Warpback: What We Played in June 2017

The Warp Zoned staff paid close attention to this year’s E3 Expo, but there was also plenty of games to be played at home in between all the jaw-dropping trailers. If you want to read hear us gush some more about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Injustice 2, and Friday the 13th: The Game, then please read on. But we played some other games last month too…

John Scalzo
I continued to trade off between Injustice 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in June.

I love seeing the tweaks that NetherRealm Studios made to the DC Comics Universe and Nintendo’s additions to Mario Kart 8 (Battle Mode, specifically) continue to make it worthy of a double dip. Injustice 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are rather different, but both games definitely brought out my competitive spirit last month.

Nicole Kline
Senior Editor
June was a very busy gaming month for me! I played a ton on my new Nintendo Switch… Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the game I played the most, but I also tried several demos (Puyo Puyo Tetris, Snipperclips, and Disgaea 5 Complete). I also got Cave Story+, which ruined my life for a week straight. Not only did I play it nonstop and beat it – it also made me wish I could play all of my PS4 games wherever I wanted. I’m getting spoiled!

Other than that, I’ve been trying out all these new features in Pokemon Go, and working my way through the end of Persona 5. Well, not “the end,” but I am at 75 hours, so I’m getting close. Oh, and I got the new Diablo III expansion for the PS4, so I’m trying out the Necromancer class! It’s awesome so far!

Andrew Rainnie
UK Correspondent
I have officially given up on Dishonored 2. I got to the very end boss, only to find out that by not upgrading the ability to craft a Corrupt Ruin earlier in the game, I’m pretty much stuffed. So after that I moved on to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in June. I had forgotten how much I loved the last game, how detailed the story and world was despite a smaller sandbox. Prague is brilliantly realised here, and the themes of augmented humans seems more relevant now than ever.

I also got Arms for my Switch. It is like a colorful, more enjoyable, and more exhausting version of Wii Sports: Boxing… which are all positives to me.

Mike Ryan
Staff Writer
My entire June has been nonstop Friday the 13th: The Game. Yes, the game is riddled with bugs. Yes, I’ve been dropped mid-match for no reason more times than I can remember. Yes, there’s teamkillers and glitchers and annoying kids screaming. But boy oh boy, is it fun when it works. If you even remotely enjoyed the classic (and yes they are classics, dammit!) movies, you should really pick up this game.

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