Simon Miller, Editor-In-Chief - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds screenshot

As ever I can't go into huge amounts of detail with A Link Between Worlds because I'm playing what is known as 'the review copy'. In short, I've been embargoed on what I can say until early November. However, from a purely preview point of view, I'm happy to share that it's one of the finest games I've played this year.

Much has been made of Zelda's dungeons over the last few iterations, a low point - for my money, anyhow - coming with the two previous titles to be released on the DS: Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass. They were still good games, but they lacked the, for lack of a better term, magic I'd always associated with the franchise.

In complete contrast to this, the sequel to A Link To The Past may have some of the best dungeons I've ever played in a Zelda game. Genuinely intelligent and thought-provoking, they've even had me stumped on the odd occasion. I don't think that's happened for a decade.

With a fantastic soundtrack - and I mean that as literally as you can take it - and an art style that just improves as the narrative unravels, this could be my favourite game of the year so far.

I'd like to emphasise the word could there. I couldn't possibly say for sure…

David Scammell, Deputy News Editor – Battlefield 4, Xbox 360

Battlefield 4 screenshot

The all-singing, all-dancing next-gen Battlefield may only be a few weeks away, but if you're still sitting on the fence about whether to pick up the current-gen version in the meantime, I'd definitely recommend giving it a shot.

Over the last couple of weeks, I've experienced some of the most fun I've had in a multiplayer game for a long while, with Battlefield 4's emphasis on destruction bringing back some fond memories of Bad Company 2. Just as it did back then, sending a building crashing down on a sniper camping inside never fails to amuse.

The game won't convert any non-Battlefield believers, of course (this is still just an extension on the existing Battlefield formula, after all). But even with the technical limitations in place, the current-gen version offers a worthwhile, superbly entertaining stop-gap until the next-gen arrives.

Steve Burns, Reviews and Features Editor - Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Ghosts screenshot

You know that thing where I play games and can't tell you about them until the following week? Well, that's happened again.

But I can say I've been playing one of the biggest titles of the year, it'll sell trillions of copies, and it's got an animal in it. Whatever could it be? Find out on 5 November. Or, for more of a hint, click here…

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GTA. Still.

Nearly finished with single player... ready for it to end now I think, will probably wait to get back into multiplayer though, got some others lined up to start...
Posted 11:01 on 04 November 2013


My brain is so fried from work and other stuff this week I can't even remember what I've been playing. For some reason I started Settlers 2 again yesterday using Dosbox to run it.
Posted 21:31 on 02 November 2013
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I've been playing a game that doesn't have an FPS unless you push a button, and then the screen changes to another static one. It has maybe 5 sound effects in total. It's so basic I have to keep a 15,000 cell spreadsheet to keep track of things in the game for me. It's not linked into Raptr or Steam, its achievements count for nothing.

It crashes a bit, freezes often, can be incredibly slow at times, but I love it.

But the big draw is that it's location based gaming, so I get to kill people on my own doorstep, do drug deals on the trading estate just down the road from me, and one day, one day, I might even make Croydon my own turf, but most of Bristol with suffice for now. Then I can take over the world, share the spoils with the other 3 in my Gang (well, the other two, we're still trying to recruit a problematic level 32 who prefers to kill us than join us) which I think is the whole point.

And nothing else got a look in this week, despite being level 107 in GTA Online and having Max Payne 3, Bioshock 2, Gears of War 2, and a bunch of other guilty pleasures sitting here still sealed.

Its Life is Crime on Android. Think I might have mentioned it a few times :)
Posted 19:48 on 02 November 2013

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Release Date: 01/11/2013
Developer: D.I.C.E
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