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What Are You Playing During the Outbreak? - March 2020 Edition

By Michael Bitton on March 20, 2020 | Columns | 0

It’s a pretty weird and unsettling time in this world of ours right now. With many of us hunkering down at home, things can get downright boring at times. Fortunately, if you’re someone who enjoys videogames, you likely have a backlog of games to play through or even some new titles to play in the coming days and weeks.

These are some of the titles I’m playing this month.

Doom Eternal

Rip & Tear! The newest Doom title drops this week and so far it’s received rave reviews. Doom 2016 was a blast and I’m looking forward to battling Hell’s hordes of demons as the Doom Slayer once more. Like Wolfenstein, games like Doom are a great stress reliever when you just want to get into a game and go nuts.

Legends of Runeterra

I’ve been playing Riot’s new card game on-and-off over the last few weeks, but the team has finally hit one of the game’s most ubiquitous factions, Shadow Isles, with some much needed nerfs, so I’m eager to see how the meta shifts in the coming days and try out some new decks. Maybe I’ll finally break out of Gold, too.

Trials of Mana Demo

Obviously a demo isn’t something I can play for an extended period of time, but I’ve been playing the newly released demo for Trials of Mana. Trials of Mana is a remake of 90’s Square JRPG Seiken Densetsu 3, which never got a Western release.

The remake releases on April 24, so I won’t be playing the full game for some time due to the fact I’ll likely still be wrapped up with Final Fantasy 7 Remake by then. Still, the fact that the demo is around 2 hours long and progress carries over into the full game makes it worth playing now if for no other reason than to figure out what I want to do later on.

Star Wars: Battlefront II

I come back to SWBF2 now and again, but lately I’ve been playing co-op with friends and it’s been a blast. The game is far less stressful when you don't have to deal with a lot of the nonsense (and cheaters) that you find in multiplayer and it’s a great way to level up classes, reinforcements and heroes.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Will I actually complete the Trooper and Consular stories before April rolls around and Final Fantasy 7 Remake claims all of my time? Probably not. Maybe I’ll knock one of these out before then, but it’s been slow going lately, I won’t lie. I bounce around too many games to make significant headway, so it’s likely I’ll end up failing my latest attempt to finish the game’s class stories, but I will try! If not, there’s always next time.

Borderlands 3’s New DLC

After some early excitement, I fell off pretty hard on Borderlands 3. The game’s an improvement over its predecessors in many ways, but I just don’t find myself as in love with the characters, world or story to want to put as much time into BL3 as I have with the other games. Gearbox also nerfed Moze pretty hard and she struggles a bit with some limited build options as a result. If Gearbox manages to fix up Moze in a near term patch or with the Guns, Love, and Tentacles DLC dropping on March 26, I may pick things back up at the tail end of the month. It’s not looking too likely, though.

What are you playing this month? Share your list and thoughts with us below!


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Michael Bitton

Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB