I’m going to save you a little time this week by not including my scry. That’s because you can go back to last week’s and just re-read that one if you’re curious. It’s all Slay the Spire all the time at my house, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. So, here’s the rest of the crew with their takes for the next few days. Get out there and enjoy your weekend, everyone!
Sunless Skies and Partia 3
I’ll be making as much time as for Sunless Skies as I can, and when my laptop is out of reach, I’ll be playing Partia 3. I reviewed the first Partia game in a past life, and I’m more than a little curious to see where the series has gone from there.
- Sunless Skies for PC/Mac/Linux via Steam, $22.50 (on sale)
- Partia 3 for iOS, $7
- Partia 3 for Android, $7
Far Cry 5, Strange Brigade, Astroneer, Wargroove, and more
I bought Far Cry 5 and Strange Brigade on the cheap (thanks Lunar New Year). Both are mostly for co-op purposes but I’m kicking the tires a bit as well. I’m tempted by Astroneer‘s emergence from early access as well, though Wargroove is glaring at me and tapping it’s foot in the corner.
On iPad I’ve been working through the mass of games I started but never finished during my days writing for some other site. Transistor and Cat Quest are the most recent examples. Maybe I’ll play something new at some point too…Tropico, Star Traders, and Twinfold are all definite possibilities.
- Far Cry 5 for PC via Steam, $15
- Strange Brigade for PC via Steam, $17
- Astroneer for PC via Steam, $24
- Wargroove for PC via Steam, $20
- Wargroove for Switch, $20
The folks who made Titanfall 2 surprise-dropped a free and fully-polished battle royale game on Monday, and it’s every bit as good as its pedigree would suggest. Apex Legends (ApeLeg if you’re cool (I’m cool)) completely derailed all the grand gaming plans I had for this week and weekend. It got rid of all the BS I didn’t realize I disliked from other battle royale games and added a bunch of features I didn’t know I wanted. The most significant addition is probably the context-sensitive Ping system, which is somehow even more efficient than communicating over voice. All you have to do is aim and press a button to call out a location, enemy, weapon, or item to your squadmates, which then pops up on their HUD. You can even use it in your inventory to signal to your mates that you’re in need of specific ammo or attachments. It’s a joy to play and I’m excited about a battle royale game for the first time since around the PUBG launch. If you can stomach first person games, there’s no reason to not give it a shot
The Resistance: Avalon, Victorian Masterminds, and Thin Mints (please, god, tell me they brought along Thin Mints)
I will be leading my first Girl Scout troop camping trip this weekend. I’m not ruling out taking up drinking; I hear good things about Scotch. We intend to start the scouts out right, though, with The Resistance: Avalon as one of our planned activities. I’m trying to put a moratorium on new games for a bit, as I’ve so much sterling gaming sitting in my backlog, and with the trip finishing up by Saturday afternoon, I may get in another run at Victorian Masterminds or perhaps some solo time figuring out Golan ‘73. Digitally, there are still some ancient Greeks in need of assassinating on the PlayStation, iOS has the usual greats, and I’m getting better at guitar in Rock Band, which has attracted my attention again for some reason. I’m a puzzle.