Explore Ancient Greece in This Weeks Good-Ass Games at Good-Ass Prices – The Root

Howdy, folks! Its Friday, which means its time to save yall some money. This week sees the continuation of Sonys Games of a Generation Sale and Xbox currently has a Warner Bros., publisher sale along with the standard deals with gold. Its not a particularly stacked week but there were some gems to be found.

Quick warning for my Switch heads, I got nothing for you this week. Im sorry Nintendo doesnt love your wallets like I do.

The most recent entry in the Assassins Creed franchise tops this weeks list. The game expands on the Role Playing Game-lite approach introduced in Assassins Creed: Origins with branching quests, multiple endings, and a focus on character leveling.

While theres a new AC game on the horizon, Odyssey is still worth giving a look. I personally picked it up during a sale over the summer following two years of friends texting me Yo. Have you played Odyssey?? Im still early into the game but I can definitely see how folks have sunk dozens of hours into this game.

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Set in Ancient Greece, the game allows you to play as either Alexios or Kassandra, a descendant of Spartan King Leonidas I. Yes, THIS. IS. SPARTAAAAAH, Leonidas. The game even includes his iconic kick from 300. You fight through the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens and the approach rides a line between historical fiction and mythology.

If youre looking for something that will give you an incredible amount of content and an incredibly reasonable price this is your game.

Speaking of lots of content at a decent price, the Batman: Arkham Collection includes all three games in Rocksteadys Batman: Arkham trilogy. Batman: Arkham City remains one of my favorite October games to this day. Its not a horror game, but goddamn if it isnt close. I remember sitting in my bedroom being fucking horrified after picking up a pay phone only to hear Victor Zasz talk about the various atrocities hes committed.

In terms of atmosphere and gameplay, both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City perfectly encapsulate how it should feel to be the Caped Crusader. While the third game, Arkham Knight didnt quite reach the highs of its predecessors, it still had its charms here and there. Driving the Batmobile is tight, until, you know, its not.

Still, the first two games alone justify the price of this collection. If youve never played or simply havent revisited them in sometime, I would definitely recommend giving it a look.

Hey, real quick, yall like free shit? I figured as much. Its the first week of the month which means both Xbox and Playstation have revealed their free games for the month.

Playstation Plus members can currently grab both Need for Speed: Payback and Vampyr for free. Payback is the second most recent entry in the Need for Speed franchise and was the series second attempt at being a not-Fast and Furious game. Its been three years since I Redboxed the game but I remember the gameplay being aight but the loot box driven progression system really turned me off.

I havent personally played Vampyr but from what Ive seen its a third-person action role playing game that has some cool ideas but also a fair amount of jank. For free.99 though, I just may give it a go.

Xbox Gold members can currently grab Slayaway Camp: Butchers Cut, a puzzle game that puts you in control of Skullface. The game looks like a hybrid of 80s slasher movies with some Minecraft graphics.

Gold members can also grab The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 and Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, a game for the original Xbox that I always remembered seeing at Gamestop as a kid and never felt an inclination to try. It got good reviews in 2003 according to Wikipedia though, so it could be good? Maybe? No? Okay, I tried.

That will do it for me today, folks. I hope yall have a safe and lovely weekend and I will see you next week with more cost-effective goodness.

As always, play more video games.


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