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Galaxy Gaming: What we are playing in January 2021


Last updated: January 13th, 2022 at 12:53 UTC+02:00

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to start playing new games on our Galaxy devices, right? Well, that’s exactly how we kicked things off in 2022, and here are the titles that have been taking up our time this month.

Really Bad Chess

A game that can be enjoyed by both chess aficionados and complete newcomers alike, Really Bad Chess is quite an amazing take on this strategy classic. The hook is simple – it’s chess, but with randomly assigned pieces. Surprisingly, the randomness doesn’t really make the game much less competitive. And it definitely adds to its entertainment value. Especially if you prefer entertainment with a dash of pure, unbridled chaos.

Really Bad Chess is hence another memorable addition to Noodlecake Studios’ already massive publishing portfolio. It’s original, polished, perfect for playing on the go, and so very much addictive. A great game with a really tongue-and-cheek title.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Nintendo’s mobile games have kind of been hit-or-miss ever since the company entered this lucrative market. But Fire Emblem Heroes is firmly in the hit department. And the reasons for that are as numerous as its characters.

For starters, a gatcha game that isn’t terribly predatory is as rare as a unicorn. But one whose main gameplay is of the tactical RPG variety? Those are basically non-existent outside of Fire Emblem Heroes. Regular updates, half a dozen gameplay modes, a huge character roster with a lot of combat depth – you name it, it’s probably there.

Overall, Fire Emblem Heroes checks a lot of boxes. Even if you aren’t a fan of this long-running series. Otherwise, this is just preaching to the choir that’s already been playing it for years. And with no new Fire Emblem game in sight right now, this is your best bet for getting a quality portable strategy RPG on your Galaxy device.

Stardew Valley

An homage to Harvest Moon games that surpasses them in virtually every way, Stardew Valley is one of the greatest indie achievements of the last decade. Following years of updates, this is also one of the most content-packed gaming experiences money can buy on mobile.

An infinitely replayable sandbox with varied gameplay, a memorable character cast, and surprisingly mature commentary on things like late-stage capitalism and mental health, Stardew Valley is an all-around incredible experience. Doubly so when you realize this was all made by a single person. Though you can also enjoy the experience alongside friends, thanks to Stardew Valley’s co-op multiplayer support. Those who prefer flying solo, however, will be pleased to learn that the game doesn’t require an Internet connection to play. Which is quite a selling point in the age of always-online gaming.

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