Hello weekend We have missed you.
Time to wash up the workweek, put on some commodes, grab some snacks, kick up those tired feet, and play some games. That is what we plan to do anyway.
This weekend regular chores and a bit of socializing will surely take up some time, but there will be plenty of time to play some games.
Over the weekend, we’ll join the OSF, shoot the bad guys, take care of our islands, go for a hike, build a city, and maybe even try to survive being eaten by cannibals.
Sounds like a very wide and diverse weekend, doesn’t it? Anyway, this is what we will play this weekend.
Dorrani Williams, Scarlet Nexus video producer, Valorant
This weekend I’m going to rush a second play of Scarlet Nexus. Having already completed the game as Yuito, I want to see the story from a different perspective than the other protagonist Kasane. The scenes are long, but luckily I’ll be able to skip most of them this time and go straight to what I love the most, which is combat.
Also, I have returned to Valorant Recently. Riot is celebrating the game’s first anniversary and I am very happy that the game did not go extinct in its first year. I’m not the sniper I once was when the game was first released, and a lot has changed, but hopefully, I can get back on the diamond. Wish me luck!
Rebecca Jones, Guides Writer – A Short Hike, ACNH (as always)
A bit of personal news: Monday will be my last day on VG247, so this is my last show of the weekend! However, I won’t go very far: after a few days of vacation, I’ll start my new job at our sister site Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
RPS is a PC gaming site, and while I believe that under the terms of my new contract I am still allowed to play games on other platforms, it seems appropriate that I intend to spend a little time this weekend lounging nostalgically on what has surely been my favorite console exclusive game for the past year. Of course i mean Animal Crossing: New Horizons, about which I have written extensively during my tenure here.
Between participating in the first Bug-Off of the summer of 2021 and attending my 57th KK Slider concert (so close to the next Nook Miles label!), I plan to play A short hike. I recently reminisced about this charming indie game, which is perhaps even healthier and more laid-back than ACNH, and to say that I’ve been looking forward to spending time in the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful settings of Hawk Peak Provincial Park ever since is no exaggeration.
I first played A Short Hike in almost one session in December, the day I found out that I would soon be working here on VG247. I only had the last section left, but between the holiday season and the start of my new job, sadly I never did it again after that marathon session. So I reinstalled it yesterday, and it feels a bit meaningful to complete the circle of my time here by finally getting Claire to the top of that mountain.
Stephany Nunneley, News Editor – Dark Alliance, The Forest, Foundation
There are three games I want to play this weekend and I’m trying to decide which one to allocate my time to.
First, there is Dark Alliance which just released this week. It’s available with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, which I have, so I thought I’d give it a try with some other friends with a sub as well. I’m super interested in trying this game and as a D&D nerd I’m really interested in the stage considering it’s Icewind Dale. Also, Drizzt, the handsome Drow from the RA Salvatore books, is in the game. Guess who I’ll play with? The group of four will also be made up of their friends Catti-brie, Wulfgar and Bruenor Battlehammer, and they are not far behind. But they are not Drizzt yet. We’ll see if I can get the four of us to play it, as some of my friends aren’t as into the fantasy genre as I am.
With Steam’s summer sale ongoing, I finally bit the bullet and bought The forest. It’s been on my wish list for years, and I have no idea why I’ve waited so long to buy it because it’s been on sale before. Who knows. I was probably too busy with my favorite Lotro or Age of Empires 2 games. Anyway, I definitely plan to turn it on sometime during the weekend as I really enjoy survival games, and this one has a horror look to it.
Another game that I would like to try and find the time to play is Foundation, which I also bought during the sale. While I don’t normally buy games in early access yet, this one has very positive reviews so I figured I’d trust the masses and get in early. What interests me about the medieval city building game is the focus on “organic development”, building monuments and managing resources. In it, you are tasked with building a medieval settlement, managing resources and a growing population. It also features narrative events, quests, and quests. Sounds fun to me.
Tom Orry, editor-in-chief of Prodeus
Prodeo It first appeared a few years ago as another of a growing trend in retro-inspired shooters. I had completely forgotten about it, but now it’s on Game Pass (in game preview form) for PC and I went through the opening level.
I had a great time. This is exactly what you expect from an FPS with old-school Doom overtones, but with the power of modern PCs behind it. It’s fast, gory, and a lot of fun. By the end of the first level, the music was pumping, enemies were getting thick and fast, and blood was flowing. Very good so far.
That’s kind of an eclectic mix, right? Speaking of games, what are you going to light up this weekend? We would love to hear about it.