So…not much really. At least at first. I spent quite a bit of time away from home recently, meaning any significant gaming was limited. Still, I managed to get a few things played here and there, and once I came back from holiday I managed to get a few more games played. I’ll reckon at least one of these has been played by a fair few of you. Onwards!
This was a great holiday choice as it’s very lightweight and easy to teach (whilst hard to master). My sister and I played a bit of it whilst on a family trip away, and I’m looking forward to playing more of it with the wife when we’re able to. It’s pretty much the same as the first game, which is no bad thing to my mind, with all the chaos of an overcrowded kitchen still present. It does seem a little easier than before, but it’s still early days yet.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles
There were 3 Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games released – China, India, and Russia. So which one did I play? All of them. Back to back in fact. And I would recommend not bothering because the controls aren’t good enough for the 2.5D gameplay style (arguably they aren’t good enough for 3D gameplay either), and the story is utterly meaningless, even for those who are familiar with the ludicrously convoluted plotline. Oh! And the upgrade system is horrible. The aesthetic of the second two games are pretty good though, so that’s nice.
A few different ones in fact. Whilst on holiday I was more than happy to encourage anyone who would pay attention to me to play some board games. King of Tokyo, Obama Llama, Expedition (which I intend to write about), and Catan (amongst others) were played and a good time was had by all. Well, apart from the losers (mostly me). As it happens, a certain member of my family is banned from playing Monopoly for various reasons. We may have to ban them from playing Catan now too…
Jackbox Party Pack 3
Be warned of a crude screenshot below! I’m so glad this is on Switch. A portable party game is a great thing to have, and this has been played a fair few times recently. Quiplash 2 was the go to one, with all the offensive answers you can imagine, but Guesspionage got a look in too. Tee KO seemed like a good idea, but the way the gameplay worked was confusing. Still drawing offensive T-shirts wasn’t going to get old.
Obviously. Most people who have a PS4 have been playing this, but I’ve not really done much so far. My daughter likes Spider-Man in general and has told me that I’m only allowed to play when she’s there to watch. Can anyone who’s played it tell me if the story gets a bit too much for a 5-year-old? It’s pretty tame so far and I’m not expecting it to get too crazy beyond the usual web-slinging fun. The movement system is tremendous, and swinging around the city is a joy, even if you aren’t doing anything special. I’m looking forward to playing more of this.
I finally decided to get the Xbox Games Pass after a couple of months of wondering how much I’d use it. I saw that Onrush had been added to the list, a game I’d been wanting to try out for a while, and reckoned now was a good time to get the free trial. I’m really enjoying it! It’s a fusion of Overwatch and Burnout, as crazy as that sounds, and it works very well. Each car or bike has its own set of abilities to utilise in matches (no races here) against another team. It’s insanely fast and hard to keep track of at times, and a couple of the events are a bit obnoxious in their set up but other than that I’ve had a good time with it. There’s even a fairly populated online community to play with. I made the right choice!
What have you been playing? Something as silly as Onrush? Something more serious than Overcooked? Something…better than Assassin’s Creed Chronicles? Let me know what I should be adding to my backlog!