With so many great options out there, it’s hard to know which game you should opt for next. You know that you’d like to find a new and exciting experience, but you simply don’t know where to start.
Let the following guide help you make that all-important decision!
Consider How Much of a Commitment You Want to Make
Certain games will occupy your time significantly more than others. To truly immerse yourself in some games, you need to dedicate a large chunk of time in one sitting compared to other games that have a more relaxed and casual feel to them, which you can instead play on a more irregular basis.
Knowing how much time you have spare for your next game is key in making the right choice. This also counts for how much time you’d like to play, too; if you’re looking for a game to occupy you for long hours, then you want to avoid quick and easy games that might not give you the full hours you’re looking for.
Do Your Research
You can’t find a new game without doing your research. Not only does this mean recommendations and reviews, but also research into new categories of games that you might not have even known existed. This research also includes background information and news about your chosen game. If you’re looking into the sporting simulation game category, for example, fantasy baseball news can really help to provide background information and interesting facts about players. This will get you more in the mood for the game you’re preparing to play and allow you to enjoy it on a much greater level.
Pick the Genre You’re in the Mood For
You’ll already have a good idea of the genres you like to play based on your interests. You then need to decide whether you’re looking for a new game in the same vein, or if you’re looking to branch out completely into a genre you’ve never played before.
Perhaps you have a new hobby or interest which you would like your new game to complement, such as a sport you’d like to make a fantasy simulation team for. Think about your current interests and needs and make your decision based around that.
Think About Price
Some games have a set one-time price, and that’s it, while others may require a rolling contract, or other investments such as a better internet connection, in order to get the best out of them. Furthermore, particular games may have in-game purchases you can make or the choice of DLCs.
Consider your budget and how much you are willing to put into a game, including whether you would prefer a one-time purchase or a subscription game that you can continually play for as long as you like.
What About Other Players?
Certain games open up a community of other players and people who you can share tips and experiences with. Other games may be more of a sole-journey. Decide if you’re looking to expand your experience with other players or if you’d rather go it alone.