This kind of thing doesn’t happen often, but I know everyone who plays video games has experienced it at least once. Where you play something that may not be perfect (because what is?) and won’t appeal to everyone, but it seems like it was made for you. Like the people who made it somehow tapped into your brain and knew exactly what you wanted before you did.
I knew I wanted to play Eastward when I saw a handful of screenshots, and I knew I had to play it once I watched the trailer. However, I was concerned that I’d built it up too much in my head, and it wouldn’t live up to my unrealistic expectations. Sure—stuff like that happens all the time. But thankfully, that wasn’t the case.
It didn’t just meet my expectations or even exceed them. Eastward shattered them like a centuries-old glass bottle being hit with a reinforced frying pan.