All told March has been a pretty sublime month for gamers. The underdog has triumphed with both Cities: Skylines and the incredible Pillars of Eternity blowing away most who play them, with the latter scooping up a perfect 10/10. This has been backed up by tricksy Metroidvania platformer Ori and the Blind Forest, PlayStation 4 getting its first must-buy with Bloodborne, and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 proving there’s life in the old zombified dog yet. Oh, and Battlefield Hardline happened, and so did the sneaky, stabby, Assassin’s Creed Rogue.
In short there’s absolutely stacks to be getting on with, and that’s without taking into account Grand Theft Auto V will be arriving in just 18 days. As the wait for Rockstar’s finest continues, we want to know what gaming greats you’re busying yourself with this weekend.
Jon: I’m, probably quite stupidly, heading down south to the beach this weekend. Latest weather reports put it at a rather frosty 9 °c, but in between having nipples like stalactites and hiding behind a paper-thin windbreaker while sand blows in my eyes, I’m hoping to find time for a spot of The Evil With: The Assignment DLC and, potentially, Bloodborne. Writing it out I now see my entire weekend will be enveloped in pain or misery of some sort, but I’m sure the blood-fuelled pair of games will be a surmountable challenge. Maybe.
Chris: I’ve got the second episode of Tales From The Borderlands lined up, which I’m praying is just as gloriously ultra-violent and ridiculous as the first (stay tuned for a ‘series so far’ review, coming real soon). Also, a big shout-out for A Dark Room, which is one of the most surprising, unpredictable, entertaining and gloriously addictive mobile games I’ve played in a long time. I won’t spoil it by going into details, but if you like old-school RPGs and don’t mind reams of text and ASCII art, it’s a seriously engrossing experience. Grab it on iOS.
Felix: At the moment I have been sinking time into the, now bug fixed, Rome 2 Emperor Edition. It's a truly massive game, allowing you to march into North Africa or right across the middle of Europe. Feeling the awesome power of the advanced Roman civilisation as you crush the barbarians under heel. Until the end of the weekend you can pick up Rome 2 Emperor edition for a handful of dollars. When Rome 2 came out it was a bit of a mess. It also introduced some adjustments to realm management that shook the series up, making it hard to recommend. Now that Total War Attila is here I strongly recommend you play Rome 2 instead, as Attila is a tricky mistress to tame and will hand you your arse on a plate again and again.
Aside from Rome 2, if I can find the time, I will be looking to taste the delights of Pillars of Eternity (we are doing a free game giveaway of this instant classic, so pop over to try and win a copy).
Squee: Come on, do you really need ask? My gaming time is going to be sadly limited this weekend, synchronising perfectly in a cruel twist of fate with the release week of the finest game I’ve played since Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and the best RPG since Skyrim: the sublime Pillars of Eternity. So mostly I’ll be playing it in my mind.
Roley4498: Well the past week I've been getting stuck into BF Hardlines and I gotta say I was having fun with it, until Pillars Of Eternity was released and what a game that is. I will now be well and truly absorbed, at least until GTA V is released. Happy Gaming!
So, GDers, it’s over to you. Tell us what you’ll be playing this weekend in the comments below!
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