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It starts slow, and feels a little self-indulgent. But this Metal Gear Solid V debriefing ends with as something of a genuine tear-jerker. Sorta like the games themselves.
A little more than 10 years ago, not long after I quit my job to become a freelance writer, a colleague warned me that sometimes the work could be gruelling and unrewarding. "I want to talk to you when you're writing a story only for money," he said. It took a decade, but I finally found that assignment. reviewing Mad Max for Kotaku. I never would have finished this game if someone wasn't paying me to do so. If this were Thunderdome, I would have let Mad Max win.
Last year, game developers Bloober Team released one of the worst-rated titles on the PS4. This year, they're back with a horror game with a very unusual premise -- and it's actually pretty damn good.