It is Friday, and there is no better way to spend the weekend than playing a new release, or continuing a game that you’ve been playing for a while. Either way, it is time for Weekend Gaming.
Civilization V: Brave New World (PC) – Brave New World is the second expansion for the popular strategy game. It introduces many new mechanics, including new and improved trading, a brand new culture and tourism mechanic, and plenty of new civilizations that have never been in a Civilization game.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PS3) – Have you ever wanted the entire Metal Gear Solid series on two convenient discs? Well, you are in luck! The collection has every single game that was released with the Metal Gear Solid name, and it retails for a comfortable $60. Not bad for one of most iconic gaming series in history.
NCAA Football 14 (PS3, Xbox 360) – It is that time of year again: football season. College football is one of the most popular sports in America, and to celebrate this tradition, EA Sports puts out a new NCAA Football game every year with a bunch of new features. The newest one is supposed to be the closest to real life, which if true will be awesome. Strap on that helmet and get on the field!
Brandon’s Weekend Gaming
Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within – I think I am making good progress in this point-and-click adventure game. So far it is a decent game. It is very reminiscent of old LucasArts adventure games, which is awesome. Although there are some weird glitches, like dialogue will suddenly go silent, and if the camera zooms in on characters it makes them jittery.
Thomas Was Alone – This platforming game is amazing. It has an incredibly artstyle, extremely lovable characters, and some excellent puzzle mechanics. Plus I just learned there is developer commentary, so I want to finish the game and play it again listening to what developer Mike Bithell has to say. Plus the narrator Danny Wallace won a BAFTA for his performance. How cool is that?
Andreas’ Weekend Gaming
The Last of Us - I have been waaaayyy behind on playing Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us and that goes not only for Single Player but also the excellent Multiplayer Mode. In many ways I pushed playing it back because I wanted to take my time and enjoy it, make it last so to speak, but now I have to kick it in gear as August is fast approaching and with it many new games.
GRID 2 - Whenever I have a bit of time to play games, I end up doing a Global Challenge in GRID 2 or simply work on the Multiplayer rank that is slowly creeping up. GRID 2 is still a pretty fun game even after having played it for so long in recent weeks. I am ready for some new tracks and cars though.