What are you going to play this weekend?
It’s a holiday weekend here in the states, and there’s no better way to celebrate by having an extra day off than by playing games.
Between cookouts, attending a quinceañera, searching for wedding venues, and giving two stinky dogs a bath, we plan to have some virtual fun for the next three days. Some of us will be building a civilization, playing surgeons, trying to wipe out a sinister enemy, and refusing to bow down to The Syndicate.
Alex Donaldson, Assistant Editor – Mini Highways, Humanity
I’m thinking it’s time to release a strategy game, at least for a week, especially when I have big RPGs on the horizon in the near future. As such, I am going to spend a little time on Mini highways and Humanity this weekend.
Humanity is scratching the same itch that caused me to devote hundreds of hours to each entry in the Civilization series. When I first saw the game’s pre-release, Sega reps described it to me as a “Civ Killer,” and while I don’t think it lives up to that goal, it’s a good 4X strategy game that’s very promising. as a franchise.
Then there are the Mini Highways. I reviewed this earlier this week, giving it five stars. I think it’s the most flawless a video game can be. It is just lovely and relaxing. And I’ll need to chill out this weekend, since it’s my NFL Fantasy Football draft. I’ve been preparing for this so hopefully I don’t completely screw it up.
James Billcliffe, Guide Editor – Saints Row 3: Remastered
After Dorrani’s video gave us a bit of insight into the Saints Row reboot, I decided to take the remastered version of Saints row 3.
I remember enjoying the most cheeky GTA clone from Saints Row 2, and playing with superpowers in Saints Row 4, but I had never played 3.
Well, it turns out that I actually played 3 and it just stuck in my memory, some parts I remembered as Saints Row 2 and others as 4, which is not surprising because you can practically say that it is a fusion of the two.
I think the open world of Saints Row 4 lost its sense of scale due to the tour and felt sterile because of it. Let’s see if 3 has a better balance and if the comics have aged so much that I am scared to death.
Stephany Nunneley, News Editor – Control: Ultimate Edition (maybe)
I have a very busy weekend planned, so I may not have time to play anything.
Tonight I have to go to my mother’s house for a cookout, since it is my stepfather’s birthday. And I refuse to miss out on one of their signature steaks, a baked potato, and some corn on the cob. Also, my mother is making my favorite cake and I can’t wait to eat a piece.
So tomorrow, which is Saturday, I have three places to look for a wedding / reception. You see, after 19 years of being together, the man of the house finally decided that we should get married and raised the question. It’s also damn time. Anyway, we have set a date for October next year, and you have to reserve these places at least a year in advance, so I’ll see some tomorrow. Wish my wallet luck, please.
Also on Saturday, our friend Julio’s daughter turns 15, so we have to attend her Quinceañera (this is when a girl turns 15 and becomes a young lady). I’ve been told there will be plenty of food and the margaritas will flow like water, so I’m sure we’ll have a great time.
On Sunday I have to bathe the dogs and work in my terrible garden, so I’ll probably be too exhausted, and probably hungover, to play anything on Sunday night.
But despite everything I plan to do over the holiday weekend, I hope I have some time to play. Control: Definitive Edition Labor Day, which is Monday. Is currently on sale at 60% off via Steam, and considering that most of my friends recommended it, I figured I’d spend $ 15.99 on it. But, like I said, I may not have time. Or you may be too tired. We’ll see. Anyway, I bought it, so I’ll play it eventually if I don’t do it over the holiday weekend.
Tom Orry, Editor-in-Chief, Surgeon Simulator 2, PC
I always intended to put a spin on the original game, but never did, so with the release of the sequel I jumped into the surgeon’s hot seat and gave my best impression of Donald Anspaugh. Lovely dated reference for those of you old enough to know TV before the internet.
It didn’t go well. Absolutely.
Let’s say limbs were flying, blood was spilling (?) And patients were dying. In fact, they all died. It was worse than the time Romano’s arm hit the blade of a helicopter. Another ER reference for fans.
It is worth noting that Surgeon Simulator 2 It’s on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, so if you’re a member, you can give it a try without paying extra to accidentally rip a man’s leg off.
Those are our plans for the weekend. What are you going to do? Planning to get into more than just games for the work vacation? Or will you turn on your console / PC and dive into some virtual fun? Let us know! We love hearing from you.