When you're in the mood for a good story but watching TV feels a little passive, you should definitely consider a playthrough of Radiant One.
This narrative driven game follows Daniel, an ordinary man learning to harness an extraordinary ability: controlling his unconscious self in his dreams.
At first it’s pretty exciting to have a place where you’re completely in control of your own destiny but soon Daniel's nighttime adventures take a strange turn. It’s up to you to guide Daniel on his journey through his unconscious to find out what's going wrong. Moving Daniel around his various dreamscapes is simply a matter of tapping to move and interact with the environment.
Radiant One is a linear, streamlined experience so while there are areas to explore, you won't find yourself aimlessly wandering looking for the next thing to do for hours on end.
The game does have some straightforward puzzles and quick time events to keep things interesting and inject a sense of danger. But you'll be glad of Radiant One's relative mechanical lightness because it allows the story and its impactful emotional themes to stay at the centre of the action, where they belong.
It also means you can lose yourself in the fantastic atmosphere that's crafted through bizarre, detailed, and at times scary landscapes, as well as the creative sound design that brings them to life.
Radiant One isn't likely to take longer than one or two episodes of your favourite show to get through. But like any great tale, it'll stay with you way longer than that.