It was our Deputy Editor’s birthday this week, but it turns out Sam’s been too busy to enjoy the occasion, and instead of feasting on cake and ice cream, he’s been stuck at work. Still, I can think of worse jobs than testing games!
Glad we cleared that up.
Stop complicating things, Rodent!
It’s competition time once again here at PTC, this time we’re giving away a copy of Robinson: The Journey on PSVR thanks to the kind folks over at Crytek.
You can find out more information on how to enter here, but be sure to move quick as the competition closes Tuesday. Good luck to all those who have entered so far!
The PS4 Pro has been out for just over a week now, but BAMozzy doesn’t seem too pleased with the way some games run on the super charged console, although as Sam points out, Sony are “looking into those issues, as games are actually forbidden from running worse on Pro hardware.”
“I must admit I am a little disappointed by the PS4 Pro at the moment. The Last of Us runs beautifully at 30fps in 4k but the 60fps mode is worse than the 60fps mode of the PS4 version… I have no doubt that we will see more options and better conceived enhancements over time. At the moment though it’s quite mixed and very limited choice... Not so much a 'Pro' choice - at least not yet!”
BAM did concede that Titanfall 2 looks “visually stunning on the PS4 Pro”, but was let down by the new single player campaign.
“I beat the campaign on Master difficulty (all pilot Helmets collected too) and whilst the campaign is good - it’s not great in my opinion. I expected more from the team behind Modern Warfare.”
James was much more pleased with Respawn’s sequel, giving the game a big old 10 in our review.
It seems The Game Awards’ jury agrees with our Editor, with Titanfall 2 earning a nomination for Game of the Year. You can see which other titles will be going head to head with Respawn’s shooter right here.
Personally, I’m a little disappointed that Infinite Warfare has been overlooked, while Sam thought the nominations were pretty spot on.
“DOOM, Uncharted 4, Inside & Overwatch all pop into my head when I consider my games of the year, so I can't argue with the nominees.”
Meanwhile MrkDhn10 agrees with Mafia III’s story driven nominations. “I see Mafia 3 up for narrative and a lead actor. Whilst I had issues with gameplay, the story and acting is fantastic.”
Despite his sizeable collection of Call of Duty images shared in last week’s round-up, Rodent managed to leave out this little gem, so we’ll right that wrong now. Too… many… bad…puns.
Clip of the week goes to James for this footage from the aftermath of his, Dan’s and Rodent’s impromptu game of sumo in GTA V. Technically this would be a murder suicide, seeing as Dan was still inside in the car when things went belly up.
My jukebox choice this week goes to Infinite Warfare, whose musical score was a surprising highlight of the game. Enjoy!