By Scott Boyce ’22, Staff Writer
For some, video games are just that — games, something to play and waste time on. If you’re that person: here are a few games that you might enjoy.
For consoles like the Nintendo Switch, games like Mario Party, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, and Smash Brothers (disregarding competitive play) are usually the picks for people looking for a good time with friends. The Mario titles along with Smash are great times with friends and don’t really ask all that much out of you. You just boot them up and have a good time whether it be racing, stealing stars, or ganging up on your friends because they’ve got the most stocks.
Animal Crossing is something different out of this handful of games since it’s more about building your own town and interacting with the world that’s changing just as much as real-life would be. It’s a wholly casual experience that you can play on consoles with New Horizons or on mobile with Pocket Camp.
Speaking of mobile games, if you’re looking for experiences on the go that don’t ask too much of you, then you could check the entire Nintendo line-up of mobile games with titles like the aforementioned Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Mario Kart Tour, Pokemon GO, and Dr. Mario World. A title like Fire Emblem Heroes is a bit steeper and can border on the competitive side of the spectrum but it can still be enjoyed as a time-waster.
Be forewarned with titles like Fire Emblem Heroes and Draglia Lost if we’re still on the topic of Nintendo mobile games, these are “gacha” games. Be mindful with your wallet and understand that you can still play all of the mobile games completely free, you might have to wait it out and play some content you otherwise wouldn’t care about but at least you can save money and still have fun.
If you’re looking for other gacha picks from the author themself — Romancing SaGa Re; Universe, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: War of the Visions, MegaMan XDIVE, Dragalia Lost, Fire Emblem Heroes, Shin Megami Tensei Dx2, and Nier Re[in]carnation, just to name a few.
There are card game apps like TEPPEN or Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links if you’re inclined towards playing something more card-based.
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