Games of 2018 – Celeste

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.

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Games of 2018 – Introduction

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.

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