Last Week’s Gaming

The shortest Last Week’s Gaming I think the site has ever seen

Thanks to a weekend spent in some much-needed recuperation, last week was not a huge one for gaming. I did spend a little bit of time on the consoles, but that was late in the week.

Even the normal board game Saturday session I had to bow out on. I just needed to rest. Sometimes life gets that way. Tomorrow, you will see a little of what Rabbit and I did on Saturday. It was a great catch up and relax in front of some movies and shows. But that’s not games, and this is Last Week’s Gaming!

Control Ultimate Edition – PlayStation 5

Last week I talked about the improvements on PlayStation 5 and Control. I still don’t agree that users that bought the base game and season pass need to buy Control again for next-gen, but at least PlayStation Plus is a workable compromise for February.

What I wanted to do this week was start Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order or Borderlands 3. I was too tired to learn a new game, so I figured I would unwind with a title that I had already worked out how to beat.

Last Weeks Gaming - Control Opening Locked Areas
Looping back to cleared areas reveals new areas. Some as simple as opening locked doors, others are more subtle.

I can see Control Ultimate potentially becoming a safe fall back or ‘break’ game. Until I hit the DLC, I don’t have too much to work out. Only what I have forgotten, and so far I am remembering too much. Not having all of the powers means shortcuts and items are cut off to me.

A moment of surprising happiness was making the Pierce gun form and firing for the first time. Pierce is like the sniper form, and you charge it up before firing to punch through most things.

I had fired the Pierce before, but the charging feeling with the PlayStation 5 haptic feedback was amazing. I stood in place and shot a few times just to enjoy the sensation.

Photo Mode - It's fine. Haptic feedback as the Pierce charges - WOW

I have said it before and I will say it again – if you have PlayStation Plus, nab Control Ultimate Edition while it’s available. If you have already played Control and all of it’s DLC, Ultimate Edition isn’t a great deal unless you want new trophies.

If you have never played Control before, nab Ultimate Edition. I am loving the haptic feedback on PlayStation 5, but this alone wouldn’t prompt me to play over Xbox Series X if that is your console.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition – Nintendo Switch

In some ways, this barely qualifies for Last Week’s Gaming. I played Scott Pilgrim vs The World for a while on my PlayStation 3, but I never finished it.

Not because it’s not a fun game. Scott Pilgrim definitely took on the world a few years ago, and it is a great co-op beat-em-up faithful to the comic roots.

The problem I had in finishing it was that it’s a great co-op beat-em-up. Playing through the whole game by yourself just isn’t as enjoyable.

Four player beat em up mayhem. What an afternoon.

Sunday morning I nabbed Scott Pilgrim for multiple reasons. Firstly, it was on sale on the Nintendo eShop. Secondly, but getting it on the Switch, I actually have a good chance of getting some co-op play in!

I don’t have to be at home or rely on online co-op to get a game in. I can just hand over a Joy-Con and get some two-player beat-em-up happening. Depending on where we are, we could even hook up another Switch owners Joy-Cons and get 4 player action happening!

Old school beat-em-up with a lot more depth than the simple graphics imply

I’m not trying to put of solo players from playing Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It’s still a fun game, and a quality side-scrolling beat-em-up. It’s just the game is very much aimed at couch co-op style play, and playing by yourself gets very samey very quickly.

But as long as you know this, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game is a fun time.

Tomorrow, I want to share my thoughts on Willy’s Wonderland. Yes, I know what it sounds like – it’s not that. Not a movie review as such, but opinions on why I think lots of people would like it but never watch it otherwise.

What about you?  I hope you got some great games in.  Or are you looking forward to a new one?  Let me know!  Shout out on Facebook or @JohnHQLD me on Twitter!

Until next time,

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