It’s the weekend again, and it’s time to drop work, relax, and play some video games.
This weekend, we’re testing our rhythm skills, jumping into the latest MMO, having a little kung fu, and playing a game.
Here’s what we’re currently playing.
Connor Makar, Staff Writer – The King of Fighters 15
I only play this weekend King of Fighters 15. If you’ve read the reviews that went live yesterday, you’ll know that I “cap L” love this game – and I’m happy to put in countless hours. If you like it too, maybe I’ll meet you online.
I need to find time to play more lost ark Of course – the game is absolutely on fire this week, and you don’t have to be a genius to predict that the long queues will only get longer with the addition of free players. It will be worth it, though – that game was brilliant.
Dom Peppiatt, Feature Editor – OlliOlli World
I skate! Or, at least I did until I fell off the halfpipe after drinking too much beer and I dislocated both of my asshole knees – yes, both. Today, I still skate a bit, but most are just very basic street sports with little risk to my injured tendons and cartilage. How did the song go? “Twenty-something skateboarder, I hope I don’t get hurt.” Yeah, that’s it.
oli oli world Came out this week, and while it promises to save my injured knee, it definitely threatens my fingers. It’s a perfect skateboard game – I mean, every fiber of mine. It’s unbelievably difficult, ridiculously satisfying, persistently stupid, and so much fun. Just like ice skating. Yes, no pop-punk riffs or famous Santa Monica landmarks, but so what? It’s a lo-fi game of relaxation and grind, and that’s exactly what I need this weekend.
Dorrani Williams, Video Producer – The Lost Ark
I’m playing this weekend lost arkthe new free-to-play MMOARPG is actually four years old.
It was released in Korea a long time ago and was so successful there that they decided to fully release it in the rest of the world, which is the real deal. All elements of the ARPG are scaled up to fit the MMO.
I’m still working on the final game, but I’m enjoying learning new MMO games. Most of the missions are your typical quests, killing five wild boars or delivering a message to someone on the map, which can get a little dated, but the overkill and flashy combat make it all worth it.
I’ll report back once I’ve conquered the end game and all its products.
James Blillcliffe, Guides Editor – Sifu
In the life of every young nerd, one inescapable fact quickly comes into focus: Kung Fu movies rule it all.
My primer was the Saturday morning cartoon, The Adventures of Jackie Chan (which, in retrospect, was an absolutely insane concept only surpassed by the ’70s Hannah-Barbera Kiss movies), which featured Jackie and Dragon and various other Fantastic prank fight.
Then I realized that you can rent VHS from a video store that actually has him, real people, in it, and from there I really don’t have to choose anything else.
It all coincided with the Oscar buzz surrounding the heroes of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Jet Li, and the release of Stephen Chow’s action comedies Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu — all stay-up favorites.
Sifu It looks like it was made to appreciate all the things I love, what more nostalgic hit do you want from a weekend game?
Ever since I first heard about the “Every time you die you get a year older” mechanic in Gunfire Games’ Chronos: Before the Ashes, I thought it was really interesting, so let’s see it in action Is it really fun, or is it very frustrating!
Sherif Saed, Staff Writer – The Lost Ark
I’m sure it’s not surprising, but yes I do jump in lost ark this weekend. I’ll try it anyway, because judging by the popularity of early access releases, free-to-play releases are likely to be more volatile. The buzz surrounding the game was largely positive, so don’t underestimate how much this word-of-mouth approach attracted a lot of players who happened to be browsing Steam at the time.
I’ve been playing the pre-release of the PTS version, so I’ve got an idea of the game flow. I also already know that I like the gameplay feel of Lost Ark, but I don’t want to make much progress there because it won’t carry over to the full build. No such restriction exists now, wish me luck!
Tom Orry, Editor-in-Chief – Taiko Master: Drum Master
Originally dabbling in this rather frenetic rhythm game to get some simple daily achievements for the bonus points (you can open some settings menus to earn some!) I found it pretty fun.
The music selection on offer here isn’t Guitar Hero-level good, but it’s also a more eclectic set of tracks. What’s more, I can play and even choose a simple song in front of my son, who sees me as a mind-controller non-human. It seems that kids are not good at pressing buttons on time in a rhythm game.
This is on Game Pass anyway, and if you fully understand the concept of hitting buttons as if they were drums, it’s almost guaranteed to be a good time.
That’s what we’re going to do this weekend. How about you? Play something new? Or do you have a backlog of work to complete? let us know! We love hearing from you.