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What are we all playing this weekend?

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Ah, the first weekend of spring! March is almost over with too. Unless the proverb is lying, the weekend should be more lamb than lion. A wooly little lion, perhaps? Or a lamb with flesh-tearing teeth and skin-shredding claws. I think I’ll avoid the lambion, just to be safe.

What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’re clicking on.

Adam: I’m making a habit of playing PS4 games at the weekend. This week it’s Everything, which is coming to PC next month. Last night I was dust, then a shell, then a scorpion, then an elephant. I sang and danced and gathered all kinds of animals into a giant herd. We all danced and made lots of baby elephants and then I became a rock and felt sad as my herd dispersed, one zebra tumbling toward the horizon so fast I suspected it had hated the herd all along.

Then I saw my first tortoise and became it and made it sing for a while. It is my favourite thing in Everything. Which is my favourite screensaver ever. And that is a compliment.

Alec: [Alec is on holiday, which is of course code for: Alec has been fired -ed.]
Alice: I have a lot of games half-finished right now, ones I do want to continue, but I’m playing Nier: Automata and the rest can go to heck. I am certain I’m near to the/an end then will dash straight on into new game+ mode. Having learned a lot about what to do and not do, next time I’m going to be the best robot. After Normal difficulty for this first run, I’m bumping it up to Hard on the next. I hear enemies get new abilities as well as bigger numbers, which should be interesting.
Brendan: After playing 45 minutes of a stuttering Nier: Automata, I died to a giant robot and was flung back to the start. I don’t know if I have the will to go back and dig for the juicy caramel centre everyone keeps telling me about. I know there’s some daftness I have to figure out, but I just don’t want to do the shooty bits. Other than that, I’ve been given a certain slugcat to take care of, so I will probably be trying to push on in that. It is, um, difficult.
Graham: My copy of Zelda: Breath of the Wild arrived, but my Nintendo Switch has not. Therefore I’ve no idea what I’ll play this weekend. I’d spend it reading and re-reading the Zelda manual if it had one, but all I got was a tiny plastic cartridge in a giant plastic case. There’s even the little arms inside for holding a manual in position, but there is nothing within their embrace. Perhaps I’ll play catch with the box or practice balancing it on my nose.
John: I shall definitely be finding time to play the new telephonic Cube Escape, The Cave, from the Rusty Lake peeps – each new game expands the creepy-as-hell mythology in their peculiar series. I am also hoping to get some reviewing done of Beat Cop, that’s out next week. And if possible, I really want to find out why Adam and Alice are so excited about Nier.
Philippa: This weekend I will be embracing the aquatic with a trip to a local sea life centre followed by an oreo milkshake because I am living my best life. Around the edges I will be chipping away at Yooka-Laylee which I suspect will either make me feel very young or very old. Oh, and here’s a tip: next time you have a cream tea swap out the jam for lemon curd. It is amazing and zingy. AmaZINGy.

But you, dearest reader, what are you playing?

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