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 #23: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Olympic Games
(Our review of the Switch version of the game)
It’s a little odd to look at time-sensitive tie-in material for an event that never truly happened. Indeed, Sega’s long-running mini-game series came and went with no real-world athletes in sight. Besides the postponement of the Olympics, many of us were robbed of that summer fun in the sun this year. So while we look forward to the summer Olympics (in whatever year that retains the “2020” for branding or other purposes), for now we can look back on Sonic’s trip to the event.