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The BRG Collection Entries #41-44

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Welcome to a new set of entries into the BRG Collection. The rest of the games in my ongoing list can be found here or at the bottom. With that said, here are entries #41-44.

The Witness

Release Year: 2016 / Developers: Thekla Inc.

The Witness takes a simple idea and exploits it in as many ways as possible. You draw a line from beginning to end, but the beauty of The Witness (besides its gorgeous setting and art style) is the amount of ways this game plays around with the rules and restrictions. What’s more interesting is the lack of any narrative, instead letting the game itself egg players on into exploring its world. Thanks to the game’s expert puzzle design, The Witness doesn’t grow stale and shows that you can do a lot with a little.

In Other Waters

Release Year: 2020 / Developers: Jump Over the Age

Exploration is often associated with visual eye-candy as the game wants to reward the player with something to look at. In Other Waters only offers topographical maps and dots, but it’s in this minimalism where this game shines. Through an engaging story, relaxing gameplay, and solid sound design, this game manages to turn these simple points on a map into a vibrant ocean planet to explore and a mystery to solve. In Other Waters manages to do a lot with a little, and every step of the way feels like a scientific journey into the unknown.

Ape Out

Release Year: 2019 / Developer: Gabe Cuzzillo

An ape wants out. That is the premise for Ape Out. But through its maze-like corridors and henchmen ready to kill, Ape Out is a pure and undiluted experience. The simple act of throwing enemies around and trying to make it to the other side of the level is exhilarating, but it’s the game’s style that elevates it. The mix of its jazz music that plays into the gameplay and its Saul Bass inspired minimalist art style gives the feeling of a slam poetry session, except the only thing slamming are enemies against walls. Ape Out is a short experience, but it’s a memorable one that packs a punch.

Yakuza 0

Release Year: 2015 / Developers: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

The Yakuza series has been around for quite some time, and Yakuza 0 is meant to be the starting point for it all. More than just a prequel, however, Yakuza 0 is also one of the best in the series thanks to its fantastic plot, fun combat, and excellent world minigames. Not only is this game a great entry point into the series, but it was a great entry for the western market, and the series has only exploded since its release. The series may be rigid in its structure (with exception to Yakuza: Like a Dragon), but it doesn’t stop Yakuza 0 from shining above the rest.

Entries #1-4

Spec Ops: The Line

Furi

Outer Wilds

Super Crate Box

Entries #5-8

Return of the Obra Dinn

Getting Over it with Bennett Foddy

Red Dead Redemption 2

Hunt: Showdown

Entries #9-12

Hitman: World of Assassination Trilogy

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Control

Superhot: Mind is Software Trilogy

Entries #13-16

Half-Life: Alyx

Supraland

Cuphead

Resident Evil 7

Entries #17-20

Bosconian

Beat Saber

Clustertruck

Into the Breach

Entries #21-24

Far Cry 3

Dying Light

Tales from the Borderlands

The Beginner's Guide

Entries #25-28

Monster Hunter: World

Kane and Lynch: Dead Men

Kane and Lynch: Dog Days

TrackMania

Entries #29-32

Hades

Brutal Legend

Payday 2

Ghost of Tsushima

Entries #33-36

Bioshock

Slime Rancher

World War Z

Papers, Please

Entries #37-40

Super Mario Odyssey

The Surge

Assassin's Creed 2

Titanfall 2

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About Black Red Gamingone of us since 9:35 PM on 01.08.2020

My name is Ben, and I started writing blogs back in 2016. A few years later, I changed my name to what it is now, and started my own website. Now, I mostly do game reviews, a little bit of news recap, and Twitch streaming. You can find this content and more at blackredgaming.com.