The City is as Stars is a thoughtful game in both ways: it’s insightful and smart, and it’s also fueled by a deep sense of empathy. It’s—or at least, it plays very similarly to—a game I’ve often loved in my life, without ever having thought of it as a game.
Often, a writer can suddenly reveal something you’ve known to be true all along, but had never put the words to. The City is as Stars feels like that. The city-sky has been there all along, after all; Fen’s important work is in showing us how to look for it—and how to look out for each other, once we’ve seen.