With the host of games released this quarter, there’s no end to new exciting gaming experiences for both the hardened veteran of gaming and the casual gamer. With Christmas just around the corner and hordes of gift-givers looking for the perfect gift to give their loved one, games offer an easy solution for treating either yourself or your loved one. Here are some great options for gaming experiences you won’t want to miss out on as 2019 draws to a close.
Before checking out the latest games or gaming trends, never forget to check the status of your hardware. Most recently, console lovers pointed out that a loud PS4 fan seems to happen quite a lot after a few years of use. Keep in mind that this small issue tends to become big headaches if not treated at an early stage. Your hardware is getting older while the upcoming generation of consoles is being worked on, so it’s worth trying a few methods of fixing the issue. In a lot of cases, the warranty is no longer covered and you can be a bit braver in attempting to reduce the noise of your living space. As these games get more and more demanding, the hardware is having a harder time picking up the pace, but there are solutions.
One of the biggest hits of the year
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, offers an immersive experience into the renewed beauty of the Star Wars genre, and is sure to become a title to lose yourself in during the holidays. There’s nothing quite like becoming a Jedi in the comfort of your living room and swinger your lightsaber around (with multitudes of options, including the Darth Maul style of kaiber). It’s sure to be a great experience for the Star Wars fan base, and also those new to the series.
Adding the old with the new
While it might seem like the Call of Duty franchise is beating a dead horse at this point given the remaster’s, and the sequels to the sequels. I have yet to see an online multiplayer FPS offer the range of options that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has. It’s like a clash of the modern-day Fortnite style of customization, with the old school Call of Duty online framework that gamers world around have grown to love. Polished maps that will seem familiar yet different will make an appearance into online play, but with the introduction of seasons, you won’t quite feel the experience is a monotonous Call of Duty ripoff. You can’t go wrong grabbing this gem if you haven’t finished your 2019 with a bang just yet.
New creative experiences
Aside from the hack and slash potentially overly violent games to those casual gamers, another great title just happens to be an indie game. Lost Ember allows you to take over the protagonist “wolf” – who just happens to be a wolf (trust me, the creativity lost with this name is made up for in the experience). You gain the ability to overtake scores of different animals, gaining their abilities which range from eating berries to soaring through the skies. An expansive open-world paired with a slow-motion option makes you feel like you’re actually experiencing nature in a post-human world filled with gorgeous sights and views. As you progress through your journey you regain memories of your past, and the past civilization you wander through.
These titles are bound to make your gaming experience that much more surreal and offers an amazing time for your penny. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or just play during some downtime a few days a week. They’ll also be sure to make a great Christmas gift for your loved ones who can’t put down the controller.