TAIPEI (The China Post) – The Chinese New Year (CNY) vacation this year is longer than usual. Within these 9 days, in addition to celebrating with family and friends, the other thing you must do is to play some video games. The China Post has selected 10 great games for the enjoyment for your friends, family, and yourself so that you won’t have a boring vacation.
今年的年假共有9天超長假期，在這9天中除了四處跟親戚、朋友拜年之外，另一個要做的事當然就是玩電玩囉！《The China Post》特別為玩家挑選了10款可以自己玩、也能和家人朋友同樂的好遊戲，讓你在年假時不怕沒遊戲可以玩！
‘Dragon Quest Builders 2’ (PS4/Nintendo Switch) | 《勇者鬥惡龍創世小玩家2：破壞神席德與空蕩島》— PS4/Switch
Like its predecessor, gamers have continued to dub Dragon Quest Builders 2 as a “Spiritual Time Machine.” Well, I feel the same way on this. Very often, I felt like I’ve only built a couple of houses yet several hours had already been stolen. In Dragon Quest Builders 2, not only can you play the game in the mission sequence, you can also utilize your imagination to build your own village. This is a game that is suitable for all kinds of gamers.
‘The Scroll of Taiwu’ (Steam) |《太吾繪卷》— Steam
In “The Scroll of Taiwu”, a RPG that went viral after its release on Steam in September last year, players play as “Taiwu” to fight against the villain “Xiang Shu.” Time often slips away without a trace in the process of training the next “Taiwu” —this is a great game for you to kill time.
‘Judgment’ (PC) |《審判之眼：死神的遺言》— PC
“Judgment”, an action-adventure game starring famous Japanese actor Takuya Kimura, after its release in December last year, had widely received positive reviews. The plot consistently takes a big turn at the end of each section, making you crave to find out the subsequent story development. The gaming experience resembles one of watching an intriguing Japanese TV series. We truly recommend this game to those who enjoy watching Japanese Drama, or those who had never been exposed to the Yakuza series.
“Resident Evil 2” (PS4/Nintendo Switch/PC) | 《惡靈古堡2 重製版》 — PS4/Switch/PC
How can you spend your Chinese New Year without red? The gore from “Resident Evil 2” would supply you with all the lucky red you’d ever need for this Chinese New Year! Not only can you play it on your own, you can also play it with a couple of friends at night – we guarantee that you would have a drastically different gaming experience this way!
‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ (Nintendo Switch) |《任天堂明星大亂鬥 特別版》 — Switch
When one speaks of a family game for Chinese New Year, one cannot forget “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”, a game that successfully captivated all types of gamers. With the simple controls and tons of iconic characters, this game is definitely one of the best for a CNY family gathering. Since the game looks great even if the player is just mashing random buttons, this is definitely The Game for hyping up the atmosphere!
‘Super Mario Party’ (Nintendo Switch) | 《超級瑪利歐派對》 — Switch
Other than the aforementioned “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”, “Super Mario Party” is another great family game. One might even argue that it’s a better multiplayer game than Smash Bros.! The high number of minigames, and the game mode that resembles monopoly, allows the game to fully realize the festive, party gaming experience as promised in its title.
‘New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’ (Switch) | 《New 超級瑪利歐兄弟U 豪華版》 — Switch
The next game that recommends is still a game by Nintendo! “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” is a better version of the “Super Mario Bros. U”, a game made for the Wii U Console. This game, which utilizes the classic side-scrolling design, can allow up to 4 players to play simultaneously. We guarantee the 164 stages in the game can definitely bring back everyone’s beautiful memories.
接下來推薦的還是任天堂的遊戲！《New 超級瑪利歐兄弟U 豪華版》是將原本WIIU平台的《超級瑪利歐兄弟U》 移植到Switch的加強版。本作採用了瑪利歐最經典的2D橫向卷軸式玩法，而且最多還可以4名玩家同時遊玩，關卡也多達164個關卡，絕對可以喚起每個人小時候最美好的回憶。
‘For Honor’ (PS4/Xbox/PC) |《榮耀戰魂》 — PS4/Xbox/PC
Being a game that was given out for free during PS Plus of last February, this is definitely a game that is worth a try. Since its release in 2017, the Viking, Knight, or Samurai game mode had won the heart of many gamers. Although the “Exiles” game mode was added last year, gamers do not have access to it in the free version of the game. If you are a fan of action games, this is definitely a good chance to try it out!
2月 PS Plus 送的免費遊戲，當然要好好的來試玩一下囉。《榮耀戰魂》2017年發售後，遊戲中「維京、中世紀、武士」三大風格擄獲許多玩家的心，而且去年更新增了「武林」第四陣營。不過很可惜的是免費版並沒辦法玩到「武林」，如果玩過之後對這種砍殺遊戲很喜歡的話，趁這個機會入坑也不錯哦！
‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ (PS4/Xbox) | 《碧血狂殺2》 — PS4/Xbox
What? Isn’t this game released last year during October? Bear with me, but considering the recent sale on PS4, there must be a lot of players new to the game. In that case, “Red Dead Redemption” is definitely a must-play game for CNY. You can enjoy the lifestyle of a cowboy in the Wild West and go on a killing rampage anytime as in GTA. The only shortcoming of the game is its slow-paced plot at the beginning of the game. Be sure to make it through the first half!
‘God of War’ (PS4) | 《戰神》 — PS4
We’ll leave the climatic ending spot of the list for “God of War”, the “2018 Game of the Year”. Even though “God of War” was released last year in April, our reasoning remains consistent as for “Red Dead Redemption 2”. We want to recommend this game for gamers new to this game. With its smooth graphics, impressive long takes, and the evocative plot, if you don’t experience “God of War” during CNY, you have wasted your holiday!