Games that you should catch up on during the new year holidays
They could have been skipped on the release, but now there is definitely time
An excess of free time is not a blessing, but a heavy burden. He needs something to do, otherwise the holidays will turn into torture. And if you switched to this material, it means that you are just looking for an interesting occupation. As such, we will offer you a list of games that could have been missed on the release, and then forget about them at all. It’s time to restore justice.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
The suffering middle ages
Genre: Action RPG
Release year: 2018
On the release in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, it was simply impossible to play, but these times are long behind us. Now it is as stable as possible, cleaned out of bugs and got a bunch of additions. Well, perhaps this argument will not be enough, because the game is difficult to learn. It’s true. But you have a whole week in which you can become a thunderstorm in medieval Bohemia.
What is Kingdom Come: Deliverance? This is when you were sent to learn fencing, but the coach has already left the lists-evening, he is resting. Then you decide to go to a local tavern to get drunk there cheap wine (expensive you still can not afford) and play dice with men. On the third liter of disgusting swill, you lose the last penny, but through the fog of alcohol intoxication, you notice that your opponent is dressed in a way that is not richly rustic. Then you have a disgusting plan maturing in your head, which can only be decided on by a drunk and lost to the last penny redneck. You guard the hapless winner on the dark road to the city, strangle and drag him on his shoulder to the nearest forest, where you safely rid him of expensive clothes and a few hundred pennies. And then you pass out from the abundance of alcohol. Come to your senses in a few hours in a cave and go out to a beautiful clearing full of porcini mushrooms, which you immediately collect and carry to sell to the local market. Yes, it’s morning. Yes, you have a splitting head, but your pocket is warmed by the pennies taken from this cruel world. It’s time to buy a good sword and go learn fencing.
Review Kingdom Come: Deliverance
The story of how the winding road of adventure made us an unscrupulous robber
Resident Evil 2
Simulation of stressful situations
Genre: Survival Horror
Release year: 2019
Most likely, everyone played the Resident Evil 2 remake. However, I have a few friends who were just scared of him. Well, in the new year, you need to be bolder. It’s time to go one-on-one with this damn police station.
Resident Evil 2 is one of the best survival horror games of our time. A game where you have to walk very slowly, looking around every corner — there may be danger lurking. As you walk along the empty and dark corridor, someone is scratching in the next room, and Mr. X is stomping on top of you. And then there is the sound of broken glass — another zombie falls into it. You understand that Mr. X has heard this very well, and is already coming here with his thundering tread. Then you forget to be careful and just start running wherever you want. Just around the next turn, a Lizun slaps down from the ceiling right at the main character, and while you’re thinking about shooting at him or turning around, a door opens on the left. This is Mr. X, and he’s come for you. In General, Resident Evil 2 is a great simulator of stressful situations that everyone should try out.
Why everyone is excited about Resident Evil 2
Explaining how Capcom made the untouchable game
Genre: First Person Shooter
Release year: 2019
RAGE 2 experienced a very difficult launch. It was mixed with mud by the players, and the critics were not particularly friendly. Scolded mainly for microtransactions and poor content. But let’s say this: RAGE 2 is primarily a hurricane shooting. Such banal things as the plot, quests and sophisticated narrative — this is not about her. However, if you were looking for a juicy, meat shooter in which you could squeal from the impact, then you have come to the right place.
If you drop the main story, all the additional quests in Rage 2 are different variations of the grind. Cleaning gas stations, outposts, villages-in a word, towers. This kind of gameplay works well when the main mechanics are fun. The main mechanics of RAGE 2 are shooting. Does it bring pleasure? No doubt! Oh, Yes, there are still races, and between locations you need to drive a car. But forget about it. Better pick up a shotgun and go to beat new records in the show “Kill the mutant”.
Score and keep the fun going: RAGE 2 review
A game that can bring incredible emotions with the right approach
Aesthetics of the paranormal
Genre: Third Person Shooter
Release year: 2019
This year, Control has received an unexpected amount of attention from the press, but ordinary gamers try to avoid it. This is understandable: the game looks nondescript in the trailers. Some obscure quantum Break trim. However, if you also decided to skip Control, then in vain. This game is a hurricane of old-school action, which is constantly evolving and does not let the gamer get bored. The protagonist regularly acquires new abilities that add another layer of depth to the combat system. At its core, Control is a simulator of battles with hordes of enemies. But it does not get bored until the very end of the game, and besides, it simply looks beautiful: from the abundance of particles flying in all directions on the screen, you can come to a puppy’s delight.
In addition, Control is beautiful from a visual point of view. Not only technological gadgets, but also from the artistic side — it’s not for nothing that the game took the corresponding award at TGA 2019. If you are able to notice the beautiful and appreciate the pure aesthetics, then perhaps it will bring you even more fun than action. And if you also bought an RTX video card — you simply have to play it.
Game results for 2019: strong middlemen
The most soulful games of the year, just a little short of the ” top League»
Moral dilemmas of vampirism
Genre: Action RPG
Release year: 2018
This game also had a hard time on release. Gamers for some reason expected Vampyr to experience the level of “Witcher 3”, but it turned out to be more “Witcher 2”. This was enough to level the Dontnod project with the ground. It’s a shame, because Vampyr is a very interesting experience. I’m not going to talk about an amazing visual from an artistic point of view. And I will carefully avoid the combat system, which will have to get used to.
The main thing that is in Vampyr is a few interesting author’s ideas. The most important of them is the concept of vampirism. The streets of London are populated by a variety of people: a notorious at first glance bandit may be a good guy, and a compassionate nurse-not the best person. You can only find out about this if you have a thorough conversation with them. Each person is an experience for the main character, thanks to which he becomes stronger. How will you use your gift? Will you try to make the world a better place? Don’t give a damn about it for your own power? Or would you prefer not to kill anyone at all to your own detriment? This is a complex moral choice that only a real role-playing game can offer. And the more good-natured you decide to become, the more difficult it will be for you.