Why are we (still) celebrating ridiculously hard games?

Mortal Shell is a step down the right path.

Early in September, we hit a minor landmark in the history of Rogue-likes that probably slipped under most gamers’ radars. It popped up during a Giant Bomb video for a title called Neon Abyss — there’s a moment in the clip when Brad Shoemaker, normally one of the more famous supporters of the genre, seems to betray some real fatigue.