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Gone Home

PlatformMacintosh
RegionNA
Finished2013-12-24
Started2013-12-08
AwardMacVenture Torch
DetailsSteam
I am so ready for the generation of mature, intelligent, heartfelt games that this heralds. Played through it with my cousin Steve as a revival of our MacVenture days, then again on my own with commentary, then played through it for H.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

PlatformPlayStation Portable
RegionNA
Finished2013-12-21
Started2013-10-03
Time40h
Solid, meat-and-potates, earnestly pre-moe JRPG. Focuses on the experience of traveling around a rich fantasy world, which feels like it existed long before you came along, and discovering the complex relationships between its people and institutions. Doesn’t focus on gimmicks, technology, or unlockable swimsuits for your female party members. The promising beginning to what seems to be a truly epickal series.

Xenoblade Chronicles

PlatformWii
RegionNA
Finished2013-12-14
Started2012-04-21
Time77h
AwardGame of the Year 2013
Given how often I find myself wanting to go back and play this again, maybe it should have gotten five stars. The excitement of a brand-new Xeno title that Shishka and I could play together was huge; he’s the one who got me into Xenogears in the first place, so many years ago. The world and much of the story felt appropriately epickal for the Xeno name. The tedium of the back third of the game cost me so much enthusiasm, though.

Analogue: A Hate Story

PlatformMacintosh
Finished2013-09-10
Started2013-09-07
DetailsSteam

Digital: A Love Story

PlatformMacintosh
Finished2013-09-06
Started2013-09-06