This is one of those days where my brain is simultaneously fried and full of stuff, which is great for the critical consumption of interactive entertainment, let me tell you. In particular, my need to play something relatively short today was in conflict with my plans to cover one of the rather esoteric indie games that I always have on the backburner.
I couldn’t tell you why I went with Pictures of a Reasonably Documented Year. It certainly wasn’t for the catchy title, though even when I figured out exactly what I was in for, I didn’t rush to find something else. I was already in too deep, wanting to get more information on the mystery that the game offered via it’s faux-desktop interface. It’s certainly not the first time a story’s been told through this format, though I can’t say I’ve ever actually seen a story of this kind, which should count for something.
Of course, the disadvantage to writing about a game that relies so much on discovery is the inability to say much about it outside of “hey, you should probably just play it.”
Hey. You should probably just play it.