As an adult, it's hard to find time to play video games. So when I game, I make sure I invest in experiences with a lot of value. These aren't all the games I played this year, but they are the ones I can guarantee will be worth your time.
1. I learned to be patient with indie roguelike Invisible Inc.
Patience is my weakest stat as a human being, and turn-based future-noir spy game Invisible Inc. punished me for that. Still, it was incredibly fun, with randomly-generated levels, punishing scarcity, and gorgeous design. The whole game can be played in about 6-8 hours, but I found myself replaying it in order to experiment with different characters, builds, and strategies. Indie games are difficult pickups for me at times, but I eased right into Invisible Inc. and actually had to take a step back because it took up too much of my time. A new update in 2015 made it one of my most played games of the year.
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