Here are the games I play if anyone is interested in discussing or playing them too. If there are any games you think I should try, let me know. I’m also always open to trying out new co-op/multiplayer games with people. The last time I did that was when Mingmecha and I played Journey to the Savage Planet when it had just released on Epic Games Store
I’m currently playing League of Legends. Before that I played quite a bit of DotA 2. My favourite MOBA of all time is Heroes of the Storm but unfortunately Blizzard has ceased competitive development on it and the eSports scene is basically dead due to Blizzard retracting support for it. The game was fun back in the day and I was able to get to the top 200 players at one point almost exclusively playing Jaina.
Currently playing Grim Dawn. Before that I’ve played Diablo 2/3, Torchlight 2, and Titan Quest, as well as some Path of Exile (I don’t play this as much because the resetting of seasons gets too repetitive for me. I don’t like having to grind to level 80 every season by playing through the same story.) More recently I’ve played two games that have ARPG like systems but are more multiplayer focused, Tribes of Midgard and Space Punks.
RPGs/Longer Singleplayer Experiences:
I finished Witcher 3 a while ago and more recently have been playing Days Gone and Assassins’ Creed Valhalla. Both have been pretty fun overall but fairly time consuming. I tried Cyberpunk 2077 and played it for a few days but got bored pretty quickly.
Indie Game Reviews
For my job I have a list of games given to me by our lead designer and creative director to play and review as ways of creating content for our initial social media and marketing efforts. The games were picked based on some relation to our game or our studio. Generally these will tend to be games with a strong focus on narrative or story.
- Welcome to Elk
- Venice 2089
- I doesn’t exist
- Grand Story
I recently started playing the co-op campaigns in Age of Empires II with a colleague and that’s been pretty fun. He started out balancing live multiplayer RTS games so he still holds a lot of expertise there. Other than that I’ve also tried out They Are Billions recently and found it pretty fun.
Ever since I discovered Hearthstone I’ve loved digital card games. I enjoyed Artifact but it basically died twice. Other than that I’ve tried nearly every digital CCG out there, including the Elder Scrolls one, Duelyst, Eternal, Shadowverse, and some smaller ones that never really took off. Most recently I’ve primarily been playing Magic: Arena and Pokemon Trading Card Game Online. One unique thing about Pokemon TCGO is that there’s actual trading with other players, so you can build decks without having to open a bunch of packs and hoping to get lucky.
I play lots of different games with friends. Recently we finished Factorio and started playing Satisfactory. We also tried out some survival type games like Ark, 7 Days to Die, Raft, The Forest, Minecraft and Don’t Starve Together. I’m always on the look out for more co-op games so let me know if you know of any good ones. More recently I’ve enjoyed State of Decay 2 and the start of Orcs Must Die 3.
I don’t tend to stick with MMOs for very long. I tried out Crowfall and it was OK but I stopped playing after a week. Similar thing with Starbase, which I learnt has no PvE and is purely PvP.
I ended up buying a VR headset and a bunch of VR games two years ago but then I moved and didn’t have the space to use it effectively so I lent the headset to a friend indefinitely. Beat Saber was very enjoyable personally. I might get back into it at some point. I know I’m still supposed to box @JustinCEO in Creed at some point ;). If I get back into it, I want to try to find a really good archery game to play as I really enjoy archery in general and loved it on Sports Champions for the Playstation Move back when that came out when I was in high school.
I’ll add more to this list as I discover more games but this is it for now. What do you guys play?