January is an interesting time for video games—we're just coming off of a landslide of new releases, but there aren't too many games on the horizon. Finally, some breathing room! So… what are you playing?
I'll go first:
The Room Two (iPad): After finally listening to my boss Stephen Totilo's enthusiastic endorsement, I started playing The Room on iPad last month. What a game! I tore through it and am now midway through the sequel, which just came out. It is excellent. The sound design on this game alone… god, I'd love to own replicas of the puzzleboxes, just to listen to the little gears click and whirr.
République (iPad): I'm also playing Camouflaj's Kickstarter'd stealth game République. I really like the concept—you play a camera-jumping cypher, helping a young girl evade guards in what amounts to a dystopian teen fiction universe—but I'm finding the controls awkward. Still, cool game. I'll finish episode one for sure.
Year Walk (iPad): You may be noticing I'm playing a lot of iPad games. That's because I just got a new iPad mini, so I'm tearing through my backlog. I never actually finished Year Walk last year, which means I'm walking back a year and playing it while I walk.
AC IV: Freedom Cry (PS4): I'm actually still replaying the core ACIV as well, but I'm currently working my way through Freedom Cry on PS4. It's very good. I loved Evan's essay on it.