Last Updated on July 3, 2020 by Mark P.
I’ll never understand the lingo and mindset of the younger generation, but the top trending #QuarantineLife has shown that in times of crisis where you’re literally told to sit on your couch and not leave your house, even in our day and age, people get bored extremely fast. Forget about the wonderful world of the internet, streaming movies, reading a book, things that people even ten years ago people would be jealous of, people still are finding reasons to complain.
However, there is a silver lining to this situation! You can finally get some extra time to pull out those video games that you’ve been pushing off because of work and other life distractions. So what are some games that you should order now to help the time pass by?
About: “You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!”
About: “Factorio is a game about creating order out of chaos. You’ve crash-landed on a planet and must build automated assembly lines to create a rocket ship to leave the planet. It’s easy to create simple manufacturing lines, but the meat and potatoes of the game is learning how to most efficiently create those lines, leading to a massive, sprawling factory. The most satisfying part of Factorio is seeing your factory hum along all by itself, the conveyor belts and furnaces and inserters all dancing in unison, making logistical design feel like an art form.”
About: “Combining both RPG and crafting gameplay together, players gather materials to create things like weapons, buildings, and even entire towns. With the help of the mysterious Malroth and other villagers, players will explore large islands, find quests, and battle monsters and bosses scattered around the world. Those who own the original Dragon Quest Builders on their Nintendo Switch system can craft the Legendary Builder’s outfit and the Dragonlord’s Throne.”
About: “Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix Leboa, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light-years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty backpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner!”
About: “This beefed-up, deck-building version of Solitaire is one of the best phone games I’ve played in years. It’s super easy to pick up, and the gameplay is tricky but rewarding, with great art and a ton of replayability. Perfect for lounging in bed alone while Friends reruns play in the background.”