Enter Oniken, a videogame developed in the 2010s for people who played videogames in the 1980s, capturing the 8-bit action-platforming era’s essence but smoothing over the flaws nostalgia tends to overlook.
Kentucky Route Zero is a narrative adventure. It’s a road trip story. It’s a ghost story. It’s a character study. It’s avant-garde theater. It’s an examination of life in the United States after the Great Recession. It’s a love letter to classic PC text adventures. It’s Magical Realism. It’s Southern Gothic. It’s New Weird. It’s weird. Kentucky Route Zero is a lot of things and what you’re going to get out of it depends on how much you’re willing to put into it.