What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for going through all the cool indie game demos available in the Steam Game Festival. I would suggest other activities, but there are more demos than there is weekend.


The particular demo I am currently enjoying is Devastator by Radiangames, an indie developer we’ve been following since the days of the Xbox Live Indies program on the Xbox 360. It’s basically the amazing one-man team of Luke Schneider and himself, creating a lot of super-shiny arcade games that glow and spark and feel great to play. Devastator here is a twin-stick shooter with cool vector graphics and support for 4K resolution and 120 frames-per-second. Playing it makes me very happy. It’s available on iOS and Google Play, but I’m here for the upcoming PC and console version.

You could even say it glows.

Other than digging through Steam demos, I’ll be continuing my trek through Atelier Ryza 2 and Ys IX, constantly swapping between the two. I have problems, but they are good problems.

What are you playing this weekend?

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Over the week I started Silent Hill 2: HD. The game’s controls are terrible, and I still did not understand what all my available actions were even after looking at the controls menu. The game’s camera angles are even worse. Yet, I still want to keep playing, as I am a bank that accepts atmosphere and tension building as currency. I just made it through the Apartment, beating up some no-arms and too-many-arms demons on my way. My favorite part of the game so far is probably the very odd but compelling soundtrack.

I also played the Legends mode in Ghost of Tsushima for the first time with a buddy I hadn’t spoken with in a while. It was fun to catch up over microphones and accidently coordinate assassinations during the co-op story mode. For some more relaxing play, I chased winds and got my collectable ratio up to about 2/3rds.

This next week I will be making a push to beat the last of Dark Souls 3, starting with the demon triplets of Belleville. I will likely put up a summons to help people with that fight afterwards, as it seems like a fun boss fight to tag team. I will also continue Silent Hill 2, but I don’t know how long I will last until I switch over to Resident Evil 2.