Sascha’s annual holiday gift guide
Here is my 11th annual holiday guide for the gamer in your life. This year, like any other, there’s a lot of exciting titles available. Family Friendly Titles Spyro The Dragon Trilogy (Xbox One,PS4) Pros: All three classic games upscaled in HD, classic platforming at its best, game still holds up all these years later, solid soundtrack, updated control schemes. Cons: None.
Lego DC Super Villains (Xbox One,PS4)
Pros: Huge roster of characters, classic Lego fun for the entire family, two-player fun, solid voice acting and soundtrack, great level design, puzzle design easy enough for even young players to solve, fun combat.
Lego Harry Potter Collection (Xbox One,PS4,)
Pros: Complete story of all the movies, large amount of characters to choose from, Fun boss battles, two-player fun, great for the entire family, fun combat, great value for the money.
Cons: None. Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One,PC) Pros: Huge list of cars to drive and customize, weather system creates a dynamic experience, with different seasons new options open up, giant map to explore.
Marvel’s Spiderman (PS4)
Pros: Fantastic graphics, fluid movement around the city, jaw dropping cinematic, fighting mechanics create amazing battles each time, great boss battles, many hours of gameplay.
Rated M for Mature Titles Call of Cthulhu (PS4,Xbox One) Pros: Great detective adventure, intriguing story mystery, role-playing elements lets you customize your character’s traits, multiple endings, engaging detective mechanics, different endings.
Cons: None. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (PS4,Xbox One)
Pros: Great combat engine, huge map, epic story, sea battles, battling mythical creatures is a blast, different class of weapons, solid stealth mechanics, customization from armour to your ship.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4,Xbox One)
Pros: Huge map to explore, nice assortment of weapons, ability to customize your character, an impressive story and side missions, great cast of characters and voice acting, large list of animals to hunt and fish, hidden side missions.
Cons: Multiplayer is delayed.
Call of Duty Black Ops 3 (PS4,Xbox One)
Pros: Zombies are back, nice assortment of maps, new multiplayer modes, large amount customization options, all the time was spent on multiplayer modes, endless replay value with friends online.
Shadow of The Tomb Raider (PS4,Xbox One)
Pros: Lara, like you’ve never seen her before, epic puzzles, tons of tombs to explore and experience, lots of collectibles, lots of different abilities to unlock and level up, side missions galore. Cons: None.
Guinness Book of World Records Gaming Edition 2019
Pros: Tons of different records all related to video games, great coloured pictures on each page, perfect for the gamer that has everything.
(Thanks to the people at Guinness Book of World Records, I am giving away a copy of the 2019 edition. All you have to do is email me below with your favourite video game title and you will be entered in a random draw to win.)
Sascha Heist is a Penticton gamer and video game columnist with The Penticton Herald since 2008.
His column is now be featured valleywide on most Saturdays in our Okanagan Weekend edition.
Feel free to contact Sascha Heist at sg[email protected] with gaming questions and more or to enter his draw. On XBox One : acehardy13 On PSN: acehardy13