I really liked Inside. A spooky 2D Playdead platformer about a small child on the run something it’s beautiful, dark and deeply weird, and yes, in the end it leaves a lot of questions unanswered (really all questions), but as a dark spectacle that doesn’t work too hard to prevent thumb players (like me) from start to finish, I found that it’s completely enchanting. We also chose it as the best short game of 2016. years, so I can’t be completely wrong, right?
Ken Levine likes that too:
“Inside”, perhaps the best game story ever told (and without a single line of dialogue), is offered for free by the Epic games store. I wish I could repeat it for the first time.December 24, 2020
If you haven’t tried its oddity yet, now’s your chance to correct that oversight, as it’s a new daily offering in the Epic Games Store. You have to pick it up by 11 a.m. on December 25, and while you catch it within a reasonable time, you can finish it by then: it’s easy enough to finish it all in five hours or so.
Epic’s daily game divisions should run through Jan. 1. A recently leaked list says tomorrow’s free game will be Darkest Dungeon, certainly an interesting choice for Christmas and doubly interesting because, as far as I can tell Darkest Dungeon isn’t actually available in the Epic Store. Still, the list is now eight on eight, so I wouldn’t bet against it.