Why Hades is my game of the year
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Hades is a game that does so many things so well, itâs hard to describe them all. Itâs a fine-tuned isometric action game that takes the elaborate interweaving systems and combat of Supergiantâs previous titles to soaring new heights. Itâs a roguelike that transcends the limitations of the genre with great storytelling. Itâs one of the most compelling personal dramas told in a video game this year â all of it polished to a dazzling, mirror-like shine.
If Hades had only done one of these things well, it would have been a great game. The fact that it manages to do all of them, though, without missing a single beat, makes it the best game Iâve played this year.
In many ways, Hades feels like the culmination of…