The first game that really stood out to me this year was Celeste, a hyper-difficult platformer about trying (and mostly failing) to climb a treacherous mountain and learning to smile in spite of the setbacks. It still sticks out to me as one of my favorite, and most memorable experiences of the year.Continue reading “Games of 2018 – Celeste”
While the title of “gamer” is insurmountably ass, and I try not to wear fandom on my sleeve too much, video games have always been an important part of my life. I’ve been playing with or engaging with games since I was a toddler in my dad’s lap, forming wordless sounds to him whenever my 15 month old brain intuited he skipped a hidden 1 Up Mushroom or Fire Flower.
Having had a newborn daughter this year though, it’s only natural that I’d have to be very choosy where to dedicate my downtime moving forward, especially considering most high-budget video games can take upwards of a hundred hours to complete.Continue reading “Games of 2018 – Introduction”