Best Video Game Stories of 2018 So Far
At first glance, Celeste looks like a charming and colorful platformer, but it’s far more than that. Created by the studio behind Towerfall Ascension, it’s a tough game that follows Madeline as she attempts to reach the top of Celeste mountain, a mountain that has the potential to manifest climbers’ inner self into reality. The game’s emotion comes from Madeline’s struggles with her own mental health. She suffers from anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, and those struggles are as much of a challenge as the mountain itself. It’s a powerful portrayal of mental health, and the story deals with it well. It’s not what we usually see from a game like this, but it works well alongside the tight platforming.