In the wake of Nintendo’s announcement that the 3DS is being retired, I had thought to start writing a post that was my farewell to the 3DS. Looking back though, for the significant library the device had, it was still overwhelmingly a Pokémon machine. In amongst those 1000+ hours I spent collectively on the Pokémon franchise, there was one other underappreciated gem in my most played games that I ended up revisiting.
One that stands out amongst many, many terrible games within the franchise as one of the best. One that richly deserves a sequel.
Observation is a narrative-driven game with some light traversal and logic puzzle elements. A relatively short game with a very cinematic approach to how it tells its story, which I found compelling as hell. Unable to put it down in the evening and morning that it took me to see it all the way through to the end.
If anyone can remember back to the heady days of late May, I was on a pretty big consumer high just after finishing the Final Fantasy VII Remake, so much so that I had to hold myself back from writing a half dozen pieces about how I loved different aspects of the thing. The game had built up so much enthusiasm for the franchise in me that I found myself scouring through the other available entries in the series to try and get myself a similar high.
Man, this must be how gambling addicts feel during their low points…
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