It’s one of the biggest game release weeks of the year, and there’s no shortage of games to check out this weekend. Here’s a few of the games the Sandbox crew will be diving into:
Val: Super Mario Odyssey is at the top of my list; I’ve been waiting to get into a new Mario adventure for a while now. A close second would be Assassin’s Creed Origins – I’m a huge fan of Egyptian history, and it’s so cool to dive into that setting. If there’s still time after those, I’ll jump back into Pokemon Silver – the Elite Four need to be taught a lesson.
Tony: Super Mario Odyssey – just gotta figure out how to take turns since playing Cappy is like a modern day Tails. I refuse to be Cappyed. Also, Divinity: Original Sin 2 – I want to try the last fight again.
Bobz: Waiting patiently for Super Mario Odyssey to arrive. In the meantime, I’ll be charging my Nintendo Switch and playing Clash Royale. The new King’s Cup Challenge is a-ok, some nice visibility into some worthwhile decks that others use. Also, it is probably going to be one of the final weekends to be able to go out and enjoy nice weather, so definitely some baseball in the cards for Saturday.
Shaun: We’ve been conquering Mordor for a few weeks in Shadow of War, but given what’s coming out this weekend, it’s easy to justify taking a break from that. Super Mario World is one of my first, fondest and most informative gaming experiences and memories, and I can’t wait to dive into Super Mario Odyssey. Assassin’s Creed expanded my mind and showed me what open world games could be, becoming one of my all-time favorite franchises when it came out. And while the series recently stumbled, I am very excited to try the new game, explore Egypt and see how the Assassins came to be.
Clara: I streamed Battle Chasers: Nightwar a couple times and fell in love with the old-school RPG aspects, gorgeous graphics, and likable characters. My favourite games of all time are Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI, and this game gives me some serious retro-but-modern vibes. Looking forward to diving deeper into the game. If I have time, I’m going to try to finish Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, which I started on my 3DS in Mexico. And of course I have to keep our town clean in Animal Crossing: City Folk – the work never ends.
Pat: Ah Halloween, the one time of the year I vow to sit down and play a horror game. While perhaps not the spookiest of titles on the block, I’ve had What Remains of Edith Finch sitting on my PS4 for months now and I plan on finally getting around to it this weekend. I know little about the game going in but, as a fan of The Unfinished Swan, I’m looking forward to seeing what Giant Sparrow has put together with this one.
Corey: Chiller nonstop.