This game, for instance, (via Joshuah Bearman) is strangely compelling. It consists entirely of trying to guess geometric centers and align parallel lines. It’s like a training program for membership in some elite band of speculative surveyors. It has built my confidence in hanging pictures correctly, so that they are not crooked. I think eventually I’ll be able to throw away my level altogether.
"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.READ the article