VGChartz’s Taneli Palola: “This year’s best video game narratives once again showcased the possibilities of the medium in creating captivating stories in a variety of different ways, but did so under very familiar names or styles. Alan Wake II, Baldur’s Gate III, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and Final Fantasy XVI are all part of established franchises. The lone exception, Sea of Stars, is very much cut from the classic 16-bit JRPG cloth, and wears those influences on its sleeve. Yet, just because the names and styles might be familiar, that by no means stops them from weaving some extraordinary and memorable tales for people to lose themselves in.”

Source: N4G PC Best Narrative of 2023