Night in the Woods

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Games don’t re­ally do ‘slice of life’, but Night in the Woods nails it. The story of Mae, a 20-some­thing cat home from col­lege, Night in the Woods is a per­fect en­cap­su­la­tion of that mo­ment be­tween teenager and adult­hood, sort of float­ing around aim­lessly, pre­tend­ing ev­ery­thing’s fine, try­ing to fig­ure out where you fit into the world and what you should do for the next 40-odd years. It’s also an eerie por­trayal of Amer­ica’s fail­ing blue-col­lar class. Mae and her par­ents live in a coal min­ing town with­out a coal mine, where most of the jobs have left and the peo­ple along with them. It’s a well-writ­ten de­pic­tion of a bad sit­u­a­tion, and a strong back­drop to Mae’s own story. If you have a high tol­er­ance for read­ing, I def­i­nitely rec­om­mend it.

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