Gaming can be an expensive hobby, but ImmaturityRules has stumbled upon a novel way to save cash in order to get hold of those pricey AAA titles – just pick up a stomach virus (the non-lethal kind) and watch the savings stack up.
“I'm on the mend now. Got my appetite back and the fever's gone. Also I saved so much money not having to buy food that I was able to buy DOOM for the PS4”.
Batman: Return to Arkham was one big hitter that was supposed to be out this month, but now it looks like we won’t be seeing it until November at the earliest, something MrkDhn10 was a little annoyed about:
“Thats disappointing. Was quite looking forward to revisiting both games, esp over the quieter part of the year (for games).”
If you own Kinect, FRU might be worth a purchase, or you could spend your time on Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which Editor James enjoyed. If you’ve had your fill of LEGO games in the past, PTC Crisco points out there is a demo available showing off some of the new gameplay, which he thought was pretty good.
I’ve personally been spending the last few weeks getting back into a different Star Wars game, that of Battlefront, finally reaching level 40 to unlock that sweet Scout Trooper skin. Purely cosmetic of course, as we all know Imperial armour can’t even stop an Ewok’s arrow, let alone a blaster bolt.
Snow Troopers’ kit looks to be made of sterner stuff however, seemingly tough enough to be rammed through an ice wall (with a little help from a thermal imploder):
There’s been a few sales recently, and after a bit of discussion crippyd picked up The Evil Within for the low price of £12, noting that even if he plays through it once he’ll get his money’s worth. That’s logic I can appreciate, as I added Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition to my pile of neglected and unfinished games for £6.
SOMA is also going for cheap at the moment, with Sam imploring those with a PS4 to “just buy it already.” You heard the man. Not owning a PS4, I can safely say I won’t be playing this and can avoid another public shaming like the one I received in last week’s Round-up after freely admitting I had never played a Bioshock game.
Max has picked up The Witcher 3 to while away the summer months, something Sam and PTC Crisco have yet to do after being underwhelmed by the second game.
I share in their opinion of The Witcher 2. I gave it a try when it went free with GWG, but I found it a little dissapointing.
BAMozzy thinks more highly of it, and made some big claims when it came to it’s successor:
“I thought The Witcher 2 was a good game - at least I enjoyed it. The Witcher 3 though is something else!! Its easily the Game of the Year, if not game of the decade. Set a new standard by which all other RPG's are going to be judged…”
Fallout 4 was PTC’s Game of the Year for 2015, and it’s one of my aforementioned neglected and unfinished titles, something I may have to remedy judging by this video from Metalrodent as it looks like I’m missing out on some impressive adventures:
Rodent’s also been playing through Battlefield Hardline’s campaign, spotting that one of the lead characters’ voice and likeness is provided by Kelly Hu, the same actress who played Suki Toyama in Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3:
An image which got this reaction from TippiestRook: “0/10 – No Tim Curry”. That problem can be easily solved (skip to 2:53 for the good one):
I don’t think I’ve actually included a Plasma wing fail in my previous Round-ups, so it’s time to break my duck. Not only does Plas bring the wrong equipment needed to execute his plan in this video, but the clip is “extremely dull” as a result, so it’s really a double fail:
In Plas’ defence, he does look pretty embarrassed by the situation.
“…so who's going hunting for corpses/annoying museum staff/trespassing in people's gardens/etc.?”
The above words are not those of a deeply troubled individual, but come from Head Writer Sam, who is of course referring to the arrival of Pokémon GO in the UK. You can read James’ thoughts on it here after he managed to get hold of the game a little early.
It’s still not available in The Netherlands just yet, so I’ll have to wait a little longer, but I am intrigued to find out what Pokémon (if any) reside in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
With millions of people duking it out with Pokémon across the globe, I think it’s appropriate we finish with the original and ultimate battle music: