Wot I’m playing: 2022 (Part II)

What PC games make the rotation?

This is part II of the series; you can check out Part 1 here for BattleTech, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Monster Train, Solasta: Crown of the Magister and MLB: The Show 22. You can also read the games that I’m NOT playing as a seperate list This group is all PC Games based, although Cyberpunk is on both console and PC for me,

Football Manager 2022 – Here’s a humbling thought. In preparation for writing this article, I went over my steam list of games, sorted by hours played, and did some quick math: Going back to Football Manager 2009 (the first game I bought on Steam), I have more than FOURTY THOUSAND HOURS (that’s 1,666.67 days, or pretty close to FIVE YEARS logged in these games. Of course, a lot of this was time spent sleeping or doing other things with the game running in the background (since it took so long to load the game and then the save, I saw no problem in leaving the game running while I did other things, like, you know, sleeping and/or working.

But even then, that’s a SIGNIFICANT chunk of time spent playing one game series. And so far, it hasn’t disappointed. For one, they’ve avoided the trap of most other AAA-Level games, pushing lootboxes and online gaming pressure. Football Manager, at its core, is still a single-player game and long may it stay that way.

Cyberpunk 2077 – Let’s be honest. Is this the game we all dreamt it would be? No. I don’t think any game is really able to live up to the hype for this game. Was it buggy on release? Oh heck yes it was. It’s been a rough year. Is it a good game NOW? Undoubtedly. It took them a long time to get here, with the next-gen upgrade, but Cyberpunk is living up to its potential. Interested to see where it goes in 2022. The downside is that most endings are still bummer endings, but then again, I guess that fits in the Cyberpunk mythos.

Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate: Daemonhunters – We have Space Marines. Turn Based Strategy. X-Com style Game Play without RNG-Shenanigans. Lovely ugly morbid enemies in the forces of Nurgle, Warhammer’s God of Disease and Decay. Yeah, this ticks off all the boxes. Game play can be kinda samey after a while, when it’s introduced all its units. Here’s hoping for expansions and new types of enemies and maybe a different type of Space Marines?

Poker Quest
– Another pick up and play for an hour, doing one run. Since the gameplay is based on poker, you’re open to a LOT more RNG-shenanigans then say, Monster Train or Slay the Spire. But I’ve put about a hundred hours in it.

MMOs (World of Warcraft/Star Wars: The Old Republic) – Decided to lump these two in together because of their nature. Both are mostly played by me single player style to relax. I’m considering The Old Republic to be the placeholder for Knights of the Old Republic, and playing out all the individual stories. World Of Warcraft is coming off a less then stellar expansion, and we’re waiting for the next update to see where it’s going in the future.

Tomorrow, I’ll get into the games that I want to play, going forward