Geekly Review #210

As I’m sure you’re aware sales have been everywhere the last few days, whether it’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Steams Autumn sale, you can’t escape them! I’ve been keeping my eyes open for any bargains and have managed to grab a few decent deals.

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 has been a game that I’ve played on and off since launch, I quite enjoy picking it back up every now and then. So, when the premium pass went on sale for just over £10 I thought that was a deal too good to miss, especially seeing as some of the expansions are still to come. The premium pass – usually £40, gives you access to all the DLC for the game including quite a lot of new maps to play. For £12 I thought that was a great deal.

I spent a little bit of time playing on some of the new maps over the weekend and I have to say that I’m really impressed with them so far. Battlefield 1 is still one of the best looking games I think I’ve ever played, the Engine that Dice have created is truly a technical marvel.

I’m still yet to come across any of the new weapons mainly because I haven’t unlocked much in the game yet and in a lot of cases I’m still using the first few guns that were available at launch. I’m just not really sure which ones are good and which ones aren’t when it comes to unlocking, so I’m not unlocking any of them yet.

The Wild Eight

I’ve had my eye on The Wild Eight since it released and have been casually following its development and it seems it’s been making some decent progress. I played the demo of it around the launch and did enjoy what I played and I’m not really sure why I didn’t pick it up at the time.

The Wild Eight has all the usual systems you might see for a survival game, crafting, hunting, building a base etc… But what I really like about it is the style of it, and that it can be played cooperatively, also I’m a sucker for a snowy environment.

I haven’t really had the chance to get stuck in to it yet, but I will no doubt be doing so very soon and will be giving my thoughts on it too! I was also considering doing some kind of Let’s Play on it as it seems like a good game for that!

Motorsport Manager

I got to play Motorsport Manager at EGX Rezzed earlier this year and what I got to play of it I enjoyed quite a bit. But with what limited time I spend on single player games I didn’t really feel like spending £27 on it. But, it’s not at 75% off so is nice cheap price of £6, much more manageable.

I’m a lover of games like Football Manager, and although I might not play them as much as I used to I do still really like those management style games. I’m also a fan of F1 and the idea of creating my own team and trying to compete in the F1 was tempting enough to make me want it.

I’ve just started out the season and weirdly Donal Trump is my teams owner… I don’t know why, I think it must be some kind of weird joke. That aside, even in the early stages I’m enjoying sorting out sponsorship deals, working on upgrades for my cars and scouting out new potential drivers.

So far, we’ve only been to one race, Melbourne and it didn’t go well. Although it was more of a tutorial so I’m not sure how well I was even able to do seeing as the game pretty much force me to pit one of my cars 4 times in a 2 stop race.

Next stop is Beijing and I’ve added in some upgrades to my brakes in the hopes that we will be a little more competitive this time around!

-Will

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