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Weekend Warrior 10/2/2015

by Marcus Stewart on Oct 02, 2015 at 02:00 PM

Big Boss still has his robotic grip over most of the office, but Destiny: The Taken King looks to give Metal Gear Solid V a run for its GMP. When we’re not running raids or kidnapping soldiers, Undertale is rapidly gaining our attention and should provide a pleasant break from those two behemoths. Share what you’ll be playing this weekend in the comments!

Tim Turi (@timturi)–I’ve played MGSV to death, and while I haven’t beaten every single Side-Op, I think I’m ready to call it done. I tried jumping straight from the open-world gameplay into Mad Max, but found myself cringing at the idea of doing two huge games back-to-back. Surprisingly, I ended up diving into Destiny: The Taken King, and find myself enjoying it. There are enough avid Destiny fans at GI to both help me out in my Fireteam and also answer my questions about the sometimes-cryptic leveling systems. I also hope to make another Super Mario Maker level!

Mike Futter (@Futterish)–I’ll be diving back into Destiny and Metal Gear Solid V. I have more guards to knock out so that I can kidnap them by the most amazing balloon contraption ever conceived.

Jeff Machiafava (@GIJeffM) – I’m still playing Metal Gear Solid V, which thanks to my unique play style, is taking forever. Even simple side-op missions can take upwards of an hour as I meticulously interrogate every soldier and enslave recruit them for Mother Base. I’m sure the shenanigans will continue this weekend, though whether I make any actual progress remains to be seen. That said, a large amount of the Game Informer staff has come down with Destinitis again, so if I need a break from MGS V at any point, I might give Bungie’s newest sci-fi shooter another shot.

Andy McNamara (@GI_AndyMc)–Destiny and a nice long bike ride. Next, more Destiny and then I have to try Undertale. It's the talk of the office. 

Ben Hanson (@yozetty)–This weekend I'm committed to finishing Undertale, come hell or high water or hell. Outside of that, I feel like a colossal idiot for not spending more time with my beloved Metal Gear Solid V. I love the series so much but I haven't had enough time to keep blasting through the story and spoilers are starting to seep in around me. Have a good weekend!

Joseph Knoop (@JosephKnoop)–I just finished SOMA, which was a brilliant exercise in thought-provoking story, so I’ll be looking to continue that trend with the Beginner’s Guide from the Stanley Parable creator Davey Wreden. Then I’m off to dream about my perfect Rock Band 4 setlist. Hint: It involves a lot of indistinguishable lyrics.

Parker Lemke (@ParkerLemke) When I’m not pulling late-night Taco Bell shifts (turns out video games don’t pay for themselves!) I plan to dive further into Soma’s undersea horrors. My love of survival horror games runs deep, though even I can overtax my nerves trudging through their terrifying ordeals. Thankfully, I’ll also have a far more lighthearted game to turn to when I need a break to recover. Now that Capcom has put Mega Man Legends up on the PlayStation Store, I’ve finally been able to play the game I fell in love with watching Tim Turi’s Super Replay. You should all check it out too. It’s a cult classic that has aged surprisingly well, and part of a series that deserves a new lease on life. If time permits (and when does it?) I also hope to continue playing Axiom Verge. It’s a great love letter to Metroid fans and one of the year’s best indie releases.

Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7)–I finally wrapped up Metal Gear Solid V late last night, so once I finish off some cassette tapes and watch the Episode 51 footage, I’m shelving it for a while. Witcher 3 was benched for the sake of Big Boss, so I look forward to resuming monster hunts and sabotaging my own relationships (sorry, Triss). As far as new stuff, The Beginner’s Guide and Undertale are battling for my attention; which should I choose?  Saturday night will be spent watching Brock Lesnar victimize Big Show on the WWE Network. Happy gaming!