It’s been a hectic few weeks, thanks to the plethora of excellent titles making their way into our consoles and PCs. From an incredible new Souls-like with an unlikely hero, to classic games that have made their way back into our subconscious, we’ve got a variety of new games to look forward to during this exciting weekend before us! Without any further ado, let’s find out what the Prima Teama is up to for their gaming adventures this weekend.
Ule Lopez – Silent Hill 3/Resident Evil 4/Omega Strikers
This week I decided to revisit one of my favorite games of all time and play Silent Hill 3 in Extreme X difficulty. While the game is hard, it always has been rewarding to play and every time I come back to it, I remember why I love it so much. Another game I have my eyes on is Omega Strikers for shenanigans with my friends and Resident Evil 4 Remake for Arcade Goodness with Mercenaries mode!
Shaun Cichacki – Final Fantasy XIV
After consistent pressure… I mean, reassurance from the Prima Teama, I have finally jumped into the world of Final Fantasy XIV. And oh my Godness, I am in LOVE with it. I missed out on the WoW craze when I was younger, thanks to horribly slow internet speeds, and I am beyond thankful for it now. This game has overtaken my life, and I just can’t put it down.
While I’m based in the States, I play on the EU servers with my main character to play with one of my buddies. So if you happen to encounter a small, orange frog on your adventures, be sure to stop and wave. I’ll happily return the favor and give you a Manderville dance in response.
Meg Bethany Koepp – Cyberpunk 2077/Starfield
This weekend, I plan on storming Night City in Cyberpunk 2077. I didn’t play it the first time around back in 2020 because of the negative reviews, so I was more than happy to jump in when the 2.0 Update dropped this week. I’m absolutely loving it so far.
If I get time (AKA if I can tear myself away from my Cyberpunk shenanigans), I may play a bit of Starfield as I’ve barely touched it. I know, I know, shoot me. Something about covering a game for work kills any motivation for playing it outside of work for me. But now I’m feeling the itch!
Matt Vatankhah – Yakuza 0
Taking advantage of the recent SEGA publisher sale and following the advice of Yakuza Enjoyer® Jesse Vitelli, I have finally jumped into Yakuza 0, my very first experience with the franchise. Frankly, it’s everything I’d want in a game centered around the seedy urban underbelly of 1980s Japan. It’s a story that knows when to be serious and when to be silly, and the way it allows me to throw back some whisky and tear up a dance floor while on the run from organized criminal networks makes it abundantly clear – I’m going to love this series.
Madison Benson – Baldur’s Gate 3/Cyberpunk 2077
I took a short break from BG3 to play Starfield and a few other games. Over the weekend, I’m looking forward to finally hopping back into it and finishing Act Three. I enjoyed the first two, and so far, I’ve enjoyed the first part of Act Three, so I’m optimistic about the rest of my playthrough.
Along the way, I’ll also be playing Cyberpunk 2077 for the first time in anticipation of the Phantom Liberty DLC. I’m only about half an hour into it, but I’ve still enjoyed it so far and am looking forward to playing more this weekend. I went Corpo, and from what I can tell, it’s pretty interesting.
Priscilla Wells – Final Fantasy XIV/Fae Farm
This weekend I’ll be grounding my brain into the dust by running far too much Praetorium in Final Fantasy XIV. I need a few of the items from the current event, and I’m leveling up WHM at the same time. So, I guess it’s a win-win? Albeit a somewhat boring one! Otherwise, I am slowly working my way through some post-game content in Fae Farm. I’m currently working on filling my barns with various colored livestock, and attempting to finish all of the different flower hybrids!
..if I get time to, maybe I’ll also sneak in a little of the latest Pokemon DLC too!
Shawn Robinson – Payday 3/Cyberpunk 2077
This week, I’ll be investing at least half of my time into Payday 3 (provided the servers are functional at least). I’d share more of my thoughts on it, but you’ll need to wait for my review to see those.
Other than that, I’ll be working through some of the side content that Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion has. My colleague Dan wrote up a review on it that mostly shares my sentiments. Easily one of the best DLCs for a game I’ve played, and I’m excited to see what everyone else thinks of it.
Once again, we have a massive variety of all different types of games and players that will be partaking in them. No matter if we’re exploring the Solar System or the lands of Eorzea, we’re all finding ways to fall in love with our favorite games once again. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next exciting episode of What We’re Playing, and until then, we’ll see you soon.