Five Easy But Rewarding Games

Since the release of the Xbox 360 back in 2006, achievements have made their way into gaming as a kind of medal of honor. Completing the achievement list for a game not only shows people how much you love a game; but also, the dedication to explorer almost every single part the game has to offer. While many games require hundreds of hours and multiple playthroughs to complete, there are many great games with easy achievements. This list will follow games that are easy to complete but still leaves the player with a sense of accomplishment.

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Best Games for Staying Sane in this Pandemic Quarantine

(As picked by yours truly, of course!)

The global crisis we’re facing due to COVID-19 the past several months has been a true test for even the most extreme introverts. For extroverts, its been absolute torment. The memes floating around about how gamers have been prepared for such things are funny because of just how painfully true they are. No matter what side you fall on, it’s safe to say that the need for entertainment has proven to be important now more than ever. Entertainment means different things for everyone, but the ever-attentive market has responded in kind with various answers. Here are my best games for this pandemic, especially if you’re in quarantine or isolation.

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Achievement Unlocked: Beginnings

There’s nothing like the feeling of seeing the achievements of an amazing game pop-up on screen. Whether it be through having the Gamerscore add up in your Xbox account or seeing all the platinum trophies on someone’s PSN account, there’s always a sense of pride that follows showing people your account. Having only started platinum hunting at the end of 2018 as a personal challenge; I had never really thought about completing any games to completion before that. Who knew that challenge would lead to one of my biggest hobbies? As I mainly play most of my games on PlayStation, I will be talking in terms of PSN, but this can be carried over to other platforms as well.

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The Wonderful World of Cardboard, or How to get into Magic the Gathering

Interested in Magic: The Gathering, but don’t know how to start? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you what I believe are the best ways to get into the game. Before delving into it, it should be known that Magic is a pretty big game, having been around for over 20 years, with multiple expansion releases per year, and a massive fanbase of all ages, genders, nationalities, etc. Along with the physical game, there are dozens of digital games, ranging from a replication of the card game, to RPGs and strategy games. The actual game itself has many formats, some of which restrict your card selection, restrict the amount of cards you can play, or give no restrictions whatsoever. Still seems daunting? It is at first, but it’s that way for anything with a large following. If you want to get started in Magic, or get back into Magic after a long hiatus, there are three good ways to get into it nowadays: Casually and/or digitally, attending a Prerelease, or attending an Friday Night Magic or major tournament.

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