Kentucky Route ZeroThe buzz about Kentucky Route Zero is entirely justified.
Kentucky Route Zero is stunningly presented, and it's tremendously atmospheric. It's also unique, because it takes conventional adventure game mechanics and uses them to present a story that is incredibly engaging.
It's also sparse, in a good way. Nothing is over-revved or over the top. Nothing is even extra, really. Everything in the palette is necessary, both in a visual and audio sense.
Play this game at night, with headphones on. Do not argue with me.