Free games to play this week, The Last Campfire, Doom reviews, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome back to your daily gaming news for Wednesday, March 18th.

If you are looking to dig into some games this week, then there are a bunch of free options for you that you might interested in. First of all is Assassins Creed: Odyssey, which is going to be free to play this weekend only on PC, Xbox, and Playstation. The entire game is open to you, and if you choose to buy it afterwards, all your progress will carry over. On Steam, they are going to be launching what they call a game festival, where over 40 demos of new and upcoming games will be offered, which they are doing because GDC was cancelled. They did something similar to this for the Game Awards. That might be available by the time you’re hearing this, and if not, it’ll be soon. If you are more of a mobile player, then we also have the launch of Teamfight Tactics, which is the Riot Games autobattler, and it will have cross-play with PC. If you’ve been wanting to get into the Call of Duty battle royale Warzone, but didn’t like having to team up with people, then you can also check out its new solos mode, you can play all by yourself. And finally, if you head over to the Epic Games Store, there is currently three free games for you to try out – Anodyne 2, A Short Hike, and Mutazione, all of which are pretty well received indie games. Those will be available until tomorrow, and then you can get access to The Stanley Parable, as well as the first Watch Dogs. So there you go, tons of free options, and of course those don’t even address the games that are always free like Dwarf Fortress, or tons of other oldies on GOG.com, but hopefully one of those games will catch your eye.

Hello Games has just announced details for their newest game, The Last Campfire. These are the folks who made No Man’s Sky. That being said though, this looks like a wayyyy smaller scope than No Man’s Sky. I watched the trailer, and really it comes across as an indie puzzle game, though gameplay wasn’t a major focus of it. Don’t get me wrong, it looks great, it’s just surprising to see this as the follow up. I hope it’s a lot of fun though. Either way, we now know that it is coming this summer, and will be arriving on all of the major platforms.

The spin-off to Enter the Gungeon, Exit the Gungon, is now available on Steam and the Nintendo Switch. This was previously exclusive to mobile, and the Apple Arcade, and what they call it is a dungeon climber. Obviously since it started as a mobile game it’s generally smaller in scope, but if you look at the gameplay its very familar to the original. There’s a similar level of chaos, and certainly a lot of the assets are reused, so hey, it might be worth checking out. It didn’t look like my cup of tea, but I know people have been enjoying it.

Alright so we had the review embargo lift on Animal Crossing yesterday, and today it happened for DOOM Eternal, with both of those launching on March 20th. And hey, I’m happy to say that reviewers have enjoyed the game. Most of them agreed that it improved on the 2016 reboot, with some of them saying it may be the best Doom game of all time. Funnily enough, you may know from the weekend shows that I am currently playing the 2016 reboot, and it is in fact a wonderful shooter. The other thing that has gotten reviews today is Persona 5 Royal, which is the expanded edition of the game. Once again, reviewers are saying that it was indeed worth the work and your purchase, apparently. Lots of extra content to play through, and most of them are saying that despite the game being so long, it’s worth the replay. That will be arriving in two weeks.

Alright, thank you very much for joining me here today, and thank you to John for leaving me a 5-star review on Amazon. I will be back tomorrow with the news, as I am every Monday through Friday, and until then, Happy Gaming everyone.