Let’s face facts: slice-of-life high school comedies are a dime a dozen nowadays. They’re easy to make, easy to market and they’re almost always guaranteed money for a production studio, new or old. So whenever I hear about a new slice-of-life with a decent twist, I get pretty excited to see if it’ll be one of those slice-of-life shows that actually shakes it up. It is for these reasons combined that Kotoura-san is without a doubt the biggest disappointment of the season, and maybe even of all of 2013.
If 2012 will be remembered in the annals of video game history, it will likely be for the utter dominance of indie titles in the year-end lists. Moreso than ever before has the term “indie” meant nothing about the game it describes. What’s more, those games have been getting coverage with a capital C. So I guess as a way of saying goodbye to the fantastic games of 2012, I’ve decided to talk about my favourite indie game that has not enjoyed the level of coverage as many other stellar indie titles this year have.