What Are You Playing This Weekend?

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What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Image: Demon's Souls

Now that the PS5 is finally out, and Demon’s Souls is finally available, it’s time to go back to hell.

Demon’s Souls wasn’t available as part of the regular reviewers program, so it’s the one next-gen game that nobody really got to spend a lot time with. I spent about an hour with it last night, and the way Bluepoint have factored in the game’s haptics is probably the most impressive out of all the PS5 games I’ve played so far.

Codes have also just come in for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which I’m also pretty keen on. I was a huge fan of the original Black Ops. It was an excellent multiplayer game — Treyarch were really just starting to hit their stride then after being the support studio to Infinity Ward for so long. And the shtick around the CIA and how you were strapped into a chair as the main menu mechanic is still one of my favourite things in a game.

Honestly, I wish more studios did creative things with their menus like this. Immersion is kind of a crutch and a lazy descriptor, but the amount of work that went into this bizarre little room was incredible.

Hell, remember the amount of mini-games that were available on the PC behind the interrogation chair? And I’m not talking just Zork, although seeing that in Call of Duty was one hell of an Easter egg.

I’d love to see a lot more devs play around with ideas like this in the new generation. Seriously, this stuff is the best. No idea if Cold War does anything similar yet — it’s 130GB, or 84GB if you’re not installing “high resolution” assets. (But it’d be a bit weird not to test the game on a RTX 3080 with high-res assets, right?)

What are you playing this weekend?

Comments

  • I dont know. My rattle the Steam lback catalogue for something.

    I really wanna play Watch Dogs Legion, but after 2 weeks they still haven’t fixed the Save Game corruption issues for PC Sheer incompetence.

  • EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

    Genshin Impact, Demon’s Souls, God of War, MHW, Anthem, Ghost of Tsushima, Dark Souls, Sekiro, Dying Light, RDR2, No Man’s Sky, MGSV, FF15, Nioh 2, Berserk, Sniper Elite 4… I’m giving them all a whirl. I’m gonna be installing and uninstalling terabytes worth of shit.

    Also, Valhalla. Expecting to get pretty caught up in that. Which is important to let happen, because it’s under one month til Cyberpunk. There is a deadline!

  • Going to be playing some Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on my shiny new PS5! Very exciting.

    Also playing around with Astro’s Playroom and relearning the UI, maybe some Mafia 3 as well, i was halfway through before i traded in my PS4.

    • Haven’t had a chance to try it out since before Crystal Isles and the recent TLC’s dropped, might have to give it a shot too this weekend.

  • I’ve been meaning to finish Vermintide 2 for weeks! But I just keep being busy, weekends and weekdays are all the same to me, I really want to start the Mafia remake. I’m lucky to finish one game a month, how did I have so much time when I was a teen?

  • Booting up Spidey – Miles Morales on the PS5! Also some more Bugsnax…strangely more-ish like any good snack.
    Gotta say Sony’s new console looks far better IRL. And that controller…

  • Nothing. This is the first weekend of ‘freedom’ for us Melbournians since the second wave hit and I got the fuck out of there! My ps5 will have to wait…

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