Something From The Weekend - 7th December 2015

I've been enjoying the relaxing background noise of Leigh playing the Old Hunters DLC for Bloodborne. I'm almost enjoying it more than if I were playing it myself. There's all this fear, anguish and anger in the room, but I have the luxury of remaining perfectly calm. It's kind of like being indoors while it's raining. There are all those screams (from both the game and Leigh), but it just makes me feel cosy.

Other than that, I've been poking Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, searching for some right ol' tactical shootybangs. It's been kind of disappointing so far, though. Under all the set dressing and words like "breach" and "hostage" it has more in common with Counter-Strike than it does with S.W.A.T. 4. Man. Maybe I should just play S.W.A.T. 4 again.

I've had a bunch of media-peeps tell me that Six Siege is a lot of fun, but I can't help but feel that  this largely relates to the fact that they haven't spend fifty pounds on it. FIFTY POUNDS! That's a phenomenal amount of cash to expect from a game that also basically requires you to convince three friends to take the dive with you. I don't think I've ever veered so sharply from "ooh looks like fun" to "gosh that game is dead in the water". We talk about that a bit in this week's Daft Souls - up this afternoon.

My weekend was mostly filled with an adventure back into Darkest Dungeon, and after about 8 hours I'm mostly convinced that I don't actually like the game that they're making - seems like the community demands for increased difficulty have turned it into a cruel, tedious trudge. I always felt like that game had a huge amount of promise, but the direction it's taken isn't one that I like - leaving me with a whole bunch of unrefined thoughts about early access and community-driven design. I'm sure someone out there is going to love it when it's done, but I'm slightly sad to realise that it likely won't be me.

Oh, important news - we'll be hosting our next Live Q&A Hangout on Thursday the 10th of December at 10:00pm UK time. If you're a FunWraith then pop along to join in - details will be on the site later this week. (The last hangout is here, but be warned - the quality is terrible! We'll be back to form this time for a festive Q&A special.)

What did you lot get up to this weekend?

Posted on December 7, 2015 .