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Games of 2012 – Elliot

The secret buzzword that links some of my favourite games for 2012 together is characterisation. This was a year in which I realised just how much my enjoyment of a game can be enhanced when I’m able to form an emotional bond with the pixels on screen. My top three games of the year have each taught me just how far some games writers have come when writing a story and inserting believable, interesting things to live in their world. Thomas Was Alone Thomas Was Alone could be seen as an experiment into how little a game developer has to…

Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone is the best game I’ve played this year, yet it was a game that I approached with some trepidation. After hearing that it was the subject of glowing praise from various critics, I wondered if I could extract such pleasure from what was such a simple looking experience. Now I find myself in the difficult position of trying to explain exactly why this is the best thing I’ve played all year and why it deserves however much money you can throw at it. Thomas Was Alone is a platformer in which you play as various different shaped…