With the 4th of July festivities finished and dusted off, you might not have a lot going on over the weekend by comparison. How about playing some games?
This weekend we found ourselves visiting an old favorite, trying out a top-down shooter, taking on some monsters, and trying to save Middle-earth from a bunch of pesky Uruk Hai and orcs.
Alex Donaldson, Assistant Editor – Chrono Trigger
I don’t know exactly what caused this, maybe it was the reveal of the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster releases, the first three of which will be released later this month, but it stings me. It’s an itch that I get every few years and I just have to scratch it, so I’m going to play Chrono Trigger.
chrono trigger It’s one of the absolute in the Japanese RPG genre, and anyone who knows its stuff also knows a few basics about its place in the world. That is to say: in the pantheon of Squaresoft classics, Final Fantasy 6 is the most important mechanically while Final Fantasy 7 is the most important culturally. Final Fantasy 9 is the most adorable and your favorite. And Chrono Trigger is hands down the best. That is why I will replay it, even though I have played and finished it many times before.
Beyond this, most of my weekend will be spent working on a big review of the game. Look out for that on the site soon. I also just got a new game cabinet … and even though I swore I wouldn’t bring it out just yet, I could play around with it a bit this weekend.
Dorrani Williams, Video Producer – Monster Hunter Stories 2
This weekend I’ll be playing Monster Hunter 2: Wings of Ruin stories.
It’s a brilliant game set in the Monster Hunter universe, but with a completely different combat system and a heavy emphasis on narrative. I was lucky enough to get it early for review purposes and completed the story mode, but there is a lot more to do late in the game.
Now that it’s out and the servers are full of players, I can finally try my hand at PvP. Wish me luck!
James Billcliffe, Guide Editor for Halo 5: Guardians, Skate 3
The downside to nailing your colors to the mast of a console is that you miss out on tons of amazing games. However, the good thing is that you can get through all of them once you finally give in.
Ever since I got a decent PC and the Xbox Series S, I’ve been on a Game Pass-powered teardrop of sorts through Microsoft’s green-light world, looting everything in my path. Next on the block is Halo 5: Guardians, which I picked up for all of £ 0.80 on Prime Day thanks to some leftover credit.
My limited exposure to the Halo and Gears games means that the slightly identical items I’ve read about in reviews seem fresh and exciting to me, so even though almost every word the characters say goes through my head, I’m having a great time. amount of a time anyway.
When I feel something a bit colder, I’ve gotten used to using the S Series to revisit some Xbox 360 games too, namely Skating 3. Games from that era tend to feel a bit basic these days, but there’s still something so satisfying about movies and physics that they make it perfect for kicking back and listening to podcasts.
Sherif Saed, Staff Writer at Space Punks
Space punks, the new top-down shooter RPG from Flying Wild Hog, technically won’t be releasing until next week. But one of the advantages of this job is that we often get early access to the games. I’ve been playing Space Punks for a couple of weeks now, and it’s changed in a number of ways since I got my hands on it.
Although I talked about how gritty certain parts can be in my preview, things are in a much better shape now compared to a few days ago. I want to spend more time with the different characters, since I was mainly playing with Duke. Since the skill unlocks are a bit quicker now, I hope this allows me to really explore the different quirks of each class.
I’m also looking forward to next weekend, because that’s when everyone will have a chance to participate. This means more cooperative friends, something that is surprisingly harder to find when only a handful of people have access to an online game. .
Stephany Nunneley, News Editor – Monster Huter Stories 2 demo, Lord of the Rings online
This weekend I plan to give the Monster Hunter 2 Stories demo a test on Switch. This will be my first foray into the series, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the Monster Hunter rampage is all about. The game appeals to me because you can make monsters your friends, rather than just defeating every single one of them on sight.
With my two gaming friends back from vacation, we have decided that this weekend’s co-op outing will be Lord of the rings online, Yes, I know. I’m always playing it, but we recently acquired our First Age weapons by killing some errant threats and are eager to level up the weapons and imbue them, which sounds like a complicated process that I can’t seem to understand. everywhere, no matter how many guides you read.
Also, I finally acquired the War of the Three Peaks mini-expansion. My friends haven’t caught on yet, so I could dive into the content on Sunday afternoon for a bit. This is if I find the time on Sunday between cleaning my filthy house, washing the truck, and brushing the dogs. Morty, the latest addition to the house, is blowing his puppy coat, and the fur is everywhere. Wish me luck with this endeavor, because trying to brush an 85 pound weight 10 month old German Shepherd puppy it’s like trying to put pajamas on a three-year-old who just drank a 12-pack of Mountain Dew.
So that’s what we’re doing this weekend. What are your plans? Trying out a new game, still struggling on your current favorite, or checking out something nostalgic? Please let us know, as we love to know.