2020 has indeed been an unforgettable year. Despite game delays and COVID-19, we still had a great twelve months of gaming and the launch of the latest generation of consoles. But the year isn’t quite over yet! We’ve still got some great games to dive into this December. Here are all of the titles the GGA Gaming team is looking forward to playing this month!
Twin Mirror is the next narrative adventure from Dontnod Entertainment and their partner Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is a psychological thriller that follows investigative journalist Sam Higgs as he returns to Basswood, West Virginia, for his best friend’s funeral. Here he is thrown directly into the town’s deep dark mysteries as he uncovers whether his friend’s death was accidental or murder. Like other Dontnod Entertainment games, Twin Mirror’s Sam has a unique supernatural-like ability. Sam’s Mind Palace is similar to Sherlock’s mind palace, a place where Sam can study different events and clues and uncover parts of his past. This phase is shown through broken mirrors that come together to form memories, clues, and even the people around him. All of us at GGA cannot wait to dive into this narrative thriller!
Would you give up everything for love? Developers The Game Bakers have created a beautiful RPG that explores that question. In Haven, players take on the roles of Yu and Kay as they explore an unknown planet named Source. Throughout the game, you’ll collect resources, craft, explore, fight enemies, and deliver devastating attacks by synchronizing Yu and Kay’s skills. Additionally, the game features a co-op mode that allows you and your friend to control Yu and Kay individually. Haven is jam-packed with exploration, action, and emotional depth. Overall, the visuals and Romeo & Juliet story alone definitely has me hooked, and I can’t wait to discover Source alongside Yu and Kay!
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a third-person open-world action-adventure game by Ubisoft Quebec. The makers of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey return to their Greek mythology roots with the world of the Golden Isles. A Greek soldier named Fenyx becomes stranded on the Golden Isles and must battle through mythological monsters to rescue the Olympian gods from the monstrous Typhon. In contrast to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, this title takes a much more lighthearted tone, as seen with Zeus arguing with Prometheus over narrating Fenyx’s story. Likewise, Immortals Fenyx Rising borrows several gameplay elements from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For example, the bright fields of the Golden Isles are ripe with physics-based puzzles. Get ready to soar through a beautiful world in one of the most comedic and creative Ubisoft titles yet!
Call of the Sea
Call of the Sea from Out of the Blue Games S.L. and Raw Fury is a first-person adventure puzzle game set in the 1930s. Norah, a woman on the trail of her missing husband’s expedition, has traveled across the ocean to a strange yet beautiful island in the South Pacific. As she explores the island, she uncovers the secrets that have been waiting to be unearthed. The island is calling to her, and she is left spellbound. Ultimately, what draws me into Call of the Sea is the soft and subtle inspiration the game takes from H.P. Lovecraft content. This adventure is one worth taking to help Norah uncover what her husband and his expedition discovered before they went missing.
Call of the Sea was released on December 8, 2020, for PC through Steam, Xbox One, and on the Xbox Series X.
These are just a few of the amazing games that have released this month! What are some of your favorite releases this December? Did they make it on our list? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!
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