Life is hard, there’s no question. While usually games are a terrific escape to help you forget your problems, Stilstand instead steers right into the slide to share a vision of someone who is hopefully having a tougher time than you are but can likely sympathize with. Suffering from a mix of anxiety, depression, and what feels like an inherently self-destructive nature, you’ll follow the main character’s struggles through a few different social situations and try desperately to help steer her away from trouble as much as you can. Her periodic discussions with her inner self are often insightful and interesting, but given the pretty brief runtime (likely less than an hour for most people) unfortunately it’s all over right as you’re getting invested in her struggles. Absolutely unique, and for some people possibly quite relatable, it’s an interesting but brief slice of life with someone saddled with real issues.
Justin Nation, Score: