X
X
 

Welcome to EGM’s Weekend Play, a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing.

So, check out what we’re playing below, and then chime in with your own choices for weekend gaming in the comments.

Everything is Dragon Age: Inquisition. Life keeps pulling me away from it, and I keep trying to go back to it. Maybe it’ll actually happen this weekend.

I’m also going to be playing more Evolve. I know?you all think we hate the game, because we gave it below a 7.0 in our review, and review scores have been skewed so much that anything below a seven must be garbage. That isn’t true, of course. And I did enjoy it?when it comes together properly. That’s what I’m hoping for this weekend, as some of my friends back home have also picked up the game. Jump on as a four-person team, and see how things go. Play some more Caira. Go crazy bombarding the landscape with healing grenades some more.

After a week of tracking monsters in Evolve, Turtle Rock Studios’ full-of-promise-but-immensely-frustrating 4-on-1 shooter, I’m ready to track monsters of a different kind–this time as a dapper Victorian gent wielding weaponry straight from the mind of Nikola Tesla himself. Will The Order: 1886 be yet another disappointing big-budget title as the new generation of consoles continues its prolonged growing pains, or will it manage to reach its potential?

I was almost worried that this weekend was going to be dedicated to grinding out achievements in old games, but in the nick of time, what should slide across my doorstep? None other than Kirby and the Rainbow Curse to rescue my weekend! Considering the last time the pink puffball had moves like this was 10 years ago in Canvas Curse, I’m curious to see how the gameplay transitions to the Wii U gamepad and if there’s been any other significant changes to mechanics that spruned that charming little spinoff a decade ago. Well, there is one change I know about for sure, amiibo compatibility allows for some interesting boosts, and I can’t wait to see what impact my King Dedede figurine may have on the game world.

In the spirit of discovering an appreciation for unconventional Zeldas, and because I currently have the office Wii U collecting dust in my apartment, I’m going to boot up Wind Waker this weekend. That is, the HD updated one on Wii U. If Majora’s Mask 3D taught me anything, it’s that I get way more hooked when a Zelda deviates from the norm. Which isn’t to say I don’t appreciate the traditional tour of Hyrule, but 25 years later it’s started to feel a little too familiar. Wind Waker, I’m told, has a different rhythm to it. Plus the aesthetic aged better than any of the other games, and I need/want something with a neat aesthetic right now after Evolve‘s bland art direction.

Seeing as its Valentine’s weekend I won’t have time for any serious gaming. However, there’s no way I’ll be able to resist sneaking away for a quick session with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at some point over the next few days. So the little gaming time I’ll have this weekend will be spent caping my Poetics (currency tokens for weapons and armor) and leveling my Goldsmith and Weaver to 50.

I’ll also be continuing to amass my mountain of gil so I can finally have my own little piece of Eorzea. Quick little tip, if you want to make lots of gil in a short of amount of time then head on over to Urth’s Font in the South Shroud and kill the enemies there to Spiritbond your gear so you can turn it into materia.

Read More

Weekend Play: Love Orderly

Welcome to EGM's Weekend Play, a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you've been playing.

By EGM Staff | 02/13/2015 08:00 PM PT

Features

Welcome to EGM’s Weekend Play, a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing.

So, check out what we’re playing below, and then chime in with your own choices for weekend gaming in the comments.

Everything is Dragon Age: Inquisition. Life keeps pulling me away from it, and I keep trying to go back to it. Maybe it’ll actually happen this weekend.

I’m also going to be playing more Evolve. I know?you all think we hate the game, because we gave it below a 7.0 in our review, and review scores have been skewed so much that anything below a seven must be garbage. That isn’t true, of course. And I did enjoy it?when it comes together properly. That’s what I’m hoping for this weekend, as some of my friends back home have also picked up the game. Jump on as a four-person team, and see how things go. Play some more Caira. Go crazy bombarding the landscape with healing grenades some more.

After a week of tracking monsters in Evolve, Turtle Rock Studios’ full-of-promise-but-immensely-frustrating 4-on-1 shooter, I’m ready to track monsters of a different kind–this time as a dapper Victorian gent wielding weaponry straight from the mind of Nikola Tesla himself. Will The Order: 1886 be yet another disappointing big-budget title as the new generation of consoles continues its prolonged growing pains, or will it manage to reach its potential?

I was almost worried that this weekend was going to be dedicated to grinding out achievements in old games, but in the nick of time, what should slide across my doorstep? None other than Kirby and the Rainbow Curse to rescue my weekend! Considering the last time the pink puffball had moves like this was 10 years ago in Canvas Curse, I’m curious to see how the gameplay transitions to the Wii U gamepad and if there’s been any other significant changes to mechanics that spruned that charming little spinoff a decade ago. Well, there is one change I know about for sure, amiibo compatibility allows for some interesting boosts, and I can’t wait to see what impact my King Dedede figurine may have on the game world.

In the spirit of discovering an appreciation for unconventional Zeldas, and because I currently have the office Wii U collecting dust in my apartment, I’m going to boot up Wind Waker this weekend. That is, the HD updated one on Wii U. If Majora’s Mask 3D taught me anything, it’s that I get way more hooked when a Zelda deviates from the norm. Which isn’t to say I don’t appreciate the traditional tour of Hyrule, but 25 years later it’s started to feel a little too familiar. Wind Waker, I’m told, has a different rhythm to it. Plus the aesthetic aged better than any of the other games, and I need/want something with a neat aesthetic right now after Evolve‘s bland art direction.

Seeing as its Valentine’s weekend I won’t have time for any serious gaming. However, there’s no way I’ll be able to resist sneaking away for a quick session with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at some point over the next few days. So the little gaming time I’ll have this weekend will be spent caping my Poetics (currency tokens for weapons and armor) and leveling my Goldsmith and Weaver to 50.

I’ll also be continuing to amass my mountain of gil so I can finally have my own little piece of Eorzea. Quick little tip, if you want to make lots of gil in a short of amount of time then head on over to Urth’s Font in the South Shroud and kill the enemies there to Spiritbond your gear so you can turn it into materia.

Read More