Game of the Month: December 2020

We are now in the last month of 2020, which means I will be sharing one final Game of the Month for this year. I’ll tell you what, there has not been a lack of games to play during December – particularly with a couple of titles from last month still providing me with plenty of content. There’s going to be plenty of honourable mentions here.All right, I’ll start with the honourable mentions:

Immortals Fenyx Rising – This is what happens when you take Breath of the Wild and add Greek mythology to the mix. Well, perhaps not quite as good as Breath of the Wild, but still pretty enjoyable. Also probably the closest thing we’ll get to a new Kid Icarus game for a while…

– Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack – Take drumming rhythm game Taiko no Tatsujin and turn it into an RPG, and this is what you get. The Rhythmic Adventure Pack contains both Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 1 and Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 2, both originally only released on 3DS in Japan. Now they are available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light – The very first Fire Emblem game, originally only released in Japan for the Famicom. Now Switch owners are able to experience how Nintendo’s fantastic strategy RPG series got its start, and in English, too. Just until 31/03/21, though…

I could’ve really featured any of the aforementioned games as my Game of the Month, but it seems I have arbitrarily chosen the sequel to a game that brings two games from the puzzle genre together once more.Puyo Puyo Tetris 2Tetriminoes and Puyos clash once more in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Much like the first game, you can play Puyo Puyo or Tetris standalone, or you could even mix them up.
There are a variety of modes to play both offline and online.

There is a new story to be experienced in Adventure mode, where the worlds of Tetris and Puyo Puyo happen to be getting merged… again. The “2” in the title should probably clue you in that this is not the first time that has happened.
Of course, perhaps you’d just prefer a good old Tetris marathon, or to sharpen your skills in Puyo Puyo – there are options for that, as well.

New to Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 are Skill Battles, where you play Tetris or Puyo Puyo against an opponent to try and deplete their HP. There are all sorts of characters you can use to form a team, and they have a variety of skills you can use to turn the tide of battle in your favour.

Both Tetris and Puyo Puyo are fantastic puzzle games in their own right, so bringing them together makes another fantastic game.

That wraps up my Game of the Month posts for 2020 – they shall continue into 2021, of course. Coming a little sooner than that, though, my top ten games of 2020.

About Rory

I enjoy writing, manga, anime and video games, so naturally here on my blog, you will find anime reviews, Nintendo news and other such things that I deem interesting.
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