Sometimes adventure games need less game.
Kentucky Route Zero, a throwback to the point-and-click adventure games of yore, does away with the needless and confusing puzzles that made that genre a chore. Free from challenge, the result is an interactive story that washes over the player like a good album or book.
Kentucky Route Zero is short and weird and calls to mind David Lynch and this children's book I imagine half of America has read. Like its adventure game cousin The Walking Dead, Kentucky Route Zero is broken into acts, each released via a separate download over the course of a few months. So, the story has just begun.
And that's all I'll say. We dance around spoilers in this week's Cooperatives, because the game — like a good ghost story — is best experienced without much foreknowledge. In fact, before you watch this video, why not give Kentucky Route Zero a try?
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