“You specifically refer to me topping the leaderboard, but neglect to mention that during the week I climbed to first on the global Tethered rankings and the developer tweeted to congratulate me. For shame, Chris!”
Fans of shooting things have been somewhat spoiled recently, with Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 (props to Plas for getting all the achievements) and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare all releasing within the last three weeks.
James has been playing through DICE’s Great War-inspired shooter to bring you our review, both in written and video form.
SkinnerChinner thought the review was “decent and fair”, and says that this is his favourite Battlefield game yet. “I prefer the setting & weapons to the attachment laden BF4 - find when I die it's down to smart tactics or opposing class rather than fire rates or someone with the 'god mode' weapon set-up.”
The game’s campaign didn’t quite hit all the right notes, however:
“As for the single player, so much wasted potential! It gets the atmosphere spot on considering the subject material & starts off strong, but each campaign is woefully short & nowhere near long enough for any real character development or emotional pay-off. All the marketing around the 369th Infantry Regiment & they're only in the 1st half of the tutorial?”
Elsewhere on the forum, fracturedrich shared the games he's currently playing and looks to be all set for winter – “FIFA, Battlefield and Gears 4 all on my brand new slim, love them all.”
I’ve been making my way through the lands of Skyrim once again in the recently released Special Edition, and I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with the newly added mod support for consoles.
Because adding mods disables achievements, MrkDhn10 is going to save them for his second playthrough, but is a bit concerned about the game dominating his spare time.
“Thoroughly enjoying the game, although a little worried at how much of my life will disappear, esp as Xmas partys start soon...”
It’s a genuine concern, I’ve barely touched any of the main quest lines and already sunk a heck of a lot of hours into this game, although elves just dropping out of thin air hasn’t helped progress:
With N7 day fast approaching, Bioware are looking for new recruits to sign up to their Andromeda Initiative program. Heavyarms_Kai wasn’t convinced by the developer’s propaganda:
“Special training opportunities" why does that read as "we're going to make you all unpaid shills".
Get on board, Kai. Remember, teamwork makes the dreamwork… Unless that team includes Plas, then things like this happen:
And that was before the very first part of the heist set-up had even begun. Luckily we did manage to power through, with Plas even earning a platinum rank for one of the missions. I know! We were all shocked as well.
When we’re not pulling off the perfect heist, Team PTC can be found saving Earth from evil alien overlords, which you can see in the second part of our new XCOM 2 series.
Catch up on the first episode here, but I must warn you things don’t go well for Liam ‘Dutch’ Andrews. If that video taught me anything, it’s never leave the safety of the sofa.
Now we all know that Metalrodent isn’t shy when it comes to sharing his tank related gameplay, but for some reason he was reluctant to post this next image and I had to pull it from his DVR account.
Managing to get a tank stuck on the second floor of a house is actually rather impressive, and therefore deserves to be shared.
To finish things up, my jukebox selection this week shall be Sergeant Griggs’ rap from the first Modern Warfare, seeing as the remaster is out this weekend as part of Infinite Warfare’s Legacy Edition. I know what I’ll be playing then. I’m a sucker for nostalgia, don’t hate me!