When The Perfect Video Game Just Sneaks Up on You

By Patricia Hernandez on at

Kirk got to see it briefly last year, but between then and now, I'd forgotten all about Valiant Hearts. I am an idiot.

This is exactly the kind of game my inner self wishes someone could actually make, and here they are, actually making it. A handful of Ubisoft developers working not on Assassin's Creed or Far Cry, but this, a tiny adventure game set in the First World War and featuring some of the best art I have ever seen in a 2D video game.

When The Perfect Video Game Just Sneaks Up On You

And yeah, you read that right. It's an adventure game. One that puts you in control of seven characters, each letting you examine a conflict that, despite its historical significance, video games seem content to largely ignore.

Valiant Hearts is out on June 24 for XBLA (360 & XB1), PSN (PS3 & PS4) and PC.