Thumbstick Tuesday – 14th December 2022

Welcome to our Thumbstick Tuesday on 14th December 2022. How was your week?

Yes, we know it’s Wednesday today… Martin thought he’d be fashionably late with this week’s post. It’s still Tuesday somewhere, right?

What have you been playing? Let us know in the comments section or over on our Twitter page.


This week Ben has played mostly the same games as last week and hasn’t purchased any new ones.

  • Played
    • PC
      • Football Manager 2023
      • Fabular Once Upon a Spacetime
      • Wavetale
    • Nintendo Switch
      • Pokémon Violet
      • Swordship
  • Purchased
    • None

Ben’s highlight this week is again Wavetale on the PC. He is absolutely loving the game thus far.

Wavetale is a third-person action-adventure game from Thunderful Studios, the creators of Lost in Random and SteamWorld. Explore an open sea and the decaying archipelago of Strandville as you take control of Sigrid, a young girl who befriends a mysterious shadow that provides her with the power to walk on water.


This week Brian cleared Sonic Mania on the Nintendo Switch and Valkyrie Elysium on PS5. He hasn’t purchased any new games this week but has claimed and started playing The Witcher 3 Next Gen edition.

  • Played
    • PlayStation
      • Valkyrie Elysium
      • The Witcher 3 Next Gen (Literally started first thing this morning)
    • Nintendo Switch
      • Aragami 2
      • Sonic Mania
  • Purchased
    • None

Brian’s highlight this week is Valkyrie Elysium. He’s finally got around to playing the long-awaited sequel and is absolutely loving every minute of it thus far.

Long ago, Ragnarok—the End Times—loomed upon the realms. The All-Father Odin, with the last of his strength, created an emissary of redemption, Valkyrie; her sole task being the salvation of a doomed world.


This week Martin cleared The Callisto Protocol on the PS5. His thoughts are that it was an absolutely incredible game, his review will be on the site soon. Martin has not purchased any games this week.

  • Played
    • PC
      • Hidden Through Time
    • PlayStation
      • The Callisto Protocol
      • Two Point Campus
    • Xbox
      • High on Life
  • Purchased
    • None

Martin’s highlight this week is High on Life. It has just been released and is available now on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It’s from Squanch Games who is headed up by Justin Roiland. You know, the chap who co-created and voices a lot of characters in Rick and Morty.

From the mind of Justin Roiland comes High On Life. Humanity is being threatened by an alien cartel who wants to use them as drugs. It’s up to you to rescue and partner with charismatic, talking guns, take down Garmantuous and his gang, and save the world!

Let us know what you think of Thumbstick Tuesday or if you have any game suggestions for either of us to check out in the comments. Also, check out our most recent news posts.

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