Time played: 1.9 Hours
Sponsored By: A soft-hearted dad who can't say no when four-year-old boy says he wants to play "the Mawn!"
An adorable cautionary tale about invasive species.
My kids love games. They love playing games (my seven-year-old daughter is better at Little Big Planet than I am, and has been speed-running Hohokum). They love watching walkthroughs of games (my 4-year-old son adores YouTube videos of Battletoads and various Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles speed runs) They love reading books about games (my daughter has worn out three Pokedexes). They love watching me play games.
So when I opened up Steam and they saw The Maw, they insisted on watching a trailer. After watching the trailer about twelve times (Mr. Newell, I would be much obliged if you'd include a looping feature on preview videos. Thanks!) they said they wanted to play it. More specifically, they wanted to watch me play it.
Well, for $2.38 for the game and all the DLC, who am I to deny them?
As it turns out, The Maw is actually a pretty darn fun game.