And just like that, yet another week has gone and passed us by. We've had a pretty huge sale on the eShop and finalised Nintendo E3 plans to get all excited about over the last few days, but now it's time to sit back and talk about how we'll be enjoying our weekends. We've shared our gaming plans below, but we'd love to hear what you're up to in the comments and poll sections below. Enjoy!
Alex Olney, video producer
My partner and I have been experiencing all the fun of the fair recently, with the fair being attempting to get on the sodding property ladder. It’s been consuming all of our spare time so I’ve decided that this weekend I’m going to say knackers to all that, and spend as much time as possible playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon’s Dogma, and potentially even fire up my shiny new PS4 Pro for some non-Nintendo Spider-Man based action. Traitorous, I know.
Austin Voigt, contributing writer
This weekend, I plan to really get into the Pokémon spirit with the release of Detective Pikachu and dig out all of my old games for some nostalgia-induced entertainment. I’ll also try to get a little further into Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - which I’m very glad I finally picked up - as well as continuing to attempt to play My Time at Portia (even though the in-game load times have made it tough to enjoy).
Regardless of load speeds, Portia is an entertaining game when it does work, and it’s keeping me occupied until Animal Crossing arrives - so I keep coming back!
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer
Despite having completed it back in 2011 and having played it for over 13 hours for its review, I still can't stop playing Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package. Sometimes you just need to throw yourself into oncoming traffic to rack up some insurance fraud or blow up entire streets with an exploding quad bike. Glorious.
This weekend I'll also be taking another ageing shooter for a spin in the form of Sniper Elite V2 Remastered. Now I can burst Nazi brains in X-ray slow-mo whenever, wherever. What's not to love? I'll also be trying out the colourful roguelike adventures of For The King, with its tabletop RPG sensibilities. I'm nothing if not eclectic.
Gavin Lane, staff writer
Considering the huge sale that went live on Thursday, I shall be spending most of this weekend trying to resist buying games I already own elsewhere. I bought and completed the original SteamWorld Dig on 3DS and thoroughly enjoyed it, and I’ve got SteamWorld Heist sitting on my laptop after bagging it in a Humble Bundle, if memory serves. When Switch began accruing masses of third-party games, I promised myself I wouldn’t buy duplicates… but it’s increasingly tempting at these prices and having them on Switch increases the likelihood I’ll play them by about 500%.
So yes, I definitely won’t be playing SteamWorld Heist this weekend. Nope.
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
After an insufferable two weeks of refreshing package delivery status, my addiction to physical media has been at last soothed with the excellent Japan exclusive Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen special edition along with Mortal Kombat 11, the latter of which comes just in time for the in-game currency bribe patch landing on Switch.
Add some Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Saints Row: The Third and Dragon Ball FighterZ back in the rotation and you've got the perfect recipe for a most fun/violent weekend. Still on the subject of fun and violence, my game of the week obviously goes to the long-awaited Shakedown: Hawaii, the most 16-bit game never made in the 1990s.
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
This weekend I'll be getting back to my Banjo-Kazooie playthrough and hopefully nearing the end of Yoshi's Crafted World. With Banjo, I've now made it to areas that I can't really remember from my childhood and things are suddenly getting that little bit harder. I'm determined to make it to the end, though, so I'll keep at it.
Yoshi is another story, though. I loved Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U and was hoping for similar things here despite not being quite as convinced by the early trailers. Sadly, Crafted World just isn't cutting it like its predecessor did. I can't quite put my finger on why, but getting to the end is starting to feel like a chore rather than a joy; hopefully whatever comes next for Yoshi is a step back in the right direction.
Which games are you playing this weekend? (318 votes)
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
For The King
Mortal Kombat 11
My Time at Portia
Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Yoshi's Crafted World
Yoshi's Woolly World
Something else (comment below)
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