BY TIMMY SNOW: When I sat down to start writing this article I almost changed my mind and thought maybe I’d be better off writing about something else. After all, Supergiant’s Hades has been a smash hit and already gotten heaps of praise and attention in gaming magazines and websites. In the end, I decided the game is so good that it deserved another person singing its praises.
In the unlikely event you haven’t heard of Hades yet, here’s a one-sentence rundown: the story follows Zagreus, son of Hades (God of the Dead), as he attempts to escape the Underworld. If you saw the art for Zagreus and instantly wrote him off as another dark, edgy rogue-like protagonist (like I did) then prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Zagreus is kind, empathetic, earnest, and friendly.