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Lockdown Survival Guide #3

Updated: Jun 8, 2020

In order to do our part during this most trying of times, We at NOWO have come together to help in the only way we know how - Gaming. We're putting together a daily list of games that we personally recommend you try whilst you remain indoors in the various types of isolation and social distancing we're all experiencing.

Today's topic is all about the story (and arguably less about the gaming). Here's what we think you should consider if you enjoy a lengthy tome rather than all that action;

TellTale Games

TellTale studios games managed to ingrain themselves in many different genres and styles. The games generally serve to enhance your appreciation of famous franchises. Be you a fan of The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or Jurassic Park (best avoided the last one), there's something for you here. Not unlike fanfiction, the stories pad out the known universes, running alongside, prior to, or even beyond the plots you already know (special mention to their Back to the Future entry which isn't given anywhere near enough praise). Their games are episodic and in most cases (possibly all by now) episode 1 is a freebie and serves as a great taster as to what's to come. Imagine if demo's were 20% of the whole game and you'll get the idea. Frankly, you've nothing to lose giving one of these a try and plenty to gain...

Red Dead Remption 2

Read Dead Redemption 2 offers one of the deepest and most structured story arcs in a game I have ever played. Whilst the gameplay is a slower, more considered pace than I was expecting I sunk a good few hours into my new outlaw life and was rewarded for the experience. The main character is written in a way to make you empathise with him and his journey. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a beautiful looking game with a lot of side content to add to the main story. If your looking for a story to get caught up in during your lockdown you can do a lot worse than RDR2!

Detroit: Become Human

In such a saturated market, it can be hard to know what the best story driven game is to go for. I tend to go for games that allow you to influence the fate of the characters and Detroit: Become Human falls into this category. The game follows the story of 3 androids and their complex relationships with humans. Players play as each of the Androids, navigate through their story, make decisions relating to their story and play through quick time events. If you're a fan of writer David Cage's other works; Heavy Rain (2010) and Beyond Two Souls (2013), you are almost guaranteed to enjoy this game.

What do you think of these recommendations and more importantly do you have your own? We'd love to hear about them so please let us know (@NerdOut_WordOut). Otherwise please make sure you STAY HOME & STAY SAFE!

Make sure you check back tomorrow for #4!


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