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

By Michael Bitton on September 11, 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.

Marvel’s Avengers

Despite the game’s many flaws and frustrating aspects, I’m still playing it. I enjoyed the single player campaign a good deal and now I’m onto the multiplayer. Currently, my Black Widow is level 44 or so at 84 power, so I’m getting there and once I’ve maxed her out I’ll be moving on to Cap, with the eventual goal of maxing out the rest of the roster. The game is sort of like Marvel Heroes in this way. Avengers is in desperate need of additional content, however. The same few AIM Labs and two villains really aren’t cutting it, so hopefully Crystal Dynamics has an aggressive update plan.

Crusader Kings III

I haven’t been able to put as much time as I’d like into this one as I’ve been focusing on Avengers, but now that I’ve cleared the campaign I’ll be spending more time with CK3. I could never wrap my head around CK2 and so far the third game has been similarly daunting, but I’m committed to figuring it out. The guided tutorial was a good help in introducing me to some of the crazy possibilities the game has to offer and I’d like to dig deeper.

Wasteland 3

I played some of Wasteland 3 during its launch and I found it instantly compelling, which is not something I could say for its predecessor.  With my schedule now clear with regards to narrative driven games, Wasteland 3 might be a good fit, but I’m a bit apprehensive due to the number of reported game breaking bugs I’ve seen floating around. I may dive back in or maybe I’ll wait for the game to get a few patches before I return it. We’ll see.

Gordian Quest

I really enjoyed my time with Act 1 of Gordian Quest, an interesting roguelite deckbuilder I wrote about back in May. I set the game down in anticipation of the release of Act 2 (the game is in Early Access) and now that it’s out I want to spin up a new run and experience the new content and system changes.

Civilization VI

Civ 6 is a mainstay game that you’ll probably see on this list any given month, especially due to the fact Firaxis is releasing new content on a regular basis with the game’s Frontier Pass DLC. This month’s drop will be its most substantial since May, with two new leaders and civs, another new game mode, and more. I can’t wait to dig into all the new content.

What are you playing this month? Share your list with us in the comments below!


MikeB

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