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Warpback: What We Played in December 2015
Another year is in the books and so is another month of gaming with your friendly neighborhood Warp Zoned staffers! In addition to hiding from the (not-so) wintry weather to work on our backlogs, we also found our stockings overflowing with new games after hanging them from the chimney with care. If you’re looking for a few end-of-year recommendations, look no further than after the break.
I reached the end of Alphabear and stomped all over that cuddly Mobile Bear! Now, excuse me while I dance a jig…
Wait, am I seriously getting this excited about a mobile game? Apparently I am, because the rest of my monthly playtime reads like a list of games I’ve been playing all year including Lucid’s twin-stick classic Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved, Capcom’s retro-tastic Mega Man Legacy Collection, Bandai Namco’s equally retro-tastic Pac-Man 256 (which is also another mobile game), and Workinman’s “single-stick” shooter Deathstate. Am I in a gaming rut? Hmm, that’s something to think about in 2016…
I spent most of my gaming time in December between Fallout 4 and Persona 4 Golden, as you’ve all come to expect from me! As always, I dabbled in Sportsfriends and TowerFall: Ascension, and I even spent some time playing The Jackbox Party Pack with friends. I can be social! See? Look at me being social! And that’s not all… I picked up Broforce and Downwell, so I’ve been helping liberate the world in the former and getting destroyed in the latter. It was a great month!
This December, I continued to slog through Lords of the Fallen, which is actually pretty enjoyable for a bargain bin buy.
Then Christmas hit and I decided to sample every game gifted to me, including Yoshi’s Woolly World, a remarkable platformer with secrets hidden everywhere. I also tested Star Wars: Battlefront, but since I don’t have a PlayStation Plus subscription yet, the offline play is hugely, almost criminally, disappointing. And I finally got to don the Batsuit again in Batman: Arkham Knight, which is just a marvel to play (despite some game-breaking bugs).
Thanks to the magic of gift-giving, I got to play some really fun titles. Aside from my monthly staples, Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition and Grand Theft Auto V, I got to play Destiny, Mortal Kombat X, and Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (which isn’t as bad as you would think). Although out of all of them, I played Guitar Hero Live the most. I was very pleasantly surprised at how challenging the new button layout is, and the song choices are great. I highly recommend picking it up.
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