What did you play last week?

Dontnod's Twin Mirror
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Rachel Watts played Twin Mirror, Dontnod's new mystery game (opens in new tab). The studio famous for Life is Strange have made another game about a strange small town, but one that seems to lack the emotional connection at that game's heart. Instead, it's a game about a character who investigates with the help of a mind palace and an imaginary twin, a character it hints is on the autism spectrum without ever committing to the idea.

Andy Kelly played Immortals Fenyx Rising, the third Ubisoft open-world game released in quick succession (opens in new tab). This one's a light-hearted and cartoonish take on Greek mythology, with puzzles and gliding that owe a debt to Breath of the Wild. Though its traversal is apparently a bit lacking and it's overfull of collectibles as you'd expect, if you don't have a Switch it might scratch that itch.

Fraser Brown played Empire of Sin, and found it all a bit Buggy Malone (opens in new tab). The strategy game about 1920s gangsters by Romero Games remains a fascinating idea, a bootlegging management sim that's also XCOM with tommyguns, but between unengaging combat and savefile corruption it seems worth waiting for some patches and maybe an expansion.

Enough about us. What about you? Have you been terraforming Mars in Per Aspera (opens in new tab), building your afterlife Avengers Mansion in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (opens in new tab), or just finding ways to get your body ready for Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab)? Let us know!

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.