I have my parents coming over from Scotland to visit, which means I'm on holiday starting from tomorrow, but I won't be playing many games I suspect. It's a shame in a sense, because for the first time in a while I have cast off the shackles of Dark Souls II and Trials Fusion. This could have been my chance to play something easy for a change!
And crazily, the rock hard platformer Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze actually felt like a breeze, despite the fact so many people were complaining about the difficulty. I've been playing this on and off during that last week and I'm really enjoying the manic, expansive and continually inventive level design. I love that this game is always trying to find new ways to surprise players. Every level is just so, so massive. It reminds me a lot of Yoshi's Island in that regard — a game that just threw everything at players.
What else have I been playing? Mario Kart 8, which just looks terrific on a big screen TV. I skipped on Mario Kart Wii so I've been playing Mario Kart exclusively on handhelds since the GameCube. Therefore Mario Kart 8 is such a massive shock to me visually. It feels next-gen. Which is a crazy thing to say.
What are you playing this weekend?