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 #21: Mega Man 11
The fact that a new numbered Mega Man title exists for the first time in about a decade is a Christmas miracle. Sure, the game came out in October but you can’t fool me. Unlike Mega Man 9 and 10, which were largely nostalgia trips, 11 introduces new mechanics such as the gear system that fundamentally alter the way you approach fearsome foes and platforming predicaments.
At the same time, it boasts that challenging but surmountable gameplay those who grew up with in the 80s and 90s will be all too familiar with. Passing the controller back and forth with a friend each time one of you dies is a good way to bond over the holidays. Learn together, suffer together, triumph together. Give it a few years and this brand new game could be nostalgic in its own right.