Weekly Round-Up Wednesday - 8th March 2023

Screenshot of flying on a broom in Hogwarts Legacy
You can fly on a broom in Hogwarts Legacy but is there any point if there's floo powder?

The following post is part of a series of posts that are published every Wednesday to update readers on what I've been playing during the week (this also includes games on my "Pile of Shame"). The games to target are picked by Choicest Games contributors Choona, Luke and myself. As I'll be talking about my progress through these games, there may be spoilers ahead, especially for games containing a narrative. Consider yourself warned.

Battlefield 2042

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%

The garbled audio and booting out of the server has resumed again. I have no idea what is causing it as I don't experience these kind of issues with other games. I ended up cheating somewhat to unlock the SVD by firing at bots but hey at least it's unlocked for Rao now. The game is good fun when it works (I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but it's true). The game is currently on the top 100 played games on Steam with around 11,000 players for a 24h peak, so there's definitely renewed interest since classes have been reintroduced as well as the launch of Season 4.

Cook, Serve, Delicious!! 3?!

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 19%

Not much to report. As with previous games, there is a lot of grind. But I should be finished with the third territory relatively soon.

Hogwarts Legacy

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 46%

I've been progressing with the story and while I'm enjoying the graphics, the locations, and the numerous links it has to the books and movies (there's even a side quest called "Follow the Butterflies" in reference to a line Ron says in "Chamber of Secrets") a game can't survive on a massively popular IP alone. Having said that, this is probably one of the better games I've played based on a book or movie franchise but then again, I lived through the 80s and 90s, and played some very poor excuses for movie tie-ins. The rest of this game is serviceable and basically ticks all the boxes you'd expect from an open world RPG including bland fetch quests to keep you busy when you're not doing the main storyline.

Combat isn't too bad and follows a rock paper scissors system where you have to match spells from a certain colour group to the colour of impenetrable shields your opponents put up. As I've mentioned before, I also like how you have to use different spells in order to solve puzzles, which seems like a natural fit for a wizard.

The player character can get quite annoying after a very short while though as they will always mention something about Hogsmeade or a hamlet every single time you set foot in them.

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]


  1. but, MOR-TAL KOM-BAT was a good 90s game based off a movie! oh wait...


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