What We Played #287 – Titanfall 2, Shantae & Gravity Rush 2


Oh well, back to work it is. Except I work in a pub, so really I’ve been at work most of the time over Christmas anyway. However, everyone else is back at work now, so at least I can stop getting annoyed every time someone says how well rested they are or what a great break they’ve had. Not that I’m bitter.

Somehow though I’ve managed to play a lot of games, despite being very busy, and this week I’ve continued to plug away at Overwatch, in which I’m slowly building a group of friends to play with at 2am in the morning. It remains brilliant, but then I probably don’t need to bang on too much more about it after it won our Game Of The Year award. I’ve also spent time with Lego Dimensions and the Sonic Level Pack, Forza Horizon 3, and Drive!Drive!Drive!.

It seems as though nearly everyone else has been playing Titanfall 2. Jake has made it his sole gaming for the week as he’s been feeling under the weather, but fingers crossed he’ll bounce back next week! Miguel meanwhile is starting the new year in style, working on reviews for Tales of Berseria – you can read his preview here – Gravity Rush 2, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star and Yakuza 0. Oh, and he still played some Overwatch and Titanfall 2!

Dave started the week by completing Shantae: Half Genie Hero, which, while not the best game in the series in his opinion, is absolutely what platform games should look like in the modern age. He’s also continuing to work on his 3DS review of Dragon Quest VIII, and has passed the point he reached on PS2, while also checking out the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility with a little Red Dead Redemption, Catherine and the amazing Burnout Paradise.

Aran thinks that Titanfall 2 is the finest FPS campaign since Wolfenstein The New Order. Whatever you might think, he clearly loved it. At the moment he’s working on 2064: Read Only Memories, and in his continuing Football Manager 17 saga he’s won the Vanarama South with Ebbsfleet and since moved on to the National League. Maybe he’ll have won that by this time next week!

Surprisingly, Jim hasn’t played much Overwatch. He’s not fatigued, but sooner or later his attention had to be drawn elsewhere, he guesses. Instead it’s been all about PSVR, with the painful – in terms of motion sickness – Here They Lie, sitting next to the “sublime” Batman: Arkham VR. He’s also played – worked? – some Job Simulator, which is incredibly immersive, before finishing the campaign in Doom.

It’s been a quieter week for Steve – and one with no hint of Titanfall 2 – with God of War 2 on Vita taking time alongside Ratchet & Clank on PS4, while he walked around a bit in Everyone’s Gone To The Rapture.

There also wasn’t any Titanfall 2 for Tef, but he got a couple hours in on Forza Horizon 3 on PC, having had it downloading overnight for three nights running on his sluggish internet connection. He’s also been playing Space Hulk: Deathwing for a review that you’ll see early next week and caught what feels like a billion starter Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Now then, what have you played to get over the early January hump?



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