What are we all playing this weekend?

First, snowflakes. Then saffron. Now, daffodils. You know, I’ve always appreciated council budgets including spring bulbs to make places beautiful, but it’s only in this dreary winter that I really realize the mental health bonuses of it. Spring is coming, they tell everyone poking around in parks and at roundabouts, wait a little longer. But what are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’re clicking!

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I’m trying to get stuck in the first of the Nancy Drew puzzle games, but it’s extremely difficult. I’m trying to resist the urge to cheat, but damn. All the school message boards have code notes and stuff. I thought Nancy was supposed to be cute.

I’m enjoying BAM! BIF! and POW!ing through Marvel’s Midnight Suns. I wish it borrowed a little more from Into The Breach (and it borrows a lot already), specifically in how Breach’s moves and attacks are totally predictable and Midnight Suns are not. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind being on a grid either. Or at least have an undo button for when your plan falls apart when you discover something is three pixels out of reach.

Just like James last weekend, I will also be playing an embargoed game that I cannot mention due to embargo reasons. I hope the embargoed game is fun and interesting.

Sons Of The Forest is going to have me all tied up this weekend, probably because I’ll spend most of the time literally tied up by cannibals. In the rare sessions that I manage to survive my first combat encounter, I’ll likely start working on a shrine to Kelvin, one of the AI ‚Äč‚Äčcompanions. Good old Kelvin, just standing there looking dazed and confused. While I’m busy building, I’ll send him out to fish. Kelvin seems happiest when he dives into a creek to catch dinner with his bare hands.

I, um, still haven’t finished the Dead Space remake. That’s okay though, Isaac Clarke is made of tough stuff. I’m sure he’s just sobbing softly into the blood-scrawled mop cupboard I left for him three weeks ago.

Freed from the shackles of secrecy, I can finally say I’ll be playing more of Company Of Heroes 3 this weekend, as well as The Pale Beyond, which I’ve had my eye on for years since playing its excellent demo last year. It’s a shame that Rachel has so many bugs to contend with in her review, but I’m still looking forward to embarking on The Temperance all the same. Hopefully my attempts at survival end a little better than my previous Frostpunk adventures…

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Children of the Forest stuff.

I can not talk now. Too busy munching on raw human leg in Sons Of The Forest.

This weekend I’m traveling to Tenby to see my grandmother, so I don’t have time for games. Just lots of Welsh cakes. I demand Welsh cakes.

I’ve yet to kick-start my 2023 GOTY list with some new games, so this week I picked up Birth and Red Tape – two very short indies that just came out this month – and I might give it a try on Saturday if I can pull myself away from Danganronpa 2 (unlikely, I’m so obsessed now that I’ve been known to touch it while I eat it). Sunday is my birthday with my partner, so probably no video games! After 13 years, he’s won a day without having to compete for my attention with a dwindling group of endangered Japanese schoolgirls.

But you, dear reader, what are you playing this weekend?

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