"I’ve been doing this gig for some time now, and I’ve reviewed all sorts of different games. So, while I don’t judge a book by its cover, I can generally guess what I’m getting into before I start. That was the case with This War of Mine. I knew this wasn’t going to be a happy story, and I knew that it was going to try to take me somewhere mentally that I’d otherwise be hesitant to go. What I didn’t know, though, is how well it would do it, and just how soul-crushingly desperate of a situation I was about to be forced to handle."