’t Destiny.
- Destiny 2 (PC) – Yeah, really.
- Friday the 13th (PS4/XB1) – The addiction is real.
- Ninja Gaiden Black (XB1) – Now that this masterpiece is backward compatible, I will play and replay forever and always! Played it so much and it’s easily one of my favorite games of all time
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole (XB1) – Got the opportunity to review it; not impressed so far.
- Echo (PS4) – I’ve finished my first playthrough last week for our review of Echo. It’s a great bit of fun that puts your ability to adapt your playstyle to the test in a really satisfying way.
The game is boosted by a beautiful – albeit unvaried – environment, but what’s there is more than enough. Add to this a genuinely interesting protagonist, whose development unfolds in a natural way over the game and you’re sorted!
It’s an ambitious debut title from Ultra Ultra, but I’d say they’ve done a bloody good job!
- Hitman (XB1) – Yep, playing Echo made me want to just jump back into Hitman after a pretty long time. Strangely, it’s the only game from the series I’d ever played – but what a place to start!
The levels are so meticulously thought out that every time you jump back into a level, there’s always something new for you to try.
I’ve been trying out the featured contract with my most recent forays – and if you haven’t tried them yet, it’s definitely worth a shout. It’s a great idea that shows off the continued community support for the game and puts your murderising skills to a test in the best way possible.
- Doki Doki Literature Club (PC) – ‘Hey John, you like books, you should play Doki Doki Literature Club!’
‘I DO like books! Thanks Viki, I’ll give it a go!’
Hey… this game isn’t about books… what’s the big ide-AHHHH Stop, Stop the horror!
The only reason Team Salvato made this a free game – I’m guessing – is because they hate you and want you to be terrified all the time.
That being said, it’s a game that I really enjoyed playing through. Being a total novice in the visual novel department, I’m pretty sure I’ve jumped into one of the best around for a while. If you haven’t had a go, then give it a spin – just get through the deceptively mundane first act, it’s certainly worth it!
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Episode 2 (PS4) – In which Rachel is manipulative, Max is a hella awful best friend, the freaky ass nightmare sequences are back, and I would like it on record that I don’t trust that creepy talking raven.
- Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch) – For a while now, I’ve been craving a Warriors game something I can just mindlessly button mash to after months of JRPGs… Fire Emblem Warriors definitely delivers on that mindless button mashing craving.
- Overwatch (PC) – Soaring through the skies as D.Va shooting some missles. Racking up Exp. to get loot boxes for some skins.
- Beat Cop (PC) – A 2D day management simulator akin to Papers Please. You play a scorned detective demoted back to beat as he balances his new life all the while trying to clear his name. Good stuff.
- Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age (PS4) – Finally nabbed the Platinium trophy for this – the most frustrating one (surprisingly) being the Mist Walker trophy, where you have to get all concurrences. Damn you RNG! *shakes fist*
- Shadow Hearts (PS2) – Haven’t spent a huge amount of time on this over the past week, but now with FF12 out of the way, I’ll be giving this some proper play time.
- World of Warcraft (PC) – Not a lot to say here. Log in, raid, stand around in Dalaran for five minutes, go AFK, log out.
- Grand Theft Auto 5 (PC) – Been a long time, but forgot how much I love this game. Going through the story mode again and just want to stay on Trevor.
- Destiny 2 (PS4) – Feels like I’m the only one playing these days. Always at public events on my own, quiet zones, and massive wait times for Nightfall. If the reports are true the player base is haemorrhaging like there is no tomorrow.
- Kula World (PS1) – This is my new chill-out game. Can’t describe how this simple title is so relaxing. A real puzzle pleaser.