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Monday, December 14, 2020

The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #14: Pathfinder: Kingmaker

It's the big countdown! Just as you pull out your advent calendars to count down the 24 days to Christmas, so too are we going to count down in our own way, by highlighting 24 games that you could play this month to get into the spirit of the season.

Christmas means different things to different people, but we see it as a time to get together with family and friends, relax after a long year's hard work (and, given this is 2020, it was an especially hard year), enjoy good food and good company. It's a good time to knock off that epic RPG you've had sitting in the backlog, or crack open the beers (or eggnog) and get stuck into the local multiplayer battles.

Each day we'll highlight one game that you could have a great time playing over the Christmas season. It's not a countdown, nor is it a "best of" list. It's not highlighting new games, nor old. It's just 24 games, one per day, that we love the idea of breaking into over the season. Have a great and happy season, everyone!

Game #14: Pathfinder: Kingmaker 

Sometimes the best game to play over the Christmas break is one that you could only hope to finish by playing it at this time of year. Pathfinder: Kingmaker is a good example of this kind of game. It released on PlayStation 4 this year, and it's a Baldur's Gate-like top-down, classical RPG that, for many of us, is a throwback right to our roots in gaming. That nostalgia is worth indulging, but the game's also around 150 hours long and most of us that would enjoy that rush of nostalgia from the game are far too busy to actually indulge in it that over the year. Work and family life has a way of getting in the way of these things.

But perhaps you can find yourself some "me" time over Christmas, grab a coffee, beer or Eggnog, and settling in for some marathon sessions with this epic quest? It's the way it has been designed to be played, and it just gets better and better as it escalates. You will not regret spending your holiday with this as your project, I promise you that. 

- Matt S.
Find me on Twitter: @digitallydownld
The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #14: Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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