Kentucky Route Zero
Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game in five acts, featuring a haunting electronic score, and a suite of hymns and bluegrass standards recorded by The Bedquilt Ramblers. Rendered in a striking visual style that draws as much from theater, film, and experimental electronic art as it does from the history of videogames, this is a story of unpayable debts, abandoned futures, and the human drive to find community.
This is a game I’d been meaning to get through for years. While I played through the first act years ago, I never got around to finishing the rest. Hearing about the awards and recognition it was getting, I knew it was one I’d come back to. The act five arrives on January 28th, so I can’t think of a better time to do just that.