Every year, besides the excuse to feast myself into a turkey coma, I look forward to Thanksgiving because of the four glorious days off I get to devote to gaming.
Here’s what’s on my gaming agenda this year:
World of Warcraft (“Cataclysm Lite”)
Earlier than expected, patch 4.0.3a went live yesterday and with it came the pre-Cataclysm sundering of the world we know as Azeroth. Deathwing’s eruption from Deepholm has shattered the land and most zones have been forever altered. I’m calling the patch “Cataclysm Lite” because it’s the last major patch before the expansion, and some new content is available now, whether you intended to buy the expansion or not. There are so many changes to digest, it’s a bit overwhelming. I plan to spend time getting acquainted with the new Azeroth and gearing up for Cataclysm release day.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
I’m sure I’m the last PS3 owner in the world to play this game, being well aware of how amazing it’s supposed to be and the fact that it’s on many people’s “Top Games of All Time” list. I got it as a birthday gift a few months ago and just haven’t had the time to start playing. I finally unwrapped the plastic the other night and played through five chapters straight; completely hooked. So far, it’s every bit as awesome as Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune which remains one of the best gameplay experiences I’ve ever had. (And it sure looks incredible on my 60″ HDTV.) I can’t wait to see more.
UPDATE: Just beat the game 11/28/10. Amazingness confirmed!
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
I love games that you can pick up and put down anywhere but still have enough of a story to keep you playing until it ends. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future fits the bill perfectly. For me, the Professor Layton games are a DS staple and are the perfect “go to” when you’re in between other games. The puzzles are addictive and the gameplay is casual and relaxing–the perfect game to curl up on the couch with after stuffing yourself full of turkey.
What games will you be playing this Thanksgiving?