4 games to get you through the rest of 2020, in my opinion.
We’re in November right now, and we’re almost done with 2020. This year has both relatively gone by quickly but has also dragged along with all the stay-home orders and everything being online this semester. I have been getting back into video games more than I have been in the past few moments of my life, but this year brought us some great games and to come back to unexpected games as well.
Watch Dogs: Legion
The long-anticipated Watchdogs Legion game was something me and my friends were excited for months. A game with Permadeath, a feature where if you die, you die permanently. How’s that supposed to work well in this game? Everybody is playable, which is hard to fathom. Usually, in a video game, you’re playing as one main character in watchdogs. No, in this one you can play as a grandma if you want. In my first 10 hours or so in the game, I was taken away from the beauty of near-futuristic London, which for a Ubisoft game is pretty good, and the character system is excellent. The idea of hiring anyone is fantastic So far I’ve been able to hire some spies, a grandma, some hitmen, a construction worker; the usual walk in the park stuff that you find walking around London ya know?.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The ultimate Viking simulator that Assassins Creed fans have wanted for so long, and it’s finally here. You play as Eivor, a Raven clan member, and you join him and his brother Sigmund on Viking conquests through England. When you enter the world of Valhalla for the first time, you get amazed by how gorgeous the map is, but what piqued my interest was the historical context they added to the map. Okay, me being a history nerd and studying England as I did in books and stuff, and for them to have things such as the Kingdom of Mercia in it makes my history innards tingle. I’ve so far enjoyed my time in Valhalla. I’m waiting for the update, so my game doesn’t lag so much, but when it stops lagging, it’s a game you can play for hours.
The ultimate gaming classic for kids of generation Z, this is the game you probably played as a kid and then totally forgot about as you grew up as I did. Walking around the house with my family, my youngest brother is always playing something different on the computer, but it’s always Roblox. What’s so great about it is there are so many various games to cater to any market your in to: Phantom Forces, Urbis, Stealth— the list could go on. Basically what I’m saying is that it’s okay to let your inner child back in and hop on a game or two that we remember so dearly from our childhood.
Back to me being a history nerd, I’ve always loved history, and when I was younger, I have vivid memories of watching my older brother playing Civilizations IV and being fascinated by the idea of building an empire. Civilizations a 4x turn-based strategy game that takes real leaders from history and puts them in a video game that you can control. Lately, I’ve been playing the VI game in the series, and I’ve played 20 or more different Civilizations Germany, America, Kongo, to name a few. If you’re a fan of strategy games and expanding/managing and exploiting other empires this game is going to be your best friend.