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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.

For me, this weekend?and potentially next?will be spent playing through more of an upcoming game in preparation for my reviewing it: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker.

The original Devil Survivor was an interesting game for me. At this point, everybody knows I?m a huge MegaTen fan, but I?m not usually a fan of turn- and grid-based strategy RPGs. I?ve played some here or there, but I tend to find the battles just too long and drawn out, not to mention frustrating in how difficult they can become in many games if you screw up one little thing.

Devil Survivor dug its demonic claws into me, however. While it didn?t make me totally love the SRPG genre, it certainly had me far more interested in it when those concepts were blended together with ample amounts of MegaTen attitude and atmosphere. I never got as deep into Devil Survivor 2 as I should have, though, so now is my chance to correct that?thanks to this new, upgraded-for-the-3DS version of the game.

All these teaser clips featuring Geralt of Rivia helping bearded medieval gents out of their thorny predicaments are making me quiver with anticipation. The wait is starting to become unbearable. But stay strong I must. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be here eventually?just not this weekend.

And how will I take my mind off the wait? For the seventh straight week, I’ve got Etrian Mystery Dungeon available for any sort of hacking, slashing, and exploring I might desire. Sure, Etrian might not include blood and gore, intense violence, nudity, strong language, strong sexual content, and use of alcohol, but it’s got landsknechts, so at least that’s something.

Since my plate is temporarily clear, I’ll probably continue to rekindle my love affair with our National Pastime as I lead my beloved New York Yankees onto a quest for our 28th World Series Championship. Right now, my digital franchise has a 20-7 record, but it hasn’t come easily. Injuries galore have already plagued my team and I’ve had to wheel and deal prospects to other clubs for potential starters and bring in free agents to plug the holes as needed.

Timely hitting and pitching have been our staples, but man our defense is rough right now. I can’t remember ever seeing so many errors in my life and I think part of it may have to do with the sometimes stiff controls The Show offers. But I’ve been able to work around all the unearned runs for the most part and hope that the extra pitches my guys are having to throw now won’t come back to bite me come September/October.

This weekend, I’ll be brushing the digital dust off a game I haven’t touched in my Steam library in a long, long time: Broken Age. I wrote my review of the first half of Tim Schafer’s return to point-and-click adventure all the way back in January of 2014, meaning that by the time the second half launches next week it’ll have been more than a year since I last touched the game. I figure it’s best to reacquaint myself with the world of Shay and Vella before I dive back in, just so I’ll have a better perspective on how the second act changes things up.

Continuing my string of cyberpunk playthroughs (following a return to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Crysis 2 (less cyberpunk than post-human, but near enough), and waiting on Syndicate to arrive from Mother Amazon), I’m going to return to one of my top five games of 2013: Dontnod’s stellar debut, Remember Me. Gorgeous, smart, stylish, and fun?you can’t ask for much more. Perfect? Far from it. I get why so many people complain about its linearity, but that’s not something that bothers me if the all-around experience is strong enough, and Remember Me spins one of the best video game yarns out there.

I’ve fell off the wagon. After quitting Star Wars: The Old Republic shortly after Christmas, I have returned to a galaxy far, far away thanks to seven free days of game time. However, instead of just falling back into my old routine, I’ve decided to mix things up. I’ve picked up one of the first characters that I rolled shortly after launch and transferred her to a brand new server?one that actually has people on it! Hopefully this will help alleviate some of the issues I had when I quit. As a result, this weekend I’ll be working my way through a bunch of old content that this character never completed in an attempt to get back to where I was on my main. It looks like it’s going to take longer than a weekend though.

Weekend Play: Slightly Used Age

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 | 04/24/2015 07:00 PM PT

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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.

For me, this weekend?and potentially next?will be spent playing through more of an upcoming game in preparation for my reviewing it: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker.

The original Devil Survivor was an interesting game for me. At this point, everybody knows I?m a huge MegaTen fan, but I?m not usually a fan of turn- and grid-based strategy RPGs. I?ve played some here or there, but I tend to find the battles just too long and drawn out, not to mention frustrating in how difficult they can become in many games if you screw up one little thing.

Devil Survivor dug its demonic claws into me, however. While it didn?t make me totally love the SRPG genre, it certainly had me far more interested in it when those concepts were blended together with ample amounts of MegaTen attitude and atmosphere. I never got as deep into Devil Survivor 2 as I should have, though, so now is my chance to correct that?thanks to this new, upgraded-for-the-3DS version of the game.

All these teaser clips featuring Geralt of Rivia helping bearded medieval gents out of their thorny predicaments are making me quiver with anticipation. The wait is starting to become unbearable. But stay strong I must. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be here eventually?just not this weekend.

And how will I take my mind off the wait? For the seventh straight week, I’ve got Etrian Mystery Dungeon available for any sort of hacking, slashing, and exploring I might desire. Sure, Etrian might not include blood and gore, intense violence, nudity, strong language, strong sexual content, and use of alcohol, but it’s got landsknechts, so at least that’s something.

Since my plate is temporarily clear, I’ll probably continue to rekindle my love affair with our National Pastime as I lead my beloved New York Yankees onto a quest for our 28th World Series Championship. Right now, my digital franchise has a 20-7 record, but it hasn’t come easily. Injuries galore have already plagued my team and I’ve had to wheel and deal prospects to other clubs for potential starters and bring in free agents to plug the holes as needed.

Timely hitting and pitching have been our staples, but man our defense is rough right now. I can’t remember ever seeing so many errors in my life and I think part of it may have to do with the sometimes stiff controls The Show offers. But I’ve been able to work around all the unearned runs for the most part and hope that the extra pitches my guys are having to throw now won’t come back to bite me come September/October.

This weekend, I’ll be brushing the digital dust off a game I haven’t touched in my Steam library in a long, long time: Broken Age. I wrote my review of the first half of Tim Schafer’s return to point-and-click adventure all the way back in January of 2014, meaning that by the time the second half launches next week it’ll have been more than a year since I last touched the game. I figure it’s best to reacquaint myself with the world of Shay and Vella before I dive back in, just so I’ll have a better perspective on how the second act changes things up.

Continuing my string of cyberpunk playthroughs (following a return to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Crysis 2 (less cyberpunk than post-human, but near enough), and waiting on Syndicate to arrive from Mother Amazon), I’m going to return to one of my top five games of 2013: Dontnod’s stellar debut, Remember Me. Gorgeous, smart, stylish, and fun?you can’t ask for much more. Perfect? Far from it. I get why so many people complain about its linearity, but that’s not something that bothers me if the all-around experience is strong enough, and Remember Me spins one of the best video game yarns out there.

I’ve fell off the wagon. After quitting Star Wars: The Old Republic shortly after Christmas, I have returned to a galaxy far, far away thanks to seven free days of game time. However, instead of just falling back into my old routine, I’ve decided to mix things up. I’ve picked up one of the first characters that I rolled shortly after launch and transferred her to a brand new server?one that actually has people on it! Hopefully this will help alleviate some of the issues I had when I quit. As a result, this weekend I’ll be working my way through a bunch of old content that this character never completed in an attempt to get back to where I was on my main. It looks like it’s going to take longer than a weekend though.

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