Hey there guys, In these troubling times, I really hope allof you guys and your families are healthy and well.
Most of us, including myself are stuck athome.
Not like I would go to a lot of places anyway.
Nah, it sucks, I work from home 5 days a weekand cannot meet up with friends and family.
Also, a concert I was really excited for gotcancelled so I'm bummed out.
But I also want to spread some positivity.
Now is a great time to play a lot of new andolder games! So, I made a top 5 of games that I will beplaying during these times.
I will tell you what the game is, why I'mplaying it and why you should give it a chance as well! At the end of the video I will also sharesome suggestions that members of my Discord came up with! Since my YouTube channel is mainly about GuildWars 2 I won't feature this game in this list.
If you aren't playing Guild Wars 2 yet, pleasecheck out my channel! THe MMO has a very healthy playerbase andit was recently revealed to us that the game is getting its third expansion.
Anyway, without further ado, let's dig intomy list.
At number 5 we have Assassin's Creed.
Especially the newer ones! I think most of you have heard about Assassin'sCreed or have ever played one or two games of this franchise.
In case you haven't, a short introduction.
Assassin's Creed is an action adventure gameseries that is set in multiple time eras in the past.
The game is actually set in the present whereyou as a person can sync up your DNA with the Animus, or in later games, the Helix.
When your DNA is synced up, you can startreliving memories of you ancestors.
The first game was actually pretty fun butwas far from the best.
The best games in my opinion, and the generalopinion, were Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood and for me; Revelations as well.
Without spoiling anything, after Assassin'sCreed: Revelations, the game went away from its main storylineand most games could be played without having played the older games.
The main storyline is now more focussed onthe Assassin that is in past rather than the happenings in the present or future.
Therefore, if you want to play any of thesegames now and don't want to play all of them, I'd suggest starting with the newer Assassin'sCreed games.
They regularly go on sale on different platformsand even the Official Ubisoft store.
Link is in the description.
Make sure to check that often for the latestdeals for the franchise You can safely start with Assassin's Creed:Black Flag, which is more focussed around pirates and work from there.
I bought all of the more recent games witha discount over time since I had played all of the older games up to Black Flag in thepast.
I'm currently really enjoying playing Assassin'sCreed Syndicate which is set in London during the Industrial Revolution.
It has fun little gimmicks like the grapplinghook and you can swap between two characters and both characters have some missions oftheir own.
Why should you play it now? It is easy to hop in, don't need prior knowledgeand the main story isn't like 50 hours long.
You can literally play through the story ina few days but you can also dwell through, for example, London and do a lot of side missions.
By doing side missions you can extend yourtime in the game significantly.
You basically determine how long you wantto spend on this game.
Also, it is fun to meet historical featuresand complete the missions or quests they give you.
Each game has their unique gimmick that changesyour gameplay experience.
Like I said before, in Syndicate you havea grappling hook and for example, in Origins you can control a hawk to patrol for you.
And you have an awesome camel to ride on.
Although Assassin's Creed Unity gave the franchisea bad name because of the huge amount of unplayable bugs, all of them are patched now.
I rarely encountered any strange, game breakingbugs nowadays.
If you don't know which ones to pick up, letme help you out.
The first 4 games are still my favorites buthave a longer storyline that blends into each other.
Pick those up if you want a longer storyline.
If we just look at the new ones, I have alot of fun in Origins and Odyssey, I think these are more appealing to the general audience.
Otherwise, pick up Assassin's Creed III, BlackFlag and Syndicate.
I think these are also quite good.
So, Origins and Odyssey are the newer betterones in my opinion but consider checking out III, Black Flag and Syndicate too.
Anyway, let's move on to the next game! You might have seen this game on my channelbefore, it's the Elder Scrolls Online.
I really want to limit the amount of MMO'sI am playing.
MMO's are great to invest some time into.
You have to build your character up from theground, have achievements to unlock, a world to explore and a story to play.
But for those reasons I usually stick withGuild Wars 2.
That does not mean we should not try out anynew MMOs! The Elder Scrolls Online was one of thoseMMOs that caught my attention over the last years.
It easy to get into, especially if you haveplayed other Elder Scrolls games, like Skyrim, in the past.
The game can really be played in two ways;you can play it first person, like other Elder Scrolls games.
But you can also play it third person mode.
Although you can play it both ways, in laterstages of the game, you kind of need to use the third person view to see what is goingon around you.
The game is buy to play, so in order to playit you must buy the game.
So, no subscription fee to play the game.
It does have an ESO plus subscriptions whichgives access to new stories and side missions.
The game also has three expansions, one ofthem is integrated into the base game if I understood that correctly.
These expansions add extra regions to discoverand the Elsweyr expansion even allows you to play a new class, the Necromancer.
The base game is about 18 euros right nowfor European players and about 20 dollars for US players.
Elsweyr, one of the expansions is a bit moreexpensive, about 40 to 50 bucks depending on your region.
Check a few retailers before you buy it.
Prices vary a lot.
If I were you, pick up the base game first, try that out and after the buy an expansion if you like it.
But why should you play it now? If you have some spare time right now, I thinkyou should give the Elder Scrolls online a shot! It's a fun game and you can play it for hoursor just for 30 minutes.
You will be productive in both ways.
The classes are a bit more traditional, nothingnew there but they have added the traditional Elder Scrolls combat in the mix.
Additionally, the Elder Scrolls Online hasrecently announced its newest expansion; Greymoor.
This one is set to release in June of thisyear.
This expansion will take you to the regionof Skyrim that we all know from one of most popular Elder Scrolls games.
If you want to be ready for that and wantto give the game a shot before the expansion goes live, now it's time to play.
I did make a number of Elder Scrolls videoswhich are still pretty relevant.
Check them out if you consider getting intoit.
Next one the list, is the Plague Tale: Innocence.
Bazan, a member of my Discord, mentioned thatnow is a great time to play Story Driven games.
I do think he is right about that.
The Plague Tale: Innocence is a story drivengame that came out last year.
I liked it a lot! It was also awarded the “Outstanding Story-RichGame of 2019”, so they must have done something right! The game is set in the year 1348, around thetime of the Black Death.
At the time, the peaceful life of Amicia deRune is disturbed by the plague; the Black Death.
The story starts with a bunch of knights invadingyour home and are trying to kidnap your little brother.
You have to prevent that from happening.
You venture through plague infested landswith allies you find along the way.
Like most of you know, the Black Death wasspread through rats back in the medieval ages.
The developers added a paranormal featureto this plague.
The rats that spread the plague come in insanenumbers and are also relatively smart.
By solving puzzles you have to make your waythrough these rats to finish the objectives.
There is no combat in this game, you havea slingshot but don't expect epic sword fights with other humans.
This is more of a sci-fi horror puzzle game.
There is a free demo on Steam but the fullgame is still pricey, it's about 40 to 50 bucks depending on your region.
If you want to know more about this game, I made a short video about it as well! Check that one out in the info charts.
For those who are more competitive duringthese times, I got a game for you as well! Have you tried Heroes of the Storm? Heroes of the Storm is the MOBA created byBlizzard Entertainment.
You know, the guys that created World of Warcraft.
Heroes of the Storm, also abbreviated HotS, is a somewhat stripped down and more casual approach to the more popular MOBA's; DotAand League of Legends.
You can play familiar characters from theBlizzard Universe, for example, Thrall, Jaina, Arthas, Raynor and Diablo.
In your team of 5 you must fight your waythrough the opposing team and destroy their Core.
The Core is the big building at the enemy'sbase and in order to get there you have to destroy towers, forts and walls while theopposing team defends them.
But you will also have to defend your towersand forts since the opposing team will try to destroy your core as well.
In Classic MOBAs, like DotA and League ofLegends, you will help your so called “Carry” farm gold and items in order to get stronger.
That player must be strong enough to basicallydefeat the other team on his own.
In Heroes of the Storm you won't have to collectitems and won't risk to fight well farmed characters.
Heroes of the Storm is based on team effort.
You level as a team, not as an individualcharacter.
So, when your teammate kills a creep, monsteror player, that XP will be put into a pool of XP you can see at the top of the screen.
Although this does not follow the classicMOBA game structure, it does make it more accessible for casual players.
You won't have to collect or craft items, Heroes of the Storm does not have that.
For some that might be a turn off but forme it is not.
So, why should you play it? Heroes of the Storm is a free game that ismore focussed on casual players.
The game is easy to understand if you haveplayed a few games.
Also, I play this game regularly with reallife friends and even with some colleagues.
The threshold to get into the game is lowso give it a shot! A match of Heroes of the Storm is also abouthalf or even a third of a game of DotA or League of Legends.
A match in Heroes of the Storms lasts about20 to 30 minutes while games of DotA or League can take up to 40 to 60 minutes.
Heroes of the Storm has received some mixednews coverage over the last few years.
The esports scene is smaller now and the devteam is smaller than at its initial release.
However, the game is well populated and thereis still new content and heroes coming to the game.
It's far from being dead.
Please don't let that turn you down! Now, moving on to the last game, let's headto my childhood! Let's have a look at Old School Runescape.
Most of you know about Old School runescape, hell, I think most of you spent a good amount of time in this game.
Old School Runescape is the re-released versionof the Runescape we all know and loved back in 2007.
I mostly used to play Runescape before thattime but that's besides the point.
The current version of Runescape; Runescape3, has better graphics and a more interactive combat system.
But next to that it also has some cash shopelements that some players disliked.
The change in pace, combat and the additionof a cash shop was not favorable to a big chuck of the communityso they re-released an older version of Runescape.
Although this Old School version of Runescapehas dated graphics it still has not lost its charm.
Everything we knew and loved before is stillthere.
The game has a low threshold, it is easy toget into.
Also, what I like the most about the gameis that you don't have to actively participate to play the game.
If you want to fish, grab your fishing net, click a puddle and your character starts to fish.
Same goes for combat! Click on a monster and your character startsto fight! Therefore, I really like to play Old SchoolRunescape while I'm catching up on the news or when I'm watching a couple of YouTube videos.
I only have to click a few times to be productivein the game! If you want to be more active in Runescapethere is always Quests and PvP! The quests aren't too hard but require youto travel the world in search of monsters, people or items.
They usually require a lot of walking backand forth.
Soon, I'm going to try and complete the DragonSlayer quest, my childhood nightmare.
I hope that goes well.
The PvP in Runescape can be found in the Wilderness, which I do not dare to venture to this day.
I won't call it a childhood trauma but theplace still gives me the creeps.
If I would die out there, I would lose theitems I have on me! Be on guard when you venture there! Now, why should you play it right now? Well, like many of the games on the list, it is easy to get into.
Also, a big chunk of the world is accessiblefor free to play players and it does not require your full attention to play it.
It's a more laidback game you can play.
But if you want to play more actively, youcan do that too! It's also fun to see people reconnect in thisold version of Runescape.
I also got in touch with some old friendsfrom elementary school through the game.
We haven't properly spoke for about 15 yearsand now we find each other through an old game.
So, that's my list of the top 5 games I willplay next to Guild Wars 2 while all of us have to stay indoors.
I also asked my Discord for some suggestionsabout the games they like to play during these times.
Many of the suggestions included Guild Wars2 since that's where this channel is about.
But there were also some other great suggestionsin there.
Let's kick it off with Speedy who recommended;Guild Wars 2, Overwatch and They Are Billions.
I have not seen much of They are Billionsjust yet but the reviews of the game are extremely positive and the art style look pretty cool! Be sure to check that one out .
Bazan shared some his hidden gems with us.
The games he mentioned were: My time at Portia, Slime ranch, Eurotruck, Stardew valley.
I don't know the first two games but I haveheard of Stardew Valley before.
PainLessMonk sticks with Guild Wars 2 as anMMO, gives Warzone a try as his FPS, DOTA and LoL as MOBA's and Path of Exile as a Hackand Slash.
All of these games are free to play so makesure to check them out! Also, he mentions the Division 2 since thereare great discounts in the game.
Second to last is “The do travels in heards”also mentions Guild Wars 2 and Stardew Valley.
Warframe is also pretty fun and is free toplay! I played a bit of that too in the past.
Modded Skyrim and Monster Hunter are alsoamongst their favorites.
And last, Skai mentioned Animal Crossing.
Not really a PC game but he mentioned thata lot people got interested in the game since they are stuck at home now.
So, those are the recommendations of somemembers in my Discord.
I think that they are nice additions to mylist and I hope you will find something interesting in their lists too! If you have any questions, make sure to leavea comment.
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Make sure to play these games together withsome friends, family members or colleagues to double the fun! For now, thank you all for watching and aboveall, stay safe and stay healthy my friends.
Hope to see you all in the next one! PEACE!.