The weekend is here and it’s time to catch up on some serious game time. We’ve had a busy week, playing the likes of Splatoon 2, Monster Hunter Stories and Hey! Pikmin. There’s also some interesting role-playing and platforming fun to be had, so check out our playlist below and let us know what’s on your gaming agenda this week.
- Annihilation (Wii U): Been playing this one for a review. It’s actually not too bad for a budget game.
- Splatoon 2 (Switch): I haven’t been able to play this too much, just a little tower control here and there. Hopefully I’ll have some more time this weekend!
- Forma.8 (Switch): I just started playing this last night. So far it’s pretty interesting! Look for my review next week.
- Hey! Pikmin (3DS): At long last, I have finally beaten the game with all treasures found, and all 20 Pikmin surviving on each level. It was a fun romp, I just there was something extra added to the ending to award those who %100 the game.
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Nintendo Switch): Still going through World 2 but I’m really enjoying the game – the visuals are beautiful, the gameplay is easy to pick up and play for short bursts. It’s an ideal game for the Switch.
- Monster Hunter Stories (Nintendo 3DS): I’ve been pleasantly surprised by MH Stories. The gameplay is engaging and diverse. The visuals and art style are top-notch. Look forward to my review posting soon!.
- Pokemon Shuffle (mobile): I am at stage 340.
- Splatkoon 2 (Switch) I finally got to spend time playing this again.
- Hey! Pikmin (3DS): I am on the 3rd stage of area 3 and I’m really enjoying my time with this game.
- Eminage Original (3DS): I played some Eminage Original since there’s still a bit of games left for me to play.
- R.B.I Baseball (Switch): I am also playing this for my upcoming review.
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut (Wii U): I’ve decided to finally (and formally) put my Wii U to rest by playing one of the better ports the console has received. I missed out on this initially when it was released for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC back in 2011, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it from friends, colleagues, and critics alike. As a first-person shooter, Deus Ex feels and plays what I’d expect, yet it’s smoother and tighter than any other game based in the stealth genre. The same descriptions, surprisingly, can be said about how Deus Ex handles on the Wii U GamePad. For all the shortcomings the GamePad had it during the Wii U’s troubling and disappointing life cycle, the usage seen in the director’s cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution work seamlessly and add a new level to how you can play. Hacking with the touchscreen can be fun and tense, whereas managing your items and augmentations come with better ease than being mapped to just a single button. Overall, I regret not getting to this sooner, but I’m impressed with the experience that Deus Ex: Human Revolution gave me. It’s just a shame (but understandable in retrospect) that more ports of great AAA third party titles weren’t given the same care on the Wii U.
- Splatoon 2 (Switch): Some may say I have a problem with playing too much Salmon Run. Well, to me, it’s a good problem to have.
- League of Evil (Switch): I had some fun with this challenging platforming game, check out my League of Evil review for all the details.
- Chicken Wiggle (3DS): I spent a little time with this during the week on my commute to work, I’m really enjoying some of the clever level design.
- LEGO City Undercover (Switch): Some more open-world action with Chase McCain this week, still on our never-ending quest for 100%!
- Magikarp Jump (mobile): My enthusiasm is winding down but I still can’t seem to quit this game. I’m a rank 75 Trainer with my generation 118 Magikarp, Golden Rough. Still working on the Elite Four League.
What do you think of our list this week? Are you into anything retro at the moment, or busy playing something brand new? Let us know your own playlists in the comments section.