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Weekend Whatcha’ Playin’

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The weekend is a bastion of gaming goodness. For most of us working or going to school through the week this is our time to stay up late, or kick back all day, playing whatever tickles our fancy.

We did it everyone. Another week tackled and put away, and for many the end of a school year. For a lot of us it also happens to be a three day weekend, and for me in particular this weekend is spearheaded by my birthday tomorrow.

So it is no doubt going to be a long weekend of gaming, and I have just the thing for it. This weekend I plan on maining Brigitte while unlocking some sweet skins, saving Hyrule with my son, and surviving the zombie apocalypse.

 

Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition

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I LOVE ZELDA.

Hyrule Warriors is an absolute celebration of all things Zelda, and the improvements to the Switch Definitive Edition make this more than just a port, it makes it an even better game. I’ve sunk already numerous hours into the Wii U version, and have been playing this version non-stop since I bought it last Friday.

I’m so happy with the various improvements of the game. You can now switch characters on the battlefield, give them commands (ala Fire Emblem Warriors), and you can use an ocarina to have a whirlwind carry you between owl statues. The fairies content is here from the 3DS and rendered in full 3D, every piece of substantial DLC is included in the game, and the additional characters I never got to play in the original are extraordinarily cool.

When it comes to this game I find myself unable to be biased, and I cannot wait to sink more time into the much improved co-op mode with my kids this weekend.

 

Overwatch

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There are few games that I come back to again and again, but Overwatch is one of those games. I’ve always been enamored with the wonderful art, the fantastic character design, and the accessible gameplay that never ceases to be fun to me.

The Overwatch Anniversary event is going on and is a celebration of everything Overwatch, and if you’ve never played before this is the perfect place to start. Currently a new anniversary edition is available for $39.99 with a ton of skins, the game is on sale all over the place, and every skin through all events are up for grabs in the anniversary loot boxes. In addition, all of the awesome limited modes they have run through the last couple of years will be hitting the playlist this weekend.

Simply put, there has never been a better time to be an Overwatch player, and I plan on supporting my team with Brigitte all weekend long.

 

State of Decay 2

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We can moan about zombie fatigue as a community all we want, I still love zombie apocalypse media. There is something instantly satisfying and intriguing about these worlds, and the horrible monstrosities that roam them.

Normally I wouldn’t have bought State of Decay 2, but I’m a Game Pass member on Xbox One, which means I got to download it as part of my subscription. I got far more hooked than I intended to, and I’ve been really enjoying scavenging through the city to build out my community. I know this won’t last, as I’m not really a fan of ongoing simulation games typically, but I’m having fun currently.

I plan on playing some multiplayer this weekend if I can squeeze it in, and I’m excited to see how much more fun taking on the zombie hordes together will be.


 

So what will you be playing this weekend? Let me know in the comments below, and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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11 thoughts on “Weekend Whatcha’ Playin’

  1. It’s a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, which means I’ll hopefully get a chance to finally play Shadow of the Shadow of the Colossus after leaving it sitting on the shelf for a month!

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  2. I hope you have a great birthday Daniel! I got my partner the botw expansion for his birthday a few weeks ago so this weekend I’m literally just going to sit and watch him play it! Lazy I know!

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  3. I *loved* Hyrule Warriors on Wii U and never got around to the DLC or 3DS content, so I definitely intend on grabbing the Switch version… at some point. Right now I’m working through my backlog, specifically the Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC, The Frozen Wilds.

    I didn’t get into the original State of Decay so I’ve little interest in the sequel, but I did enjoy watching Giant Bomb play it. It seems like a game I can appreciate from afar since micromanagement isn’t my jam. I’m glad you’re enjoying it, though! Game Pass is a stellar value for the price.

    Now that God of War is finished up, I think it’s finally time I revisit The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its respective DLC.

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    1. Witcher 3 is a must for me to go back and play, and the Frozen Wilds is absolutely fantastic.

      I don’t think State of Decay 2 will last long, because like you I’m not big into sim management type games. Since it was on Game Pass though it is a no loss proposition to try it out for me.

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      1. Yeah, I’m glad Xbox decided to toss their 2018 lineup into Game Pass. None of their games this year appealed to me but I’d be 100% willing to try them all if I still subscribed to Game Pass (and, in Sea of Thieves’ case, Xbox Live Gold). There are rumors that they’ll be combining Game Pass with Xbox Live Gold and announcing it at E3. If that’s the case, then I’ll probably shell out the $60 per-year just to have it around.

        The Witcher 3 is incredible. For whatever reason, though, I never went back for any of the DLC. I just kept getting side-tracked by other games, reviews, TV, etc., and I know I’ve been missing out.

        Playing through Horizon for a 2nd time has me jonesing for a sequel. Guerrilla created such a great world full of excellent characters and consistently interesting story beats. I want more of it. I’m happy to hear that Frozen Wilds is good. My girlfriend and I are jumping into it later tonight.

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      2. No, it is doable. I came back in after a time, so I almost had to relearn how to play. They do some things that make your super duper armor not as super duper, and in those cases you can be very squishy.

        It is exciting though, makes the whole thing feel like the first time you faced off against a monster. Also, aside from God of War, best snow in a videogame. My goodness.

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      3. You’re not the first to mention “learning how to play” after coming back. After hearing that a number of times, I was determined to replay the entire game first.

        Horizon’s environmental design is incredible. And my jaw dropped in God of War whenever Kratos and Atreus walked through the snow, watching the dynamic footprint effects. So good.

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  4. With my schedule basically cleared, I’ve been getting back into The Sims 3 again after so many years. I’m finding that if I limit myself to one in-game day per day, then I don’t end up using it for procrastination and I can keep coming back to it (which I didn’t when I used to binge it all weekend).

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