There's nothing like trackwork to set you up for a long weekend of gaming.
Because I don't drive, public transport is a pretty essential part of my life. And because bus services are slow and generally a bit shitty around my area, trains are the most reliable way from point A to point B. But that's all going to pot this weekend, because Cityrail needs to rip up half of the line I'm on.
So it's a good thing a ton of big games have just dropped.
No Man's Sky: Beyond is enormous. I fired up NMS just before the update and started a new save last night just to compare the difference in the intro. The amount of work that's gone into the UX experience, even since launch, is pretty substantial.
Also, I'd never played the game in third-person. I put about 70 hours into NMS before that was an option. There's something about that perspective that just makes everything more chill; maybe it just makes it look like I'm visually traversing through the world a little quicker.
I'll also be spending some time with Control on PC, which I've been keen on since the preview. I can't say much more than that, although you can see what I thought of the opening hours below. Added bonus: I also got one of those SN30 Pro+ bluetooth pads this week, and hot damn is it a solid pad. Connects so well to any platform, too, although I only just realised the other day that literally both my home and work PC don't support Bluetooth. Good thing I'm looking at a Ryzen upgrade real soon, then.
What are you playing this weekend?