The album both calls attention to its artifice and proves it can still hold a broad emotional range.
SELF rejects the power-building, level-gaining escapism that typifies the majority of pop games.
It can’t step out of the silhouette of its most brilliant predecessor, Portal.
Wherever the medium goes from here, these are the games that point the way forward.
Living in America as a kid with brown skin has never been harder, or more frightening, and the game is a harsh primer in that fact.
Wattam communicates a poignant, refreshing, and all-too-necessary joy in the face of adversity.
In 2019, the best games took the industry’s standard operating procedure and punted it out the window.
Despite the sordid, festering material that the series explores, what ultimately emerges is sheer beauty.
Stamm accomplishes something remarkable by giving the reader a story that’s simultaneously disorienting and comforting.