9. Child of Light
"Yeah, yeah, so Child of Light is a beautiful, wonderfully singular game that defies categorization. I get it, it’s priced like a budget game but has the length and expert production values of the best retail games. Please stop bothering me about how it excels in so many areas, including musical composition, art direction, and writing. I know! It has a fun, fairy tale story with diverse characters and mature themes. I’ve heard it all before, go away!"
Well, fine, speaker in the above paragraph. Assuming you do exist, let me tell you that Child of Light is also a well-crafted RPG. Which--and, I hate to remind you--is not a thing that really exists elsewhere on the Wii U. Not sold yet? It’s also a well-crafted puzzle-platformer, which… Well, you get the idea. The point is, Child of Light doesn’t have to rely on its high-minded, critic’s-darling artistry, because it's also a great game.