It’s that time of year, friends! The house is filled with greens and reds, the music channels all start dropping the Wham, Buble and Mariah, the fridge fills up with eggnog and we gorge ourselves on fruit mince pie. It’s such a special time of year!
We love the season at DDNet, and one of the best things about it is that it’s also the perfect time to catch up on some games. When you’re not juggling parties and gatherings, it’s a slower time for work and it’s easier to steal a bit of time on the side to play something new, or finally get through that game that you stalled on.
Each year at DDNet we run a “games of Christmas” list, that works just like an advent calendar. We count down to Christmas by sharing one game recommendation for the season each day. Crank up the Jingle Bells and get into the spirit of the season with these!
Day #16: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Read our review here)
This is another suggestion that’s a little hard to tie into the Christmas season, other than to say that people should play it, and if the Christmas break is the opportunity to do so, then take it. 13 Sentinels is one of those games that has a genuine literary quality and could well be remembered as one of the masterpieces of the medium.
The gameplay side of things – a kind of tower defence/RTS combination – is playable enough and certainly not a weakness, but the real reason to play this is the complex, woven narrative, which is structured in a truly innovative manner and is one of the greatest examples of how good writers can use the interactivity of games to tell a story that’s impossible with any other medium,