The holiday season makes me think of video games for many reasons. It gets dark earlier, so I want to be at home. It’s cold out, so I want to be at home. And I usually have some time of work, so I get to be at home. Besides that, I like to write a wrap-up post here on Robo♥beat at the end of each year, which goes through some of my favorite things from video games the whole year.
Aside from the games I’m playing the next couple weeks (like Dishonored 2!), these are the ones on my list to play once I have a break for the holidays. :)
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
This steampunk detective game has been out on Steam for quite a while now (like, years?), but seeing that it’s on Xbox One makes me want to play it now (since I don’t have working PC… still). The hand-drawn art style is gorgeous, and I love that it’s set in a snowy steampunk village — seems like a cozy pick for the holidays.
Robinson: The Journey
This PS VR game seems like a great diversion this time of year. The setting isn’t your typical wintry one — instead, you’ve crash-landed on a planet full of dangerous, including dinosaurs! The cool thing here is that this game is very much about exploration. And you have two companions with you: your AI and a baby T-Rex. I can’t imagine a better set-up there. :)
While I didn’t play the first Watch Dogs, this game is going to be the big one I play over the holiday break. Because I suspect it’s going to be a time suck, I’m saving it for my time off work! I also like the fact that it’s set in San Francisco, since that’s where I live. And since for at least a week or so, I won’t be in the city, it’ll be nice to revisit through this game.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
I started this game last holiday season and still haven’t finished it. It’s just a long one, guys! But I love the game, and I’m even enjoying the fact that it’s taking me some time to finish it. It’s the sort of game that I can pick up whenever I need a Tomb Raider fix, even as I’m playing other, more current games. Last Christmas, I took my console to my mom’s house, and she even watched me play and helped me with some of the tomb puzzles! That’s at least one reason why this game feels like a holiday pick for me. Also, lots of snow.
Since my family tends to monopolize the TV for most of the day, I typically game on my console early in the morning or late at night. Having my Nintendo 3DS with me means I can game anytime, though. A couple Thanksgivings ago, I played Dual Destinies and absolutely loved it, but I haven’t explored any related games yet. That’s why I’d finally like to dive into some Phoenix Wright games over the holidays!
What games are you playing this season?