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Quiet Stories’ Book Club: March 2019

These are our game recommendations for the month of March 2019!

This is the Quiet Stories’ Book Club, a monthly series where we challenge you to beat at least one of the games on our list. We’ll have expansive and time consuming games, for gamers on a limited budget. We’ll have smaller, more digestible titles, for gamers with little spare time. We’ll showcase a variety of genres and platforms. We’ll recommend the newest, most talked about games, and some older titles that you probably heard about but didn’t give the time of day to. The point is, we’ll have something to cater to everyone’s needs. Hopefully you’ll end up trying something new or discover a hidden gem.


 

Firewall: Zero Hour

 

  • Platforms: PSVR
  • Estimated Time to Finish: Endless

Zero Hour is intriguing. It is as close as I’ve ever felt to being in a real fire fight, but also made me feel like a total coward.


 

Ghosts and Goblins

 

  • Platforms: Switch and PC
  • Estimated Time to Finish: 6 Hours

Although it’s a little more finicky than some other NES classics, it’s worth checking out.


 

Ori and the Blind Forest

 

  • Platforms: Xbox One and PC
  • Estimated Time to Finish: 9 Hours

Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful example of Disney-esque story telling. Visuals so stylized and characters so expressive that a charming story can be told with next to no words.


 

Jettemero: Hero of the Universe

 

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC
  • Estimate Time to Finish: 2 Hours

I had the luxury of interviewing the one man band behind this short indie. It’s simple in premise and gameplay, but offers a poignant tale. Support this awesome accomplishment in one individuals design.


 

Gris

 

  • Platforms: Switch and PC
  • Estimated Time to Finish: 5 Hours

In many ways Gris is like Journey. Truly decadent visual and sound design used to tell an abstract story. Although stunning to look at and listen to, Gris doesn’t quite meet the highs of other games of this nature, but offers an intriguing look into alternative game design.


 

Divinity: Original Sin 2

 

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
  • Estimated Time to Finish: 50 – 90 Hours

Original Sin 2 is an amazing RPG that we highly recommend. It’s complex, polished and catering to an audience who’ve seen little from this genre over the past decade.


 

Thumper

 

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PSVR, PC and Mobile
  • Estimated Time to Finish: 7 – 17 Hours

Thumper seems simple, but in truth is rhythmic, challenging and insanely fast paced. I highly recommend trying it in VR, as it takes many aspects of the experience to a whole new level.


 

Apex Legends

 

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
  • Estimated Time to Finish: –

Apex Legends is the latest combatant when it comes to the Battle Royale for our attention. However unlike other games in this genre, it has the incredibly tight controls of the series, which for me at least, makes it a tonne more intriguing.


 

Extinction

 

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
  • Estimated Time to Finish: 7 – 13 Hours

Extinction feels in some ways like it should have launched in early access. In many ways it feels like it needs a bit more polish or to be fleshed out further. However it’s still worth checking out the games interesting blend of Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of the Colossus gameplay.


 

Hitman 2 (2018)

 

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
  • Estimated Time to Finish: 9 – 20 Hours

Hitman 2 (2018) does little to change up the formula from the 2016 reboot of the series, but still nails how one can feel truly stealthy. The amount of ways you can go about tackling the missions is truly an achievement in level design.

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