After putting in a solid dozen or so hours into The Talos Principle, I can safely say that I remain both delighted and intimidated by puzzle games of this sort. I’m not sure what this might say about my gaming tendencies generally, only that my recent years in gaming have shown that I’m super cautious…
Up this week: GRIS (various, 2018-2020) – in a game quite like no other, we take an evocative trip through the manifestations of painful emotions as experienced by a girl names Gris. Yoshi’s Island (SNES, 1995) – it’s up to Yoshi to reunite two young, and famous, brothers in this classic and stylish 1990s platformer….
More and more often these days, I find myself wondering exactly what is that keeps me playing games year after year. Obviously I enjoy them; I enjoy them enough to spend a fair amount of time writing about them even. Liking them isn’t the issue, it’s the why of it all that weighs on me….
I realize Wednesdays are usually news days around here, but I’ve got something a little more important to talk about this week. There’s no crisis that needs discussing or anything, just an excellent game that feel deserves all the attention it can get. As you might have guessed from the title, that game is GRIS.