Geekly Review #151

Another week goes by and it’s a pretty busy one for us! Murr is on his way back from London after heading to Progress Wrestling, he’ll give a roundup in his Shoot Talk later this week.

Destiny Rise of Iron

As you can probably guess most of my attention has been on playing Destiny’s latest expansion Rise of Iron. It came out last Tuesday and I’ve been getting nice and stuck in over the last few days.

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As of right now I’ve completed the main story missions, I’ve completed the exotic quest lines for Khvostov and Gjallahorn and played some PVP on the new maps and new supremacy mode. I have to say that overall so far I’m impressed with Rise of Iron.

By now we pretty much all know what we’re going to be getting with Destiny. The story missions are new going to blow you away, but they’re still enjoyable. I have really enjoyed the exotic quest lines though. They were nice and varied and actually quite long too.

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Back to where it all began

For me the highlight of Destiny is usually the PVP – it’s where I spend most of my time so I’m happy to say that the new maps and game mode are all solid additions to the already great line up.

Right now I’m mostly trying to grind my light level up a bit so that I can attempt the raid and be ready for the next Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris events. It seems to be going pretty well so far, I’ve gone up around 25 levels so far and loot seems to be dropping at a good rate. I’m also working on levelling up my other two characters. I’ve also not spent any time on the new strikes or the new coop area Archons Forge, so I’m looking forward to giving them a go too!

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A gruelling climb to make friends atop Felwinter Peak

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The Iron Lords are pretty badass

Year 3 is looking pretty decent for Destiny right now!

Season After Fall

A little while back we featured Season After Fall as one of our ‘Ones to watch’, well I’ve been playing it a bit in between Destiny sessions and I have to say it’s pretty good so far!
Seasons After Fall is a 2D platform-puzzler game that will let you dive into a captivating universe and explore a land governed by magic and nature. As a wild fox you are sent on a perilous journey aided only by your ability to change the seasons at will, manipulating a gorgeous 2D world backed by an enchanting live string quartet. 
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I’ve mastered a couple of the seasons so far and it’s been an enjoyable but some what easy experience. I thought it was going to be a bit tougher, maybe with some enemies to fight against, but so far it’s been pure platforming. That’s not a bad thing, it’s just something that I wasn’t aware of.
Season After Fall is a lovely looking game too and I’m looking forward to jumping back on and finishing the game. Expect to see a full review soon!

Clustertruck

Well this game is mad. It’s a physics based ‘floor is lava’ truck jumping game. Basically you have to jump around on the back of trucks making your way through levels. It’s pure carnage but it’s damn good fun. I’ve started playing it on my YouTube channel, check it out below.

Seraph

Finally I’ve been playing Seraph – Seraph is a skill based, acrobatic combat platformer… without aiming! Featuring an angel, known as Seraph, who’s fighting to restore her lost power and ultimately escape a prison infested with demons. However, dark magic has trapped the angel inside her human Vessel: if the Vessel dies, so will Seraph.

I’ve played a few levels so far and it’s a lot of fun. Things get pretty hectic at times with the amount of enemies you can be facing off against. There seems to be quite a lot of depth to it too with the ability to unlock all sorts of special moves, upgrade weapons, powers and others too. It’s just one more game I want to jump back on and play some more of!

Codenames

Our latest boardgame review was posted last week. The fantastic Spy game Codenames!

-Will

 

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