Happy holidays, everyone! We know it probably wasn’t the same as usual, but we sincerely hope you had an enjoyable and, crucially, safe Christmas this year. Of course, with the big day over, it’s now time for you to relax – and also play some games.
Sammy Barker, Editor
I’m just about wrapping up my stay in Night City right now, and looking to my humongous backlog. I think it’s finally time for me to start Final Fantasy VII Remake, which I’ve been looking forward to for months. From there, I just have more games than I could ever find time to play, but I’ll probably end up occupying the rest of my holiday with FIFA 21, NBA 2K21, and Madden NFL 21 – the usual!
Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor
I'll be getting downright cosy with Assassin's Creed Valhalla over the Christmas break, but I'm also eyeing up a new PS5-exclusive playthrough of Ghost of Tsushima. The only problem is that I'm not overly keen on playing two open world action games at the same time, so I might break things up with Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, which I finally picked up in the January sale after years of temptation. Everyone says it's great, so I'm looking forward to finally giving Falcom's series a proper go. Happy holidays!
Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor
Happy holidays! To be honest, I'm not sure exactly what I'll be playing over the Christmas weekend. I've been rather enjoying DIRT 5 again; after its last update, the off-road racer seems much more stable, which is great. I'm tempted to pick a couple of games up in the PS Store sale, too. The likes of Ashen and Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition are piquing my interest right now. Whatever I end up playing, the aim will be to relax as much as possible. Take care of yourselves.
Liam Croft, Senior Staff Writer
I'm very much done with Cyberpunk 2077 now, so I'll be jumping back into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. I've missed this game, and I think Eivor missed me too. My PS5 playthrough begins with the male character this time around.
Jenny Jones, Reviewer
This year's Christmas is strange and far more stressful than it usually is, so I feel the need to just play something easy and familiar. I'm planning to play through the Spyro Reignited Trilogy while consuming my body weight in chocolate and wine!
Have a great weekend everyone, and be sure to stay safe and wrap up warm. Be sure to let us know what you’re playing and what you’re eating this holiday in the comments section below, and we’ll be back next year (!!!) with your regularly scheduled WAYP.