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Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid

Now ends the winter of dis’ content

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Howdy ho, friends and lovers, and welcome to this week’s edition of Whatcha Been Playing? This week sees us waving farewell to February, and optimistically hoping for the sunshine and warm air of the coming spring season. I know I’m more than ready to throw off my second duvet, and I’m sick of keeping warm by throwing spare money bundles on the fire, (I am a Games Journalist after all).

While not quite as jam-packed as 2022, the start of this year has seen the release of quite few big releases, and we’re now entering something of a dry period (though we still have a few gems coming in March). It’s strange how the industry is yet to quite restore its calendar to its pre-COVID status, and the start of the year is now the new “Holiday releases” period. Ehh, not that there’s any point in complaining, we all have far, far too many games to get through anyway, such is the insatiable appetite of our hobby.

Double Peace Out

It’s been another busy-busy week here on the good ship Destructoid, but I still had enough time to run through the highly enjoyable Gothic platformer Grim Guardians: Demon Purge. A title that surprised me on multiple levels, I had a very good time with what is, at its heart, a relatively simplistic release that aims for attainable goals and achieves them handily. Be sure to check out my full review right here.

Aside from that, I spent a little time, bafflingly, getting back on my Siege bullshit. It’s been a long time. Long enough, in fact, that I was shocked to be taken down by both Like a Dragon‘s Goro Majima and NieR: Automata‘s 2B… Y’know, those iconic Tom Clancy characters. Ehh, I’m being facetious, of course. It’s a fantastic shooter and still offers up intense, twitchy, nail-biting action.

What’s next for yer pal, Moyse?.. I have a horrid feeling it might involve zombies and an island of some sort. Pfffffft… The hits I take for this team in the name of coverage.

Spring forward, friends

And now that you’ve heard all from me, let’s hear all about you. I’m incredibly grateful to you all for taking time out of your weekends to spend a few minutes with us, so please jump into the comments below and tell us all Whatcha Been Playing? As previously noted, it’s been another pretty busy start to the year, and, hopefully, you’ve found a title or two to keep you and yours occupied in those cold winter evenings. So tell me, us, and your fellow community members all about them. It doesn’t matter if drop three paragraphs or three sentences — you’re all welcome to take part, and I look forward to hearing from each and every one of youse. Have at it, friends!

Oh, and as always, have a wonderful weekend, from all of us at Destructoid.

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Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse