It’s a laid-back one this week as Jamie and Tom S convene to admire the gentle art of booting a panda through a wall in Tekken 7. There’s more spectacular booting to be had in DmC: Devil May Cry and the stompy Dead Space remake, but can any of this compare to the thrill of an old console whirring up a CD Rom to play a 10-second cutscene in 1997? Join us for additional nostalgia, open world discussion, sad dads in space, and more.
- Hit random on the character select screen and enjoy the consistently entertaining nonsense of Tekken 7.
- The IP-mangling Warner Brothers brawler we couldn’t quite recall is Multiversus.
- Soul Calibur 6 is also good fun, and has lots of bonkers customisation.
- We mention Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, available on PC as part of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary package. Here’s the extraordinary Justin vs. Daigo parry sequence from Evo 2004.
- Tom is still trying to get halfway good at Guilty Gear: Strive. Bring back Bedman!
- DmC: Devil May Cry is still a gem. Devil May Cry 5 expands the combat sandbox across three characters to superb effect.
- Open world chat: Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Skyrim, Shadow of the Colossus, and Elden Ring. Also Forspoken, briefly.
- Ghost of Tsushima has a lovely, whooshy wind guidance system.
- Hyper Light Breaker is the new game from Heart Machine.
- Below is difficult, mysterious, and has great music.
- The venerable sad dad in space tradition continues with the intriguing Deliver Us Mars.
- What makes a good remake? Dead Space and Final Fantasy 7 get a mention, before we reminisce about the days when tiny cutscenes felt like an incredible reward.
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