Have a nice Christmas Eve, Player. While we’re all full of Christmas cheer and good news at TheGamer, it’s not just the night before the big day. Oh no, it’s time to check out some of the best features of the week too, from discussing the best Spider-Man to opening up about what it’s like when your son is into gaming.
Additionally, we take a look at Halo’s disappointing Winter Contingency event, an article on the overly large number of players in Battlefield 2042, and a feature on how much better Persona 5 Strikers is than the previous game. Sorry it’s true
Are you all ready to admit that Andrew Garfield is the best Spider-Man?
This is where the spoilers come in, so put your hands over your ears and sing Jingle Bells until the next entry if you have to. In this article, News Editor Issy van der Velde talks about Garfield’s role in No Way Home and how it shows he’s the best Spider-Man, no matter how bad the movies he’s starred in. Issy wants to see the Spider-Man who stopped pulling his punches, the one who mixes jokes and drama best, and the one who played the best. He wants Andrew Garfield, damn it.
Helping my son play video games is one of my favorite things to do when I am a father
Christmas is all about family, right? Let’s celebrate with this article from senior news writer Josh Coulson, who talks about his relationship with his two-year-old son, who is becoming interested in games, and what Josh’s favorite pastimes are about being a father. In the feature, he shares his own story with gaming and how excited he is to see his son find his way into gaming.
Let’s all admit that Persona 5 Strikers is better than Persona 5
You will never see this one coming. Editor-in-chief Stacey Henley is here to say it’s time to admit Persona 5 Strikers are better than Persona 5 waiting for a real sequel to Persona 5. Uh, that’s it – let’s play. Stacey also argues that she’s not sure if she enjoys playing it that much, even though Persona 5 has been one of her favorite games for the past decade. Strikers is the perfect blend of everything Persona 5 does right and fun to play.
128 player battlefield was a mistake
Let’s step things up a bit, from a team at Phantom Thieves to an army of 128 players. In this article, specialist Harry Alston argues that one of the biggest problems facing Battlefield 2042 is player count, with 128 people still feeling lonely thanks to the overly large maps. Harry finds that Conquest, a 64-player mode, feels a lot more like classic Battlefield and gives 2042 a much better chance to shine.
Sorry Halo, but winter contingency isn’t
Finally, let’s finish a little more Christmassy. Here, Feature Editor Eric Switzer goes into the new limited-time Winter Contingency event for Halo Infinite and finds it a bit disappointing. Much like other events, Eric is disappointed with the lack of customization options, especially when compared to other games like Destiny 2 that really go out of their way to make the holidays fair. At least there is a candy cane color.
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