With the 4th of July festivities over and dusted off, you might find yourself with little to do on the weekend by comparison. How about playing a few games?
This weekend we find ourselves visiting an old favorite, trying out a top-down shooter, taking on monsters, and trying to save Middle-earth from a bunch of Uruk Hai and orcs. annoying.
Alex Donaldson, Associate Editor – Chrono Trigger
I’m not sure what caused this – maybe it was the reveal of the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster re-releases, the first three of which will launch later this month, but I’m itchy. It’s an itch I get every few years and you just have to scratch it – so I’m going to play Chrono Trigger.
the trigger of a stopwatch is one of the absolute staples of the Japanese RPG genre, and anyone who knows their stuff also knows a few basic things to be true about their place in the world. That is: in the pantheon of Squaresoft classics, Final Fantasy 6 is the most mechanically important while Final Fantasy 7 is the most culturally important. Final Fantasy 9 is the cutest and your favorite. And Chrono Trigger is, without a doubt, the best. This is why I am going to replay it, even though I have already played and finished it several times.
Beyond that, most of my weekend will be spent working on a big game review. See you on the site. I also just took delivery of a new arcade machine… and even though I had sworn not to bring it out right away, I could tinker with it a bit this weekend.
Dorrani Williams, Video Producer – Monster Hunter Stories 2
This weekend i will play Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.
It’s a brilliant game set in the Monster Hunter universe but with a completely different combat system and a strong emphasis on storytelling. I was lucky enough to get it early for review and completed the story mode, but there is so much more to do by the end of the game.
Now that it’s out and the servers are full of players, I can finally try my hand at PvP. Wish me good luck!
James Billcliffe, Guide Editor – 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 awesome games. The upside is that you can go through them all once you finally give in.
Ever since I got a decent PC and the Xbox Series S, I’ve been through a sort of Game Pass fueled rip-off across Microsoft’s enlightened world, plundering everything in my wake. Next on the block is Halo 5: Guardians, which I picked up for £ 0.80 in Prime Day with remaining credit.
My limited exposure to the Halo and Gears games means that the slightly identical elements I’ve read in the reviews strike me as fresh and exciting. a while all the same.
When I feel something a little colder I have also used the S series to revisit some Xbox 360 games namely Skating 3. Games from this era tend to seem a bit basic these days, but there’s still something so satisfying about the sticks and physics that make it perfect for relaxing and listening to podcasts.
Sherif Saed, Editor-in-Chief – Space Punks
Space punks, Flying Wild Hog’s new top-down shooter RPG, won’t technically go live until next week. But one of the perks of this job is that we often have early access to games. I’ve been playing Space Punks for a few weeks now, and it’s changed in a number of ways since I got my hands on it.
While I did mention some parts of the difficulty in my preview, things are in a much better shape now than they were just a few days ago. I want to devote more time to the different characters, because I mostly played with Duke. Since the ability unlock is a bit faster now, I expect this to really allow me to explore the different quirks of each class.
I’m also looking forward to next weekend, because that’s when everyone will have the opportunity to get started. This means, more cooperative buddies, something which is surprisingly harder to find when only a handful of people have access to an online game.
Stephany Nunneley, Editor-in-Chief – Monster Huter Stories 2 Demo, Lord of the Rings Online
This weekend I plan to give the Monster Hunter Stories 2 demo a try on Switch. This will be my first foray into the series, so I can’t wait to see what it’s all about with Monster Hunter. The game appeals to me because you can make monsters your friend, instead of just defeating all of them in sight.
With my two playmates back from vacation, we have decided that this weekend’s co-op getaway will be Lord of the Rings Online, Yeah, I know. I’m still playing it, but we recently acquired our Early Age guns killing Roving Threats and can’t wait to level up and imbue guns – which seems like a complicated process that I just can’t seem to get through. understand. no matter how many guides I read.
Plus, I ended up choosing the War of the Three Peaks mini-expansion. My friends haven’t grabbed it yet, so I could dive into the content on Sunday afternoon for a little while. That’s if I find the time on Sunday between cleaning my disgusting house, washing the SUV and brushing the dogs. The latest addition to the house, Morty blows his puppy coat, and the hairs are getting all over the place. Wish me luck in this endeavor because trying to brush an 85lb 10 month old German Shepherd puppy is 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? Do you try out a new game, keep playing your favorite game, or revisit something nostalgic? Let us know, because we love to hear about it.
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