- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
- Jak II
The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother is too uncoordinated in the game being made and the story being told. It hits a strange chord with me because I find Somi laudable and his previous work worth investigating. The visual/audio design’s toned-down, retro ethos marries well with the saccharine storytelling and yet, obstructive gameplay frequently flatlined my drive to turn the next page.
Hones in on my nostalgia goggles while never quite satiating me like the original.