I first mentioned the Kotaku Game Club here a year ago. After being active for a short time, the game club went on a long hiatus. But now, Brian Crecente has revived it. This week they will be playing Beyond Good and Evil, a highly-acclaimed game that you can download from Steam for $10.
If you’re interested in participating, you’ll want to download and play the game soon; they’re discussing the game in four parts, and the first discussion happens on July 7.
Coincidentally, I just downloaded Beyond Good & Evil a few weeks ago when I was procrastinating prior to the final Braid crunch. And I played exactly up to the point Brian has set for the first discussion. I have to say that I don’t like the game very much, and I don’t understand why it’s so acclaimed, except that it has a personality and style that is different from most games. But a lot of people do like it; and it’s worth keeping in mind that I dislike almost every video game that gets published these days, so if you like a lot of games, I am not the person to listen to. This game also does not strike me as being especially meaningful, so I’m not sure why it is Game Club fodder; but then, I’m still early through the game, and there’s definitely still time for it to get deep. (When one chooses to adopt the title of one of Nietzsche’s most famous works, one is sort of expected to live up to that, you know?)