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Right now, I’m playing a TON of Dokkan Battle. The new 350 million download celebration is currently going on (which you can check out here), and I can’t get enough. I was even lucky enough to pull both of the new LR units that were released without having to dip too much into the wallet, which is always a plus with this game.
My favorite thing about Dokkan is the accessibility. When I have a few minutes, no matter what I’m up to, it’s always fun to jump in quickly and then get back to whatever else is going on. Being able to jump in and out of the game without worrying about losing progress is a huge plus and easily one of my favorite aspects of the game.
In terms of pure content, I’m still working on awakening all of the new units I pulled. LR Goku and Frieza are good to go, but they need better equipment, and I was also fortunate enough to get the new Third-Form Frieza support unit.
Akatsuki was also nice enough to refresh some of the story events and even drop a new EZA for the transforming TEQ Frieza, giving both the Extreme TEQ team a huge boost and a huge buff to all the Frieza based teams. In addition, they even added some new EZAreas for the F2P Ginyu Force and Team Bardock, taking it one step further. So, a big step up from last year, tons to get done and grind out, and lots of fun to be had if Dokkan is your type of game.
Personally, I’ve been playing Dokkan since 2018, and I still can’t get enough. It’s probably the only other title aside from WoW That has me coming back year after year. The development team continues to incorporate fan feedback and make each celebration better than the previous year’s. I would confidently say that Dokkan is in the best place that it’s ever been from both a design and fun-factor standpoint.
I’m pretty excited to get all the new units awakened, work on the Ginyu Force EZArea, and complete the new Battlefield stages so I can start working on link leveling.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite
While not the perfect game and certainly not for everyone, Aliens: Fireteam Elite manages to pull off the look and feel of an in-universe experience the way few other titles have. To get a feel for our first impressions, check out our article here. The experience shines in co-op, and there is enough content to sink your teeth into especially given the budget pricing.
What I like most about Aliens: Fireteam Elite is the progression system with the faithfulness to the source material being a close second. As you play through levels, you gain experience towards your overall level, your class level, your individual weapon levels, as well as whatever hidden chests you find throughout a level. I’ve always loved that level of progression in games, and it’s no different here. Leveling up classes and getting more access to their skill grids, leveling up weapons and gaining increased functionality, and gaining access to more weapons and gear as you progress all create a gratifying gameplay loop.
I’ve yet to beat the campaign, which brings many unlocks along with it, which I’m very much looking forward to. Beyond that, there is a Horde mode to tackle, various difficulties to beat the campaign on, and a host of achievements to unlock and hidden chests to find. Nevertheless, I love what I’ve played so far, and I’m looking forward to unlocking what’s currently available to get my hands on, as well as all the future content planned for the game.
Fortnite has become something of a mainstay for us here at DayOne. Justin and I have been playing off and on since Season 5; you know, the one with fan-favorite Drift as the flagship character. The recent Marvel-focused season reinvigorated our interest in playing, and we do fairly decent in duos these days compared to how we used to play, anyway.
While this season isn’t the most appealing, in my opinion, I do really enjoy how chaotic the map is with the aliens and all the added gameplay elements that have come along this season. The Recon Scanner, Rail Gun, and Plasma Cannon are some of my favorite weapons overall, and they add a ton of unique strategies to the core gameplay. Unfortunately, the battle pass isn’t very exciting either, as I’m not much of a Rick and Morty fan, and the trickle of DC content is just barely enough to keep me interested in the cosmetics this season.
Overall, I’m having a lot of fun with Fortnite right now, probably more than I’ve ever had before, and I’m excited to see where things go next season. I’m sure you are, too, so keep it here for the latest news.