Since the whole Coronavirus thing has happened the only time I leave home is to buy food. I even stopped buying hygiene products in person. I just order them from Amazon. So I’ve been doing a lot of gaming lately because it’s really the only thing to do. I’ve never been much of a TV watcher and playing games is my primary hobby. So I ended up buying a bunch of new games on my Xbox and even got 3 free games on PC.
Since I’ve gotten back into console gaming I’ve found myself double (or triple) dipping on some games that I’ve already owned on either PC or PS4 (or both). Since I no longer own a PS4 I decided to double-dip on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey a while back and last night I added to my collection by buying 6 new games on my console.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition
Assassin’s Creed Origins is the best Assassin’s Creed game ever made. I prefer Egypt over every other location we’ve visited in the series and I think this game told the best story too. I can’t wait to experience all of the DLCs for the first time on my Xbox One X. Bayek is a super interesting protagonist and I was incredibly invested in the story from the get-go. It could be because I’m a parent and I’m naturally drawn to playing as a parent trying to avenge the death of their child. Or it could be a mix of everything I love about modern games. A big open world, neat characters, interesting protagonist, and solid gameplay. I can’t wait until I get to play this game again.
Borderlands 3 (Whatever the version that comes with the season pass is called)
Borderlands 3 is my least favorite Borderlands game ever. So why did I double dip on it? Because it’s easier to buy the super deluxe edition and have all of the content one time than it would be to buy it all twice on PC for my wife and I. I have no problem starting over and going through that terrible story again if that means I get to experience some, hopefully, awesome DLCs.
Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin
I’ve been addicted to this game for about a week now. I have never played Scholar of the First Sin before. I played through the vanilla Dark Souls II many times on PC and I even own Scholar of the First Sin on PC. I just never got around to actually playing it. The first DLC I tried nearly broke me because I went at it as soon as I had access to it instead of waiting until I was stronger like everyone else did. It was a great experience and I got some awesome loot too. Dark Souls II will probably always be my favorite Soulsborne game. I know a lot of people love to hate it, but it’s an excellent game and has the best pvp in the series.
Dark Souls III The Fire Fades Edition
I have over 300 hours in Dark Souls III on PC and I’m planning on adding to that total on Xbox One. I never got around to playing the final DLC for Dark Souls III and since all of my characters were wiped on PC I decided it would be best to start over on console. I plan on tackling this as soon as I’m finished with Dark Souls II.
Outward gave me one of the best co-op experiences in my life. The only problem I had was an overly complicated way to invite my wife to play my game. Since the console version has split-screen and seems like the better way to play this game.
Soul Calibur VI
One thing I miss about my PS4 is this game. This and Bloodborne and Persona 5. Soul Calibur VI is absolutely incredible. I made sure I bought the version of the game that came with the season pass so I’ll have all of the extra characters that they added to the game. I still don’t have the second season pass, but that’s okay. We’re happy with our purchase. It was either this or Woke Kombat 11 and I would prefer not to support that game.
I mentioned I got some free PC games recently. Since I already owned Fallout 76 on Bethesda Net I received a free copy of the game in my Steam library and I’m currently downloading it as I type this. I also got free copies of Fallout 1 (which I already own), 2, and tactics. I love retro games so I’m excited about having the chance to play 2.
And that’s it. Playing video games is helping me stay sane right now. I hope you all of you stay safe, healthy, and enjoy whatever hobby is helping you get through these times we’re in.