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!
If Santa had an evil twin, his brother would also toss things down the chimney. They’d be the garbage blocks from Puyo Puyo, solidifying his status as an enemy of humanity. If you’re looking to wage some high-stakes battles with your siblings this holiday, the puzzle game battlefield is serious business.
Speaking personally, this series is one with strong Christmas memories attached to it. Chocolaty prizes were competed for and twisted cackles were unleashed. And frankly, hours of joy were had by all parties involved (but that’s a secret). I’m mainly picking Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 here on the basis that it released neatly in December, but it’s worth noting that every major digital storefront has multiple options for Puyo Puyo. The inclusion of Tetris does allow for silly debates about which game is better. Also, if you’re a solo player, you can get a great deal of laughter from the ridiculous dialogue in the game’s main campaign.
– Clark A.