What we are playing is a weekly column that appears each weekend. Various staff members let the world know what games had them hooked the past week and which ones they look forward to.
John Laster – I played [redacted] and saw [redacted]. It’s going to be an incredible year
for XBLA Fans. Oh and Mutant Blobs Attack on Vita is amazing. I also had the awesome opportunity to see some of the amazing stuff Signal Studios has in the works, and I had a blast playing through the first half of Haunted Temple Studio’s upcoming game Skulls of the Shogun.
Ross Adams – All SSX for me at the moment, got it on Thursday and have been playing it non stop. Controls excellently and all the RiderNet/Leaderboard implementation it amazing, makes it super addictive.
Shawn Saris – After playing a mind blowing amount of Final Fantasy XIII-2, I am now working on Binary Domain. Aside from that I am just keeping myself distracted with Forza Motorsport 4 and Battlefield 3 until Mass Effect 3 makes its way into my Xbox.
Todd Pantier – I made a mad dash through Mass Effect this week and am working on making a similar run through Mass Effect 2 in prep for Tuesday. Bet you can guess what my post is going to look like next week…
Christine Mitchell – I’ve been finishing up my final Mass Effect 2 run along with the Arrival DLC for the first time. I also played some Beyond Good & Evil HD while waiting on Mass Effect 3. I’m sort of enjoying it but having to battle with some terrible camera angles.
Ryan Reynolds – I spent most of my gaming time this week prepping for Mass Effect 3 with my Mass Effect 2 playthrough, but also enjoyed some Kinect Adventures and Fruit Ninja Kinect with my little sister. I’ve also been chipping away at The Gunstringer and got a few rounds of Gears of War 3 in as well.
Nick Santangelo – I started the week off by wrapping up Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on Sunday. The ending was a bit weak, but I absolutely loved the game, possibly even more than Skyrim. Speaking of which, it was back to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim after clearing Reckoning. It’s only taken me about four months and 80 hours of gameplay, but I’m finally closing in on the end of the main quest. Hopefully I can get through it before Mass Effect 3 launches on Tuesday.
Craig Hart – I started the week off by finally trying out WWE ’12. The gameplay mechanics are greatly improved, but the RTWM is still boring and repetitive. After a few days of WWE ’12, I moved on to SSX. The beloved franchise returned after being dormant for almost five years. I enjoyed the solo World Tour mode, but the online competition is what makes the game incredibly addictive. Competing against your friends online and racking up credits is extremely satisfying. I only wish that EA included a split-screen mode.
Matt Liparota – Not too much gaming for me this week, I’m afraid. I did play a bit of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and I dusted off Brutal Legend for a bit, but I’m really just gearing up for Mass Effect 3. That game cannot get here soon enough.