Night in the Woods- The brightest hidden gem of 2017.

The Game Hack

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We are only four months into 2017 and it’s already set to be a memorable year for gaming. Breath of the Wild has reinvigorated Nintendo and launched the Switch with one of the highest rated games of all time (much to my shame I have yet to play it). Guerrilla Games exceeded expectations with Horizon Zero Dawn’s rich world and engaging narrative that actually managed to treat women like people (how revolutionary!). Ubisoft has provided solid offerings with For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands while Nioh, Nier: Automata and more recently Persona 5 have impressed. Even this year’s first major disappointment Mass Effect Andromeda is, at least to this Bioware fan, a fun, addictive and pulpy adventure despite the wonky animations and some weak writing.

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However, in the midst of these heavy hitters, a Kickstarter-funded indie game from a tiny studio burrowed its way deep into my heart and has been…

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