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Top 50 Video Games (2018): 31-40

  1. Shadow of the Colossus

There’s something about the first time you encounter each colossus, the simultaneous majestic  awe mingled with looming dread that you’re going to have to find a way to bring it down. It’s a game constantly at tension with itself, beautiful and barren, awe-inspiring and haunting. There’s a hallowed feeling to this game, like you’ve stepped on sacred ground when you entered this world and no other game I’ve played evokes that feeling so perfectly. Continue reading Top 50 Video Games (2018): 31-40

Tacoma

Fullbright’s first release, Gone Home, failed to grip me as much as I hoped it would. The gradual exploration of the Greenbriar’s home had you assembling together a story through boring audio logs and environmental cludes. It felt too familiar to techniques used in AAA games to deliver narrative and the story didn’t resonate with me. I appreciated what it tried to build, but found the house felt rather empty and cold by the end of the game. Continue reading Tacoma

Obduction

Eleven years after Cyan finished their journey with Myst, they return with a new intellectual property. Another Kickstarter story, Obduction is a spiritual successor to Myst, the story of a person flung into another world trying to make sense of an abandoned town. This involves discovering the story of what happened, unraveling the mechanics of the world, and levers, lots and lots of levers. Continue reading Obduction