Friday, May 15, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 320 - Sea of Solitude

At this point I would much, much, much rather play a game like Abzu, or Journey, or Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, or INSIDE, or Night in the Woods, or What Remains of Edith Finch, or today's game, Sea of Solitude, than 99% of the "AAA" blockbusters that come out. I like games that have something to say. I like games with unique art styles. I like games with interesting gameplay. Sea of Solitude is all of these things and more. It's freaking great. Read more and watch gameplay here.

I don't actually want to talk too much about Sea of Solitude because I think it's a game that you should just experience. Get EA Access for $5 and play it. Do it. Talking too much about any of it just spoils it. Play it.

I wish more indie games were like the ones I mentioned in the opening paragraph but, unfortunately, that isn't the case. There are too damn many 2D platformers and top down shooters and roguelike anything and forced multiplayer games and quirky intentionally broken physics games. There are too many games with terrible ugly art. There are too many games that just want to chase trends instead of actually trying to say something. If 99% of "AAA" games are poopy, then 99.99% of indies are poopy shit diarrhea, and that makes me sad because when they're great then can be really freaking GREAT. 

Aside from showing off Sea of Solitude itself, the highlight of this video is my cat freaking losing his mind and screaming for the first 5-minutes of the video. I recorded it at around 8 P.M., which is when I usually play with him for 20-30 minutes each day, so he was yelling at me to come play. Yeah, my cat is weird. We have a schedule every day and he doesn't let me forget it.