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What Are You Playing During the Pandemic? April 2021 Edition

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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.

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


After a fairly smooth initial launch, things got pretty bumpy as widespread reports of inventory wipes became common. I’ve been playing solo and so far haven’t run into any issues besides getting stuck in geometry and an occasional crash, but once I completed the campaign I did decide to hold off on multiplayer until the wipe issue was resolved. A patch was recently deployed that seems to have addressed the issue, so I’ll be diving back in soon with some friends to try my hand at Expeditions. Truth be told, I’m not really a fan of the DPS race endgame, so I hope People Can Fly add some alternative types of endgame content in the future or make some changes to Expeditions.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

This game has been consistently on my list throughout the pandemic and it helps that Firaxis has been continually adding to it over the past year through the New Frontier Pass. The NFP content has now concluded, but Firaxis has one more large patch coming later this month that will address a whole host of balance issues and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m especially excited to play the revamped Spain.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

I was a day one League of Legends fan. I played the game all the time solo and with friends, watched LCS religiously and even participated in fantasy LCS drafts with friends. I was all in. As I got older and time became more of a concern, I had to put the game down due to the lengthy matches. Toxic players taking the game hostage for 40 minutes all because they didn’t get midlane or they’re mad at someone else in game for any number of reasons isn’t really something I could afford to gamble on. So I quit.

Riot Games recently released a mobile version of League of Legends called Wild Rift and so far it’s pretty much everything I’ve wanted. It’s not stripped down so much as streamlined and matches conclude in about 15-20 minutes. I can get more games in the same amount of time and even if they go poorly they’re over soon. The game also looks better than the desktop version which is kind of insane, but sure, why not?

SaGa Frontier Remastered

SaGa Frontier on the original PlayStation was one of the most bizarre, but memorable JRPG experiences I’ve ever had.  When it was announced that there would be a remaster released on PC on consoles I honestly couldn’t believe it. The SaGa series has seen a bit of a resurgence as of late and while I’m shocked to find Frontier remastered I’m eager to experience its oddities and amazing soundtrack all over again.

Bravely Default II

I went really hard on this game last month and I was fairly close to finishing it, but I fell off of it with the release of Outriders. I honestly love the game and it’s delivered in the sort of classic Final Fantasy style JRPG that I’ve wanted, but I’ve just got to get back on the horse and finish it out. If I let it sit for too long I won’t ever go back to it and that’d be a shame.

What are you playing this month? Let us know in the comments below.


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