Another weekend, another answer to the question “WTF are we playing this weekend.” As life progresses, video games come and go. We’ve got another wide variety of games we will be playing this weekend.Some come check out WTF we are playing this weekend!
Greysun – Resident Evil 4 HD
Playing a remaster of a remaster- Resident Evil 4 HD
Whenever I feel like going back and revisiting a Resident Evil title, I always go back to the best in the series; Resident Evil 4. It was recently released on current gen consoles as an HD remaster. It’s been re-released on almost every console since the Nintendo GameCube and I’ve played it several times. I was bored these past few weeks so I decided to splurge and jump back into the horror-filled “zombie” game with ol’ buddy, Leon Kennedy.
No other game in the franchise plays as well as this one in my opinion. It blends action and survival horror seamlessly. The tank controls feel a bit dated since it is an old game but the shooting still feels great. After playing it multiple times before, I’m still frightened whenever I play alone in my house. Resident Evil 4 isn’t horrifyingly scary but there are certain sections of the game that haunt me to this day. It looks as creepy as ever on the PS4 and serves as a wonderful game to play while I wait for other big games to come out later this year.
Marissa – Smite
Resident Smite fan Marissa back playing…well…Smite!
What is Smite, you might ask? It’s a MOBA that breaks the traditional rules of the genre. Instead of having a bird’s eye view of the battle you are engaged in, you are in a third person point-of-view. This puts you, the player, directly into the action. It also causes a limited view, making you rely on both your map and subtle audio cues that you are about to get dunked on by a flying Thor or stabbed in the back by a sneaky Loki…btw, can I officially request Loki be deleted? No?
Although last week I was playing Pokémon X (and will still be this weekend), there are very few days I am not playing Smite. I’ve racked up more time then I’d like to admit in this game (pst it’s over 750 hours). Between its gameplay, graphics, and just the fact that you can play as a God and kill other Gods? Yeah. I fell in love pretty quickly. Not to mention it’s eSports scene, which is fun to watch and easy to follow. I also believe personally that they have the best casters, but you know, personal opinion here. And the God pool is growing every month. The latest patch brings us the God Camazotz. A. Mother. F’ing Bat! But that’s not all. This weekend is the start of The Reaping. Basically, another reason for all Gods to be free-to-play, plus double Worshippers, Experience, and Favor.
The best thing about Smite? It’s free to play always. Even better? It’s on PC, Xbox. PS4, AND Mac!
Forbes – Halo 5
Forbes here, also known as BobBichn66, and Halo 5: Guardians is what I’ve been playing nonstop. Not only have the relatively new daily login REQ packs been a good motivation to come back, but Warzone Firefight has encapsulated everything I love in a teamwork survival setting in video games.
Multiplayer is top notch, having my time divided equally between the incredibly competitive Arena modes, while slacking off and using some killer variants for weapons in vehicles in Warzone Firefight. My favorite variant has to be the “Rain of Oblivion” Covenant Carbine, which pops off shots in full auto rather than semi.
Halo 5, while receiving some flack for not being as true to the original formula, doesn’t mean it should go unnoticed but should rather stand out as a symbol of progression. 343 Industries made some changes, that’s a given, but going into Halo 5, you have to be ready for those differences and accept that its still the world of Halo that fans have come to know and love, but given a more fast paced feel and enough new features to entice a newer audience.
Halo 5 just has a great feel. Where the original trilogy excels on story, 343s take excels in the multiplayer department. It’s different, adding sprint, ground pounds, and a thruster pack, but I still appreciate the love for the lore, and the strategy behind this new take on a more competitive Halo experience. With their full year of additional maps, forge support, and addition of classic weapons, it truly feels like a definitive halo experience while paying homage to its predecessor.
If anyone wants to take it to the firefight or storm the Arena, add me on Xbox @ BobBichn66. See you out there Spartans.
Jerel – FFXIV
I recently switched servers on Final Fantasy XIV to play with some friends from this very site. With that switch made, I’m dedicating my weekend to my favorite MMO, Final Fantasy XIV. With the news and excitement from the teaser trailer of the next expansion finally released, I’m completely aware of how much work I have to do in the story and patches before I make my way towards end game content in preparation for Summer of 2017.
Not to mention All Saints Wake, the Halloween event begins, and I have to get all my rewards this year (I missed last years awesome broom mount) while I have the time. The hype and excitement from the Fan Festival have me ready and waiting to dive in this weekend to my Astrologian and find out what’s happening in Eorzea.
On top of that though, I’ll be playing some competitive Overwatch on the PS4. The new PvE brawl has seen me all week, and it’s so much fun. My weekend will hold some competitive play to try and rank up a bit before the season is over. Come join my friends and I if you have the chance.
So everyone, what are you all playing this weekend?