Ho, ho, ho, and Merry Christmas!
Christmas is a wonderful time of year. If you’re in the north then you get to enjoy snow, hot drinks, the wonderful colours of decorations and the smell of a freshly-cut Christmas tree. If you’re south of the equator, it means blistering hot weather, beer, and the wonderful colours of decorations and the smell of a freshly-cut Christmas tree.
Christmas is a time for good food, family, and friends. It’s a time for celebration, and Christmas is the time of year where it’s okay to be a kid all over again, and count down the days to gifts and celebrations one day at a time. Each year we get into the spirit of the season ourselves with a countdown of our own; the 24 Games of Christmas!
(Read our review of the game here)
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is a perfect game for the holidays for much the same reason as Final Fantasy XV. At this time of year, people generally have more free time, and you’re going to need it for Dragon Quest VII. This is a game that’ll take you a good 80+ hours just to see the story through to the finish, let alone working through sidequests and extra content that’s been added for the 3DS remake. The structure of the game is such that you can quite easily play it in bursts, but it’s such a good game that you might want to just marathon it – and the holidays are the perfect time for that.
It’s also a great game for the silly season because it’s, well, a silly game. Anyone who’s played any Dragon Quest game will know that the franchise has a very particular sense of humour and fun, and Dragon Quest VII is no different. It certainly has its darker, more serious moments, but the overall tone of the game is one of fun and laughter. What else could you want around Christmas?