Ordinarily I’d suggest this lovely bank holiday weekend we’ve got coming up would be a great time to step outside and enjoy the sunshine. But it’s bizarrely just been snowing outside. Never change, England. Should it be a little on the colder side then there’s nothing better than battening the hatches and getting down to some serious gaming. April’s been a bit quiet, truth be told, but we’ve had the likes of Dark Souls 3 dropping to give us some serious playtime.
Jon: For the first part of the weekend I’ve got a wedding to attend, so I’m sure I’ll look like an extra from Downton Abbey for that. Not my wedding, I should add. Once I’ve got that particular ordeal out of the way it’s gaming time. I ordered one of them Razer Turret lapboard things, so should DHL get its act in gear and redeliver my parcel which turned up six miles away from where I wanted it, I’ll be putting it to the test in as many game as possible. I’ve got my PC hooked up to my TV at the moment, so I’ve been restricted to gamepad games and the occasional bit of Steam Controller usage when I can stomach it. Now it’ll be time to fire up the likes of Pillars of Eternity and XCOM 2 to see what the fuss is all about.
Felix: There are some great games bubbling around at the moment, some of which might slip below the radar. So let me highlight a few. The Banner Saga 2 needs little introduction and it’s what I will be enjoying this weekend. Then there is Man O' War: Corsair which is available via Early Access at the moment. It’s basically Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag set in the Warhammer Fantasy world. Giant sharks taking bites out of your boat and orc pirates sailing cannon-toting warships. Amazing! Then we have another Warhammer title, but this time set in the distant future, with Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. Rich story and dripping with depth and character, you sail through space with a fleet of five-mile long Gothic space ships, battling the swift Eldar or going head to head with the forces of Chaos.
Now remember when RTS was invented? That's right, it was the guys at Westwood Studios. Well that studio has long since closed, but a bunch of those devs opened Petroglyph Games Studio and they have just released a game called 8-Bit Armies that’s now out. It is basically old school Command & Conquer, but with a dollop of cartoon-ey voxel charm.
Squee: Hmm, this weekend. It’s hard to say for certain. Always in motion, the future is. I’ll probably still be finishing off the campaign mode for the terrific Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, and I’ll probably take another look at Rise of the Tomb Raider. But probably most of the weekend will be spent garrotting Italian waiters in the latest Hitman level which appeared this week. I said no anchovies on my pizza!
Now then it's over to you. What gaming are you going to be tackling this weekend? Clearing out that backlog or planning on picking up a new game? Let us know!