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 #19: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
Hanging with your pals, gobbling up meats and sweets, goofing off…One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy would adore Christmas, wouldn’t he? One Piece is set to hit its 1000th manga chapter this holiday season. While that’s going to be a little after Christmas itself, the nostalgia that fans have for this mammoth of a story is unspeakable and spans several decades.
It’s rather topical then that fresh DLC for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 just dropped, featuring characters intimately involved in the manga’s ongoing story arc. While the game itself is very much designed with fans in mind, it presents the familiar army-slashing gameplay Warriors fans love.
Also, it’s not a “game” as such, but I’d definitely recommend catching up on the series if you haven’t. Starting the anime from scratch would be a herculean task, but the manga has never been so cheap and easy to read (we’re talking pocket change on that phone or tablet you take everywhere). If you’re feeling stuck at home, there’s never been a better time to sail the high seas. That’ll make your experience with Pirate Warriors 4 all the richer.