The games we want the most
We all think we lead hard lives, but the protagonists of the games in this month’s previews section have it rough. Take Dr Jonathan Reid in Vampyr (p26), who’s spent the majority of his life saving others, but now has to take those lives to sate his own bloodlust, having turned into a vampire. Or the dwarves in
Deep Rock Galactic (p30). These brutes might prefer to drink flagons of mead as opposed to blood, but they don’t have it much better. Sure they travel around the galaxy listening to heavy metal but they spend the majority of their time in dark caves, mining and getting attacked by arachnid type aliens. We thought we saw hope in the life of Otto in Masters
Of Anima (p32) but we were fools. Everything started out well with the sound of wedding bells on the wind, but Otto’s fiancée’s soul gets scattered around the world, and to put her back together he needs to raise a magical army. Then you’ve got the children in A Plague Tale: Innocence (p36). These little creatures are on the run, and have a swarm of deadly plague-ridden rats with glowing red eyes nipping at their heels. How about being convinced to give up your first born child to save the world? Well, that’s what Sachi in Smoke And Sacrifice (p38) has to deal with. So the next time you’re having a bad day, spare of thought for these poor souls, will you?