Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Just as sad, but way more forgiving

Whenever I think back to 2015’s Ori and the Blind Forest, I remember this difficult, beautiful and amazing video game. Actually going back and re-reading my entry on the game during my game of the year ranking that December; I wasn’t actually quite as in love with the game as my fond memories would seem to suggest.

Having now played the sequel, it kind of makes more sense in hindsight. These game’s greatest strengths always lay in their tone and presentation. Telling a hauntingly, beautifully presented story dealing with themes of loss and renewal. It was a game pulled along by its music, its art and its style, so much so that pretty much everything else about the game becomes a secondary memory.

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Two Point Hospital – The game that ends up playing itself

For all of us, there are video games out there that just kick you right in the nostalgia. Games that you think back on fondly that take you back to certain time in your life, and some decent portion of these games are ones you should never actually go back and play. Now I’m not going to say Theme Hospital doesn’t hold up or anything, but some games are very much of a time and being dragged into the stark daylight of the modern age isn’t always flattering.

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Game Pass: The Gift that keeps on Giving – Indivisible

It’s increasingly rare that a video game I know next to nothing about will just pop out of nowhere and steal a few weeks of my life away from me. That’s probably a good thing considering how bad I’ve become at keeping a schedule on this website. But thanks to Xbox Game Pass; the gift that keeps on giving, I stumbled upon a game from Lab Zero Games that grabbed me up and kept my interest: Indivisible.

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