What we are playing is a weekly column published on Sunday. Select members of the team talk about the games they’ve been playing over the past week and which they’re most looking forward to.
Kevin Plumtree - I’ve been fairly busy this week, but I did have time to finish Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Veteran difficulty. It was the easiest one in the series to date. I also played my weekly game of Gears of War: Judgment to progress toward the Syrabite medal.
Nick Santangelo - Dove into some Mass Effect 3 DLC this week. I don’t bother picking up any DLC for most games, but I’m a huge Mass Effect fan, so I made an exception. With the Omega DLC in my rearview, I’m now working my way through the Citadel DLC and loving it.
Shawn Ryan - I was close to the end in a bunch of different games, so decided to beat them in hopes I could start to clear my backlog. I finally finished Alan Wake, Crysis 3, and Halo 4. They all have their moments, but none of them stood out as must-own games. Playing them all right after beating BioShock the week before was probably a bad idea!
Chris Leggett - Like Nick, I revisited the Mass Effect universe and played through some of part three’s DLC. I finished Omega and Citadel, and I’ve just made a start on Leviathan. I’ve really enjoyed the return trip, and it’s reminded me that it easily has to be my favorite franchise of this gen.
Ryan Thompson - I played some Geometry Wars 2 as I took breaks from writing term papers — it’s good stuff! I especially like the modes that restrict your firing capabilities, as the emphasis on dodging and positioning is a great deal of fun.
Matthew Smail - Bah, it’s been an awful week of gaming for me! I just haven’t had time, what with personal and work issues keeping me busy. That said, I did have chance to spend maybe 10 minutes on the wonderful Ni No Kuni, and had a couple of nice easy games on Magic 2013, in preparation for the new game coming up in the next few months!