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Friday Debate – What’s your holiday season game that you’re planning to play?

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With an elbow in my face and a throng of angry consumers currently bashing me over the head as my blood goes on sale for a staggering 50% off discount, I’m currently being reminded that it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Our current journey around the sun is almost at an end, and like most people I’m looking forward to hanging out, putting my feet up and catching up my backlog.

Now is the perfect time to finish a game or two, to tackle that one title that everyone has been raving about. Last year, I did just that with Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and I was absolutely floored by it. This year? I’m contemplating finally grabbing Titanfall 2 and playing that through to completion. It’s not the only game on my list however.

I’m after the epic odyssey that was Final Fantasy XV. I want to wiggle my analogue sticks as I play through Ruiner. Hell, thanks to a stellar remake of the first game and reassurance from Geoff, I’m looking to play the Yakuza prequel ahead of the release of the sixth game next year. Without any review games that need to be played through, I might finally get a chance to even try out Warframe. What about you though? What’s that one game that you want to lock yourself away with, hopefully free of any interruptions and just spend a few hours jamming?

What’s that one game that’ll have your pants off and your mind set to Holiday-mode? After all the controversies this year, the loot boxes and the studio closures, I felt that today was the right time to focus on those games that make us happy. You’ve probably got a backlog that could reach the heavens thanks to recent Steam sales, so let us know below what you’re going to be playing when you’re on vacation.

Meanwhile, I’ll be playing the game of life in which ol’ D is nothing more than a mere pawn in its grand scheme.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: November 24, 2017

73 Comments

    • The D

      November 24, 2017 at 11:10

      Hopefully a certain dickbag doesn’t ambush me with more review games next month.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

        November 24, 2017 at 12:43

        HAH

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  1. Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

    November 24, 2017 at 10:46

    Well, getting new greffieks card today, so gonna play Wolfenstein, DX MD, and Warframe, so many of Warframe will be played. Well, more many. Many many more many more Warframe

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    • Original Heretic

      November 24, 2017 at 11:03

      PoE dropped in console. I must still check it out, though.

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      • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

        November 27, 2017 at 09:04

        Got right to the end on PC and then for some reason didnt finish it. Want to get it on console and jam it, its an awesome game.

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 24, 2017 at 10:46

    Main priority for when I’m on leave over xmas is the XCOM 2 expansion. Then going back & finishing Doom, Torment Tides of Numenera, Child of Light, and The Technomancer. After that, we’ll see.

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    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      November 24, 2017 at 10:47

      Fist time for Child of Light?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 24, 2017 at 10:47

        No, I got about half way through ages ago then got distracted. So I’ll start it from scratch again.

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        • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

          November 24, 2017 at 10:49

          What a soundtrack!

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    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      November 24, 2017 at 10:47

      YESSSS, XCOM2 ftw

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      • miaau

        November 24, 2017 at 14:39

        Geezm but Xcom 1 got long and frustrating near the end…..

        That has kept me away from Xcom 2 – a big time investment and suck

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        • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

          November 24, 2017 at 14:56

          XCOM The Long War mod takes shitlong

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        • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

          November 27, 2017 at 09:02

          Yeah guy, Xcom 1 always made me nervous with decision making. Was a great game though but I too am hesitant to grab Xcom 2

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    • Original Heretic

      November 24, 2017 at 11:00

      What’s Technomancer like?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 24, 2017 at 11:05

        I didn’t really get that far into it before being distracted, but it was okay until then. I really enjoyed the first game more than I expected to, was a very solid B-grade RPG with a cool story, and it looks like it improves on that.

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      • Deon Du Plessis

        November 24, 2017 at 11:11

        If you liked Mars: War Logs or Bound by Flame you’ll probably enjoy this too, as it’s from the same studio. It’s one of those weird, slightly wonky, European-made RPGs with combat that’s a bit off, average voice-acting, and a story that only makes a bit of sense. It’s pretty, though, and different, which is why I liked it.

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        • miaau

          November 24, 2017 at 14:38

          Yeah, I get a bit frustrated with those.

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      • Craig Lotter

        November 24, 2017 at 17:53

        Just finished it the other night and it is actually not that bad. Very middling RPG with decent fight mechanics and an okay story. Only major frustration is the lack of fast travel – prepare to run around the same environments a lot!

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  3. Peter Pan

    November 24, 2017 at 11:12

    Hopefully I will be getting my Minix Neo U9-H android box soon, and, as with the Nvidia Shield which is an Android TV based system, you can stream games to you TV from a PC running a Nvidia card! So, I have a bigger screen in my lounge, a 5.1 home theater system, and I guess I will be attempting to stream over my wired Gb network to see how this works, so any games I play will have to be suited to a controller – so, with recent games: Shadow of War and Assassin’s Creed Origins – at least for now!. The New Colossus will have to be reserved for mouse and keyboard gameplay!

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  4. Original Heretic

    November 24, 2017 at 11:21

    No extra gaming time for me. Working all the way through.
    And come January, when I have leave, going away with me wife and little legend.

    At least the quiet work period will give me chance to be uber productive on my novel. Editing is halfway done…..

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 24, 2017 at 11:52

      Are you writing a novel about bad jokes? Hehe

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      • Original Heretic

        November 24, 2017 at 11:54

        Heh, nah I tend to reserve those for this site.
        Although it is a rather novel idea.

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    • miaau

      November 24, 2017 at 13:58

      “At least the quiet work period will give me chance to be uber productive on my novel. Editing is halfway done..”

      good to hear that……. Well done!

      Also, editing, I hear from people that have published academic articles, can be hell. You have to deal with the editors (multiple people) having their own and sometimes differing opinions.

      so…. good luck with that!

      Very excited. I promised you long ago I would read it, when it was out. Remember that. We need to know when it is out and what it is called.

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      • Original Heretic

        November 24, 2017 at 14:12

        Editing is rather shit, to put it mildly.
        My writing partner and I are self-editing before we submit it to a legit critic in the industry (US based lady who took a shine to the samples I’ve sent her, her credentials are brilliant).

        I am rather critical by nature as it is, so when it comes to my own work, I’m even more so. I approach every single little line and story device from various angles, always questioning, always looking to refine.
        I constantly look for poor writing, plot holes, weak characterization and general nonsense that can be removed or improved upon.
        I’m confident with the story, that doesn’t need fixing. And everyone who has read it agrees wholeheartedly. I’ve given the first seven chapters (editing on those done) to my testers, and the feedback so far has been great.

        But damn, it’s a slog. Wish I could wave a wand and have it done. But at the same time, I want to be 100% certain that I am happy with the final product. There are parts that I read now in the editing that make pull my disgusted face.
        But then there are other parts I read that give me chills, I love them so much.

        Still, LOTS of work left to do.

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        • miaau

          November 24, 2017 at 14:26

          With a day job…..

          Good luck to you and yours!

          AND enjoy the holiday with the missus and the little legend.

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          • Original Heretic

            November 24, 2017 at 14:29

            Thanks man, and you enjoy your holidays, too.

          • miaau

            November 24, 2017 at 14:33

            Yeah, going to Cape Town, stay at Brother in laws place, see new baby at the other brother in laws place and all that.

            We could not get accommodation in the Western Cape, using our timeshare. Tried months ago already. nothing…. bastards.

            Going to drive down (eek) with a 1.3 year old and a 4 year old. The baby does not travel well…… At least the car is loads of fun to drive.

          • Original Heretic

            November 24, 2017 at 14:35

            We’re lucky, our little legend just ends up sleeping on long car trips!

  5. Jacques Van Zyl

    November 24, 2017 at 12:24

    I actually just bought some extra copies of Borderlands 1, 2 & pre-sequel to play through with my little brother over the holidays as he’s never played any of them and I’ve put in far too many hours. Really looking forward to it.

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    • miaau

      November 24, 2017 at 13:57

      Hmm, I hate shooters, but damn I enjoyed my solo play of Borderlands 2 + all DLC (TORGA!). That does sound epic. Enjoy.

      Some of the epic fights, that I saw people do Solo, I simply could not do. After 15 minutes of dodging and sniping, like the youtube videos of people doing, make 1 mistake, nearly dead, make another mistake dead.

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      • Jacques Van Zyl

        November 24, 2017 at 14:06

        I once, and only once, ever managed to defeat Crawmerax from Borderlands 1 solo. It took hours. It was also the only time in over 50+ playthroughs that I saw a Pearlescent weapon.

        These games really are nice with a couple of friends and some pizza 😛

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        • miaau

          November 24, 2017 at 14:08

          Sounds great.

          My friends and I, sadly, do not game together anymore. And my siblings, non-gamers, the lot of them.

          I REALLY AM QUITE GREEN RIGHT NOW.

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          • Jacques Van Zyl

            November 24, 2017 at 14:12

            If you want, add me on steam (Vengina – Picture of Lucky Chloe from Tekken 7) and we might grab a few games.

            Otherwise, get your siblings some games for Christmas and when they don’t like them, they can give them back to you so you’ll have more games to play 😛

          • miaau

            November 24, 2017 at 14:20

            Would love to, but a) I hardly play online and b) I play mostly on my Xbox One.

            I find it hard to play multiplaer, between a murderous work schedule and the kids, that I often start and must stop soon after, cause a child needs my attention for something.

            But thank you. I was more green with the whole play the game with your brother in the same room, or with friends round a TV eating Pizza and stuff.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 24, 2017 at 14:36

          I took the easy way out & cheated. 😀

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          • Jacques Van Zyl

            November 24, 2017 at 15:04

            That was one boss that lived up to the title of Invincible I say

    • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

      November 27, 2017 at 08:58

      I love Borderlands, been contemplating jamming 1 and 2 again on my old Xbox. Played the prequel for about an hour or two lost interest. I would recommend jamming the 1 and 2 not so much the prequel

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  6. Praise KEK

    November 24, 2017 at 12:25

    replaying Witcher 3, Dark Souls II SoTFS, starting Outlast trilogy.

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    • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

      November 24, 2017 at 12:44

      MMMMMM, might do TW3 playthrough with the new graphics card

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      • Praise KEK

        November 24, 2017 at 12:51

        This will be my fourth playthrough. Never thought I would like this type of RPG, since I hated Skyrim. Got TW3 as a birthday prezzie, so I had to play it 😉

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        • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

          November 24, 2017 at 12:51

          Hated Skyrim…..but why???

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          • Praise KEK

            November 24, 2017 at 12:54

            Because it was epically kak. I played two hours, went back to BT games the same day, and traded. I must admit, the dark souls games kinda ruined the rest of the genre for me 🙁

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            November 24, 2017 at 13:05

            Ah, you played it on console. That is the problem

          • Praise KEK

            November 24, 2017 at 13:10

            That’s CONSOLE-IST!

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            November 24, 2017 at 13:36

            I KNOW, 😛

          • Praise KEK

            November 24, 2017 at 13:42

            This is the reason why we need gamism – so people like you cant say hurtful things like that :'(

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            November 24, 2017 at 13:43

            You insulta mah favourita game, I insulta yah consoley-thing

            😛

          • Praise KEK

            November 24, 2017 at 13:47

            you can run, you can hide, but you’re going to get a helicopter ride https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a50323ec5b74ed181a2402c428e1011bfd560dbba1f764ec119bedb62b936331.jpg an run

          • Admiral Chief Silver Dragon

            November 24, 2017 at 13:49

            Well, it can idle in the distance…but console’s drawing distance will make the target acquisition take longer and by then relocation has already taken plance

          • Praise KEK

            November 24, 2017 at 13:51

            Filthy commie! uh, sorry I meant to say casul

          • miaau

            November 24, 2017 at 13:54

            You can hide, but you cannot run?

  7. Milesh Bhana

    November 24, 2017 at 13:01

    Don’t get much more time during the holidays because 2 little kids. (Actually more work than going to work). Plus I travel to my hometown (PE) and pray that I don’t run into Darryn. Don’t take my console with for the family holiday.

    Here: Trying to finish AC: Origins and one of the indies I grabbed this week (Little Nightmare or Edith Finch)

    Vacation: mobile gaming. Don’t Starve, Animal Crossing or TR/Hitman Go.

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    • The D

      November 24, 2017 at 13:37

      You can pray, but you can’t hide.

      Reply

  8. Mabenito

    November 24, 2017 at 13:20

    PPKP (punch punch kick punch) mobile.
    Ghost Reckon Wildlands (my eye are red, can’t keep up anymore)
    Tomb Raider, inFamous Second Son and Titan Fall 2 will have to wait.

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  9. Pieter Kruger

    November 24, 2017 at 13:28

    A.C. Origins & Shadow Of War in glorious 4K on the XB1X! ???

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  10. Matthew Holliday

    November 24, 2017 at 13:42

    Getting back to Path of Exile

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  11. miaau

    November 24, 2017 at 13:53

    Dunno.

    How about Dawn of War 1 and 2 again? That is a bit of mindless fun.

    Civ 6 maybe. See, going away, no Xbox One. Else, TW3 replay, easy.

    Edit* but I did not buy a new gaming laptop, as ALL my money went into the medical care of my wife (*damn medical aids!), so Civ 6 is annoyingly slow on my current gaming laptop.

    I want an Asus, for like R16K to R20K, Nvidia 1050 4 Gb DDR5.

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  12. Magu

    November 24, 2017 at 14:20

    Same game I’ve been playing majorly for the last two years… Rocket League.

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    • miaau

      November 24, 2017 at 14:28

      Last game I played for so long was StarCraft Broodwars, MP with friends.

      Ever so long ago, feels like two lifetimes.

      Reply

  13. Craig Lotter

    November 24, 2017 at 17:54

    Bought Just Cause 3, Rocket League, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Mass Effect Andromeda. So I reckon I’m pretty sorted for the holiday period 🙂 (Forgot to add – all for around R600 thanks to the current Xbox Live sale)

    Reply

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