Who needs sunscreen when you have games?
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 …
- Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD (PS4) – Working towards that platinum! Collecting and raising all my dream eaters! Beating up the super bosses! It’s all good in the KH Hood!
- Star Wars Battlefront II (PS4) – Apparently it’s pretty short so I decided to knock this one out of the backlog.
- Ultra Street Fighter II (Switch) – Best SF game that released since SFIV.
- Gears of War 4 (XB1) – Hunting down solo Achievements.
- Dream Alone (PC) – I’ve only played a little so far, but it’s reminding me far too much of Limbo, with a dash of trying a little bit _too_ hard; blood splattering dramatically across the screen and ghosts wailing in an apocalyptic hellscape… just because, I guess?
- American McGee’s Alice (PS3) – For a game that’s almost 20 years old, seems to encapsulate dreamy horror very, very well – mostly due to the eerie soundtrack, and the limited visuals and animations conjuring up some horrific images. I’ve managed to prove to myself that yes, I’m still _absolutely terrified_ of the Insane Children, ten years down the line…
- Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (PS4) – I’m making a concerted effort to get through my list of unplayed games that need playing, with the Uncharted collection being one of them. Thoroughly enjoyed blasting through the first title in the series, with its great story and single player narrative. It’s just a shame that the game is so short, and the movement controls feel disjointed and a little dated. But overall I couldn’t recommend the game enough and now onto the next Nathan Drake adventure.
- PixArk (XB1X) – Playing PixArk for an ‘early access’ review, and trying to decipher if this Ark and Minecraft hybrid work or not. I’ve enjoyed building and taming dino’s with the aid of my young son (Ark Expert) and surviving in this harsh voxel sandbox.
- FIFA 18 (XB1X) – If you haven’t noticed, the World Cup Russia 2018 is in full swing, so of course, it is obligatory to recreate or predict team outcomes with the aid of the free World Cup update for FIFA 18. Have been having great beer-fuelled fun with the mates playing this one.
- Tom Clancy’s The Division (XB1X) – Continuing to level characters in this Ubisoft classic, although I have taken a break from levelling my main character to level an alt with a pal. Lot’s of fun being had re-running though this game on the Xbox having previously played on the PC. Still also admiring the crispy detailed graphics of a plague-stricken Manhattan.
- Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS4) – Finished up Uncharted 2, so naturally moved on to the next installment. I only played this through once on the PS3 so I don’t remember much of it but I’m already enjoying seeing more of Sully. “Follow the hose!”
- Tom Clancy’s The Division (XB1) – Still leveling my character on this, though I haven’t played as much this week.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4) – Picking this up from where I left off a couple of weeks ago. Hoping to get it finished this week.