With the work week finished it is time to get right down to the business of propping up our feet and relaxing with some good grub, a number of drinks, and lots of video games.
This weekend, a few of us aren’t doing much, working, attempting to do an excessive amount of, or searching for something recent to try.
Here’s what we’re as much as this weekend:
Connor Makar, Staff Author – Nada
This weekend is unfortunately going to be a guides weekend. With Warzone Season 2 coming next week, and Destiny 2’s next expansion on the horizon in addition to an embargoed game I cannot discuss, I’m going to be slightly busy.
I’ll even be kicking off my gym membership, so wish me the most effective with that, I suppose. Gains!
Kelsey Raynor, Guides Author – Rust and a great RPG
This weekend will, hopefully, be a quiet one. I began playing Rust casually again with some close friends, so I’ll definitely make a while to leap on with them and cause some chaos.
Except for that, I fancy an RPG or simulation game to sink my life into in the intervening time while I patiently await the Resident Evil 4 Remake, but have not been too sure on where to start.
Dom’s recent article on the most effective magic/school sim has me curious to check out Fire Emblem: Three Houses, but I also just like the look of Persona 4 or 5; we’ll see. Watch this space.
Stephany Nunneley-Jackson, News Editor – Steam Next Fest demos
As with the last Steam Next Fest, and the one prior, I’m once more trying out some game demos.
Certainly one of the demos I even have grabbed is Dark and Darker, a fantasy FPS dungeon PvPvE adventure game where you and your mates make use of courage, wits, and cunning to uncover mythical treasures and check out to remain ahead of other treasure-hunters. I’m not often good at PvP games, but this game looks so interesting, I would like to present it a try.
Sons of Valhalla is a definite play this weekend. It is a combat and base-building game set within the Viking Age. In it, you’ll construct fortresses and lay siege to enemy strongholds, and have interaction in personal combat. The sport features lovely pixel-art, and I am unable to wait to construct a warband, board a longboat, and raid and conquer my way across England.
Since I like city-builder games, I’m going to present Fabledom and Pixelshire a try. The previous is about in a world of Fairytales grow to be reality, where you will notice your village grow along together with your relationships with the neighboring kingdoms. The latter is a RPG sandbox which mixes life sim elements with town constructing, exploration, and combat. You may plan the town to your liking, master trades, get to know your neighbors, and explore the continent. I also downloaded Builders of Greece, one other city management title, depicting Hellenic metropolises before the time of Roman conquests
Certainly one of the more interesting games on my list is Townseek, an exploration-trading game where you’re taking to the skies and explore the world to find the lost legacy of Sir Reginald Sharkingston. What’s looks fun about it’s you travel the skies in a ship connected to a shark, rabbit, or carrot.
Planet of Lana has been on my radar for months, so I’m looking forward to trying the demo out.
I also installed the demo for Bramble: The Mountain King, a grim adventure set in a twisted land inspired by dark, Nordic fables. Then, there’s The Last Case of Benedict Fox, a Lovecraftian Metroidvania where you travel around with a demon buddy who means that you can explore the minds of the recently deceased. It sounds really neat.
And at last, there’s Darkest Dungeon 2, the sequel to slightly great turn-based roguelike Darkest Dungeon. Announced in 2019, the sport went into Early Access through the Epic Games Store back in 2021, and will likely be released through the Epic Games Store and Steam in May with consoles to follow.
That is ten demos, so I’ll likely not have time to play all of them. Still, I’ll give as many as I can a try.
That is us. What about you? What are you playing this weekend?