Well look at that, I finished something, and also unsurprisingly played an awful lot of Forza Horizon 5.
Games completed this month
Control: Ultimate Edition – PS5
Pleased to say I managed to push on and finish this. There were only a couple of times I got stuck on a fight and they didn’t last for too long. There is still plenty to do if I want to go back, but for now I’m happy to have finished the main story. I do at least want to play through the Alan Wake content in the DLC, but that will be for the New Year.
The physical edition of the version I’m playing is available here from Amazon*, although I have it digitally. I think the Xbox and PC editions are solid too, although I heard the older consoles struggled a bit with the framerate.
Games played during November
Animal Crossing New Horizons – Switch
Played a bit with the new content to open my coffee shop but not the hours I was expecting. Bring on snow.
Back 4 Blood – Xbox Series S – GamePass
This was oddly disappointing. While it is no doubt a good game, and a worthy spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, it’s so close to Left 4 Dead, that I felt like I’d seen it all before. Glad I didn’t need to buy it, in no rush to play any more of it.
Here* for all the main platforms if you want to buy it. I wouldn’t though.
Quake – Xbox Series S – GamePass
This has been great fun. Playing through the expansion packs in online co-op with a mate. Still remains one of the best games of all-time.
Forza Horizon 5 – Xbox Series S & PC
This turned out to be almost everything I hoped for, and once again replaces the previous entry as my favourite yet. I’ve put quite a lot of time in already, my only disappointment (and I think many are sharing this) is that the multiplayer is still broken. It never really worked that well in Horizon 4, I hope it gets a robust update to repair that. I should push on and do the last couple of big races though to ‘complete’ the story.
Best way to get this is still to buy GamePass*
What’s been on the arcade?
A fantastic month on the arcade. The game of the month from Ten Pence Arcade was Lode Runner, which turned out to be great so I played that a lot. Also my buddy Ross managed to visit for a few hours, and along with taking it in turns for Lode Runner credits, we also played a few other games including Robotron 2084 and some two player Raiden II.
Miles Morales – PS5
Found a bargain copy of this on eBay, so I could play it once I finished Control. Looking forward to getting onto it next.
This* is the edition I picked up, it’s a bit more expensive than I found it for on eBay though.
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