The holidays are nearly upon us, and we’re training for a while off within the coming weeks by enjoying some newer video games.
For a few of us, Thanksgiving is subsequent week, which implies days off doing an enormous bunch of nothing however consuming, propping our ft up, and enjoying loads of video games. The Steam Autumn Sale might be in full swing by then, so there’ll probably be some new entries to our libraries.
But that is subsequent week. For now, we’re enjoying the sequel to a sport we let sit in our backlog for ages, decided to not let the identical destiny befall the newest entry; digging out our cowboy hats and hitting the previous dusty path; speaking issues out with troublemaking spirits; and making an attempt to cease the tip of the world from taking place by the hands of an odd princess.
James Billcliffe, Guides Editor – Alan Wake 2
After nearly 15 years (blimey) lingering within the backlog, I lastly performed the remastered model of the primary Alan Wake over the past couple of weeks after which watched playthroughs of the specials and American Nightmare to fill in the remainder of the story.
I’m now decided that Alan Wake 2 will not sit on the pile of disgrace for an additional decade, particularly when it is apparently extraordinarily good. I really like a little bit of blended media (try No More Heroes 3 for the same vibe) and Control is a really good sport that I’ve performed a few occasions.
If Alan Wake 2 can marry a mix of the 2 into one thing cohesive then I’m positive all of the fuss might be warranted.
Kelsey Raynor, Guides Writer – Spirittea
After having some web points this week due to a dodgy WiFi card (which has since been fastened), I’m feeling very wicked of enjoying CS2. So, I’ll be spending loads of time enjoying that this weekend.
That mentioned, it is also my finest buddy’s celebration, so I’ll in all probability spend half of the weekend nursing a hangover. Hangover’s and shooters simply do not go hand in hand, so in that point, I’ll be consuming plenty of tea whereas additionally enjoying Spirittea on my Switch.
If You’re a fan of Studio Ghibli and/or Stardew Valley and have not tried Spirittea but, I extremely suggest giving it a whirl; it is on Xbox Game Pass
Mark Warren, Senior Staff Writer – Red Dead Online, RoboCop: Rogue City
Yeah, that’s proper: Someone’s truly going to be enjoying Red Dead Online within the yr of our lord 2023. What do you consider that, then?
Seriously although, it’s been years since I logged into GTA Online’s uncared for sibling and I’m morbidly curious to see how unusual issues have gotten since then. Are there nonetheless 15 various kinds of forex? What form of bizarre horse haircuts and moustaches are folks rocking as twisted standing symbols? How many cowboys are literally nonetheless left eternally roaming the plains, like some tragic determine from a moody Johnny Cash tune?
I assume I’ll discover out.
Oh, and I’ve additionally lastly gotten spherical to putting in RoboCop: Rogue City, so I’ll nicely have joined the ever-growing ranks of the VG247 Rogue City fanclub by the point you hear from me once more.
Rebecca Jones, Guides Writer – Slay the Princess
I’ve a distinct segment curiosity proper now in love tales that includes evil princesses and their oddball, possibly-supernatural paramours who may attempt to persuade them to vary their methods, or simply say “to hell with it” and determine to go all-in on their world-ending plans collectively.
Despite the truth that it is a extremely particular trope I’ve discovered a number of examples, besides, Slay the Princess feels weirdly tailored to scratch my momentary itch for this precise state of affairs. I’ve already performed a few hours, which I believe means I’m someplace between one-third and two-thirds of the best way via the story, though there are evidently plenty of branching paths that may result in totally different outcomes.
I’m unsure the place any of that is going, however I believe I is likely to be falling in love together with her.
That’s it for us this week. What about you? What are you enjoying this weekend?