Hey there everyone! Whether you’re a long time gamer or never played a video game in your life, I’ve got a list of some recommendations here to help keep you occupied in these strange, quarantine times.
Nintendo Switch Games
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – The new Animal Crossing game feels like it came out at the perfect time. A game all about talking to your neighbors, decorating your house, and growing flowers and fruit trees feels like the perfect escape during this stressful time. It’s the perfect game to play while you relax on the couch for an hour (or five).
Pokémon Sword – The newest installment of the Pokémon series is a blast, with a lot of old favorites and interesting new Pokémon to catch and battle. I personally hadn’t played a Pokémon game since generation two before this one came out, so it felt like almost all the monsters I encountered were new and exciting in some way. The new Dynamax mechanic is over the top, but honestly I think that’s a good thing. It’s ridiculous, but who can say no to making your adorable electric Corgi the size of a skyscraper? (Or catching the Pokémon that literally turns into a skyscraper)
Hades – If you like Greek Mythology and enjoy fast-paced, roguelike gameplay you’ve got to try out Hades. Supergiant Games has done a wonderful job melding their beautiful art style with mythology, building unique and entertaining characters from the traditional Olympians. I love the flow of the fights and the variety of items that all make each run through the game feel exciting.
Minecraft – Now Minecraft might not really need a recommendation, it’s been around for long enough and achieved enough popularity that I feel like it’s almost a household name, even if you don’t game. But, it feels like it can fill the same niche as Animal Crossing while you’re stuck at home. You can build some amazing structures, though you’re design options are a little limited, or travel all over the (literally) endless world until you find a natural landscape that pulls you in. There are so many ways you can play this game and no real “right” way to play it. The openness and iconic visual style of Minecraft are a huge part of why I still play it today.
That’s all I’ve got for now, but I’ll hopefully have some more recommendations to share soon. Stay safe and enjoy some games!
Post Written By: Wes Miriello