With all the noise, fanfare and controversy surrounding triple-A games these days, it’s very easy to forget that there’s a whole world of independent games out there just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. I’ve been diving into this world more and more over the past year or so, and the amount of quality titles I’ve found so far has been a little shocking. I haven’t exactly been picking obscure games, but they definitely belong to their own niches (and have been quite enjoyable as a result). Most recently, I started playing Nippon Ichi’s The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince. It shouldn’t really stand out all that much since it’s basically just a simple puzzle-platformer connected by brief cutscenes, but it still does somehow thanks to its maker’s keen attention to detail.
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