The GR team has wrapped up Spider-Man and is now facing towards October, the biggest month for new releases in 2018. But before we get our hands on the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s time to get through some more great games such as Forza Horizon 4, FIFA 19, and Dragon Quest 11. Oh, and also do a spot of adulting here and there.
What did you play this week? As always, let us know in the comments below!
Paul Tamburro: I’ve been playing Moving House. I was sold on the screenshots I’d seen beforehand but then discovered that the gameplay is mostly walking around painting walls, fixing things, and trying to prevent my dogs from pissing on the lawn. The microtransactions are a pain, too. It costs you thousands to buy the damn thing, then they want you to pay for garbage like “home insurance.” Listen: I bought this damn thing, and if I want to burn it to the ground, I’ll do it on my own damn terms.
Jason Faulkner: Playing Forza Horizon 4 still. I liked Forza Motorsport 7, but I love this one. Much less stuffy and always something to do when you’re getting a bit tired of running laps.
David Lozada: Don’t laugh, but I actually installed Pokemon Go for the first time ever the other day in the midst of all this Meltan hype. Playing on the New York City subway is actually a lot of fun. Starting in Manhattan and traveling to Brooklyn and Queens means generation after generation comes flying my way – almost literally. It’s too bad that the game is still a little glitchy sometimes, but I can live. At least it runs better than the subway.
Bradley Russell: I’m playing FIFA 19 Ultimate Team. It’s just as addicting as ever, even though I’m never going to spend real-life money on it. I’m really enjoying the new Division Rivals mode, too, as you stand a much greater chance of getting some neat rewards without having to spend literally a third of your day playing it.
Alleef Ashaari: After spending almost 107 hours to obtain the Platinum trophy for Dragon Quest 11, I finally have the time to play Spider-Man PS4. I’m happy to say that Insomniac Games’ title might very well be the best Spidey game ever made. I appreciate all the little details and easter eggs in the game, including the fact that it stars a much older and experienced Peter Parker than the one currently featured in the movies.
Matt Leonard: I’ve been trying to tackle my backlog in between big releases, so this week I played Spec Ops: The Line for the first time. It was a really well-told story packaged in a dull, but acceptable third-person shooter. I also finally got back into Hyper Light Drifter, which is a game I have bought twice. The game’s presentation is great, and I’ve been enjoying the cryptic storytelling and gameplay.