(XO/PS4/PC) HHH Age: 12+
This is Zelda with a random element married to gorgeous pixel art. It weaves a kooky story around 2D dungeon exploration and some punishing combat, inviting the player into a psychedelic world of weird monsters and cod New Age philosophy on a peculiar pixelated planet.
It gets a little repetitive but Songbringer’s big trick is that when you start a new game, everything — levels, gear, enemies — gets randomised for you to start afresh. Some instances prove more interesting than others and it can be too tempting to hit reset if the world lacks pizazz.