Check out my review of the game here: Gray Matter review
Gray Matter is a game that I picked up really, really, really cheap. In retrospect, it was probably a pricing error that I took advantage of. Still, for the price I paid for it, my expectations were quite low going in. However, I was impressed by how gripping I found the story to be. It’s fairly uncommon for me to become completely absorbed in a game’s atmosphere, but Gray Matter did the trick.
It’s strange, really—I used to gravitate unerringly toward games with entertaining gameplay, more content with ragdoll physics than fleshed-out characters. As I get older, however, I’ve noticed that I’m becoming more and more interested in good writing in games, with a good deal of that good writing being found in the point-and-click genre. Interesting writing is kind of a slow burn; it may not capture you immediately like entertaining game mechanics can, but a well-told story can make a game truly memorable and keep you coming back over and over again, even if the game is completely linear.