Hey is it legal to talk about a game that didn’t come out this year? I hope so, because I started Where the Water Tastes Like Wine and I’ve played like 4 hours maybe and imo maybe played 10% of it and I love it!!
I love the writing but specifically I love the South. I went to Memphis, my hometown, and was yelling at the story they included in there!! You get to see the March of the Ducks at the Peabody! I don’t think it’s a spoiler because that’s a real event that exists, even today! Holy shit!
And Althea! The old blues guitarist from Memphis! Fuck, she’s incredible. She reminds me of a real person I know who I spent summers home from college playing music with (along with my dad and a band of awesome musicians). I dunno if Gita Jackson, who wrote Althea, knew that Memphis has had a number of incredible local black women singers who are local icons, but well, it does, and they’re part of the city’s culture, and seeing a representation of that in fiction, again, had me yelling in my apartment alone. I love the rest of the South too, from what I’ve played. I loved meeting Austin Walker’s character, a preacher who’s dad was a wrassler, and I loved the chance meeting I had with a guy in Chattanooga who gave me some socialist literature after I had just gotten my ass beat for trainhopping.
I’m so mad this game didn’t get its due. Like I said I’ve really barely made “progress” in it and I’m already in love.