Hello creators! Welcome back to the best games to stream for March 2022!
This month is hard because so many amazing titles launched last week and in the coming month ahead. It’s almost cruel because you had Horizon: Forbidden West and Elden Ring launching within 7 days of each other, and even more in the coming weeks!
You may be finding yourself wanting to play the newer titles on stream, which could hurt you in the long run. So for this month, we tried to suggest less saturated titles to keep your growth going. However, if avoiding mainstream titles isn’t an option, we have a little bit of everything this month to help you out on that front as well. Let’s get into it!
For those into the action adventure RPG genre, ELEX 2 might be a game right up your alley.
ELEX 2 is an open world RPG and sequel to the original ELEX. It has a “Mass Effect meets Horizon: Zero Dawn” feel, with a lot of cool character customization along for the ride.
While set up like a traditional RPG, ELEX 2 has many cool features that sets it apart. NPCs that you encounter will remember what you’ve done in the past, will join or leave your group depending on your actions, and can be killed in action which will affect your story. This is really unique and we love that there are consequences to just blindly running into a situation with your team.
With the ability to choose actions and team up with certain NPCs, this offers a lot of engagement and cool interaction with chat. Use these features to help poll your audience and craft the story with them. You can use Twitch’s built-in poll system to let people bet channel points on small outcomes, or make huge decisions for the story with bit and sub incentives.
Last week, Anthem 2.0 was cancelled. Anthem was touted as one of the most unique offerings coming out of E3 2017, headed up by E3 and BioWare. However, at launch, Anthem failed to deliver on many key promises, which turned many away and left itself unprotected against cancellation.
Though the decision to stop support of Anthem was a smart decision overall, many still hoped for a No Man’s Sky or Cyberpunk 2077 update that would radically fix the issues, change the game, and bring players back in the process. It never got that chance though.
Why would you want to play a game that is getting cancelled by its own dev team? The one thing that Anthem has that many other failing games don’t is community support. If game titles like Anthem align with your genre, you will find their community very supportive and probably willing to give your other content a go.
Anthem’s subreddit is active and you can still find people creating fan content and looking for groups. It might be worthwhile to run Anthem again (or for the first time) and try to snag some new, dedicated individuals here before moving to a similar game that they would enjoy with you. Not only will the competition be low for the category, but you can carve out a group of like-minded viewers before the servers are shut down permanently.
If playing a mainstream title is a must-have for your content, then we highly recommend looking at Lost Ark.
Lost Ark is a free-to-play MMORPG that is very similar in playstyle to Diablo. You choose from a diverse set of classes and take on demons, large-scale dungeons, and interesting quests while searching for The Ark.
A lot of World of Warcraft, New World, and Diablo creators have been funneling into Lost Ark and loving the experience. Leveling and questing aren’t boring and the main storyline will get you to cap level, eliminating the need for unnecessary side-quests. It also offers diverse, end-game content to keep you going once you reach cap level.
Like most MMORPGs, it is dominated by popularity, saturation with large creators, and lack of unique ways to stand out content-wise. We recommend if you go this route to mess with ways to engage with chat. Whether that be with Twitch Channel Points, polls on what character to play, speed running, or other ways to introduce a unique edge to your content. Without it, most people will flock to the larger creators they know and love, making it difficult to grow.
March of 2022 is unique because of the general amount of quality games that are available. It is critical as a creator to not get too swept up into the hype and still find games that will help you stand out.
Games like ELEX 2 will give you an opportunity to still play a new RPG, without the mass influx of creators that larger AAA titles are having. Meanwhile, while effectively cancelled, Anthem is a massive title that has a dedicated fanbase behind it that you can tap into before servers are shut down. Finally, if playing mainstream titles is inevitable for you, look into Lost Ark as a potential new game to play along with chat. Just make sure you find unique ways to stand out amongst the huge creators that are deep into the game currently.
But what do you think? What games are you playing this month? How do you plan to tackle them all? Let us know in the comments down below and we might add it on our next list!
Thanks for reading, keep on creating, and GLHF!