PlayTime: 1st-7th July 2013
Once again, The Last of Us has been at the very forefront of PS3 Attitude’s play time this week and, judging by its four weeks at the top of the UK videogame chart, we’re not the only ones. Also getting some action this week were quirky JRPG Time and Eternity, the surprisingly decent Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, and great-looking racing sequel Grid 2.
I’ve had a broken week as I had to travel away for some of it. When I have been at home or in the review room, I’ve been playing The Last of Us (of course). I’m working through the ‘Plus’ playthrough at the moment in between long multiplayer sessions. I am still blown away by how good the MP experience is. When they start releasing DLC for it, I’m going to buy it all! Expect more The Last of Us gushing next week, people; I don’t see it abating any time soon.
I managed to finish The Last of Us this week and was blown away by what an amazing game it is. It’s a fantastic story with excellent gameplay; definitely one of my top games of the year so far. I haven’t delved into the multiplayer yet, though; that’s next on my to-do list. I’ve also just started playing Time and Eternity. It’s a quirky little JRPG with a unique hand-drawn animation style that I like. The combat system is a little dull so far but I’m still learning the ropes of the game so hopefully it’ll get better the farther I get.
This week I’ve been playing a lot of The Last of Us online. At first I thought it was good, at best, but after a few games I’ve had difficulty pulling myself away! It’s incredibly addictive and I’m excited to see what the Season Pass will deliver. I’ll be starting my Survivor playthrough soon. Other than The Last of Us, my most played game this week has been Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut. This game has quite possibly the most polarising opinions ever but I’m currently loving it. Sure, the graphics and gameplay need sharpening but the story and characters are very well developed. I’ve also been playing Injustice: Gods Among Us and sadly, I feel that General Zod is the weakest DLC character so far but then again, I’m not a huge fan of him or Superman. I’m struggling to get into Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of Dusk but I will get engrossed, damn it. Been trying to finish 007 Legends but it’s not very more-ish. It wouldn’t be a week in gaming for me if I didn’t play a Persona title, so I’ve been playing Arena and Chie is still my favourite to play as. I’ve returned to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Mortal Kombat too, both on Vita, which are still as amazing as when I first played them. Almost halfway through Rayman Origins on Vita too (already finished it a couple of times on PS3), and it’s still hugely enjoyable. I’m glad Legends is coming to PS3!
I’ve played a little bit of everything this week, from the blisteringly brutal Mortal Kombat to the altogether more family-friendly Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. I also continued my current replays of Final Fantasy XIII and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, and discovered the never-ending awesomeness of emergent game Scribblenauts Unlimited. However, the game I played most over the last few days was probably Grid 2, which has really impressed me. It looks absolutely stunning (at least on PC), and speeding around the streets of Dubai is easily the most fun I’ve had on a racing game for a very long time.