Puzzles & Dragons iOS
Two years of daily logins later and we’re finally approaching P&D’s endgame, but what is it, exactly? Such is the pace of change in P&D’s native Japan, where a host of competitors have left development studio GungHo struggling to keep on top, that the meta is constantly shifting. Building an endgame team will take us months – by which point it may well be outdated. But of course we’ll do it anyway.
Were we too effusive in our praise for The Taken King? Because it’s been downhill ever since. The new nadir is Crimson Doubles, a week-long 2v2 gametype that’s so uninspired, and its drop rate so stingy, that teams are throwing themselves off the nearest ledge to hurry things along to the next dice roll. Bungie president Harold Ryan has quit, Destiny 2’ s apparently been put back, and, finally, after an exceptional 18 months, the spell has been broken.
Rainbow 6 Siege PS4
Even Siege’s tense, slow-moving sweeps and controlled bursts of fire feel like a wave of catharsis in between prolonged The Witness endgame sessions. A new map set on a frozen yacht, along with a couple of new operators, has freshened up the playlist, while a ridiculous bug that saw character models slide around the map in a textureless T-pose – making enemy movements inscrutable – has been patched.