The Christmas holidays is a funny time. Beforehand I always convince myself I'm going to catch up on hundreds of games. Then I get distracted by all the family stuff and the goddamn people and the socialising? Urgh. But I still managed to get a few hours in here and there. What did you play over the Christmas break?
The game I played most was undoubtedly Crossy Road. Take from that what you will, but it was truly difficult for me to get any real time in on a home console. I had relatives visiting. They had kids under the age of four. Most of the time our TV was commandeered in the name of watching Planes: Fire and Rescue and — if I was lucky — How To Train Your Dragon.
But when I did get on I tended to play the Halo 5: Beta. I am a huge, huge fan of what 343 has done so far. I also put in another couple of hours into Dragon Age: Inquisition before finally giving up. It's just nowhere near friendly enough to the first time player. Just doesn't cater to folks who don't know the universe. Shame.
I also started Shadow of Mordor. Seems quite good. Feels a little bit like a super polished Frankenstein's Monster of a video game, grabbing limbs and internal organs from a million other games, sewing them up together somehow. The Nemesis system — in this stupid metaphor — is the electricity that brings it all to life.
What did you guys and girls play over the break?