Big releases might be slowing down as the end of 2014 approaches, but that doesn't mean we're done with games quite yet - especially when there's a new Persona title out! - considering the huge games there's still to play. Share what you've been playing in this week's edition of Tuesday Game Room!
What have you been playing this week?
I have played a lot more of Warlords of Draenor now my PC has been fixed, but I'm still not level 100 - not because I'm not enjoying it, anything but! - mainly because a) I love Garrisons so much I just keep doing missions and mining nodes and sending orders. But b)...
OH GOD DRAGON AGE INQUISITION. I've played the game for 22 hours... and done like, one story mission? I've only just made the choice between Mages and templars and done the mission after that, but my god I love it and there's so much stuff to do and oh god I got out of the Hinterlands after 18 hours and there's more game to see and oh god oh god oh god oh god. It's so good. So is multiplayer too, which I've played a baffling amount of. It's hard as balls to start with - this one is a lot more reliant on equipment and abilities and stats than Mass Effect 3's ever was - but now my Archer has a decent bow I'm starting to get to grips with the 'routine' difficulty. It's sort of like a WoW dungeon, but Dragon Age. I like it!
There's not much out this week - and there won't be for the rest of the year at this point - BUT THERE'S A PERSONA GAME SO EVERYONE BE AS EXCITED AS I AM. It's even out the same week in Europe for once! Yay!
Yes, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth hits the 3DS this week, bringing the nexus of all of the casts of Persona 3 and Persona 4 together for delicious dungeon crawling and fanservice. There's... not much else.
Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed makes its way to PS4, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions digitally arrives on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One, Thomas Was Alone comes to the PS4 and Wii U, and... Aqua Kitty DX hits PS4 and Vita. That's really it! Thank god for Persona.
And now, the News
Once again it's time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- Dark Souls II is coming to PS4 and Xbox One - I can finally play Dark Souls II! Yes, it was expected - I think everyone's sort of expected all the remasters we've had on these new consoles so far - but it's nice to see the Souls series making the leap to next gen. Hopefully it will run nicer and look better, and still be spirit-crushingly fun.
- Double Fine lays off staff and cancels a new game - Oh dear. Poor Double Fine seem to have hit a bit of a rough patch recently, and that's a real shame. But honestly, they were working on another game that they'd not announced yet? How many games can one studio work on at once!?
- Warlords of Draenor's launch brings subscribers back over 10 million - Holy shit, I wasn't expecting this big of a boost - the game was down to 7.9 million in the weeks before the pre-expansion pack, but the call to arms against the Iron Horde has rallied the finest Azeroth has to offer, bringing the game back into double digit subscribers for the first time since 2012. 10 million for 10 years - Hooray, Warcraft!
- Ubisoft removed FoV sliders from the pirated version of Far Cry 4 to out pirates - I love when developers get a little clever with pirated copies just to mess with the people that engage in it. Far Cry 4's seems a little weird as it looks less like Anti-Piracy joking and more like 'it gets added in the day one online patch', but still it's a pretty clever way to get Pirates to out themselves unwittingly.
We'll be back this time next Tuesday for more gaming discussion, but for now, sound off in the comments with the games you've been playing, and what you're looking forward to this week - and don't forget to join the unofficial io9 community group on Steam!
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