Game Appreciation: Limbo
Released back in 2010, Limbo is a spooky platformer where you play as a boy traversing a foggy and murderous landscape. Why am I talking about a six year old game? Well, because it's nice, and I just want to appreciate its beauty for a bit.
It's the atmosphere that makes this game magical. The distant, shadowy trees, the pieces of crumbling natural debris, the endless fog and darkness. It's the kind of game that should be infuriating, with numerous deaths via pointy objects waiting for you at every turn, but somehow Limbo takes the omnipresent death and makes it calm, almost tranquil.
You can be impaled, crushed, and drowned, then stand by a patch of wheat and watch it blow in the breeze. It's strangely serene.