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 …
- Call of Duty: WW2 (PS4) – I remain quietly impressed by the way COD:WW2 makes me care about its cast for the very first time. The story is peculiarly engaging, enough to make me pause for breath in some scenes. The idea that people actually live through this stuff… it’s amazing. I remain faintly irritated that your MP loadout is determined by the amount of time you play, not your base skill, but this is without doubt my favourite COD to date.
- Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4) – Finally finished at around 60 hours but my god, there’s so much more still left to do! The best AC to date, bar none.
- The Sims 4 (PS4) – Early days still, but once I’d gotten over the annoyance of losing 3 hours of play after a hard crash (fml), I can see why people love it so, even if I don’t think it’s quite for me (there are no guns or aliens here, friends). Not finding the console control scheme super intuitive – if you’ve played on PC, this’ll feel a bit different – but so far, so good!
- Need For Speed Payback (XB1) – First NFS I’m enjoying since Carbon. Watch for my review soon!
- Friday the 13th (PS4/XB1) – The addiction is real.
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins (XB1) – is a fresh new lick of paint to what can be considered a franchise much in need of refurbishment. Ubisoft have taken a year out to work on making the new Ass Ass a good one. They have definitely delivered!
I can honestly say aside from its kinda rocky release (bugs galore). This new game is honestly one of my faves! Not to mention the new protagonist Bayek who is such a well rounded character I am falling in love with the series all over again!
- Wolfenstein: The New Colossus (PS4) – Stu persuaded me to go and play this with his review a couple of weeks ago and he wasn’t wrong! A bloody beautiful game to look at, a challenging but enjoyable chunk of gameplay that’s propped up by a loveable group of revolutionaries â€“ I’m having a great time with it!
- Spintires MudRunner (XB1) – Urgh… my review of this may already be up, so for a more detailed explanation go and read that. For a summary though: I hate this game.
- Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) â€“ I took a trip to Exeter this week so Mario was my best bud on my coach journey!
- Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (PS4) â€“ Iâ€™m not sure if my review will be up as of this post but I enjoyed what actually worked in the game and the puzzles were good fun.
- Shadow Warrior 2 (PS4) â€“ Whilst staying with some friends, I had a mess around with Shadow Warrior 2 and had some fun cutting up some demons.
- Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (PC) – So season 12 started and I leveled a necromancer to 70 in the first night. Since then, I’ve been wondering why I bothered as I get (what feels like) literally NO decent set pieces or legendary drops. I’ll probably play it for a few more days before stopping again. Until the next season.
- Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (PC) – Always like to have a little dungeon crawl at the start of a season. This time around Iâ€™m maining a Demon Hunter and waiting for RNGeesus to gift me with my favourite class armour set.
- Heroes of the Storm (PC) – Completing my daily quests to save up credits for the new characters announced at Blizzcon 2017.
- Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (XB1) – I canâ€™t help but revisit the alternate timeline of Wolfenstein to finish off my collectables gathering, and complete any side missions that I have missed.