Games : What I’m Playing 10/2/2020

So I’ve finally managed to get over my Persona obsession of last month a bit. I have such a short attention span when it comes to games, I swear. But who could blame me when there are all these new, surprisingly free games that have come out recently?  So here’s what I’m playing lately!

 

1. Spellbreak

Spellbreak

Developer: Proletariat, Inc

Publisher: Proletariat, Inc

Platform: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows (cross-play enabled)

Release Date(s): September 3, 2020

Game type: Battle royale

Modes:  Solo, Duos, and Squad. Up to 3 players in a squad, with 42 players in a match

Synopsis:

Spellbreak is a magic-based battle royale game, thus its Gameplay elements include aspects of the battle royale genre.

In Spellbreak you play as a Breaker, a battlemage tapping into the power of forbidden magic hidden within ancient Gauntlets of various elements.

Spellbreak’s combat centers around different Classes for each mage, that allows them to master a certain element.

There are many synergies between the elements to discover, allowing you to combine and melt them together in unique ways.

 

So, I’m not one for battle royale games. I hated Fortnite and never tried Warzone or PUBG. But the trailer of Spellbreak really intrigued me, reminding me instantly of playing a warlock in Destiny with the art style putting me to mind of my much-beloved The Dragon Prince. So I downloaded the free game off the PSN store and quickly became addicted. I love playing this game with friends or even solo. And there’s a lot of versatility due to the magic, elemental nature of gauntlets. Spellbreak has a great in-game rewards system that makes it fun to level up all the different elements to unlock prizes.

 

2. Genshin Impact

Developer: miHoYo

Publisher: miHoYo, Shanghai Miha Touring Film Technology Co., Ltd.

Platform: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows

Release Date(s): September 28, 2020

Game type: Action role-playing game, open world

Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

Synopsis: In a world called Teyvat, certain individuals chosen by the gods are given a Vision — magical gemstones that give their bearers the ability to control an element. The player starts out as a Traveler of unknown origin who is searching for a lost sibling. The player can choose between a male or a female version of the Traveler. As the adventure progresses, the player controls several other characters met by the Traveler on their journey, each with unique personalities and special abilities, as they undertake quests to understand the truth about the primordial gods of this world. (Wikipedia)

 

I’ve seen this game referred to as “Breath of the Waifu” and it’s pretty accurate. This game is gorgeous and plays a lot like Breath of the Wild, complete with gliding, cooking, and beautiful graphics. And it has a lot of cute anime girls, thus the “waifu” moniker. I don’t know why all these great free games are getting released, but I am certainly here for it.

 

3. Don’t Starve Together

Developer: Klei Entertainment

Publisher: Klei Entertainment

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux

Release Date(s): April 21, 2016

Game type: Survival, Adventure, Simulation

Modes:  Single player or multiplayer (up to 6 players)

Synopsis: Don’t Starve Together is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don’t Starve.

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.

Cooperate with your friends in a private game, or take your chances with strangers online. Work with other players to survive the harsh environment, or strike out on your own.

Do whatever it takes, but most importantly, Don’t Starve.

 

Don’t Starve Together is like if Tim Burton made a much-harder-to-survive version of Minecraft. As it is spooky season, it’s a really great time to get into this game! I found that your chances of survival greatly increase with the amount of people with which you play the game. Quite frankly, it is amazing how many different ways there are to die in this game. I’ve only played the game a handful of times, and so far I’ve lost my sanity, been murdered by a monstrously huge dragonfly, frozen to death, been brutalized by eyeballs with legs, and obviously starved to death.

 

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And that’s what I’m playing this month! Have you tried any of these new games?

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Posted October 2, 2020 in Games

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