In 2013 Anti-chamber burst on the scene in Janurary taking my GOTY immediately (and it stuck!). It took a little longer, and there've been some other competators (Creeper World III, being the front runner, though I think it's a '13 game as well), but I can safely say Raetikon is my GOTY for 2014.
It's an absolute joy to play. It's visually stunning, and generally manages to stay managable and not overwhelming. The envrionment speaks in beautiful ways as you move through it. The viewpoint is just the right closeness, it leaves you feeling lost as you explore, but once you learn the paths it doesn't feel clausterphobic. Secrets everywhere, but they're not unfairly hidden (ala The Swapper). And the movement, oh the movement. Soaring, diving, frantically attempting to escape other birds (who are bullies, btw). Finally, the combat. Yes it's there, it's amazing. It's brutal. It's viceral. It's wild. And you'll be elated when you figure it out yourself.
All these elements combine into one of the best games I've ever play. It's under priced, and worth every money grubbing penny.
As an aside, I haven't decided if I prefer Mouse or Controller play, but so far I'm sticking to the controller as it's slightly tighter.
Yayınlanma: 19 Nisan 2014