The time is upon us - the summer doldrums. The weather has warmed, releases have slowed, and gamers have nothing to do but wait for the pre-holiday burst of titles. Or do we?
There are lots to play. Nioh, Nier, God of War, Resident Evil 7, Pillars of Eternity II, Kingdom Come Deliverance, Detroit, Divinity: Original Sin 2, X-COM 2, Donkey Kong Freeze.
And Octopath Traveler! 🙂
Divinity: Original Sin 2 is so good.
It really is. XXXD
Great choices. I’d say Nioh for sure...so good and my Game of 2017. LOVED D:OS too! Really wanna play PoE but new job has me limited on time. I’m actually picking at Prey now and I am soooo surprised at how great it is. If you loved Bioshock, you HAVE to play Prey. Plus it just released one of the best dlcs ever made for a game.
I agree, Prey was criminally underrated by reviewers in my opinion. It has cool weapons and abilities, lots of secrets that are worth finding, and a good story. There were some issues at launch, specifically having no dead zones in the sticks, and major input lag, but those are sorted out now.
I have no idea what I'm going to play next. Just finished up a replay of Bioshock 2. I can't make up my mind because I have so much in my back log dating back a couple years now. Thinking a shorter game to scratch it off the list.
Late to the party but Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice is incredible, and I don't really like Ninja Theory that much.
It's not that long though. It's about lasting games.
Length shouldn't have anything to do with how good or bad a game is. Vanquish is 7 hours and its a masterpiece.
@SCW1982: The article itself is about 'getting through the summer' though, which means longer games that will last you. That's what @bigmalky is trying to tell you.
What Christopher said. The article is about games to keep you going for a while.
Playing Dark Souls for the first time during a vacation > everything other game
They are some incredible games. Make sure to play both sequels too, and most importantly Bloodborne.
Just finished Far Cry 5. It was ok. Wished I had waited for it to be a bit cheaper. Trying to finish Fallout 3 now. Yeah....I know. I know.
Basically my backlog and then some. And I keep buying the new shit that releases 🤦♂️
Shallow of War is an awful choice. 5 hours in and you've seen almost everything, then realise that you have to rinse and repeat for another ungodly amount of time. Yakuza games... One of these will last you ages. All three will last months. Prey is huge and really immersive, and with the roguelike DLC that has just come out, lots of extra fun. Nier: Automata if you haven't played this masterpiece yet. The Binding of Isaac is infinitely replayable if you get past the tough, initial break in of the game.
Just jumping into Prey now and I'm loving it. Can definitely see myself doing multiple play throughs. I really want to grab Nier but it hasn't dropped low enough for me to to afford it yet. And I've put more hours than I'd like to admit into Binding of Isaac. Infinite replayability.
Play that Persona if you haven’t already. Boom. Summer game.
Picked up Dying Light Expanded edition on sale. Been playing a lot of that. Just started The Following .
God of war!
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