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What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue Eight

Posted by Dave Letcavage

We're finally back to some serious gaming

After a lengthy and unexpected sabbatical, WGAYPTW is back in full force!

If you're just joining us, this is a biweekly feature where we not only share our jealousy-inducing gaming plans with you, but we expect you to do the same for us. Modern or retro, Xbox or Nintendo, it doesn't matter — this is about games of any kind! Once you've digested all of the lovely words that we've prepared, head on down to the comments below and brag about the virtual excitement you're getting into this weekend.

So let's get this thing started, shall we?

Ken Barnes

Guacamelee! — This has been queued on my download list for far, FAR too long. Finally got round to downloading it and have played for an hour or so - good fun. There are a few glitches here and there that shouldn't be rearing their heads, but nothing that destroys the gameplay. I can't wait to get further into it.

Final Fantasy VII — Whilst going in to download Guacamelee!, this was winking at me from the PlayStation Store. After resisting for far too many months, I finally took the plunge and am looking forward to getting back to grips with Cloud and co.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII — I've not spent a great deal of time with this one yet, but I'm intrigued. Awful overacting aside, the storyline seems quite interesting and though I'm not a massive fan of the combat system, it might well grow on me.

Dave Letcavage

This weekend I plan to slaughter the last of the invading bugs in Earth Defense Force 2025 so I can get a review live early next week. Here's a preview: it's loads of fun in cooperative modes. I'll also be going after the remaining friend requests in South Park: The Stick of Truth before I retire it to the shelf. It's easily my 2nd favorite game of 2014 at this point — behind DKC: Tropical Freeze, of course.

Outside of that I have review duties for Nintendo Life that I need to tend to. If I can clear those from the schedule soon enough, I'd love to revisit Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Story before Yoshi's New Island is released next week. My retro game room has been uninhabited in recent weeks and I feel like that needs to change.

Anthony Bacchus

I just picked up my copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth which means I'm going to be sucked into the quiet, mountain town full of foul-mouthed kids, anal-probing aliens, and ManBearPig. And I wouldn't have it any other way. Honestly, the attention to detail in the game is astonishing. Finally, us fans have some geographic sense of the town, so exploring every nook and cranny and spotting all of these nods to the show puts a huge smile on my face.

I'm also playing The LEGO Movie Videogame for review for PureXbox. I absolutely adored the movie but the game, unfortunately, just feels like every other LEGO game before it. It's still a fun game, and it's brewing with all the usual meaty content LEGO games are known for. On my iPhone, I just can't seem to get enough of Threes!, a unique and addictive card puzzler that my friends and I have been competing against for the past month. I don't usually play games on my iPhone, but this one instantly caught my attention and hasn't let up since. Definitely check it out!

Eric Santana

I've been spoiled with lots of games that fit my style over the last few weeks, so I have a nice mix of things to play. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 has been my go-to for action adventure. I do get dragged away from solo gaming by my siblings so Disney Infinity also finds its way into my console as well. Bravely Default has been the most fun I've had on the 3ds in a very long time, bringing back some of the RPG mechanics I love. Being a mobile title only makes it better because I can level my jobs on the go. When I feel brave and the 3DS is charging I've also been trying to climb the ranks in League of Legends.

Josephine Johnson

This weekend I will continue to indulge my obsession with Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. I've logged about 12 hours so far and I find myself more absorbed every day with 'I only need 5000 more coins for one of the mega sticker packs!' being an acceptable reason to delay going to bed for 'just one more round' and turning up for work bleary eyed the next morning. I'll also be logging some time on Xbox Fitness I guess, but really only to offset the hours of sitting on PvZ shouting at peashooters.

Wayne Davies

I spent the last 3 weeks moving and indulged in zero gaming, so this weekend begins an onslaught of catching up. First, for Saturday, will be a relaxing starter of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare to nimble and warm up the fingers. Then I'll spend the rest of the night lost in the world of Rust, in an attempt to get an Air Drop. Sunday evening I'll get my wife to sit down with me to play Outlast and watch her reach her limit of terror. When she's had enough, I'll finish the weekend off with the multiplayer main events of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4.

And that brings us to the part where you do the chatting. Will you be searching for the elusive ManBearPig in South Park: The Stick of Truth, or possibly digging into the online modes in Plants vs. Zombies? Maybe it's something else entirely? Either way, get to the comments and tell us all about it!

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User Comments (5)



Tasuki said:

Well I get to play the moving game this weekend which means my consoles are all being boxed up for my move on Monday. The only one that wont get boxed up will be my 3DS but I doubt I will have time to play that this weekend.



SunnyShores said:

i'm spending my weekend trying 100% assassins creed black flag and then play through the aveline story and freedom cry. getting an xbox one tomorrow so i'll be playing dead rising 3 and peggle 2. and then my week with be filled with titanfall and school. busy busy.



hydeks said:

TMNT: Out of the Shadows- Yay, that's right,I bought it, it's not too bad but it feels like a complete game that they kinda gave up on, and made into a arcade game :-P

Halo Reach- Team Slayer, lots and lots of team slayer...

Fable 2- I just beat Fable 3, my first Fable game, and I thought it was pretty cool, everyone tells me that the first two are best, so I picked this up for $13 :-)



DRL said:

@hydeks - Can't go wrong with Halo! I'm SO ready for the series to come to Xbox One. I really hope 343 brings fresh ideas to the franchise.



Gamer83 said:

Dead Nation and Thief on PS4. Also bought Need For Speed Most Wanted on Vita so been playing through that. Nothing on the Xbox front right now. :(

I can't wait to see Halo 5. I keep saying I'll probably hold off on X1 for a while, but Halo is by far my favorite franchise, and I really enjoyed 343's first stab at it with 4, so I'm sure whenever the next game is released, I'll be in line day one to pick up my pre-ordered Halo 5 console bundle (we know there will be one).

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