PS3A PlayTime: 29th July-4th August
All but one of these games has been played by the PS3 Attitude team this week, so can you guess which is the imposter? (Seriously, it isn’t that difficult.)
This week has been a busy one, but I’ve still managed to find time to play The Last of Us. While it might have finally been toppled from the top of the sales charts, it still sits in a firm No. 1 position at Casa Dolph (and, I suspect, the rest of Attitude Towers). For a little variety, however, I did decide to pick up Dishonored. I had only played previews of this game before, and that was enough – along with what others were saying about it – for me to recommend it as one of my most anticipated games of 2012. When the review code came through, it was Stefhutch who wrote the review, so I didn’t get an opportunity to play it. Now I’m rectifying the situation, and so far absolutely love it. You’ll find it in the bargain buckets where it definitely doesn’t belong, so go grab a copy to find out what the fuss is about.
This week was a busy one for me as well so I didn’t get much time to sit down, although I did get a chance to play a little BioShock 2 this weekend. Yes, 2 and not Infinite; hopefully I’ll get to that one someday soon. It’s a bit weird jumping back into a game having not played it for months, too. I ended up fighting a Big Sister right off the bat, and it took me a few deaths to get the feel of the game again.
This week I’ve been playing The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and it really isn’t as bad as I’ve heard! I’m enjoying it, the stealth gameplay is quite addictive. I’ve also been playing Injustice: Gods Among Us to get my Catwoman up to scratch (ha ha) and to play with Martian Manhunter and my new costumes. Still struggling to get into Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of Dusk but I enjoyed it the last time I played, so that’s a good sign; it’s a gorgeous game and the gameplay is great. Trying to finish The Tyranny of King Washington DLC on Assassin’s Creed III but it’s just glaringly obvious how good the Ezio saga was compared to Connor’s. It’s fun, but the characters just come across as extremely flat. Like most of the team here, I’ve been online on The Last of Us but still not as much as I’d like, as I’m feeling a little burnt out on it. Stealth Inc has seen some play time too, following our review. And, surprising nobody, I’ve also been playing Persona 4 Golden and Arena.
As well as my ongoing playthroughs of Final Fantasy XIII and The Walking Dead, I’ve played a bunch of random games this week, including Braid, Cloudberry Kingdom, Dead Island, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs. The Vita has had some play time too, thanks to Sine Mora (which I’ve just got back into) and PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD (which is just as brilliant now as it was in 2008). However, the game that’s impressed me most this week was actually released way back in 2002; I recently discovered the Morrowind Overhaul, which is a selection of awesome mods that vastly improve the visuals and audio of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Playing in full 1080p is genuinely mind-blowing, and I’m really looking forward to immersing myself in Tamriel once again.