Seeking Other States, Other Lives, Other Souls: Lessons from a Journey

UM writes: I originally pitched the idea for this post to Paul as yet another list, one that sung the praises of five independent games that I thought merited not only playthroughs but ownership. They were Braid, Limbo, Passage, Flower, and Journey. Apparently one needs a one-word title in order to get any street cred. Duly noted, independent gaming industry! I had played the first four repeatedly, and each experience was a great one. I had even managed to download Passage solely on the recommendation of a friend, so blindly began playing with no idea what to expect. That may have been the first time two separate playthroughs combined to make one profound gaming experience, as opposed to simply providing me with an alternate storyline for my character. But, more on that in a later post.

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