While everyone is busy playing the beautiful triple A title that is Fallout, I'm going to (at least try to) bring attention to a game that may not be equally beautiful when it comes to graphics, but sure as hell easily reaches equally high levels of storytelling: Undertale.
As you can probably tell from the above picture, it's one of 'em 8-bit style RPG games. You know how most 8-bit style games either suck, or really rock? This one definitely falls into the latter category. Actually, it falls into a category of it's own, that is way cooler, and you wish you were as cool as this game for every second that passes while you're playing it. (Unless you decide to pick the genocide route. I'll get back to that later.)
The game is about the player character and how they end up underground - in the world of monsters - and how they make their way back up to the surface and the world of the livi--- I mean, humans. Yeah. Yup. That's basically it.
But... you guys know how much I love choice & consequence games, right? Yeah. Yup. That's basically it.
Depending on how you decide to play the game - as a true pacifist, a genocidal maniac, a merciless force of nature or a neutral party - you will get different endings. The story will also play out differently, and characters will also change their attitude towards you depending on how you play and what choices you make while playing, which gives people very different opinions on what characters are likeable or not, what part of the story is best, what puzzle is your favorite (that is, if you even solve the puzzles or not). Some characters you may not even meet, and some experiences you may not even get to have.
The game also remembers what choices you've made even after quitting and reloading, and resetting the game - unless you do a true and absolute reset, that is.
The things you will feel while playing this game will also depend on how you decide to go about things. If you laugh, you might laugh due to the stupid puns that (may) occur all throughout the game, or you might laugh when you finally emerge victorious after having battled one character for quite some time. If you cry, you might cry either out of sadness when something horrible happens to a character you like, or you might cry out of frustration since you can't get past that gOD DAMN BOSS FUCK YOU UNDYNE THE UNDYING.
If you're not yet convinced, I'm sure this will change your mind:
Or the fact that there are more than 12,000 positive reviews of the game on Steam, and less than 200 negative ones... Or the fact that the soundtrack is one of the most beautiful ones I have heard in quite a while...
Or the fact that one of the most relatable characters in the game is called Burgerpants.