Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid?

Makin’ Baiken’

Ahoy hoy, good friends, and welcome to the weekend and to Whatcha Been Playing? I hope that it has been a fine week for you and that the weekend brings you some joy and comfort. Whether you’re crashing out all weekend, or just capitalizing on the evenings, I hope you find some time for yourself and yours. Watch a movie, play some games, listen to your favourite album, or just staying in bed, (alone or with a pal), be sure to make the most of the free time you have — it’s been another tough year, and you’ve been handling it brilliantly so far, so look after yerself, okay?

I’m currently in the middle of wrestling with a few assignments, alongside the general daily news grind and several other IRL projects. Frankly, I’m ridiculously busy and firing on all cylinders right now, but I did make sure I took time out to check out my lady Baiken as she makes her Samurai Shodown debut. Though a Guilty Gear stalwart, she slips into the SNK roster with such ease, and her sly smile, outrageous look, and efficient, deadly artistry fit so perfectly into SamSho‘s world. I know I bang on about this a lot, but Samurai Shodown is a real smart game, it’s just a shame it doesn’t have the technical support required to fit the bill in the modern fighting game scene.

Anyway, before I get back to LIFE CHORES, I wanna hear from all of you. So whether you’ve been trapped in the time loop of 12 Minutes, exploring the fascinating director’s cut of Ghost of Tsushima, getting all hot under the collar in the super-sexy world of Hades, or just enjoying some of your old familiar favorites — jump into the comments below and share with me, us, and your fellow community members Whatcha Been Playing? Thank you for always showing out here weekly. It only takes a few seconds, but it means a lot to the team and community.

Have a wonderful weekend, from all of us at Destructoid.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.