After a rip-roaring week of Christmas parties, I'm looking forward to some quiet time over the weekend. Two weeks until Christmas means that the shops will be buzzing, and the weather's not good enough to take a trip down to the beach, so I'll be staying in and gaming this weekend.
I'm planning on splitting my time between Borderlands 3, a game I started in earnest a month ago and never got back around to. I'm a huge fan of the franchise, but the game just wasn't clicking for me, so I moved on to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokémon: Shield when they released. With those done and dusted, it's time to return to Borderlands.
I've also just ventured forth in Baldur's Gate on Nintendo Switch, a game that I never played as a kid, but one that reminds me so deeply of the classic RPGs I used to play on the internet at my dad's work. (Remember a time before home internet? What did we even do back then?) The character I've built is a half-elf stalker named Taia, who's as thick as a brick, but very, very charismatic.
With today’s releases of Baldur’s Gate games and Planescape: Torment for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, some of the most influential video games of the last 20 years complete a very long journey to the kind of wide audience they’ve long existed just outside. They’re also very old games that have spawned newer, flashier imitators, and they show their age.
What are you playing this weekend?