30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 12

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Day 13: A game everyone should play.


Journey.  Without any thought or question, everyone should play Journey.

I say as much in my review, but anyone could play this game.  It’s controls are simple enough to be accessible to even non-gamers, and the narrative speaks to you on such a deep level that is both universal yet intensely personal.  It is the one game I can say for certain that anyone could play, and while I think the narratives of others are important for discourse e.g. Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Child of Light, etc., they don’t lend themselves as easily to ubiquitous accessibility.  Journey does.  With only two “action” buttons and no way to die, the player literally only has to worry about the journey and what it reveals.  It’s the perfect game to show to anyone who holds onto the false belief that video games are not worthy of discourse, and I feel it would change even the most stubborn of minds.

What game would you recommend to all gamers or the masses?

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