I’ve never really understood the bad rap summer has with gamers. Okay, sure, not a lot of games are released during the summer months, but in my opinion it’s the best time to actually play games. You have more free time, and come on, it’s not like you’re going to spend most of it outside. There’re bugs and heat and annoying people who might try to foist a game of Frisbee on you out there! In fact, I think there are certain kinds of games that should ideally only be played during the summer months whist covered in a glistening layer of sweat. Such as…
A Good Meaty RPG
Being a major RPG fan I’ve of course played them during all seasons, but the ones that have really stuck with me are the ones I’ve played in marathon sessions over the summer. No other season is better for sitting down for a full afternoon of delicious grindy catatonia.
Need some suggestions? A new, sadistic-as-usual Atlus dungeon hack, Shin Megami Tensei IV hits this week, or you could grab the super beautiful Studi Ghibli RPG Ni No Kuni, which came out earlier this year. The latest Fire Emblem is pretty goddamn great as well.
A Game You Might Be Afraid will be Bad
Find out if Remember Me is really as pretentious as people say. Grab that $5 copy of Resident Evil 6 and see what all the hoopla was about. Man up and play some crap!
Something Chill and Portable
All those side quests you never got to
Actually Play Through an Entire Game of Civilization
How about you folks? What are your summer gaming habits? What kind of games do you think are best suited to these lazy, hazy summer months?