What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Illustration: Supergiant Games

The weekend is a prime opportunity for finishing things undone. In my case, I’d very much like to close off the loop that is the mechanically brilliant and wonderfully horny Hades.

I was happy to see that Hades got rightful pride of place among The Game Awards’ 2020 prime nominations. It’s one of those games that is just so astronomically good in every single way: the soundtrack, the writing, the crispness of its movement, and how layered all your different options are.

I’ve been having a lot of fun doing silly things like mass deflect builds, because I think it’s funny when you hit a button and then literally the screen just rejects everything coming your way. I still haven’t fully completed the game — I keep dying when I hit Hades, naturally — but I’ve gotten enough upgrades that I feel like a final all-clear isn’t far away.

Beyond that, I’m keen to spend some more time with Yakuza and see if I can finally jive with NBA 2K21. I really like the character creator in that, but the way the redesigned shot meter is just not working for me. It’s genuinely really hard to see that miniscule black line when you’re several feet away from a TV. And there’s some Demon’s Souls to work through, too.

What are you playing this weekend?


  • There’s a lot of stuff I would like to engage with this weekend. I haven’t got past the dragon burning me on the bridge on Demon’s Souls, Genshin Impact has a new event on, Warframe’s glassmaker is wrapping up, WoW’s got a kinda cool nostalgia event pre-Shadowlands with some cool cosmetics to grind, and I haven’t actually played Astrobot’s playroom on the PS5 yet, or tried out all the things I installed and meant to look at how cool they are now with patches.

    What’s actually gonna happen is I’m just going to play more Valhalla and pretty much only Valhalla, which is unusual for me.

  • Not a lot of time to game this weekend as Melbourne continues to open up and there’s a backlog of social out and about to catch up on. However, will squeeze some Spiderman – Miles on PS5. Enjoying it more then the original TBH. Now, to spend Activity tokens on on upgrading the gadgets or unlock that Into The Spiderverse animated suit?

  • Doing my dual play of Yakuza 0 & 6. I’m finally quitting Colo in SINoALICE so I’ll have bed time back again. Maybe some other things that might catch my interest. I still have my weekly RE2 Remake challenges to finish, as well as dailies in PSO2 and my every 3 day dailies in SAO:AL.

  • I’m playing Genshin Impact. I’m not going in hardcore. Just got myself to Adventure Rank 19. I’m not looking at character guides because they recommend a bunch I just don’t have

  • Like a Dragon, all the way. Don’t think I’ll complete it before the end of the weekend but I at least hope I’ll find some space in the story to do some side missions and minigames and such.

  • As always I don’t have much time for games, but I’m about 3/4 through the Mafia 1 remake and loving it, just like Mafia 3 driving around in a cool car in the beautifully realised world is one of the best parts of the game!

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