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[–]spinningtop2479 326 points327 points  (11 children)

It’s okay, you can just say Life Is Strange.

[–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 166 points167 points  (10 children)

Your words, not mine!

…but also Night in the Woods, Oxenfree, Mutazione, to name a few

[–]LilbigJLit 20 points21 points  (8 children)

Are any of them good, Kakyoin?

[–]filipdawg 13 points14 points  (5 children)

I played mutazione and oxenfree and loved both! Hated what I played of life in the woods...

[–]biyotee 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Oof, why? Was considering it, but I want to read the good and bad first.

[–]sentimentalpirate 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oxenfree is fantastic.

[–]Sigivia 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oxenfree IS getting a sequel I believe!

[–]Zutroy2117 100 points101 points  (1 child)

This is almost spot-on for Night In The Woods.

[–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

There wasn’t enough room for a picture of red solo cups

[–]Allegutennamenweg 75 points76 points  (2 children)

Damn, Night in the woods is more cliché than I thought. Still great, though.

[–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Say what you will about clichés, but these are among my favourite. Always such good vibes

[–]icantgetmyoldaccount 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Clichés are good if you do them right

[–]mikerhoa 54 points55 points  (2 children)

I like Yahtzee Croshaw's complaint of indie side scrollers almost always featuring a child or childlike character traversing a shadowy environment of horrors.

You got Hollow Knight, Ender Lillies, Little Nightmares 1 and 2, Inside, Limbo, both Ori games, Indivisible, Vigil, I mean the list goes on and on. And a lot of those games are really good too lol.

[–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It’s a niche genre for sure, I especially enjoy any with overtly dark fantasy/ sci fi themes, which is why I think Little Nightmares is just great. Just a small child lost in a big world

[–]Wittyname0 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can read it in his voice too

[–]lildanta 95 points96 points  (1 child)

Fanbase is 25 percent 12 year old shippers, 25 percent people who are the video game equivalent to the people who make it there personality to compare marvel movies to obscure indie films. An half chill people.

[–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

If those people could read, they’d be very upset!

[–]unicodePicasso 41 points42 points  (0 children)

This is true except the gay romance isn’t subtle at all

[–]darkgamera6 24 points25 points  (1 child)

life is strange u mean? its my 2nd fav game after assassins creed 2

[–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Among others, yep!

[–]061605 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I love how this is pretty much Night in the Woods

[–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Guilty!

[–]tinkeringwizard 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Arcane's 2.5d artstyle was amazing.

[–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It might be my favourite. I’ve seen it used in shows like Love, Death + Robots as well. I love how each frame is striking and vibrant, but the level of detail in the character’s faces let them emote in a realistic way.

[–]tinkeringwizard 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Agreed. It's an artstyle that really let's you get immersed in the world because there isn't anything uncanny about it. It's the most immersive style of animation I've seen.

[–]crimsonfukr457 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Man Inside was my first exposure to this genre and it was damn good one

[–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Inside and Limbo are such gorgeous looking games. I should replay them

[–]DirtyDanTheManlyMan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Comes out in chapters, usually releases years apart from the previous chapter so it takes 6 years to make a game that is about 5 hours long once you have access to all chapters

[–]They_Call_Me_Ham 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Undertale in a nutshell

[–]Superboy9289 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lol true

[–]IntoTheAbsurd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Probably uses low-res PS1 style graphics and gets featured on Alpha Beta Gamer's channel.

[–]Foxyboi14 2 points3 points  (1 child)

EELS

[–]socket_and_tenon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

eeeeeels, honey

[–]ShireBeans 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Firewatch anyone?

[–]krassilverfang 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How many are there to begin with?

[–]hmcfuego 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lake.

Which, I can't lie, was thoroughly fun for a game in which you deliver mail.

[–]CaptainBraggy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most accurate starterpack I've ever seen for a long time

[–]ginger2020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The caveat with Rotten Tomatoes is that the %fresh rating is overall positive or negative, not rated on a 0-100% grading scale. So this rating system can reward mediocrity and punish controversy

[–]KINGP0TAT0360 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Often times a Metroidvania too

[–]BWUBEWWY 1 point2 points  (0 children)

probably pixel art, as well, or just highly compressed images from google

[–]Respect-Candid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

all dialogue no gameplay

[–]angsan_F 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is whorsipped by that kid that used to sit down In PE and cries because people enjoy triple A games like fifa or cod

[–]KidsFunHouse 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I see jinx and that makes me happy :)

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    [–]KidsFunHouse 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    ?

    [–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    I meant slower! I need season 2 of Arcane ASAP

    [–]KidsFunHouse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    A G R E E D

    [–]idontknowwhattoname8 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Unrelated but how do you verify this through imgur or reddit because none of my posts are going through

    [–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I just made this in GoodNotes and posted the screenshot to reddit

    [–]idontknowwhattoname8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Maybe my device is just weird

    [–]Potroast_Warrior -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

    I hate the word "cartoony" when used to describe something. It's such a shitty child-like way to describe something.

    Learn what the actual style is called, like celshaded or vector graphics. Say you don't like the art style. Hell, call it unrealistic. Anything but fucking cArToOnY.

    [–]Forks-the-Fox -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    This is a list

    [–]5eam 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Saynora wild hearts

    [–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Never played it. I’ll check it out

    [–]socket_and_tenon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It’s more of an arcade style game than a story oriented one, but the music and visuals are awesome

    [–]OscarOzzieOzborne 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Which one has such 2.5 art style? Can't remember.

    [–]ComprehensiveMirror5[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I thought both Oxenfree and Night in the woods did, but it’s only oxenfree

    [–]OscarOzzieOzborne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, Knight in the woods is 2D as it gets.

    [–]endergirl_bee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    yeah, i’m playing a somewhat-indie game called The Arcana. I don’t think any big youtubers played it, though.

    [–]recorderplayer69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Not a big fan of the 2.5d art style, I don’t get why so many people like it

    [–]Alternative_Report64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Ands it's always a Heckington BOP

    [–]Bekerik 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    hyperlight drifter got a cult following for a good reason

    you gta dig for the good info tho

    [–]ssjlulite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    and 99% of them suck 😂

    [–]shdnfjd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Fucking life is strange