Over the last two weeks, DolphGB rediscovered the awesomeness of Rocket League, Mitch attempted to catch ‘em all, Sam finally tried out the PSVR, and I got all nostalgic with World of Final Fantasy.
While travel has meant I’ve been unable to play as much as I’d like during the last two weeks, I did manage to get some gaming in. My weapon of choice? A variety of cars. The target? A big, bouncy ball. That’s right. For reasons I wish I could explain – but be aware that a good amount of peer pressure was involved – I found myself playing Rocket League. Again, and again, and again.
I know it’s an old title. I know I should be spending all my time in the wonderful world of virtual reality. But thanks to a crazy sequence of events, I used all my gaming time trying to remember how to play a game I hadn’t touched since an early beta release. I’m not even ashamed. Rocket League is still as good now as it was then, and as addictive as ever. I wonder what Rocket League VR would look like.
Other than talking about the same games I’ve played on PS4 over the last few weeks, I’ve not really had any notable change! Instead, I’d like to mention that I’ve been playing a whole lot of Pokémon Moon (I’m 30+ hours in!); it’s revitalised my love for the series, which I thought had grown quite stale. Admittedly, it’s even made me feel differently about previous games too now, so I will be revisiting them. It’s had me engrossed and even now I want to return to it!
World of Final Fantasy has been a great PS4/Vita game, which allows you to capture many creatures and make teams from them too; that’s another game you shouldn’t miss out on this year. This week is Final Fantasy XV, so you can already guess what will be on my next PS4A Picks!
These last two weeks have seen me playing Overwatch’s 3v3 battles, and consequently falling in love with the lovely Korean agent, D.Va. I never really played as her in classic 6v6, but for the new Elimination mode, she seems to be winning many matches; as well as my heart.
I have also spent many hours in Skyrim. I finished the Dark Brotherhood and the Thieves Guild, defeated Alduin in the main story, and am planning on finishing the game in its entirety. I recently bought the new Collector’s Guide, which contains literally everything you could ever possibly want to know about the game (and has a mass greater than the sun). I intend to complete every quest, collect every important item, and Thu’um my way through every dungeon.
Now, to paraphrase David Brent, ‘Go and get the VR’. That’s right; a few days ago, I finally tried the PSVR. I will keep my review very brief but, in a nut shell, RIGS made me feel sick and The Playroom was very impressive for a free game (and made me want my own cute VR bot), but the highlight was The London Heist, which is part of PlayStation VR Worlds. It was immersive, had multiple endings, but most importantly allowed you to reload a gun, smoke a cigar and throw a roll of money at an angry Cockney’s face. That’s surely worth the £350 entry fee alone, right?
One of the VR games I’ve had my eye on since it was announced is Eagle Flight, which I’ve played a fair amount of over the last couple of weeks. As well as being among the best looking PSVR games to date, it’s also extremely fun. Flying around Ubisoft’s overgrown version of Paris feels incredible, and is a great example of a game that simply wouldn’t be the same without VR. Earning three stars on every mission is going to be a real challenge, but I think I’m up to it.
I’ve also spent a good few hours on World of Final Fantasy. You can read my thoughts on the game in my full review, but the TL;DR version is that I loved it. It’s adorable, addictive, and I expect I’ll be returning to it until I’ve reached 100% completion. It somehow managed to satisfy my fanboyism for the series while still being a great game in its own right, which is pretty impressive. Speaking of Final Fantasy, like Mitch, I fully expect my next PS4A Picks to be dominated by a certain other FF title.