The balmy summer nights are upon us. The gaming drought is in full swing as we get by on the sparse scraps thrown our way. But who am I kidding, we’ve just off the back of a two-week Steam Summer Sale. If your library isn’t absolutely bursting with games you’re never going to actually have time to play, I don’t know what to say to you. Now you’ve got them though, it’s decision time. Picking what to play can be far tougher than picking what you want to buy. Why not get a little help from your friends here at GD.
Jon - I’m not going to lie to you, my girlfriend’s off watching strippers [Interesting, - Shaheryar] on a hen-do on Saturday, so I’m clearing the decks for an absolutely obscene session of Rainbow Six Siege with the squad. I’m going to have an artery worrying number of takeaways and just binge out. Should it all get a bit too much for me though, I’m also planning to play a bit more Dirt 4 on PC in time for my review, as well as the horrendously difficult Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy on PS4. I’d forgotten just how punishing the original game was, but finishing certain levels without dying is proving quite the challenge.
Felix - It's the quiet time of year for new game releases. And that's cool with me. It gives me time to look for bargains and think about what I have really enjoyed playing lately and what else might be similar. So following a really enjoyable play through of the awesome Endless Space 2, a Civ-style space strategy that eases you into a universe of aliens and tech development, I realised I had missed its slightly more fantasy driven Endless Legend. Now I like a good fantasy strategy and being familiar and impressed by the way the Endless games played out I took a look at the Steam sale this past week for Endless Legend and there it was. I grabbed the 2014 release with all its expansions for a fraction of its original value. I am looking forward to sinking a bunch of hours into Endless Legend this weekend.
Shaheryar - I will be watching Guardians of the Galaxy with some chips and juice by my side before delving into Telltale’s interpretation of the movie. It’s been delayed for a long time and I have been yearning for a bit of sci-fi action mixed with the classy narrative we all love. Let’s hope the game is good for its worth!
So what are your gaming plans for the weekend? Let us know below!