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 …
- Uncharted: Lost Legacy (PS4) – There’s a lot of belief to suspend, but this sure is fun to play – and even without Drake, the characters are wonderfully well realised and instantly likeable. Think I’m getting close to finishing it, and I’m sad it has to end.
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (XB1) – Still a little ropey, despite the update, but got two consecutive chicken dinners yesterday, so something’s going right.
- Fortnite (PS4) – Well, me and Sarah both played this for a recent let’s play and, well… it’s the having fun that counts, right?
I can see why Fortnite has become so popular; unburdened by the apparently horrific stability issues that PUBG is suffering from, Fortnite offers a whole lot of bang for a distinct lack of buck (none to be precise). I have a feeling that when – rather than if – PUBG does arrive on PS4, Fortnite will already have a firm player base.that I imagine PUBG will find it hard to break into… even though they did it first.
And it’s easy to see why, sure the cartoony design won’t be to everyone’s liking, but the game’s map does enough to warrant a return and explore different areas for that bloody loot – and more importantly, to stand a better chance of survival.
If you haven’t got round to playing it yet take my advice, get a few mates to join in with you – it makes the ridiculous situations you’ll get yourself into a lot more enjoyable.
- Unrect (PC) – A game that was developed by a single person, Unrect offers a strange 2d survival game where you control a strange blob… thing. You’re tasked with creating a colony of fellow blob monsters and keeping them alive, how? Well the game adopts a Minecraft-esque building ability that let’s to trap enemy blob monsters and helps in reaching those hard to reach places. It’s out tomorrow on Steam and offers a strangely addictive – if not a little frustrating – experience.
- Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) – Uhh… more robot dinosaurs. Also everyone is super pretty in this game considering they don’t have basic electricity.
- Dark Souls 3 (PS4) – After listening to Sarah’s adoration of the Bloodborne game, I felt the need to try out one of the Dark Souls titles for myself. I must say I’ve been captivated by From Softwares Dark Souls 3. It totally isn’t what I was expecting and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. The sense of accomplishment and exploration available in a lovingly crafted world; along with over the top boss fights and strange creatures has me addicted. I’ve also been streaming the game on Twitch and have met loads of Dark Souls players who have a great love of the game and have offered a lot of friendly advice (without spoilers) and they have taken enjoyment from the fun I’ve been having on my first-time playthrough.
- Bloodborne (PS4) – I feel like I’ve suddenly made a lot of progress this week. I think I’m quite near the end now, which is upsetting. I’m kind of torn though – I want to hurry up and finish because I want to see how it ends, but I want to prolong it as long as possible.
Oh my god, the story though! I sort of have an idea of what’s happening but I’m loving the fact that it’s left deliberately vague. I want to know more! It actually reminds me of the days when I was playing the first Silent Hill and the amount of time I spent sifting through every detail I could find to piece together what was going on.
- Fortnite (PS4) – Had a few rounds of this for our Let’s Play video. Really fun once I stopped hitting circle (thanks, Bloodborne!). A Fortnite pro in the making, I feel.