Games that continue to hold our attention
Final Fantasy XIV
Jess Kinghorn says the end is nigh
After more than 140 hours exploring Eorzea, the moon still feels a long way away. I’ve got a little over a month to catch up in time for Endwalker’s rocket ship and there’s still a lot of game to go. But my magical girl Miqo’te isn’t going it alone. I’ve infiltrated the ranks of some high-level players who not only know what they’re doing but also have a passion for fashion. Known as Team Bread, we’re a force to be reckoned with in an unsynced dungeon… well, the other guys are. I’m just along for the ride.
Far Cry 3 Classic Edition
Oscar Taylor-Kent wants to watch the world drown While preparing for the sixth (though technically ninth… or something) Far Cry, I couldn’t help but be reminded of all the ones prior. Specifically this one, which felt like the point that set the current style of Far Cry. Coming from Far Cry 6, this remaster is familiar, and yet, with more limited tools from the off, you can’t help but feel a little bit closer to the action. Until its tech limitations spoil things, of course – soldiers get stuck on corners, and animals I hunt run into the sea and immediately drown.
Mim McDonald is still trying to make sense of it all On my first playthrough, I died within five minutes. Went out the back, looked at the corpse, lost my mind. This time I’ve been careful and left the body-bothering to Cuno, but this world still seems somehow impenetrable. Can’t open the freezer. Can’t get past the gobby racist. Can’t persuade the union activists to talk to me. And so I collect another empty bottle in the hope of selling them for enough money to buy a bed for the night, wondering if I shouldn’t just go and stare at the corpse after all.
Soldiers get stuck on corners and animals I hunt run into the sea and immediately drown.