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 #4: Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (Read our review here)
The first Fire Emblem Warriors was good fun, but it was pure fan service – an effort to bring together a bunch of people’s favourite characters to swing swords at one another. Three Hopes, on the other hand, is a true storytelling effort, set in the same world as the previous tactics Fire Emblem (Three Houses), with the same characters and drama. It is an action take on a beloved story, in other words, and very much worth your time if you enjoy Fire Emblem on any level.
It’s also a useful Christmas project, since it can be played for an hour at a time here and there and worked slowly through. With three different sets of characters and narrative arcs to work through, there’s plenty of replay value, too. Warriors games are always loaded with content, and this one doesn’t disappoint on that level at all. Also, it has plenty of waifu and husbandos, and you should always spend your Christmas with loved ones ^_^.