Christmas is on the way! It’s time to adorn the tree with dazzling lights, bust out the obligatory TV specials, and gobble festive treats faster than the chef in your family can put them down. More importantly, it’s a precious opportunity to ditch your routine and bask in the company of those you hold dearest.
There might not be snow banks to leap into depending on your geographic coordinates, but video games under a blanket can provide fun with 100 per cent less mess (barring severe eggnog mishaps). It wouldn’t be Christmas at DDNet without our requisite list of games to keep you warm and cozy for the holidays. Each day until Christmas, we’ll highlight a title that’s perfect for passing the time, bonding with friends, or stuffing in your buddy’s stocking.
Join us on this 24 day adventure as we count down to the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas!
Game #14: Blade Strangers
The newest Super Smash Bros. is no doubt going to be the multiplayer fighter on the world’s collective mind this Christmas. If you don’t care much for Nintendo properties or simply need a change of pace from all the smashing, Blade Strangers is a memorable cross-over alternative in its own right. We’re taking characters from indie masterpieces and unsung classics like Umihara Kawase, Cave Story, Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Shovel Knight. Niche as these folks may be in some circles, their attacks and presentation have a similar amount of love put into them. Best of all, the gameplay is surprisingly accessible with easy to learn combos so your friends can jump right in too.