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1. 'Resonance Of Fate'

Overall Score: 8/10

Now this game is truly a gem in the dirt. It boats crazy gunplay, while at the same time has the same elements as a JRPG (Japanese role-playing game). The story is wonderful and in depth, which will keep your attention the whole way. Its stylish/flashy combat is crazy tough and intense, yet very rewarding. You play between three main characters and follow them through intense events and even some awkwardly hilarious scenes (see example below). The only downside to this game is that it's pretty linear and its progression gets very tedious. Overall you will have around 60+ hours of gameplay.

2. 'Lords Of The Fallen'

Overall Score: 7.5/10

Most people would probably disagree with my opinion because they believe this game is a Dark Souls rip-off. However, if you get past the first hour, you will realize it's better than that. Lords Of The Fallen has a very rewarding combat system and has a decent plot to go along with it. Swords, gauntlets, shields, hammers — you name it. You'll fight towering enemies, and you will die. A lot! The only real downside to this game is the fact that it gets a little redundant and can get infuriating when everything kills you so easily. It will keep you occupied for a solid 60-80 hours, though, which is pretty good, given the style of gameplay. For a good idea on what a typical boss fight looks like, here you go.

3. 'Disgaea'

Overall Score: 10/10

If you have never heard of or played any of the Disgaea games, then you could easily put in 1000s of hours playing them all. Technically there are five, but there are many spinoffs as well. If you want to play a game where you can create your own arsenal of monsters and humans in combat and reach levels up to 9999, then this is for you. Graphics wise, you could see these games on PlayStation 2, but the combat and stories are to die for. It will take some getting used to because it is grid-based combat and it requires strategy to play properly, but it's one of the best grid-based combat styles out there. You will laugh your entire way through every game while at the same time feel like a badass with all of the amazing abilities/skills you acquire. The game includes every basic weapon type, from fists to guns!

An example of dialogue and combat from Disgaea 4:

4. 'Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning'

Overall Score: 8/10

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning is a very open and long game. You will quest across an entire continent with the character that you created. The combat system is very fluid and very much like Fable, and the skill tree gives you wonderful perks from leveling up. This game is crazy large with quests/side quests everywhere you go. You are basically a one-man wrecking crew the entire game, and things aren't really that difficult for you, unfortunately. There's a ton a dialogue and a ton of people to see and meet, but you will notice a lot of the people are basically the same. There's also not a very large arsenal of weapons, which is kind of a bummer, but you will be happy with what you get! Expect to spend many hours on this one.

5. 'Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen'

Overall Score: 10/10

Words alone cannot express the glory of this amazing game. Not only will it take you on a journey for at least a solid 70 hours, but the game is so replayable. I myself have invested more than 250+ hours and it still somehow always sounds fun. Take on the role of the Arisen and use insane magic, wicked archery and destructive sword/shield play to destroy your foes. Clamber on top of cyclopes, griffons, golems, dragons, ogres, evil eyes, chimeras, hydras, and god knows even more to slash at their weak points in a bid to take them down. (I should make more synopses for games because holy crap I'm good) The only slight downside to this game is the amount of running you will be engaging in. Imagine DayZ, because this is also a running simulator.

Another example for the crazy magic in Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen.

In Conclusion

If you want to have absolutely no life and play a bunch of games that will soak up your free time yet still give you the time of your life, then play these! Especially Dragon's Dogma, because that game is freaking wonderful!


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