#2 The Witcher 3
- Developer: CD Projekt Red
- Publisher: CD Projekt
Fans of western RPGs will no doubt have played at least one of the Witcher games. With its deep rich narrative journeys and fleshed out worlds, the trilogy has wrapped up with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As expected the third installment not only saw a massive overhaul in terms of graphics but provided gamers with a much more lively world filled with quests and exploration.
While still taking the role of Geralt of Rivia, players will find that that they must deal with the invasion of the Norther Kingdom along with the growing threat of the Wild Hunt. Outside of just a massive world to explore, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delivers campaigns and quests to keep you busy for hours on end.
#1 The Last of Us Remastered
- Developer: Naughty Dog
- Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Naughty Dog really knows how to make a great video game and has been turning them out for Sony a number of years now. However, one of the more recent IP release, The Last of Us, was resounded for its gameplay and narrative journey.
At its core, The Last of Us was a game that follows the world after a zombie-like plague. Most of humanity was struggling to survive with various fungus type hosts have attached themselves to a human body, essentially reanimating them. While technically they are not zombies, it’s tough to classify them to anything else.
Overall the game follows Joel who has his world completely shattered early into the game. However, after a small time jump, it seems that Joel is making by in the world that is full of nothing by chaos, corruption, and uncertainty. That soon gets shaken up when Joel winds up having to protect some little girl named Ellie as they make their way across the country on foot.
As you can imagine this is a slow journey that takes Joel and Ellie a long time to complete. It’s within this time that Joel and Ellie begin to bound though the deeper you go into the narrative the more we see just how bleak the world has become.
This is a game you’ll be gripping your controller and sitting on the edge of your seat all the way through. After the amount of time you spend playing this game, it’ll be hard not to get attached to the various characters.