Last winter, I wanted to buy a game. I'd been depressed; the shorter days and cold weather don't exactly perk you up, and I hadn't been doing the things I typically enjoyed. I wasn't watching movies or reading books, hadn't played a new game in ages, and I knew if I just forced myself to start something, I could make myself feel better.
So, I went online, and I found something. Something colorful and epic and all the right kinds of retro. It was a best seller on Steam, and, at the time, it seemed like everyone was playing it, making videos, sharing tips and experiences. It had action, emergent adventure and crafting, and almost universal praise.
But, I didn't buy it.