I love hearing about people's favorite games! it's helped me learn about games i had never heard of before and lets me try out new things :)
my favorite game is rain world. it's an atmospheric platformer-based survival game where you play as a slugcat. it's pretty difficult, and is hard to get into, because you're more part of an ecosystem than a main character in a game-- so it's something to have to get used to. unfair deaths happen a lot because of the way the game is designed and it's meant to be that way, but that's one of the things that's so special about it for me. it has a surprisingly in-depth and tragic story with a lot of lore and great characters, but it's something you really need to actively seek out if you want the whole picture. it's got a DLC that adds five playable characters with their own storylines and place in the overall timeline to tie stuff together. all the animation is procedural so you get some really funny movements and creature interactions. it holds a super special place in my hear and i could talk about it forever!