This War of Mine does a fantastic job of achieving exactly what it sets out to do. It’s definitely one of the best games I’ve played this year in terms of resonating emotionally and nailing a theme through both mechanics and narrative. It sort of makes me want to do an end-of-year top ten list. Hmmmm…
Script below the jump.
And the month of three smaller episodes instead of one big episode and one smaller episodes comes to a close. How’d it go? I’m not sure myself. It was a bit of a mad dash to get all of these episodes out, and while I definitely like shining light on smaller titles and having a broader set of games to discuss it also feels like I didn’t get to dig into the meat of any of it. All three games could have conceivably been turned into a full length episode if I’d had more time to meditate on them a bit. Instead this was very go-go-go. Still, it was a neat experiment. Maybe I’ll make it a recurring thing in September to cover small titles I’ve missed throughout the previous year? We’ll see. I still have stuff I’ve been meaning to talk about – Cart Life, Shelter, etc – but maybe it’s better to have material stored up for slow months.
Anyways, here’s the YouTube link if you’re so inclined to watch there. Script’s below the cut.